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Wadi Rum camel ride

2 days and 1 night

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 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 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 2-day ride, we ride around different parts of the heartland of Wadi Rum. 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 first day the camel ride ends at our camp at 6 PM or around sunset time if the sun sets earlier than 6 PM. For the overnight stay, you can choose between sleeping in or near our camp, Wadi Rum Base Camp. On the second day, the camel ride ends at 3 PM.
Keep in mind that the camel handler’s English often is limited. Of course, there are team members in the camp and 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 2-day camel ride.

Wadi Rum sites included in this tour

One of the most famous natural springs. Offers mesmerizing views over Wadi Rum.

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.

One of the few places in Wadi Rum that reminders of Lawrence of Araba who was so important in our countries history.

One of the famous, solitary, unusual rock formations.

An easy to climb natural rock bridge with again stunning views over Wadi Rum.

Khaskhasha is one of the many beautiful canyons in Wadi Rum. A ride through this canyon offers stunning views and a great option to see different desert vegetation.

This part of Wadi Rum is famous for enjoying the sunset. But this area is fantastic to see during any time of the day.

Cow rock, also known as Chicken rock, is another of the famous, solitary, unusual rock formations.

Jabal Al-Qattar is one of the iconic and most impressive mountains in the Wadi Rum desert. It kind of looks like a castle with many high towers.

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

The detailed tour plan

Day 1 - 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 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 Lawrence spring. You can scramble up the mountain site to the spring from where you enjoy the spectacular views of Wadi Rum. Next we ride 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.

Day 1 - 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.

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. Then we make the beautiful ride to the Mushroom rock. After a short break, we set direction to the Little bridge. After admiring the views from the rock bridge we ride the last bit to our camp. We arrive at the campsite 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. You can enjoy the sunset at the camp.

Day 1 - The overnight stay

For your overnight stay, we offer two options.

  • sleeping in a tent in our camp, Wadi Rum Base Camp
    our camp is open year-round
  • sleeping outdoors near our camp, Wadi Rum Base Camp
    available from March until November if the weather allows

Overnight stay in Wadi Rum Base Camp

After the sunset, we bring you to our camp. You get a quick explanation about ‘what is where’ and ‘how our camp works’ 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 be spent 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, near our camp, or in our ‘cave’, 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 mount our camels for a second day exploring Wadi Rum. We head to Khaskhasha canyon. The ride through this wide, green canyon that is a attraction in itself. Then we see Um Mugur in appear in front of us, but we head for Um Sabatah where we visit Cow rock.

Day 2 - 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.

Day 2 - In the afternoon

We start our afternoon by riding towards Jabal Al-Qattar. Then we head onwards to Rum village.  We arrive at our office around 3 PM during wintertime, and around 5 PM during summertime. After the check-out, we say goodbye, and you can continue your journey.

Prices of the Wadi Rum camel ride

2 days and 1 night
1 person
170JD
2-3 persons
140JD per person
4-5 persons
130JD per person
6 and more persons
available on request

Included

  • a Bedouin camel handler for the 2-day camel ride
  • the camels (one camel per person and one for your guide)
  • all mentioned meals
  • drinks (tea and botlled water throughout the day)
  • the overnight stay in our camp, Wadi Rum Base Camp

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 and cook (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 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 2-day camel ride.

Possible extensions

Extra overnight stay(s)

You can extend this tour with an extra 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 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. It is possible to send a small bag with your things for the overnight stay separately to the camp.

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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