Made famous by T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), spend a day in this extraordinary desert. Travel by 4WD jeep to see the wonders of this UNESCO World Heritage Site including a bbq lunch in the desert. Duration of tour: 7 hours (approx).
Your English speaking driver will meet you at the dock and transfer you by an air-conditioned vehicle for about 1 hour to the beautiful desert valley of Wadi Rum, made famous by T E Lawrence. Wadi Rum is a protected area covering 720km2 of dramatic desert wilderness in the south of Jordan. See it all in a 3 hour 4WD Jeep Tour. Freshen up at a 5* desert campsite before climbing into the back of a 4WD jeep. As you make your way through the canyons and across the vast tracks of red sand, see ancient inscriptions, extraordinarily coloured sand dunes and majestic mountains. During the course of your tour, you will have a walk through one of the picturesque canyons for approx. 45 minutes. When you reach the other end your driver/chef will be waiting to serve you a bbq lunch (chicken or lamb, served with delicious salads). Complimentary sodas and water are provided. After lunch, continue your desert tour, before returning to the campsite. There will be camels – “ships of the desert” – available for riding (extra cost) from Bedouins out in the heart of the desert or at the campsite. Your driver will return you to the port of Aqaba. If time permits, take a brief tour of the city and stop at the Souqs or Duty Free shops before returning to your ship.
Pick up services from your cruise ship in Aqaba and return
Transport by modern air-conditioned vehicle
English speaking driver
Entrance fee to Wadi Rum
4WD Jeep tour for 3-4 hours (driver may have limited English)
Lunch in the desert
Bottled mineral water in vehicle/water & sodas in the desert