Located in the Middle East, specifically in the Southern part of Jordan, Wadi Rum is a desert valley with a scenic landscape. The area is isolated and mostly uninhabited, making it the perfect place to escape when city life becomes hectic and crowded. Keep reading to find out more about Wadi Rum and what you should know before booking a trip.
How To Get There
To get to Wadi Rum, you will first need to fly to a nearby location. You can get to Wadi Rum from Aqaba, Petra, Amman, or the Wadi Araba border. Most of these cities offer buses either directly to or close to Wadi Rum, but if there is no bus available when you need it, taxis are always available. You may even be able to negotiate a lower taxi price!
Types of Accommodation
Accommodation in Wadi Rum ranges from bedouin camps to chalets to luxury tents. Depending on what you are looking for, you can have an authentic camping experience, a lavish and accommodating stay, or something in-between. There are even camps that let you sleep directly under the stars!
Because Wadi Rum is located in the desert, the climate is generally hot and arid throughout the year. Jordan is known for being one of the world's driest regions and often has sandstorms. Southern Jordan does not see much rain or snow, although it is possible, especially during January and February. The average year-round temperature in Wadi Rum is 66º Farenheight but can fall anywhere between 37º and 95º, depending on the season.
Best Time to Go
Wadi Rum is a great place to visit year-round but offers the most sunshine from March to May and September to November. The best time for hiking or climbing is October through April, and February is the best time to see the desert plants begin to bloom. The busiest and most popular months in Wadi Rum are September, October, March, and April.
We'll have a follow-up blog about what to eat, drink and experience while visiting this awesome destination. Until then, if you are interested in escaping to a new landscape and exploring the desert, make sure to reach out and get more information today!