What to bring

What kind of things do you need to bring along for your stay in the desert? That is a good question that we receive over and over again. Wadi Rum is a desert. A place of extremes. And a place where you will be away from civilization. We take care of things like food, drinks, and the equipment needed for an overnight stay. For you, our guest(s), we made a list of recommendations for which items should also be on your packing list.

Our recommendations for your packing list

For the day:

  • lots of sunscreen or sunblock
    nothing ruins your perfect trip like a hot sunburn
  • lip balm and facial salve
    the desert air, heat, and wind quickly dry out your skin
  • camera or phone
    capture some great shots to remember your trip 
  • battery pack
    nothing as annoying as an empty battery halfway your trip
  • backpack
    as space is limited a the small bag is essential

For the overnight stay:

  • torch/flashlight
    both our camp and the ‘cave’ are sparsely illuminated so light is handy to find your away around at night
  • toiletries
    just the basics will do
  • towel
    if you want to freshen up, we have showers ready in our camp (sorry, we have no shower in the ‘cave’)
  • mosquito repellent
    although we give them the night off every night, they sometimes still show up

Luggage handling

In general the available space for luggage in the jeeps is limited. Therefore make sure to pack all the things you need during the tour and overnight stay in a small backpack. Additionally, baggage that you don’t need you can store in your car or our office.

We have a separate page about what to wear in the desert. So, if you are not sure what kind of clothes and shoes to bring, have a look at that page too.