In order to tour the Wadi Rum, you must first go through the Visitor Centre, the gateway to the protected desert area. The Centre requires an admission fee (5 JD per person), but if you have a Jordan Pass admission is free. After the Visitor Centre, continue onward for about 6km to the Wadi Rum Village where I will greet you. From there, I will take you to the Wadi Rum Rest House for a cup of delicious Bedouin tea. We will chat with you about the day plans and outline them on a map. Once the tea is finished, we will set off into the desert.
The first stop is Lawrence’s Spring followed by Khazali canyon where you can see some Nabatean and Thamudic inscriptions. After this the tour continues to the Red sand dunes, the Anfishiyyeh inscriptions, Lawrence’s house which features some beautiful landscapes and mushroom rocks. After stopping for a traditional Bedouin lunch in the desert, we then proceed an amazing sand stone arch known as Burdah Rock Bridge.
Later in the afternoon, we drive to the Abu Khashaba canyon and then the Um Fruth rock bridge. After watching an amazing sunset, we return to our Bedouin camp in the middle of the desert for a feast on ‘Zerb’ – a traditional Bedouin dish of meat and vegetables cooked underneath the desert’s sand—and a night in Wadi Rum, under the brightly shining night sky. Please note: if you are vegetarian, vegan or have any other dietary requirements, we can still provide you with a delicious meal.
After dinner, we sit around a bonfire, converse, and drink tea. Our guides may perform music for you with traditional Bedouin string instruments, the ‘ooud’ and ‘rababa.’ For your accommodations you’ll be given a private and spacious Bedouin tent woven with black sheep hair with all the necessary furnishings for a comfortable stay. All camps are equipped with clean bathrooms and kitchens where we prepare your meals.
After breakfast, you will begin your camel ride. An experienced Bedouin guide will be with you at all times to ensure your safety and comfort while with the camels. The ride lasts a total of about 7 hours, but the itinerary is flexible. If you wish you can return to the same sights as day 1, or you travel away from the crowds, deeper into the desert to have the desolate beauty of Rum to yourself. About half way through your journey you will stop for a nice lunch in the shade.
After breakfast the camels will be awaiting you and you shall ride back to the Rum village, this will take about 5 hours in total. If required we can arrange transport to your next destination.
Please note that if you wish to add or change anything to this tour we will happily do so.
1 person 110 JOD / day
2 people 65 JOD / person / day
3 people 55 JOD / person / day
4+ people 45 JOD / person / day
Lunch is included