While some of our ‘jebels’ offer serious climbing opportunities for the experienced climber, there are many options available for our guests to experience these lovely sites without the need for advanced mountaineering skills. During your hiking and scrambling expedition, the guides will talk through the historical significance of this region. They will be availble to answer all the questions that you have about the desert, the Bedouin way of life, our history and the changes that Wadi Rum has experienced over the past decades.
As these expeditions are on foot we regularly see many of our desert inhabitants – wild foxes, shy rabbits and the graceful ibex. Other tours by jeep rarely see our desert neighbours as the sound of the engine travels a long way in the desert air, and these wild creatures are long gone before the jeep arrives.
All of our hiking and scrambling expeditions require that you are in a good physical condition. Wadi Rum is a desert and the temperatures can become quite hot; also, walking in the sand is hard work. We advise anyone with problems dealing with excessive sun or heat to let your guide know before booking. Appropriate clothing and shoes are also required.
We offer hiking expeditions that can last from 1 day to 1 week, or longer if you choose. Use the links below to learn about the mountains, canyons and other sites we often hike to, as well as view suggested itineraries for hiking and scrambling trips. If you'd like to modify this trip in any way (want to ride a camel?) please contact us!
2 DAYS AND 1 NIGHT PROGRAM (Rakabet Canyon)From Rum Village we will hike through the Rakabet Canyon to traverse the massif of Jebel Um Ishrin, which will take about two and a half hours. In the valley of Um Ishrin we will take tea and a short rest. We continue by jeep to the Burrah Canyon, stopping to see the sand dunes of Um Ishrin, the Nabatean inscriptions, and Lawrence's House. Following that, we will have lunch...3 DAYS AND 2 NIGHT PROGRAM (Lawrence's Road to Aqaba)Lawrence's Road to Aqaba is the desert road from Wadi Rum to Aqaba and has a length of 65km. This road was familiar to the Bedouin people because they used it to travel to the city of Aqaba in order to buy goods. They also travelled to sell goats, camels and items that they had produced such as cheese, milk and carpets, to the people who lived in the city. Their only means of transport was by...4 DAYS AND 3 NIGHT PROGRAM (Lawrence's Spring and Burdah Bridge)
Our Bedouin Steps Tour is designed for our more adventurous travelers who prefer to discover Wadi Rum Desert on foot. On this tour, we will guide you through the highest summits in Wadi Rum desert on a series of hikes and rock scrambles. Please note that you will not need any climbing equipment, but will need the strength and endurance to walk 5-6 hours per day in the mountains.
This trip takes in all the major sights and experiences of Wadi Rum, including Rakabet Canyon, Jebel Burdah Rock Bridge, and Jebel Al Hash.
We start hiking from Wadi Rum village through Rakabet Canyon to Wadi Um Ishrin. Along the way, you will enjoy your first taste of the sights and sounds of Wadi Rum desert. In Wadi Um Ishrin we will stop for a picnic lunch and...
1 - 3 People: 60 JD per person per day4+ People: 50 JD per person per day