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Private Tour: Wadi Rum from Aqaba

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    What to Expect
    Start your desert day trip with a pickup from your centrally located Aqaba hotel or Aqaba port. Settle into your air-conditioned private car and absorb the desert views as you head northward to Wadi Rum.

    This immense desert wilderness of mountains, valleys, dunes and rock formations covers much of southern Jordan and is famed for its changing colors, Bedouin tribes and connections with T.E. Lawrence, also known as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, who called it ‘vast, echoing and godlike.’ The region is also a haven for wildlife and flora, and is home to mountain goats, hares, wildcats, vultures and eagles.

    Arrive in the late morning and enjoy an included, 2-hour (approx.) 4x4 tour of the rugged canyons, towers and gulleys that rear up from the vast desert plains. With a friendly Bedouin driver-guide at the wheel, pass through steep gorges, trace arid riverbeds and stop for photos along the way at natural rock bridges, waterfalls and palm-fringed oases. See some of the haunting rock petroglyphs carved into the cliffs — some are believed to date back a staggering 12,000 years — and marvel at the ever-changing colors as the rocks turn from pink to red and then gold in the changing light. Listen out for the silence here, too: the quiet and stillness of the desert is almost deafening!

    After your 4x4 tour, visit a Bedouin tent and sip refreshing mint tea. Alternatively, upgrade to enjoy a 30-minute camel ride to the tent. Feel like a real-life Bedouin as you clamber up onto your hump-backed herbivore and plod slowly over the rugged terrain.

    When the time comes, bid farewell to the desert and return to Aqaba. Along the way, stop off for lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) before concluding your trip with a drop-off at your hotel or port in the late afternoon.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your centrally located Aqaba hotel or port
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    6h
    Return Details
    Concludes at your centrally located Aqaba hotel or port
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Aqaba Port pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
    • Lunch included (if option selected)
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • 2-hour 4x4 tour with a local driver/guide
    • Visit to a Bedouin tent
    • Camel ride to tent (if option selected)
    • Entry/Admission - Wadi Rum Protected Area
    Exclusions
    • Food and drink, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 8 August 2019

    Great Bedouin companion, very knowledgeable, educated, perfect English. Just very unexpected, unbelievable scenery. It was July, but so nice and perfect in the desert...so peaceful, untouched...

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Tessa J
    CAROLARMANDOZ, Manager at Zaid Tours and Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2019

    Thank you, looking forward to have you, your family, and friends with us again soon.

    Reviewed 13 March 2019

    As part of our Day Tour to Petra yesterday (see separate Review) my wife and myself spent 2 hours in the Northern Section of a Wadi Rum culminating in watching a very nice sunset. Our Bedouin Driver/Guide Ya Ya (or John to his British friends)...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Steve B
    CAROLARMANDOZ, General Manager at Zaid Tours and Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2019

    Thank you. Looking forward to having you, your family, and friends with us again.

    Reviewed 14 February 2019

    Wild scenery and the tranquility of the world ... We watched an incredible sunset in endless spaces.. An amazing sense of quiet and relaxation

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank ofrai
    CAROLARMANDOZ, General Manager at Zaid Tours and Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2019

    Thank you. Looking forward to having you, your family, and friends with us again.

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    Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
    There are many different tour operators so best to contact some of these in advance to discuss price options. Enjoy!
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