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Legacy Unveiled: Exploring Wadi Rum’s Rich Heritage in Jordan

July 5, 2024 | Press Release

Known as “The Valley of the Moon” and featured as Mars in numerous Hollywood films, Wadi Rum presents an Arabian fairy-tale waiting to be explored. Inhabited by nomadic Bedouin tribes, Wadi Rum offers a serene escape characterized by stars, sand, and sun—a perfect contrast to the hustle and bustle of Amman.

With a history dating back a thousand years, Wadi Rum invites you to immerse yourself in vast landscapes and endless horizons. The tranquility of the desert promises to soothe your soul and clear your mind. Wadi Rum awaits your arrival.

Wadi Rum Nature Reserve

Be amazed by the dynamic vitality of Wadi Rum’s breathtaking scenery. Featuring majestic rock formations, narrow valleys, and endless skies, Wadi Rum offers an inclusive escape for everyone. Delve into the ancient engravings etched onto the venerable mountains, creating a timeless fusion of human and natural history.

Rumsky Stargazing

Situated in one of Jordan’s most stunning regions, RumSky offers visitors the opportunity to marvel at the starlit nights of Wadi Rum. Through their guided tour program, guests can deepen their understanding of the cosmos we inhabit. The bustling atmosphere of urban life often obscures the splendor of the skies and heavens, but thanks to scientific advancements, RumSky brings us closer to the mysteries of the universe. Stars, planets, nebulae—all become accessible wonders through RumSky’s innovative approach.

Hot Air Balloon

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Wadi Rum from an altitude of 2,000 feet above the surface. Nestled in the Disi area of Wadi Rum, accompanied by our knowledgeable guides, embark on an extraordinary journey off the conventional trails as you marvel at the stunning aerial panorama of “The Valley of the Moon.”

Bedouin Life Experience

Hospitality embodies the core of Bedouin culture. In Wadi Rum, immerse yourself in the genuine essence of Bedouin way of life, far removed from the ordinary routines. Engage deeply with Bedouin traditions, promising both physical and spiritual nourishment for your soul and stomach alike.

Horseback Riding

The Bedouin community holds a deep affection for their camels and horses, often regarding them as cherished members of their extended family. Reminiscent of adventures like Indiana Jones in ‘The Last Crusade’, embark on a memorable equestrian journey from Wadi Rum to Aqaba, traversing mountain valleys with grace. This promises to be an unforgettable experience. Reserve your horseback-riding excursion online now.

4×4 Tours

Get ready for an exhilarating 4×4 jeep adventure, racing across sand dunes and feeling the rush of desert winds as you marvel at the breathtaking rock formations of Wadi Rum. Arrange your tour either through your camp or via the visitor’s center for an unforgettable experience.

Train of Jordan Heritage Revival Company

Step back in time to the era of colonial expansion. Take a seat aboard a restored locomotive dating back to the early 20th century, which once linked the Ottoman Empire to the desert landscapes of the Middle East. Experience the essence of a century-old conflict as you embark on a historic 14 km journey along the Hijazi train tracks.

Hidden Gems of the Nabataean Kingdom

The Nabataeans, an ancient Arabian nomadic tribe renowned for their architectural masterpieces in Petra, also left a lasting legacy in the desert of Wadi Rum. Evidence of their presence includes remnants of temples and water systems scattered throughout key locations in the Rum Desert, along with carvings and markers once utilised by ancient traders