Wadi Araba Desert, Aqaba

#2 of 11 in Parks in Al Aqabah Governorate
Desert · Nature / Park
The vast expanse of Wadi Araba Desert--a part of the Great Rift Valley that stretches from Aqaba to the Dead Sea--features a pristine semi-arid and sandy landscape. A number of tourist agencies in Aqaba offer tours of the desert, which you can brave on foot, in a jeep, or even on the back of a horse or camel. Enjoy the tranquility of the remote uninhabited desert while you roam among sand dunes and interesting rock formations. Most of the guided tours offer a chance to camp out in the desert overnight and visit a Bedouin camp. See Wadi Araba Desert and all Aqaba has to offer by arranging your trip with our Aqaba trip planner.
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  • Magical place. We went on a 3 hour sunset 4 x 4 drive. Peace, stunning scenery, unique experience. Only 1 hour drive from Aqaba.  more »
  • Well worth the visit. We were in winter time and you should wear warmer clothes and take jacket and cap. Vehicles are open and therefore you need some sort of protection from dust and wind. Desert is....  more »
  • Lovely for camping, off road trips, amazing desert scenery
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