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 Wadi Sabet tour
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, in the detailed Wadi Rum desert tour Wadi Sabet plan, you see pictures of all the sites.
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.
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
Prices for groups of 5 and more persons are available on request. You can use our contact form to ask about the price.
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Possible extensions for the Wadi Rum desert tour Wadi Sabet
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!
Reviewed on Google, May 2020