Wadi Rum – The Highlight Of My Trip


Sometimes the best part of travel can be that your expectations are not what you expected, in a good way. I honestly thought that visiting Petra was going to be the pinnacle part of this trip. It was truly amazing, that is for certain, but Wadi Rum Desert was definitely the highlight. Perhaps because I didn’t know what to expect in the desert that I was so mesmerized by it. The tour itinerary for Wadi Rum included going a 4 x 4 drive, having meals and spending a night in a Bedouin-style camp, and an optional hot air balloon flight (which I signed up for). It sounded fun but it was so beyond my expectations that it deserves the title of “trip highlight”. Oh and instead of staying in the Bedouin-style tent/cabin I decided, along with a few others in our group, to sleep out under the moonlight within the camp grounds.

The trucks that zoomed us around the desert

The landscape of Wadi Rum, Jordan

Lines in the sand

Stopped to climb a bit up this dune – the finest sand I’ve felt (and kinda hot on the toes!)

The natural arch and set for Star Wars nearby

Nature is incredible!

The sun casting long shadows

A beautiful desert sunset

Waking up to a desert morning after sleeping under the moon and stars

Early morning balloon ride!

It may be early & I’ve looked better but I am thrilled to be here!

Wadi Rum From the sky

All photos taken by (or for) and owned by Eeva Valiharju / Wanders The World.

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