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2 Days Jeep Tour

Unmissable! A chance to discover every corner of Wadi Rum accompanied by a local Bedouin guide in a 4x4 jeep. The ideal tour for a full immersion in Bedouin culture and life.

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In short
 

Total distance of the route: 94,6 km
Duration: 2 days
Start time: 9:00

Starting point: Wadi Rum Village

 

The tour includes 17 locations led by a professional local tour guide:

  • Lawrence Spring

  • Khazali Canyon

  • Um Fourth Rock Bridge

  • Nora canyon Viewpoint

  • Wadi Sabet Inscriptions

  • Daghdagh Viewpoint

  • Um Ghadah Sandboarding

  • Um Alsamn Rock Bridge

  • Chicken Rock

  • Nora canyon Viewpoint

  • Wadi Sabet Inscriptions

  • Daghdagh Viewpoint

  • Um Ghadah Sandboarding

  • Um Alsamn Rock Bridge

  • Chicken Rock

  • Um Mongur Canyon

  • Qajar spring

The tour include also a night in the cave and all meals (breakfast, traditional Bedouin lunch, dinner).

Pricing per person:

1 person 250 JD
2-3 people 140 JD
4-6 people 135 JD

7 and more 130 JD

Trip Outline

Day 1

 

The tour will start with us departing Wadi Rum Village and driving to the Nabatean Temple which is a monument steeped in history, with Thamudic roots going all the way back to the first century. This monument is a great reminder of the depth of human history in the area and visitors can also search the ruins for Latin inscriptions written by the Romans upon the stones, making for an immersive experience of local history.

Next we will drive for ten minutes to reach the Lawrence's spring which watered the troops of King Faisal and Lawrence of Arabia during the Great Arab Revolt, over 100 years ago. From this historical point you won't be able to miss the aroma of wild mint which persists nearby among the ferns and trees, making for an enchanting experience.

Another 15 minute drive will take us to Khazali Canyon which in the past provided a resting spot for caravans travelling to Damascus and even now still provides shade and shelter for visitors in the harsh desert. It is also the location of some of the best preserved petroglyphs in the region, an insight into history that surely cannot be missed!

10km from Wadi Rum Village we will then travel to the resting house of Lawrence of Arabia which he stayed in on his way through the region. It is also the site of a Nabataean structure which is referred to as 'the small palace' by locals. It is a location rich with history.

Mushroom Rock is our next location of the day and is one that is a popular spot for pictures for those visiting Wadi Rum. It's strange shape inspires it's name and it is definitely a location that deserves a visit.

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.

We then travel to Burdah Rock Bridge which is 15km away from the village. It is a magnificent structure standing at 80m tall and has been eroded through time to create it's arch-like appearance. The viewpoint creates an excellent opportunity for pictures with this outstanding natural phenomenon.

Um Sdaat Viewpoint will be our next stop of the day. This viewpoint is situated on top of a large sand dune and offers a great view of a large open stretch of the desert as well as various valleys in the distance where the comparisons between the colours in the rocks and sand can be clearly seen.

Next we go to the beautiful Abu Khashaba Canyon. Here the guide will drop you off at the beginning of the canyon and will meet you at the other side while you walk through and marvel at the scenery. This is a comfortable resting place due to the shade and the various fig trees situated within make for a charming natural experience.

At the end of the canyon there is a large sand dune on which you will be able to sandboard as you are pulled along behind the jeep. This is a fun and exhilarating activity that is only possible in this environment so it really is a must do!

The Um Frouth Rock Bridge will be our final stop of the day, and what a way to end the first day of the tour! With the last rays of sunshine shining through this natural archway you will feel like you have entered another world. This spot has excellent photo opportunities and afterwards we will travel back to the cave camp to enjoy a Bedouin-cooked supper and a night under the stars to bring your first day of the tour to an end.

 

Your entire tour will include water bottles provided for you as well as a local Bedouin tour guide who speaks good English.

 

This full-day tour also includes a midday rest and lunch in the desert!

Day 2

From the cave, we will drive to the Um Mongur Canyon. This takes around 20 minutes to passe through. The guide will drop you off at the entrance and pick you up at the other side. This is a less popular spot and thus less crowded.

From here we will do a 11km 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!

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 location 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.

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.

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 prejy 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.

The next stop is Qajar spring located a 10 min hike up in the mountains. Through a little crack in the rock, it is possible to enter inside the mountain. The spring is visible here and the view is phenomenal. This spot is not very crowded and has cute little palm and fig trees growing.

Finally, when we have 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 siong 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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