Wadi Rum | Jordan, 1996

Distance :  N/Ae

Avg.Time :  Anywhere from 3 hours to 3 days.

Start / Finish :

  • Public minibuses run regularly from Aqaba to Wadi Rum. Click here for details.

Season :  Any time but summer.

Maps / Info :

  • Tony Howard’s, Treks & Climbs in Wadi Rum (2010). I used the original version of this book, “Walks & Scrambles in Wadi rum”, which was published in 1993. If you can’t pick it up online, you should be able to find it at the Redwan Bookshop in Aquaba.

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Route / Conditions :

  • Along with my friends Craig and Kev, I spent about 4 or 5 days in Wadi Rum.
  • For the most part we did day hikes (as listed in Howard’s Walks & Scrambles) from the village itself.
  • The only overnight trip we did was out to the spectacular Rock bridge of Burdah (see above photo).
  • Click here for images and details on Burdah and other natural arches in the Wadi Rum area.
  • Water is scarce. Bring all that you need from the village. A wide brimmed hat and sunscreen are essential.

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Sleeping :

  • Take your sleeping bag or grab a warm blanket and sleep under the stars.
  • Accommodation may be available at one of the various Bedouin camps in the area.
  • For accommodation in the village itself, try the Government Rest House.

Overview :

  • Channel your inner Lawrence of Arabia (Wadi Rum was an old stomping ground of his) and give yourself at least 4 days to explore some of the most spectacular desert scenery imaginable.

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