If your time to visit Wadi Rum is limited to a whole day, this jeep tour gives you the best introduction possible. During the day you visit some of the most famous sites in the protected area. We use a jeep to cover the distances between the sites. And at each site, there is time to explore, hike, scramble, climb and enjoy. At lunchtime, we serve you a Bedouin meal. Afterwards, we continue the tour. Before we return to Rum village, we, of course, enjoy the feast of changing colours by watching the sunset. All together this day is an active day full of variety in the stunningly beautiful Wadi Rum desert.
More information on these sites can be found on the Wadi Rum desert sites page.
During summer time our tours start at 10 AM. During winter time our tours begin at 9 AM.
We meet each other at our office in Rum village. Here we enjoy a Bedouin tea. We take the time to relax and talk about what we have in mind for today. After finishing our drink, we leave Rum village to go out into the desert.
A short ride brings us to the natural spring called Lawrence spring. You scramble the spring to enjoy the spectacular views of Wadi Rum desert. We continue our drive and head to the red sand dune. You can climb the dune and enjoy running down. Our next stop is Khazali canyon. Here you see ancient inscriptions and a waterhole. A short drive brings us to the first rock bridge of the day, Little bridge. We scramble up the bridge and enjoy the marvellous valley views. The last site we visit in the morning is the Lawrence house.
We drive to a beautiful, quiet and shady place where we take a break. We prepare a Bedouin meal for you. After we finish our lunch, there is time to take a rest or walk around to explore the area on your own. The amount of time available for depends on the time of year that you visit. During winter time the days are short and temperatures moderate, so we will continue sooner. During summer time the days are long and warm, so we will take a break until the heat of the day starts to go. Your guide will let you know when it is time to go.
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 Burdah rock bridge. We admire the rock bridge from the valley floor. 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. We wait for you on the other side. A short drive takes us to Um Fruth rock bridge. A short but challenging scramble takes you up the bridge. As the sun starts to go quickly now, we head to Um Sabatah where we watch the sunset. After sunset, we return to Rum village.
The tour ends at our office in Rum village about half an hour after sunset. On the website time and date, you can look up at what time the sun will set on your preferred tour date. After we finished check out, you can continue your journey through Jordan. Of course, we can help you to arrange transportation to your next destination.
Our tour prices are based on shared touring. Our minimum group size is two persons, and our maximum group size is eight persons. For groups of more than eight persons, we offer private tours without a surcharge being applicable. Tour departures for one person are available upon request and are subject to a surcharge. We determine your price based on the number of people who are in your booking.
You can extend this tour with a 1- or 2-hour camel ride at the start of this tour.
The 1-hour camel ride costs 20 JD per person.
The 2-hour camel ride costs 30 JD per person.
This price includes a camel guide and one camel per person.
Children under the age of 3 get 75% discount on the adult price.
Children under the age of 6 get 50% discount on the adult price.
Children under the age of 12 get 25% discount on the adult price.
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.
The 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’.
The available space for luggage in the jeeps is limited. Therefore make sure to pack all things you need during the tour and overnight stay in a small backpack. Luggage which you don’t need you can store in your car or our office.
You can finish payment with us upon departure. 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.