Visiting Mushroom rock during a jeep tour

Wadi Rum desert tour Jabal Um ad Dami – 2 days & 1 night

Desert tour introduction

If you like to climb and scramble and see the world from ‘up there’,  this 2-day Wadi Rum desert tour is for you. The first day we go on a jeep tour to visit some of the most famous sites in the protected area. For the overnight stay, you can opt for our camp, Wadi Rum Base Camp, or the more adventurous bivouac camping (sleeping outside). The second day we climb to the top of Jabal Um ad Dami, the highest mountain in Jordan. In the afternoon we take another jeep tour to visit some more beautiful places.

Warning: Climbing Jabal Um ad Dami is a challenge and therefore only a fit if you are physically in excellent condition. If this is not you, we recommend joining our 2-day Wadi Rum desert tour Jabal Al-Hash. Anyone who is reasonably fit can do this climb.

Wadi Rum desert sites included in this desert tour

  • Lawrence spring
  • Khazali canyon
  • Red sand dune
  • Anfishiyyeh inscriptions
  • Lawrence house
  • Mushroom rock
  • Burdah rock bridge
  • Abu Khashaba canyon
  • Um Fruth rock bridge
  • Um Sabatah
  • Jabal Um ad Dami
  • other sites depending on your choice for another jeep tour or camel ride

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

The Um ad Dami desert tour

Day 1 – Wadi Rum jeep tour

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 other 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 Khazali canyon. Here you see ancient inscriptions and a waterhole. Our next stop is at a red sand dune. You can climb the dune and enjoy running down. A short drive brings us to the big rock wall called Anfishiyyeh. This rock wall is famous for its ancient inscriptions. The last site we visit in the morning is the Lawrence house.

Lunchtime

We drive to a nice, 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 to Um Fruth rock bridge. You can climb this bridge and enjoy the views of this part of Wadi Rum desert. We drive to the surprisingly green and narrow Abu Khashaba canyon. You walk through the canyon for about half an hour. We wait for you on the other side. Before we go to Um Sabatah to watch the sunset, we visit the natural rock bridge of Burdah.

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.

Day 2 – morning hiking and scrambling Jabal Um ad Dami and afternoon jeep tour

In the morning

You can wake up to the rising sun. We prepare your breakfast. Afterwards, we break up and drive through the beautiful desert to Jabal Um ad Dami. We hike up all the way to the top of Jabal Um Ad Dami. With 1,854 meters above sea level, it is the highest mountain in Jordan. While on our we have the opportunity to see mountains rich wildlife. Foxes, rabbits and gazelles are spotted here frequently. From the top, you have the best view on the desert of Wadi Rum. Additionally, you can see parts of the Saudi Arabian desert on the horizon and also the Red Sea’s blue waters. After taking our time to enjoy the views, we head back.

Lunchtime

We drive to another 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

In the afternoon you go on another jeep tour to visit some of the most beautiful places, or you can request a camel tour (not included in the price). Please let us know your preference in advance.
Late in the afternoon, we head back to Rum village. We arrive in Rum village around 3 PM during wintertime and 5 PM during summertime. From here you can continue your journey. Of course, we can help you to arrange transportation to your next destination.

Prices 2-day Wadi Rum desert tour Jabal Um ad Dami + overnight stay in Wadi Rum Base Camp

  • 1 person

  • JD165
  • 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

  • JD145per 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

  • JD135per 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 2-day Wadi Rum desert tour Jabal Um ad Dami + overnight stay ‘sleeping under the stars’

  • 1 person

  • JD180
  • 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

  • JD160per 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

  • JD150per 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- and post-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)
A pre-night costs 25 JD per person (35 JD for single travellers)
This prices include dinner, breakfast, drinks, the overnight stay in our camp and the transfer between our office and our campsite.

Discounts, group rates and private desert 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. Further, we offer our guests the service of arranging taxi transfer. Please contact us for the transfer rates.

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.