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When to visit Wadi Rum?  The desert climate explained


Wadi Rum Desert is a magnificent destination and can be visited all year round. High season runs from March to May, and September to November. but, the desert can be wonderful place to experience in low season. Perfect for hiking, trekking and climbing in the cooler months, and we adapt our schedules to ensure comfort in the hotter summer months.

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March to May

From March onwards the temperatures are pleasant, ranging from 15-20°C in the day. This time is characterized by pleasant weather and blooming desert plants, making it an ideal time for outdoor activities.

June to August

During the hotter summer months, the temperatures can get up to 40°C. Don’t worry though, as we adapt our tours  with longer lunches and visits to the shade. This quieter time gives the advantage of fewer crowds.

September to November

September to November is the most popular time to visit, as temperatures are still high but comfortable. Autumn is a wonderful season in the desert with beautiful skies and fascinating migrating birds.

December to February

Winter is low season but you can still enjoy a fantastic time in Wadi Rum. This time is perfect for trekking and hiking. The days remain warm and sunny, though be prepared for cold nights. Extra layers are needed!

How to Get To Wadi Rum?   Where To To Find Us?

Private or Rental Car:

Reaching Wadi Rum by car is a relatively straightforward process, with well-paved roads connecting the desert to major cities in Jordan. Visitors can rent a car in Amman or Aqaba and make their way to Wadi Rum via the Desert Highway, which connects the capital to the southern city of Aqaba. From Aqaba, visitors can take the King's Highway to Wadi Rum, a journey that takes approximately one hour by car.  Road signs are written in both Arabic and English. There are many petrol stations along the highway and fuel can be paid for by credit card.

When approaching Wadi Rum all tourists must stop at the Visitor's Centre, (there is a free car park here), and either pay 5JD entrance fee, or show a Jordan Pass which waives the fee. Continue along the road for about 5 minutes to Rum village. On the right hand side there is a large, free, visitors car park, next to Rum Resthouse. Cars are perfectly safe here.

Public Transport:

Reaching Wadi Rum by bus is a convenient and affordable option for visitors who prefer not to drive. There are regular bus services that connect Wadi Rum to major cities in Jordan, including Amman, Aqaba, and Petra. JETT, the Jordan Express Tourist Transportation company, operates daily bus services from Amman and Aqaba to Wadi Rum, with multiple departures throughout the day. The journey takes approximately 4-5 hours from Amman and 1-2 hours from Aqaba, depending on the type of service selected.
Visitors can also take a bus from Petra to Wadi Rum, with services taking around 2 hours. 

Private Taxis:

Taxis are widely available in Jordan and visitors can arrange for a private transfer from major cities such as Amman or Aqaba to Wadi Rum. Here are some estimated taxi fares from Wadi Rum to popular destinations:

Aqaba: approximately 30-40 JOD
Petra: approximately 50-60 JOD
Amman: approximately 100-120 JOD
Dead Sea: approximately 120-150 JOD

It's important to note that these fares are estimates and can vary.

Please contact us for assistance in organising a taxi.

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