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A walk on the wild side in Wadi Rum

26th April 2022 - 3:30pm

Jacinta Mc Glynn (Travelbiz Senior reporter) continues her amazing Fam with Nebo Tours and Turkish Airlines

Jacinta Mc Glynn (Travelbiz Senior reporter) continues her amazing Fam with Nebo Tours and Turkish Airlines

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Jacinta Mc Glynn (Travelbiz Senior reporter) continues her amazing Fam with Nebo Tours and Turkish Airlines.

 

En route south, we stop for a sunset view and spiritual moment at Dana, Jordan’s Rift Valley Biosphere Reserve. Cup of herbal tea in hand, we observe nature at her most magnificent and dramatic. From scorching sand dunes to cool towering mountain tops, Dana Biosphere Reserve is home to a variety of wildlife and has superb hiking trails for every capability.

 

Later, we reach a blazingly hot desert scape with soaring sand dunes, natural rock formations and towering cliffs of sandstone, Wadi Rum has long been a haunt for Hollywood producers seeking a unique backdrop for their movies. ‘The Martian’ was filmed here and chunks of ‘Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade’ The desert, which stretches all the way to Saudi Arabia, attracts hordes of visitors who love the stunning sunsets, safari jeep rides, hiking, star gazing and sand boarding. We’re in on all of the foregoing! Another jewel the crown of our Jordanian trip is the desert feast. Let’s be clear here, this is not just another desert barbecue. This is a 5 star experience where we sipped Champagne, donned the Thob (traditional dress), Shmagh (typical headdress), rode camels and basically gave Lawrence of Arabia a run for his money! Well Tony and Onur certainly did and were like original Arab Sheikhs!  We continued to our camp for the night where the Bedouin ‘zaarb’ or underground barbecue awaited. Truly magnificent! We feasted like real Bedouins, lounged on fabulous carpets under a jet black sky with spangles of stars above. Eerily quiet and completely off grid with no telephones, no mobiles and no coverage whatsoever, this was truly back to nature. Immense thanks to amazing Nebo Tours Jordan who organised all of these incredible experiences on our behalf.


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Jacinta Mc Glynn (Travelbiz Senior reporter) continues her amazing Fam with Nebo Tours and Turkish Airlines
Jacinta Mc Glynn (Travelbiz Senior reporter) continues her amazing Fam with Nebo Tours and Turkish Airlines
Jacinta Mc Glynn (Travelbiz Senior reporter) continues her amazing Fam with Nebo Tours and Turkish Airlines
Jacinta Mc Glynn (Travelbiz Senior reporter) continues her amazing Fam with Nebo Tours and Turkish Airlines
Jacinta Mc Glynn (Travelbiz Senior reporter) continues her amazing Fam with Nebo Tours and Turkish Airlines
Jacinta Mc Glynn (Travelbiz Senior reporter) continues her amazing Fam with Nebo Tours and Turkish Airlines

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