Why not combine the experience of Wadi Rum with the sea and sunshine of Aqaba.
Treat yourself to the most memorable week imaginable. Fly to Aqaba Airport; (from Europe there's an increasing number of direct flights.) Relax and recover in your own luxury, sea-view apartment, while you finalise plans for your adventure in Rum. Then it's just a short taxi journey (40 minutes or so) through the spectacular Wadi Ithm, between the granite peaks, to the gates of Rum.
We thoroughly recommend one of the local taxi-drivers, Hamdan who has taken us all over Jordan and is always a joy to be with; he will always quote a fair price in advance (eg from Tala Bay in Aqaba to Rum village is 30 JDs; 50 JDs for the return trip). Phone him on 0777 419 390 (from Europe 00 962 777 419 390). If he's busy he will provide a reliable friend, colleague or relative to look after you.
We have a preferred local car rental company in Jordan -- over many years we have found them reliable, fair and good value.
Visit their web-site and if you quote our reference [AT HOME IN JORDAN] then you will receive what we believe is the best car rental service in the country.
SPECIAL OFFER -- free loan of a pay-as-you-go mobile phone during your stay!
SPECIAL OFFER -- free full tank of petrol if you rent for more than five days!
We also have luxury apartments to rent by the Dead Sea, if you want to visit one of Jordan's other must-see (and must-float-in) attractions.