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Wadi Rum desert tour Wadi Sabet and Burdah rock bridge - 3 days and 3 nights

3 days and 3 nights Wadi Rum desert tour Wadi Sabet and Burdah rock bridge characteristics

Short description​

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime and thrilling adventure with our 3D3N Wadi Rum desert tour Wadi Sabet and Burdah rock bridge. On the first day, we explore, hike, climb, scramble, and marvel at ten popular sites in the central part of the protected area. On the second day, we go off the beaten track to hike in canyons and wadis in the lesser-known and more pristine southern part and visit other fascinating sites. On the third day, we will drive to Jabal Burdah to scramble all the way up to the rock bridge and hike in the famous Barrah canyon. Every day we have traditional Bedouin lunches. And we will catch the sunset in Um Sabatah before retiring for the night at our camp or ‘cave’. You will relish customary Bedouin dinners and have the chance to stargaze before calling it a night. The final morning, after breakfast, we will return to our office in Rum village.

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Wadi Rum sites included in this tour

You can check out the detailed itinerary below for pictures of all the sites. Check out our Wadi Rum sites page for detailed information about each site.

The detailed Wadi Sabet and Burdah rock bridge tour itinerary

Day 1 - Meeting point and start time

We will meet up at our office in Rum village for the check-in at 9.30 AM. We will have some delicious Bedouin tea and chat about our plans for the day and night. Once we finish the check-in, you will have a little bit of time for any final preparations. At 10 AM, we will set out into the stunning desert landscape for a day full of adventures.

Day 1 - In the morning

We begin our journey with a visit to Lawrence spring, a natural spring located halfway up a mountain. From this vantage point, you will be able to take in the awe-inspiring views of Wadi Rum. Next, we will venture to the nearby red dune, where you can climb to new heights and soak in even more stunning scenery. You might even feel the rush of excitement as you run down this magnificent sand formation. Our next stop is the renowned Khazali canyon, home to a unique collection of ancient inscriptions and refreshing waterholes. After a short drive, we will arrive at Little bridge, the first of three splendid rock bridges we will visit throughout the day. We will climb the bridge and marvel at the breathtaking views of the surrounding valley before continuing to our final morning destination, the legendary Lawrence House.

Day 1 - Lunchtime

We venture further into the desert until we reach a tranquil and picturesque spot where we pause for a lunch break. Your guide prepares a freshly made Bedouin lunch right before our eyes. After the meal, you can rest or stroll to explore the surroundings at your own pace.

During the winter season, our daylight hours are limited, which means we will continue our journey right after lunch. Conversely, we have a prolonged break in the summer season to avoid the scorching midday heat.

Day 1 - In the afternoon

We will begin our afternoon with a scenic drive to Mushroom rock. After a short stop, we will continue our journey through the yellow desert until we reach the Burdah rock bridge viewpoint. We will take time to appreciate the magnificent rock bridge and surrounding desert landscape there. Afterward, we will make our way to the narrow and surprisingly green Abu Khashaba canyon. You will enjoy a delightful walk through the canyon, which typically takes about 30-45 minutes. As this is a walking-only canyon, your guide will drive around the mountain and meet you on the other side of the canyon. We will then make our way to the Um Fruth rock bridge, where you can challenge yourself with a short and exhilarating scramble to the top. As the sun begins to set, we will make our way to Um Sabbath to witness the breathtaking sunset.

Day 1 - The overnight stay

We offer three choices for your overnight accommodation: a tent at our camp, outdoor sleeping near our camp, or outdoor sleeping at our ‘cave’. Visit our accommodations page to find detailed information for each option.

After the sun sets, we will take you to our camp or ‘cave’. At the campsite, you will get a brief introduction to the camp’s layout and operations, and we will show you to your tent or the outdoor sleeping area near the camp. At the ‘cave’, everything is clear and easy to understand. 

At both the camp and ‘cave’, we serve a traditional Bedouin dinner. After dinner, you are free to do what you please. Usually, our guests and guides sit together, and you can learn about Bedouin life, chat with others, or just marvel at the billions of stars and enjoy the peaceful desert silence.

Day 2 - In the morning

Whether you are staying at our campsite or at our ‘cave’, witnessing the sunrise is truly a remarkable experience. Feel free to inquire about places to view the sunrise and its timings. We are always happy to assist you. At 7 AM, breakfast will be served, and you will have time to prepare for your second day.  

In the morning, we will take a scenic jeep ride from our office to Um Mugur, passing through the beautiful red desert. Keep your camera ready to capture the stunning views. In the Um Mugur area, you will enjoy a delightful walk and scramble through a yellow sand canyon, which typically takes about 30-45 minutes. This canyon offers the opportunity to see various types of desert vegetation. As this is a walking-only canyon, your guide will drive around the mountain and meet you on the other side of the canyon. Afterward, we will continue our journey to Wadi Nuqra, where you can enjoy another hike. Your guide will drive to the end of the wadi and wait for you there. Enjoy climbing the dune, discovering the beauty of this part of our stunning desert, and marveling at the breathtaking scenery before we head toward Wadi Sabet.

Day 2 - Lunchtime

We venture further until we reach another tranquil and picturesque spot, where we pause for a lunch break. Your guide prepares a freshly made Bedouin lunch. After the meal, you can rest or stroll to explore the surroundings at your own pace.

During the winter season, our daylight hours are limited, which means we will continue our journey right after lunch. Conversely, we have a prolonged break in the summer season to avoid the scorching midday heat.

Day 2 - In the afternoon

In the afternoon, we will set out on a scenic drive to one of the most stunning viewpoints in Wadi Sabet. As we walk to a ridge, we discover old Bedouin storage places and take in the exquisite views over the wadi. Then we will head to Um Ghdah, where you can stretch your legs and embark on a hike through the canyon. While you traverse the canyon, your guide will drive to the end to wait for you there. Next, we will continue to Double bridge and marvel at its beauty. As the sun begins to set, we will make our way to Um Sabatah to witness another incredible sunset.

Day 2 - The overnight stay

We offer two choices for your second overnight accommodation: a tent at our camp or outdoor sleeping near our camp.

After the sun sets, we will take you to our camp. If this is your first night at our camp, you will get a brief introduction to the camp’s layout and operations, and we will show you to your tent or the outdoor sleeping area near the camp.

We serve a traditional Bedouin dinner. And after dinner, you are free to do what you please.

Day 3 - In the morning

This morning you have another chance to witness the magnificent sunrise. At 7 AM, breakfast will be served, and you will have time to prepare for your third day.  

In the morning, we drive through the beautiful desert to the north side of Jabal Burdah. Our main activity for the morning is to scramble up the Burdah rock bridge. While the climb itself is not terribly challenging, some parts may require the use of your hands due to steep inclines. The most difficult part is located near the bridge. Along the way, you will already be rewarded with amazing views. And once we reach the rock bridge, you will be rewarded with breathtaking and unparalleled views of the central part of Wadi Rum. Take time to take in the beauty of it all before we make our way back down to the jeep.

Day 3 - Lunchtime

We venture until we reach another tranquil and picturesque spot, where we pause for a lunch break. Your guide prepares a freshly made Bedouin lunch. After the meal, you can rest or stroll to explore the surroundings at your own pace.

During the winter season, our daylight hours are limited, which means we will continue our journey right after lunch. Conversely, we have a prolonged break in the summer season to avoid the scorching midday heat.

Day 3 - In the afternoon

In the afternoon, we will begin by visiting a Roman dam that was constructed to conserve water for the dry months. Afterward, you will embark on a hike through the awe-inspiring Barrah canyon, which is renowned for its diverse and stunning nature and breathtaking rock formations. You may find that the hike feels too brief, given the variety of the canyon. As the sun begins to set, we will make our way through the vibrant yellow and red desert to Um Sabatah to witness another incredible sunset.

Day 3 - The overnight stay

We offer two choices for your third overnight accommodation: a tent at our camp or outdoor sleeping near our camp.

After sunset, we will return to our camp for another traditional Bedouin dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 4 - In the morning

Make sure not to miss the final chance to witness the magnificent sunrise today, especially if you could not catch it earlier. Breakfast is served at 7 AM, after which we pack up and head back to Rum village. You will arrive at our office between 8 and 8.30 AM for check-out. We bid you farewell and wish you a safe journey ahead.

Prices of the Wadi Sabet and Burdah rock bridge tour

1 person

JOD 260
  • per person

2 persons

JOD 230
  • per person

3 persons

JOD 215
  • per person

4 persons

JOD 200
  • per person
If you are a group of five or more people, please contact us for a price quote.

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Additional price information

Child discounts

Add-ons for the Wadi Sabet and Burdah rock bridge tour

short camel rides

1-hour camel ride at the start

Embark on your desert adventure like a Bedouin by taking a relaxing camel ride from Rum village to Lawrence spring. Note that the check-in and start time remains unchanged.

1-hour camel ride at the end

Experience the authentic desert lifestyle and end your adventure like a Bedouin by taking a relaxing camel ride from a midpoint between our camp and Rum village. Please note that the check-out time will be extended by approximately one hour beyond the regular end time.

2-hour camel ride at the end

Experience the authentic desert lifestyle and end your adventure like a Bedouin by taking a relaxing camel ride all the way from our camp to Rum village. Please note that the check-out time will be extended by approximately two hours beyond the regular end time.

Prices

The cost for a 1-hour ride is 20 JOD per person, while a 2-hour ride costs 30 JOD per person.
Included are a camel handler and one camel per person.

full-day camel ride, including another overnight stay

Please refer to our add-on camel ride page to obtain comprehensive information and the prices of this option.

Overnight stay at our camp

For those who prefer a more relaxed start to their exploration of Wadi Rum or those who are traveling from further away places such as Madaba or Amman, an overnight stay before the tour is available. The check-in is at sunset.

Price

The cost for this extra overnight stay is 30 JOD per person, and single travelers pay 40 JOD.
Included are the transfer from our office to our camp, dinner, breakfast, drinks, and the overnight stay.

What our guests say about the Wadi Sabet and Burdah rock bridge tour

We spent three fabulous days exploring the desert with Wadi Rum Nomads. Before the trip we received a lot of useful information to be well prepared for the adventure. The communication worked well not only before but throughout our stay too. The whole team is truly professional, we enjoyed their great hospitality and appreciated their flexibility to adjust our program. The food served us on the way and in the camp was plenty and delicious, and the camp facilities were also top considering that you are literally in the middle of the desert. The day tours were right paced and diverse, showing the different types of beauties of Wadi Rum. We also had the chance to spend some time with our guide talking about Bedouin life.
Eva, Hungarian
Reviewed on Tripadvisor, February 2023
Amazing experience! The contact with Bianca in advance was nice. I'm so glad we chose three days of desert. I especially loved the second and third day!! Our guide Abdullah was nice, with a lot of humor, seen a lot, lots of nice conversations, nice lunch and cups of tea. And unforgettable lunch with his mother in their tent. I enjoyed the desert, the colors, the silence, the space, the friendly people, and the dancing in the evening in the big tent. It was quite cold, but lovely warm blankets in the tent, all fine.
Petra, Dutch
Reviewed on Tripadvisor, January 2023

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