Other INTREPID TOURS:
Desert Soul     -     Desert Heart     -     Pure Hiking

Wilderness to the Sea: Wadi Rum to Aqaba

Jeep Tour, Camel Trek or Hiking

Taken by Carol Chalmers

Taken by Carol Chalmers

This tour has 3 options:

  • It can be done by Jeep over 1 or 2 days with 1 night Bivouac camping in the case of 2 days.
  • Or as a Camel Trek. If the Camel Trek starts from Rum Village it will be done in 2 days and 1 night Bivouac camping. If it starts from the Camp it can be done in 1 long day. If you start from the Camp the route can also be extended, to include 1 night Bivouac camping.
  • Or as a Hiking Tour which can follow the same route as the Camel Trek. i.e. you can start from Rum Village, or the Camp and spend 2 days with 1 Bivouac night on the tour. 
  • The options are all quite variable in terms of where you start from and how many nights are included. So for all of the options below I will simply detail the section starting from the Camp to Aqaba (unless otherwise stated). Please note that you will need at least one extra night to be added to the quoted prices or even a full day and night as an extra cost to factor in. On booking please let me know when you can arrive i.e. morning/evening. I can then give you the options and details of what to do for the first day and/ or night.

The prices vary according to which option is chosen. All options will finish on the highway a little outside Aqaba in the afternoon on the last day. We arrange a taxi to meet you there and take you to your hotel in Aqaba. This taxi is NOT included in any of the prices and 12JD should be paid to the driver in cash, many thanks.

Jeep Tour to Aqaba

Option 1

Taken By Geert Venneman

Taken By Geert Venneman

Most people who take this option will have done the Mehedi Special Jeep Tour the day before and they will take this tour on their 2nd day, finishing in the afternoon in Aqaba. 

It can also be started in the morning in Rum Village, and finish in Aqaba without an overnight stay, but this does mean you would miss the most famous areas of Wadi Rum, so it is better combined with another tour to give you a more complete experience of Wadi Rum. 

This tour is less about sights and more about desert. There are no fixed stops but along the way we will make stops, and you can get out to take pictures, explore in your own way.

You are free to request stops at any time.

The day is yours to spend as you enjoy:   Some people like hiking, you can hike. Some people like taking photographs, you can make photos. If you like scrambling around the rocks, this is what you can do.

Whatever interests you most is where the focus will be. Make sure you will let your guide know what you like to do. If you want to stay longer somewhere, tell him, if you need less time somewhere, tell him.

Lunch is enjoyed in a beautiful spot and will be prepared for you on the fire. Depending on the time of year we will take a longer break or a shorter break: In the summer months, the middle of the day is very hot, so we take a longer break in the shade. In the winter the days are short so we take shorter breaks.

The tour finishes before sunset in Aqaba. You are also free to request small diversions from the route i.e. if you see something interesting, rock formation, mountain etc and you want to look a bit more closely, you are welcome to ask your guide to drive closer to the subject of interest.

Prices option 1 Jeep to Aqaba

  • 1 person: 90JD
  • 2 people: 45JD p.p (90JD)
  • 3 people: 35JD p.p (105JD)
  • 4 people: 30JD p.p (120JD) 
  • 5 people: 25JD p.p (125JD) 
  • 6 people: 23JD p.p (138JD) 

The 5JD p.p entrance fee is NOT included. Lunch and drinks ARE included in this tour. Taxi to Aqaba (12JD, max 4 people p.taxi)  is NOT included.

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

Timings

This tour is be started in Rum Village in the morning around 10am.  

Each option finishes in the afternoon on the highway just outside Aqaba. 

Taken by Hale Allen

Taken by Hale Allen

Taken by Molly Ferrer. Big Trip Blog.

Taken by Molly Ferrer. Big Trip Blog.

Prices option 1 Jeep to Aqaba (incl. overnight stay at Camp)

  • 1 person: 115JD
  • 2 people: 70JD p.p (140JD) 
  • 3 people: 60JD p.p (180JD)
  • 4 people: 55JD p.p (220JD) 
  • 5 people: 45JD p.p (225JD) 
  • 6 people: 43JD p.p (258JD) 

The 5JD p.p entrance fee is NOT included. Lunch and drinks ARE included in this tour. Taxi to Aqaba (12JD, max 4 people p.taxi) is NOT included.

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

Timings

This tour is based on arrival on the first day in the afternoon/ evening (recommended latest time varies year around), driving straight to the Camp, and then starting the tour to Aqaba from the Camp after breakfast. 

The tour finishes in the afternoon on the highway just outside Aqaba. 

Option 2

 

Camel Trek to Aqaba

Taken by Carol Chalmers

Taken by Carol Chalmers

Most people will take this option as an extension to the Classic Camel Trek or the Mehedi Special Jeep Tour, starting from the Camp, after one full day and night already being spent in Wadi Rum. Here I will detail  the section that starts from the Camp and finishes in Aqaba on the 2nd day.

Day One

Today after breakfast in the Camp at 7am, when you are ready you will leave by Camel with your guide for a full day Camel trek.  

This day is all about the desert, and not about sites. The whole trek is in the white desert to the South of the Camp and Wadi Rum Protected Area.

This area is not included in the standard Jeep tours offered by most guides in Wadi Rum. This means less traffic in the area and you will be Camel trekking in empty, quiet desert (best experienced from a Camel or on foot). The areas of desert that you will travel through are diverse and spectacular, if something catches your eye you are free to stop when you like, to take a closer look, or a photo etc. Over the day you will visit:

Taken by Anna Kelner

Taken by Anna Kelner

  1. Small Rock Bridge This bridge is one of many not marked on the protected area map. It is easy to climb & good for photos.
  2. Harab Anta's Cave  This cave was lived in in the past by a man named Harab Anta. He was a very strong man, and people would travel from miles around to come to him for help in resolving their disputes. 
  3. Lunch will be enjoyed around midday, stopping in a beautiful spot for a rest, some tea, and lunch prepared for you by your guide.
  4. Bivouac Camp You will arrive at the sleeping place in the South of the protected area (close to Um Ad Dami) in the afternoon. Here a second guide with a Jeep will be waiting for you. He will have set up a place to sleep with a fire, mattresses and blankets. You will sleep outside under the stars. Your dinner and Bedouin tea prepared for you on the fire.

Day Two

This morning after breakfast in your temorary Camp at 7.30am, when you are ready you will continue by Camel visiting a few more places inside the protected area, and then following the Bedouin Road to the highway just a little outside Aqaba. Over the day you will visit:

Taken by Carol Chalmers

Taken by Carol Chalmers

  1. White Desert This area of desert is where the Camp is situated but you continue deeper into it over the course of the day. The area is quiet and you will experience it at its best from your Camel.
  2. Lunch: We stop in a quiet place to enjoy some lunch which is prepared for you by your guide.
  3. Aqaba: In the afternoon you will cross through the last 'band' of mountains and the areas of desert that are not included in the protected area and finally to Aqaba. Arriving at a meeting point on the Highway. A taxi will meet you here and take you to your hotel. This taxi journey costs an extra 12JD and the driver can be paid directly in cash.  

Camel Guide Options:

When you use Camels you can either use a guide who walks and leads your Camels with a rope, or you can use a guide who is also mounted on his own Camel, and leads you from there. As both days are full day Camel treks, you will need a mounted guide with you. It is nice to use a mounted guide as the experience is better when your guide is at the same height and travelling at the same speed as you!

Prices

  • 1 Adult
  • Day One: Full Day Camel trek incl. Lunch, Mounted guide, Bedouin guide, 1 Bivouac night, Dinner & Breakfast: 150JD
  • Day Two: Full Day Camel trek incl. Lunch: 100JD
  • Total: 250JD  
  • 2 Adults
  • Day One: Full Day Camel trek incl. Lunch, Mounted guide, Bedouin guide, 1 Bivouac night, Dinner & Breakfast: 210JD
  • Day Two: Full Day Camel trek incl. Lunch: 160JD
  • Total: 370JD (185JD p.p)
  • 3 Adults
  • Day One: Full Day Camel trek incl. Lunch, Mounted guide, Bedouin guide, 1 Bivouac night, Dinner & Breakfast: 265JD
  • Day Two: Full Day Camel trek incl. Lunch: 215JD
  • Total: 480JD (160JD p.p)
  • 4 Adults
  • Day One: Full Day Camel trek incl. Lunch, Mounted guide, Bedouin guide, 1 Bivouac night, Dinner & Breakfast: 340JD
  • Day Two: Full Day Camel trek incl. Lunch: 270JD
  • Total: 610JD (152,50JD p.p)
  • 5 Adults
  • Day One: Full Day Camel trek incl. Lunch, Mounted guide, Bedouin guide, 1 Bivouac night, Dinner & Breakfast: 415JD
  • Day Two: Full Day Camel trek incl. Lunch: 325JD
  • Total: 740JD (148JD p.p)
  • 6 Adults
  • Day One: Full Day Camel trek incl. Lunch, Mounted guide, Bedouin guide, 1 Bivouac night, Dinner & Breakfast: 460JD
  • Day Two: Full Day Camel trek incl. Lunch: 380JD
  • Total: 840JD (140JD p.p) 

The 5JD p.p entrance fee is NOT included. The first night in the Camp is NOT included. Lunch and drinks ARE included in this tour. Taxi to Aqaba is NOT included (12JD p.taxi. Max 4 people p.taxi).

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

Timings

This tour starts after breakfast in the Camp on the first day.

The tour finishes in the early afternoon before sunset on the highway just outside Aqaba. 

Taken By Berengere Cavalier

Taken By Berengere Cavalier

Taken by Cassi Agee

Taken by Cassi Agee

Taken by Cassi Agee

Taken by Cassi Agee

Option 3

 

Hiking to Aqaba

Taken by Hale Allen

Taken by Hale Allen

This Hike starts from the Camp so you can arrive the evening before and spend the night in the Camp or arrive the day before and make a full hike to the Camp. For this option we will start the program from the Camp and the price for this first night will be included in the prices detailed below.  

Day One

Today after breakfast in the Camp at 7.30am, when you are ready you will leave the Camp on foot with your guide for a full day hike.

This day is all about the desert, and not about sites.

The whole hike is in the white desert to the South of the Camp and Wadi Rum.

This area is not included in the standard Jeep tours, so you will be hiking in empty,  quiet desert. The areas of desert that you will travel through are diverse and spectacular, if something catches your eye you are free to stop when you like, to take a closer look, or a photo etc. Over the day you will visit:

  1. Small Rock Bridge This bridge is one of many not marked on the protected area map. It is easy to climb & good for photos.
  2. Harab Anta's Cave  This cave was lived in in the past by a man named Harab Anta. He was a very strong man, and people would travel from miles around to come to him for help in resolving their disputes. 
  3. Lunch will be enjoyed around midday, stopping in a beautiful spot for a rest, some tea, and lunch prepared for you by your guide.
  4. Bivouac Camp  You will arrive at the sleeping place in the South of the protected area (close to Um Ad Dami) in the afternoon. Here a second guide with a Jeep will be waiting for you. He will have set up a place to sleep with a fire, mattresses and blankets. You will sleep outside under the stars. Your dinner and Bedouin tea prepared for you on the fire.

Day Two

Taken by Molly Ferrer. Big trip Blog.

Taken by Molly Ferrer. Big trip Blog.

In the morning after breakfast at approx 7.30am, when you are ready you will continue on foot to Aqaba. Following the route of the Bedouin Road.

  1. North & East of the White Desert This area of desert is where the Camp is situated but you continue deeper into it over the course of the day. It is not visited very often by tourists on standard Jeep tours, the area is very quiet & beautiful.
  2. Lunch We stop in a quiet place to enjoy some lunch which is prepared for you by your guide.
  3. Aqaba In the afternoon you will cross through the last 'band' of mountains and to Aqaba. Arriving at a meeting point on the Highway. The appropriate number of taxi's (4 people p.taxi) will meet you here and take you to your Hotel. This taxi journey costs an extra 12JD and the drivers can be paid directly in cash.

Prices

 

  • 7-9 people: Private tour.
  • One night in the camp inc dinner, breakfast, private Bedouin tent: 20JD p.p
  • Day One: Full Day Hike, Bedouin Hiking Guide, Bedouin Cooking Guide, Jeep to carry luggage, equipment etc, lunch, dinner, breakfast & equipment for one night Bivouac: 50JD p.p
  • Day Two: Full Day Hike, Bedouin Hiking Guide, Bedouin Cooking Guide, Jeep to carry luggage, equipment etc, lunch: 30JD p.p
  • Total: 100JD p.p 

 

For numbers of people greater or less than 7-9 please contact me directly to confirm the prices. 

The 5JD p.p entrance fee to Wadi Rum is NOT included. Drinks ARE included.

I provide bottled water for the duration of the Wadi Rum trip, as you need it. At lunchtime usually some kind of soft drink or juice, and plenty of Bedouin tea in the camp. We can also provide hot water (or tea without sugar) in the camp if you prefer to make your own kind or tea or coffee. 

Taken by Cassi Agee

Taken by Cassi Agee

Wadi Rum.jpg