NAME THAT SEA

 

Jordan’s only sea port and beach resort is the city of Aqaba on the Gulf of Aqaba at the country’s most southern point. Jordan shares the gulf’s northern coast with Israel and Egypt. These waters have been vital for regional trade for millennia and are also known to divers for their clear water, coral reefs and great variety of sea life, including many endemic species. Located within a 2-hour drive from Wadi Rum and Petra, Aqaba is a great spot for a few days of R & R after a full touring itinerary.

The Gulf of Aqaba is a northern arm of what sea?

 

 

Can you name that sea? 
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Wadi Rum

 

In southeast Jordan, Wadi Rum is three hundred square miles of protected desert, where you’ll find red sand dunes, mountains, and narrow canyons snaking between sheer towers of granite and sandstone. A small population of Bedouins live much as their ancestors have done for millennia. Tens of thousands of petroglyphs and inscriptions in the wadi are evidence of human habitation going back 12,000 years.

petroglyphs

petroglyphs

Spend a few hours exploring Wadi Rum by 4X4 with a local guide or stay over night, or for several days, sleeping in a Bedouin camp. There are countless opportunities for hiking and rock climbing in this vast, wild place.

Ronen at a Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum.

Ronen at a Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum.

NAME THAT COUNTRY Episode 45

In the south-east of our mystery country, tens of thousands of petroglyphs and inscriptions in Wadi Rum are evidence of human habitation going back 12,000 years. Across three hundred square miles of protected desert, you’ll find red sand dunes,  mountains, narrow canyons snaking between sheer towers of granite and sandstone and a small population of Bedouins, living much as their ancestors have done for thousands of years. Spend a few hours exploring Wadi Rum by 4X4 with a local guide or stay for several days, sleeping in a Bedouin camp. Cultural and historical sites are often the main attraction in our mystery country, with Wadi Rum as a short side trip, but “adventure” activities such as hiking and rock climbing in the country’s wild places are increasingly popular.

Can you name that country? 
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Foto Friday – Ya’lla Groups 3

Happy Friday! Please enjoy some random shots of Ya’lla travelers:

Cuevo del Indio, Vinales Valley, Pinar del Rio, Cuba

Cuevo del Indio, Vinales Valley, Pinar del Rio, Cuba

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NAME THAT COUNTRY Episode 5

The answer to the last episode (Episode 4) is: JORDAN.
 Clue 1 – Qasr Amra and Qasr Kharana
Clue 2 – Kerak Castle 
Clue 3 – Wadi Rum

Click to see tours to Jordan.

Now for this episode –

All the clues in this post refer to one Ya’lla Tours destination: Bahrain, Cuba, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Turkey, or United Arab Emirates.

We’ll show you images of popular tourist sites in our mystery country, along with descriptions of those sites. Continue reading