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 you are interested in the ecosystem in desert canyons, this 1 day Wadi Rum desert tour is for you. In the morning we hike beautiful Rakhabat canyon. 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 by the rising sun.

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

Meeting each other

We meet each other next to the Rest House in Rum village between 8.30 and 9 AM. In the Rest House we enjoy a Bedouin tea. We take time to relax and talk about what we have in mind for today. After finishing our tea we leave Rum village.

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 kilometer hike with an abundance of shade which protects you from the burning sun and the desert heat. You can learn about the ecosystem inside this desert canyon.

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 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 it’s 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 in 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 sunset.

Sleeping under the stars

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 by the rising sun. We prepare you a Bedouin breakfast. 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 for our Wadi Rum desert tour Rakhabat canyon – 1 day & 1 night

  • 1 person

  • JD115
  • This price includes an English speaking Bedouin guide, a jeep, all mentioned meals, drinks and sleeping equipment.
    Excluded souvenirs and tipping.
  • 2-4 persons

  • JD75per person
  • This price includes an English speaking Bedouin guide, a jeep, all mentioned meals, drinks and sleeping equipment.
    Excluded souvenirs and tipping.

Possible extention

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 an 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.