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Lawrence's Road To Aqaba (By Camel)
Lawrence's Road to Aqaba is the desert road from Wadi Rum to Aqaba and has a length of 65km. This road was familiar to the Bedouin people because they used it to travel to the city of Aqaba in order to buy goods. They also travelled to sell goats, camels and items that they had produced such as cheese, milk and carpets, to the people who lived in the city. Their only means of transport was by camel. The name "Lawrence's Road" came about when Lawrence of Arabia used this road to move with the Bedouin in 1916 from the Rum desert to Aqaba.
During the trip, we show our guests all of the beautiful landscapes of the Rum, including the white and red sand dunes, magnificent canyons, ancient inscriptions and the diverse colours of the land. We start from Wadi Rum Village with the camels and head in the direction of Aqaba by camel. We will be trailed by a jeep carrying food and luggage, and accompanied by a guide and a cook. Food, water, tea, sleeping equipment, tents, and of course our famous Bedouin hospitality are all included. The jeep will meet us whenever we stop for lunch or to camp, so if someone doesn't want to continue with the camels, or wants to rest for part of the trip, they can take the next leg of the journey by jeep.
Every day we will spend 8 hours on the camels; 4 hours before lunch and 4 hours afterwards. In the afternoon we will take a break, which is free time for you to do whatever you want (e.g. take a nap, read, explore the surrounding desert… the choice is yours!). The tour will wrap up 5km from Aqaba, where a taxi will meet you to take you the rest of the way.
*price per person.
*group rate applies to groups of three or more