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You can reach Wadi Rum Discovery by phone at +962.776.924.937 (or 0776.924.937 from inside Jordan). This phone should always be answered by somebody speaking English - but please take note of the time differences - Jordan time is 3 hours ahead of GMT! We are available pretty late, but 2am in Jordan is too late even for us!

Sand Boarding

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 (8am)

What is Sand boarding?

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

Made 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

5 people and more

2-4 People

Persons Num.

40 JD

50 JD

High Season

30 JD

35 JD

Low Season

*High Season: March, April, May, September, October and November

*Low Season: January, February, June, July, August, December


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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Contact Us

If you would like to email us here at Wadi Rum Discovery please use this form. We'll get back to you as soon as we can.

You can reach Wadi Rum Discovery by phone at +962.776.924.937(or 0776.924.937 from inside Jordan). This phone should always be answered by somebody speaking English - but please take note of the time differences - Jordan time is 3 hours ahead of GMT! We are available pretty late, but 2am in Jordan is too late even for us!

Normally an email would be answered within 12 hours, so we suggest that unless your question is complicated or urgent or both, you give priority to this option. You can send your mail to Wadi Rum Bedouin Discovery at ayesh.discovery@gmail.com Predictably Ayesh Ali is often in the desert, but his phone is +962.776.924.937 and he has voice mail and can receive SMS messages.

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