Wadi Rum, Jordan

Color Zone: Dark Blue
Is Camping Allowed? Yes
Entrance Fee? 0.5 – 5 Jordanian Dinar
Description: Wadi Rum is a protected area covering 720 square kilometers of dramatic desert wilderness in the south of Jordan. Huge mountains of sandstone and granite emerge, sheer-sided, from wide sandy valleys to reach heights of 1700 meters and more. Narrow canyons and fissures cut deep into the mountains and many conceal ancient rock drawings etched by the peoples of the desert over millennia. Bedouin tribes still live among the mountains of Rum and their large goat-hair tents are a special feature of the landscape. There are many ways to enjoy the attractions of Rum, including jeep, camel and hiking tours and you can stay overnight in a Bedouin tent and gaze at the amazing panoply of stars. To safeguard its unique desert landscape, Wadi Rum was declared a protected area in 1998 and an intensive conservation program is now underway. Guided tour programs allowing people to learn more about the Universe we live in are also available. Entrance fee around 5 euros only. * Many movies were filmed in Wadi Rum like: The Martian, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, The Last Days on Mars and Lawrence of Arabia. Many other movies are being filmed at the moment like Aladdin which is expected to be released in May 2019.

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