Jordan Trail | 803- Shakriya to Rum Village
The Jordan Trail is a continuous route crossing the entire country of Jordan, offering over 600 kilometers of trail and 36 days of beautiful hiking through diverse
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REGION 8: RUM TO RED SEA


DAY 3: SHAKRIYA TO RUM VILLAGE

  • Distance: 12.1 km
  • Time: 3-4 hours
  • Physical Challenge: Easy
  • Trail Difficulty: Easy
  • Waymarked: No

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Important Numbers

Tourist Police:

  • Hotline: 117777
  • What’s App: +962 7 7099 1814

 

JTA:

  • George: +962 7 9916 6072
  • Abdullah: +962 7 9061 8417
  • Bashir +962 7 7844 2200
Basic Info:

From Shakriya, head straight south, crossing the railroad tracks and a paved road to join the main road into the Wadi Rum Visitor’s Center visible ahead with a large entryway. From the Visitor Center, Rum village is visible straight-ahead 7km to the south.

 

Continue along the valley to the east of the road to pass farther from the traffic, or alternately walk right along the road all the way into the village to get there faster and take a break from the sand. The Wadi Rum Rest House is on the right at the entrance of Rum village, with small shops for resupply nearby.

Transportation:
  • Rum-Aqaba bus, no fixed schedule, bus departs when driver feels like it
  • There is no bus from Rum to Petra
  • Private taxis on roads, and jeeps/pickups on unpaved desert roads
Accommodations:

Wadi Rum

Hundreds of Bedouin-style encampments offer accommodations throughout the reserve, ranging from basic beds to luxury VIP tents. Many can be booked online or via email. All offer a variety of Jeep, walking, camel or horseback tours and provide meals and bathroom/shower houses. You can also pitch a tent at the Wadi Rum Rest House in the village for a few JD and make use of the bathhouse.

Things to See:
  • Wadi Rum
  • The “Seven Pillars of Wisdom”
  • Jebel Rum
  • Jebel Um Ishrin
Food & Water:

Food:

  • Snacks and drinks available at Rum Visitor Center
  • Small shops in Rum village

Water:

  • Shakriya, Visitor Center and Rum village
Tips & Safety:

Tips:

  • Day is short and near the road. Many may prefer walk road faster and get in, or combine with the previous day stage.

Safety Info:

  • Loose footing – You will be walking through sand, unless you choose to walk the road.
  • Dehydration/heat exhaustion – Very little shade, but distances between villages and Visitor Center are not very long.
  • Military base – There is a military school in the village of Shakriya, which has not been an issue with any hikers.
Local Contacts:

Sulaiman Sabbah – 0795902127