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“Fantastic experience, great local food”
Review of Wadi Araba Desert

Wadi Araba Desert
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US$218.75*
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Overnight at Dana Lodge Nature Reserve from Amman
Ranked #2 of 44 things to do in Aqaba
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

We have just finished a stay in Al Zawaydah Camp at Wadi Rum. The service was fantastic. We opted to take the 4 hour 4wd tour and it was worth every cent. The accomodation was cleaner and more comfortable than I expected, we had been told to expect really basic and roughing it standards- it was really comfortable. Dinner was cooked underground using traditional methods and was a spectacle to watch as it was uncovered! And it was delicious!! The Bedouin staff were friendly and attentive, I would definitely recommend this camp! The hot air balloon was booked out however, so with only one hot air balloon in wadi rum, ensure you book really far in advance!

Thank Brooke J
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"lawrence of arabia"
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"camel ride"
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"sand dunes"
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"red sands"
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"rock formations"
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"top of the rock"
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"colorful mountains"
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"important places"
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"bedouin camp"
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"watched the sunset"
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"bedouin tea"
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"sun city camp"
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Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

Maybe we are a bit spoiled and have seen too much in the world. Of course the dessert is very nice to see, but you will not be alone. Even in this start of the season period, it was very busy with cars driving all to the same places and asking too much money for that pleasure. We sleeped in one of the big camps, just the 2 of us, and 3 american girls. Together we had a great evening, but that was not due to the (bad) organisation. In fact we where in the dessert of Morocco, where the experience is much nicer and better organised for much less money.
But... Wadi Rum is special and can not compared with another dessert and therefor a must see.
Be sure to take your own cold lunch, as they ask 10 Jod for a very small lunch. You are the tourist...and you will bleed for that..(but all in a friendly way).

Thank stan1964
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

the wadi camp was very comfortable and clean, amazing food, amazing people, recommended 100%. The trip we saw a lot of monuments, ride a camel, see the stars at night, the colour of the sand it`s so beautiful, people at camp very polite and friendly. Mohammed Camp was very nice, I loved it.
Anna

Thank Anna P
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Reviewed February 10, 2018

I have made the trip through this desert in Wadi Araba, but why I want to write review now is that when I looked at all the reviews for Wadi Araba, I was so surprised at how many people mix Wadi Araba with Wadi Rum.
They write their review for Wadi Rum to the Wadi Araba section. The reason I do not know maybe they had so hurry through Jordan so they forgot where they were. Or they have so bad geological knowledge that they think Wadi Rum is a part of Wadi Araba.
So people, be aware that many pictures here and even reviews are not about Wadi Araba but Wadi Rum.

Thank Khamlia
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Reviewed February 1, 2018

Winter in the Wadi Rum even a few hours, was brilliant. The size, the silence, the cold hard feel of the clay, the varied rocks and sands. Had a few hours there only - -want to go back and hike and camp! (But not in summer.)

Thank Out_stealing_horses
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