Guests walking wadi nuqra during a trekking

Wadi Rum trekking – 9 days & 8 nights

Trekking introduction

If you really like trekking and getting to know an area very well this 9 day Wadi Rum trekking progam is for you. During this trekking you:

  • walk through red and yellow desert
  • see beautifully shaped mountains
  • pass through remote valleys
  • 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.

Wadi Rum desert sites included in this trekking

  • Seven Pillars of Wisdom
  • Um Salab
  • Wadi Um Ishrin
  • Burrah canyon
  • Mushroom rock
  • Burdah rock bridge
  • Um Gharisha
  • Jabal Al-Hash
  • Wadi Nuqra
  • Jabal Um Ad Dami
  • Wadi Sabet
  • Um Ghdah
  • Um Ashaman
  • Bedouin dam
  • Um Sabatah
  • Um Fruth rock bridge
  • Khashkhasha canyon
  • Khazali canyon

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

Scenic Wadi Rum desert

The trekking program

Day 1 – Trekking from the visitor center to Burrah canyon

At 09.00 AM we meet each other in the visitor center. From here we start our trekking. We first head for Um Salab. On the way we can admire the famous mountain called Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Once we get close to Um Salab we change our course and head for the beautiful Wadi Um Ishrin. Around lunch time we go to a quiet and shady place. We take a few hours break. Like we will do every day. We prepare you a Bedouin lunch. 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 continue our trekking and soon leave beautiful Wadi Um Ishrin. We have plenty of time to watch the beautifully shaped mountains. We walk through beautiful canyons to the south side of Burrah canyon where we stay overnight in a cave. 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 Burrah canyon to  Jabal Burdah

Like the coming days you can wake up by the rising sun or you can wake up earlier to see the sunrise. We prepare you a Bedouin breakfast. After breakfast we head to Murshroom rock. We make a short stop to watch this windshaped rock. We continue our walk all the way to Jabal Burdah. Here we take our lunch break.

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 time to enjoy the views we start our descent. We walk to the south side of Jabal Burdah and stay overnight in this area.

Day 3 – Trekking from Jabal Burdah to Jabal Al-Hash

Once our stomages are filled with another Bedouin breakfast we start todays program. In the morning we leave the Burdah area and walk to less visited Um Gharisha. Here we enjoy the spectacular big valley views. At a nice and quite place we have our lunch break. We prepare you lunch and we take time to relax.

In the afternoon we leave Um Gharisha and start to walk towards Jabal Al-Hash. On our way we pass through yellow sand valleys dotted with desert vegetation. Near Jabal Al-Hash we have dinner and stay overnight in a cave.

Day 4 – Trekking from Jabal Al-Hash to  Jabal Um Ad Dami

After breakfast we start our first climb, Jabal Al-Hash. This climb is easy. The views of both the north and the south of Wadi Sabet are stunning. This hike also gives you a unique opportunity to discover fossils on top of the mountain. After taking our time to enjoy the views we start our descend towards Wadi Nuqra. Here we take our lunch break.

In the afternoon we have a relaxing program. At a comfortable pace we walk through the surprisingly green Wadi Nuqra to Jabal Um Ad Dami. We prepare you a dinner and stay overnight in a cave.

Day 5 – Trekking from Jabal Um Ad Dami to Wadi Sabet

Today we climb our second mountain, Jabal Um Ad Dami. The top is 1,854 meters above sea level which makes it our country’s highest mountain. On the way up we have the opportunity to see 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 start our descend. Ones we are back at the valley floor it is time to take todays our lunch break.

In the afternoon we explore the big Wadi Sabet. In the past Bedouin organised camel races in this valley. Of course we take plenty of time to the  valley views. Tonight we have dinner and stay overnight is this valley.

Day 6 – Trekking from Wadi Sabet to Um Ashaman

This morning we leave Wadi Sabet and walk to lovely Um Ghdah. Um Ghdah is a small canyon dotted with trees. Here we look for a nice an quite place to have lunch. After lunch you can expore this canyon some more by yourself.

We it is time to go we head to the double bridge called Um Ashaman. Of course we take time to climb the double bridge. It is close to the ground and easy to climb. Tonight we have dinner and overnight close to the double bridge.

Day 7 – Trekking from Um Ashaman to Um Sabatah

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. This is also the place where we have our lunch break.

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

Day 8 – Trekking from Um Sabatah to Khashkhasha canyon

We leave the red desert and walk to Um Fruth rock bridge. You can climb this bridge and enjoy the views of this part of Wadi Rum desert. Nearby we find ourselves a good place to have lunch and relax.

In the afternoon we leave the Um Fruth area. We pass by some stunningly beautiful places as we are on our way to todays destination Khashkhasha canyon. In this beautiful place you can enjoy one more sunset while we prepare you another Bedouin dinner. We enjoy our last night under the starry night sky.

Day 9 – Trekking from Khashkhasha canyon to Rum village

Wake up in time to enjoy your final Wadi Rum sunrise. After breakfast we break up and start our walk to Khazali canyon. We enter the canyon to go and see the ancient inscriptions and the water hole. Nearby the canyon we find ourselves a shady and quiet place. Here we stay for a few hours and have lunch.

In the afternoon we walk 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 for our Wadi Rum trekking – 9 days & 8 nights

  • 2 persons

  • JD630 per 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

  • JD585per 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

  • JD540per 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.

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.