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  • The spectacular desert  of Wadi Rum is a must inclusion on your Jordan vacation.
  • The scenic views of a canyon in Wadi Rum
  • Landscape of Wadi Rum from above
  • Sandstone rocks in the desert make for a great photo opportunity on Wadi Rum tours.
  • Wild herd of camels with white baby camel

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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Wadi Rum

  • Taste of Jordan

    Discover the unique Kingdom of Jordan. Float in the Dead Sea, visit key biblical sites, travel to Petra, the Rose Red City then on to Wadi Rum, one of the world’s most enchanting deserts.
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 944
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Discover Jordan

    From peering through the Siq at Petra to roaming Wadi Rum, Jordan is an ideal first adventure in the Middle East.
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,286
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
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  • Jordan Sampler

    Sample the highlights of Jordan on this incredible journey through the country. Starting in the capital, Amman, you’ll tour the country to float in the Dead Sea, explore ancient Greco-Roman ruins at Jerash, marvel at the majesty of Petra, and experience the iconic desert at Wadi Rum.
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 964
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring
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  • Jordan Sampler including Airfare

    Sample the highlights of Jordan as you explore the country. Visit the capital, Amman, float in the dead Sea, marvel at the majesty of Petra, and experience the iconic desert expanses of Wadi Rum.
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,149
    Trip Type:
    Vacation Packages with Airfare
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