Solo Female Travel in Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum, also known as The Valley of the Moon, is a mesmerizing and majestic destination tucked away in the southern region of Jordan. This dramatic desert wilderness is famed for its stunning lunar-like landscape of breathtaking canyons, shifting sand dunes, and towering cliffs crafted from granite and sandstone. The valley has a rich history, with ancient rock paintings, inscriptions, and archaeological remains that bear witness to 12,000 years of human occupation. Wadi Rum is well-known as a destination for hiking, rock climbing, camel and horse trekking, and even hot air ballooning. The territory gained global fame as the backdrop for many blockbuster films, including "Lawrence of Arabia" and "The Martian". Immersive experiences such as Bedouin-style camping beneath a spectacular star-studded sky further highlight the mystical allure of Wadi Rum.

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Is Wadi Rum good for solo travel?


Safety:Very safe

Wadi Rum is generally a safe destination for solo female travelers. The local Bedouin communities are welcoming and hospitable towards visitors, and most tours in the Wadi Rum Protected Area are led by professional guides. However, as with any destination, it is recommended that proper precautions are taken. These include respecting local culture and dress codes, avoiding deserted areas after dark, and ensuring that someone knows your whereabouts. As always, maintaining awareness of your surroundings contributes to a safer travel experience.


Getting around Wadi Rum can vary in terms of ease. Navigation is relatively difficult due to lack of marked trails and vague terrain features, you will likely require a guide for a large portion of the visit. Therefore, specifically for a solo female traveler, some challenges may arise in terms of safety and cultural comfort. However, once you arrange with reliable local guides, the trips can be very enjoyable and safe.
Things to do:

Things to do:Interesting

Wadi Rum, often referred to as the Valley of the Moon, offers a variety of thrilling activities to engage in. The vast desert landscape lends itself to exploration, with scenic hiking and climbing routes that appeal to outdoor enthusiasts. You can also opt for camel riding and hot air balloon flights for an aerial view of this breathtaking landscape. Jeep tours are popular too, providing an opportunity to get up close with the wildlife and native flora. The region is rich with Bedouin culture, where you can experience their way of life, food, and traditional music. Stargazing is extraordinary due to the lack of light pollution. Accommodation in desert camps provides a unique experience of life in the desert.

Food:Above average

Food diversity in Wadi Rum is decent, with a mix of traditional Bedouin dishes, such as Zarb that is cooked underground, and staple Middle Eastern cuisine, including falafel and hummus. Local ingredients, especially meats and vegetables, are superbly fresh and flavorful. However, it doesn't offer a wide range of international or fusion cuisine. Options for vegetarians and vegans might be somewhat limited. In general, the cuisine is authentic and offers a unique culinary experience.


Wadi Rum offers a moderate budget-friendly experience. Accommodations can cater to both economical and luxurious tastes, but overall expenses for food, transportation, and especially tours can add up. However, the unique and mind-blowing landscapes coupled with cultural experiences make the cost worthwhile.

Is Wadi Rum worth visiting?

Group travel experience

Wadi Rum was a wonderful experience for me. I travelled with another friend of mine, and we booked our accommodation with the Bubble Luxotel which was a beautiful property. The views were beautiful, and the weather was perfect in November. Activities available: 4x4 jeep ride, camel riding, stargazing with professional equipment. Overall, it was an absolutely great experience!

Posted: November 3, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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