24 hours in Wadi Rum desert
What would you do if you only had 24 hours to visit Wadi Rum? We can assure you that this will be a magical experience you will never forget.
In the morning
After your arrival in Rum village, we set off for your 24 hours desert adventure. After leaving the village no more sealed roads. We drive 20 kilometres to reach Jabal (mountain) Burdah in the southeast of the protected area. We take it slowly so you can enjoy the ride. On the way, you will see various beautifully shaped mountains and vast red and yellow sandy plains filled with life. We stop at the north side of the mountain to hike up to Burdah rock bridge. There are different ‘Bedouin roads’ that lead up to the rock bridge. The one on the north side is our favourite. Burdah rock bridge is the highest rock bridge in Wadi Rum. It is one of the most spectacular sites in Wadi Rum. The climb is not so challenging. In several places, you might want to use your hands. Close to the bridge are the most challenging areas. For safety reasons, we use ropes here. At the top, you have a spectacular view of the red desert. After taking time to enjoy the views, we head back to our jeep.
In the afternoon
We drive to a beautiful, quiet and shady place. Here we take a few hours break. We prepare a Bedouin lunch for you. And after we finish our lunch, there is time to take a rest or walk around to explore the area on your own. We start our afternoon with another beautiful drive. This time we head for the Lawrence house. We make a short stop here to see the ruin. Then we drive to the surprisingly green and narrow Abu Khashaba canyon. You walk through this yellow and red sand canyon in about half an hour. While you enjoy your hike, we drive to the other side of the canyon to pick you up. We continue our tour to Um Fruth rock bridge. You can climb this bridge and enjoy the views of this part of Wadi Rum desert. Our last stop is Um Sabatah. Here we enjoy watching the sunset.
In the evening and at night
After sunset, we are about halfway on your 24 hours experience. Time to drive to our camp or ‘cave’ where we cook you a traditional Bedouin dinner. You can spend the evening around the fire. We can tell you about Bedouin culture and music. Or you can gaze at the starry night sky and enjoy the peaceful silence of the desert. When you feel like sleeping, you either go to your comfortable sleeping tent, which is equipped with beds or if you sleep in the ‘cave’ we provide you with the sleeping equipment.
The next morning
You can wake up by the rising sun while we prepare you a Bedouin breakfast. After breakfast, we return to Rum village.
Did you get inspired by our 24 hours itinerary? The take a look at this 1-day Wadi Rum desert tour and our other 24 hours tour programs to see which one you like most.
See you in Wadi Rum desert,
Team Wadi Rum Nomads