Guests walking during a trekking

Wadi Rum trekking – 5 days & 4 nights

Trekking introduction

During this 5-day Wadi Rum trekking, you walk all to way to Burdah rock bridge and back to Rum village. You will:

  • walk through the red and yellow desert
  • see beautifully shaped mountains
  • enjoy stunning views
  • visit famous sites
  • climb rock bridges
  • learn about Bedouin culture
  • experience Bedouin life
  • sleep under the stars

If you prefer to have a camel accompany us to carry your luggage for the day we can arrange this for you (not included in the price).

Wadi Rum desert sites included in this trekking

  • Rakhabat canyon
  • Red sand dune
  • Anfishiyyeh inscriptions
  • Little bridge
  • Burdah rock bridge
  • Um Fruth rock bridge
  • Um Mugur
  • Bedouin dam
  • Um Sabatah
  • Khazali canyon

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

View on Jabal Rum, Jabal Um Ishrin and the valley from little bridge

The trekking program

Day 1 – Trekking from Rum village to Little bridge

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 time to relax and talk about the trekking program.

In the morning

We start by walking to Rakhabat canyon. This canyon offers a 3-kilometre hike with an abundance of shade. You can learn about the ecosystem inside this desert canyon. We leave the canyon and walk to the red sand dune. You can climb the dune and enjoy running down.

Lunch time

We walk to a quiet and shady place close to the red sand dune. Here 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 short walk to the big rock wall called Anfishiyyeh. This rock wall is famous for its ancient inscriptions. After we admired the inscriptions we continue our trekking and walk to Little bridge. You can climb this bridge and enjoy the wide valley view.

Sleeping under the stars

We stay overnight in a cave near Little bridge. 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.

Day 2 – Trekking from Little bridge to Burdah rock bridge

In the morning

You can wake up to the rising sun. We prepare you breakfast. After breakfast, we break up. In the morning, we walk through beautiful valleys all the way to the north side of Jabal Burdah.

Lunch time

At a quiet and shady place at the north side of Jabal Burdah, 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

In the afternoon we climb up to Burdah rock bridge via one of the Bedouin roads. The climb is not so difficult. In a number of places, you might want to use your hands. And close to the bridge are the most difficult areas. For safety reasons, we use ropes here. At the top, you have a fantastic view over Wadi Rum desert. After taking the time to enjoy the views we head back.

Sleeping under the stars

We stay overnight in a cave near Burdah rock bridge. We cook you a traditional Bedouin dinner. The evening can be spent around the fire. We can tell you more about Bedouin culture and music or you can gaze into the starry night sky and enjoy the peaceful silence of the desert.

Day 3 – Trekking from Burdah rock bridge to Um Mugur

In the morning

You can wake up to the rising sun or wake up before to see the sunrise. We prepare you breakfast. After breakfast, we break up. This morning we walk to Um Fruth rock bridge. You can climb the bridge and enjoy the views of this part of Wadi Rum desert.

Lunch time

At a quiet and shady place near Um Fruth rock bridge, 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

In the afternoon we continue our trek and walk to Um Mugur. We walk the area to enjoy the beautiful Um Mugur landscape. And around sunset time we arrive at an excellent place to enjoy the sun setting over Wadi Rum desert.

Sleeping under the stars

We stay overnight in a cave close by the sunset place. We cook you a traditional Bedouin dinner. The evening can be spent around the fire. We can tell you more about Bedouin culture and music or you can gaze into the starry night sky and enjoy the peaceful silence of the desert.

Day 4 – Trekking from Um Mugur to Um Sabatah

In the morning

Wake up to the rising sun while we prepare you breakfast. After breakfast, we break up. This morning we do another beautiful walk. Our destination for today is Um Sabatah. On the way there we visit one of the Bedouin dams.

Lunch time

At a quiet and shady place, 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

In the afternoon we continue our walk in the red desert of Um Sabatah area. Around sunset time we arrive at another excellent place to enjoy the sun setting over Wadi Rum desert.

Sleeping under the stars

We stay overnight in a cave close by the sunset place. We cook you a traditional Bedouin dinner. The evening can be spent around the fire. We can tell you more about Bedouin culture and music or you can gaze into the starry night sky and enjoy the peaceful silence of the desert.

Day 5 – Trekking from Um Sabatah to Rum village

In the morning

Enjoy one more sunrise while we prepare you your last breakfast in Wadi Rum desert. After breakfast, we break up and start our walk to Khazali canyon. We will enter the canyon to go and see the ancient inscriptions and the water hole.

Lunch time

At a quiet and shady place nearby the canyon, 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

In the afternoon we walk 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 5-day Wadi Rum trekking + overnight stays ‘sleeping under the stars’

  • 2 persons

  • JD350per person
  • This price includes an English speaking Bedouin trekking guide, a cook, a jeep, all mentioned meals, drinks and sleeping equipment.
    Excluded souvenirs and tipping.
  • 3 persons

  • JD325per person
  • This price includes an English speaking Bedouin trekking guide, a cook, a jeep, all mentioned meals, drinks and sleeping equipment.
    Excluded souvenirs and tipping.
  • 4 persons

  • JD300per person
  • This price includes an English speaking Bedouin trekking guide, a cook, a jeep, all mentioned meals, drinks and sleeping equipment.
    Excluded souvenirs and tipping.

Our trekking prices are based on shared touring. Our maximum group size during the tour is 10 persons. For bivouac camping, the maximum group size also is 10 persons.

Group rates and private trekking

Prices for five or more persons are available on request.
Prices for a private trekking are also available on request.
Please contact us with your request.