Stargazing in Wadi Rum: a guided activity to enjoy the best sky

Can you think of a better place in the world for stargazing than Wadi Rum?? This incredible nature reserve has everything for an activity of this type and you can add it to your travel package with Jordania Exclusiva, along with others such as
camel rides
balloon trips
. On this page we tell you what this experience consists of that will enrich your stay in one of the most fascinating deserts on the planet.

What is stargazing in Wadi Rum?

This stargazing activity, also known as star gazing

in Wadi Rum, is a private or group experience in which participants will discover the beauty of the night sky in one of the most appropriate places for it in the entire northern hemisphere.

The conditions here are very favorable: the height of this nature reserve (above 1,500 meters above sea level), the clear skies for most of the year and the absence of pollution (both environmental and light) make the stars shine with special light and that many elements that usually remain hidden from view appear here in all their splendor.

Stargazing in Wadi Rum It is an organized and guided activity, so that professional monitors will take you to the most appropriate places contemplating the sky, and an expert guide will help participants understand and identify stars and constellations: the Centurion of Orion, the North Star, the Big Dipper … and countless examples. In addition, artificial satellites revolving around the Earth and, of course, planets and natural satellites, such as the Moon, will be visible.

For better observation of the sky, the experience provides professional telescopes that participants can use to see what goes unnoticed by the human eye. In particular, planets such as Saturn or Venus, or the Moon and its craters in a more detailed observation, among other possibilities.

The guide or guides will also talk about other related and interesting aspects, such as orientation methods based on the position of the stars, as well as other curious facts and stories of popular culture and esotericism, such as horoscopes or mythological beliefs of ancient civilizations, based on astrology.

The chances of this activity being canceled for weather reasons is quite small, but in any case you should keep in mind that it could be suspended if the visibility conditions are not adequate.

Where to star gaze in Wadi Rum

The extension of Wadi Rum (72,000 hectares) makes countless places suitable for stargazing. However, the organizers of the activity will take the group to the most suitable location, away from the few Bedouin camps of the reserve and without natural accidents that could hinder the full vision of the sky.

To attend this activity, it is best to stay precisely in one of those camps located within this desert protected by Unesco, although it is also common to join it from the city of Aqaba.

What's included in the activity and more details

If you hire your star gazing activity in Wadi Rum with Jordania Exclusiva, you can have all the contracted services, with the details well closed. Not only will we book the activity itself, which begins at the time of the meeting in the agreed place, but we can add any other aspect so that the experience is complete: private transport from your place of accommodation (Aqaba or Bedouin camp), dinner or lunch according to the schedules of the activity, overnight stay in the desert under the starry sky, etc.



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