“The Valley of the Moon”, depicted as Mars in several Hollywood feature films Wadi Rum is an Arabian fairy-tale waiting to be discovered. Home to nomadic Bedouin tribes, Wadi Rum is a a quiet getaway of stars, sand, and sun; a perfect complement from Amman’s epicenter. Once inhabited by the Nabataeans of prehistoric times, Wadi Rum allows you to get lost in large landscapes and horizon lines. The calmness of the desert is sure calm your spirit and de-clutter your thoughts. Wadi Rum is waiting for you.
From Amman: Head south on the Desert Highway or the more scenic Kings' Highway. Allow around 4 hours for the journey if travelling on the Desert Highway or 6 hours travelling on the Kings' Highway.
From Aqaba: From Aqaba, head north, the journey time is less than one hour.
Pro-tip: There are daily buses operating from Aqaba, Petra and Amman to Wadi Rum. For more information check out our bus schedule page here.