Wadi Rum Hiking Tour 

Jabal Umm Ad Dami - One Day & One Night

 Wadi Rum Nature Tours - View from Jabal Um ad Dami

At 1854 metres above sea level, Jabal Umm ad Dami is the highest peak in Jordan. On this tour we will travel south by jeep from the Wadi Rum Village until we reach the southern extreme of the Wadi Rum Protected Area. The journey is around 40 km and zigzags between the many jebels of Wadi Rum. Upon arrival we will begin our ascent. This mountainous hike takes about 5 hours. At the summit you will have a breathtaking view of Wadi Rum's rugged landscape to the north and Saudi Arabia's vast desert to the south. Following the hiking tour, we offer three different accommodation options that allow you to enjoy an evening filled with Bedouin hospitality followed by a relaxing sleep beneath the clear desert sky. 

NAME: WADI RUM HIKING TOUR - JABAL Umm ad Dami

SUMMARY: HIKE JABAL Umm ad dami AND SURROUNDING AREAS AND SPEND A NIGHT IN THE DESERT 

DURATION: 1 DAY AND 1 NIGHT 

PRICE: 80 JOD PER PERSON


Itinerary

TOUR 

This tour starts in the morning from the Wadi Rum Rest House, the first building and parking lot in the Wadi Rum Village. After we welcome you to our desert we will hop in the jeep and depart for the base Jabal Umm ad Dami. The mountain is about 40 km away from the Wadi Rum Village and the journey is full of fantastic desert scenery.  Depending on what time we begin, we will stop for lunch before or after the hike. The hike itself is takes approximately five hours. The views from the top are stunning in all directions. Once we've finished our descent, we will make our North via a different route allowing you to see more of our desert. The final stop on the jeep tour is a fantastic place to view the famous Wadi Rum sunset. 

EVENING AND OVERNIGHT 

After the jeep tour we will drive to the place where you will spend the night. We will prepare a traditional meal with local ingredients and enjoy dinner together in the desert. After dinner, you can enjoy a relaxing evening before turning in for the night. 

We offer three options to provide our guests with a desert night experience that everyone can enjoy. 

  1. Sleeping Beneath the Stars: We will set up camp in a remote location away from all of the fixed camps. We will provide you with plenty of blankets to make sure you stay warm during the night as you fall asleep beneath the Milky Way. Dinner will be prepared at the campsite. 
  2. Sleeping in a Modern Camping Tent: We will set up camp in a remote location away from all of the fixed camps. We will provide you with a modern camping tent and sleeping equipment for inside the tent. This is a great option for people who want to experience a night away from all of the camps but not be exposed during the night. Dinner will be prepared at the campsite. 
  3. Sleeping at our Fixed Camp: After the tour we will drive to our fixed camp where you will enjoy a group dinner with other guests and guides in our communal tent. After an evening of socializing you can head to one of our private goat-haired tents for the night. These tents have proper beds inside to ensure a comfortable sleep. 

Let us know which sleeping option you would prefer when you make a booking.

MORNING 

We serve breakfast in the morning around 7:30 AM. After breakfast, we will drive you back to the Wadi Rum Village between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM. 

THE SITES 

On this your you will visit: 

  • Jabal Um ad Dami
  • a fantastic spot to view the sunset

THE PRICE 

THE PRICE OF THIS TOUR IS 80 JD PER PERSON.

There is an additional cost of 5 JOD per person when sleeping under the stars or in a modern camping tent. 

The price includes: the jeep tour, one night of accommodation, 3 meals, bottled drinking water and Bedouin tea, and an English speaking guide. 

We offer discounts for groups with more than 2 people and for children. Please ask us about discounts when you are making a booking.

ANYTHING WE'VE MISSED?

If you haven't been able to find the information you are looking for, do not hesitate to send us a message

We want to make sure that your adventure in Wadi Rum is as authentic and enjoyable as possible. If you haven't found a tour that is perfect for you, we are happy to personalize a tour that meets your requirements. Send us a message with what you have in mind and we will propose an itinerary and price to match your plans. 

If you have any concerns regarding dietary restrictions, getting to Wadi Rum, or anything else you can think of, we will be happy to quickly respond to your questions. 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

We've told you lots about our Jabal Um ad Dami Hiking Tour already but you may have other questions about arranging your stay with us. We've provided some answers below to the most common questions we get from our guests. If you can't find the answer to your question, please contact us

EVENING ARRIVAL

We have lots of requests from guests who would like to arrive in the evening, spend the night with us, and do their tour the following day. This is not a problem and we are happy to arrange our tours in this way in order to best suit your busy travel schedule. Please let us know if you would like to arrange your tour this way when you make a booking

EXTRA CAMEL RIDE

Lots of our guests ask to add a short camel ride to their hiking tour. Our two most popular options are as follows: 

ONE HOUR CAMEL RIDE

This can be done at any point during your Wadi Rum Hiking Tour. For one hour, the price is 15 JD per camel. 

RIDE A CAMEL BACK TO THE VILLAGE IN THE MORNING

With this option, camels will be waiting for you after breakfast to take you back to the village. This is a great option because it takes place early in the morning before it gets too hot. The journey takes around two hours and costs 25 JD per camel. 

If you want to do a full day camel trek, please check out out Wadi Rum Camel Tour - One Day and One Night

ACCOMMODATION ONLY 

If you want to stay with us in Wadi Rum and you aren't interested in doing a tour, please visit Wadi Rum Nature Tours and Camp on Booking.com. 

GETTING TO WADI RUM 

Most of our guests come to Wadi Rum from Aqaba, Petra (Wadi Musa), Amman, or the Wadi Araba Border Crossing (Eilat, Israel). Below we've written some information about how to reach us from each of these locations. If you need help reaching Wadi Rum from a different location, please contact us

PETRA TO WADI RUM

Petra is not only one of the must-sees in Jordan, it is one of the New7 Wonders of the World. Read below to find out how to reach Wadi Rum from Petra. 

By Car: Take the Desert Highway south from Wadi Musa until you get to Rashidiyah and the turnoff for the Wadi Rum Road. Note that you will have to go slightly past the turnoff and make a U-turn. Follow the Wadi Rum Road for about 20 km until you reach the Wadi Rum Visitor Centre. Pay the entrance fees or show your Jordan Pass and then continue for another 7 km until you reach the Wadi Rum Rest House, the meeting point for our tours. The entire drive should take about 1.5 hours. 

By Bus: There is a bus for tourists that departs Wadi Musa for Wadi Rum every morning between 6:00 AM and 6:30 AM. You can reserve seats on this bus through your accommodation in Wadi Musa. The bus stops at the Wadi Rum Visitor Centre before making its final stop at the Wadi Rum Rest House, the meeting point for our tours, at around 8:30 AM. This bus costs 7 JOD per person. After stopping in Wadi Rum, the bus returns to Petra so you can also take it in the opposite direction around 9:00 AM each day. 

By Taxi: We can arrange a taxi to bring you to Wadi Rum from Petra/Wadi Musa. Let us know where and when you would like to be picked up. The cost of this taxi is 35 JD and the taxi can fit a maximum of four guests. It takes about 1.5 hours to reach Wadi Rum from Wadi Musa. 

AQABA TO WADI RUM

Aqaba is Jordan's second largest city and a great location to enjoy the Red Sea. Read below to find out how to reach us from Aqaba. 

By Car: Take the Desert Highway north until you reach Rashidiyah and the turnoff for the Wadi Rum Road. Follow the Wadi Rum Road for about 20 km until you reach the Wadi Rum Visitor Centre. Pay the entrance fees or show your Jordan Pass and then continue for another 7 km until you reach the Wadi Rum Rest House, the meeting point for our tours. The entire journey should take about 1 hour. 

By Bus: There are local buses that travel between Aqaba and Wadi Rum. There is usually at least one bus that leaves Aqaba for Wadi Rum each day in the afternoon. Sometimes there are more. The easiest thing to do is to go to the Aqaba Bus Station and ask them about departures to Wadi  Rum the day before you intend to leave. The entire journey should take about 1 hour. 

By Taxi: We can arrange a taxi to bring you to Wadi Rum from Aqaba. If you are staying in the city center the price is 20 JOD. If you are staying a bit further away, the price is 25 JOD. Each taxi can fit a maximum of four guests. 

AMMAN TO WADI RUM

Amman is Jordan's capital city and the entry point for most visitors to Jordan. Read below to find out how to reach us from Amman. 

By Car: Take the Desert Highway south from Amman until you get to Rashidiyah and the turnoff for the Wadi Rum Road. Note that you will have to go slightly past the turnoff and make a U-turn. Follow the Wadi Rum Road for about 20 km until you reach the Wadi Rum Visitor Centre. Pay the entrance fees or show your Jordan Pass and then continue for another 7 km until you reach the Wadi Rum Rest House, the meeting point for our tours. The entire drive should take about 3.5 - 4 hours. 

By Bus: There is no direct bus service between Amman and Wadi Rum. If you want to come to Wadi Rum from Amman by bus we recommend you take a bus to Petra or Amman and then take a bus from those locations to Wadi Rum. 

By Taxi: We do not organize taxis from Amman to Wadi Rum but there are plenty of drivers in Amman willing to do this trip. We do organize taxis from Wadi Rum to Amman. The price of this journey is 100 JD. Keep this in mind if you are negotiating with a driver in Amman. 

ISRAELI BORDER TO WADI RUM

The Wadi Araba Border Crossing connects Aqaba with the Israeli resort city Eilat. Read below to find out how to reach us from the border crossing.

By Car: Take the Desert Highway north until you reach Rashidiyah and the turnoff for the Wadi Rum Road. Follow the Wadi Rum Road for about 20 km until you reach the Wadi Rum Visitor Centre. Pay the entrance fees or show your Jordan Pass and then continue for another 7 km until you reach the Wadi Rum Rest House, the meeting point for our tours. The entire journey should take about 1 hour. 

By Bus: There is no bus service between the Wadi Araba Border Crossing and Wadi Rum. If you want to take a bus to Wadi Rum, you need to get from the border crossing to the Aqaba Bus Station. Read our section on Aqaba to learn more about this route. 

By Taxi: We can arrange a taxi to pick you up at the Jordanian side of the border crossing and bring you to Wadi Rum. The price of this taxi is 35 JD. This price is mandated by the government. One taxi can fit up to four guests.