For those spending a night or two in the desert and looking to be engulfed in the history and scenery of the Wadi Rum, then a guided hike with jeep support is the trip for you. This can be a five-hour trip or for the fully immersive tour, an eight hour day, but don’t worry, your hike will include a number of rest stops under the shade of local Bedouin tents where you’ll be offered enough mint tea to start your own stand. You visit natural and famous landmarks such as canyons and the burdah rock bridge and see evidence of those who’ve passed this way before in rock inscriptions dating back hundreds and sometimes thousands of years. It was here that Lawrence of Arabia fashioned his unique desert fighting force and there are numerous sites associated with his exploits. But more than anything else Wadi Rum offers the chance to enjoy the silence and majesty of one of the world’s great landscapes.