We were 7 friends traveling thrilled we had chosen the Bedouin Advisor Camp as it was the highlight of our trip to Jordan. Originally, we were to spend a full day with an overnight but due to the heat at the beginning of July we were a bit worried so we postponed the jeep tour to later in the day. Even though we did not get to see all the destinations the full day tour offers, we still had a great time enjoying the tranquility and beauty of this spectacular desert. We loved sand boarding down the large dune. Drinking tea and watching the sunset was wonderful and the evening meal was absolutely delicious.
The camp area is located within the park and was larger than we had expected and quite clean. The tents are spacious with real beds and clean bedding however we only stored our luggage in them as we opted on sleeping under the stars which we all truly loved. The bathrooms are modern with natural hot showers. The lounging area is quite comfortable and a great place to enjoy hot tea and talk.
We highly recommend Bedouin Advisor Camp in Jordan as it is a great experience with reasonable rates! http://bedouinadvisor.com/
My boyfriend and I stayed at this lovely camp during our visit to Jordan in early August. We arrived at the visitors centre not sure of our plans for the day. Do we do a camel ride, go by jeep? Luckily we were greeted by Ali, who gave us a run down of all the options and a good deal. He gave us a great jeep tour of the main sites and then took us to his camp, which was very peaceful and relaxing. We had tea, went and saw the sunset, came back and chatted to the other fellow travellers while we waited for dinner. A delicious 'bedouin style' dinner buffet was served. After dinner we went for a short night walk and then returned for more tea and some stargazing and a chat about life in the desert. After a long but satisfying day in the desert it was time to sleep for us. A very comfortable sleep in individual tents. Blankets provided. Clean showers and toilets. In the morning we arranged to return to the village by camel. Loads of fun. A delightful stay in a great camp with friendly professional staff. I recommend.
Stunning landscape, especially just before sunset. The camp is located about 12 kilometres south of Rum Village.
This camp ground is owned and run by Salem and his brother Khaled. I stayed here many times, and what makes this place so special is the group of people who runs it. From the owner to the cook.
This is a great spot to watch the sun rise or sun set ...
Salem and Khaled are also experts in trekking and climbing, they provide an experience that go beyond your normal climbing experience but also provides you with stories that add another dimension to the experience.
As many camps in Wadi Rum are now providing beds (real beds) in the desert, this camp have managed to maintain the spirit of the authentic experience of living as a Bedouin.
The camp has several tents, each can fit 2 people, with comfortable mattresses. there is a common eating area, with fire in the middle and a very comfortable deck for people who doesn't want to sit on the ground (Bedouin style).
There are clean toilettes and a shower.
The camp is prepared to host up to 40 people in one night.
The owner is a Bedouin called Salem, a great young man. Salem can provide you with all, accommodation, meals, hikes and Jeeps.
You can just go there for the accommodation and dinner and do your thing during the day.
The place is clean, showers are available, tents are equipped with beds.
You pay 15 JDs = 21$ for bed and if you want another 15JDs=21$ for dinner.
We just returned after one week to Jordan and wadi rum definitely worth the time.
In wadi rum we had 2 days camel truck with Aodeh Abdullah we book our trip 2 weeks before by e-mail , Aodeh he wait us at the visitor center at wadi rum then he drive us to his house we had tea then he explain us the trip and the route Again then we start the camel truck . we had 2 great days with Aodeh . we arraying the trip for 2 days with 2 nights camping out in the desert with out tents just in caves the first night we camp just near the burdah rock bridge the second night we camp at Am sabata area for the sun site so Aodeh he arraying for us as we want we had mounted guide we hade warm plankts and mattresses. . the guide for the camels was Salem he is Also very good he made very good Bedouin tea for us on the fire we help hem to collect the wood for the fire at the camping place after going out of the camel Aodeh he made very good food cooking at the open fire we really get very good experience , we recommend this trip and camping out side in the wildness .
We love wadi rum and we love the sound of silent on the nights .
We highly recommend Aodeh Abdullah .
His contacts are:
Aodeh Abdullah Al-zalabeah
Bedouin whispers camp& Bivouac camping &Bedouin guides & jeep
tours & Hiking and Camel Trips Wadi Rum Village .
JordanMobile:+962(0)79 5617902 fax: + 962 (0)3 201 7559.
When visiting Wadi Rum recently we used Bedouin Directions, this is run by a personable young man named Mehedi. We actually wanted to do something different, but not miss out on the sites as well, so Mehedi designed for us a programme that did exactly what we wanted. On the first day we did his classic wadi rum jeep tour, which stopped at all the sites, but somehow he managed to avoid all the crowds and we didn't feel at all like we were on a touristic conveyorbelt. We visited all the main sites and then visited some less frequented sites at the end of the day. Then we camped out in the desert in the wilderness area, it was wonderful. Nothing beats the simple pleasure of sitting around the fire, under the stars, eating good food. We had decided not to stay in a camp as we wanted to avoid other tourists and to really get out into the quiet of the desert. So camping in the wilderness area was the best option for us. We stayed in the most beautiful place ideal for the sunset. Our first dinner was Mugloob, rice, chicken and vegetables cooked together in the one pot. Delicious. Mehedi employs the women in the village to cook some of his dinner, so they have an opportunity for work and so we have the opportunity to taste home cooked food!
Then in the morning, after breakfast we walked through the desert to Um Ad Dami (the highest mountain in Jordan) where we slept again out under the stars.
The walking was great away from the sound of the Jeep engine. Just the crunching of the sand and we didn't see a soul all day. Then on our third morning we climbed Um Ad Dami, and the view from this mountain is too beautiful, you can see the border to Saudi Arabia and it gives you a whole new perspective of the desert. We then had lunch and then drove back towards Rum village where we were met by camels to ride them for the last 13km. We really enjoyed our time in Wadi Rum and would recommend Mehedi's services to anyone. He really took care of us in a very considerate way, and he was excellent company, he is quiet yet also has a wicked sense of humour and fun.
He answered all e-mails quickly and professionally.
The only guide to offer us free camping in the wilderness area away from the camps.
He really wanted to make a programme for us that we would be happy with and did not just want to push us into the same thing everyone else was doing and did not push us into sharing with other tourists we didn't know.
I went with my family to Jordan for 5 days and we didnt know that there is an area in jordan like wadi rum we only knew petra dead sea jarash and some other places but when we went to petra we met our bedouin tour giude Talat Twaisi he told us about wadi rum he made evey thing impresive to as he knew we like such as this place and we like hiking and walking .
then we decided to go there even we had no enough time to go there so we had to cancel our first night in eygpt .
here our experiece start in wadi rum with Talat.
relly we had the best night and a day in Jordan in wadi rum we started our trip at 9 am form petra to wadi rum . Talat was very good tour giude for his good experiece in the desert and every thing about hikking and climbing there he knows where is the best places as we love to do that after we made 5 hours walking and climbing mountemes we toke a jeep for tow hores then he toke us to a special place to see sun set it was really unbilevable and somthing you will never forget in your life .
after that we went a Camp this was not so good camp we didnt like it at all it was noisy and there was lawd music we couldnt enjoy our sky whutching then Talat told us we can change to another camp . as he was our tour giude we listened to him to do that . them we went to Caravans Camp it was really the best accommodation and the best camp there as it's very quit and very cleen people there are very kind and all of them are bedouin food!!!!!!!!!!!
the food we had there . can say i still tast it in my moth untell now it was really sothing i cant tell about it they call it (((mandi ))) it's meat rise and some vigetables but the how did they cook it was the secret about this food i reall recommed any body go there to ask about it .
after dinner Talat toke us for walking in the night wow that was the best thing we did in that night we were leing doune on the duns watching the stars we came back to Caravns Camp at 2 am we had to get some sleep for camle ride in the mornig.
we had very good privet tent and it was very cleen and very nice tent.
in the moring after we had out best brackfast was very simple but very good with tea made on the fire that tea tast very good . we went for camle ride that was a new experience for us but was very good we had atour for 5 hours was relly nice them we came back to cravans Camp for lunch!!!!!!!!!! lunch was B.B.Q hmmmmmmmm was somhing nice.
Finaly I want to thank Mr: Talat Twaisi and Caravans Camp and I really recommed any body who want to go there to call Talat Twaisi or to stay in caravans camp becase they made our trip in Jordan somthing we will never forget and we will try to go back again one day
For every body who want to go there here is there contacts:
or call Talat at
On my bus between Petra and Wadi Rum a few of us got together to arrange a tour of Wadi Rum for a day and overnight accomodation. The tour was run by a man called Zidane. For 30JD we had a 4-5 hour jeep tour around the desert area surrounding Wadi Rum, accomodation, dinner and breakfast as well as the great company. It was a great experience sleeping in the desert with the amount of stars visible beyond comprehension. The sunset was amazing.
It was the best experience for me about this trip staying 1 night in desert with a good guide.
Very quiet and a bit cold for me even I stayed in sleeping bag.
any overnight tour organized by the tourist office will arrange a stay in a bedouin camp. To be honest is not the kind of experience I was expecting, as I did not really live a bedouin experience.The owner of the tent was extremely nice and a good cook but the exchange of words were limited to the food and sleeping organization.we tried to chat with him, his english was ok, but he was not really intersted in explaining the way people used to live and still live around here. However the experience was great sunrise and sunsets were amazing.
Even though jordanians are the nicest people i have met i still would warn girls travelling alone to be with somebody; being alone with a couple of guys in the middle of nowhere could be unconfortable.
This was the most expensive accomodation we forked out for over two weeks in the region, and the beautiful desert aside, it was pretty awful.
The tents themselves were fine, but the "authentic bedoiun food" all tasted like it had been boiled in kerosene, and had us burping up petrochemicals for the entire evening.
The camp site ran out of water early on, and we had nothing to drink but the occasional thimble full of very sweet tea. Breakfast was pretty scant, as by the time we got there at 7.30, those who had slept out in the sandstorm for the whole night had eaten and drunk almost everything.
We only went to this campsite because we were heatstruck and hooked up with a bloke who had a certain blue-themed guidebook that recommended it, albeit some years ago. Methinks this may be a good example of positive publicity spoiling an otherwise okay experience.
Lovely views of the desert. But you can get them all over the place.
You can stay in the camping in the village, or as I made, sleep in the desert, under the stars, but don't forget a sleeping bag. (The night could be chilly.)
We booked our whole Wadi Rum experience through www.bedouintales.com.
The reason for this is beacause we wanted to spend 2 days and a night out there. There arent any hotels or hostels as such, so most people book through a company.
I learnt of Bedouin Tales through Lonely Planets Thorn Tree, a lady on there had travelled into Wadi Rum with them many times, when I was there and mentioned her name they remembered her well!
So, we made our own way to Wadi Rum and out again, our price included a full fay Jeep Safari, a full day camel Safari, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner and a night in the Bedouin Tent.
I must say, when we got there I was suprised to see that this place had a feeling like it had been set up just for the tourists that they get? Im not sure, One of the guys who worked for the company lived in Rum Village, the others claimed that they were Bedouin and lived in the tent....I guess we will never know!
Facilities wise...you are in the desert....dont expect a shower....most of the day toilets will be little areas of sand in the desert.....when we got to camp they had a portaloo kind of thing.
One things for sure though, it was a totally amazing experience.....Bedouin Tents are made of goats hair, and in the very cold desert night air they are very warm indeed. I would reccommend spending the night out here to anyone, this is one of the highlights of my entire trip, its so dark out there, theres no noise and there are so many stars....I never realised that the world could be so quiet before I came here.....its a must see...
The night would be all about making the fire, preparing the tea, telling stories .... drinking tea, more stories & more tea ....
You'll be sitting on the sand .... under a dome of uncountable stars ....
You'llwake up to the steps of the guide walking away to get the wood.... you'll open your eyes only to realize it is only 5.00am!! He will come back & begin to prepar the bread ... hmmmm that smell ...... right from scratch!!!! he will build the fire right from scratch as well!
And that breakfast is one of them reasons why I still go to Wadi Rum ;)
You get to experience the roughness & beauty of living in the desert.
The night we were supposed to stay at Abu Rami camp there was some groups and a kind of party was being prepared. As we had an heavy program for the next day, We asked Abu Rami to find us a solution to sleep away from noise.
Fortunately, he has a "small" tent by a bedouin "location".
It was so quiet there even if some car were passing by during the night.
Breakfast was taken at the main camp site.
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