Stargazing: Wadi Rum, Jordan

Known as the Valley of the Moon, the UNESCO protected site of Wadi Rum is a great place to enjoy the colourful night sky from its open-air tent camps.

Wadi Rum lies in the far south of Jordan, set on a high plateau at the western edge of the Arabian desert. Gargantuan rock formations, rippled sand dunes and clear night skies create an almost fairy-tale setting across an unpopulated area the size of New York City.

The barren wilderness of Wadi Rum is the perfect solution for those looking for a breather from city life. With endless view of the blood-orange sand dunes, travellers looking to enjoy quiet nights can opt for one of the isolated sites with the local Bedouin. From the comfort of a tented camp, you will be able to see the remarkable Milky Way galaxy.