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Wadi Rum desert tour

3 days and 2 nights

On this web page, you find all the information about the 3 days and 2 nights Wadi Rum desert tour. 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 stays. In the price section, you find the prices, a list of included and excluded, additional price information, and possible extensions. Afterward, 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

The 3-day Wadi Rum desert tour is for those travelers who love nature and landscapes and want to have an extended experience of the desert and Bedouin life. 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 drive to the outer area of Wadi Rum to hike and scramble Jabal Al-Hash. In the afternoon we visit some more quiet and gorgeous places. The last day, you hike and scramble Burdah rock bridge in the morning. Afterward, you visit a few more sites before we return to our office in Rum village.
Warning: Climbing and scrambling Burdah rock bridge is an adventure for travellers who a physically fit and up for a challenge. And if you are afraid of height, unsure on your feet, this climb is not for you. If this is you, let us know. Then we can suggest an alternative program for you.

Wadi Rum sites included in this tour

One of the most famous natural springs. Offers mesmerizing views over Wadi Rum.

One of the countless dunes with fantastic views over Wadi Rum.

Small canyon where you can see ancient inscription and drawing from different times.

An easy to climb natural rock bridge with again stunning views over Wadi Rum.

One of the few places in Wadi Rum that reminders of Lawrence of Araba who was so important in our countries history.

One of the famous, solitary, unusual rock formations.

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. A steep but doable climb leads up to the bridge.

This part of Wadi Rum is one of the best places to enjoy the sunset.

In the Al Forah area close to the Saudi Arabian border, you can hike Jabal Al-Hash. The views of both the north and the south of Wadi Sabbat are among the best in Wadi Rum.

Burdah rock bridge is the highest rock bridge in Wadi Rum and one of the most spectacular sites in Wadi Rum.

Which sites we visit, depends on amongst others the available time the interests of our guests who join the tour.

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

The detailed tour plan

Day 1 - Meeting point and start time

We meet each at our office in Rum village for the check-in. 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 the 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.
Note that during wintertime, we continue the tour right after lunch as the days are short. 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. We make a short stop before continuing our ride through the yellow desert to the point from where we can see the Burdah rock bridge. We take time to admire the rock bridge. Then we ride 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. Your guide drives around to wait for you on the other side of the canyon. Another short drive takes us to Um Fruth rock bridge. A short but challenging scramble takes you up the bridge. As the sun starts to set quickly now, we head to Um Sabatah, where we watch the sunset.

Day 1 - The overnight stay

For your first overnight stay, we offer three options.

  • sleeping in a tent in our camp, Wadi Rum Base Camp
    our camp is open year-round
  • sleeping outdoors near our camp, Wadi Rum Base Camp
    available from March until November if the weather allows
  • sleeping outdoors in our ‘cave’, the so-call 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’ and ‘how our camp works’ 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 be spent 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)

bivouac camping - sleeping under the stars in Wadi Rum

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 drive through the beautiful desert to Jabal Al-Hash. The mountain is close to the border with Saudi Arabia. No matter which route your guide chooses, the hike, which also includes some scrambling, is doable for anyone who is reasonably fit. The views of both the north and the south of Wadi Sabet are beautiful. You can see the difference between the red and the white sandstone. This hike also gives you a unique opportunity to discover fossils on the mountain. After taking our time to enjoy the mesmerizing views, we head back to the jeep.

Day 2 - Lunchtime

We drive to a quiet and picturesque place where we take our lunch break. Your guide prepares another 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.
Note that during wintertime, we continue the tour right after lunch as the days are short. During summertime, we take an extended break to wait for the heat of the day to go.

Day 2 - In the afternoon

In the afternoon, you go on another jeep tour. On the way to the camp, we visit some more beautiful and unique places. Your guide chooses which sites to visit based on the available time and the interests of our guests.
You arrive at the camp around 3 PM during wintertime, and around 5 PM during summertime. You have some time to relax in the camp or explore the camp’s surroundings. If you go an explore the surroundings, we expect you back shortly after the sunset.

Day 2 - The overnight stay

For your second overnight stay, we offer two options.

  • sleeping in a tent in our camp, Wadi Rum Base Camp
    our camp is open year-round
  • sleeping outdoors near our camp, Wadi Rum Base Camp
    available from March until November if the weather allows

Overnight stay in Wadi Rum Base Camp

If this is your first night in our camp, get a quick explanation about ‘what is where’ and ‘how our camp works’ so that you can feel at home right-way. In the communal tent, we serve you a traditional Bedouin dinner. As every day, there is no set program during the evening. You can be spent 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 out on the sunrise yesterday, it is worth waking up early today to see the sun rays cast the mountain of Wadi Rum. At 7 AM, breakfast is ready for you. Afterward, we drive from our office to the north side of Jabal Burdah. The rest of the morning, we use to hike and scramble up to and down from Burdah rock bridge. The climb 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 are the most challenging parts. 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.
Note that this tour is not a fit for those who are unsure on their feet or afraid of heights. If this is you, let us know. Then we can suggest an alternative program for you.

Day 3 - Lunchtime

One more time, we drive to a quiet and picturesque place where we take our lunch break. And again, 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.
Note that during wintertime, we continue the tour right after lunch as the days are short. During summertime, we take an extended break to wait for the heat of the day to go.

Day 3 - In the afternoon

In the afternoon, you go on another jeep tour. On the way to Rum village we visit some more beautiful and unique places. Your guide chooses which sites to visit based on the available time and the interests of our guests.
You arrive at our office in Rum village around 3 PM during wintertime, and around 5 PM during summertime. After the check-out, we say goodbye, and you can continue your journey.

Prices of the Wadi Rum desert tour

3 days and 2 nights Jabal Al-Hash
1 person
215JD
2-3 persons
185JD per person
4-5 persons
170JD per person
6 and more persons
available on request

Included

  • a Bedouin guide for the 3-day desert tour
  • a jeep
  • all mentioned meals
  • drinks (tea and botlled water throughout the day)
  • the overnight stays in our camp, Wadi Rum Base Camp

Excluded

  • the entrance fee for Wadi Rum (to pay at the visitor centre - when you travel with the Jordan Pass entrance is for free)
  • souvenirs
  • tipping for the guide and cook (at your courtesy)

Additional price information

  • A surcharge of 15 JD per person is applicable if you choose the option of ‘sleeping under the stars’ (bivouac camping) for your overnight stay.
  • The prices are based on shared touring. Our minimum group size is two persons, and our maximum group size is eight persons.
  • The surcharge for a private tour is available on request. Please fill out our contact form with your request. Note that for groups of eight 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 3, 75% discount on the adult price
  • under the age of 6, 50% discount on the adult price
  • under the age of 12, 25% discount on the adult price

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
The prices include:
a camel guide and one camel per person

Extra overnight stay(s)

You can extend this tour with an extra overnight stay(s) in our camp.
A ‘pre-night’ (at the start) costs 30 JD per person
A ‘post-night’ (at the end) costs 25 JD per person
Single travelers pay a 10 JD surcharge
The prices include: dinner, breakfast, drinks, the overnight stay in our camp, and for a ‘pre-night’ the transfer from our office to our camp

What our guests say

Helpful information

Booking and payment

You can easily book via our website. Choose 'BOOK' from our main menu or 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. 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.

Reaching and departing Wadi Rum

We want to make things easy for you! When you come by car, we provide you with detailed travel directions. You receive those after booking. When 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. Are you coming from another place? Contact us for the available travel options. Lastly, 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

Have a look at the map of Wadi Rum to get a better understanding of what is located where.

Luggage handling

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 — 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 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.

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. Come prepared by reading our webpage ‘what to wear’.

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. Or check out our blog posts (the links are available on the weather page).

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