Wadi Rum camel ride 1 day and 1 night
1 day and 1 night Wadi Rum camel ride
On this page, we share all the information about the 1-day and 1-night Wadi Rum camel ride and other helpful information related to booking and preparing yourself. Altogether it is quite a lot. But, we promise, you will know all there is to know to make an informed decision.
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Tour description Wadi Rum camel ride
A camel ride is one of the best ways to experience Wadi Rum, like a Bedouin. For Bedouin, the camel is Ata Allah, the gift of God. These ‘ships of the desert’ allowed our ancestors to cover long distances in the harsh desert environment.
During this whole day ride, we ride around in the area close to Rum village. Along the way, we visit some of the famous sites. At these places, we take a break, and you can explore the sites. At lunchtime, we take a break to enjoy lunch and rest in the shade. The camel ride ends at the camp at 6 PM or around sunset time if the sun sets earlier than 6 PM.
Keep in mind that the camel handler’s English often is limited. Of course, there are team members at the office and camp who speak English well. They can help you out with anything that you need, and they can answer any question that you might have.
- Please be aware that riding camel the whole day is a physical challenge that often leaves those untrained with moderate to severe muscle aches in the upper legs and sometimes pain in the but or back. If you think this might be you, we recommend joining one of our other tours and adding a one or two-hour camel ride to get a taste of camel riding.
- Children under the age of 7 cannot take part in a full-day camel ride.
Wadi Rum sites included in this ride
You can find more information about these sites on the Wadi Rum desert sites page. And hereafter, in the detailed Wadi Rum camel ride plan, you see pictures of all the sites.
The detailed Wadi Rum camel ride plan
Day 1 - Meeting point and start time
We meet each at our office in Rum village for the check-in. Together we enjoy a Bedouin tea and talk about what we have in mind for the day and night. After finishing our drink, there is time for the final preparations. Afterward, we leave Rum village to go out into the desert.
During summertime (daylight saving time), the tour starts at 10 AM (check-in at 9.30 AM), and during wintertime, the tour begins at 9 AM (check-in at 8.30 AM).
Day 1 - In the morning
First, you get a quick introduction on how to mount and ride a camel. After that, we depart Rum village and ride into the desert and head to Wadi Um Ishrin. We ride through this beautiful canyon and continue to the nearby Al-Hasany red dune. This dune is the highest one in Wadi Rum. We take a break from the camel riding, and you can stretch your legs by climbing the dune and enjoy running down. Then we mount our camels again to ride to the big rock wall called Anfishiyyeh. There we make a stop to see the inscriptions and drawings made by the Thamudics and Nabateans.
Day 1 - Lunchtime
We ride further into the desert to a quiet and picturesque place where we take our lunch break. Your guide has packed lunches with him. After lunch, there is time to take a rest or walk around to explore the area on your own.
Because of the days being short during wintertime, we continue the tour right after lunch. Likewise, during summertime, we take an extended break to wait for the heat of the day to go.
Day 1 - In the afternoon
We start our afternoon by riding to the Lawrence house. You can see the house and climb the rock formation behind to enjoy the view. Next, we ride to Little bridge. Again we take a break. We scramble up the bridge and enjoy the panoramic views of Wadi Rum. Then we continue to Khazali canyon, our last stop of the day. Here you can see ancient inscriptions and waterholes. Afterward, we ride to our camp. We arrive there around 6 PM or if the sunset is earlier, around sunset time. You can look up at what time the sun will set on your preferred tour date on the website timeanddate.com.
Day 1 - The overnight stay
For your overnight stay, we offer two options.
Overnight stay in Wadi Rum Base Camp
Once in our camp, you get a quick explanation about what is where, how our camp works, and we show you where you will be sleeping (your tent or outside sleeping spot near our camp). All so that you can feel at home right-way.
In the communal tent, we serve you a traditional Bedouin dinner. There is no set program during the evening. You can spend time in the communal tent, or, during warm days, in the outside sitting area. We can tell you about Bedouin culture and music, you can talk with other guests, or you can gaze into the starry night sky and enjoy the peaceful silence of the desert.
Day 2 - In the morning
It is worth checking when the sun will rise (you can ask us too). Whether you sleep in our camp or near our camp, the sunrise is something you don’t want to miss. You can ask us for the best places where you can watch the sunrise. At 7 AM, breakfast is ready for you. Afterward, we pack our things and return to Rum village. You arrive at our office between 8 and 8.30 AM. After the check-out, we say goodbye, and you can continue your journey.
Prices of the Wadi Rum camel ride
Prices for groups of 5 and more persons are available on request. You can use our contact form to ask about the price.
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Additional price information for the Wadi Rum camel ride
Please note that children under the age of 7 cannot take part in a full-day camel ride.
Possible extensions for the Wadi Rum camel ride
Extra overnight stay
If getting up early to travel to Wadi Rum is not your cup of tea, you can book an extra overnight stay before the tour starts. The check-in is at our office in Rum village at sunset time. Afterward, we bring you to our camp for the overnight stay.
The extra overnight stay costs 30 JOD per person. Single travelers pay a 10 JOD surcharge. And groups of five or more people get a 5 JOD per person discount.
The price includes dinner, breakfast, drinks, the overnight stay in our camp, and the transfer from our office to our camp.
Extra day and night in the camp
If you would like to spend an extra day in the desert and relax at our campsite, you can book an extra day and night. At lunchtime, we serve a freshly prepared lunch in the communal tent.
The extra day and overnight stay cost 50 JOD per person. Single travelers pay a 10 JOD surcharge. And groups of five or more get a 5 JOD per person discount. And therefore pay 45 JOD per person.
The price includes lunch, dinner, breakfast, drinks, the overnight stay in our camp, and the transfer from our camp to our office.
What our guests say about the Wadi Rum camel ride
Best “staff” you’ll ever meet! Very beautiful human beings with whom you can sit and talk for hours or just share a nice silence around the fire (with a cup of tasty sweet tea).
I spent there two nights and one day on a camel (be prepared to have a back or leg ache after that) and enjoyed every second of it. I can’t wait to come back there and spend a whole week there!
Probably one of the most wholesome and peaceful experiences I’ve ever had.
Reviewed on Tripadvisor, January 2022
We did a camel day tour and spent the night outside under the stars in Wadi Rum. Thanks to Fawaz and Bianca and their team the tour was a wonderful experience (and also that we were almost alone in Wadi Rum). Wadi Rum is surely one of the most beautiful places on earth and brings mind and soul in harmony. Also the ethic of the company towards protecting the desert through minimalistic impact is worth supporting. We can’t recommend enough Wadi Rum Nomads and hope to be back in a near future.
Reviewed on Tripadvisor, April 2021
We had a fantastic full day on camelback! Concerns about whether to go by jeep instead, were put completely at rest after the first 10 minutes where the calm pace of our camels made you take in the spectacular scenery in the most authentic way possible. Yes, our legs and behinds were a little sore the following day, but it was worth it. Wadi Rum Nomads staff were very helpful, polite and knowledgeable about all questions we had and no extra charge for arranging the taxi transfer to and from Aqaba were an added bonus. We have only good things to say about this company, so do not hesitate to go with them!
Reviewed on Tripadvisor, March 2019