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Cross the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan riding a quiet camel

Cross the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan riding a quiet camel

Sandstone rock islands surrounding you while you’re on one of the ships of the desert -better known as camels- listening to nothing else but silence, and admiring the unique wildness of Wadi Rum in Jordan. Bedouin are the backbone of this place and tribesmen are really great guides when it comes to desert adventures.

Disi is a quiet area that is not only perfect for camel trekking, but it also is the access to the valleys and rocky mountains, or jebels, to the east of Jebel Um Ishrin, where you will see a vast desert that leads to towering cliffs and giant boulders.

On the first part of the trek, you will find your sitting position quite uncomfortable, and probably from Disi to Jebel Barrah, you will be trying to find a better one,but eventually you will learn to be into the camel’s stunted. We recommend you to start this journey really early if you want to have the opportunity to take a shady break during the midday heat.

One of the region’s most spectacular features is the half-hidden Barrah Canyon, where cliffs seem to close as you twist between Jebel Barrah and Jebel Abu Judaidah. Usually, in this place, wildlife comes alive during the night, but that doesn’t mean that the desert is lifeless. You can see some Bedouin moving their herd of goats from one place to the other. 

Overnight you can camp in a tent and have the pleasure of enjoying the hospitality of the Bedouin. Sunrises and sunsets are worth catching in this place because the light seems to blend with the jebels and dunes of Wadi Rum.

How can you get there?

Royal Jordanian Airlines flies directly to Amman, and from there you will have to take a five-hour drive to Wadi Rum. Even though accommodation is limited is this place, you can still manage to find a place where to stay. Also, it’s important for you to know that camel treks can last from just a few hours to several days.

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