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Wadi Rum camel ride

1 day

On this web page, you find all the information about the Wadi Rum camel ride. We start with the short tour description, followed by a list of sites that we plan to visit. Then we dive into the details of the trip. In the price section, you find the prices, a list of included and excluded, additional price information, and possible extensions. Afterward, we share a few of the testimonials of our guests and helpful information for your preparation. Lastly, we share links to our other tours.

Tour description

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 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 who speak English well. They can help you out with anything that you need, and they can answer any question that you might have.
Lastly, note that children under the age of 7 cannot take part in a full day camel ride.

Wadi Rum sites included in this tour

The impressive Jabal um Ishrin is the third highest mountain in Jordan. The highest dune is in this wadi.

Wadi Rum is dotted with dunes. The dune near Wadi Um Ishrin is the highest in Wadi Rum.

On the side of Jabal Anfishiyyeh is a big flat rock part. Here you can see some of the best petroglyphs and inscriptions in Wadi Rum.

Lawrence house is one of the few places in Wadi Rum that reminders of Lawrence of Arabia, who was so important in our countries history.

In the small and narrow Khazali canyon, you can see ancient inscriptions and drawings from different times.

Lawrence spring is one of the most famous natural springs. From the spring, you can enjoy mesmerizing views over Wadi Rum.

The detailed tour plan

Meeting point and start time

We meet each at our office in Rum village for the check-in. 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 camel ride begins at 9 AM (check-in at 8.30 AM).

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 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. We mount our camels to ride to the big rock wall called Anfishiyyeh. We make a stop to see the inscriptions and drawings made by the Thamudics and Nabateans.

Lunchtime

We ride 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.
Note that during wintertime, we continue the ride directly after lunch as the days are short. During summertime, we take an extended break to wait for the heat of the day to go.

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 Khazali canyon. Here you can see ancient inscriptions and waterholes. 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. You can scramble up the mountain site to the spring from where you enjoy the panoramic views of Wadi Rum ones more. Afterward, we return to our office in Rum village. We arrive at our office around 6 PM or if the sunset is earlier, around sunset time. On the website time and date, you can look up at what time the sun will set on your preferred tour date. After the check-out, we say goodbye, and you can continue your journey.

Prices of the Wadi Rum camel ride

1 day
1 person
75JD
2-3 persons
65JD per person
4-5 persons
60JD per person
6 and more persons
available on request

Included

  • a Bedouin camel handler for the whole day camel ride
  • the camels (one camel per person and one for your guide)
  • packed lunch
  • drinks (tea and botlled water throughout the day)

Excluded

  • the entrance fee for Wadi Rum (to pay at the visitor centre - when you travel with the Jordan Pass entrance is for free)
  • souvenirs
  • tipping for the camel handler (at your courtesy)

Additional price information

  • The prices are based on shared touring. Our minimum group size is two persons, and our maximum group size is eight persons.
  • The surcharge for a private tour is available on request. Please fill out our contact form with your request. Note that for groups of eight or more persons, we offer private tours without a surcharge being applicable.
  • Departures for one person are available upon request and are subject to a surcharge.
  • We determine your price based on the number of people that are in your booking.

We have the following discount for children:

  • under the age of 12, 25% discount on the adult price
    Please note that children under the age of 7 cannot take part in a full day camel ride.

Possible extension

Extra overnight stay(s)

You can extend this tour with an overnight stay(s) in our camp.
A ‘pre-night’ (at the start) costs 30 JD per person
A ‘post-night’ (at the end) costs 25 JD per person
Single travelers pay a 10 JD surcharge
The prices include: dinner, breakfast, drinks, the overnight stay in our camp, and for a ‘pre-night’ the transfer from our office to our camp

What our guests say

Helpful information

Booking and payment

You can easily book via our website. Choose 'BOOK' from our main menu or use one of the booking buttons on this page to go to our booking form. As for the payment, you can finish the payment 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.

Reaching and departing Wadi Rum

We want to make things easy for you! When you come by car, we provide you with detailed travel directions. You receive those after booking. When you rely on a combination of public transport and taxi transfers, we recommend having a look at our 'Getting there and away'-page. On this page, you find information about coming from and going to Amman, Petra, and Aqaba. Are you coming from another place? Contact us for the available travel options. Lastly, if we can help you out by arranging taxi transfer(s), you can let us know when filling out the booking form.

Wadi Rum map

Have a look at the map of Wadi Rum to get a better understanding of what is located where.

Luggage handling

The available space for luggage when riding a camel is limited. Therefore make sure to pack all the things you need during the day in a small backpack — baggage that you don’t need you can store in your car or our office.

Checklist what to bring

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.

What to wear

Wadi Rum 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’.

Wadi Rum weather

The winters in Wadi Rum are cold, and July and August are the warm months. But what is hot and what is cold? Read our page about the weather in Wadi Rum to learn more about our seasons. Or check out our blog posts (the links are available on the weather page).

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