Wadi Rum desert tour Jabal Al-Hash (1 day and 1 night)
On this web page, you find all the information about the 1-day and 1-night Wadi Rum desert tour Jabal Al-Hash. 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 Jabal Al-Hash tour
The Wadi Rum desert tour Jabal Al-Hash tour is for those travelers who love nature and landscapes and want to get the ‘Bedouin vibe’.
We start with the beautiful drive to the outer area of Wadi Rum. The rest of the morning, we use to hike and scramble Jabal Al-Hash and return to the jeep. At lunchtime, we serve you a Bedouin meal. In the afternoon, we go on a jeep tour to see more of the fantastic landscape. And we make stops at a Bedouin dam, a rock bridge, and Cow rock. Then we take the jeep and go to Um Sabatah where we end the day by watching the sunset. All in all, an active day in our stunningly beautiful 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.
Wadi Rum sites included in this tour
In the Al Forah area close to the Saudi Arabian border, you can hike Jabal Al-Hash. The views of both the north and the south of Wadi Sabet are among the best in Wadi Rum.
Bedouin built and still build water reservoirs in hollows in the lower parts of the mountains. We use the collected water for amongst others our animals.
Um Ashaman rock bridge, is an easy to climb natural rock bridge with again stunning views over Wadi Rum.
The detailed Wadi Rum desert tour Jabal Al-Hash 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 through the beautiful desert to Jabal Al-Hash. The mountain is close to the border with Saudi Arabia. No matter which route your guide chooses, the hike, which includes some scrambling, is doable for anyone who is reasonably fit. The views of both the north and the south of Wadi Sabet are beautiful. You can see the difference between the red and the white sandstone. This hike also gives you a unique opportunity to discover fossils on the mountain. After taking our time to relax and enjoy the mesmerizing views, we head back 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
In the afternoon, we go on another jeep tour. We first head to a Bedouin dam. You can see how we construct dams to collect and save water for use during the dry season. Afterward, we continue to Um Ashaman where we make a stop at a rock bridge known as ‘the eye’. Then we head to another beautifully shaped rock, Cow rock. Some call this rock Chicken rock. We wonder which name you find most fit. As the sun starts to set, we head to Um Sabatah to watch 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 Wadi Rum desert tour Jabal Al-Hash
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
- under the age of 6, 50% discount on the adult price
- and under the age of 3, 75% discount on the adult price
Possible extensions for the Wadi Rum desert tour Jabal Al-Hash
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 starts. 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.