Day 8: Petra - Wadi Rum Desert
After this day, at this point, we have to totally oppose this guide, when the truth is that it has always been a reference in our travels.
After offering us some tea at home, we tell Mohamed that for the next day we will need a taxi to take us to Aqaba, our next travel destination and he tells us that there is no problem, that he will call him and that for 20 dinars they will take us to the hotel in Aqaba, in a journey about 70 kilometers or so.
Comment that 3 months ago we had contracted with them, by email through their website, a private 7-hour jeep circuit, plus sleeping in their camp in the middle of the Wadi Rum desert, for 50 dinars per person.
It turns out that a little private, to say nothing, because when we realize we are in a 4 × 4 with 4 more people.
For not discussing and trying to spend the day in Wadi Rum the best possible we spend a little of the subject and say nothing.
After a few minutes, we stop at a place where the driver tells us to take food at the store, which is also from Mohamed for noon and that dinner and breakfast will be made directly to us at the camp. We just have to pay for drinks.
Once this is done, we move on to a new 4 × 4. Broken front glass, no interior glass can be raised, the crank is broken and only a small piece of metal remains, broken mirrors. Details that could be ignored, if it were not why the jeep that was initially private for 2, is really for 4 people and we are going 6. So we are like the canned sardines that we have taken to eat.
But as we said before, we try to take things as anecdotes and not give it too many laps, so we relax while we begin to travel the desert, making our first stop in a canyon, where we make a small walk.