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Indagare Tours: Wadi Rum

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One of the most iconic deserts in the world, Wadi Rum was etched into the imagination of millions when it starred as the backdrop in David Lean’s Oscar-winning film Lawrence of Arabia. Though only twenty-miles-long and five-miles-wide, Wadi Rum contains some of the highest mountains in Jordan and their striking, wind-whittled shapes give the landscape its grandeur. “Vast, echoing and God-like” was how T.E. Lawrence described the spot from which he launched his famous attack on Aqaba during the Arab Revolt. Today, the valley is home to deer, ibex, snakes, falcon, camel and Bedouin as well as tourists who come to hike the mountains or explore on horses or camels or by jeep. The most memorable way to visit is to spend a night in a tented camp so you can see the desert at sunset and sunrise when the rocks and sand seem to shift into a subtle color show. Indagare members can contact our Bookings Team for help planning a stay/visit.

Written by Melissa Biggs Bradley

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