Described by T.E.Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia) as "vast and echoing" the Wadi Rum is an outstanding desert landscape. Sheer sided mountains of sandstone and granite emerge from flat open valleys to reach heights of over 1700 meters. Narrow canyons cut deep into the mountains, often concealing ancient rock drawings. This remarkable landscape is now a protected area covering 720 square kilometers and is available for everyone to explore and enjoy. The mountains of the Wadi Rum are home to several Bedouin tribes, including ours. We have lived here for generations, and while many of us now earn our living through tourism, we still retain a traditional way of life.
The expeditions offering many opportunities to see the rich wildlife that inhabits the mountains; particularly foxes, rabbits and gazelles. The views as you reach the summit are breath-taking, and are guaranteed to create life-long memories.
Canyon walls adorned with ancient rock inscriptions and paintings by the Nabateans and Thamud people. A self-guided trail where you will have be dropped off at one end and collected at the other.
See the Map Stone; an old map etched into stone walls that provided clues to any passers-by as to the direction of the Camel Caravans. And Visit Jebel Burdah rock bridge, the highest natural bridge in the Wadi Rum and a wonderful photo opportunity either to admire from afar or take the half day hike to scale the mountain and walk across the bridge!
Adventure through the extraordinary and aptly named Elephant, Cow and Chicken Rocks. Large rocks shaped in the forms of these creatures, no forgetting the beautiful neighbouring sand dunes.
Visit Jebel Anafishiya; where you can admire 2,500 year old Nabatean rock inscriptions. And, Lawrence's House, where legend claims that he stayed in during the Arab revolt.
There is more to it, visit Qatar Spring; a natural spring where you will see water emerging directly from the rock. Also, the Sunset Place; relax atop a giant red sand dune and enjoy the legendary Wadi Rum sunset with some Bedouin tea witnessing the magnificence of the sun ending another day.