3D / 2N Jeep Tour, Burdah Bridge and Jabal Hash Hikes
Wadi Rum jeep and hiking tour with a local bedouin
Our combined jeep and hiking tour allows you to see Wadi Rum from two great vantage points: Jabal Burdah in the east and Jabal Hash in the south. Scramble to the high rock bridge at Burdah and have an easier ascent up Jabal Hash. On this three-day adventure you will have a jeep tour to the most interesting sites in the protected area and experience the mountain hikes on day two and three.
You have the option to sleep outside under the stars near the camp if you prefer not to sleep inside a private tent. This way, you still have access to the bathroom and you enjoy dinner at the communal tent. There is no extra charge for this, and we arrange the place for you to sleep outside nearby. Just let us know if you prefer one or more nights under the stars! It’s magical. Or if you are even more adventurous, spend one or both nights in a bivouac during this tour. Learn more about this extra service and experience our bivouac option for wild camping.
full Itinerary of jeep and hiking tour
Day One jeep tour
You will be starting from the village with your guide in the jeep. We will have water and food with us for the tour. The guide will explain each place you visit along the way today.
The first site you will visit is the Nabatean temple. Then you will head through the small village and into the Wadi Rum protected area where your next stop will be at Lawrence’s Spring. Next, you will go to enjoy the large Red Sand Dunes piled up against the mountains. After this, you will head to Khazali Canyon to see the ancient rock inscriptions. Next we drive to the Little Arch, a natural formation where you can have a photo taken on top of the arch. From here we move on to Lawrence’s house which is a Nabatean era stone building remains. Your guide will then find a nice shaded spot for lunch break where you can relax a bit, eat and enjoy tea.
Following lunch you will visit more interesting places in the desert. The guide will drive you to the Mushroom Rock which is a large natural formation. Then you will see Jabal Burdah where tomorrow you will hike to the Rock Bridge formation at the top of the mountains. After this, you will head to Abu Khashaba canyon where you can take a walk through the cool beautiful canyon. Then your guide will drive you to the Um Frouth Rock Bridge where you can climb to the top. This is a great spot to take photos.
Now it is time for the sunset. Your guide will take you to the Um Sabata area, which we think is the best place for viewing the magnificent sunset in Wadi Rum. While enjoying the sunset you will sip the bedouin tea made over the fire. Then he will drive you back to our camp.
Upon arrival to the camp, the team will show you your tent and then you will enjoy the evening with the bedouin. We will enjoy traditional Zarb prepared in the bedouin way of cooking in the ground. After dinner is time for bedouin stories and stargazing.
The next morning you will have your breakfast in the camp. Your guide will then drive you by jeep from the camp to Jabal Burdah. There you will park the vehicle at the base of the mountains. You will take your backpack with water, sunscreen, camera and other necessary items. Then the hiking and scrambling begins!
Your guide will be accompanying you to the top where the rock bridge is located. There is a short portion of the scramble to the arch where the guide will secure you with a rope in order to be safe on the ascent. When you reach the top you will see the beautiful landscape and most of the mountains of Wadi Rum. Once you have taken in the view from the top, you will be able to see a different side of the mountain and the vast mountainous landscape from a new vantage point as you descend.
At the end of the hike, you will return to the jeep and drive to a shady spot for a lunch break. Relax and enjoy some tea in the shade. After the break you will continue your jeep tour through the desert with some time also for canyon hiking.
Following lunch, the guide will take you to Wadi Noughra canyon. You will stop at the beginning and go with your guide to a nice viewing spot for photos of the landscape. After this, your hiking tour will continue to Siq Al Noughra which is very narrow natural gorge. The guide will drive the jeep to the end of the canyon to wait for you while you enjoy the hike through the beautiful canyon.
Your guide can take you to still more canyons if you would like to extend the hiking tour until sunset time approaches. Then your guide will drive you to a special spot for viewing the sunset where you will enjoy bedouin tea made over an open fire.
After sunset you will head back the camp for the dinner and evening fun.
This morning you will have your breakfast in the camp. Your guide will then take you by jeep to the start point where you begin the hiking tour up Jabal Hash. You will see the landscape from one side where the red and white desert sands meet. From the top, you will see the highest point of the main peaks of Jordan’s mountains. Here, your guide will make tea to enjoy while you take in the stunning landscape. If you are good hikers, this will be an easy descent back to the jeep. Then you will go for lunch in a nice shady spot.
Following your lunch break, you will go to see the inscriptions in Wadi Sabat. In the afternoon you will do some nice hikes in this area near the border. You will find canyons to hike in the area of Wadi Sabat and Umm Ad Dami.
Your guide will take you to back to Wadi Rum village. You should arrive back at approximately 4:00pm.
See the video of our desert camp