Wadi Rum is best known for its landscapes, unique shapes, with a myriad of colours that change throughout the day as the sun moves through the sky. Because of the soft sand through the valleys, 4WD’s are required to access the best parts of the Protected Area. Each vehicle has been modified to have seating on the rear tray to allow guests and visitors to the region to have panoramic views of the area as they travel through it. As the area has grown in popularity these offerings have been refined and guests now have the opportunity to have a highlight packed tours with numerous great photo opportunities.

4×4 tours are the best way to get around and see the highlights of Wadi Rum and that is why it makes our list of the best 5 things to do in Wadi Rum!

Mushroom Rock - photo by LVV Travel
Mushroom Rock – photo by LVV Travel

HALF DAY 4WD TOUR

The standard half day tour focuses on visiting the major attractions of Wadi Rum, and travel through the primary valley of Wadi Rum, depending on the timing of your tour there will be a stop to rest and drink tea. The open top 4WD experience will offer a number of photo opportunities and guests can ask to stop at any time, the primary attractions include:

  • Lawrence Spring (a year round water source in the valley)
  • Red Sand Dune (a large dune formed from sandstone high in iron oxide, similar to the famous Sossusvlei)
  • Khazali Canyon (including pre-christ Nabatean rock art)
  • Al Burj a’Sahrir (a natural rock archway also known as ‘little bridge’)
  • Lawrence House (named after the the military officer and archeologist famous for his exploits in the area during World War 1)
  • Um Fruth Rock Bridge (a natural rock arch in the area)

Includes: vehicle, fuel and local Bedouin driver and guide and lasts approximately 4 hours.

Morning departures leave after breakfast around 9:00, afternoon tours are timed to leave 4 hours before sunset, custom times can be arranged on request provided there are sufficient daylight hours.

The tour will stop at all locations with an explanation of the historical and cultural relevance and opportunities for photos.

Optional Add Ons:

  • This can be packaged with accommodation and other tours
  • Camel ride returning to camp or village (surcharge applies)
  • Sandboarding (no additional charge)

Price:

1 person  is JOD65 p/p

2 people is JOD35 p/p

3 people is JOD25 p/p

4+ people is JOD20 p/p

* there are no meals included in the half day tour

Khazali Canyon - photo by LVV Travel
Khazali Canyon – photo by LVV Travel

FULL DAY 4WD TOUR

Our standard full day tour comprehensively covers the major attractions of Wadi Rum as well as venturing to some of the less accessible sights, there will be a stop for lunch and traditional Bedouin tea. The open top 4WD experience will offer a number of photo opportunities and guests can ask to stop at any time, the major attractions include:

  • Lawrence Spring (a year round water source in the valley)
  • Red Sand Dune (a large dune formed from sandstone high in iron oxide, similar to the famous Sossusvlei)
  • Khazali Canyon (including pre-christ Nabatean rock art)
  • Al Burj a’Sahrir (a natural rock archway also known as ‘little bridge’)
  • Lawrence House (named after the the military officer and archeologist famous for his exploits in the area during World War 1)
  • Um Fruth Rock Bridge (a natural rock arch in the area)
  • Mushroom Rock (a natural rock formation that has weathered at the base)
  • Abu Kashaba Canyon (a narrow canyon where guests walk through and are collected by their guide on the other side) 
  • Burdah Rock Bridge

and depending on the time of the year:

Includes vehicle, fuel, lunch and local Bedouin driver and guide and lasts 8 hours (schedule is slightly compressed in winter to ensure completion in daylight hours).

Tours commence at around 9:00 outside daylight savings and are set 8 hours prior to sunset during daylight savings. Custom times can be arranged provided there is sufficient daylight.

The tour will stop at all locations with an explanation of the historical and cultural relevance and opportunities for photos and closer analysis.

Optional Add Ons:

  • This can be packaged with accommodation and other tours
  • Camel ride returning to camp or village (surchage applies)
  • Sandboarding (no additional charge)

Price:

1 person JOD90 p/p

2 people JOD50 p/p

3 people JOD35 p/p

4+ people JOD30 p/p

*price includes a simple packed lunch, guests have the option to upgrade to a traditional Qalih campfire cooked lunch for an additional JOD5 p/p