The Rakhabat desert tour and overnight bivouac camp
In the morning
On arriving you are invited to drink Bedouin tea with us at Ahmed’s house in Rum village. From the house we will start to walk to Rakhabat canyon close by. This canyon links the two big sandstone mountains Jabal Um Ishrin and Jabal Ansranieh. The canyon offers a 3-kilometre hike with plenty of shade to protects you from the burning sun and the desert heat. Note that some parts involve serious scrambling. Therefore this tour is only suitable for those who steady on their feet and not afraid of heights. We can teach you about the wildlife inside this desert canyon.
We drive to a nice, quiet and shady place where we take a few hours break. Here we will prepare a traditional Bedouin meal for you. After we finish our lunch, there is time to take a rest or walk around to explore the area on your own.
In the afternoon
We start the afternoon with a short drive to a red sand dune. You can enjoy climbing up and down the sand dune. A short drive brings us to the big rock wall called Anfishiyyeh. This rock wall is famous for its ancient Nabatean inscriptions. We continue our tour and drive to Lawrence’s house. After a short stop, we drive to the surprisingly green and narrow Abu Khashaba canyon. You walk through the canyon for about half an hour. We will be waiting to pick you up on the other side. Our next stop is at Um Fruth rock bridge. You can climb this bridge and enjoy the spectacular views of this part of Wadi Rum desert. Our last stop is Um Mugur where we watch the sunset.
In the evening
We end our day tour at a cave to stay overnight where we will cook for you a traditional Bedouin dinner. The evening can be spent around the camp fire. We can tell you about Bedouin culture and music, or you can gaze into the starry night sky and enjoy the peaceful silence of the desert.
The next morning you can wake up to the rising sun and we will prepare your breakfast. Afterwards, we pack our things and return to Rum village. We arrive here between 8 and 8.30 AM. From here you can continue your journey. Of course, we can help you to arrange transportation to your next destination.