Drink tea with Bedouin tribes, go camel trekking, marvel at the dramatic landscapes and fall asleep under a miraculously clear sky.

Wadi Rum is not somewhere that you will forget in a hurry. Known as the Valley of the Moon, it is easy to see why with the many colours of the sand and rocks and the dramatic landscape of shaped by the biting desert wind.  This part of Jordan was the location for the film Lawrence of Arabia and also his real life base during the Arab Revolt. This history of this beautiful place goes back much further than the 1st World War and visitors can spot early Nabatean carvings in the rock.

The desert here is still inhabited by Bedouin tribes and one of the best experiences is to explore with them going camel trekking or travelling by 4WD through the spectacular landscape.  At the end of the day, relax in a luxurious camp set up just for you or retreat to your cosy dome and fall asleep watching the stars. The sky in Wadi Rum is exceptional, light pollution is non existent and it is often possible to spot the Milky Way from the desert. This really is a special place and a definite highlight of any holiday to Jordan.


Our favourite luxury hotels

Discovery Bedu Camp, Wadi Rum, Jordan

Discovery Bedu Camp

This camp offers six luxury tented suites overlooking the magnificent landscape of the Wadi Rum Desert. Each tent is furnished in a cosy style with king size beds, ensuite bathroom and private terrace. The restaurant serves delicious cuisine with typical Bedouin flavours, or you could choose to dine outside with spectacular views of the desert. Enjoy a warm welcome and fall to sleep with incredibly clear views of the stars at this luxury desert camp.

Bubble Luxotel, Wadi Rum, Jordan

Bubble Luxotel

This hotel offers a luxury glamping experience in the breath-taking surroundings of the Wadi Rum desert. The bubble suites are made up of three interconnecting domes and guests can enjoy features such as private deck with hammock and jacuzzi. Enjoy 180-degree views of the spectacular landscape and delicious food with the best in Jordanian flavours. This is without doubt one of the best hotels in Wadi Rum.

Sun City Camp, Wadi Rum, Jordan

Sun City Camp

Sun City Camp is a striking collection of domes and traditional Bedouin tents blending seamlessly with the surrounding desert landscape. The accommodation is spacious and welcoming with warm beds and soft fabrics to protect you from the harsh desert nights. Large windows allow you to admire the incredible night sky as you drift off to sleep under the stars. The food here is a delicious combination of Middle Eastern and international dishes. Relax on your private deck and marvel at the incredible scenery after a day exploring Wadi Rum.

UFO Luxotel, Wadi Rum, Jordan

UFO Luxotel

Experience luxury glamping in futuristic dome bubbles with stunning views of the surrounding desert. Sleep under a partially transparent roof to make the most of the spectacularly clear skies and relax on your private deck as you marvel at the expanse of the desert. The rooms are made up of two interconnecting bubbles and feature an open-plan living area, ensuite bathroom and spacious bedroom.

Palmera Camp, Wadi Rum, Jordan

Palmera Camp

Offering fabulous mountain views, the luxury Palmera Camp in Wadi Rum consists of a collection of tented domes, designed to blend in with the desert surroundings. Offering huge windows, the tents are perfect for stargazing as you drift off and enjoying the sunrise in the early morning.  It is one of the few properties in Wadi Rum which features a swimming pool, perfect to cool off in if you are visiting during the hotter months of the year.