The next day we took in some more of Amman and then it was time for the Real…Adventure to begin. It was off to Wadi Rum which took about 4 hours to get to.
Wadi Rum, also known as The Valley of the Moon is a valley cut into the sandstone and granite rock in southern Jordan, near the border with Saudi Arabia and east of the city of Aqaba. With an area of 280 square miles it is the largest river (wadi) valley in Jordan.
Several prehistoric civilizations left petroglyphs, rock inscriptions and ruins in Wadi Rum. Today Wadi Rum is one of Jordan’s biggest tourist attractions and offers guided tours, hiking and rock climbing.
The Wadi Rum Protected Area has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2011.
There is really no way to describe Wadi Rum. It’s something that you have to experience for yourself.
But to give you an idea of what it looks like, I’ll start with where I stayed for a night.
I stayed at a camp known as Saraya Rum. If you click on the image below it will take you to You Tube to give you an aeriel view of this magical camp in the Wadi Rum Valley.
Now here are some images that I wanted to share.
On our way to the camp.
My arrival at the camp.
My Place…Loved. Loved. Loved it.
What I saw outside my window. Total visual detox. I loved, loved, loved it.
That evening we had dinner and then had a tea ceremony.
The next day we took a tour of Wadi Rum. It was fun to meet the bedouin souvenir guys and see how they lived.
We visit where Laurence of Arabia was filmed and lately where John Wick 4 was filmed.
People went sand boarding and let’s not forget a ride on the camels!
I did not want to leave Wadi Rum or the camp that we were staying at. I needed another 24 hours there to totally detox and if I could holograph myself there weekly I would definitely do it.
An experience in Wadi Rum with no wifi and nature stripped to it’s barest, is just a no words experience. I highly recommend to anyone that wants to “escape” and reconnect more authentically with who they are in the most unique way in the most unique place.
Wow. Is all I can say.