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Camel riding in the Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum is one of the great Middle Eastern wildernesses. Over the years it has provided a refuge to the hardy Bedouin who knew how to survive and thrive in its arid landscape.

Many of Lawrence of Arabia's exploits unfolded here and more recently the harsh backdrop of fissured rock and red sand has doubled up as the surface of Mars in several films.

One of the best ways to experience Wadi Rum is to take a camel ride in the area. Lasting around an hour, the ride will give you a real insight into traditional Bedouin life in the deserts of Arabia.

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Other experiences in Wadi Rum

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

  • Jeep Tour of Seven Sights of Wadi Rum
    Wadi Rum, Jordan

    Jeep Tour of Seven Sights of Wadi Rum

    Jeep Tour of Seven Sights of Wadi Rum

    This tour takes in seven of the sights of Wadi Rum, and is a detailed exploration of the deeper recesses of the wadi.

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