1 day hiking
This tour is a great choice for those interested in geological formations, but also want to see other significant Wadi Rum sites.
This tour will take you to the Jebel Burdah Rock Bridge, within the Burdah Valley, one of the most famous sites not only in the Wadi Rum, but Jordan.
Duration: 6-8 hours
Start time: 9:00
Starting point: Wadi Rum Village
The tour includes
a professional local tour guide
5 locations (Nabataen Temple, Jebel Burdah Rock Bridge, El Mahama Canyon, El Mahama Sand Dune, Um Frouth Rock Bridge)
Pricing per person:
1 person 165 JD
2-3 people 105 JD
4-6 people 95 JD
7+ people and more 85 JD
From Wadi Rum Village, via Jeep, we drive to the Nabataen Temple.
Nabataen influence on the Wadi Rum region is prevalent to this day, with many constructions, artefacts and inscriptions dating back to this era are spotted around the reserve. The most symbolic of these remnants is the Temple. Situated just on the edge of the Village, the temple was dedicated to the Goddess of Allat (dated 32AD). Although ruins now, this once important temple signified the magnificence of the region’s long history.
As briefly mentioned, the natural arch Jebel Burdah is one of the most famous spots in the Wadi Rum. The views from the top really are special, however during the hike to the peak you will also see some rather spectacular views. Rock formations and changing rock colours due to the unique stone type will be on full display, a very interesting feature of the desert.
The hike itself is an easy to moderate level, with scrambling elements towards the top to the hike, however the local Bedouin guide knows the best route making the ascend as straighsorward as possible, tailored to the group at the time. The higher you go the better the views, so it is most certainly worth the climb!
We will visit the El Mahama Canyon. This canyon boasts some of the most spectacular natural environments in Jordan. The narrow canyon hosts greenery and wildlife that’s particularly rare in the desert as a result of the natural springs situated close by. The area includes granite, basalt and sandstone rock types, making the walls of the canyon very unique in colour and shape, a truly fantastic location to hike. Due to a combination of the rock type, vegetation and scenic views, this is a brilliant spot and one you’ll always remember.
El Mahama Canyon also has a great sand boarding spot, which we will take full advantage of. This spot is perfect for an exciting rush! The beautiful surrounding and quiet nature makes this a wonderful and enjoyable experience. The magical red sands of the Wadi Rum mean you’re sure to get some awesome boarding pictures. Interestingly, there is much more friction on sand than snow, so do not be worried about not controlling your speed, and the sok sand makes it very safe.
Last but not least, the Um Frouth Rock Bridge. Rising over 15 metres from the desert floor, this magnificent natural bridge has become one of the most photographed places in the Wadi Rum (when you see it, you’ll understand why!). Although the small climb up is quite a scramble, the views from the top are stunning and a must see. Bedouin people are notorious for their climbing skills, so keep an eye on your guide who will scale the rock with ease. Do note that the climb is made much easier by the carved in foot and hand holes, so it’s really nothing to fear.