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. Note that this tour is not a fit for those who are unsure on their feet or afraid of heights. In the afternoon we take the jeep to visit some of the most famous sites in Wadi Rum desert. We end the day by watching the sunset. For the overnight stay, you can opt for our camp, Wadi Rum Base Camp, or the more adventurous bivouac camping (sleeping outside).

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

Start time

During summer time our tours start at 10 AM. During winter time our tours begin at 9 AM.

Meeting each other

We meet each other at our office in Rum village. 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 drink, 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 technically not that difficult. But note that it is not a fit for those who are unsure on their feet or afraid of heights. In some 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.

Lunchtime

We drive to a nice, quiet and shady place where we take a few hours break. We prepare a Bedouin meal 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 two options. You can either sleep in our camp, Wadi Rum Base Camp or ‘sleep under the stars’ (bivouac camping).

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. Afterwards, we pack our things and 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 ‘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 your breakfast. Afterwards, we pack our things and 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 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 for the guide and cook
  • 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 for the guide and cook
  • 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 for the guide and cook

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

  • 1 person

  • JD130
  • This price includes an English-speaking Bedouin guide, a jeep, all mentioned meals, drinks and sleeping equipment
    Excluded souvenirs and tipping for the guide
  • 2-3 persons

  • JD90per person
  • This price includes an English-speaking Bedouin guide, a jeep, all mentioned meals, drinks and sleeping equipment
    Excluded souvenirs and tipping for the guide
  • 4 persons

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

Our tour prices are based on shared touring. Our maximum group size during the tour is eight persons. For bivouac camping, the maximum group size also is eight persons. We determine your price based on the number of people who are in your booking.

We grant single travellers a discount if we can let them share the tour with other guests. Further, single travellers share tents in our camp. You can share your preference -female tent, male tent or mixed tent- when booking. Of course, an additional discount is applicable if you share the tent.

Possible extensions

Camel ride

You can extend this tour with a 1- or 2-hour camel ride at the start or end of this tour.
A 1-hour camel ride costs 20 JD per person.
A 2-hour camel ride costs 30 JD per person.
These prices include a camel guide and one camel per person.

Pre-night

You can extend this tour with a pre-night in our camp.
A pre-night costs 30 JD per person
This prices include dinner, breakfast, drinks, the overnight stay in our camp and the transfer from our office to our campsite.

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 on the adult price.
Children under the age of 13 get 25% discount on the adult price.

Group rates are available on request.
Prices for private tours are also available on request.
Please contact us with your request.

We want to make things easy for you. Therefore we created a webpage with information on how to reach and depart Wadi Rum from Amman, Petra, and Aqaba. Further, we offer our guests the service of arranging taxi transfer. Please contact us for the transfer rates.

Visiting the desert is a special, and unique experience. Coming prepared ensures a careless time. Therefore made a list of essentials which, according to us, should be included on your packing list. Have a look at our ‘what to bring’ list, for our recommendations.

The desert is a harsh place. Endless sunshine, high and low temperatures, wind, blowing dust, we have it all.  We can imagine that you wonder what is best to wear in the desert. Therefore we wrote down our ideas for you. Come prepared by reading our webpage ‘what to wear’.

The available space for luggage in the jeeps is limited. Therefore make sure to pack all things you need during the tour and overnight stay in a small backpack. Luggage which you don’t need you can store in your car or our office.