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 hike 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 all major sites within the protected area. After spending your night under the stars you wake up to the rising sun. The second day we hike and scramble Jabal Um ad Dami. In the afternoon we take another jeep tour to visit some more beautiful places.

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

Meeting each other

We meet each other next to the Rest House in Rum village between 9.30 and 10 AM. 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 tea 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 across Wadi Rum desert. We continue our drive and head to Khazali canyon. Here you see ancient inscriptions and a water hole. 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.

Lunch time

We drive to a nice, quiet and shady place where we take a few hours break. We prepare a Bedouin lunch 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 in about half an hour. We wait for you on the other side. Before we go to Um Sabatah to watch the sun set we visit the natural rock bridge of Burdah.

For your overnight stay, you have 2 options. You can either ‘sleep under the stars’ (bivouac camping) or in our camp, Wadi Rum Base Camp.

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

We end our day tour at a ‘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.

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.

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 you breakfast. After breakfast, 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.

Lunch time

We drive to another nice, quiet and shady place where we take a few hours break. We prepare another Bedouin lunch 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 here around 3 PM. 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 ‘sleeping under the stars’

  • 1 person

  • JD215
  • This price includes an English speaking Bedouin guide, a jeep, all mentioned meals, drinks and sleeping equipment
    Excluded souvenirs and tipping
  • 2-3 persons

  • JD155per person
  • This price includes an English speaking Bedouin guide, a jeep, all mentioned meals, drinks and sleeping equipment
    Excluded souvenirs and tipping
  • 4 persons

  • JD145per person
  • This price includes an English speaking Bedouin guide, a jeep, all mentioned meals, drinks and sleeping equipment
    Excluded souvenirs and tipping

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

  • 1 person

  • JD195
  • 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
  • 2-3 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
  • 4 persons

  • JD125per 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

Our tour prices are based on shared touring. Our maximum group size during the tour is 8 persons. For bivouac camping, the maximum group size also is 8 persons. Solo travellers get a discount on their tour price if they can share their tour with others.

Possible extension

You can extend this tour with a 1- or 2-hour camel ride at the start of this tour.
The 1-hour camel ride costs 20 JD per person.
The 2-hour camel ride costs 30 JD per person.
This price includes a camel guide and 1 camel per person.

Discounts, group rates and private desert tours

Children under the age of 3 are free of charge.
Children under the age of 7 get 50% discount.
Children under the age of 13 get 25% discount.
Prices for five or more persons are available on request.
Prices for private tours are also available on request.
Please contact us with your request.