Wadi Rum Half Day From Aqaba Private Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    01:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Airports
    King Hussein Intl Airport, Aqaba Jordan
    Ports
    Aqaba, Jordan
  • Return Details :
    Aqaba port, hotels, airport or the border
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Wadi Rum is the unique desert of Jordan the Middle East best described Lawrence of Arabia "Vast and echoing as God made" Red sand dunes with tall sand and Granite Mountains that cannot be described by any words unless you will have the experience. A tour of Rum could give this kind of experience with taste of culture and adventure. Where the experience of places and faces met together as you are guided by the people of the desert, The Bedouins.

Highlights

Choice of morning or afternoon departure

Popular choice with kids

All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Led by a local guide

Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Know More about this tour

The tour starts by picking up from your hotel or the port, airport , driving for about one hour to Wadi Rum. A stop at Rum visitor center, where you could use the facilities ,
Then meeting the Jeep car starting the tour 3 hours by passing Rum village and you could stop at the Nabataeans temple. Next, drive between the 2nd and the 3rd tallest mountains in Jordan Mount Rum Lawrence springs. Have a break there next poin it will be the sand dune you can climb to the top of the dune where the magnificent view , After driving to Alkhazali mountain to look at the amazing siq (cut out of the rock more like very narrow passage through the rocky mountains and enjoy looking at Thomadian inscriptions . Next stop will be in the "um fruth" big bridge to trek around there where the most amazing trekking and climb , Finally go to the sunset location to watch the stunning sunset , from there driving back to Rum village meeting your car driving back to Aqaba.
Note : To see the suset it depends timing of the tour by you, if the timing of the tour starting afternoon, if the tour start morning there is no time to see sunset.

Inclusions

Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Small-group private tour

Transport by modern air-conditioned car or van

Wadi Rum protected area tour Disah or Rum tours

2 hour jeep tour with local Bedouin driver

Optional traditional dinner

Exclusions

Tips&drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants

Not wheelchair accessible

Infant seats available

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

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

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has recognised #Jordan as a safe destination, giving the country a Safe Travels stamp that validates the stringent hygiene and safety protocols that the country has put in place, as it prepares to welcome tourists soon.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 20-Apr-2022

    We did 4 days tour, wadi rum, Petra and Aqaba. Mohamad from Echo tours took care of all. He did it perfect, recommended places to eat and shop and was available to all of our questions.

  • 05-Jan-2020

    Cette agence située non loin de l'hôtel Mövenpick est très sérieuse. Nous avons été accueillis par Rawan. Nous avons souhaité faire un tour d'une demi-journée à Wadi Rum. Elle nous a proposé un plan A et un plan B qui comportaient quelques sites différents. Nous avons opté pour le plan B et avons payé un acompte en donnant le solde le lendemain au chauffeur. Nous avons obtenu un reçu en bonne et due forme. Le chauffeur est arrivé à notre hôtel à l'heure prévue. Nous avons roulé environ une heure jusqu'au centre des visiteurs. Là nous attendait notre guide Yazid, très agréable et à notre disposition. Nous pouvions monter à l'arrière de la Jeep et prendre des photos. Nous nous sommes arrêtés à plusieurs endroits pour faire de magnifiques photos, la lumière en fin d'après midi est magnifique. A un moment donné on pouvait boire du thé chez les Bédouins. Il y avait une boutique à disposition mais aucune pression et aucune insistance envers les touristes. A certains endroits à Wadi Rum on se croirait vraiment sur Mars. L'excursion se termine à un endroit propice à assister au coucher de soleil. Ensuite la Jeep nous ramène à notre chauffeur qui nous a ramené à Aqaba. Une expérience vraiment magique. Nous avons payé 70 JOD par personne, soit environ 100 euros, tout compris.

  • 30-Dec-2019

    We had a tour in Wadi Rum desert during our stay in Aqaba, It as been a great experience, my sons enjoyed it a lot. The desert is outstanding with his colors and Mars landscape. The drive was a litte late at pick up while the guide at the desert was good and nice. For sure a place were to go.

  • 05-Dec-2019

    Definitely. We’re glad that we went at all—it was a last minute decision. Their office was located very near our hotel which was convenient. They answered our questions (we had a gazillion) and personalized the tour. Our one regret is that we didn’t stay overnight. (Stay overnight in Wadi Rum. I’m not the boss of you or anything but, truly. The sunset against the backdrop of the other-worldly landscape would be worth it.) We opted for a two-hour trip (instead of the six because of time constraints—we had a bus to catch) we would have liked to see more. Some of the anecdotal pieces of information shared by our guide were interesting but repetitive and I just wanted to run around in the sand and take pictures of a caravan of camels silhouetted against the sky. I received no less than three marriage proposals in Wadi Rum. They offered my husband his own caravan of camels (in varying quantities) for my delightfulness. Just thought I’d bring that up—for no particular reason other than it’s likely going to be part of your Wadi Rum experience as well. Lol. I still vote that you stay overnight. There are numerous options for all price ranges and they happily sync what you’d like to happen with what they have to offer. Definitely recommend going through them.

  • 30-Oct-2019

    In Vorbereitung unserer Kreuzfahrt buchten wir die Tour im voraus über das Internet. Wir wurden in dieser Phase angenehm und kompetent von Jordan Echo Tours beraten. Der Guide holte uns ( 2 befreundete Paare) im Hafen von Aqaba direkt am Schiff ab. Im Wadi Rum stiegen wir in einen Pickup mit Sitzbänken und einem Zeltdach. Während der 2-std. Fahrt konnten wir durch Klopfen immer wieder den Fahrer zum Fotostop auffordern, ein fantastisches Erlebnis. Anschließend erfolgte eine Stadtrundfahrt durn Aqaba. Bezahlung nach der Tour in € oder $ möglich

  • 24-Oct-2019

    Driver picked us up on time, the hand over to the guide was easy. Hopped into the back of the pick-up truck with benches. Off into the desert we went! Guide was knowledgable, spoke great English, took great photos for us, and picked a great spot to watch the sunset. He showed his love for Wadi Rum, history, and Jordon.

  • 23-Oct-2019

    Driver picked us up on time, the hand over to the guide was easy. Hopped into the back of the pick-up truck with benches. Off into the desert we went! Guide was knowledgable, spoke great English, took great photos for us, and picked a great spot to watch the sunset. He showed his love for Wadi Rum, history, and Jordon.

  • 16-Oct-2019

    We had a brilliant trip into the Wadi Rum to see the sites including the sunset. Everything was organised for us so we didn't have to worry about anything and at a reasonable price. The driver was timely and professional and gave us a history of the Wadi Rum on the way. Highly recommend using this group.

  • 06-May-2019

    First off booking was very easy online from the UK and we were kept up to date with Whats-apps until we arrived in Jordan. On the appointed day we were picked up from the gang plank of our cruise ship at the agreed time, all very easy, we were a group of 2x couples so 4 people. We then went to the next cruise ship berthed nearby to pick up another couple 2 people so 6 in our group. The website stated this was going to be a "private" tour but it does also so a small group, so you may be private but you may be sharing one vehicle of 6-8 people. The German people who joined us could speak English so we actually had good conversations with them but when we stopped at sites, we both went our different ways so not herded.

    Once we reached the Wadi Rum Valley we changed vehicle to a Toyota open top pickup truck kitted out with seats on the back. You have to climb in over the back bumper so you do need to be a bit active, one of our party had to travel inside with the driver but no problem.

    We then raced through the desert visiting various sites of interest and ended up on a rock formation just before sunset to see the sun go down behind the mountains and turn the deserted desert brilliant orange. We then went back to the previous meeting spot and picked up our return driver to the port again about an hours drive.

    A couple of points...

    (a) Obviously be aware the desert is not wick with toilets so you may have to pop round a rock formation if you really need to go!!
    (b) The sand turns white trainers etc red so go in old trainers or soft shoes you don't intend to use again on holiday!
    (c) Make sure the trainers/shoes you are use are not slippy, you will be climbing over smooth rocks etc and need to have some grip (natural rock bridge up height you may want to walk over, cave drawings from stone age man you may want to see etc).

    Very interesting, we all enjoyed doing the tour and looking back really glad we did do it. We will treasure our memories of Jordan and the desert for many years. Thanks all. Colin.

  • 04-May-2019

    First off booking was very easy online from the UK and we were kept up to date with Whats-apps until we arrived in Jordan. On the appointed day we were picked up from the gang plank of our cruise ship at the agreed time, all very easy, we were a group of 2x couples so 4 people. We then went to the next cruise ship berthed nearby to pick up another couple 2 people so 6 in our group. The website stated this was going to be a "private" tour but it does also so a small group, so you may be private but you may be sharing one vehicle of 6-8 people. The German people who joined us could speak English so we actually had good conversations with them but when we stopped at sites, we both went our different ways so not herded. Once we reached the Wadi Rum Valley we changed vehicle to a Toyota open top pickup truck kitted out with seats on the back. You have to climb in over the back bumper so you do need to be a bit active, one of our party had to travel inside with the driver but no problem. We then raced through the desert visiting various sites of interest and ended up on a rock formation just before sunset to see the sun go down behind the mountains and turn the deserted desert brilliant orange. We then went back to the previous meeting spot and picked up our return driver to the port again about an hours drive. A couple of points... (a) Obviously be aware the desert is not wick with toilets so you may have to pop round a rock formation if you really need to go!! (b) The sand turns white trainers etc red so go in old trainers or soft shoes you don't intend to use again on holiday! (c) Make sure the trainers/shoes you are use are not slippy, you will be climbing over smooth rocks etc and need to have some grip (natural rock bridge up height you may want to walk over, cave drawings from stone age man you may want to see etc). Very interesting, we all enjoyed doing the tour and looking back really glad we did do it. We will treasure our memories of Jordan and the desert for many years. Thanks all. Colin.

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