Wadi Rum jeep tour
On this web page, you find all the information about the 1-day and 1-night Wadi Rum jeep tour. We start with the short tour description, followed by a list of sites that we plan to visit. Then we dive into the details of the trip and the options for the overnight stay. In the price section, you find the prices, a list of included and excluded, additional price information, and also possible extensions. Furthermore, we share a few of the testimonials of our guests and helpful information for your preparation. Lastly, we share links to our other tours.
Tour description Wadi Rum jeep tour
With one day and one night to spend in Wadi Rum, the Wadi Rum jeep tour, including an overnight stay, is an excellent 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 places. And at each location, there is time to explore, hike, scramble, climb and enjoy. At lunchtime, we serve you a Bedouin meal. Afterward, we continue the tour. The last place that we visit is in Um Sabatah, where we watch the sunset. Altogether, 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 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
Lawrence spring is one of the most famous natural springs. From the spring, you can enjoy mesmerizing views over Wadi Rum.
The dune near Khazali canyon is one of the countless dunes with fantastic views over Wadi Rum.
In the small and narrow Khazali canyon, you can see ancient inscriptions and drawings from different times.
Little bridge is an easy to climb natural rock bridge with again stunning views over Wadi Rum.
Lawrence house is one of the few places in Wadi Rum that reminders of Lawrence of Arabia, who was so important in our countries history.
Mushroom rock is one of the famous, solitary, unusual rock formations.
Burdah rock bridge is one of the highest rock bridges in the world. We marvel at it from the valley floor. If you want to climb and scramble up the arch, you can join our Burdah rock bridge tour.
Abu Khashaba is a surprisingly green canyon with red and yellow sand sections. The canyon offers the opportunity for a fun walk and scramble.
The most photographed site of Wadi Rum is Um Fruth rock bridge. A steep but doable climb leads up to the bridge.
Um Sabatah is one of the best places to enjoy the sunset in Wadi Rum.
The detailed Wadi Rum jeep tour plan
Day 1 - Meeting point and start time
We meet each at our office in Rum village for the check-in. Together we enjoy a 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, we leave Rum village to go out into the desert.
During summertime (daylight saving time), the tour starts at 10 AM (check-in at 9.30 AM), and during wintertime, the tour begins at 9 AM (check-in at 8.30 AM).
Day 1 - In the morning
A short ride brings us to the natural spring called Lawrence spring. You scramble up the mountain site to the spring from where you enjoy the spectacular views of Wadi Rum. We continue our drive and head to the nearby red dune. Here you can climb the dune, enjoy more stunning views, and enjoy running down. Our next stop is Khazali canyon, which is famous for the ancient inscriptions and waterholes. Another short drive brings us to the first rock bridge of the day, Little bridge. We scramble up the bridge and enjoy the marvelous valley views. The last site we visit in the morning is Lawrence house.
Day 1 - Lunchtime
We drive further into the desert to a quiet and picturesque place 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 beautiful drive to the Mushroom rock. After a short stop, we continue our ride through the yellow desert to the point from where we can see the Burdah rock bridge. Of course, we take time to admire the rock bridge. 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 to 45 minutes. Because you can only walk through this canyon, your guide drives around the mountain and waits for you on the other side of the canyon. Another short drive takes us to the Um Fruth rock bridge. A short but challenging scramble takes you up the bridge. As the sun starts to set, we head to Um Sabatah, to watch the sunset.
Day 1 - The overnight stay
For your overnight stay, we offer three options.
- Firstly, sleeping in a tent in our camp, Wadi Rum Base Camp
our camp is open year-round
- Secondly, sleeping outdoors near our camp, Wadi Rum Base Camp
available from the 1st of April until the 31st of October
- Thirdly, sleeping outdoors in our ‘cave’, the so-called overnight stay ‘sleeping under the stars’ or ‘bivouac camping’
available during July, August, and September if the weather permits (read on our page about bivouac camping why this option is only available during a few months a year)
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 jeep tour
Additional price information for the Wadi Rum jeep tour
- A surcharge of 15 JOD per person is applicable if you choose the option of ‘sleeping under the stars’ (bivouac camping) for your overnight stay.
- The prices are based on shared touring. Our minimum shared group size is two persons, and our shared maximum group size is eight persons. On average, 4-5 guests share a tour.
If you are traveling with a group of eight or more persons, you, of course, can join us too. In that case, your group will go on a private tour.
- The surcharge for a private tour is available on request. Please fill out our contact form with your request. Note that for groups of six or more 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 that are in your booking.
We have the following discounts for children:
- under the age of 12, 25% discount on the adult price
- under the age of 6, 50% discount on the adult price
- and under the age of 3, 75% discount on the adult price
Possible extensions for the Wadi Rum jeep tour
We offer the following three options for camel riding:
- 1-hour camel ride at the start of the tour
You will ride from our office to Lawrence spring. The start time remains the same.
- 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.
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 start. 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. And groups of five or more people get a 5 JOD per person discount.
The price includes dinner, breakfast, drinks, the overnight stay in our camp, and the transfer from our office to our camp.
Extra day and night in the camp
If you would like to spend an extra day in the desert and relax at our campsite, you can book an extra day and night. At lunchtime, we serve a freshly prepared lunch in the communal tent.
The extra day and overnight stay cost 50 JOD per person. Single travelers pay a 10 JOD surcharge. And groups of five or more get a 5 JOD per person discount. And therefore pay 45 JOD per person.
The price includes lunch, dinner, breakfast, drinks, the overnight stay in our camp, and the transfer from our camp to our office.