Wadi Rum Tours, Vacations, Travel Packages & Experiences
Wadi Rum, also known as The Valley of the Moon is a valley located in southern Jordan that is cut into sandstone and granite rock, a very special place on a Jordan vacation. While the word wadi means valley in Arabic, many believe that “rum” most likely comes from an Aramaic root word meaning high or elevated. The region has served as a backdrop for many famous films including Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Red Planet (2000), Tranformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) and Prometheus (2012).
Archaeological evidence including rock paintings and temples suggest that Wadi Rum (the largest wadi in Jordan) has been inhabited since prehistoric times. The area is very isolated and has remained relatively untouched by humans with the only permanent inhabitants being Bedouin nomads.
The Bedouin populations are very hospitable and help to make Wadi Rum a unique tourist destination on a Jordan vacation. Wadi Rum played an important role during the First World War when T.E. Lawrence spent a great deal of time in the valley during the British inspired Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire.
Today, Wadi Rum is popular with tourists on Jordan tours as its monolithic rockscapes provide challenges for mountaineers. A supporter of eco-tourism, Wadi Rum offers many climbing and trekking opportunities as well as camel and horse safaris. Visitors can also enjoy camping out under the stars or wandering through canyons and waterholes experiencing Jordan’s history through 4,000 year old rock drawings.
Jordan Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to a Jordan vacation.
Learn about the history and culture of Jordan, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Jordan's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Jordan for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Jordan tours today!
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