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Wadi Rum


 

This is a stupendous, timeless place, virtually untouched by humanity and its destructive forces. Here, it is the weather and winds that have carved the imposing, towering skyscrapers, so elegantly described by T.E. Lawrence as “vast, echoing and God-like..."


 

A maze of monolithic rockscapes rise up from the desert floor to heights of 1,750m creating a natural challenge for serious mountaineers. Hikers can enjoy the tranquility of the boundless empty spaces and explore the canyons and water holes to discover 4000-year-old rock drawings and the many other spectacular treasures this vast wilderness holds in store.
 

 

As with any expedition into a desert area, trekkers should always be well-equipped. It is easy to get lost in this maze of mountains and desert, so it’s best to take a Bedouin guide. Always carry a map of the areaa and a compass, as well as plenty of water, sunblock and a hat.

 



Also known as ‘The Valley of the Moon’, this is the place where Prince Faisal Bin Hussein and T.E. Lawrence based their headquarters during the Arab Revolt against the Ottomans in World War I, their exploits intrinsically woven into the history of this amazing area.
 

 

Always remember to ask permission before taking photographs of the local Bedouin people.

 



There are several options for exploring Wadi Rum. Visitors should head for the Visitors' Centre where, apart from visitors’ facilities, they can hire a 4x4 vehicle, together with driver/guide, and then drive for two or three hours into the Wadi system to explore some of the best known sites. Alternatively they can hire a camel and guide. The duration of the trip can be arranged beforehand through the Visitors' Centre, as can a stay under the stars in a Bedouin tent, where they can enjoy a traditional campfire meal accompanied by Arabic music.
 

 

Always dress modestly when visiting an area inhabited by the Bedouins. Their culture is very different to those of more liberal western cultures and skimpy shorts and tops will be considered disrespectful.

 



Once transport has been arranged, there are various excursions available - for example, a trip to Burdah Rock Bridge, the highest in Wadi Rum, via the Seven Pillars of Wisdom and many other interesting sights, is a full day by car or an overnight trip by camel. There are many alternative routes and information on these is available from your tour operator or from the Visitors' Centre on-site.

The Bedouin people that inhabit the area still maintain their semi-nomadic lifestyle. They are hospitable and offer a friendly welcome to visitors, often inviting them to sit and enjoy a coffee or even a meal.

 
 


 


THE ROYAL AEROSPORTS CLUB OF JORDAN




The Royal Aero Sports Club was founded by His Majesty King Abdullah II in 1997. His Royal Highness Prince Hamzah Bin Al Hussein, an avid pilot and skydiver, is the President of the Club.

The club’s goals are to promote aero sports in Jordan, and to enhance the experience of tourists visiting Aqaba and Wadi Rum.

RASCJ is a not-for-profit organization, registered with the HigherCouncil of Youth and Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority cultural and social sports club.

SAFETY

For your own safety, all flights are subject to weather conditions and can be cancelled any time at pilot’s discretion.

 

NOTES
 

  Dress casually (khakis, jeans or shorts)
  Bring a light jacket in the summer and a warm one in the winter as temperature drops dramatically as the balloon rises
  A sun hat or cap is advisable
  Flat shoes are recommended

Float silently over Wadi Rum and enjoy the breathtaking natural rock formations. See the seven pillars of wisdom and the natural dunes of the desert from 6,000 feet. This unique experience is enhanced by our experienced pilot and his dedicated staff who will make sure every part of your experience is safe and enjoyable.
Flights take place in the early morning for optimal flying conditions.



DURATION

45 min – 1 hour ( Allow 2 hours for the whole experience).

BASKET CAPACITY
Small: 3 persons min, 5 persons max. Large: 6 persons min, 16 persons max.

PRICES
Adults: 130 JD Children (6 years – 12 years): 65 JD

MEETING POINT
 

  If staying in Wadi Rum at a camp inside the reserve: Visitor’s Center.
  If staying in Wadi Rum at a camp outside the reserve: RASCJ driver will pick you up from your camp.
  If staying in Aqaba: Dissi Petrol Station in Wadi Rum. We can also arrange for transport from Aqaba for a fee.


ULTRALIGHT

Discover Aqaba or Wadi Rum, Lawrences’ springs, the 7 Pillarsof Wisdom, or follow the ancient incense route from the comfort of our two-seat aircraft.

AVAILABLE ROUTES
Aqaba & Aqaba South beach (Tala Bay): 30 minutes minimum.
Aqaba & Wadi Rum: 1 hour minimum.

CAPACITY
1 person + pilot.

DURATION & PRICES
20 min: 75 JD
30 min: 100 JD
60 min: 180 JD

MEETING POINT
King Hussein International Airport (Aqaba).

SAFTEY
For your safety, all flights are subject to weather and can be cancelled at any time at pilots’ discretion.

NOTES
 

  Please send a scanned copy of your ID or Passport to info@rascj.com to arrange for airport pass at least 24 hours in advance.
  Passenger weight should not exceed 120 kg.
  Dress casually in long khakis or jeans and flat shoes. Skirt, sandals and slippers are not recommended.
  You will need a light jacket in the summer and warm one in winter.
  A sun hat or cap is advisable.
 

MICROLIGHT



Return to the roots of aviation with this small and versatile aircraft. Fly above the beautiful rock formations of Wadi Rum in an open aircraft with our experienced pilot.


CAPACITY
1 person + pilot.

DURATION & PRICES
10 min: 30 JD
20 min: 55 JD
30 min: 80 JD
60 min: 150 JD

AVAILABILITY
The Microlight is available on weekends at Wadi Rum. Please book at least 3 days in advance.

MEETING POINT
 

  If staying in Wadi Rum at a camp inside the reserve: Visitor’s Center.
  If staying in Wadi Rum at a camp outside the reserve: RASCJ driver will pick you up from your camp.
  If staying in Aqaba: Dissi Petrol Station in Wadi Rum. We can also arrange for transport from Aqaba for a fee.
 



DA40 & DA42 (DIAMOND)

Whether you are a certified pilot, an amateur pilot or an enthusiast, you can enjoy the wonderful skies of Aqaba and Wadi Rum in our modern fleet of single or twin-engine Diamond Aircraft.

Fly with an experienced flight instructor who will introduce you to the world of aviation in our glass-cockpit aircraft.

CAPACITY
2 persons + pilot.

DURATION & PRICES
DA 40 (Single Engine) 30 min: 150 JD 60 min: 200 JD
DA 42 (Twin Engine)
30 min: 200 JD
60 min: 350 JD

MEETING POINT
King Hussein International Airport (Aqaba).

NOTES
Please send a scanned copy of your ID or Passport to info@rascj.com to arrange for airport pass at least 24 hours in advance.
 

GENERAL INFORMATION


INSURANCE
The Royal Aero Sports Club of Jordan has all insurance coverage required by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), including third party & passenger insurance.

BOOKING POLICY
We operate on a first-come first-serve basis. All flights are subject to confirmation up to 24 hours in advance. Please provide contact details in order to inform you of any delays or cancellations.

CANCELLATION POLICY
 

  Cancellations due to weather or technical issues are fully refundable.
  No-shows will result in a loss of deposit


CONTACT US
Royal Aero Sports Club of Jordan
King Hussein International Airport
P.O Box 1853 Aqaba 77110 JORDAN
Tel: +962 3 2058050
Fax: +962 3 2058052
Mob: + 962 79 7300 299
email: info@rascj.com
website: www.rascj.com

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