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In recent times the vast desert expanse of Wadi Rum has become famed as the location for many of Lawrence of Arabia’s exploits, but traders have passed across the landscape for thousands of years.

Canyons, offering respite from the powerful midday sun, bear Thamudic inscriptions dating back two millennia.


Rum is a place of towering sandstone outcrops, with sheer red sides and rounded summits. Unusual geological formations such as rock bridges are easy to find, the local fauna less so though ibex, hyrax and Arabian desert cats are all resident.

Visiting Wadi Rum

Discover Bedu Bespoke CampA visit to Wadi Rum can be an excursion in a 4WD driven by a local Bedouin, an overnight stay in a basic, fixed camp, or a mobile camping trip on camelback lasting several nights.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Wadi Rum

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Wadi Rum, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Wadi Rum

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    Accommodation choices for Wadi Rum

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Wadi Rum. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    Ideas for experiencing Wadi Rum

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Wadi Rum, and which use the best local guides.