Wadi Rum jeep tour 1 day and 1 night

1 day and 1 night Wadi Rum jeep tour characteristics​

Tour description​

The Wadi Rum jeep tour, including an overnight stay, gives you the best introduction to the mesmerizing Wadi Rum, and you will sleep under the billions of stars. We visit ten famous sites in the protected area and use a jeep to cover the distances between the places. And at each location, there is time to explore, hike, scramble, climb and enjoy. Before going to our camp or 'cave', we watch the sunset in Um Sabatah. It is a diverse day filled with various activities (including a 30-45 minute hike) and places. We serve traditional Bedouin meals. And before going to sleep, you can watch the billions of stars.

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Wadi Rum sites included in this tour

Check out the detailed itinerary hereafter for 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.

A tent in our 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.

Outdoors nearby our camp

Are you looking for an comfortable and unique overnight stay? Have the comfort of the camp and sleep under the billions of stars.

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
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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

short camel rides

1-hour camel ride at the start
Start your tour with a 1-hour camel ride from our office through the village into the desert to Lawrence spring. The start time remains the same.

1-hour camel ride at the end 
After breakfast, we drop you off halfway from our camp to our office. From there, you ride back to our office. You finish about one hour later than the regular end time.

2-hour camel ride at the end
After breakfast, you ride from our camp back to our office. You finish about two hours later than the regular end time.

Prices: 1- hour ride: 20 JOD per person. 2-hour ride: 30 JOD per person.
Included: a camel handler and one camel per person.

short camel rides

1-hour camel ride at the start of the first day's tour
Start your tour with a 1-hour camel ride from our office through the village into the desert 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 halfway from our camp to our office. From there, you ride back to our office. 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. You finish about two hours later than the regular end time.

Prices: 1- hour ride: 20 JOD per person. 2-hour ride: 30 JOD per person.
Included: a camel handler and one camel per person.

full-day camel ride, including another overnight stay

See our extension camel ride page for details and prices.

full-day camel ride, including another overnight stay

See our extension camel ride page for details and prices.

Overnight stay in our camp

If waking up early to travel to Wadi Rum is not your cup of tea, you can book an overnight stay before the tour starts.
Check-in time: sunset time

Price: 30 JOD per person
Single traveler surcharge: 10 JOD
Discount groups of 5+ persons: 5 JOD per person
Included: the transfer from our office to our camp, dinner, breakfast, drinks, and the overnight stay

Overnight stay in our camp

If waking up early to travel to Wadi Rum is not your cup of tea, you can book an overnight stay before the tour starts.
Check-in time: sunset time

Price: 30 JOD per person
Single traveler surcharge: 10 JOD
Discount groups of 5+ persons: 5 JOD per person
Included: the transfer from our office to our camp, dinner, breakfast, drinks, and the overnight stay

Extra day and night in our 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.

Price: 50 JOD per person
Single traveler surcharge: 10 JOD
Discount groups of 5+ persons: 5 JOD per person
Included: lunch, dinner, breakfast, drinks, the overnight stay in our camp, and the transfer from our camp to our office

Extra day and night in our 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.

Price: 50 JOD per person
Single traveler surcharge: 10 JOD
Discount groups of 5+ persons: 5 JOD per person
Included: 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

It was really an amazing experience. Bianca is lovely and gave us lots of useful tips and info. We opted for the 1 day and 1 night with Jeep tour and the organization was amazing. The desert is stunning, our guide was super friendly. Has been a great pleasure to be in tour with him. We had a nice meal in the middle of the desert, un unforgettable sunset and an amazing dinner preparer in bedouin style shared all togheter with other guests around the fire. They tought about every detail and, even if is an organized tour, you can take your time and experience real desert life. Thanks Wadi Rum Nomads!

Davide, Italian

Reviewed on TripAdvisor, November 2021

One of the best experiences of my life. My friend and I felt really welcomed from the beginning. Bianca helped us with the transportation that wasn’t easy due to the covid situation. In that way, we could enjoy the experience without any bother. The tour itself was magical. Nawaf was our guide and we had so much fun and great chats, he showed us the best places in the desert and explained the Bedouin’s culture. Food was delicious and the experience unforgettable, in particular the night in the cave under the stars. The view of the night sky with the Milky Way and the silence of the desert will remain in our hearts and memories forever. Thanks to all the team at Wadi Rum Nomads to make this experience possible!

Cecilia, Italian

Reviewed on Tripadvisor, August 2021

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, Swiss

Reviewed on Tripadvisor, June 2020

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