Avg.Time : Anywhere from 3 hours to 3 days.
Start / Finish :
- Wadi Rum village
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.