The Bedouins have lived in these deserts for thousands of years, and one tribe, the Huweitat, claims to be descended from the Prophet Muhammad. Groups can experience what it would be like to live a nomadic existence in these arid plains through hiking or even camping out in the Protected Area overnight.
Though Wadi Rum is a desert, it is also the habitat of more than 200 different varieties of animals and a diverse selection of 360 species of plants. Individuals who are interested in adventure travel may enjoy exploring the area on camel or horseback, either alone or on a guided tour.
Wadi Rum is a beautiful and special area that it is best visited with a small group of adventure travelers.
About Wadi Rum :
"Rum the magnificent... vast, echoing and Godlike... a processional way greater than imagination..."
A visit to Wadi Rum is a journey to another world, a silent and timeless place where you will be dwarfed to insignificance. In the desert of Wadi Rum the Bedouin people still live as they have been doing since time immemorial. They still wander through the desert looking for the best places to herd their sheep and goats, carrying their black tents with them wherever they go. You can dwell for days without meeting a soul. Apart from maybe a Bedouin family sitting in it's goat-wool tent you are surrounded by sky-high cliffs of rose-red sandstone rock only.