Sand Boarding

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Trip Valid:

This trip is available all the time

Duration:

1 day / 1 night

Activities:

Camping, Jeep tour

Physical Rating:

Easy

Meeting point:

Rum Village(10am)

Finishing point:

Rum Village (2pm)

8-1 Sand boarding (also known as Sand Surfing) is a board sport, just like to snowboarding but it take place on sand dunes and snowboarding on snow-clad slopes. It involves sliding down, or across, a sand dune while standing with both feet strapped to a board. More daring people use a board with no bindings, a method that is considered by many as much more dangerous.

While this sport has followers throughout the world, for obvious reasons it is much more popular in desert regions like Dubai and UAE that has a limitless supply of sand dues to choose from.

The technical problems and cost of building a mechanized lift on a sand dunes means that most boarders must either walk to the top of the dune after every run or hitch a ride with a dune buggy back to the top. On the up-side sand dunes are usually available all year round in comparison to other snow sports.

Sand boarding Equipment

8-2Made from Formica or laminex the sandboard base has to be much harder than the materials used in a snowboard. It is normal to wax your sandboard before a run otherwise your board will not glide as well over the sand. a paraffin based wax designed especially for sand boarding is preferable. Abrasion of the underside of the board by the sand is normal. Hardwood ply is used for many terrain sand boards while a fiber glass, wood, plastic composite is used for others. On steeper dunes even a standard snowboard can be used.

Sand boarding in Wadi Rum

About 30 minutes drive from Rum village is the biggest dunes in the Area. we will take you at this spot, normally it is best to Sandboard in the morning when temperature is not too high, while sand boarding in 40°C is memorable, you do not want to do it for too long without water and a break in the shade. This leaves the rest of the afternoon for dune-bashing and excursions.

There are few sand dunes which are 200m high. The biggest one (locally called “Big Red “) is very popular with locals and visitors. It is best to find a quieter dune (this is one of the advantages of using a local tour guide).

This tour start early morning at 8 am and it is 3 hours.

Prices

7-10 Persons

4-6 Persons

2-3 Persons

1 Person

Persons

35 JD/ p.p

40 JD/ p.p

45 JD/p.p

75 JD

The prices

Children under 12 years 50%

Children under 2 years free.

Low season 10% discount.

 

 

 

 

 

 Inclusions:
Transport

  • Inside Wadi Rum; Desert Jeep,

Activities

  • Sand boarding

Guides

  • Local Bedouin guide

Exclusions:

  • Entrance fees to Wadi Rum Protected Area (JD5 per person).
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

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