Wadi Araba Desert, Aqaba

4.5
#2 of 9 in Parks in Al Aqabah Governorate
The vast expanse of Wadi Araba Desert--a part of the Great Rift Valley that stretches from Aqaba to the Dead Sea--features a pristine semi-arid and sandy landscape. A number of tourist agencies in Aqaba offer tours of the desert, which you can brave on foot, in a jeep, or even on the back of a horse or camel. Enjoy the tranquility of the remote uninhabited desert while you roam among sand dunes and interesting rock formations. Most of the guided tours offer a chance to camp out in the desert overnight and visit a Bedouin camp. See Wadi Araba Desert and all Aqaba has to offer by arranging your trip with our Aqaba trip planner.
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  • Nice trip could be cheaper but still worth it. Should go on the star gazing. The dinner was great like really great.  more »
  • We were a group of eight visiting Jordan. We started with lunch in the Sun Camp at Wadi Rum, stayed overnight in the camp which was an excellent site to enjoy the natural beauty of the desert and outd...  more »
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  • Lovely for camping, off road trips, amazing desert scenery
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