To the south of Petra lies Wadi Rum, where the legend of Lawrence of Arabia was born, and is home to the Bedouin who guide you in this captivating area of desert. Its orange sand floor is peppered with gigantic rock formations that look like building bricks petulantly tossed by the gods.
This is where you’ll witness the inkiest black sky you’ve ever seen, lit only by the moon and a billion stars – the perfect backdrop for night time feasts around a glowing fire at a luxurious desert camp, your base for exploring the mountains and canyons.
In a land where nine tenths is semi-arid desert, it is hard to imagine lush beauty spots where nature lovers can go to linger but there are six protected wilderness reserves in Jordan, all different from one another. We highly recommend a hike in the Dana Biosphere Reserve, which reaches from the top of the Rift Valley to the desert lowlands of Wadi Araba.
Within it are four distinct vegetation zones and two major bio-geographical zones; the result is incredible biological diversity with tiny oases, wooded uplands and stony deserts supporting more than 700 plant, 215 bird and 38 mammal species including the extremely rare Syrian wolf.
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