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WADI RUM, ANOTHER PLANET

Wadi Rum, as its name suggests, is a valley carved by the erosion of a river in the sandstone and granite rocks. It is located in the South of Jordan, 2 hours from Petra. This desert is known all over the world for its natural arches, its blazing mountains and its sand dunes varying between red, orange and yellow. Wadi Rum has 154 archaeological sites, more than 20,000 petroglyphs and inscriptions that trace the beginnings of alphabetic writing and which testify of the first occupation by the Nabatean people 120 centuries ago.

Also called “Valley of the Moon”, Wadi Rum became a protected area and in 2011 it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It is a masterpiece of nature and a unique desert. At first glance you will fall under its charm. Made famous thanks to Lawrence of Arabia, a British officer present in this desert during the Arab revolt at the beginning of the 20th century. During your visit you can find many sites tracing its history.

Wadi Rum is today an essential location for the shooting of cult movies such as:

Lawrence of Arabia in 1962

Alone on Mars 2015

Star Wars and Aladdin in 2019

Dunes in 2020

These landscapes are often compared to the planet Mars.

Do you understand our name now ?

 

No doubt, Wadi Rum is clearly Mars on Earth.

Are you ready for take off? Yalla Yalla !

PROJECT YOURSELF INTO WADI RUM WITH US

Discover our activities

2/3/4 HOURS JEEP TOUR

Imminent take-off for the planet Wadi Rum on board our 4X4 with your guide

Choose one of our proposed packages.

FULL DAY:
BY JEEP OR HIKING

Time travel for a day in the heart of the desert. Enjoy a complete change of scenery.

Want to discover all the wonders of Wadi Rum ?

CAMEL RIDE

Who says desert, says camel. A ride on their backs is never too much!

Treat yourself to this ride with the emblematic animal of the Bedouins

CONQUERING WADI RUM

OVER SEVERAL DAYS

Let’s go to the south of the desert,

close to the border of Saudi Arabia

to meet the last Bedouins

still living in the desert.

 

PROGRAMS AND TREKS

A journey through the mysteries of the desert, a voyage into the heart of Bedouin traditions.

Explore these vast expanses and experience a total immersion away from your daily life

SLEEP IN A CAMP

One night in a traditional Bedouin camp

for more comfort.

With private bathroom or not,

the choice is yours!

NIGHT UNDER THE STARS

A night under the stars, a back to basics and Bedouin culture.

Immerse yourself in this way of life far from our habits.

Rémi S
Rémi S
15/05/2024
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Unforgettable Thank you thank you thank you, a unique and incredible experience. Full of good memories and moments rich in sharing. The team is unforgettable kindness. I highly recommend this total change of scenery.
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Trail34436400087
11/05/2024
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Magnificent adventure in Wadi Rum Claire, Khaled and their entire family are very beautiful people! They welcomed us with open arms with kindness and sympathy. We slept under the stars and enjoyed two wonderful days in front of the beautiful landscapes of Wadi Rum. I 100% recommend this authentic adventure with Mars on Earth, which will remain engraved in our memory. Thank you again for these good times 🥰
elsa l
elsa l
05/05/2024
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An authentic and immersive experience A very complete and varied program as well as a warm atmosphere which punctuates an immersive and authentic stay! We highly recommend Claire, Khaled and their entire team!
Julie C
Julie C
04/05/2024
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A perfect experience A magnificent place and a perfect welcome from Claire and Khaled 🤩 You are welcomed by attentive and caring people who do everything to ensure that you have a timeless stay. Thank you for your attention and the quality of the excursions: the night in the desert, the tents, the discovery… everything was absolutely perfect! The best place without hesitation…in Wadi Rum! Thanks again and see you soon perhaps.
Aurélie
Aurélie
03/05/2024
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Unforgettable ! The day and night in wadi rum with Mars on earth was great! The whole family loved it, we recommend the whole day in the south with 4x4, short hike, lunch in the desert with a Bedouin (Khaled's father), tea break at sunset and dinner/vigil around a fire without forgetting night under the stars! This will remain an unforgettable moment of your stay. Khaled and Claire are charming, we saw them in the morning and in the evening, during the day we had Ziad (Khaled's brother) and Sarah (Claire's sister) with us and they are great too! Being able to speak French was really a plus. Thank you to the entire Mars on earth team who are really committed to maintaining authenticity in this experience.
Henri B
Henri B
25/04/2024
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unforgettable Thanks to Claire, Sarah her sister and Kaled her husband because thanks to them we had the most beautiful human encounter in Jordan, And of course visiting the Wadi Rum desert with them was a delight, we strongly recommend coming and meeting them to share an unforgettable moment,, thank you and thank you again to you with all our regards Diane and Henry
Maxime G
Maxime G
24/04/2024
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Amazing stay Thanks to the entire Mars on Earth team We had a fabulous stay (2 days and 3 nights) in March, whether under the stars or in camp. We very highly recommend Claire, Khaled, and their family for their welcome
Delplanque p
Delplanque p
18/04/2024
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An unforgettable experience Everything was perfect Claire and her husband Kader did everything to make our stay unforgettable, Wadi Rum is a unique place with magnificent landscapes, and having a French-speaking guide is really a plus 😉
richer J
richer J
18/04/2024
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Magical experience in the wadi Rum desert Incredible experience with Claire, Khaled and the 2500 bedouins of Wadi Rum! We opted for the 2 days, 2 nights program including one night under the stars and one night in a refuge. The routes were magical between sand dunes, the Saudi border, meals with Bedouin families and sunsets over the red mountains. The night under the stars was wonderful. Around a fire we drank “Jordanian whiskey” with shots of “welcome to Jordan”. Meal cooked by Khaled's family, we went to bed in the mountain hollow with our bellies full. Incredible view of the stars. Second night in an equally magical refuge and shower included! Around the fire we were able to exchange and discover Bedouin culture and Claire’s strength of adaptation. Wake up to a magnificent view in the desert. And it’s already time to return… we would have liked to have had one or two more days! Thanks for everything to Claire and Khaled, it’s a trip we won’t forget!!
Julia D
Julia D
18/04/2024
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Wadi Rum with Mars on Earth We went for 2 days and 2 nights with Claire and Khaled and it was a memorable experience, the best of our stay in Jordan! The first day we did the classic jeep tour with time at each spot to explore, admire and enjoy. The second day we went to the south of the desert, much less touristy with a short hike and spectacular viewpoints. We spent a night under the stars with dinner and breakfast in a tent, a magnificent experience! And also one night in camp, very comfortable and great atmosphere in the evening! We highly recommend. Thanks to Claire, Khaled, Sultan, Salem and everyone else! ❤️
FAQ

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WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT WADI RUM?

All year round you can enjoy Wadi Rum

The best months are March, April, May, September, October and November.

In summer, June, July and August, temperatures can reach 45°C.

The months of January and February are the coldest, with an average of 15°C to 20°C. But it hardly ever rains. The sun rises around 6:30 a.m. and sets around 5 p.m. Which can become an ideal season for some.

WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED TO ENTER JORDAN?

You need a valid passport. The visa is required for the French. There are several ways to get it:

– Make a request to the embassy before your departure.

OR

– Get it on the spot directly at Queen Alia Airport in Amman. The visa costs 40 JOD approximately 55 euros (local currency only).

You can also get it locally at King Hussein Airport in Aqaba. The visa is free.

OR

– Buy a Jordan Pass before your arrival to benefit from a free entry visa as well as free access to 43 Jordanian tourist sites including Petra and Wadi Rum, provided you stay at least 3 nights in Jordan.

Jordan Pass prices depend on how many days you want to spend in Petra.

– 1 day in Petra: 70 JOD

– 2 days in Petra: 75 JOD

– 3 days in Petra: 80 JOD

For my part I think that the Jordan Pass is the best option because a visa costs 40 JOD and a day in Petra 50 JOD if you arrive at Amman airport. Here is the link: https://jordanpass.jo/Default.aspx

WHAT IS THE RIGHT OUTFIT FOR OUR ACTIVITIES ?

Summer: A comfortable and light outfit. Cover your head with a hat or scarf. Sun cream to prevent sunburn.

Winter: Warmer outfit. Provide a coat for the months of January, February and a waterproof jacket (if by chance you fall on rain).

Take shoes suitable for hiking.

Be careful, the red sand can discolor your shoes.

ARE THERE STILL BEDOUINS WHO LIVE IN THE DESERT?

Yes, most now live in the village for a matter of necessity, there is a small hospital and above all a school for children.

But there are still some Bedouins living there, but quite far in the desert.

If you are really interested and the weather permits, we can go visit them, they will be delighted to welcome you and it remains a magical experience.

In addition Khaled still has family living there.

WHAT ARE THE COVID RESTRICTIONS FOR ENTERING JORDAN FROM FRANCE?

None, no more tests are requested, nor vaccines.

You must always complete a form to obtain a QR code (very fast) with this link: https://www.gateway2jordan.gov.jo/form/

HOW TO GET TO THE DESERT OF WADI RUM WITH TRANSPORTATION?

You can come with your rental car, there is a parking lot at the entrance of the village to deposit it, it is free.

OR

You can send us a message for a taxi we have contacts to pay less

OR

There is a bus that leaves Petra at 6am to Wadi Rum. You arrive in the village at 8:30-9:00. The price is 10 JOD/person. Always ask your hotel in Petra for the departure time, it can change.

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