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Full Day Jeep Tour

With so much to see in the Wadi Rum, getting the right tour is essential. Riding in a 4x4 off-roading Jeep, you will be taken to all of the must-see sights around the Reserve. 

With a local Bedouin guide, you’ll visit the most important desert features, of which many are located in the more secluded section of the Wadi Rum area.

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In short
 

Total distance of the route: 47.3km
Duration: 8 hours
Start time: 9:00

Starting point: Wadi Rum Village or cave

 

The tour includes 9 locations, led by a professional local tour guide:

  • Lawrence Spring

  • Khazali Canyon

  • Um Fourth Rock Bridge

  • Nora canyon Viewpoint

  • Traditional Bedouin Lunch

  • Wadi Sabet Inscrip5ons

  • Daghdagh Viewpoint

  • Um Ghadah Sandboarding

  • Um Alsamn Rock Bridge

  • Chicken Rock

Pricing per person:

1 person 150 JD
2-3 people 95 JD
4-6 people 90 JD

7 and more 85 JD

Trip Outline

 

The meeting point for the tour is Wadi Rum Village.

From there, we will drive down 2.3 km to Lawrence Spring. The natural spring is named aker the infamous T.E. Lawrence, who assisted the Arabs in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire in 1916-1917. The spring sits in the shaded cliff side and to this day serves as an important watering hole for the local Bedouin community.

Following this, we will drive 4 km to the Khazali Canyon. Jebel Khazali opens to a geological fissure of only 100 m in length, hosting decorated walls with an array of Thamudic, Nabatean and Islamic inscriptions. The likes of traders, pilgrims and locals from these periods would use the site as a resting spot, protecting themselves from the harsh heat of the desert. Inscriptions include animals, warriors and families, details that related to the artists life. In the modern day, the site doesn’t just attract tourists, but is still used by those travelling across desert as a welcome heat relief.

Onwards, we’ll then drive 6.5 km to 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.

Then a 11 km drive to the Nuora Canyon Viewpoint, a truly remarkable view looking over numerous canyons. The contrasting geological rock formations and stone make up is evident at this spot, you’ll able to see the different colours and rock shapes as you look out at the impressive mountains and valleys. 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!

Following a busy adventurous morning, you will have most certainly worked up an appetite, and this lunch will not disappoint. We will set up a small camp, light a fire and get the Bedouin tea brewing. A traditional Bedouin lunch will be prepared by your local guide, from scratch and in the classic method. The guide will show you every step of making the delicious meal, so you can get an insight into authentic Bedouin cuisine and experience the unique Bedouin lifestyle.

Next stop, Wadi Sabet inscriptions, a further 4 km drive. The inscriptions dating back to the Thamudic era give 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 loca5on was an important road through the ancient region. This glance into the distant Thamudic Kingdom is a sight that can’t be missed.

After a short 3 km drive, we will arrive at the Daghdagh Viewpoint. This point provides incredible views over the vast valleys of the Wadi Sapet, and distant mountainous regions with Saudi Arabia visible in the distance. As another wonderful picture opportunity, the view here really doesn’t get much better.

On to Um Ghadah Dune Range to go sandboarding! We will arrive at the location after a 10 km drive, get the board out, and get riding. This quiet boarding spot is perfect for an exciting rush! 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.

Following a 3 km drive, we will visit Um Alsamn Rock Bridge. There are a few rock bridges around the Wadi Rum, however this one is different. A much smaller bridge than other well-known ones, this rock bridge is the perfect size to fit inside it. Standing as a natural archway, you’ll be able to touch all sides, it’s a pretty awesome spot.

After this we will drive 2.5 km to Chicken Rock. Also known as Cow Rock, Chicken Rock is a natural rock formation, where due to erosion, it has two short legs and sits three metres high. Interestingly, the name disputed arisen due to personal interpretation from different angles of the rock. Viewed from the east, many claim the cow is visible, however from the west, the chicken image is prevalent. Although this is very subjective, the local Bedouin community call it Chicken Rock, and people typically say the chicken is clearer.

After you finished the tour and watched the most amazing sunset, you will be taken to the cave, a further 1 km drive, situated in the heart of the Desert. Surrounded by amazing landscapes, your guide will cook you a traditional Bedouin dinner, tell you tales of Wadi Rum while sitting around the fire and watching the sky full of stars.

 

All meals and drinks are provided by us: lunch, dinner, breakfast, water and tea and all the needed equipment for the tour and the camping.

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