Wadi Rum is desert of mountains. The place is literally filled with thousands of tall, vast mountains and looks more like that of a scene from Mars and not earth.
This is a protected area and home to the Bedouin tribes. You can visit the place and stay in camps of the tribes. The booking is available through booking.travalour.com or through any other hotel booking sites. In addition to the stay, many other activities such as rock climbing, hiking, camel and horse riding, vehicle safari etc can be done here. We did the safari and the guide took us through many features of the desert such as the sand dunes, arch's, sunset points, white and red sand deserts, gorges and so on.
This place is synonym with Lawrence of Arabia as he wandered through here. We saw the house in which he stayed during his time here, and the spring from which he used to take water.
Wadi Rum, millions of years ago was under sea. The signs of it still can be seen on the tall mountains here- the top portion of them are white while the majority of the bottom are red. And as the place was once a sea, there are white sands making white coloured desert and then there is red desert due to the sand originated from the mountains getting deposited at its bottom overtime.
And be prepared for extreme cold. There will be super shiny sun throughout the day but still will be very cold at the shadowy places. At night, the temperature goes very down so be prepared for that too. And like all the other deserts, the sky is super clear with so many stars at night and you will still be able to see most of the desert in moonlight.
Visited on Mar 2018