Wadi Rum “Top of the World” Climbing Tour

Climbing in Wadi Rum with bedouin guide

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Wadi Rum "Top of the World" Climbing Tour Short Description
It’s certainly the best tour if you like to hike mountains and would like to live a desert adventure at the same time.

We will take you on a 2-days Jeep tour to visit incredible sites of the Wadi Rum desert and you will have the choice between sleeping at our camp or under the stars. Climbing in Wadi Rum is possible thanks to  our experimented bedouin guide.

  • Lawrence spring with view on the desert
  • Khazali canyon
  • Red sand dune where you can walk bare foot
  • Anfishiyyeh inscriptions
  • Lawrence house
  • Mushroom rock
  • Burdah rock bridge
  • Abu Khashaba canyon
  • Um Fruth rock bridge
  • Um Sabatah
  • Jabal Um ad Dami: no doubt, the highest moutain in Jordan

You will have plenty of time to enjoy every spot during the whole day. Climbing in Wadi Rum has never been so easy.

Length: 2 days and 1 night, finishing at around 3pm,

Capacity: 6 persons.

Included:

  • An experimented guide
  • A Jeep
  • Food and water
  • Transfer from the village to the desert
  • Blankets for the night

What to bring: 

  • A headlamp or flashlight if you spend the night with us
  • A warm jacket because desert nights can be cold
  • A sleeping bag (optional)
  • Good shoes for walking and climbing in Wadi Rum
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Your camera and an extra battery (trust us, you don’t want to forget that)!
  • Cash for payment. There is no ATM in the desert. The closest are in Petra or Aqaba

Difficulty: Intermediate

Prices

High Season (Oct-May): 175 JOD or 245 USD per person

Low Season (June-Sept): 165 JOD or 231 USD per person

Discount per extra person : 15 JOD or 21 USD

Discount for Children under 12: 50%

Options:

  • Camel Ride 1 hour: 20 JOD or 28 USD per person
  • Camel Ride 2 hours: 30 JOD or 42 USD per person
  • Taxi from or to your hotel in Petra: 45 JOD or 63 USD per trip
  • Taxi from or to your hotel in Aqaba: 35 JOD or 49 USD per trip
  • Sleeping under the stars: included
  • Sleeping at our camp: 20 JOD or 28 USD per person

All our prices are in JOD and USD. When you book a tour, we ask for a 20% deposit online in USD. You can change or cancel your reservation 1 week in advance for free. In case of cancellation at least 1 week prior to the booking date, your deposit will be refunded entirely. The difference will be paid in JOD (in cash) at the end of your tour. Our currency rate is 1.4 (1 JOD = 1.4 USD).

Wadi Rum “Top of the World” Climbing Tour Details

2 days + 1 night

Day 1 – Discovering the Protected Area of Wadi Rum

Our tours start at 10am in Summer and at 9am in Winter.

First of all, we welcome you at our office in Rum village with a Bedouin tea. After arranging the tour details and finishing the tea, we leave for the desert.

After a quick ride, you will arrive at Lawrence spring. a natural spring. You can  scramble the spring and enjoy the Wadi Rum desert views.

Our next stop is Khazali canyon. You will discover ancient inscriptions and a waterhole.

We will then head towards the red sand dune. It’s a great place to climb, run, roll down, or even slide with a board if you want!

Then, we drive to Anfishiyyeh where you will find another authentic ancient inscriptions.

Lawrence house is our next destination before lunch.

We drive you to one of our Bedouin lunch places in the desert. We prepare traditional Bedouin food for you. You will have around 2 or 3 hours to enjoy the place, have a rest or walk around.

But don’t go too far, because your guide will then drive you to the Mushroom rock.

After lunch

Then, we head towards Um Fruth rock bridge. You can scramble it if you want to, and certainly enjoy a challenging but rewarding view and great pictures to be taken. Climbing in Wadi Rum is really fun!

After that, we drive to Abu Khashaba canyon. You will have the chance to walk through the canyon on your own. Your guide will pick you up on the other side after about 30 minutes walking.

We will enjoy one of the last incredible moments of the day: watch the sunset in Um Sabatah where you will discover amazing colors and landscapes.

Now you have the choice between staying overnight at the camp or sleeping under the stars.

Either way, the bedouins will prepare and serve you a traditional bedouin meal. You can enjoy the evening around the fire, listening and dancing to bedouin music, or discover bedouin stories. You can also enjoy the most incredible starlight sky!

Day 2 – Climbing in Wadi Rum: Jabal Um ad Dami

After breakfast, the next day we go directly to the beautiful mountain of Jabal Um ad Dami, which is the highest mountain of Jordan with 1 854 meters high. There, you might have the great opportunity to observe the flora and fauna. We often spot gazelles, foxes or rabbits. And of course, your climbing in Wadi Rum will be rewarded by one of the best views of Wadi Rum, of Saudi Arabia and of the Red Sea! Don’t forget your camera.

Secondly, we drive you to one of our Bedouin lunch places in the desert. We prepare traditional Bedouin food for you. You will have around 2 or 3 hours to enjoy the place, have a rest or walk around.

After that, we go back to Rum village where the tour ends at around 3pm.

If you need help with going to your next destination, we can arrange taxis for you.

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