Virtual Rewards 2.0 - 2019/2020 This Virtual Cache is part of a limited release of Virtuals created between June 4, 2019 and June 4, 2020. Only 4,000 cache owners were given the opportunity to hide a Virtual Cache.
To log this virtual geocache you should complete an easy task: you need to find the stone with "Wadi Rum protected area" plague and take a picture with your geocaching nickname near . You can use a sheet of paper, stamp, geocoin, mobile phone, T-shirt.... the important thing is that your nickname appears. Sorry, but without it your logs will be deleted=]
Wadi Rum is the largest ‘wadi’, dry valley, in Jordan. It is a diverse desert area, with tough rocky outcrops of red rock and flat areas covered in sand or salt. Many civilizations have inhabited the area, however always sparsely due to its tough and inhabitable nature. Today only a handful of Bedouin tribes live in the area, mostly in the Rum Village, which is the only population center for the area. Wadi Rum rose to fame in the west following the movie ‘Lawrence of Arabia‘ which followed the story of TE Lawrence when he fighting in then Transjordan during the Second World War.
Wadi Rum is a designated nature reserve and has an entrance fee required. There is also a Visitor Center at the entrance to the area.
Things to do: Wadi Rum is a desert area, with little in the way of permanent construction or modern facilities. The area is incredibly popular with tourists, however. The main activities here are jeep safaris through the desert, like this Wadi Rum Jeep Safari Tour. Most jeep tours are around 2 hours and cover the highlights of the area although longer half-day, full-day, or multi-day tours are also available.
Many visitors choose to spend one of their overnights in Jordan in a Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum, to gain a local experience. There are tens of different camps in the area, some of which are quite makeshift with locals just setting up tents in the desert, whilst others are more Western-style resorts, with cabins as well as tents, en-suite rooms, swimming pools, dining facilities, and so on.
Wadi Rum is also a major hiking area, with many trails through the desert drawing visitors. Rock climbing is also a draw to the region. Wadi Rum also attracts more extreme nature lovers, who carry out long hikes through Wadi Rum, as well as those looking for desert thrills with ATV’s or desert buggies, hot air balloons. It is recommended to take a tour guide in Wadi Rum.