From the Wadi Rum rest house at the northern end of Rum village, head south on the same street going straight until the end of the village. Continue straight on 4×4 roads, passing near Bedouin tents and passing by the Lawrence Spring at 2.7km. Many 4×4 tracks pass through this area, and sometimes it makes sense to use them, other times the ground nearby will offer a firmer, faster walking surface. Continue in the same direction, heading south at roughly 195 degrees, passing the Qattar spring visible at a green spot at the base of the mountain on your right at 9km. From the spring, head to the right of sandstone mountains that are straight ahead, up and over a small sandy area into a tighter valley that offers more shade.
Continue straight to cross a more established 4×4 road and lightly up an even sandier valley that narrows past the al-Qidr mountains. Pay attention to the GPS to turn west/right through very soft sand to reach a wide valley. Head across the valley to the south of Jabal Antara, where the sandstone mountains start to fade and the entrance to Wadi Waraqa is visible to the west. This is the southern most point of the Jordan Trail, and from here you’ll head west to reach the Red Sea! The sand also fades around this point for more granite/quartz/gravel surfaces.
Mobile Phone Coverage: No service after turning corner from Rum Village. If arranging something such as accommodations or local pickup, be sure to do it ahead of time and be clear on location and time.
Sulaiman Sabbah – 0795902127