Located towards the south of Jordan, it can be easily reached by Bus. I was travelling from North to South and decided to catch a bus from Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum. There is only one minibus that runs from Wadi Musa, at 6:00 AM and charges 7 JD per person and picks you up from your hostel itself. All you got to do is inform your host a day in advance. The journey is roughly 3:00 hour long (with the stop). Since it stops at a supermarket in between, you can have a quick bite there. It is a good idea to pack up some snacks since there are no stores whatsoever in Wadi Rum. Also note that Wadi Rum does not have any ATMs, withdraw cash well in advance.
Accommodation and Food:
There are many Bedouin campsites in Wadi Rum, you can either book one in advance or else get down at the visitor centre and meet some of the bedouins there. I would HIGHLY recommend Wadi Rum Sky, I had booked that and I was touched by the hospitality of Suleiman and Sallah. It's priced at 10 JD for a single occupancy tent for a night. These camps are made out of goat hair.
Like mentioned before, Wadi Rum has no departmental stores. The campsite you stay in will have limited option of food items to buy from. If you wish to stack up on any food or drink item carry it with you. Having said that, nothing can beat the meals had at the campsite, the true Bedouin experience. The dinner cost me 10 JD at the campsite and was a good spread. They even made vegetarian dinner on request.
Camel tour: The traditional and eco-friendly way to explore this wonder. Camel treks start from 1 hour and can go on for a day Most popular treks are:
- Nabatean Temple (1 km, 0.5 hrs)
- Lawrence's Spring (6 km, 2 hrs)
- Khazali Canyon (28 km, full day)
- Sunset Sites (22 km, overnight)
- Sand Dunes (25 km, 5 hrs)
- Burdah Rock Bridge (40 km, overnight)
- Aameleh Inscription (6 km, 1hr)
- Sunset Sites (8 km, 1.5 hrs)
- Sunrise (9 km, 1.5 hrs)
- Um Salab (14 km, 4 hrs)
- Burrah (25 km, 8 hrs)
- Burdah (40 km, overnight)
Put on a hat, loads of sunblock and enough water - it is quite an experience.