“The desert, when the sun comes up…I couldn’t tell where heaven stopped and the Earth began.”
― Tom Hanks

After crossing the border from Israel into Jordan, my friend, Larry, his niece, Rebecca, and I went to the place where we would meet our guide for a three-hour tour of Wadi Rum.  Wadi Rum is

a protected area located in Aqaba, Jordan.  Wadi Rum has sandstone mountains, desert landscapes, and natural arches.

We enjoyed the tour on the back of a truck.  The ride on the cushioned seating was a comfortable way to travel.

Tour Vehicle

Tour Vehicle

 

Larry Taking in the Sights

Larry Taking in the Sights

 

At one point, our guide stopped at a gift shop tent located in the middle of the desert.

Inside the Gift Shop

Inside the Gift Shop

 

The landscape and details of Wadi Rum were fascinating.

Road

Road

 

Desert Details

Desert Details

 

More Desert Details

More Desert Details

 

Petroglyphs

Petroglyphs

 

There were even opportunities to have a ride on a camel in Wadi Rum.

Camel Ride, Anyone?

Camel Ride, Anyone?

 

Arch

Arch

 

Larry and Rebecca enjoyed a walk on top of the arch.

On the Arch

On the Arch

Many movies have been filmed at Wadi Rum to feature this gorgeous landscape.  The Martian, Mission to Mars, and Dune are just a few of the movies that have been filmed in Wadi Rum.

I was absolutely thrilled to see camels while in the protected area.

Camel

Camel

 

Sunset

Sunset

 

I will forever be thankful for the opportunity to explore this incredible landscape with my friends and our guide.  It was an amazing and intriguing place to visit.  I would never tire of exploring such a fascinating landscape.

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Mary Presson Roberts
Mary Presson Roberts

I am a travel and fine art photographer living and working in the Carolinas. My camera has taken me to places I never would have experienced and to people I never would have met. Photography has truly changed my life! Using my blog, I hope to share the joys of both travel and photography.

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