From the Wadi Rum Village, we will drive down 20 km to the White Desert.
Enroute we will visit the Noura Canyon. This straighsorward hike is a great way to warm up the legs and get a taste of what hiking in the Wadi Rum has to offer. The contrasting geological rock formations and stone make up is evident through the walk, making it a fantastic setting for a hike, of course in addition to the fabulous views. This spot really is one for the camera and a sight you will never forget, as you really do feel like you’re on top of the world when looking out from the peak!
Following this, we will go to the magnificent Jebel Um Addami. This mountain is located near the border of Saudi Arabia, at the sothern point of the reserve. It is also the highest mountain in Jordan, rising 1,823m. (823m above the Rum Village). Although Jebel Um Addami boasts the highest peak in Jordan, it is not difficult to climb and local Bedouin guide will ensure the most accessible route is used, dependant on the groups needs. As you hike up the mountain, you will see incredible views looking over the red landscape of the Wadi Rum, next to the white landscape of the White desert. The contrast is incredible to see!
You will be able to see as far out as to the first range of Black Mountains, situated across the Saudi Arabian border. At the summit, the panoramic views are majestic, a reward worth the effort. Jebel Um Addami hosts one of the best views (if not, the best view!) in the whole of the Wadi Rum region, so this really is a must do!
Following the hike back down the mountain, we will drive to the Wadi Sabat.
The inscriptions here date back to the Thamudic era, giving us a glimpse into the lives of those who lived centuries ago. Clearly visible and distinct, the inscriptions relate to the people’s lives, with animal engravings in a hidden site on red rock. Due to Wadi Sabet being in the baren and vast White Desert, the lack of shade makes it a hard place to live, however the location was an important road through the ancient region. This glance into the distant Thamudic Kingdom is a sight that can’t be missed.