“The desert, when the sun comes up…I couldn’t tell where heaven stopped and the Earth began.”
After crossing the border from Israel into Jordan, my friend, Larry, his niece, Rebecca, and I went to the place where we would meet our guide for a three-hour tour of Wadi Rum. Wadi Rum is
a protected area located in Aqaba, Jordan. Wadi Rum has sandstone mountains, desert landscapes, and natural arches.
We enjoyed the tour on the back of a truck. The ride on the cushioned seating was a comfortable way to travel.
At one point, our guide stopped at a gift shop tent located in the middle of the desert.
The landscape and details of Wadi Rum were fascinating.
There were even opportunities to have a ride on a camel in Wadi Rum.
Larry and Rebecca enjoyed a walk on top of the arch.
Many movies have been filmed at Wadi Rum to feature this gorgeous landscape. The Martian, Mission to Mars, and Dune are just a few of the movies that have been filmed in Wadi Rum.
I was absolutely thrilled to see camels while in the protected area.
I will forever be thankful for the opportunity to explore this incredible landscape with my friends and our guide. It was an amazing and intriguing place to visit. I would never tire of exploring such a fascinating landscape.