Visiting Mushroom rock during a jeep tour

Wadi Rum desert tour Rakhabat canyon – 1 day & 1 night

Desert tour introduction

If you like to hike and scramble, and you are interested in the ecosystem in desert canyons, this 1-day Wadi Rum desert tour is for you. In the morning we hike and scramble the beautiful Rakhabat canyon. 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

  • Rakhabat canyon
  • Red sand dune
  • Anfishiyyeh inscriptions
  • Lawrence house
  • Abu Khashaba canyon
  • Um Fruth rock bridge
  • Um Mugur

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

The Rakhabat 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 next to the Rest House 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

We start to walk to Rakhabat canyon. This canyon links the two big sandstone mountains Jabal Um Ishrin and Jabal Ansranieh. The canyon offers a 3-kilometre hike with an abundance of shade which protects you from the burning sun and the desert heat. Note that some parts involve serious scrambling. Therefore this tour is not a fit for those who are unsure on their feet or afraid of heights. You can learn about the ecosystem inside this desert canyon.

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 short drive to a red sand dune. You can climb the dune and enjoy running down. A short drive brings us to the big rock wall called Anfishiyyeh. This rock wall is famous for its ancient inscriptions. We continue our tour and drive to the Lawrence house. After a short stop, we drive to the surprisingly green and narrow Abu Khashaba canyon. You walk through the canyon for about half an hour. We wait for you on the other side. Our next stop is at 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 Mugur where we watch the sunset.

For your overnight stay, you have two 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 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.

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.

Prices 1-day Wadi Rum desert tour Rakhabat canyon + 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 Rakhabat canyon + 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 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. Single travellers get a discount if we can let then share their tour with other guests.

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.