Map of Wadi Rum
Tour conditions & FAQs
Wadi Rum with children
People travelling alone
"Private" or Individual tours
days as you like, hiking and scrambling!
One day trips
"A Day with the Bedouin"
Classic jeep tour
One day camel trek
"Small Three Bridges"
One day jeep/hike
One day (or
more) hiking trips
"Jeep to Burdah Arch"
One day jeep and scramble
The highest mountain in
Two day trips
Two day jeep tour
"The Khasch Route":
Two day jeep/hike
"Open desert trip":
Two days hiking
Two day jeep/camel
Two day camel trek
"Three Bridges trip":
Two day scrambling
"Um Adaami to Aqaba":
One and a half days scrambling
Three or more days
3 days camel trek
5 day camel trek
10 days camel trek
Wadi Rum Adventure
Jeep safari to
5 Day hiking and
Alone in the desert
Supper in the desert
Short self guided hike to Wadi
Shelaala ("Lawrence's Spring")
THESE PROGRAMMES ARE HARD GOING AND
ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR NOVICES IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. YOU SHOULD KNOW HOW TO ABSEIL AND TO
Burdah Arch is deservedly one of the best
known and the most spectacular sites in Wadi Rum. It is situated about
300meters above the sand and the views from it are magnificent.
We include it in a number of our
tours, (see Wadi Rum Adventure) but this time we are also offering it as an addition to our normal
jeep tour, to be followed by an overnight in the desert. You will lose
a bit of the jeep tour, granted, but very little, except in the winter.
start in the village and drive first to Lawrence's Spring and then to the
red sand dunes in Wadi Um Ishrin and to Jebel Anafishiya where you can also
see some Nabatean inscriptions. We continue to the Barragh Canyon. Here we
After lunch we proceed to Jebel
Burdah and climb to the Arch. We come in from the back, and cross a rocky
plateau (see the top left hand photo which can be enlarged) before reaching the Arch itself. The climb is not a hike - you will
need to use your hands over the rocks and you will be happier if you have a
fairly good head for heights, but it is straightforward with no real need
for a rope. Any adult who is reasonably fit can do this climb, but it is not
suitable for children under 16 years old (please see the page on
Wadi Rum for children). The climb and the
descent normally take about 3 to 4 hours. The continuation to the summit of
the mountain is much more difficult and is not included in this trip.
When we come down we shall
usually return to the camp for supper, since it will probably be close to
sunset. In the summer, if we have time we can call quickly at the Um Fruth
Bridge, but I think you will find it rather dull after Burdah!
Footwear : obviously boots are better here, but
they are not essential. Good walking shoes with cotton socks will do quite well.
Trekking sandals or even sneakers would do in a pinch.
You will also need a rucksack or shoulder bag for water, and such oddments
as your camera, sunscreen, a light sweater according to season and perhaps
some biscuits for a snack. Chocolate melts quickly, but the guide willl show
his devotion to duty in helping you to eat it .
for 2-3 people 75JD
per person, for 4 people or more 70JD/person. This includes all meals and sleeping equipment
for the overnight in the desert.
Please see the
page about "Private tours". People
travelling alone should look a the page for "Solo
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