Secret Places, Windy Heights Hiking Tour

Burdah Arch & Afternoon Desert Hike

 

Taken by Bedouin Directions

Taken by Bedouin Directions

Day One

Once you have arrived in Wadi Rum, we will get organised and I will introduce you to your guide for the day.

When you are ready you will head into the desert by Jeep for your Hiking Tour.

This day is a little more challenging than the Heavens & Beyond Tour as the hike involves a lot of scrambling, but it is a fantastic & fun day.

You start from the village in a Jeep driving to the foot of the hike. The Burdah Arch sits high on top of its Jebel (mountain). The hike and scramble to the top takes you through the liquid like rock formations and some sandy areas high up on the mountain acting as little habitats for Flora and Fauna.

After reaching the top and perching high up on the natural rock bridge you can return to the desert floor, where your guide will prepare some lunch.

Taken by Molly Ferrer. Big Trip Blog

Taken by Molly Ferrer. Big Trip Blog

Once you have eaten and rested we then lead you on a leisurely afternoon walk through the beautiful white desert along the area where red and white sand meet and blend. Visiting along the way:

1.  Um Frouth Arch For some scrambling (or scrambling watching).  This is a natural rock bridge, created by many years of water and wind. 10 minute scramble

2. Small Sand Dune  There is a wonderful view across the red desert to the white desert from here & this is the best dune for those jumping photographs. 10 minute walk & viewpoint

3. The "Chicken" Rock  a unique 2 legged rock in a beautiful location. Viewpoint. 

(If you are just staying for the day, you then return to Rum Village for your onward journey).

Or if you are spending the night you will continue: 

Taken by Sarah Farquhar

Taken by Sarah Farquhar

To the Camp: Enjoy a delicious Bedouin dinner, the stars and the night in the desert. In the Camp we have Bedouin tents (private), with mattresses and blankets. We have toilets (two Western) and two shower's (cold water/ sun warmed). We have a cosy main tent with a fire for sitting and relaxing in.  The Camp is in the white desert in a unique and beautiful location, secluded and away from any other tourist camps. 

Day Two

In the morning after breakfast at approx 7.30am we will return to the village by Jeep, for your onward journey. Usually arriving by 8.30am. This Jeep transfer is included in the price.

  • This hike is only suitable for those intrepid people who are confident with heights and not afraid to use their hands and feet to scale obstacles.
  • This is a good hike to combine with the Mehedi Special Jeep Tour within one day, or after the Mehedi Special Jeep tour with 1 or 2 overnight stays. It can also be tailored to finish before or after lunch.

Prices: One day only 

  • 1 person: 110JD
  • 2 people: 58JD p.p (116JD)
  • 3 people: 47JD p.p (141JD)
  • 4 people: 39JD p.p (156JD)
  • 5 people: 35JD p.p (175JD) 
  • 6 people: 31JD p.p (186JD)

The 5JD p.p entrance fee is NOT included. Drinks & Lunch ARE included.

No tax is payable, tips are optional, if you feel  the guide has done a good job then they are welcome.

Children under 4 years: FREE. Please contact us directly for the prices of older children

Timings:  

This tour can start between 9-10am. It can also start later depending on the time of year and the time of the sunset. You need a minimum of 7 hours of available daylight to do the tour.

The tour finishes in Rum Village after sunset (time varies throughout the year) but can also finish at approx 3-4pm if you need to finish earlier.  

Taken by Vanessa Taveras

Taken by Vanessa Taveras

Taken by Berengere Cavalier

Taken by Berengere Cavalier

Taken by Bedouin Directions

Taken by Bedouin Directions

Prices: One day with an overnight stay

  • 1 person: 135JD
  • 2 people: 83JD p.p (166JD) 
  • 3 people: 72JD p.p (216JD)
  • 4 people: 64JD p.p (256JD) 
  • 5 people: 55JD p.p (275JD) 
  • 6 people: 51JD p.p (306JD)

The 5JD p.p entrance fee is NOT included. Drinks & Lunch ARE included. Dinner & Breakfast IS included. One nights accommodation in my Camp (private Bedouin tent) IS included.

No tax is payable, tips are optional, if you feel  the guide has done a good job then they are welcome.

Children under 4 years: FREE. Please contact us directly for the prices of older children.

Timings:

This tour can start between 9-10am on the arrival day. It can also start later depending on the time of year and the time of the sunset. You need a minimum of 7 hours of available daylight to do the tour.

Or it can start from the Camp on the departure day. 

The tour finishes in Rum Village or Camp after sunset (time varies throughout the year) but can also finish in Rum Village at approx 3-4pm if you need to finish earlier.  

Cancelling:

We don't charge for cancelling bookings, but we do ask you to pay for the cost of dinner (15JD p.p) if you cancel or leave at the point dinner has been prepared or already sent to the Camp. 

If you are cancelling on the same day you are due to arrive we ask you do so before 12pm to prevent dinner being bought or prepared un-necessarily.