Guests riding on a camel during a camel ride tour

Wadi Rum camel ride – full day

Camel ride introduction

For Bedouin, the camel is Ata Allah, the gift of God. These ‘ships of the desert’ allowed the Bedouin to cover long distances in the harsh desert environment. They are useful in everyday life as they provide the Bedouin with milk, wool and meat. Nowadays most Bedouin swapped their camels for jeeps.

A camel ride is one of the best ways to experience Wadi Rum desert like a Bedouin. During this 1-day ride, you visit sites close to Rum village. At lunch time you enjoy a Bedouin lunch and rest in the shade.

Please note that children under the age of 7 cannot take part in a full day camel ride.

Wadi Rum desert sites included in this camel ride

  • Wadi Um Ishrin
  • Red sand dune
  • Anfishiyyeh inscriptions
  • Lawrence house
  • Khazali canyon
  • Lawrence spring

More information on these sites can be found on the Wadi Rum desert sites page.

The camel ride program

Start time

During summer time our tours start at 10 AM. During winter time our tours begin at 9 AM.

Meeting each other

We meet each other next to the Rest House in Rum village. Here we enjoy a Bedouin tea. We take the time to relax and talk about what we have in mind for today. After finishing our drink, we leave Rum village to go out into the desert.

In the morning

First, you get an instruction on how to mount and ride a camel. After that, we depart Rum village and ride to Wadi Um Ishrin. We ride through this beautiful canyon and continue to the nearby red sand dune. Here we take a break. You can climb the sand dunes and enjoy running down. We mount our camels to ride to the big rock wall called Anfishiyyeh. We make a stop to see the inscriptions.

Lunchtime

We ride to a nice, quiet and shady place where we take a few hours break. We prepare a Bedouin meal for you. After we finish our lunch, there is time to take a rest or walk around to explore the area on your own.

In the afternoon

We start our afternoon with riding to the Lawrence house. You can see the house and climb the rock formation behind to enjoy the view. Next, we ride to Khazali canyon. Here you can see ancient inscriptions and a waterhole. We continue riding to Lawrence spring. We make a stop here. You can climb to the natural spring and enjoy the spectacular view of Wadi Rum desert ones more.

After a short final stretch, we arrive in Rum village. We arrive here around 6 PM or if the sunset is earlier, around sunset time. From here you can continue your journey. Of course, we can help you to arrange transportation to your next destination.

Prices Full day Wadi Rum camel ride

  • 1 person

  • JD75
  • This price includes a camel guide, 2 camels (one camel for you and one for your guide), lunch and drinks.
    Excluded souvenirs and tipping.
  • 2-4 persons

  • JD65per person
  • This price includes a camel guide, the camels (one camel per person and one for your guide), lunch and drinks.
    Excluded souvenirs and tipping.
  • 4 persons

  • JD60per person
  • This price includes a camel guide, the camels (one camel per person and one for your guide), lunch and drinks.
    Excluded souvenirs and tipping.

Our camel ride prices are based on shared riding. Our minimum group size is two persons, and our maximum group size is eight persons. For groups of more than eight persons, we offer private tours without a surcharge being applicable. Tour departures for one person are available upon request and are subject to a surcharge. We determine your price based on the number of people who are in your booking.

Group rates and private camel rides

Prices for five or more persons are available on request.
Prices for private camel rides are also available on request.
Please contact us with your request.

We want to make things easy for you. Therefore we created a webpage with information on how to reach and depart Wadi Rum from Amman, Petra, and Aqaba. Coming from another place? Contact us for travel options. Note that we offer our guests the service of arranging a taxi transfer.

Visiting the desert is a special, and unique experience. Coming prepared ensures a careless time. Therefore made a list of essentials which, according to us, should be included on your packing list. Have a look at our ‘what to bring’ list, for our recommendations.

The desert is a harsh place. Endless sunshine, high and low temperatures, wind, blowing dust, we have it all.  We can imagine that you wonder what is best to wear in the desert. Therefore we wrote down our ideas for you. Come prepared by reading our webpage ‘what to wear’.

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

You can finish payment with us upon arrival. Note that we only accept payment by cash Jordanian Dinars. And please be reminded that Rum village has no ATM and credit card facilities. Make sure to bring money from cities like Aqaba, Petra, Amman or Madaba.