Burdah Arch is deservedly one of the best known and the most spectacular sites in Wadi Rum. It is situated about 300 meters above the sand and the views from it are magnificent.
As usual, we start in the village and drive first to Lawrence's Spring, then to the red sand dunes in Wadi Um Ishrin, and to Jebel Anafishiya where you can also see some Nabatean inscriptions. We continue to the Barragh Canyon where we will have lunch.
After lunch, we proceed to Jebel Burdah and climb to the Arch. We come in from the back and cross a rocky plateau before reaching the Arch itself. The climb is not a hike - you will need to use your hands over the rocks and you will be happier if you have a fairly good head for heights, but it is straightforward with no real need for a rope. Any adult who is reasonably fit can do this climb, but it is not suitable for children under 16 years old.
The climb and the descent normally take about 3 to 4 hours. The continuation to the summit of the mountain is much more difficult and is not included in this trip.When we come down, we shall usually return to the camp for supper, since it will probably be close to sunset.
Exploring the Burdah Arch Tour
2017-2019 Per Person Price for the program:
1 Person: 100 JD
2-4 Persons: 60 JD
5-7 Persons: 45 JD
8+ Persons: 30 JD