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Wadi Rum desert tour Wadi Sabet and Burdah rock bridge

(3 days and 3 nights)
view on wadi sabet during the desert tour wadi sabet

On this web page, you find all the information about the 3-days and 3-nights Wadi Rum tour Wadi Sabet and Burdah rock bridge. We start with the short tour description, followed by a list of sites that we plan to visit. Then we dive into the details of the trip and the options for the overnight stay. In the price section, you find the prices, a list of included and excluded, additional price information, and also possible extensions. Furthermore, we share a few of the testimonials of our guests and helpful information for your preparation. Lastly, we share links to our other tours.

Tour description Wadi Sabet and Burdah rock bridge

The 3-days and 3-nights Wadi Rum tour Wadi Sabet and Burdah rock bridge is for adventurous travelers who love nature and landscapes, want to experience the desert, visit off the beaten track places, and get the ‘Bedouin vibe’.

The first day we go on a jeep tour to visit some of the most famous sites in the protected area. All in all, it is an active day full of variety. 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 head to the lesser-visited areas of Wadi Rum. In the morning you hike in a canyon and wadi. Then we head to Wadi Sabet for our lunch break. Afterward, we visit a Bedouin storage place and watch over the vast Wadi Sabet. Next we go to Um Ghdah where you hike through another beautiful canyon. Then we visit Double bridge. After enjoying the sunset, we head to Wadi Rum Base camp for your second night under the stars.

On the third day, we head for Jabal Burdah to hike and scramble up to the Burdah rock bridge. In the afternoon, we go to Barrah canyon. You walk through this beautiful canyon. Of course, we enjoy the sunset once more before returning to Wadi Rum Base Camp for your last night in the desert.

fawaz mohammad and guests scrambling burdah rock bridge

Warning: Hiking and scrambling Burdah rock bridge is an adventure for travelers who a physically fit and up for a challenge. If you are afraid of height, unsure on your feet, this tour is not for you.

Wadi Rum sites included in this tour

Lawrence spring is one of the most famous natural springs. From the spring, you can enjoy mesmerizing views over Wadi Rum.

The dune near Khazali canyon is one of the countless dunes with fantastic views over Wadi Rum.

In the small and narrow Khazali canyon, you can see ancient inscriptions and drawings from different times.

Little bridge is an easy to climb natural rock bridge with again stunning views over Wadi Rum.

Lawrence house is one of the few places in Wadi Rum that reminders of Lawrence of Arabia, who was so important in our countries history.

Mushroom rock is one of the famous, solitary, unusual rock formations.

Abu Khashaba is a surprisingly green canyon with red and yellow sand sections. The canyon offers the opportunity for a fun walk and scramble.

The most photographed site of Wadi Rum is Um Fruth rock bridge. A steep but doable climb leads up to the bridge.

Um Sabatah is one of the best places to enjoy the sunset in Wadi Rum.

Um Mugur has a canyon that offers a fun hike and scramble in the yellow desert. The canyon also is quite green. So, a green opportunity to see some of the typical desert vegetation.

Wadi Nuqra is a vast and scenic wadi in the yellow desert. A fantastic place for a longer hike. Along the way, you can admire the desert plants, rock formations, and excellent views.

Wadi Sabet is one of the longest valleys in Wadi Rum. This red valley lies on the edge of Wadi Rum and borders with Saudi Arabia.

Bedouin built storage places under ridges to store things like goat cheese and butter, dates, and food for their animals.

Um Ghdah is a beautiful area in the southern part of Wadi Rum. The stunningly red desert landscape invites for a hike.

Double bridge is one of the many, but far lesser-visited natural rock bridges in Wadi Rum.

Burdah rock bridge is one of the highest rock bridges in the world. We marvel at it from the valley floor. And during the third day, we hike and scramble up to the rock bridge.

When the Romans ruled, they built some water reservoirs in hollows in the lower parts of the mountains. They used the typical big Roman stones to make their dams.

Barrah canyon is a 5-kilometer long corridor of rock that splits the Barrah massif into two parts. This yellow sand canyon is considered to be one of the most beautiful canyons in Wadi Rum.

You can find more information about these sites on the Wadi Rum desert sites page. And hereafter, in the detailed Wadi Rum desert tour plan for Wadi Sabet and Burdah rock bridge, you see pictures of the sites.

The detailed tour plan for Wadi Sabet and Burdah rock bridge

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 three days and nights. 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).

wadi rum nomads office in rum village

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.

wadi rum - guests having lunch while on full day jeep tour with wadi rum nomads

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 quickly, we head to the Um Sabatah area, to watch the sunset.

Day 1 - The overnight stay

For your first overnight stay, we offer three options.

  • Firstly, sleeping in a tent in our camp, Wadi Rum Base Camp
    our camp is open year-round
  • Secondly, sleeping outdoors near our camp, Wadi Rum Base Camp
    available from the 1st of April until the 31st of October
  • Thirdly, sleeping outdoors in our ‘cave’, the so-called overnight stay ‘sleeping under the stars’ or ‘bivouac camping’
    available during July, August, and September if the weather permits (read on our page about bivouac camping why this option is only available during a few months a year)

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.

wadi rum - bivouac camping - sleeping outdoors in the Wadi Rum Nomads cave

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 drive through the beautiful desert to Um Mugur. It is a scenic drive through the red desert. Therefore you might want to keep your camera ready. Your guide will drop you off at the start of the yellow sand canyon. While you hike and scramble through it, your guide drives around to the canyon’s other end. There he waits for you to arrive. In the canyon, you can, amongst others, discover different types of desert vegetation. Next, we drive onward to Wadi Nuqra. The wadi invites you for a good hike. Your guide will drive to the end of the wadi and wait for you there. Take your time for this hike and let the desert landscape and views mesmerize you. Afterward, we drive to Wadi Sabet.

Day 2 - Lunchtime

We go to a quiet and picturesque place in Wadi Sabet 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.

lunch in wadi rum desert during the desert tour wadi sabet

Day 2 - In the afternoon

We start the afternoon with a scenic drive to one of the most beautiful viewpoints over Wadi Sabet. We first take a look at an old Bedouin storage place. Then we walk to a ridge to take in the exquisite views over Wadi Sabet. We continue onwards to Um Ghdah. There you will be dropped off at the start of the canyon—time to stretch your legs again. While you hike through the canyon, your guide drives to the other end to wait for you there. Next, we continue to Double bridge. And after a stop there, we get in the jeep for one more fantastic ride. Now we head to Um Sabatah. There we finish the tour and day by watching the sunset.

Day 2 - The overnight stay

For your second overnight stay, we offer two options.

  • Firstly, sleeping in a tent in our camp, Wadi Rum Base Camp
    our camp is open year-round
  • Secondly, sleeping outdoors near our camp, Wadi Rum Base Camp
    available from the 1st of April until the 31st of October

Overnight stay in Wadi Rum Base Camp

After the sunset, we bring you to our camp. If this is your first night in 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. And if this is your second night, you are already at home.

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.

Day 3 - In the morning

If you missed the sunrise yesterday, you have another chance today. At 7 AM, breakfast is ready for you.

Afterward, we drive from our camp to the north side of Jabal Burdah. It is a fantastic drive with stunning scenery. Therefore we recommend keeping your camera ready. The rest of the morning, we use to hike and scramble Burdah rock bridge. Climbing Burdah rock bridge is technically not that difficult, but some parts are steep. In these places, you might want to use your hands to make the scrambling easier. Close to the bridge is the most challenging part. Along the way, you can already enjoy fantastic views. But once on the rock bridge, you get rewarded by unbeatable breathtaking views over Wadi Rum. After taking the time to enjoy the views, we head back down to the jeep.

Day 3 - Lunchtime

We drive 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.

fawaz cooking lunch in front of the relaxing guests in wadi rum

Day 3 - In the afternoon

We start the afternoon by visiting a Roman dam to see how they built dams to save water for the dry months. Then we drive to Barrah canyon. Get mesmerized by this stunningly beautiful canyon while you walk through it. Because of the variety in this canyon, the 1,5 to 2 hours hike most likely will feel too short. As the sun starts to go down, it is time to take the car for a beautiful drive through the yellow and red desert as we head to Um Sabatah. There we finish the tour and day by watching the sunset.

Day 3 - The overnight stay

For your third overnight stay, we offer two options.

  • Firstly, sleeping in a tent in our camp, Wadi Rum Base Camp
    our camp is open year-round
  • Secondly, sleeping outdoors near our camp, Wadi Rum Base Camp
    available from the 1st of April until the 31st of October

Overnight stay in Wadi Rum Base Camp

After the sunset, we bring you to our camp.

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.

Day 4 - In the morning

If you missed the sunrise yesterday and the day before, today is your last chance to see 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 Sabet and Burdah rock bridge tour

1 person
260JOD
2 persons
230JOD per person
3 persons
215JOD per person
4 persons
200JOD per person
5 and more persons
availableon request

Included

Excluded

Additional price information

  • A surcharge of 15 JOD per person is applicable if you choose the option of ‘sleeping under the stars’ (bivouac camping) for your first overnight stay.
  • The prices are based on shared touring. Our minimum shared group size is two persons, and our shared maximum group size is eight persons. On average, 4-5 guests share a tour.
    If you are traveling with a group of eight or more persons, you, of course, can join us too. In that case, your group will go on a private tour.
  • The surcharge for a private tour is available on request. Please fill out our contact form with your request. Note that for groups of six or more 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 that are in your booking.

We have the following discounts for children:

  • under the age of 12, 25% discount on the adult price

Possible extensions for the Wadi Sabet and Burdah rock bridge tour

Camel ride

We offer the following three 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.

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 Sabet & Burdah rock bridge tour

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, use one of the booking buttons on this page to go to our booking form.

As for the payment, you can finish the payment upon arrival. Also, 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.

Wadi Rum map

If you want to have a better understanding of what is where in Wadi Rum, you can have a look at the map of Wadi Rum.

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.

Checklist what to bring

Visiting the desert is a special and unique experience. Coming prepared ensures a careless time. Therefore we made a list of essentials which, according to us, should be included on your packing list. Thus, have a look at our ‘what to bring’ list for our recommendations.

What to wear

Wadi Rum 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. Without a doubt reading our webpage ‘what to wear’ will be helpful.

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. In addition you can also check out our blog posts about the seasons (the links are available on the weather page).

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