Wadi Rum: America Israel Tours Takes you There
You spoke and America Israel Tours listened! Those who have the opportunity to join us on our Into the Promised Land tour often tell us that there just isn’t enough time spent in the enchanting land of Jordan. We agree!! In response to this feedback, we are adding an additional night in Jordan which will include a tour of the breathtaking desert landscape of Wadi Rum, also known as Valley of the Moon.
If you’ve seen photos of Wadi Rum, it might look somewhat familiar. That’s because many movies have been filmed there throughout the years, most notably Lawrence of Arabia. With its quintessential desert landscape featuring dramatic red rock arches and mesmerizing sand dunes, it is no mystery why this location is often chosen by filmmakers.
Virtually all the residents of Wadi Rum are Bedouins and they are happy to show their world famous hospitality by taking visitors on jeep tours to see the breathtaking scenery, including locations of ancient petroglyphs dating back thousands of years. Bedouins are nomadic Arabic people who make their homes in the deserts of the Middle East. Traditionally they are herders who migrate through the desert with their livestock, generally comprised of camels, sheep and goats. They are a strong and resilient people who have managed to survive and thrive in some of the most harsh and unforgiving landscape in the world.
Bedouin men are usually easy to spot as they traditionally wear long white clothing with red and white draped head covering. Bedouins are well known for opening up their tents to visitors so they can get a glimpse of the unique Bedouin culture. You can be sure to expect to be offered food and coffee when you enter a Bedouin tent. Coffee drinking is an important part of Bedouin culture and is a perfect time to chat and get to know more about their fascinating lifestyle.
Let us take you there, check out our “Into The Promised Land” tour for more details.