Wadi Rum, Jordan
Described by T.E. Lawrence as “vast, echoing and god-like”, Wadi Rum in Jordan is one of the Middle East’s most impressive natural attractions. Also known as the Valley of the Moon, this imposing rock-scape reaches heights of 1750 metres.
Travellers hoping to visit Wadi Rum will find first-rate accommodation at the Radisson Blu Tala Bay Resort, Aqaba. This upscale hotel is around one hour's drive from Wadi Rum by car or bus, and has an enviable Red Sea location.
Trips to Wadi Rum from Aqaba
Wadi Rum’s short distance from Aqaba makes it an ideal day trip or overnight destination for holidaymakers at the Red Sea resort. The imposing monolithic rock-scapes of the Valley of the Moon have been shaped by nature over thousands of years and offer a tranquil environment with breath-taking vistas. Outdoors enthusiasts will enjoy the variety of hiking trails, on which they will encounter many highlights. Water holes and canyons litter the landscape of Wadi Rum, and 4,000-year-old rock drawings will draw awestruck gasps.
Wadi Rum has historical significance to Jordan too as it marks the location of T.E. Lawrence and Prince Faisal Bin Hussein’s headquarters against the Ottomans in World War 1. Holidaymakers can hire 4x4 vehicles to explore the area, together with a driver and a guide. Alternatively, they can choose the old-fashioned option and explore Wadi Rum by camel, staying overnight in a Bedouin tent.
Returning to Aqaba from Wadi Rum
Guests returning from their visit to Wadi Rum can relax at the Radisson Blu Tala Bay Resort, Aqaba in a variety of ways. Dine at the resort’s Aqaba restaurants, which serve a range of local and international dishes, unwind at the on-site bar or enjoy a quick rejuvenating splash in the Red Sea.