Unnamed Road, Jordan
Photo by Jessica Lee
Head Out on a 4WD Desert AdventureIf you don't have a huge amount of time, the quickest way to cover a decent stretch of territory in Wadi Rum is to take a jeep tour.
Even with just one afternoon at your disposal, you can make it to the major highlights including Khazali Canyon, Umm Froth rock bridge, a sand dune to run down, some Nabataean ruins, Lawrence's spring, and a couple of rock art sites. The real highlight, of course, is simply admiring the scenery itself as you travel through the sands. If you can, spend the night here, or at least stay for day's end, when the sand glows orange as the sun goes down.