RUM SKY

Located in one of the most beautiful parts of Jordan, RumSky allows visitors to enjoy the starry nights of Wadi Rum.

RumSky has a consulting partner in South Africa providing knowledge and consultancy: Sterland Skygazing. With RumSky, stars are within reach!

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Our guided tour program allows you to learn more about the Universe we live in. Living in lively cities makes it more difficult to witness the magnificence of the skies and heavens. Through the innovation of science, we are able to get a little closer to the hidden wonders of the Universe. Stars, planets, nebulae, all are within your reach with RumSky. An entrepreneurial project was started by a group of Jordanians, using state of the art technology and mobile Observatory apps.

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Adventure start with a 20 minute presentation that takes you on a journey that sheds light on the cosmos…

As the presentation comes to a close we step out into the real world and begin our trek across the sky, Follow the light…

After enjoying the evening under the stars, how about a memorable group photo by our professional astrophotographers…

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Stargazing Experience in Wadi Rum from Aqaba

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Our Stargazing Experience in Wadi Rum from Aqaba takes you on a journey into the mystical cosmos from one of the best spots in the world to do it, the Valley of the Moon – Wadi Rum. The pitch-black night sky and panoramic celestial views of the Wadi Rum desert make this the ultimate experience for a star-gazer. Your night will begin with a starlit presentation on what hovers above you by an astronomy expert guide, with the chance to look through a powerful telescope deep into the Milky Way. The grandeur of the galaxies and nebulae that fill our skies will be revealed to you, as you trek across the desert with bright constellations lighting your way. Throughout this journey, you’ll discover the many ways in which ancient civilizations learned to read the night sky throughout the ages and even the traditions that the indigenous nations of the Middle East used to interpret the night sky.  After enjoying the evening under the stars, you’ll be driven back to Aqaba,

Wadi Rum is one of the world’s best stargazing locations, and there’s nothing more special than coming into contact with the sparkling night sky in this stunning desert atmosphere. The best months for stargazing in Wadi Rum are July, August, and September. The Perseid meteor shower starts in July and reaches its peak on August 12 of each year. If you’re in Jordan at that time of year, going stargazing in Wadi Rum is an absolute must-do experience, but every night is a magical night under the stars, and this tour is offered every day with guaranteed departures. Reserve your spot for a magical evening!

Stargazing Experience in Wadi Rum from Aqaba Highlights

  • Nicknamed “The Valley of the Moon”, Wadi Rum is one of the most special and favorite places for stargazers in the world
  • Witness the magnificence of the skies and heavens and get a little closer to the hidden wonders of the Universe
  • Be fully immersed in nature, far away from the glow of city lights
  • Learn about the history of the stars from an astronomer. Walk away with newfound ancient knowledge about navigating the night sky with your own eyes

Stargazing Experience in Wadi Rum from Aqaba Itinerary

  • You will be picked up from your hotel in Aqaba.
  • Between October and March (winter), pick up is at 19:00, and between March and October (summer), 20:00.
  • Head out to the atmospheric Wadi Rum desert for a magical night with the cosmos
  • Enjoy an introductory presentation on the stars, and then see them with your own eyes with powerful telescopes
  • While you work to spot the various constellations, hear the ancient secrets to reading the stars from your guide
  • You will be dropped off at the same location you were picked up from.
  • From the end of October until the end of March drop-off will be at 23:00, the rest of the year you will reach Aqaba by midnight

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Stargazing Experience in Wadi Rum from Aqaba

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A driver will transport you from Aqaba into the heart of the Wadi Rum desert, where your adventure into the cosmos begins with an informative 20-minute presentation that takes you into the Milky Way and beyond. Then, you’ll step out into the starry night sky and with the help of your guide and a green laser, you will take a tour of stars and constellations adorning the pitch-black desert sky. Your guide will let you in on the ancient secrets of our ancestors and the important role of the stars for generations long gone. The powerful telescopes will show you the stars as you have only seen in pictures, making for a truly unforgettable evening.

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Stargazing Experience in Wadi Rum from Aqaba Itinerary

19:00 - pick up from aqaba.

  • You will be picked up from your hotel in Aqaba.
  • The pickup time will be 19:00 from the end of October until the end of March. For the rest of the year, pick up will be at 20:00.

Guided Star Gazing Experience

  • Head out to the atmospheric Wadi Rum desert for a magical night with the cosmos
  • Enjoy a 20-minute presentation on the stars, and then see them with your own eyes with powerful telescopes
  • While you work to spot the various constellations, hear the ancient secrets to reading the stars from your guide

23:00- Drop off in Aqaba

  • You will be dropped off at the same location you were picked up from.
  • From the end of October until the end of March drop-off will be at 23:00, the rest of the year you will reach Aqaba by midnight.

If you have any questions about our Stargazing Experience in Wadi Rum from Aqaba, please contact us. Our team is standing by and will be happy to help

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Stargazing in Wadi Rum: Exploring the Desert Night Sky

Milky way with the starry night background over the dessert land, Wadi Rum, Jordan

While an extremely well-known UNESCO World Heritage site in the Middle East, one of the lesser-known aspects of Wadi Rum is its exceptional night sky. If you’ve got an upcoming trip to Jordan planned, checking out these celestial wonders should be high up on your travel itinerary. Here’s everything you need to know about the world of stargazing in Wadi Rum.

Wadi Rum – The Perfect Stargazing Destination

A trek in Wadi Rum is included in most Jordan tours , but most people don’t know there’s more to this area than its unique geological formations. With a low population density to limit light pollution and an altitude above 1000m, this spot is also an ideal location for stargazing.

Did you know that Wadi Rum has been designated an International Dark Sky Reserve? This means that the super dark skies make it possible to see stars that are over 100 times dimmer than in your home town. In other words, Wadi Rum is the perfect location for travellers to gaze longingly at celestial patterns overhead.

Bedouin Skylore

The Bedouin people are a group of nomadic Arabic people who have historically lived in this part of Jordan. For the Bedu, stargazing has always been a large part of their culture and lifestyle.

Until the twentieth century, the stars were seen as vital to a Bedouin trying to navigate across the desert plains. Just as vital as sailors also traversing the open sea only using the lights above to guide them. The Bedu have also traditionally used the stars to indicate the seasons of the year; regulating the annual activities for raising livestock was dependent just on the Muslim lunar calendar, which is of course, star-based.

Trying your hand at stargazing in this corner of the world is a great way to appreciate these local cultures and really immerse yourself in the traditions of the Bedouin.

Tourist tents on the background of the starry sky. Wadi Rum Desert. Jordan.

Practical Tips for Stargazing in Wadi Rum

If you’re intrigued to know more about the fascinating Bedouin culture of stargazing, there are certain times of the year to visit Wadi Rum to get the most out of this experience. Researching the different lunar phases will ensure you don’t have any moonlight obscuring your visibility.

It’s also important to take the recommended stargazing equipment with you; most good tour companies will provide this equipment for free, whether you’re signing up to spend a night living like a local Bedouin or even going trekking in Wadi Rum .

Last but not least, aiming to be at least 5km from Wadi Rum village will ensure your view isn’t obstructed by one of the nearby mountains.

There are so many reasons to plan a visit to Jordan. But exploring the awe-inspiring Wadi Rum is certainly at the top of this list. If you are lucky enough to be heading that way, make sure not to miss out on this unforgettable stargazing experience.

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Stargazing in Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum is far from any artificial light, and as such   is the perfect place to look up at the night sky. Using the latest observatory apps, you will be guided through the secrets of the galactic universe. After a short presentation, its time to look through the telescope and many of the stars and planets that you can’t see with the naked eye become beautifully visible.  

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Everything you need to know about stargazing in wadi rum.

Wadi Rum is one of the best places in the world for stargazing due to its unique geographic location and climate. 

The area is located far away from any large cities, which means there is little light pollution to interfere with the visibility of the stars. Additionally, Wadi Rum is situated in a desert valley, which creates a dry and clear atmosphere that is ideal for observing the night sky. 

The region's high altitude also means that there is less atmospheric interference, allowing for clearer views of the stars. As a result, visitors to Wadi Rum can enjoy stunning views of the night sky and the Milky Way in all its glory.

Wadi Rum is an excellent place for stargazing, and there are many constellations visible from the region. 

When is the best time to see the stars in Wadi Rum?

The best season for stargazing in Wadi Rum is during the winter months, from November to March. During this time, the weather is clear and dry, with very little cloud cover, which provides the best conditions for stargazing. 

Additionally, the winter months have longer nights, providing more time to observe the night sky. However, visitors should be prepared for cold temperatures at night, as the desert can become quite chilly during the winter months. 

Despite the colder temperatures, stargazing during the winter season is a truly magical experience that is not to be missed when visiting Wadi Rum . 

Here are five of the most recognizable constellations that can be seen from Wadi Rum:

Orion: Orion is one of the most recognizable constellations in the night sky, visible from Wadi Rum. It is famous for its three-star belt and the bright stars Betelgeuse and Rigel.

Taurus: Taurus is another popular constellation that can be seen from Wadi Rum. It is famous for its V-shaped star cluster, the Hyades, and the bright red star Aldebaran.

Gemini: The constellation Gemini is visible from Wadi Rum and is known for its two bright stars, Castor and Pollux.

Canis Major: Canis Major is a constellation that is visible from Wadi Rum, and it is known for the brightest star in the night sky, Sirius, which is located in this constellation.

Ursa Major: Ursa Major, also known as the Great Bear, is a large constellation that can be seen from Wadi Rum. It is well-known for the group of stars that form the Big Dipper, which is part of this constellation.

10 frequently asked questions about stars and stargazing in Wadi Rum

What time of year is best for stargazing in wadi rum.

The best time for stargazing in Wadi Rum is during the summer months when the nights are clear and the skies are dark. However, stargazing is possible all year round in Wadi Rum, and the winter months can also offer excellent conditions.

What is the best time of night to stargaze in Wadi Rum?

The best time to stargaze in Wadi Rum is after midnight when the sky is at its darkest. This is when you will be able to see the most stars and other celestial objects.

What equipment do I need for stargazing in Wadi Rum?

All you need for stargazing in Wadi Rum is a clear sky and a dark location away from city lights. However, bringing binoculars or a telescope can enhance your stargazing experience.

Are there any guided stargazing tours in Wadi Rum?

Yes, there are several companies that offer guided stargazing tours in Wadi Rum. These tours often include transportation, equipment, and a knowledgeable guide. That said, you can enjoy stargazing every night that you spend in our camp or sleeping under the stars under the care of one of our Bedouin guides . 

Can I see the Milky Way from Wadi Rum?

Yes, the Milky Way is visible from Wadi Rum, especially during the summer months when the sky is darkest. Here is a stunning photo that one of our guests captured of the Milky Way. 

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What constellations can I see from Wadi Rum?

From Wadi Rum, you can see several constellations, including Orion, Taurus, Gemini, Canis Major, and Ursa Major. We’ve detailed these in the first part of this blog. 

Are shooting stars visible from Wadi Rum?

Yes, shooting stars are visible from Wadi Rum, especially during meteor showers such as the Perseids in August.

Can I take photos of the stars in Wadi Rum?

Yes, you can take photos of the stars in Wadi Rum. However, you will need a camera with a long exposure and a tripod to capture clear images.

Are there any special events or festivals related to stargazing in Wadi Rum?

Yes, there are occasional stargazing events and festivals in Wadi Rum. Check with local tour operators or the Wadi Rum Visitors' Center for information about upcoming events.

Is stargazing in Wadi Rum suitable for children?

Yes, stargazing in Wadi Rum can be a great educational experience for children. However, it is important to dress warmly and bring snacks and water, especially for longer stargazing sessions.

Sleeping under the stars 

Wadi Rum Eco Tours offers two accommodation types, one in a traditional Bedouin camp where you'll sleep in a sturdy tent and the other where you'll sleep under the stars . Both options allow you to enjoy stargazing in Wadi Rum to the fullest. 

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What to do in Wadi Rum: Ultimate Guide for First-Timers

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Want to know what to do in Wadi Rum? Wadi Rum desert (also known as the Valley of the Moon) covers over 183,000 acres of land and lies in the south of Jordan.  It’s one of the biggest tourist attractions of the country and is somewhere every backpacker should have on their bucket list.

The red sands, sandstone rocks and otherworldly landscapes are enough to convince us we’re on another planet.  It’s so similar to the red planet, that it’s been used as a filming location for movies such as The Martian and Star Wars. Being such an area of natural beauty, it was proclaimed as a protected area back in 1997.

Knowing this, there’s no surprise that Wadi Rum is one of the best locations to visit when in Jordan. In this post, you’ll be able to create a bucket list of activities of the best things to do in Wadi Rum (plus how to visit, where to stay and any travel information you might need). So, let’s get started with the best things to do in Wadi Rum Jordan!

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What to do in Wadi Rum: A Summary

Your trip to Wadi Rum will be full of adventure. From driving over sand dunes on 4x4s, stargazing, and hiking to spotting petroglyphs (rock carvings) dating back over 12,00 years ago, Wadi Rum is a magical place in Jordan.

To make your stay in Wadi Rum even more special, opportunists have jumped at the chance to build unique bubble tents and domes. They’re strategically placed in the middle of the desert , surrounded by nothing but sand and 4×4 trucks, making your experience feel like you’re visiting another planet. ➡ You can view the best places to stay in Wadi Rum here.

If you’re visiting Wadi Rum for the first time, there are some activities that you won’t want to miss out on; from the 4×4 tours to spotting some of the momentous landmarks. Most hotels and bubble domes will organise these tours for you, and it’s worth checking with your accommodation before you arrive. This will make your visit to Wadi Rum a lot easier.

➡ Need accommodation in Wadi Rum? You can check out the best places to stay in here.

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🏆 TOP CHOICE: UFO Luxotel Camp

The UFO Luxotel camp in Wadi Rum was one of the best unique stays we have ever experienced, and if we were to return to Wadi Rum, we would stay here again! The staff are sweet and kind and go out of their way to make you feel welcome. The food is amazing, served in a buffet style for breakfast and lunch, with vegetarian options and Western-style food, as well as local cuisines.

UFO Luxotel has the classic bubble dome rooms, with views overlooking the desert, seemingly in the ‘middle of nowhere’. All rooms come with A/C and wifi, and a large balcony with a hammock.

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Top 12 things to do in Wadi Rum

1. explore the wadi rum desert by 4×4.

One of the best things to do in the Wadi Rum desert is to explore by 4×4. Due to the large sand dunes and uneven terrain of the desert, it is not recommended that you use your own car to travel around. Instead, hotels and accommodations put on 4×4 tours for you to see the desert with a knowledgeable and expert guide (who is also usually a Bedouin local).

Most hotels in Wadi Rum offer either a two, three or four-hour tour around the desert. Most start in the afternoon, so you can finish in time to watch the sunset over the dramatic landscapes. These tours are inexpensive but contact your accommodation directly to find out prices.

Due to the sheer size of the desert (it stretches all the way to Saudi Arabia!), it is not recommended to explore by yourself. It’s easy to get lost, and the midday sun is stifling. If you want to visit the landmarks and most historical parts of the desert, book a 4×4 tour!

We stayed at the UFO Luxotel , and they organised all of our tours for us. They were reasonably priced, and had amazing local Bedouin tour guides. We couldn’t recommend them enough! ➡ BOOK YOUR STAY AT THE UFO LUXOTEL NOW!

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2. Take a stargazing tour in Wadi Rum at night

Stargazing is another amazing activity to do in Wadi Rum. It is again, inexpensive, but an experience that you’ll always remember. There is little light pollution in Wadi Rum, so you can spot the stars on your own, but talking to a guide and using professional telescopes is an incredible experience. The telescopes used in the tour cost over £50,000, meaning we could see some of the stars, planets and satellites clearer than with the naked eye.

Not only did we learn more about the stars and constellations, but we were able to hold and look at some ancient artefacts found in Wadi Rum. As the desert used to be entirely engulfed by the ocean, we were able to hold a shark’s tooth that was thousands of years old.

Our hotel, the UFO Luxotel , organised our experience, and it took place a few minutes from our bubble domes, meaning we could head straight back to the bar afterwards!

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3. Drink tea in a traditional Bedouin camp

The local Bedouin nomads have roamed Jordan’s land for centuries, with the belief that they arrived in the Middle East as early as the 14th Century. When it comes to talking about their country, the desert and their way of life, they’re the best Jordanian tour guides you can find.

As you travel around the desert on your 4×4 tour, you will stop at many local Bedouin camps, and be offered hand-made souvenirs and fresh tea. Many will invite you to sit around the fire, as you listen to the stories of their lives and families. Some may even play music, and invite you to dance. It’s an amazing and eye-opening way to see a snapshot of their way of life.

If you’d like to spend more time with the local Bedouin people, you can stay in a traditional Bedouin camp. You can check out some of the best unique Bedouin camps in Wadi Rum here.

🇯🇴 FUN FACT: Guests to the Bedouin culture can stay in their homes for up to three days without any questions being asked. It is only on the fourth day that the host can ask why they are there, and who they are!

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4. Sleep in a unique bubble dome in Wadi Rum

Another incredible and unique thing to do in Wadi Rum is to stay in a bubble dome. Bubble domes and tents in Wadi Rum started popping up after Matt Damon’s Hollywood movie The Martian. They’re a different way to experience the desert, as most have transparent ceilings to watch the stars, and hot tubs on the balcony to soak in the views.

Staying in a bubble dome gives you an ‘outer-worldy’ experience, and from my first-hand experience, it  does  feel like your own little bubble on Mars. If you are visiting Wadi Rum for the first time, we recommend staying for at least 3-4 nights.  If you can only budget for 1-2 nights in a bubble tent, book a special stay for a night, then  move to a cheaper Bedouin tent to explore more of the desert.

We were fortunate enough to have stayed in the UFO Luxotel . It’s one of the most remote bubble hotels, and we did truly feel like we were on another planet. When you book your stay, it’s inclusive of both breakfast and lunch (served buffet style), and you can book as many desert tours as you desire. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and one I highly recommend!

➡ You can book your stay at the UFO Luxotel here , or view all bubble domes in Wadi Rum here !

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5. Hike through the Wadi Rum desert

Most activities in Wadi Rum are organised with a guide. Whilst you can hike by yourself, I still recommend speaking to your hotel and telling them where you are going before setting off.

Hiking in Wadi Rum is one of the most popular things to do. From climbing gigantic rocks to walking around stone bridges, it’s an incredible experience for any adrenaline junkie. However, it can be dangerous if you do not know where you are going, or don’t have enough water. It’s important to remember that Wadi Rum is a desert . The heat during the day (especially during the summer months) is stifling. Be prepared, carry a map, tell your hotel where you are going, and if you can; hire a guide.

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6. Experience either a sunrise or sunset in Wadi Rum

As you can imagine, the sunsets in Wadi Rum are not to be missed. You’ll watch as the sky turns from blue to blood orange, to a deep red and finally an overpowering, blushing pink. It’s one of the most beautiful sunsets we have ever seen.

As long as you have an unobstructed view of the sky, you can see the sunset from all over Wadi Rum. However, some people like to hike to some of the higher rocks and stones to watch. Our 4×4 tour run by the UFO Luxotel stopped just before sunset so we could watch it by ourselves from one of the best viewpoints in the desert!

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7. Walk in Matt Damon’s footsteps by visiting the filming locations of ‘The Martian’

It’s no secret that the local Bedouins and Jordanians are proud that the successful Matt Damon, Hollywood movie was filmed in the Wadi Rum Desert. The landscapes of Wadi Rum look exactly like the terrain of Mars, and visiting some of the Martian filming locations is a fun experience!

If you have a good tour guide, they will tell you where Matt Damon was when he was filming, and some fun behind-the-scenes facts. I won’t spoil it for you now, but visiting the filming locations is definitely one of the best things to do in Wadi Rum!

8. Admire the Nabataean inscriptions

Another spot in Wadi Rum to add to your list is the thousands of years old petroglyphs made by the Nabateans. An Arab nomad tribe who was first known to be around in the sixth century BC , the Nabateans are the same group of people who built the lost city of Petra. As they were often moving and travelling to the surrounding lands, they created petroglyphs to communicate with those arriving after them.

Admiring the ancient petroglyphs is one of the best things to do in Wadi Rum, and the local Bedouins are glad to tell you more about their history. Just expect the sites to get busy – we had to share our experience here with many other tourists!

9. Learn about the history of Lawrence of Arabia

As you travel around the Wadi Rum desert, you will be able to visit the Lawrence Canyon and Lawrence House, where Lawrence of Arabia supposedly lived. A British Intelligence Officer living in Jordan in the 19th century, he acted as the liaison officer between the British government and the Arab tribes.

10. Walk across the Umm Al Froth rock bridge

At fifteen metres high, the Umm Al Froth rock bridge isn’t for the faint-hearted! Whilst most opt to stay on the ground, you can climb up the rock side to walk across this famous natural structure. Due to the unique rock formations, it is one of the most photographed and visited areas in Wadi Rum.

🇯🇴 FUN FACT: Most local Bedouins are able to safely climb steep rockfaces without any additional support! This is something that is believed to have developed from living in these types of landscapes for centuries. But don’t worry; if you want to climb the rockface today, small carvings and footholds have been made to make it easier for tourists.

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11. Visit Mushroom Rock

Another popular rock formation that’s popular to photograph in Wadi Rum! Mushroom Rock is called Mushroom Rock simply because of its strange shape (like a large mushroom, of course). It’s also a great shaded spot to shelter from the desert sun!

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12. Ride the Wadi Rum steam train

The Wadi Rum steam train is an original from the Arab Revolt of 1917. It extends all the way to both Saudi Arabia and Syria. Officially named the Hijaz train, you can take a short ride on the Wadi Rum steam train by buying a tourist ticket (don’t worry, you don’t travel to the next country!).

Even if you don’t buy a ticket to ride the steam train, it’s a fun and interesting thing to see. The main station is by the main Wadi Rum entrance, so you can’t miss it.

➡ Don’t forget to pre-book your Wadi Rum accommodation! Bubble tents sell out quickly, so don’t miss out. You can book your stay at the UFO Luxotel here , or view all bubble domes in Wadi Rum here !

Tips for visiting Wadi Rum for the first time

🇯🇴 You will need to have your Jordan Pass stamped at the Visitor Centre before entering Wadi Rum. If you don’t have a Jordan Pass, you will need to pay 5 JD upon entry. ➡ Not sure what a Jordan pass is? Check out my full Jordan pass guide here.

🚶🏼 Whenever possible, use a guide to travel around Wadi Rum . It is unsafe to wander into the desert alone, due to the sheer size, vast open space and heat.

💸 Tipping in Jordan is not expected by encouraged. If someone impresses you on a tour or goes out of their way to help you, tip them! Some employers expect their workers to be given tips by tourists, so they actually pay them a lower wage. You can find out more about tipping in Jordan here.

☀️ Avoid walking around the desert between 11am-3pm, due to the extreme heat. We found the wind to pick up and cool down around 4pm, which was our favourite time to explore.

🚽 There aren’t any toilets on the 4×4 tours, or in the Bedouin camps, you will visit. Nature peeing is the only option (but don’t worry, everyone does it).

Booking hostels?

Choosing the right hostel as a backpacker is crucial to how successful your trip will be. Always use Hostelworld.com for the cheapest rates, widest availability and most importantly – honest reviews from other travellers! Click here to view the best hostels for your trip.

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Getting to Wadi Rum from Amman

🚗 Amman is roughly 320km away from Wadi Rum, and is a straightforward 4-hour drive away. The best way to travel from Amman to Wadi Rum is by car. Driving in Jordan is safe and straightforward. Some of the main attractions are a distance away from each other, so to maximise your time in the country, you may want to  hire a car . 

If you’re looking to hire a car in Jordan, we rent our cars from  this company . They’re reliable, cheap and have car rentals all over the world!  ➡  You can check out the  prices for car hire  in Jordan now!

🚕 Amman to Wadi Rum with a private driver or taxi is the most expensive option. You can expect to pay at least £100 (100 JD) for a single journey. You may also consider booking a transfer , which is not the cheapest, but probably one of the most convenient and secure options.

🚌 Getting from Amman to Wadi Rum by public transport is the cheapest option, but the most difficult. You can check out shuttles, bus routes and options here.

There isn’t a direct bus to Wadi Rum, so you will need to board the JETT bus, which is roughly 10 JD, at 6.30 am. This goes from Amman to Petra. You can also take a public bus to Aqaba, and then get a taxi to Wadi Rum. Wadi Rum is approximately one hour from Aqaba or 90 minutes from Petra.

Don’t forget insurance!

Whilst you’re backpacking, you will always need insurance. We use SafetyWing, for the most flexible, reliable and budget-friendly options. They have the best cover for worldwide, long-term trips, and at the most affordable backpacker prices! You can check out their cover here.

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Getting to Wadi Rum from Aqaba

🚗 Aqaba is roughly 72km away from Wadi Rum, and is a straightforward one-hour and 10-minute drive away. The best way to travel from Aqaba to Wadi Rum is by car. Driving in Jordan is safe and straightforward. Some of the main attractions are a distance away from each other, so to maximise your time in the country, you may want to  hire a car . 

➡ Not sure about driving in Jordan? Check out my detailed guide to hiring a car in Jordan here.

🚕 Alternatively, you can ask a taxi to take you from Aqaba to Wadi Rum. However, this isn’t ideal, as you won’t find a taxi in Wadi Rum to take you anywhere after! If you aren’t keen on hiring a car, speak to your accommodation and see if they can provide a transfer from Aqaba. You can check out other shuttles, bus routes and options here.

Getting to Wadi Rum from Petra

🚗 Petra and the town of Wadi Musa is roughly 114km away from Wadi Rum, and is a straightforward two hour drive away. The best way to travel from Petra to Wadi Rum is by car. Driving in Jordan is safe and straightforward. Some of the main attractions are a distance away from each other, so to maximise your time in the country, you may want to  hire a car . 

🚕 Alternatively, you can ask a taxi to take you from Petra/Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum. However, this isn’t ideal, as you won’t find a taxi in Wadi Rum to take you anywhere after! If you aren’t keen on hiring a car, speak to your accommodation and see if they can provide a transfer from Petra or Wadi Musa. You can check out other shuttles, bus routes and options here.

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Using a Jordan Pass in Wadi Rum

A Jordan Pass allows entrance into sites all over the country at a discounted rate. If you have a Jordan Pass, you will need to visit the Wadi Rum Visitor’s Centre before heading to your accommodation.

If you haven’t got a Jordan Pass, you will still need to visit the Wadi Rum Visitor’s Centre before heading to your accommodation and pay 5 JD on arrival. ➡ Not sure whether or not the Jordan Pass is worth it? Check out my full guide here.

What to do in Wadi Rum: FAQs

1) should i ride a camel in wadi rum.

This is a personal preference, but we do not condone any kind of animal tourism. Yes, the photo may look great, but take it from a distance and admire the camel without riding it. It is also not known the kind of treatment the camels are given away from tourists. If possible, avoid any kind of animal tourism when travelling.

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2) What is Wadi Rum?

Wadi Rum (translation ‘Valley of the Moon’) is a desert in the southwest of Jordan. It is known for its outer-world-looking rocks and red sands, and covers over 720 square kilometres of land. Wadi Rum was once inhabited by the Nabateans, who left fingerprints and markings that are still evident today. The Nabateans are also known for building the ancient city of Petra , another popular attraction in Jordan.

3) When should I visit Wadi Rum?

The best time to visit Wadi Rum is either in spring (March, April, and May) or autumn (September, October, and November). This is because the temperatures are lower than in summer, so you can have more time exploring during the day.

During the autumn months, the daytime temperatures are perfect for hiking and trekking through the desert. The skies are also clear at night for stargazing and watching the Wadi Rum sunsets.

4) Can you visit Wadi Rum by yourself?

It is not recommended to visit Wadi Rum by yourself. The best option is to book at least one night’s stay and book all activities through your accommodation. This means you are safe when exploring the desert, and are at no risk of getting lost!

We stayed at the UFO Luxotel , and they organised all of our tours for us. They were reasonably priced and had amazing local Bedouin tour guides. We couldn’t recommend them enough! ➡ BOOK YOUR STAY AT THE UFO LUXOTEL NOW!

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5) What do people do for a living in Wadi Rum, Jordan?

Most of the local Bedouins live in Wadi Rum Village, which is in the centre of the desert. Currently, tourists do not visit the village on the 4×4 tours. Whether the local is living in the village or in a more remote area of the desert, they often raise cattle, farm, sell goods or work in the tourism industry.

6) Is it worth staying in Wadi Rum?

Yes, it is worth staying in Wadi Rum. There is simply not enough time to explore and enjoy the desert to its fullest in just one day! The stars at night alone with so little light pollution are enough to stay for the night. Most of the accommodations in Wadi Rum are also an experience in themselves worth staying for.

7) Can you drive yourself in the Wadi Rum desert ?

Some of the camps are accessible by your own car, but you will be met by a member of staff and directed to the car park. They’ll carefully lead you over the bumpy dunes and ensure no damage is made to your car! After that, you will need to take a 4×4 tour to explore more of the Wadi Rum desert.

Not sure whether or not to hire a car Jordan? Check out my detailed guide to driving in Jordan here!

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8) What should I wear in Wadi Rum, Jordan?

Dress codes and rules are more lenient in some of the bubble camps and resorts in Wadi Rum. However, it’s important to remember that Jordan is an Islamic country, and dressing conservatively is important. If you’re not sure about what to wear, check out my detailed guide on Jordan dress codes here.

9) What tours should I do in Jordan? 

Looking to book a tour in Jordan? Tours are one of the best ways to see the hidden gems of the country you are visiting. If you’re travelling during peak season, I highly recommend pre-booking your tours to ensure you don’t miss out!

When travelling, we use this company to book our tours . Tours include skip-the-line tickets to the world’s most iconic attractions, walking tours by top local experts, immersive food and beverage tours, cooking and craft classes, bucket list experiences, and niche offerings you won’t find anywhere else! 

Some of the best tours in Jordan include: 

  • Scuba diving in the Red Sea ➡ BOOK NOW!
  • Private Petra tour with transfers ➡ BOOK NOW!
  • Day trip to the Dead Sea from Amman ➡ BOOK NOW!

➡ Check out more tours for your trip here!

10) Do I need a SIM card to travel around Jordan? 

Yes, it’s worth downloading an eSIM on your phone to ensure you can use it for directions and avoid roaming charges as soon as you arrive. 

ESIMs are easy to download and ready to use within a few minutes of purchasing, so there’s no longer a need to hunt down free Wifi! ➡ You can check out the prices and packages for eSIMs here!

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11) Do I need a car to travel around Jordan?

Driving in Jordan is safe and straightforward. Some of the main attractions are a distance away from each other, so to maximise your time in the country, you may want to hire a car . 

If you’re looking to hire a car in Jordan, we rent our cars from this company . They’re reliable, cheap and have car rentals all over the world!  ➡ You can check out the prices for car hire in Jordan now!

Where else to stay if you’re visiting Jordan for the first time

If you’re travelling around Jordan for the first time, these are some of the best hotels and hostels. 

  • Hotel: W Amman: for a 5* hotel in Shmeisani, within walking distance of all of the best attractions ➡ BOOK THIS HOTEL NOW!
  • Hostel: Nomads Hostel (Jabal Amman) For backpackers and solo travellers in Amman ➡ BOOK AND READ THE REVIEWS NOW

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  • Bubble dome: UFO Luxotel has classic bubble dome rooms, with views overlooking the desert. ➡ BOOK AND READ REVIEWS NOW
  • Traditional Bedouin tent: Wadi Rum Desert Adventures is one of the most popular authentic desert camps in Wadi Rum. ➡ BOOK AND READ REVIEWS NOW
  • Hotel: Petra Sky Hotel : A hotel close to Petra’s entrance that’s cheap, includes breakfast and has a decent-sized room.
  • Hostel: Petra Boxtel Hostel : for backpackers and solo travellers. ➡ BOOK AND READ REVIEWS NOW

What to do in Wadi Rum: In a Nutshell

So, there you have it! Everything you need to know about what to do in Wadi Rum. When you’re planning a trip to Jordan,  make sure you let me know over on  Instagram  or in the comments below!

If you haven’t seen my blog before, I write posts aimed at  first-time backpackers on a budget.   I’m currently travelling around the world with my boyfriend  (read more  here !), creating guides and itineraries for you to follow in our footsteps!

Keep an eye out for more Jordan content,  all written from a personal and realistic point of view. You can sign up for my newsletter and juicy travel updates  here!

As always, thanks for reading and supporting the blog!

Happy travelling 🙂

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16 Best Stargazing Destinations in the World

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A section of Bryce Canyon lit at night

Bryce Canyon is one of more than a dozen certified Dark Sky Places in Utah, among them Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Canyonlands National Park, and Arches National Park.

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The closest most city dwellers get to stargazing is scoping the latest celebrity gossip in the grocery store check-out line, thanks to city lights and air pollution. But there’s nothing quite like looking up into an expansive night sky dotted with shooting stars, planets, and constellations. DarkSky, founded in 1988 as the International Dark-Sky Association, recognizes more than 200 places—urban settings, national parks, nature reserves—that preserve the planet’s darkest, most star-filled skies. UNESCO also recognizes a number of certified Starlight Reserves on its list of Astronomical Heritage sites.

These spectacular stargazing spots offer visitors opportunities to learn more about the universe and reconnect with the incredible planet we all call home. From Utah to Namibia, here 16 of the world’s best places for stargazing.

1. Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

One of many national parks in the southwestern United States , Bryce Canyon is particularly noteworthy for its surreal-looking hoodoo rock formations and its especially starry night skies. The more than 35,000-acre national park in Utah is less-visited than the nearby Grand Canyon (which is also an International Dark Sky Park )—and thus, it’s better for more remote stargazing and astronomy programming . On nightly excursions led by the park’s highly trained Astronomy Rangers, visitors can check out up to 7,500 stars, see a horizon-to-horizon view of the Milky Way, and catch glimpses of both Venus and Jupiter.

The Milky Way above range of mountains in Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve

Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve’s dark-sky heritage is associated with the indigenous Māori people, who have long practiced celestial navigation and integrated astronomy into their traditions.

2. Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, New Zealand

New Zealand ’s Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve was established in 2012 to recognize the incredible stargazing opportunities in the Mackenzie Basin on the South Island. At this one of just 20 Dark Sky Reserves in the world, visitors flock toward the reserve’s planetarium, telescope areas, and observatories, where guided tours are offered at both the Lake Tekapo Earth and Sky and Aoraki/Mount Cook visitor centers. On clear nights in the reserve, which comprises Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, it’s often possible to see the aurora australis, the Southern Cross, and the Southern Star—all with the park’s namesake peak (reaching more than 12,000 feet) in the backdrop.

Diagonal Milky Way above red-tinted mountains in area north of NamibRand Nature Reserve called Spitzkoppe

There are many fine places for stargazing in Namibia, including NamibRand and an area north of the reserve called Spitzkoppe (where this photo was taken).

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3. NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namibia

The NamibRand Nature Reserve lies in what DarkSky calls “ one of the naturally darkest (yet accessible) places on Earth ,” due to the fact that the closest inhabited communities are at least 60 miles from its location. The nearly 500,000-acre stretch of land in southwestern Namibia is protected by the Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust (NaDEET) Center , which runs educational environmental programs in the area (mostly for local students). Visitors seeking the NamibRand Nature Reserve stargazing experience should check out the Wolwedans camps and lodges , where travelers can book a sustainably focused overnight stay in the starry-skied desert.

A starry sky above the Canary Islands

4. La Palma and Tenerife, Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are home to three UNESCO-recognized “Starlight Reserves” designated by the nonprofit Starlight Foundation . The starry night sky can be viewed clearly from across the Atlantic Ocean archipelago, but both professional and amateur astronomers are typically directed to La Palma and Tenerife for the booming astro-tourism industry. These two islands are home to three observatory areas set up by the Tenerife-based Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias . Some of the best places to stargaze on these islands include the Garajonay Summit and San Bartolo Mountain (La Palma) and El Palmar viewpoint and Guajara Mountain (Tenerife).

The base of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea begins 19,704 feet below the water’s surface.

The base of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea begins 19,704 feet below the water’s surface.

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5. Mauna Kea, Hawai‘i

Located on the Big Island , dormant volcano Mauna Kea offers both the highest peak in Hawai‘i as well as the best stargazing opportunities in the region. About halfway up Mauna Kea, which reaches nearly 14,000 feet above sea level, the Onizuka Center for International Astronomy Visitor Information Station offers a stargazing program for visitors. From there, visitors can continue to the volcano’s summit with their own four-wheel-drive vehicle or as part of a guided excursion . (Still, it’s advised that travelers pause at the midway point to acclimatize to the dramatic change in elevation.)

A small circular white building, temple, and red brick house in Nepal's remote Sagarmatha National Park at night

Situated in Nepal’s northeastern Himalayas, the extremely remote Sagarmatha National Park offers world-class stargazing.

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6. Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal

This UNESCO World Heritage site is widely known to travelers for a reason other than its stargazing; Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal is also home to the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. Still, visitors don’t need to be ready to trek the slopes of this not-so-gentle giant to get a memorable experience in the area. The national park includes a series of hiking trails on slightly more approachable mountain peaks as well as a lower-altitude forested zone, where adventurers can view towering Mount Everest surrounded by a broad night sky and smattering of bright stars.

 Time-lapse night photo showing circular movement of stars at Ireland’s Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve

Ireland’s Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve is one of the world’s four Gold Tier Dark Sky Reserves designated by IDA.

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7. Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve, Ireland

The Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve occupies the southwest area of Ireland on the Iveragh Peninsula and along the Wild Atlantic Way . At night, this land between the Kerry Mountains and Atlantic Ocean offers a breathtaking dark and starry sky undisturbed by the nine inhabited villages within its parameters. Guests to this remote part of Ireland can stay at a number of locally owned properties around the reserve.

Northern lights over a cabin in Alaska

The aurora borealis above Denali National Park

8. Denali National Park Reserve, Alaska

This 6-million-acre preserve of land in Alaska is home to a slew of native wildlife, such as grizzly bears and caribou, as well as Denali mountain peak, the highest summit in North America. Far removed from light and noise pollution, the unspoiled landscape within Denali National Park isn’t reserved for sightseeing the land—visitors are also encouraged to turn their heads toward the sky, where stars, planets, and even the aurora borealis (northern lights) are visible in the dark night sky throughout most of the year. Those looking for optimum stargazing opportunities should visit the national park during fall, winter, or spring, when the area experiences longer periods of darkness, for extended hours of world-class stargazing.

The Milky Way appears to rise from a volcano in northern Chile’s Atacama–Elqui region

Low rainfall, high altitude, and little light pollution make northern Chile’s greater Atacama–Elqui region an optimal spot for stargazing.

9. Atacama Desert and Elqui Valley, Chile

Low rainfall, high altitude, and scant light pollution in Chile’s greater Atacama–Elqui region make it the “North Star” of astro-tourism—at least here on Earth. The 90,000-acre Elqui Valley, which is also known for its wine production, became the first-ever International Dark Sky Sanctuary in 2015. (It’s named the Gabriela Mistral Dark Sky Sanctuary in honor of the 20th-century Nobel Prize–winning poet Gabriela Mistral, who spent her childhood in the Chilean region.) About five hours north of the Elqui Valley, the tourist-friendly town of San Pedro de Atacama offers a mix of budget hostels and luxury accommodations in the Atacama Desert, such as the sustainable Atacama Lodge .

Milky Way running diagonally over Uluru

Milky Way over Uluru

10. Uluru, Australia

The Sounds of Silence tour ($250–$300 per adult for a four-hour tour, including dinner and drinks) at Ayers Rock Resort begins at sunset, when the iconic rock formations of Ulu r u and Kata Tjuta glow fiery red. After a short walk through the dunes to a panoramic viewpoint, participants settle at their tables to dine outdoors on Aussie fare. When night falls, one of the resort’s resident star talkers directs diners to sights in the southern sky and explains the stars’ significance in the culture of Ulu r u’s traditional landowners, the Aboriginal Anangu people. The resort also offers a family-friendly Outback Sky Tour ($60 per adult), which takes groups out for a one-hour stargazing excursion.

The Milky Way over Great Sand Dunes National Park

The Milky Way over Great Sand Dunes National Park

Courtesy of Great Sand Dunes National Park

11. Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Colorado

Sculpted by the winds of time, the golden-hued slopes found at this lesser-known national park in southern Colorado are among the tallest sand dunes in North America. This quiet corner of the state sees little light pollution and mostly cloudless nights, making spotting the Milky Way from any part of the park easy. If you come in the summer, check out what Free Ranger Programs are being offered—many of the events celebrate and educate on the stars above.

A Joshua tree silhouetted during a starry night

The park’s Joshua trees add to the unique landscape of this stargazing destination.

Courtesy of NPS/Hannah Schwalbe

12. Death Valley National Park, California and Nevada

Any place that throws an annual dark sky festival in collaboration with NASA is bound to be celestially superior. Here, 282 feet below sea level—the lowest elevation on Earth—is a vast desert landscape that makes for an e xtraordinary place for night exploration .

Throughout the summer, rangers lead talks and presentations on preserving and appreciating the night sky. They also make recommendations (places such as Zabriskie Point, Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, or Harmony Borax Works) for astrophotographers to capture the night sky. And for those who are keen on extending their trip, they suggest checking out the Park to Park in the Dark route , which connects Death Valley and Great Basin National Park.

Vertical view of Milky Way in Great Basin National Park

It’s possible to see the Milky Way on a clear night in Great Basin National Park, Nevada.

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13. Great Basin National Park, Nevada

Situated between two mammoth mountain ranges (the Sierra Nevada in California and the Wasatch Mountains of Utah), Great Basin National Park is shielded from the light pollution of most cities. It’s also one of the most remote national parks in the Lower 48, making it challenging to visit. However, each summer, the Nevada Northern Railway company in Ely, Nevada, offers a weekly Star Train , where travelers can board the train with rangers from the park to chug into the reserve to learn about the heavens.

Purple and green northern lights over a lake ringed by trees

From Boundary Waters, travelers can sometimes see the northern lights.

14. Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Minnesota

Spanning more than 1 million acres across northeastern Minnesota , this wilderness area was likely best known for paddling and fishing in glacial lakes and streams and hiking in forests and rocky cliffs—all daytime activities—until 2020, when it was named a Dark Sky Sanctuary. Here sky gazers can see the Milky Way; the planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn (all without the help of a telescope); various constellations; and, in the winter, the northern lights.

Constellation and Milky Way galaxy at Balanced Rock, Big Bend National Park

Thanks to its remote location, Big Bend National Park offers some of the darkest skies in the lower 48.

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15. Greater Big Bend International Dark Sky Reserve, Texas and Mexico

Currently the largest land area on Earth protected for dark skies, roughly 9 million acres of protected nighttime darkness straddle the border in southwestern Texas and northern Mexico. While the reserve’s name only refers to Big Bend National Park , it also includes Big Bend Ranch State Park and Black Gap Wildlife Management Area in Texas, as well as three protected areas in Mexico —Maderas del Carmen, Ocampo, and Cañón de Santa Elena. It is the world’s first binational International Dark Sky Reserve.

Here, the Milky Way casts a dazzling, dappled glow across the inky canvas, and visitors can join guided night sky programs led by park rangers to understand better the cosmos and the importance of preserving natural darkness. It’s also possible to visit the McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, Texas, for a deeper dive into the galaxy.

Milky Way Galaxy behind large rocks in a desert at night

In Wadi Rum, visitors can literally sleep under the stars.

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16. Wadi Rum, Jordan

The otherworldly rock formations and red desert landscape of this nearly 185,000-acre protected area have been featured in movies like Dune and The Martian , but this desert arguably shines best at night. Travel to this remote part of southern Jordan and you can see the Milky Way with your naked eye; Wadi Rum’s extreme isolation makes this an ideal place to take in the full expanse of the stars above. Spend the night at a Bedouin camp and you can learn not only about the stars but also about Bedouin customs and the realities of desert living.

This article originally appeared online in 2017; it was most recently updated on February 16, 2024, to include current information.

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Stargazing Adventure in Jordan

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  • Seeing through large telescopes
  • Presentation on Astronomy by a professional astronomer on a a large screen in a seated hall.
  • Naked eye stargazing aided with a powerful laser by a professional astronomer
  • Group photo with time exposure technique highlighting sky objects
  • Transportation is provided free for most of the local camps. Check list
  • Water and soft drinks available at reasonable cost
  • If you camp in Wadi Rum is not listed above please contact us Please note we provide free pick up from all neighbouring camps. In case your camp is remote we can help in arranging transportation.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 120 travellers
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  • Jeremy P 0 contributions An entertaining and fascinating experiance Fakhri and his team made the whole experience absolutely riveting. What is obviously a complex science was explained with simplicity and in a light hearted manner making for a most entertaining and enlightening evening Read more Written 10 December 2023
  • kmcallister1 0 contributions The stars and planets, as you’ve never seen before! An amazing star gazing experience in the middle of Wadi Rum. This experience was so much better than I ever imagined. A brilliant and funny introduction by our leader, followed by a great explanation of what we were looking at in the sky, and then the highlight, We got to look at planets and stars through a number of large telescopes. I could see the rings of Saturn and the moons of Jupiter, as well as a range of constellations that I never even knew existed. Would highly recommend. Read more Written 5 December 2023
  • kpantslee 0 contributions Great stargazing experience We had a wonderful experience with stargazing with Rum Sky. My husband, my 11 son, and I had a private experience right at our camp which was a perfect way to view the stars after a long day of travel. I would definitely recommend. Our star guide was very knowledgeable and did a great job showing us various parts of they sky. Very glad we planned this! Read more Written 29 September 2023
  • Connector33149037804 0 contributions It was incredible We enjoyed looking at the stars through the telescope and it was a really worthwhile experience. Fakhri and Ghassan they was very creative and we took a lot of pictures I hope to repeat this experience soon Read more Written 8 September 2023
  • whosdubs 0 contributions Star Gazing @ Wadi Rum Fakhri was excellent. very insightful and extremely knowledgeable. I definitely highly recommend using him/them. Read more Written 13 May 2023
  • shanaazmullajee 0 contributions The Best Stargazing Experience! What an amazing experience in Wadi Rum! Informative and the presenters are funny! Thank you Fakhri, Mohamed and Odai! We really enjoyed ourselves and will be back soon! Read more Written 23 February 2023
  • heidifrombelgium 0 contributions Amazing experience We really enjoyed the star gazing experience! We got a chance to see Jupiter and Saturn very clearly through the telescopes. You get a lot of interesting information about the stars you see in the sky! Read more Written 16 October 2022
  • D8TEterryh 0 contributions Over the moon! Had a great Star gazing experience at Wadi Rum with Rum Sky. Guides were both informative and funny. Very interesting and a must do. Read more Written 2 April 2022
  • zo0z0oty 0 contributions Trip in 12/May 9:30 PM Amazing trip ‎‏And master Fakhri is professional to explain everything about the Planets and star’s. The sky was clear to see a lot of stars Because there is no moon. We saw Mars. And he show us North Star to be able to determine the directions in the sky. Read more Written 15 May 2021
  • aahedk 0 contributions Rum like never before We visited Rum several times but this one was really different with the amazing stargazing time at Rumsky. The sky was blue, then Fakhri happened. Big thanks to Mr. Rasheed for the well-managed job. Read more Written 12 January 2021
  • Newtygoa 0 contributions Must do Activity in Wadi Rum Star Gazing at Rum stargazing is a must do Activity .. it gives u immense knowledge about our universe .. it teaches u a lot and it's not boring .. Professor Rami has lot of knowledge about the stars and the universe .. They give u free pick up and drop from Ur resort .. They are very honest as well .. we left our camera at their centre and when v called they confirmed to my relief that it was there .. Professor Rami even dropped it to my resort by walking all the way .. truly touched by this gesture .. Thank U Prof Rami and all at Rum Stargazing.. Read more Written 4 March 2020
  • leahwild 0 contributions Amazing and unforgettable experience This was an absolutely amazing experience. Fakhri al Ameri is funny, knowledgeable, inspiring and extremely entertaining. He was so great with our huge group of starters, he coordinated our session beautifully so that everyone got a really good go on the telescopes. He gave lots of interesting and relevant information and he made time to answer a lot, of sometimes annoying, questions! Great experience, great guy, great telescopes, great skies and some absolutely great memories. Read more Written 21 January 2020
  • RayRavi 0 contributions Star Gazing at Wadi Rum The experience was good. Would have been better if it was a moonless night. Just one point I need to highlight. They told us that we could request for the group photos that they took at the end of the tour. I dropped them a request but they send me the photos of another group taken on another day. I wrote back to inform them and request for the correct photos. They never bothered to reply. Read more Written 2 January 2020
  • Prakash I 0 contributions The best decision of our Jordan Trip! We can't emphasize enough how good the tour and the people are! We stayed in Aqaba and asked them to arrange for transport from our resort to Wadi Rum, tour of wadi rum, Dinner and Star Gazing experience... and they delivered! the highlight obviously was the star gazing experience which is done with a sense of humour and depth of knowledge. Just standing out in the open there without any lights and staring into the sky is an just amazing! Fakhri Alalami, the astro-photographer plus scuba diver plus a lot more!, is an amazing friend to take you on this journey! It's a definite must do - you will appreciate our universe more! Read more Written 2 January 2020
  • alihF347BC 0 contributions Astonishing experience this is a world class experience that is hard to experience elsewhere on the planet. if you like stars -who doesn't- , this is something you should prioritize when visiting jordan. Read more Written 22 December 2019

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Omsiat Shahrazad Luxury Camp

Welcome to Omsiat Shahrazad Luxury Camp, a place of comfort in the heart of Jordan’s Wadi Rum desert. Our desert camp offers a unique and unforgettable experience, where guests can enjoy the tranquility and magic of the desert while enjoying a luxurious stay.

Our camp features spacious and elegantly furnished tents and dome rooms that reflect the Bedouin culture, providing comfortable beds, private bathrooms, air conditioning, and stunning views of the famous desert landscape. We also offer a range of activities to keep you engaged and entertained during your stay, including Hot air balloons, Camel rides, 4×4 excursions, Guided hiking tours, and Stargazing.

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The stargazing tour in Wadi Rum, Jordan is a magical experience that allows you to admire the beauty of the night sky in one of the world’s most stunning desert landscapes. The tour is usually led by a professional astronomer guide who is knowledgeable about the area and its celestial wonders.

During the tour, you will be taken to the observatory location in the desert that has a clear view of the sky. The guide will set up telescopes and provide you with an introduction to the night sky, including information about the constellations, planets, and other celestial objects that you can see.

As the night sky starts to reveal itself, you will be amazed by the sheer number of stars visible in the clear desert air. The lack of light pollution in the desert makes it an ideal location for stargazing, and you will be able to see stars and planets that are not visible in more developed areas.

Hot Air Balloons

A hot air balloon ride in Wadi Rum, Jordan is an exhilarating and unforgettable experience that offers a unique perspective on the stunning desert landscape. As you rise up into the air in the basket of the balloon, you’ll feel a sense of weightlessness and freedom as you float above the rugged terrain.

As you ascend higher, you’ll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of the Wadi Rum desert, including towering sandstone formations, deep canyons, and vast expanses of sand dunes. The soft light of dawn or dusk illuminates the landscape in a warm, golden glow, creating an otherworldly atmosphere that is truly unforgettable.

The silence of the desert is only interrupted by the soft hiss of the burner flames that keep the balloon aloft, and the occasional call of a desert bird. Your skilled pilot will guide the balloon over the desert, providing commentary and pointing out key landmarks and features, adding to the overall experience.

As the balloon drifts gently on the wind, you’ll experience a sense of serenity and awe that is hard to replicate anywhere else. It’s an experience that will stay with you long after you’ve touched back down on the desert floor, and one that you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

For those seeking a magical and unforgettable experience in Jordan, look no further than Omsiat Shahrazad Luxury Camp. Nestled in the heart of Wadi Rum, this exceptional desert camp offers a perfect blend of luxury living and authentic Bedouin culture.

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Wadi Rum Protected Area, 77110 Wadi Rum, Jordanie – Excellent emplacement - voir la carte

Excellente situation géographique — avec une note de 9,8/10 ! (note basée sur 69 commentaires)

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Emplacement magnifique. Accueil chaleureux et authentique. Nous avons passé 2 jours merveilleux ! Merci à tous !

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Super accueil, cette famille est d'une gentillesse incroyable. La nourriture est exceptionnelle. 🙏

Excellent emplacement du camp au pied de falaises et à proximité de dunes de sable rouge, au milieu de la zone protégée du Wadi Rum. On vient vous chercher en pick-up au parking de Wadi Rum village. Chambre-tente confortable avec 2 lits simples, 1 lit double et une salle de bain/WC privative situé un peu à l'écart du camp principal (grande tente pour les repas et tentes avec sanitaires communs). Nous sommes arrivés en milieu d'après-midi, avons marché dans le désert autour du camp jusqu'au coucher du soleil. Ensuite, nous avons partagé le diner Bedouin typique et avons passé la nuit dans notre tente (il fait froid la nuit fin octobre). Le lendemain, après un petit déjeuner jordanien (peu de sucré), nous avons fait l'excellent tour en pick-up de 4 heures (bonne durée). Eïd, notre hôte, est très sympathique et nous avons passé dans son camp un moment très convivial.

Excellent rapport qualité prix, simple, propre, convivial, bons repas.

Eid is a friendly host and try to give you a feeling of their culture and kind of living. He also brings me at 6 am in the morning to the camp for reaching the local bus to Aqaba. They offer you also camel and jeep tours through the desert.

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Eid and Fatih were wonderful hosts. We had an amazing Jeep tour with a great traditional meal in the desert. The breakfast and dinner were also really good with many options - considering we were in the desert :) We really enjoyed our stay.

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Eid and his son were so welcoming and we had an amazing time there. The jeep tour was amazing and watching the stars was incredible.

wadi rum stargazing tour

Location , tents, food and hospitality was 10/10 ; Eid and his family also helped us after we got to wadi rum with a little food intoxication,.true legend. They also organize tours for whatever location you wanna visit, just ask!

very helpful and friendly, nice location, super food

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They were amazingly helpful in answering my questions even before we met. The tour is beautiful everywhere you look. If you stay the night, make the choice to eat dinner in the cave. It is nice to sleep in nature. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

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Excellent emplacement !

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Fabuleux : 9+

Bien : 7 – 9

Passable: 5 – 7

Assez médiocre : 3 – 5

Médiocre : 1 – 3

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  • familles (18)
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  • groupes d'amis (8)
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  • Fabuleux : 9+ (52)
  • Bien : 7 – 9 (16)
  • Passable: 5 – 7 (1)

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Vous pouvez bénéficier d'une réduction Genius dans l'établissement Stargazing Camp & Tours ! Connectez-vous pour économiser.

Situé à Wadi Rum, dans le gouvernorat d'Aqaba, le Stargazing Camp & Tours dispose d'une terrasse. Vous bénéficierez gratuitement d'un parking privé et d'une connexion Wi-Fi. L'établissement possède une réception ouverte 24h/24, des salles de réunion, un bureau d'excursions et un service de ménage. S'ouvrant sur une terrasse avec vue sur la montagne, la ville ou la cour intérieure, tous les logements comprennent une cuisine entièrement équipée avec un four et des plaques de cuisson. Tous les logements comprennent des coins salon et repas. Le linge de lit et les serviettes sont fournis. Le restaurant familial sur place est ouvert pour le dîner, le déjeuner et le goûter. Un service de location de vélos et de voitures est assuré sur place. La région est prisée des amateurs de ski et de vélo. Le camping dispose également d'une cheminée extérieure et d'une aire de pique-nique pour une journée en plein air. L'aéroport international Roi-Hussein, le plus proche, est implanté à 59 km du Stargazing Camp & Tours. Un service de navette aéroport peut être assuré moyennant des frais supplémentaires.

Les couples apprécient particulièrement l'emplacement de cet établissement. Ils lui donnent la note de 9,8 pour un séjour à deux.

Les distances indiquées dans la description de l'établissement sont calculées avec © OpenStreetMap.

  • Connexion Wi-Fi gratuite (4 Mb/s)
  • Parking gratuit
  • Chambres familiales
  • Navette aéroport
  • Service d'étage
  • Chambres non-fumeurs
  • Petit-déjeuner

Points forts de l'établissement

Bonne situation géographique : très bien notée par de récents voyageurs (9,8)

Parking privé GRATUIT !

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Restaurants 1 restaurant sur place.

  • Ouvert pour Petit-déjeuner • Déjeuner • Dîner • Collations l'après-midi
  • Ambiance Familiale • Traditionnelle • Romantique

Équipements de l'établissement Stargazing Camp & Tours Excellents équipements ! Note : 8.2

  • Papier toilette
  • Toilettes supplémentaires
  • Baignoire ou douche
  • Toilettes communes
  • Articles de toilette gratuits
  • Linge de maison
  • Très grands lits (> 2 mètres de long)
  • Vue sur une cour intérieure
  • Vue sur la ville
  • Vue sur un site d'intérêt
  • Vue sur la montagne
  • Cheminée extérieure
  • Aire de pique-nique
  • Mobilier extérieur
  • Espace repas extérieur
  • Terrasse bien exposée
  • Installations pour barbecue
  • Table à manger
  • Produits ménagers
  • Plaque de cuisson
  • Ustensiles de cuisine
  • Kitchenette
  • Prise près du lit
  • Location de vélos En supplément
  • Concerts/Spectacles
  • Visite ou cours autour de la culture locale
  • Dîners à thème
  • Balades à pied En supplément
  • Soirées film
  • Spectacles d'humoristes
  • Tournées des bars
  • Galeries d'art temporaires
  • Animations en soirée
  • Discothèque/DJ
  • Équipe d'animation
  • Équitation En supplément En dehors de l'établissement
  • Cyclisme En dehors de l'établissement
  • Randonnée En supplément
  • Ski En dehors de l'établissement
  • Café sur place
  • Vin/champagne En supplément
  • Buffet avec options enfants
  • Menus enfants
  • Menus pour régimes spéciaux (sur demande)
  • Service de voiturier
  • Places de stationnement dans la rue
  • Facture fournie sur demande
  • Enregistrement/départ privé
  • Bureau d'excursions
  • Service de change
  • Enregistrement/règlement rapide
  • Réception ouverte 24h/24
  • Barrières de sécurité pour bébés
  • Jeux de plein air pour enfants
  • Aire de jeux intérieure
  • Service de ménage quotidien
  • Salles de réunion/réception
  • Extincteurs
  • Clés d'accès
  • Sécurité 24h/24
  • Coffre-fort
  • Service de navette
  • Livraison de courses En supplément
  • Salon commun/salle de télévision
  • Distributeur automatique (collations)
  • Distributeur automatique (boissons)
  • Espace fumeurs
  • Chambres anti-allergie
  • Service de réveil
  • Sol carrelé / en marbre
  • Entrée privée
  • Location de voitures
  • Paniers-repas
  • Chapelle/lieu de culte
  • Chambres insonorisées
  • Navette aéroport En supplément
  • Chaises longues ou de plage
  • Bain public
  • Bain en plein air

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Tous les enfants sont les bienvenus.

Les enfants âgés de plus de 11 ans seront facturés au tarif adulte dans cet établissement.

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Aucune restriction d'âge

Aucune restriction relative à l'âge ne s'applique pour l'enregistrement.

Moyens de paiement acceptés

Espèces L'établissement Stargazing Camp & Tours accepte ces cartes et se réserve le droit de bloquer temporairement une certaine somme sur votre carte avant votre arrivée.

L'établissement Stargazing Camp & Tours accepte ces cartes et se réserve le droit de bloquer temporairement une certaine somme sur votre carte avant votre arrivée.

Animaux domestiques

Gratuit ! Les animaux de compagnie sont admis (sans supplément).

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Faq sur l'établissement stargazing camp & tours, l'établissement stargazing camp & tours est-il proche du centre (wadi rum) .

L'établissement Stargazing Camp & Tours se trouve à 4,7 km du centre (Wadi Rum). Toutes les distances sont calculées à vol d'oiseau. Les distances de trajet réelles peuvent varier.

Quelles activités l'établissement Stargazing Camp & Tours propose-t-il ?

  • Galeries d'art temporaires
  • Équipe d'animation
  • Balades à pied
  • Location de vélos
  • Spectacles d'humoristes

Quel est le tarif d'un séjour à l'établissement Stargazing Camp & Tours ?

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L'établissement Stargazing Camp & Tours est-il populaire auprès des familles ?

Oui, l'établissement Stargazing Camp & Tours est populaire auprès des voyageurs réservant des vacances en famille.

Quels sont les horaires d'arrivée et de départ à l'établissement Stargazing Camp & Tours ?

L'enregistrement à l'établissement Stargazing Camp & Tours se fait à partir de 7h00 et le départ est possible jusqu'à 13h00.

L'établissement Stargazing Camp & Tours dispose-t-il un restaurant sur place ?

  • Restaurant #1

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  1. Stargazing • Arabian Nights • Join us for a night to enjoy the stars

    Because of the optimal conditions, Wadi Rum provides one of the best locations for stargazing in the northern hemisphere. You may be suprised by the number of stars visible to the naked eye. For most viewers the conditions will allow you to see several multiples of your usual naked eye visibility.

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    Located in one of the most beautiful parts of Jordan, RumSky allows visitors to enjoy the starry nights of Wadi Rum. RumSky has a consulting partner in South Africa providing knowledge and consultancy: Sterland Skygazing. With RumSky, stars are within reach! Lost in the middle of nowhere? We teach how to navigate and return home.

  3. 2024 Stargazing Adventure in Jordan provided by RumSky ...

    Stargazing Adventure in Jordan By RumSky Adventure 149 reviews See all photos About from $30.00 per adult Lowest price guarantee Reserve now & pay later Free cancellation Ages 0-120, max of 120 per group Duration: 1h 30m Start time: Check availability Mobile ticket Live guide: Arabic, English More What's included Seeing through large telescopes

  4. RumSky Adventure (Reviews)

    Located in one of the most beautiful parts of Jordan, RumSky allows visitors to enjoy the starry nights of Wadi Rum. Our guided tour program allows you to learn more about the Universe we live in. Living in lively cities makes it more difficult to witness the magnificence of the skies and heavens. Through the innovation of science, we are able ...

  5. Stargazing Experience in Wadi Rum from Aqaba

    Wadi Rum is one of the world's best stargazing locations, and there's nothing more special than coming into contact with the sparkling night sky in this stunning desert atmosphere. The best months for stargazing in Wadi Rum are July, August, and September. The Perseid meteor shower starts in July and reaches its peak on August 12 of each year.

  6. Wadi Rum Stargazing Overnight in Cave with Jeep Tour 2024

    Spend a full day exploring the Wadi Rum Protected Area on this small-group tour. Travel through the desert landscape by jeep, with stops at highlights such as the Lawrence Spring, Red Sand Dunes, Lawrence House, Khazali Canyon, Red Sand Dune, and more. Enjoy a sunset in the desert, then spend the night outside a remote cave, perfect for stargazing. Includes all meals.

  7. Stargazing Experience in Wadi Rum from Aqaba

    Wadi Rum is one of the world's best stargazing locations, and there's nothing more special than coming into contact with the sparkling night sky in this stunning desert atmosphere. While the tour is offered year-round every day, the best months for stargazing in Wadi Rum are July, August, and September.

  8. Stargazing in Wadi Rum: Exploring the Desert Night Sky

    Wadi Rum - The Perfect Stargazing Destination A trek in Wadi Rum is included in most Jordan tours, but most people don't know there's more to this area than its unique geological formations. With a low population density to limit light pollution and an altitude above 1000m, this spot is also an ideal location for stargazing.

  9. Wadi Rum Stargazing Adventure with Camp Transfers 2023

    Low light pollution makes Wadi Rum a superb choice for stargazing. Join professional astronomers in a desert observatory to discover the cosmos on this fascinating tour. After an initial presentation, you'll explore the sky in two different ways: tracing the constellations that are visible to the naked eye and using GPS-enabled telescopes to look at galaxies, nebulae, planets, and moons ...

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    per adult (price varies by group size) 4 Hour Jeep Tour (morning or sunset) - Wadi Rum Desert Highlights. 63. 4WD Tours. from. $44.10. per adult (price varies by group size) Full Day Jeep Tour & Traditional Lunch - Wadi Rum Desert Highlights. 87.

  11. Stargazing in Wadi Rum

    Stargazing in Wadi Rum Wadi Rum is far from any artificial light, and as such is the perfect place to look up at the night sky. Using the latest observatory apps, you will be guided through the secrets of the galactic universe.

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    If you happen to be staying in the part of Wadi Rum near RumSky, their stargazing tours are fantastic. Sleep in a Martian Dome Glamping is thriving in the tourism scene of Wadi Rum; many Bedouin camps have found a way to enhance the Martian landscape of the desert and added Martian domes to the type of accommodation they offer.

  13. Everything you need to know about stargazing in Wadi Rum

    Yes, there are several companies that offer guided stargazing tours in Wadi Rum. These tours often include transportation, equipment, and a knowledgeable guide. That said, you can enjoy stargazing every night that you spend in our camp or sleeping under the stars under the care of one of our Bedouin guides .

  14. Stargazing: Discover the Beauty of the Night Sky with Wadi Rum Crescent

    Are you ready to embark on a mesmerizing journey through the cosmos? Look no further than Wadi Rum Crescent's enchanting stargazing tour. As a Bedouin guide, my mission is to offer travelers an authentic desert experience, and there's nothing quite like witnessing the celestial wonders that adorn our night sky. Join us on an unforgettable […]

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    Wadi Rum Red Desert 4×4 Tour; Stargazing. Although Wadi Rum is best known for its trademark UNESCO draw cards of its natural beauty with unique sandstone cliff formations scattered through its barren desert landscapes and its cultural significance with its old world petroglyphs, location on the fringes of many of the worlds greatest empires ...

  16. Stargazing Camp & Tours, Wadi Rum

    69 reviews Amazing, peaceful, quiet place giving very authentic desert experience. The camp is located probably in the most beautiful part of Wadi protected area, just next to a … Allan United States of America Excellent location! 9.8 +37 photos

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    2. Take a stargazing tour in Wadi Rum at night. Stargazing is another amazing activity to do in Wadi Rum. It is again, inexpensive, but an experience that you'll always remember. There is little light pollution in Wadi Rum, so you can spot the stars on your own, but talking to a guide and using professional telescopes is an incredible experience.

  18. 16 Incredible Places to Stargaze Around the World

    Here are 16 of the best destinations to go stargazing around the world, which include Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal and Great Basin National Park in Nevada. ... The Sounds of Silence tour ($250-$300 per adult for a four-hour tour, ... Wadi Rum's extreme isolation makes this an ideal place to take in the full expanse of the stars above.

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    Wadi Rum Full Day Jeep Tour - Stargazing Overnight in a Cave - Traditional Food cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Wadi Rum Full Day Jeep Tour - Stargazing Overnight in a Cave - Traditional Food on Tripadvisor

  20. 2024 Stargazing Adventure in Jordan provided by RumSky ...

    Wadi Rum Full Day Jeep Tour - Stargazing Overnight in a Cave - Traditional Food. 31. 4WD Tours. from . S$138.35. per adult (price varies by group size) ... Had a great Star gazing experience at Wadi Rum with Rum Sky. Guides were both informative and funny. Very interesting and a must do. Read more. Written 2 April 2022. zo0z0oty.

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    The stargazing tour in Wadi Rum, Jordan is a magical experience that allows you to admire the beauty of the night sky in one of the world's most stunning desert landscapes. The tour is usually led by a professional astronomer guide who is knowledgeable about the area and its celestial wonders.

  22. Stargazing Camp & Tours, Wadi Rum

    Stargazing Camp & Tours Wadi Rum Protected Area, 77110 Wadi Rum, Jordanie - Excellent emplacement - voir la carte 9,2 Fabuleux

  23. Wild Wishes Jo on Instagram: "Wild Wishes Camping Trip to Wadi Rum Date

    5 likes, 1 comments - wildwishesjo on August 24, 2023: "Wild Wishes Camping Trip to Wadi Rum Date: 31st August 2023 - 2nd September 2023 Many fun activ..." Wild Wishes Jo on Instagram: "Wild Wishes Camping Trip to Wadi Rum Date: 31st August 2023 - 2nd September 2023 Many fun activities are awaiting; including 4x4 tours around the sunset ...