The Rumshines Team is composed of local Bedouins born in the heart of the Wadi Rum desert. We grew up playing among its canyons, valleys and mountains. Today we want to share our love for this beautiful place and our culture with our guests. Our team is highly experienced and professional with years of experience in their individual areas of expertise.
While each guest will leave the desert with their own special memories, some of the most popular highlights are outlined below.
- Anfashieh Inscriptions: This mountain has various Thamudic and Nabataen inscriptions, as well as ancient drawings of animals and humans.
- Burrah Canyon: This beautiful canyon can be walked easily in around an hour. The surroundings provide wonderful photo opportunities framed by dramatic rock formations and the views are particularly dramatic at sunrise and sunset when the rocks take on an orange glow.
- Natural Rock Formations: Natural erosion of the sandstone has resulted in some extraordinary rock formations that make excellent photo opportunities.
- Jebel Al Hash: Located in the Al Forah area, near the border of Saudi Arabia, this mountain is a relatively easy hike of 3-4 hours and rewards climbers with spectacular views of Wadi Rum.
- Jebel Burdah and Burdah Bridge: Located south east of Rum Village, Jebel Burdah is home to the Burdah Bridge or ‘High Bridge’ which is a naturally formed rock arch providing impressive views. It takes about three hours to complete and some scrambling is involved at later stages. This moderate hike is a highlight for many.
- Um Frouth Rock Bridge: This is a natural rock bridge similar to Burdah Bridge but only takes ten minutes to climb.
- Jebel Um Dami: Located far south of Rum Village, Jebel Um Adami is the tallest mountain in Jordan, reaching a height of 1830m (6004ft). The drive across the desert to the reach the mountain provides a suitably scenic start to your day before completing the easy four-five hour hike to the peak of Jebel Um Adami. At the summit enjoy a sense of achievement along with spectacular views towards Saudi Arabia.
- Khazali Canyon: An iconic feature in Wadi Rum, Khazali Canyon is an easy 20 minute walk that allows you to see many Nabatean and Thamudic inscriptions and drawings.
- Lawrence’s Spring: One of the most accesible sights in the desert is that of Lawrence’s Spring, a half hour walk or camel ride from Rum Village. It is said that Lawrence of Arabia washed at this spring during the Arab Revolt. Inscriptions can also be found on a nearby rock.
- Qattar Spring: Located south of Rum Village, Qattar Spring is one of several natural springs in Wadi Rum. This spring has long been used by Bedouins living in the desert and produces an area of lush greenery. This is an easy 30 minute walk.
- Rakabet Canyon: Located directly east of Rum Village, this canyon connects Jabel Um Ishrin with Jabel Ansrineh. This is a medium hike that takes two hours.
- Sand Dunes: The area of Wadi Rum has several large sand dunes which, although hard work to climb, are great fun to run or sandboard down.
- Seven Pillars of Wisdom: Located near the visitor’s centre this famous landmark takes it name from the book by T. E. Lawrence.
- Sunset Area: This is an area of Wadi Rum that has the most picturesque sunsets and luckily is home to our camp. We invite guests to settle in at camp before walking into the desert or climbing a small mountain to enjoy the spectacular desert sunset in all its glory.