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Covering more than 72,000 ha, the Wadi Rum Protected Area forms part of the Hisma desert of southern Jordan. This complex ecosystem of outstanding beauty, with a unique combination of colored landforms and archaeological remains, including thousands of petroglyphs and inscriptions, is recognized as a World Heritage Site since 2011.
Spectacular rock formations, red sand dunes, rock bridges, petroglyph sites, Abu Aineh spring, Lawrence House, etc.
Nabataean sanctuary dedicated to the goddess Allat, with a palatial residence and luxury bath complex.
Located in the SW corner of Jordan, 58 km north of the coastal city of Aqaba. Accesible via main roads from Amman in 3.5 hrs, and Petra in 1.5 hrs.
To stay overnight there are several options that range from glamping in luxury tents to basic camping.
Opening hours: 8 am - 4 pm
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