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 harsh 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 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 night can be spent either ‘under the stars’ (bivouac camping) or in Wadi Rum Base Camp. When you choose to sleep in our camp your route will be slightly different than mentioned on this page.
Please note that children under the age of 7 cannot take part in a 2-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 9.30 and 10 AM. Here we enjoy a Bedouin tea. We take the 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.
For your overnight stay, you have 2 options. You can either ‘sleep under the stars’ (bivouac camping) or in our camp, Wadi Rum Base Camp.
We end our day tour at a ‘cave’ 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.
We end our day tour at Wadi Rum Base Camp. Here we serve you a traditional Bedouin dinner. The evening can be spent in the communal area, or, during warm days, outside. 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 to the rising sun. We prepare you 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.
Our camel ride prices are based on shared riding. Our maximum group size during the ride is 6 persons. Solo travellers get a discount on their tour price if they can share their tour with others.
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.