Admire the desert from above

Scrambling tour

Active in unique nature
The walls of Wadi Rum offer opportunities for a wide range of interests with or without ropes.

We can admire the beauty of Wadi Rum also without ropes in lofty heights during the so called Scrambling. Scrambling is a type of hiking that involves steep passages that require the use of your hands and feet. Unlike climbing, you don’t need any special equipment to climb the trails. The Wadi Rum desert offers a wide range of trails that lead to the peaks or over the rocky mountains, some of which are easily accessible to almost everyone, and some that are more complicated.

According to your wishes
The times of the tours can vary. On the way to our overnight camp we can stop at other attractions or simply enjoy the impressive Wadi Rum from various off-the-beaten-path vantage points.

I also worked as a climbing guide to various climbing walls for a long time and know the circumstances well. I don’t provide climbing equipment, but a belay is  possible through me. It is also possible to book a climbing guide for about 40 JOD. A precise agreement with me for a climbing tour is necessary before booking.

Tours & prices

Jebel Hash

1 person: 130 JOD
2-4 pers.: 110 JOD
5-12 pers.: 90 JOD
/ per 24 hours / per person
  • This group of peaks is located in the south-eastern part of the Wadi Rum desert. From the eastern side of Wadi Nughra, many paths lead to the summit from where you can reach other high points and enjoy incredible views over much of the desert and also over the first row of mountains in Saudi Arabia.
  • easy / 3-5 hours
  • pick-up and drop-off at the camp or the tourist information
  • all meals, water and tea
  • jeep
  • overnight stay with mats, blankets and pillows
  • free for children under 10 years

Jebel um e’ddami

1 person: 130 JOD
2-4 pers.: 110 JOD
5-12 pers.: 90 JOD
/ per 24 hours / per person
  • The highest peak in Jordan (1865 metres). This mountain is on the border of Wadi Rum, past the south-eastern end of the desert. It is quite a long way to reach the bottom of the mountain and start the ascent. From the top you will have a 360 degree panoramic view of the desert, the Saudi mountains and, if the weather is clear, you can even see the Red Sea!
  • easy to medium / 4-6 hours
  • pick-up and drop-off at the camp or the tourist information
  • all meals, water and tea
  • jeep
  • overnight stay with mats, blankets and pillows
  • free for children under 10 years

Burdah-Arch

1 person: 130 JOD
2-4 pers.: 110 JOD
5-12 pers.: 90 JOD
/ per 24 hours / per person
  • A 3.5 km long mountain with a large stone arch, which is one of the highest stone arches worldwide. This climb requires some climbing skills as several passages are level 3 and quite vertiginous. At the top, the view over the desert is breathtaking. It is possible to walk on the arch itself, which is only 2 or 3 metres wide.
  • medium / 2-3 hours
  • pick-up and drop-off at the camp or the tourist information
  • all meals, water and tea
  • jeep
  • overnight stay with mats, blankets and pillows
  • not suitable for children under 10 years old

Canyon Rakabat

1 person: 130 JOD
2-4 pers.: 110 JOD
5-12 pers.: 90 JOD
/ per 24 hours / per person
  • Crossing Jebel Um Ushrin, this narrow path starts at Rum Village and connects to the other side of the mountain, behind a high sand dune, quite close to the very famous Red Sand Dune. The route is exclusively rocky and there are a few moments that will be difficult if you suffer from vertigo.
  • medium / 2-3 hours
  • pick-up and drop-off at the camp or the tourist information
  • all meals, water and tea
  • jeep
  • overnight stay with mats, blankets and pillows
  • free for children under 10 years

Important information

I advise bringing sunscreen. Furthermore, a scarf, which serves as a headgear, should be included. A hat is inconvenient due to the headwind while driving the jeep. A small backpack for the day is also useful. A flashlight or headlamp as well as toilet paper and small plastic bags for disposing of your rubbish are very useful for the night-time “toilet visit”.

Clothing: comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty. Good hiking shoes or trekking sandals with socks and a fleece or large, warm sweater for the night.

As for the sanitary facilities, there are neither showers nor toilets in the desert, but since the desert is huge, you can always find a quiet corner.

In general, it is important to always have a small plastic bag with you for rubbish. There will also be a trash can in the car.

Yes, thanks to the bivouac sites I have chosen (protected by the rock), the wood fire and our large blankets, the camp temperature is always comfortable and we sleep outside all year round.

Important: I cannot wash our mattresses and blankets between every visitor. If you are sensitive and would like to sleep on a very clean sheet, please bring your own duvets and sheets.

I work exclusively in hiking bivouacs. In fact, I am against any idea of ​​fixed camps. These unfortunately too many and mostly illegal permanent installations destroy the landscape.

At the end of the day, I choose a spot sheltered by a rock and set up camp. We spend the evening, have dinner and sleep under the beautiful starry sky, warmed by the wood fire. Falling asleep looking at the Milky Way is an unforgettable experience. That’s why I prefer the nights under the stars.

Booking
You can book an overnight stay and tour via the booking form on our website or via WhatsApp. Let me know which tours you would like to join and for how many nights you wish to stay.

Free cancellation
My tours require some organization and grocery shopping. If the booking has to be changed or cancelled, no problem. I have a free cancellation policy. Just let me know 24 hours in advance via email or WhatsApp.

Payment
Payment is made at the end of the stay. Note that I cannot accept card payment, but only cash Jordanian Dinars, but also US Dollars. The Wadi Rum Village has no ATM’s. You must make sure to have enough cash with you before you arrive here. 

I look forward to the visit of my guests.

Booking request: Scrambling tour

Would you like to book a tour? Great! Then get in touch with me now, preferably via WhatsApp or fill out the form below. I will answer you as soon as I can. I am looking forward to our tour together!

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I worked as a climbing guide to various climbing walls for a long time and know the circumstances well.

Your host and tour guide Mahmoud