The meeting point
We will wait for you in our office in the village of Rum. Enter through visitors center, get your ticket and come to the village. Follow your GPS and we will welcome you with a cup of local tea. Here we will relax and talk about what we are going to do for the day.
Raqabat Canyon is a narrow canyon that starts at the east side of Rum Village, crossing the massifs of Jabal Nassrani and Jabal Um Ashrin. It is a great way to find out the immensity of Wadi Rum's mountains when you get to explore one of those massifs from the inside, seeing everything it hides from trees and cliffs to wild life. It is the bed of a whole eco system inside, the arid desert of Wadi Rum.
This tour is not an option for those, who are unsure on their physical abilities or afraid of heights.
This is a 3 kilometers hike in the sandstone rock of Um Ashrin's canyons, with a little sun exposure it is perfect condition for the red desert hike.
We will have our Bedouin lunch at the end of the canyon or we will drive to a nice, quiet and shady place where we will take a couple hours break. We will prepare a traditional Bedouin meal for you. After finishing your lunch, there is time to take a rest or walk around to explore the area on your own.
The afternoon jeep tour will take you to the red sand dune. It is possible to climb the dune and enjoy running down. After that a short drive will bring you to the big rock wall called Anfishiyyeh. This rock wall is famous for its ancient inscriptions. We will continue our tour and drive to the Lawrence house, which is a famous sight in Wadi Rum. After a short stop, we will drive to the surprisingly green and narrow Abu Khashaba canyon. You will walk through the canyon for about half an hour. Our driver and guide will wait for you on the other side of the canyon. Next stop is at Um Fruth rock bridge. It is possible to climb this bridge and enjoy the views of this part of Wadi Rum desert from the top of it. Our last stop is Um Rashed where the Bedouin Bivouac camp is located. Together with your local bedouin guide you will watch the sunset.
There are two options to sleep in our camp, first one – you can sleep inside your private tent, with private shower and bathroom. Another one, more budget friendly option is sleeping outside – under the stars, in the cave just next to the camp and use shared bathroom and facilities.
Before going to sleep you will be provided a traditional Bedouin dinner. The evening will be spent around the fire, where we can tell you about Bedouin culture and music, or you can gaze into the starry night sky, enjoy the peaceful silence of the desert while watching the milky way.
Next morning after breakfast we will take you back to Rum village between 8 and 8.30 AM. Another option if you are interested - it is possible to ride a camel for about 1 1⁄2 hour to Rum village, which costs additional 25 JD per person.