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Day 1 – Arava Border - Rum Village Trekking to Jabal Burdah
Our representative will meet you upon arrival on the Jordan side of Arava Border and assist with your entry and visa to Jordan. After, meet the driver and guide and continue to Wadi Rum Village. From here, we trek through the village into the desert. From a distance, you can project a degree of columnar order onto the cliff face of the 7 Pillars of Wisdom – this is where we’re heading. Once we arrive to the 7 Pillars, we will enter the Siq of Wadi Makhras, which divides the 7 Pillars from Jebel Um Ishrin, a sheer-sided, titanic mass which rises to 1,750 meters. The valley narrows and its sides become steeper. We then pass some Nabataean steps leading up to water pools, then swing left into the unexpected, extraordinary Siq Um Ishrin, a majestic canyon no wider than 500m and lined by sheer walls. Then we continue and trek to Anfishiyyeh. This rock wall is famous for its ancient Thamudic and Nabatean petroglyphs and inscriptions. We will then break and prepare a Bedouin lunch for you. After resting, we explore Lawrence House built on the Nabataean ruins of a water cistern. Lawrence of Arabia stayed here during the Arab Revolt. The rest of the afternoon, we walk through beautiful valleys all the way to the north side of Jabal Burdah. Here, we will setup the mobile camp and prepare a traditional Bedouin dinner, spending the evening around the fire and learning more about Bedouin culture and folklore.
Day 2 – Trekking from Jabal Burdah to Um Fruth
Breakfast at the camp, then we climb up to Burdah Rock Bridge via one of the Bedouin roads. This bridge is considered one of the highest natural arches in the world. It is one of the most spectacular sites in Wadi Rum. You can see the bridge from across the valley. The climb is not so difficult, but in a number of places, you might want to use your hands. For safety reasons, we use ropes here. At the top, you have a fantastic view over Wadi Rum desert. After returning down, we will break and have a traditional Bedouin lunch. In the afternoon, we will trek towards Um Fruth Bock bridge. It is one of the most photographed places in Wadi Rum. On the way, we will enjoy the constantly changing scenery: wide valleys, small canyons and amazing views. Once we arrive to Um Fruth, we will climb to the top of the bridge to enjoy the views. After climbing down, we will setup the mobile camp and prepare a traditional Bedouin dinner, spending the evening around the fire and learning more about Bedouin culture and folklore.
Day 3 – Trekking from Um Fruth to Rum village – Transfer to Araba Border
After breakfast, we start our trek to Khazali Canyon. We will enter the canyon to explore the petroglyphs and inscriptions covering the walls. Among them are drawings of people, camels, horses, mountain goats, pairs of feet and writings dating back to the pre-Islamic and Thamudic time. Additionally, the Nabateans built water holes here to collect the rainfall during winter and spring. Near the canyon, will break for a traditional Bedouin lunch. In the afternoon, we will start the trek back to Rum Village where our driver will be waiting for transfer to Arava Border.
The program includes:
- Meet and assist upon arrival on the Jordan side of Arava Border
- Jordan visa for non-restricted nationalities
- Private transportation according to the program in a modern, full option tourist vehicle
- English speaking driver
- Private English speaking guide throughout the tour
- Entrance fees to Wadi Rum
- 2 nights’ mobile camping including camping equipment
- Breakfasts, lunches, dinners, drinks
The program does not include:
- Personal expenses and travel insurance
- Departure tax Israel
- Tips for the drivers, guide, camel handlers, hotel/camp staff
- Any other expenses not mentioned