Wadi Rum jeep tour 1 day and 1 night

1 day and 1 night Wadi Rum jeep tour

On this page, we share all the information about the 1-day and 1-night Wadi Rum jeep tour and other helpful information related to booking and preparing yourself. Altogether it is quite a lot. But, we promise, you will know all there is to know to make an informed decision.

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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

guests enjoying on little bridge while on a Wadi Rum jeep tour with wadi rum nomads

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

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.

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 jeep tour

1 person

JOD 80

2 persons

JOD 70
  • per person

3 persons

JOD 65
  • per person

4 persons

JOD 60
  • 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 for the Wadi Rum jeep tour

Child discounts

Possible extensions for the Wadi Rum jeep tour

Camel ride

We offer the following four options for camel riding:

  • 1-hour camel ride at the start of the first day’s 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.
  • 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. 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.

What our guests say about the Wadi Rum jeep tour

I think most Wadi Rum tours offer similar excursions, but where these guys stand out is the service and perfect communication. Everything was communicated (incl reminders) well in advance: what to expect, what to take along, what to prepare, times, costs etc.. I couldn't have been happier with my choice.
Excursions themselves were amazing (because Wadi Rum is amazing). Lunch was prepared by our guide and was excellent. I shared the excursion with a Korean - Chinese couple that turned out to be wonderful people. Camp at night was an amazing experience as well. Nice private tent, great dinner, great breakfast. My impression was also that this organisation paid staff fair wages, supported their families and took care for the vulnerable environment.

Taco, The Netherlands

Reviewed on Tripadvisor, July 2020

We spontaneously decided to take a trip to the Jordanian desert during a trip to Israel because we had heard so much good about it and we didn't regret it! The Wadi Rum Nomads organized a transfer from the border to the camp and we were warmly welcomed. The jeep tour through the desert was incredible - the mood, tranquility and beauty of nature can hardly be described. At noon our guide Nawaf cooked delicious for us. In addition to its qualities as a driver and guide, after just one day it felt like you had made a new friend. The sunset in the evening, the family dinner together and the night under the starry sky during the Perseids were the culmination of an experience that we will not forget our whole life. A thousand thanks.

Stella, Switserland

Reviewed on Tripadvisor, June 2020

Our day in the desert and night in a Bedouin camp has created a life memory we will never forget. Definitely a highlight of our time in Jordan. Booking was easy (don't expect the usual confirmation) , everyone was helpful and professional. Our driver/tour guide/cook (Rad) was very engaging and interesting. We would recommend the Nomads and Rad to everybody.

Terry, Canada

Reviewed on Tripadvisor, March 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.

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.

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.

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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