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Wadi Rum desert tour Wadi Sabet 1 day and 1 night

1 day and 1 night Wadi Rum desert tour Wadi Sabet characteristics

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Tour description​

The Wadi Sabet tour is for active travelers who love to hike and scramble and visit off the beaten track places. We start with the beautiful drive through the heart of Wadi Rum to Um Mugur. After a walk through a canyon, we continue to nearby Wadi Nuqra were you walk through part of this canyon. Then we head to Wadi Sabet. At lunchtime, we serve you a Bedouin meal. In the afternoon, we first visit a Bedouin storage place. We also enjoy the exquisite views over Wadi Sabet. Next is beautiful Um Ghdah, where another hike is waiting for you. Afterward, we visit Double bridge. And then we go to Um Sabatah where we end the day by watching the sunset. All in all, an active day full of variety in a lesser-visited part of 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.

Wadi Rum sites included in this tour

You can find more information about these sites on the Wadi Rum desert sites page. And hereafter, you see pictures of all the sites in the detailed Wadi Rum desert tour Wadi Sabet plan.

The detailed Wadi Rum desert tour Wadi Sabet plan

Day 1 - Meeting point and start time

We will meet at our office in Rum village for the check-in at 9.30 AM. We enjoy 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, at 10 AM, we leave Rum village to go out into the desert.

Day 1 - In the morning

By jeep, we drive from our office to Um Mugur. It is a scenic drive through the red desert. Therefore you might want to keep your camera ready. Your guide will drop you off at the start of the yellow sand canyon. While you hike and scramble through it, your guide drives around to the canyon’s other end. There he waits for you to arrive. In the canyon, you can, amongst others, discover different types of desert vegetation. Next, we drive onward to Wadi Nuqra. The wadi invites you for a good hike. Your guide will drive to the end of the wadi and wait for you there. Take your time for this hike and let the desert landscape and views mesmerize you. Afterward, we drive to Wadi Sabet.

Day 1 - Lunchtime

We go to a quiet and picturesque place in Wadi Sabet 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 with a scenic drive to one of the most beautiful viewpoints over Wadi Sabet. We first take a look at an old Bedouin storage place. Then we walk to a ridge to take in the exquisite views over Wadi Sabet. We continue onwards to Um Ghdah. There you will be dropped off at the start of the canyon—time to stretch your legs again. While you hike through the canyon, your guide drives to the other end to wait for you there. Next, we continue to Double bridge. And after a stop there, we get in the jeep for one more fantastic ride. Now 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.

Sleeping in a tent in our camp
Wadi Rum Base Camp

If you prefer a comfortable night in a bed, our cozy camp is the place for you. Check out our camp page to read more about our home in the desert.

Sleeping outdoors near
Wadi Rum Base Camp

Are you looking for an comfortable but also unique overnight stay? Have the comfort of the camp and sleep under the billions of stars by booking this option.

Sleeping under the stars
(bivouac camping) in our 'cave'

Choose this option if you are in for an adventure. Check out our bivouac page to read more about our 'cave' and when it is available.

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 Wadi Sabet

1 person

JOD 90

2 persons

JOD 80
  • per person

3 persons

JOD 75
  • per person

4 persons

JOD 70
  • per person

Prices for groups of 5 and more persons are available on request. You can use our contact form to ask about the price.

Included and excluded

Additional price information

Child discounts

Possible extensions for the Wadi Rum desert tour Wadi Sabet

Camel ride

We offer the following three 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.
  • full-day camel ride, including another overnight stay
    See our extension camel ride page, for details and prices.

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.

The price includes dinner, breakfast, drinks, the overnight stay in our camp, and the transfer from our office to our camp.

What our guests say about the Wadi Rum desert tour Wadi Sabet

"This was my 7th trip to Wadi Rum with Nomads. They always manage to bring you to the most impressive places, leaving unforgettable memories. The service is excellent. Nomads really takes care of their guests and let you feel comfortable. I can highly recommend them as the best…"

Johan, The Netherlands

Reviewed on Tripadvisor, July 2020

This was my fifth time in the desert.... and my third time with Wadi Rum Nomads. What made this tour amazing, was that it felt like having the desert for ourselves. We didn't meet other tourists, sadly enough because of the corona crisis. But realised that this was our chance to really enjoy the peace, the quietness and the amazing beauty of Wadi Rum! Because it was my fifth time, Wadi Rum Nomads took us on the Sabet tour. A complete new part of the desert for us. It's a beautiful tour, because it gives a perfect mix of walking through the canyons, but also relaxing at the back of the Jeep. Every time i have a tour with Wadi Rum Nomads, they make it special again. Everybody working with them live in Rum village, which is also shown in their deep respect for the desert and treating the desert environment well. Thanks Fawaz, Bianca, Rashid, for making this a memorable tour again!

Corine, The Netherlands

Reviewed on Google, June 2020

I can’t explain enough how great everything was in our stay with Wadi Rum Nomads. Everyone was super helpful and polite, the tour around the dessert was organized perfectly, and our stay at the camp was so unique that I wanted to become a Bedouin and stay with them! But most amazing part was that you stay there with Bedouins, who prepare you their traditional meals and tell you stories about their people, customs and history. We learned so much about your people and thank you for making that day a day to remember forever!

Nevena, Serbia

Reviewed on Google, May 2020

Do you want to read other reviews? You find many more reviews on our Tripadvisor account page and on Google.

Helpful information

Booking and payment

You can easily book via our website. Choose 'BOOK' from our main menu, or click one of the booking buttons on this page to go to our booking form. You can finish the payment upon arrival. Keep in mind that we only accept payment by cash (Jordanian Dinars). Furthermore, be reminded that Rum village has no ATM and credit card facilities. Therefore make sure to bring money from cities like Aqaba, Petra, Amman or Madaba.

Reaching and departing Wadi Rum

We want to make things easy for you! If you come by car, we provide you with detailed travel directions. You receive those after booking. In case you rely on a combination of public transport and taxi transfers, we recommend having a look at our 'Getting there and away'-page. On this page, you find information about coming from and going to Amman, Petra, and Aqaba. If you are coming from another place, you can contact us for the available travel options. Last but not least, if we can help you out by arranging taxi transfer(s), you can let us know when filling out the booking form.

Luggage handling

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

Checklist what to bring

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

What to wear

Wadi Rum desert is a harsh place. Endless sunshine, wind, blowing dust, high and low temperatures, 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. Without a doubt reading our webpage ‘what to wear’ will be helpful.

Wadi Rum weather

The winters in Wadi Rum are cold, and July and August are the warm months. But what is hot and what is cold? Read our page about the weather in Wadi Rum to learn more about our seasons. And you can also check out our blog posts about the seasons ( links are available on the weather page).

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