Visiting Mushroom rock during a jeep tour

Wadi Rum jeep tour – 1 day & 1 night

Jeep tour introduction

With one day and one night to spend in Wadi Rum, this tour including an overnight stay in the desert is a great option to get to know the beauty of our homeland. During the day you visit some of the most famous sites in the protected area. We use a jeep to cover the distances between the sites. And at each site, there is time to explore, hike, scramble, climb and enjoy. At lunchtime, we serve you a Bedouin meal. Afterwards, we continue the tour. The last place we visit is in Um Sabatah where we watch the sunset. All together this day is an active day full of variety in the stunningly beautiful Wadi Rum desert. After sunset, we drive to our camp or our cave where you can enjoy a traditional Bedouin dinner an will stay overnight. The next morning after breakfast, we return to Rum village.

Wadi Rum desert sites included in this desert tour

  • Lawrence spring
  • Red sand dune
  • Khazali canyon
  • Little bridge
  • Lawrence house
  • Mushroom rock
  • Burdah rock bridge
  • Abu Khashaba canyon
  • Um Fruth rock bridge
  • Um Sabatah

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

The jeep 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 at our office 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

A short ride brings us to the natural spring called Lawrence spring. You scramble the spring to enjoy the spectacular views of Wadi Rum desert. We continue our drive and head to the red sand dune. You can climb the dune and enjoy running down. Our next stop is Khazali canyon. Here you see ancient inscriptions and a waterhole. A short drive brings us to the first rock bridge of the day, Little bridge. We scramble up the bridge and enjoy the marvellous valley views. The last site we visit in the morning is the Lawrence house.

Lunchtime

We drive to a beautiful, 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 beautiful drive to the Mushroom rock. We make a short stop before continuing our ride through the yellow desert to Burdah rock bridge. We admire the rock bridge from the valley floor. Then we drive to the surprisingly green and narrow Abu Khashaba canyon. You walk through the canyon. This delightful walk takes about half an hour. We wait for you on the other side. A short drive takes us to Um Fruth rock bridge. A short but challenging scramble takes you up the bridge. As the sun starts to go quickly now, we head to Um Sabatah where we watch the sunset.

For your overnight stay, you have two options. You can either sleep in our camp, Wadi Rum Base Camp or ‘sleep under the stars’ (bivouac camping). Note that bivouac camping is only available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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.

Overnight stay ‘sleeping under the stars’ (bivouac camping)

We end our day tour at our ‘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.

Prices 1-day Wadi Rum jeep tour + overnight stay in Wadi Rum Base Camp

  • 1 person

  • JD85
  • 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 for the guide and cook
  • 2-3 persons

  • JD65per 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 for the guide and cook
  • 4 persons

  • JD60per 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 for the guide and cook

Prices 1-day Wadi Rum jeep tour + overnight stay ‘sleeping under the stars’

  • 1 person

  • JD100
  • This price includes an English-speaking Bedouin guide, a jeep, all mentioned meals, drinks and sleeping equipment
    Excluded souvenirs and tipping for the guide
  • 2-3 persons

  • JD80per person
  • This price includes an English-speaking Bedouin guide, a jeep, all mentioned meals, drinks and sleeping equipment
    Excluded souvenirs and tipping for the guide
  • 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 for the guide

Our prices are based on shared touring. Our minimum group size is two persons, and our maximum group size is eight persons. For groups of more than eight 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 who are in your booking.

If needed, single travellers share tents in our camp. You can share your preference -female tent, male tent or mixed tent- when booking your trip. If you share a tent, a discount is applicable.

Possible extensions

Camel ride

You can extend this tour with a 1- or 2-hour camel ride at the start or end of this tour.
A 1-hour camel ride costs 20 JD per person.
A 2-hour camel ride costs 30 JD per person.
These prices include a camel guide and one camel per person.

Pre-night

You can extend this tour with a pre-night in our camp.
A pre-night costs 30 JD per person (40 JD for single travellers)
This prices include dinner, breakfast, drinks, the overnight stay in our camp and the transfer from our office to our campsite.

Discounts, group rates and private jeep tours

Children under the age of 3 get 75% discount on the adult price.
Children under the age of 6 get 50% discount on the adult price.
Children under the age of 12 get 25% discount on the adult price.

Group rates are available on request.
Prices for private tours are also available on request.
Please contact us with your request.

We want to make things easy for you. Therefore we created a webpage with information on how to reach and depart Wadi Rum from Amman, Petra, and Aqaba. Coming from another place? Contact us for travel options. Note that we offer our guests the service of arranging a taxi transfer.

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

The desert is a harsh place. Endless sunshine, high and low temperatures, wind, blowing dust, 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. Come prepared by reading our webpage ‘what to wear’.

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

You can finish payment with us upon arrival. Note that we only accept payment by cash Jordanian Dinars. And please be reminded that Rum village has no ATM and credit card facilities. Make sure to bring money from cities like Aqaba, Petra, Amman or Madaba.