After an early breakfast, we packed up our things and said goodbye to the camp.
First stop was a water cave. We got a quick and interesting lesson in how the Bedouin find water in the dessert - they look for a tree line around sandstone stacked on top of igneous rock, then they search for a cave in that area (the idea is that water filters through the sandstone into the cave). We went in for quick look, then got on our way to next location in Wadi Rum.
Canyons with Nabatean Carvings
This is a small canyon that was part of an old Nabatean trade route. Inside, the canyon walls were covered in Nabatean carvings. It was a little tricky to navigate with Ava, but with some help from the tour guide, we were able to make it in and out safely.
Last spot in Wadi Rum! Ava has an aversion to walking on sand so I had to carry her up…
A few hours later, we were at the Gulf of Aqaba, which is part of the Red Sea. We didn’t stay at the beach area too long, and went to grab a quick bite of shawarma for lunch.
A few more hours later, we made it to our last location of the day, the Dead Sea! We had to pay an entrance fee to use the private beach, but it was worth it as you get to use the resort’s facilities (pools & showers).
The Dead Sea was super salty, and while Ava was ok at first, her micro cuts started to burn. Some water also got into both our eyes, which really burned (a lot!). Luckily, there was a hose there with fresh water, which allowed us to rinse off immediately. Skin also felt amazing afterwards!
After the dead sea, our trip was wrapped up and we headed off to the Airport. Next stop, home!