Visiting Mushroom rock during a jeep tour

Wadi Rum desert tour Burdah rock bridge – 1 day & 1 night

Desert tour introduction

If you like to hike and scramble and see the world from ‘up there’,  this 1-day Wadi Rum desert tour is for you. In the morning we hike and scramble Burdah rock bridge. In the afternoon we take the jeep to visit some of the main sites in Wadi Rum desert. At the end of the day, you watch the sun set. And after spending your night under the stars you wake up to the rising sun.

Wadi Rum desert sites included in this desert tour

  • Burdah rock bridge
  • Lawrence house
  • Abu Khashaba canyon
  • Um Fruth rock bridge
  • Mushroom rock
  • Um Sabatah

More information on these sites can be found on the Wadi Rum desert sites page.

The Burdah desert tour program

Meeting each other

We meet each other next to the Rest House in Rum village between 9.30 and 10 AM. Here we enjoy a Bedouin tea. We take the time to relax and talk about what we have in mind for today. After finishing our tea we leave Rum village to go out into the desert.

In the morning

By jeep we drive to Jabal Burdah. We start our hike to the Burdah rock bridge from the north side. The 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 difficult. In a number of places, you might want to use your hands to scramble up. And close to the bridge are the most difficult areas. At the top, you have a fantastic view of the red desert. After taking the time to enjoy the views we head back.

Lunch time

We drive to a nice, quiet and shady place where we take a few hours break. We prepare a Bedouin lunch for you. After we finish our lunch there is time to take a rest or walk around to explore the area on your own.

In the afternoon

We start the afternoon with a beautiful drive to Lawrence house. After a short stop, we drive to the surprisingly green and narrow Abu Khashaba canyon. You walk through the canyon in about half an hour. 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 where we watch the sunset.

For your overnight stay, you have 2 options. You can either ‘sleep under the stars’ (bivouac camping) or in our camp, Wadi Rum Base Camp.

Overnight stay ‘sleeping under the stars’ (bivouac camping)

We end our day tour at a ‘cave’ to stay overnight. We cook you a traditional Bedouin dinner. The evening can be spent around the fire. We can tell you about Bedouin culture and music or you can gaze into the starry night sky and enjoy the peaceful silence of the desert.
The next morning you can wake up to the rising sun. We prepare you a breakfast. And after breakfast, we return to Rum village. We arrive here between 8 and 8.30 AM. From here you can continue your journey. Of course, we can help you to arrange transportation to your next destination.

Overnight stay in Wadi Rum Base Camp

We end our day tour at Wadi Rum Base Camp. Here we serve you a traditional Bedouin dinner. The evening can be spent in the communal area, or, during warm days, outside. We can tell you about Bedouin culture and music or you can gaze into the starry night sky and enjoy the peaceful silence of the desert.
The next morning at 7 AM we serve breakfast. And after breakfast, we return to Rum village. We arrive here between 8 and 8.30 AM. From here you can continue your journey. Of course, we can help you to arrange transportation to your next destination.

Prices 1-day Wadi Rum desert tour Burdah rock bridge + overnight stay ‘sleeping under the stars’

  • 1 person

  • JD125
  • This price includes an English speaking Bedouin guide, a jeep, all mentioned meals, drinks and sleeping equipment
    Excluded souvenirs and tipping
  • 2-3 persons

  • JD85per person
  • This price includes an English speaking Bedouin guide, a jeep, all mentioned meals, drinks and sleeping equipment
    Excluded souvenirs and tipping
  • 4 persons

  • JD80per person
  • This price includes an English speaking Bedouin guide, a jeep, all mentioned meals, drinks and sleeping equipment
    Excluded souvenirs and tipping

Prices 1-day Wadi Rum desert tour Burdah rock bridge + overnight stay in Wadi Rum Base Camp

  • 1 person

  • JD115
  • This price includes an English speaking Bedouin guide, a jeep, all mentioned meals, drinks and overnight stay in Wadi Rum Base Camp
    Excluded souvenirs and tipping
  • 2-3 persons

  • JD75per person
  • This price includes an English speaking Bedouin guide, a jeep, all mentioned meals, drinks and overnight stay in Wadi Rum Base Camp
    Excluded souvenirs and tipping
  • 4 persons

  • JD70per person
  • This price includes an English speaking Bedouin guide, a jeep, all mentioned meals, drinks and overnight stay in Wadi Rum Base Camp
    Excluded souvenirs and tipping

Our tour prices are based on shared touring. Our maximum group size during the tour is 8 persons. For bivouac camping, the maximum group size also is 8 persons. Solo travellers get a discount on their tour price if they can share their tour with others.

Possible extension

You can extend this tour with a 1- or 2-hour camel ride at the end of this tour.
The 1-hour camel ride costs 20 JD per person.
The 2-hour camel ride costs 30 JD per person.
This price includes a camel guide and 1 camel per person.

Discounts, group rates and private desert tours

Children under the age of 3 are free of charge.
Children under the age of 7 get 50% discount.
Children under the age of 13 get 25% discount.
Prices for five or more persons are available on request.
Prices for private tours are also available on request.
Please contact us with your request.