2D/ 2N: Jeep Tour and Umm Ad Dami Hike

Wadi Rum jeep tour and hike to Umm Ad Dami with a local bedouin

Combine your two day desert tour with a scenic first day jeep ride and a hike up panoramic Jabal Umm Ad Dami on the second day.

Explore the stunning sites inside the Wadi Rum protected area with a local English-speaking bedouin guide. On the first day, discover stunning rock arches and natural formations. And on the second day, enjoy the magnificent views over Jordan and Saudi Arabia from atop of Jordan’s highest mountain. Learn about the local Bedouin culture and hospitality during two relaxing nights at our traditional bedouin Escape camp near Abu Khashaba canyon. If you prefer to sleep under the stars instead of in a tent, we can arrange that as well.

For the adventurous who would like to spend the night in a desert bivouac during this tour, we offer this as an extra service as well. Learn more about our bivouac option here.

ruins of the Nabatean temple in Wadi Rum during jeep tour after Umm Ad Dami hike

full Itinerary of jeep tour and umm ad dami hike


Day One: JEEP TOUR

You will be starting from our office 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.

after lunch

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. 

Evening

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.

Day Two: HIKE UMM AD DAMI

The next morning you will have your breakfast in the camp.  Your guide will then drive you by jeep approximately 15km to Jabal Umm Ad Dami. There you will park the vehicle at the base of the mountain.  You will take your backpack with water, sunscreen, camera and other necessary items.  Then the hiking and scrambling begins! 

Hikers should take their time and climb slowly.  Don’t push yourself, but save your energy. When you reach the top you will see almost all the mountains of Wadi Rum.  If the air is clear you should be able to see the Red Sea from the top as well. Take some stunning pictures to remember the moments at the top of this peak.  Then, slowly descend to the jeep. It will take between four and five hours to make the ascent and descent, depending on how quickly you make the hike. Now it is time to find a shaded spot to have lunch, relax and drink some tea and juice.

After lunch

After 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. Then you will drive to a beautiful point from which to view the sunset and have tea. 

After sunset you will be brought back to the camp for your dinner and overnight stay. Enjoy the magical starry sky and the bedouin stories.

The next morning, enjoy an early buffet breakfast in the communal tent. Then we will bring you back to Rum Village.

View from Umm ad Dami
Sunset after the Umm Ad Dami tour
Home » Umm Ad Dami and Jeep tour: 2 Days / 2 Nights

Pricing and Booking

Timing

• Plan to arrive by 9:00 am to start your tour. If coming from Aqaba or Petra this usually works well.
• In the summer when days are longer, the tour could begin at 10:00am if you have chosen the private tour option.
• This tour ends at 9:00am on the third day.
• We will send you a personalized booking confirmation with your timing specifics along with information on our meeting point at Rum Village Rest House. You will be met by the owner, Abdullh, so be sure not to go with others who may approach you.

Additional Info

• No deposit or payment is made online. Book now, pay later. Flexible cancellation.
• Please notify us as soon as possible if you will not be able to keep your reservation so that we can make it available to others.
• All prices are per person for shared tour and include all taxes.
• Private tour option is available at an additional surcharge of 20 JOD per person, per day of touring.
• The Bivouac Experience costs an extra 20 JOD per person, per night.
• We do not recommend the Jabal Umm Ad Dami hike for children.
• Groups of 8+ persons may be specially discounted, please contact us with your request.