Welcome to Southern Jordan
Wadi Rum is at the heart of any visit to southern Jordan, a landscape so magnificent that it leaves all but the most unromantic at heart dreaming of casting everything aside to lead the life of a nomad. And that’s possible – at least for a day or two amid the area's camps, as you explore by foot, camel or 4WD, scramble up mountains or fly above them in a hot-air balloon.
The modern city of Aqaba and the neighbouring diving centres give access to another of Jordan’s natural splendours: the coral gardens of the Red Sea. Even if wetsuits aren’t your thing, Aqaba is a relaxed and pleasant destination in which to wash off the desert dust.