Private Tour: Wadi Rum From Aqaba

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Your centrally located Aqaba hotel or port
  • Return Details :
    Concludes at your centrally located Aqaba hotel or port
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Delve into the desert wilderness of Wadi Rum on this private full-day trip from Aqaba! Travel to this magical desert region and join a friendly Bedouin driver for a 4x4 tour of its jagged mountains, canyons and rock towers. Check out ancient rock carvings and pause for photos at beauty spots along the way. Then, visit a Bedouin tent for mint tea before returning to Aqaba. You can also upgrade to enjoy a camel ride. This tour includes private, round-trip transport and ensures personalized attention from your Bedouin driver-guide.


  • Family friendly
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Day trip (destination A to B)

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Start your desert day trip with a pickup from your centrally located Aqaba hotel or Aqaba port. Settle into your air-conditioned private car and absorb the desert views as you head northward to Wadi Rum.

This immense desert wilderness of mountains, valleys, dunes and rock formations covers much of southern Jordan and is famed for its changing colors, Bedouin tribes and connections with T.E. Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia, who called it vast, echoing and godlike. The region is also a haven for wildlife and flora, and is home to mountain goats, hares, wildcats, vultures and eagles.

Arrive in the late morning and enjoy an included, 2-hour (approx.) 4x4 tour of the rugged canyons, towers and gulleys that rear up from the vast desert plains. With a friendly Bedouin driver-guide at the wheel, pass through steep gorges, trace arid riverbeds and stop for photos along the way at natural rock bridges, waterfalls and palm-fringed oases. See some of the haunting rock petroglyphs carved into the cliffs some are believed to date back a staggering 12,000 years and marvel at the ever-changing colors as the rocks turn from pink to red and then gold in the changing light. Listen out for the silence here, too: the quiet and stillness of the desert is almost deafening!

After your 4x4 tour, visit a Bedouin tent and sip refreshing mint tea. Alternatively, upgrade to enjoy a 30-minute camel ride to the tent. Feel like a real-life Bedouin as you clamber up onto your hump-backed herbivore and plod slowly over the rugged terrain.

When the time comes, bid farewell to the desert and return to Aqaba. Along the way, stop off for lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) before concluding your trip with a drop-off at your hotel or port in the late afternoon.


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Aqaba Port pickup and drop-off (if option selected)

Lunch included (if option selected)

Transport by private vehicle

2-hour 4x4 tour with a local driver/guide

Visit to a Bedouin tent

Camel ride to tent (if option selected)

Entry/Admission - Wadi Rum Protected Area


Food and drink, unless specified


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 23-Feb-2015

    Wadi Rum itself is amazing to see but the tour was meant to be a full day (and for the price we expected as much) but instead lasted in total three hours, including the transfer to and from our hotel in Aqaba - therefore we felt as though we had been a little ripped off! The weather was cold and windy which may explain the fact that our guide rushed through things but even the 'visit to bedouin tent' was more like us standing around while some people set up a table with trinkets they wanted tourists to buy...Then when we were driving back to Aqaba, our guide asked us out of the blue if we wanted to go see the aquarium which we didn't so went back to our hotel. We assume that the experience would be better if the weather had not been so cold so perhaps best not to book in February.