What Can I see on a Jeep Tour in Wadi Rum?
Are you looking for an unforgettable adventure in Jordan's desert wilderness? Look no further than Wadi Rum, a protected area known for its dramatic landscapes and rich cultural history. And what better way to experience it than on a full day jeep tour with our agency, Wadi Rum Desert Home?
On our tour, you'll visit some of Wadi Rum's most iconic locations. Tours start in Wadi Rum village or at your campsite around 9-10am, after breakfast, and can span from a couple hours to the full day. We recommend the full day tour to see all the incredible sights Wadi Rum has to offer, such as...
1. Lawrence Spring
Lawrence Spring - named after T.E. Lawrence, who famously wrote about his experiences in the desert during the Arab Revolt - is a natural spring, and a welcome oasis in the midst of the arid landscape. Bedouins have been bringing their goats, sheep and camels here for centuries, but have recently attached a pipe to the spring and built some stone troughs so the animals don't have to climb up the mountain. If you're lucky, you'll see some cute goats and sheep on your visit here!
2. Khazali Canyon
The next stop is Khazali Canyon - a narrow canyon with ancient inscriptions and carvings on its walls. These inscriptions date back to various eras in Jordan's history - there are Thamudic, Nabatean, and early Islamic Kufic scripts, and even petroglyph rock carvings.
3. The Sand Dunes
The sand dunes are a vast expanse of soft sand that's perfect for dune bashing and sandboarding. If you can, trek to the top of the highest dune to see one of the best views of Khorj al Ajram, the main valley of Wadi Rum's red desert.
4. The Little Bridge
The little bridge is a natural rock formation that resembles a bridge. Stop for a photo op and take in the stunning views of Jabal Um Ashrin, one of the highest mountains in Wadi Rum desert. Just be careful not to slip off!
The tea house at the Little Bridge is also one of our favourite spots to take a break and sip some sweet Bedouin tea.
5. Lawrence House
Lawrence house is another spot associated with T.E. Lawrence, and a popular stop on our jeep tour. Although all that remains are crumbling ruins, this house was once used as a base by T. E. Lawrence and the Arab forces during World War I. You can also climb up to the top of the rocky overhang above the house to see the desert sands shifting from red to white; here is where Wadi Rum's white desert begins.
6. Mushroom Rock
Mushroom rock is a peculiar rock formation that looks like a giant mushroom. Over thousands of years, wind and sand have weathered away at the rock to create this unique appearance.
7. Lunch in the White Desert
As you drive from Lawrence House and Mushroom Rock, you'll notice the sands beginning to change colour, and the mountains becoming gradually less sharp and ragged. The white desert stretches out across the south of Wadi Rum, and you can often meet herds of camels grazing here.
We like to stop here and find a cool, shady spot to treat our guests to a delicious Bedouin lunch cooked in the desert over an open fire! Our expert guides will prepare a traditional dish such as gilayet or ful using locally sourced ingredients and time-honored techniques. You get to watch the whole process before enjoying your meal, surrounded by the stunning desert scenery.
Lunch is also the perfect time to take a well deserved nap!
8. Burdah Rock Bridge
Burdah rock bridge is a towering rock arch found almost at the peak of Jabal Burdah. Luckily, it can also be seen from the desert floor, although you can climb all the way to the top (if you have a few hours)!
9. Kashaba Canyon
Kashaba canyon, also known as 'Fig tree canyon', is a narrow canyon with towering walls that can be hiked in around 30 minutes. The views inside and around the canyon are incredible.
10. Um Fruth
Our last rock bridge of the tour, Um Fruth is an incredible piece of natural engineering that makes for a great photo opportunity, too!
11. Um Sabbatah
The last, and in our opinion, the best stop of the tour is at Um Sabbatah. Here, the mountains gave way to a large valley, making it the perfect place to watch the sunset as the skies turn from blue to dusky pink and gold.
Your guide will set up a a seat for you and some Bedouin tea so you can watch the sunset in style, and as the last light fades from the day, you'll start your journey back to your camp or out of Wadi Rum.
As you can see, our full day jeep tour covers a wide range of locations and activities, from hiking and climbing to cultural and historical sites. Our experienced guides will provide commentary and insights into the area's geology, ecology, and culture, making this a truly educational experience as well as a thrilling adventure.
To make the most of your tour, we recommend bringing comfortable, sturdy shoes, sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water. We'll provide the jeep, the driver, the expert guidance, and the delicious Bedouin lunch - all you need to bring is a sense of adventure!
Ready to book your Wadi Rum jeep tour? Visit our website at www.wadirumdeserthome.com to learn more about our tour offerings and to reserve your spot. We can't wait to show you the wonders of Wadi Rum!