Wadi Rum desert tour Burdah rock bridge
On this web page, you find all the information about the 1-day and 1-night Wadi Rum desert tour Burdah rock bridge. We start with the short tour description, followed by a list of sites that we plan to visit. Then we dive into the details of the trip and the options for the overnight stay. In the price section, you find the prices, a list of included and excluded, additional price information, and possible extensions. Furthermore, we share a few of the testimonials of our guests and helpful information for your preparation. Lastly, we share links to our other tours.
Tour description Burdah rock bridge tour
The Burdah rock bridge tour is for you if you to hike and scramble and see the world from ‘up there’.
We start with the beautiful drive through the heart of Wadi Rum to Jabal Burdah. The rest of the morning, we use to hike and scramble up to the Burdah rock bridge and return to the jeep. At lunchtime, we serve you a Bedouin meal. In the afternoon, we visit a Roman dam. Afterward, we drive to Barrah canyon. Time stretch your legs and walk through this beautiful canyon. Then we take the jeep and go to Um Sabatah where we end the day by watching the sunset. All in all, an adventurous and active day in the desert.
Once it starts to get dark, we drive to our camp or our ‘cave’ where you enjoy a traditional Bedouin dinner and stay overnight. The next morning after breakfast, we return to Rum village.
Warning: Hiking and scrambling Burdah rock bridge is an adventure for travelers who a physically fit and up for a challenge. If you are afraid of height, unsure on your feet, this tour is not for you.
Wadi Rum sites included in this tour
The detailed Burdah rock bridge tour plan
Day 1 - Meeting point and start time
We meet each at our office in Rum village for the check-in. Together we enjoy a Bedouin tea and talk about what we have in mind for the day and night. After finishing our drink, there is time for the final preparations. Afterward, we leave Rum village to go out into the desert.
During summertime (daylight saving time), the tour starts at 10 AM (check-in at 9.30 AM), and during wintertime, the tour begins at 9 AM (check-in at 8.30 AM).
Day 1 - In the morning
By jeep, we drive from our office to the north side of Jabal Burdah. It is a fantastic drive with stunning scenery. Therefore we recommend keeping your camera ready. The rest of the morning, we use to hike and scramble Burdah rock bridge. Climbing Burdah rock bridge is technically not that difficult, but some parts are steep. In these places, you might want to use your hands to make the scrambling easier. Close to the bridge is the most challenging part. Along the way, you can already enjoy fantastic views. But once on the rock bridge, you get rewarded by unbeatable breathtaking views over Wadi Rum. After taking the time to enjoy the views, we head back down to the jeep.
Day 1 - Lunchtime
We drive to a quiet and picturesque place where we take our lunch break. Your guide prepares a Bedouin lunch for you on the spot. After lunch, there is time to take a rest or walk around to explore the area on your own.
Because of the days being short during wintertime, we continue the tour right after lunch. Likewise, during summertime, we take an extended break to wait for the heat of the day to go.
Day 1 - In the afternoon
We start the afternoon by visiting a Roman dam to see how they built dams to save water for the dry months. Then we drive to Barrah canyon. Get mesmerized by this stunningly beautiful canyon while you walk through it. Because of the variety in this canyon, the 1,5 to 2 hours hike most likely will feel too short. As the sun starts to go down, it is time to take the car for a beautiful drive through the yellow and red desert as we head to Um Sabatah. There we finish the tour and day by watching the sunset.
Day 1 - The overnight stay
For your overnight stay, we offer three options.
- Firstly, sleeping in a tent in our camp, Wadi Rum Base Camp
our camp is open year-round
- Secondly, sleeping outdoors near our camp, Wadi Rum Base Camp
available from the 1st of April until the 31st of October
- Thirdly, sleeping outdoors in our ‘cave’, the so-called overnight stay ‘sleeping under the stars’ or ‘bivouac camping’
available during July, August, and September if the weather permits (read on our page about bivouac camping why this option is only available during a few months a year)
Overnight stay in Wadi Rum Base Camp
After the sunset, we bring you to our camp. You get a quick explanation about what is where, how our camp works, and we show you where you will be sleeping (your tent or outside sleeping spot near our camp). All so that you can feel at home right-way.
In the communal tent, we serve you a traditional Bedouin dinner. There is no set program during the evening. You can spend time in the communal tent, or, during warm days, in the outside sitting area. We can tell you about Bedouin culture and music, you can talk with other guests, or you can gaze into the starry night sky and enjoy the peaceful silence of the desert.
Overnight stay 'sleeping under the stars' (bivouac camping)
After the sunset, we go to our ‘cave’ where we stay overnight. While you enjoy the stunning views from our ‘cave’ and see the nightfall (who spots the first star?), your guide cooks you a traditional Bedouin dinner.
You can spend the evening sitting and chatting around the firepit. We can tell you about Bedouin culture and music, you can talk with other guests, or you can gaze into the starry night sky and enjoy the peaceful silence of the desert.
Day 2 - In the morning
It is worth checking when the sun will rise (you can ask us too). Whether you sleep in our camp, near our camp, or in our ‘cave’, the sunrise is something you don’t want to miss. You can ask us for the best places where you can watch the sunrise. At 7 AM, breakfast is ready for you. Afterward, we pack our things and return to Rum village. You arrive at our office between 8 and 8.30 AM. After the check-out, we say goodbye, and you can continue your journey.
Prices of the Burdah rock bridge tour
Additional price information
- A surcharge of 15 JOD per person is applicable if you choose the option of ‘sleeping under the stars’ (bivouac camping) for your overnight stay.
- The prices are based on shared touring. Our minimum shared group size is two persons, and our shared maximum group size is eight persons. On average, 4-5 guests share a tour.
If you are traveling with a group of eight or more persons, you, of course, can join us too. In that case, your group will go on a private tour.
- The surcharge for a private tour is available on request. Please fill out our contact form with your request. Note that for groups of six or more persons, we offer private tours without a surcharge being applicable.
- Departures for one person are available upon request and are subject to a surcharge.
- We determine your price based on the number of people that are in your booking.
We have the following discounts for children:
- under the age of 12, 25% discount on the adult price
Possible extensions for the Burdah rock bridge tour
We offer the following two options for camel riding:
- 1-hour camel ride at the end of your stay
After breakfast, we drop you off half-way from our camp to our office. From there, you ride back to our office on a camel. You finish about one hour later than the regular end time.
- 2-hour camel ride at the end of your stay
After breakfast, you ride from our camp back to our office on a camel. You finish about two hours later than the regular end time.
A 1-hour camel ride costs 20 JOD per person, and a 2-hour camel ride costs 30 JOD per person.
The prices include a camel guide and one camel per person.
Extra overnight stay
If getting up early to travel to Wadi Rum is not your cup of tea, you can book an extra overnight stay before the tour start. The check-in is at our office in Rum village at sunset time. Afterward, we bring you to our camp for the overnight stay.
The extra overnight stay costs 30 JOD per person. Single travelers pay a 10 JOD surcharge. And groups of five or more people get a 5 JOD per person discount.
The price includes dinner, breakfast, drinks, the overnight stay in our camp, and the transfer from our office to our camp.
Extra day and night in the camp
If you would like to spend an extra day in the desert and relax at our campsite, you can book an extra day and night. At lunchtime, we serve a freshly prepared lunch in the communal tent.
The extra day and overnight stay cost 50 JOD per person. Single travelers pay a 10 JOD surcharge. And groups of five or more get a 5 JOD per person discount. And therefore pay 45 JOD per person.
The price includes lunch, dinner, breakfast, drinks, the overnight stay in our camp, and the transfer from our camp to our office.