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Visiting Wadi Rum: A Remarkable Experience

Wadi Rum, also known as the Valley of the Moon, is a sprawling desert filled with astonishing landscapes in Jordan. The fusion of red sands and grand rock formations creates an unforgettable panorama.



I recently ventured into Wadi Rum with an organized group from Eilat, facilitated by Abraham Tours.




Our tour spanned two hours, traversing the desert using old jeeps. However, the experience with the drivers was quite unsettling. Their reckless driving, especially towards the end, was far from enjoyable. If you opt for this tour, I strongly recommend asking the drivers to maintain a safer and calmer pace.



Throughout our journey, we halted at various Bedouin tents, offering a moment of respite and delightful tea. These tents also showcased an array of items for purchase, allowing visitors to grab souvenirs. A tip for future travelers to Wadi Rum: Arm yourself with some one-dinar notes for tipping, valid for the jeep driver or at the tents.



Yet, an alarming sight was the visibly frail and malnourished camels we came across. Our guide disclosed they're often withheld food during the day, ensuring they remain sluggish for tourist rides. It's a distressing practice, and I urge visitors to be cautious about inadvertently supporting it.



To conclude, while Wadi Rum is undoubtedly a place of mesmerizing beauty and historical richness, it's essential to approach such tours with a vigilant and responsible mindset.

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