Southern Desert - Jordan
The vast eastern deserts of Jordan consist of stony plains of limestone or basalt, but much of the southern desert is sand, signifying the dunes and vast desolation of the Arabian interior.
To the south, pressed onto Jordan’s only stretch of coastline, Aqaba forms a pleasurable urban interlude to the breathtaking marine flora and fauna which thrive in the warm Red Sea waters just offshore.
It would be best if you didn't leave Jordan without spending a little time in the desert moonscape of Wadi Rum, the haunt of Lawrence of Arabia and the starting point for camel treks into the red sands.
Visit the award-winning eco-lodge at Feynan, a fabulous hideaway for walks, cultural experiences and off-the-beaten-track exploration in this little-visited Wadi Araba desert.