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(Out of this world)over 3 years ago
After having been blown away by Wadi Rum during an overnight stay in a Bedouin camp, I had heard about the possibility of doing a hot air balloon flight there with the Royal Aero Sports Club of Jordan.
As we were planning a week end in Aqaba 2 weeks later, it was a no brainer to give this a go as a side trip.
I emailed them on Thursday morning to schedule a hot air balloon trip over Wadi Rum that week end and they were able to book us on a trip the next morning.
We met the hot air balloon captain and his team at 6:30am at Wadi Rum. After driving us to the take off site, they deployed the balloon and within 30 minutes, we were soaring high above Wadi Rum.
Captain Khaled Shishani can only be described as a complete legend and chatting with him was a great experience in itself.
Wadi Rum is one of the spots in Jordan that totally blew me away and I strongly encourage all visitors to Jordan to go experience it for themselves.
The hot air balloon flight was magical. While it is not the cheapest activity (130 JD per person) one will enjoy in Jordan, it is still high on my list of things to experience here. We are already planning to go again!
Web site: http://www.royalaerosports.com
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(Out of this world)over 4 years ago
This is an experience I shall never forget.
I've been on the Micro-light plane, which took of from Wadi Rum ... Seeing the desert from top felt like a totally new experience.
The plane is like a little bird, where there are no windows. You are buckled to your chair with a seat belt.
Some may say that this is a pricey thing to do, 75 JDs for 20 minutes. But this is a once in a lifetime experience that is worth every cent you pay.
The pilot was very professional, he turned of the engine at a certain moment and we just glided looking over the desert ... Bedouin tents and mountain tops.
You have to make a reservation ahead, just call ... they don't seem to check the website that often.0 found this review useful