The Seven Pillars of Wisdom Trail is one of our favorite hikes in Jordan.It is a fine walk with plenty of variety, including a dry riverbed walk through a wadi, a massive sand dune and open desert in Wadi Rum.
This hike is located inside the Wadi Rum World Reserve, listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Register.
Undoubtedly one of the most impressive and pristine deserts in Jordan, Rahma (Rahmeh) in Wadi Araba north of Aqaba is a unique hiking area rarely visited by tourists.
The area offers a range of high-quality features: a Siq, exceptionally beautiful dunes, hills, rocky outcrops and even some vegetation in the middle of the desert.
Located near the Nabatean Temple, this wonderful trail leads through two valleys with a spring, palm trees and great views over the visitors center and the village in Wadi Rum, Jordan.
This is a great walk if you do not mind rock scrambling to see spectacular views of the magnificent wadis and mountains.
Rarely visited by tourists, the real Lawrence of Arabia Spring near the Nabatean Temple is a hidden oasis in the desert of Wadi Rum. It is a fairly easy hike with magnificent views if you extend the trail.
This hike is very picturesque and takes you to a lovely spring that T.E. Lawrence actually visited, unlike the numerous sham Lawrence locations about the place (including another commercialized "Lawrence Spring").
Explore this spectacular trail that leads through valleys and overlooks with magnificent views. The trail is located in Wadi Rum, one of the world's unique national parks.
The trail provides superb views of the Seven Pillars of Wisdom and escapes the crowds, and touts, within minutes.
This hiking trail starts at the French Fortress that once was used for the game show "the Desert Forges" in 2001.
The fortress is well maintained and situated in the vicinity of the Bait Ali Lodge in one of Jordan’s most beautiful desert landscapes which is seen by few tourists.
The hike in Wadi Rum leads through gorges, to a burial site and a Nabatean inscription. Rock scrambling is involved, but you will be rewarded with great views of Wadi Rum from Jebel Ragabat Umm near the Oryx reserve.
You may spot Oryx from the trail with binoculars if you are lucky as we have been (see for more information our hiking book),
Enjoy the sunset in the heart of Wadi Rum in the vicinity of Bedouin camps and the observatory (with a 16 " Meade Telescope) Chris and Greg worked on while in Jordan.
Starting at Salem Zalabih's "Mohammad Mutlak Camp" (see also reviews on Tripadvisor), this is an easy hike that can be completed under three hours. The trail is located in the Wadi Rum Reserve.
Jebel Um Adami (Jabal Umm al Dami), at 1,854 m (6,083 ft.) is the highest mountain in Jordan.
It affords a fantastic panorama over the vast desert mountain ranges of southern Wadi Rum and north-western Saudi Arabia.
Based in Wadi Araba near the Dead Sea, the Abu Barqa Dam (also known as Abu Burqa Dam) has a storage capacity of around 500,000 m3 of flood water from the nearby wadi.
The reservoir is heavily silted up by sediment carried by the floods.