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 hash 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 a jeeps.
A camel ride is one of the best ways to experience Wadi Rum desert like a Bedouin. During this 2 day ride you visit sites in the Wadi Rum desert protected area together with you camel guide. At lunch time and at night your English-speaking guide will join you. He will prepare your food and he can explain you all about Wadi Rum and Bedouin life. The nights are spend under the stars. And you wake up by the rising sun.
Please note that children under the age of 7 cannot take part in a full day camel ride.
More information on these sites can be found on the Wadi Rum desert sites page.
We meet each other next to the Rest House in Rum village between 8.30 and 9 AM. In the Rest House we enjoy a Bedouin tea. We take time to relax and talk about what we have in mind for today. After finishing our tea we go to meet our camels.
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.
We ride to a nice, quiet and shady place where we take a few hours break. We prepare a Bedouin lunch for you. After we finish our lunch there is time to take a rest or walk around to explore the area on your own.
We start our afternoon program by riding through the stunning desert to Um Fruth rock bridge. Here we take a break. You have enough time to scramble to the top of the rock bridge at your own pace. Enjoy the views of this part of Wadi Rum desert. Ones you return we mount our camels to ride to Burdah rock bridge.
After seeing the rock bridge we ride to a cave near Jabal Burdah to stay overnight. We cook you a traditional Bedouin dinner. The evening can be spent around the fire. We can tell you about Bedouin culture and music or you can gaze into the starry night sky and enjoy the peaceful silence of the desert.
You can wake up by the rising sun. We prepare you a Bedouin breakfast. After breakfast we break up and mount our camels. This morning we ride through some more amazing canyons and valleys with spectacular views. We take a few breaks on the way.
Around lunch time we arrive at nice, quiet and shady place where we take a few hours break. We prepare another Bedouin lunch for you. After we finish our lunch there is time to take a rest or walk around to explore the area on your own.
We start our afternoon with a ride 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 water hole. 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 3 PM. From here you can continue your journey. Of course we can help you to arrange transportation to your next destination.
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.