Famously described by T. E. Lawrence as "Vast, Echoing and God-like", and acclaimed by many as one of the most stunning desert landscapes in the world, Wadi Rum is a nature-lover's paradise.
Serious mountaineers relish its challenging climbs (some 1,750 meters up sheer granite and sandstone cliffs), while casual hikers enjoy peace and tranquility of its sweeping vistas, towering rock faces and boundless empty spaces. Those of calm disposition will probably prefer a camel ride or a night under the stars in a Bedouin tent.
Nature lovers will be drawn to the desert in springtime, when rains bring the greening of the hills and something in the range of 2,000 species of wild flowers.
Options for exploring Wadi Rum include 4x4 vehicles and camel caravans. The best way, however, to experience Rum's grandeur is by hiking on foot and camping. Camel trips from the wadi to either Aqaba (several days) or Petra (about a week) may also be arranged.
Wadi Rum's beauty can only be described as breathtaking and one of Jordan's main tourist attractions, the area is spotted with fascinating sandstone Mountains decorated with an array of colors. The magnificent colors of the mountains spill into the sandstone dunes scattered all over the reserve.