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Wadi Rum camel ride - 1 day and 1 night​

1 day and 1 night Wadi Rum camel ride characteristics

Short description​

Riding a camel through Wadi Rum is an authentic and immersive experience that allows you to embrace Bedouin life. During the day-long journey, we will explore a part surrounding the center of the Wadi Rum protected area and visit some of the renowned sites. We will take breaks at these locations, giving you the opportunity to explore. At lunchtime, we will pause to enjoy a packed meal and rest in the shade. The camel ride concludes at the camp around 6 PM or at sunset if it occurs earlier. You will relish a customary Bedouin dinner and have the chance to stargaze before calling it a night. The next morning, after breakfast, we will return to our office in Rum village.

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Wadi Rum sites included in this ride

You can check out the detailed itinerary below for pictures of all the sites. Check out our Wadi Rum sites page for detailed information about each site.

The detailed Wadi Rum camel ride itinerary

Day 1 - Meeting point and start time

We will meet up at our office in Rum village for the check-in at 9.30 AM. We will have some delicious Bedouin tea and chat about our plans for the day and night. Once we finish the check-in, you will have a little bit of time for any final preparations. At 10 AM, we will set out into the stunning desert landscape for a day full of adventures.

Day 1 - In the morning

Before embarking on our desert adventure, you will be given a quick tutorial on how to mount and ride a camel. We will begin our journey from Rum village and make our way to the breathtaking Wadi Um Ishrin. As we venture through the magnificent landscape, we eventually reach the Al-Hasany dune. Here, we will pause our camel ride, allowing you to stretch your legs by climbing atop the dune. You can revel in the panoramic view before going back down. Once we are ready to continue, we will mount our camels, continuing towards Anfishiyyeh – an imposing rock wall adorned with ancient Thamudic and Nabatean engravings and drawings. We will take time to appreciate the incredible history and beauty of this location.

Day 1 - Lunchtime

We venture further into the desert until we reach a tranquil and picturesque spot where we pause for a lunch break. Your camel handler will provide you with a packed lunch. After the meal, you can rest or stroll to explore the surroundings at your own pace.

During the winter season, our daylight hours are limited, which means we will continue our journey right after lunch. Conversely, we have a prolonged break in the summer season to avoid the scorching midday heat.

Day 1 - In the afternoon

Our afternoon begins with the ride to Lawrence house. You can explore the ruins of the house and climb up the rock formation behind it for awesome views of the surrounding landscape. Next up, we will head to Little bridge. You can climb the bridge and marvel at the breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding valley. Finally, we ride to Khazali canyon, home to a unique collection of ancient inscriptions and refreshing waterholes. As today’s adventure comes to an end, we will head to our camp, arriving around 6 PM or, if the sunset is earlier, at sunset time, which you can check on the website timeanddate.com.

Day 1 - The overnight stay

We offer two choices for your overnight accommodation: a tent at our camp or outdoor sleeping near our camp. Visit our accommodations page to find detailed information for each option.

After the sun sets, we will take you to our camp. You will get a brief introduction to the camp’s layout and operations, and we will show you to your tent or the outdoor sleeping area near the camp. 

We serve a traditional Bedouin dinner. After dinner, you are free to do what you please. Usually, our guests and guides sit together, and you can learn about Bedouin life, chat with others, or just marvel at the billions of stars and enjoy the peaceful desert silence.

Day 2 - In the morning

Make sure not to miss the chance to witness the magnificent sunrise. Feel free to inquire about places to view the sunrise and its timings. We are always happy to assist you.

Breakfast is served at 7 AM, after which we pack up and head back to Rum village. You will arrive at our office between 8 and 8.30 AM for check-out. We bid you farewell and wish you a safe journey ahead.

Prices of the Wadi Rum camel ride​

1 person

JOD 100
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2 persons

JOD 90
  • per person

3 persons

JOD 85
  • per person

4 persons

JOD 80
  • per person
If you are a group of five or more people, please contact us for a price quote.

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Additional price information for the Wadi Rum camel ride

Add-ons for the Wadi Rum camel ride

Overnight stay at our camp

For those who prefer a more relaxed start to their exploration of Wadi Rum or those who are traveling from further away places such as Madaba or Amman, an overnight stay before the tour is available. The check-in is at sunset.

Price

The cost for this extra overnight stay is 30 JOD per person, and single travelers pay 40 JOD.
Included are the transfer from our office to our camp, dinner, breakfast, drinks, and the overnight stay.

What our guests say about the Wadi Rum camel ride

Wadi Rum Nomads are number one on TripAdvisor for good reason! The team is very professional, super friendly, and have a great sense of humor. We really enjoyed spending time with all of them. We received all the information we needed well in advance, they contacted us on the day before with useful information, and it was all very well arranged. We had so much fun riding camels! We are not experienced in riding, but the camels were very calm, and our guide made us feel very safe. We went riding through beautiful landscapes, had a good packed lunch at a very nice spot in the shade. After a day of riding, we arrived back at the camp two hours early. We didn't think much about it -- we had had a wonderful day in the desert and were quite satisfied. However, when Fawaz, the owner, came by the camp and saw us there, he was very curious about why we were back already. Seeing how seriously he took this minor thing makes it clear why Nomads are rated as number one - they really go out of their way to give you the best experience. He told us that he was going further out in the desert to see to his family's camels and goats, and asked us if we wanted to come to see the animals and watch the sunset. Of course we did! We ended up having such a good time! Then, we returned to the camp, had amazing food, and enjoyed a really nice night. The camp was very beautiful, the tents were comfortable, and the bathrooms were very clean - better than most hotel bathrooms we encountered on the rest of our Jordan travels. My boyfriend and I both agreed that going with Wadi Rum Nomads was the best experience on our Jordan trip. I cannot recommend this enough!
Bea, Norwegian
Reviewed on Tripadvisor, April 2024
An exceptional and timeless moment. A day and night tour of Wadi Rum is an experience you won't find anywhere else. Moreover "Wadi Rum Nomads" is an agency that I recommend, the guides are friendly, welcoming, you can trust. I recommend 100%!
Nicolas, French
Reviewed on Google, September 2023

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