Sunrise & Sunset Tours in Wadi Rum

Sunrise and sunset are important for Bedouins, as they signify call to prayer in our Islamic faith. For travellers in Jordan, enjoying sunrise and sunset in Wadi Rum is a highlight. The red desert is amplified at dawn and dusk, with the light constantly altering the colours. As the sun slowly rises or sets, the sandstone cliffs appear to take different shapes. The soft light and the unique UNESCO surrounding’s are every photographer’s dream! On these tours we seek out picturesque isolated locations, ensuring the stillness of the desert maximises your experience. And don’t worry, we will help you take photos therefore no selfie stick needed!

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Tour Options & Prices

The best viewpoints in Wadi Rum are remote. Sunrise and Sunset tours include transport from/to a scenic viewpoint in the Wadi Rum desert. Nights can get cold in the winter, therefore it is advisable to check the weather. Our tours start 60 minutes before dusk and dawn.

Includes: English speaking guide

Sunrise Price: JOD25* per person

[3ppl – JOD20 each, 4ppl+ – JOD15 each]

Sunset Price: JOD15 per person*

[3ppl – JOD10 each, 4ppl+ – JOD7.5 each]

*minimum 2 people

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Sunrise and Sunset Time in Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum is located in Southern Jordan near the equator, therefore the day length varies by only 3 hours throughout the year. Sunrise remains near to 06:00 year round, while sunset 16:45 in the middle of winter and 19:45 in the middle of summer. When planning your trip it is important to know that daylight savings time in Jordan is from the last Friday of March until the last Friday in October.

These are the sunrise and sunset times by season and month in Wadi Rum:

In winter (December, January, February) sunrise is approximately 06.00. Sunset is approximately 16.30-17.30.

In summer (June, July, August) sunrise is approximately 06.00. Sunset is approximately 19.00.

During daylight savings: Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November) sunrise is approximately 06.00-06.30 and sunset approximately 18.30-19.00.

Outside daylight savings: Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November), sunrise is approximately 05.30-06.00 and sunset approximately 17.00-17.30

Times on specific dates are available here.

We start our tour an hour before the time of sunrise and sunset.