Jordan Trail | 804- Rum Village to Wadi Waraqa
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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  • Distance: 20.6 km
  • Time: 5-7 hours
  • Physical Challenge: Moderate
  • Trail Difficulty: Moderate
  • Waymarked: No

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Important Numbers

Tourist Police:

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



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

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.

  • Public buses and taxis run from Aqaba to Wadi Rum
  • Taxi from Petra
  • Private jeep/pickup transport only along day stage beyond Rum Village
  • Bedouin tents in Wadi Rum (see previous chapter)
  • Bedouin Directions, $,, is in this general area of the reserve, could arrange pickup.
Things to See:
  • Lawrence Spring
  • Qattar Spring
  • Al-Qidr
  • Red Sea Mountains
  • Antara Cave
Food & Water:


  • Meals and water in Bedouin tents in Wadi Rum


  • Only at Bedouin tents.
  • Possible at Lawrence Spring and Qattar Spring, but confirm in Rum Village.
Tips & Safety:


  • Route is very sandy; be mentally prepared!
  • Good to keep distance short by aiming in straight lines
  • Directions are difficult to communicated, so good to have GPS, guide or excellent map and compass skills. Pay attention to distance walked using a
  • GPS or keeping track of your known pace over time.
  • Area after Rum village is remote with few water or supplies until the Red Sea. Be prepared with a good water plan and enough food for the final three days.


  • Public buses and taxis run from Aqaba to Wadi Rum
  • Taxi from Petra
  • Private jeep/pickup transport only along day stage beyond Rum village

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.

Local Contacts:

Sulaiman Sabbah – 0795902127