Wadi Rum has the ancient landscape of valleys and sandstone mountains rising out of the sand. Adventure enthusiasts throng this ancient desert valley in large numbers because of the opportunity to hike and climb its...
Wadi Rum has the ancient landscape of valleys and sandstone mountains rising out of the sand. Adventure enthusiasts throng this ancient desert valley in large numbers because of the opportunity to hike and climb its mountains.
Wadi Rum offers opportunity for hiking and camping.The granite and sandstone cliffs attract climbers from across the globe. On the other hand, hikers can enjoy its vast empty spaces.
The Rock Bridge of Burdah, one of Wadi Rum’s most popular attractions, provides spectacular hikes to tourists. Hikers can also climb Jordan's highest mountain, Jabal Rum. A round trip of the summit requires around ten hours. Besides, casual hikers can enjoy an easy course through the hills and canyons.
Apart from these activities, tourists can also indulge in sightseeing and learn about the history of Jordan. One can visit Lawrence's house, Nabataean Temple, The Anfashieh Inscriptions, Burdah Rock Bridge and Jebel Khaz'ali, among others.
One can also venture in the Rum at camps in the sands during full moon nights. Tourists wishing to learn about the history of the valley can visit the local Bedouin tribes. One can also indulge in 4x4 vehicle tours and hot air balloon riding at dawn and in the late afternoon, in this scenic desert valley.
In early August, during the annual Perseid meteor shower, the sky looks like a grand fireworks display.
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