2 Days. Wadi Rum - Beit Ali Lodge + Cycling in Wadi Rum / Disi from US$252
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2 Days. Wadi Rum - Beit Ali Lodge + Cycling in Wadi Rum / Disi

2 Days. Wadi Rum - Beit Ali Lodge + Cycling in Wadi Rum / Disi

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01/09/2020 02/09/2020

Wadi Rum

About the city

People have lived in Rum for thousands of years, struggling to survive in its harsh environment. They have been hunters, pastoralists, farmers and traders, as Rum is close to national borders. Even the famous Nabateans once occupied Rum, leaving behind several structures, including a temple. Local people gained notoriety more recently when they joined the arab revolt forces under the leadership of king Faisal and fought along with Lawrence of Arabia during the Arab Revolt (1917/18) to fight the occupying Turkish and German armies. Lawrence himself makes many references to Wadi Rum in his book ‘The Seven Pillars of Wisdom’, a title apparently inspired by one of Rum’s imposing mountains. The exploits of Lawrence have become part of local folklore, and some popular tourist sites are named after him, although whether he used these exact sites is open to debate. Virtually all the people living in and around Wadi Rum today are of Bedouin origin and, until recently, led nomadic lives, relying on their goat herds. They are resourceful, hospitable people who are largely responsible for developing Wadi Rum as a tourist destination. Recognizing the unique natural and cultural history of Wadi Rum and the vital importance of tourism to the local economy, the government of Jordan declared Wadi Rum a protected area in 1998. With support from the World Bank they commissioned the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, a national NGO, to prepare a conservation plan and build a team of local people to manage the area. This team is now under the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority and is pioneering ways to restore and safeguard Rum’s sensitive desert habitats from ever-increasing human pressure.

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Beit Ali Lodge Camp

  • At 12.5 km from the center
  • Wadi rum, Wadi rum
Located in the heart of Wadi Rum, this Bedouin camp and rest area offers a variety of accommodation. It features a seasonal outdoor pool, and traditional evening campfires and barbecues.Bait Ali offers Bedouin tents and chalets, some with a private b...
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  • Standard Chalets (1)

  • HALF BOARD

  • 1 Accommodation nights

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Cycling in Wadi Rum / Disi

day 0 - Ticket

Start point in Wadi Rum which is a protected area covering 720 square kilometres of dramatic desert wilderness in the south of Jordan. Huge mountains of sandstone and granite emerge, sheer-sided, from wide sandy valleys to reach heights of 1700 meters and more. Narrow canyons and fissures cut

deep into the mountains and many conceal ancient rock drawings etched by the people of the desert over millennia. Bedouin tribes still live among the mountains of Rum and their large goat-hair tents are a special feature of the landscape.

- Finishing the ride in Al-Disi which is located 30 kilometres from Wadi Rum Village.


Required gear:


● Sports Shoes

● Hat & sunscreen

● Reusable water bottle

● Light clothing, rain and wind jackets on winter season


Please note the following:


● We provide all what it takes to make cycling safe, fun and user-friendly including bikes, helmets,

guides and a support vehicle.


● Our professional trained cycling guides will spend extra time with beginners to familiarize them

with the bike and will also challenge the strong and fit participants of the tour.


● All guides plus a support vehicle will follow the group at all times to provide needed support,

maintenance and give a lift to a tired person.


● We have invested time and effort in choosing adequate and safe routes; quality bikes and support

and maintenance. We only provide high quality equipment and services.




Remarks

Please Note: if no booking has been made yet, then prices and availabilities might vary at the time of the booking.


Summary

2 Days. Wadi Rum - Beit Ali Lodge + Cycling in Wadi Rum / Disi
2 Days. Wadi Rum - Beit Ali Lodge + Cycling in Wadi Rum / Disi