Wadi Rum camel ride
On this web page, you find all the information about the 1-day and 1-night 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 and the options for the overnight stay. In the price section, you find the prices, a list of included and excluded, additional price information, and also possible extensions. Furthermore, 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 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.
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.
Little bridge is an easy to climb natural rock bridge with again stunning views over Wadi Rum.
In the small and narrow Khazali canyon, you can see ancient inscriptions and drawings from different times.
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 drive further into the desert to a quiet and picturesque place where we take our lunch break. Your guide prepares a Bedouin lunch for you on the spot. 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.
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
Additional price information for the Wadi Rum camel ride
- The prices are based on shared touring. Our minimum shared group size is two persons, and our shared maximum group size is eight persons. On average, 4-5 guests share a tour.
If you are traveling with a group of eight or more persons, you, of course, can join us too. In that case, your group will go on a private tour.
- The surcharge for a private tour is available on request. Please fill out our contact form with your request. Note that for groups of six 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 discounts 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 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 start. 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.