Bivouac Camping - under the stars

This option is usually included as a part of one of our longer hiking tours, however we can offer this to people who wish to have a private evening 'free camping' in the Wadi Rum desert. We offer this in a number of different locations, which are usually selected according to the time of year, the weather & the tour you are taking. 

You spend the night around the fire with your guide, who will prepare everything for you, including dinner, on the fire.

This is free camping in the desert away from any tourists camps, and it can be called the 'real' Bedouin experience. 

We provide mattresses and blankets, you sleep in the open under the stars. Jerry Cans are provided with water for hand/ face washing etc. Bottled Water is provided for drinking.

This option does not have bathrooms because it is located in the wilderness area of Wadi Rum.  Please take care when going to the bathroom here to bury your waste and to burn or remove any paper you use. The desert is beautiful, lets all try to keep it that way!  We do not provide loo paper, sheets or towels.

Bivouac Prices

  • 1 person: 80JD per night (incl. dinner and breakfast) - when combined with a Jeep tour the rate would be 75JD.
  • 2 people: 40JD p.p per night (incl. dinner and breakfast)
  • 3 people: 35JD p.p per night (incl. dinner and breakfast)_
  • 4-5 people: 30JD p.p per night (incl. dinner and breakfast)
  • 6+ people: 25JD p.p per night (incl. dinner and breakfast) 
We actually slept out under the stars in the wilderness area. It was breathtakingly beautiful and we felt like the only ones left in the world, it was so quiet and empty.
— Frances - UK - November 2009
Thank you very much for a really great trip into the desert! We had a wonderful time and specially the magical night out in the desert will stay with me for a long time! I am already thinking about when I can come back and spend more days in wadi rum, hiking, scrambling and sleeping under the stars...
— Sietske - Netherlands - 2012
Taken By Dominic Chiu

Taken By Dominic Chiu

Taken By Dominic Chiu

Taken By Dominic Chiu

Taken by David De Rosier

Taken by David De Rosier

Instead of sleeping in the camp we had asked to sleep out in the wild, underneath the stars - WOW! It was AMAZING. I highly recommend the Bivouac option - it was incredibly magical. Everything about the stay was perfect. The jeep tours/scrambling we did was amazing too!
I can’t wait to return to Wadi Rum and use Bedouin Directions again! Thank you for a spectacular trip - it was more than I could have ever dreamed of. Truly a priceless experience. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
— Lee - USA - October 2012
Taken by Michael Terrell

Taken by Michael Terrell

Taken by Bedouin Directions

Taken by Bedouin Directions