Taken by Anna Kelner

Taken by Anna Kelner

Classic Camel Trek

  • This Camel Trek can start from Rum Village and finish in Rum Village.
  • Or it can start in Rum Village and finish in the Camp.
  • Or it can start in the Camp and finish in Rum Village.
  • Camels are not for everyone but it is a different & authentic way to experience the desert, away from the noise of the Jeeps.
  • It is also a good ECO option for people concerned about the environment and responsible tourism

You should be reasonably healthy and fit/ flexible to be able to enjoy a full day on a Camel.

Option 1: Rum Village - Rum Village

Once you have arrived in Wadi Rum, we will get organised and I will introduce you to your guide for the day.

When you are ready you will head into the desert by Camel to enjoy your full day Camel Trek.

This trek explores some beautiful areas of Wadi Rum, and travels through some beautiful and changeable landscapes. A picnic lunch and a rest in the shade is included as part of the tour.

At each stop you have the opportunity to hike, scramble, and explore in your own time & your own way:

  1. Khazali Canyon This canyon was once used by the local Bedouin to rest in the shade, in the hot summer. You can easily imagine how it would have looked with Bedouin tents, family's resting, drinking tea, and children playing. You can find on the canyon walls many ancient rock inscriptions (See if you can spot the inscriptions of feet, and the Orynx). 15 minute hike
  2. Small Rock Bridge This small rock bridge is easy to climb and rewards with a beautiful view across the valley.  10 minute scramble
  3. House of Lawrence  A Nabatean structure that Lawrence of Arabia according to hearsay he used during the Great Arab Revolution to store weapons. But without lingering on the possible academia of this site there is a wonderful view from here.. Archaeological interest/ viewpoint
  4. Anfishieh Inscriptions Rock inscriptions of the Camel Caravans on the Anfishieh Jebel from the Thamudic and Nabatean periods. Inscriptions
  5. Red Sand Dunes This area is very beautiful with many differing colours of rock and sand. You can climb up the sand dune for the wonderful view at the top. Then we like to jump off it & run down it (some silly people also like to roll down it!). 10/15 minute hike
  6. To Rum Village The trek ends in Rum village at approx 4pm (time can vary) for your onward journey. 

When you are on your Camel trek your luggage can be kept safely for you in my house in Rum Village. 

Option 2: Rum Village - Camp (or vice versa)

Provided by Kym McGrath

Provided by Kym McGrath

Day one

Once you have arrived in Wadi Rum, we will get organised and I will introduce you to your guide for the day.

When you are ready you will head into the desert by Camel to enjoy your full day Camel trek.

This trek travels down the most beautiful valley in Wadi Rum (of course this is subjective, but it is the one in all the films). This is also the valley described in Lawrence of Arabia's book. A picnic lunch and a rest in the shade is included as part of the tour.

At each stop you have the opportunity to hike, scramble, and explore in your own time & your own way:

  1.  Lawrence Spring Walk up through rocks and boulders to find the water (and a lovely fig tree to rest under). During spring time you are greeted by the heady smell of herbs. The view across the Wadi from here is legendary! Optional one hour hike
  2. Small Sand Dune This dune is fun to climb and has a beautiful view from the top. Then we like to jump off it & run down it (some silly people also like to roll down it!). 10/15 minute hike
  3. Khazali Canyon This canyon was once used by the local Bedouin to rest in the shade, in the hot summer. You can easily imagine how it would have looked with Bedouin tents, family's resting, drinking tea, and children playing. You can find on the canyon walls many ancient rock inscriptions (see if you can spot the inscriptions of feet, and the Orynx). 15 minute hike
  4. El Qattar Spring This natural spring is set up in the mountain, and you can see what the Bedouin have done to catch the water. It is an interesting place. There is a Bedouin Graveyard and a lovely view back across the valley where you have been trekking. 15 minute hike/ viewpoint
  5. To the CampEnjoy a delicious Bedouin dinner, the stars and the night in the desert. In the Camp we have Bedouin tents (private), with mattresses and blankets. We have toilets (two Western) and two showers (cold water/sun warmed). We have a main tent with a fire for sitting and relaxing in. The Camp is in the white desert in a unique and beautiful location, secluded and away from any other tourist camps.  

Day Two

In the morning after breakfast at approx 7.30am we will return to the village by Jeep, for your onward journey. Usually arriving by 8.30am. This Jeep transfer is included in the price.

When you are on your Camel trek your luggage is transported to the Camp by Jeep. 

 

Prices: One day only (option 1)

  • 1 person: 80 JD
  • 2 people: 60 JD p.p (120 JD)
  • 3 people: 55 JD p.p (165 JD)
  • 4 people: 50 JD p.p (200 JD)
  • 5 people: 46 JD p.p (230 JD)
  • 6 people: 45JD p.p  (270 JD)

The 5JD p.p entrance fee is NOT included. Drinks & Lunch ARE included. A mounted guide IS included.

No tax is payable, tips are optional, if you feel  the guide has done a good job then they are welcome.

Young children of 5 years and under, can share a Camel with a parent. In this case there is no extra cost for the Camel but lunch for the child will be charged. Children that ride their own Camel are charged as above counting as one person.

As a general rule Camel guides speak less English than other guides (Hiking, Jeep Tour guides). 

 

Timings:  

This tour can start between 9-10am. It can also start later depending on the time of year and the time of the sunset. You need a minimum of 6 hours of available daylight to do the tour.

The tour finishes in Rum Village in the afternoon at approx 4-5pm. 

If you want sunset included in the day the route as detailed above would change. Please contact us directly for more information about this option. 

Taken by Molly Ferrer. Big Trip Blog

Taken by Molly Ferrer. Big Trip Blog

Taken by Molly Ferrer. Big Trip Blog

Taken by Molly Ferrer. Big Trip Blog

Taken by Molly Ferrer. Big Trip Blog

Taken by Molly Ferrer. Big Trip Blog

Taken by Molly Ferrer. Big Trip Blog

Taken by Molly Ferrer. Big Trip Blog

Prices: One day with an overnight stay (option 2)

  • 1 person: 105 JD
  • 2 people: 85JD p.p (170 JD) 
  • 3 people: 80JD p.p (240 JD)
  • 4 people: 75JD p.p (300 JD) 
  • 5 people: 70 JD p.p (350 JD) 
  • 6 people: 65 JD p.p (390 JD)

The 5JD p.p entrance fee is NOT included. Drinks & Lunch ARE included. Dinner, Breakfast, 1 nights accommodation at the camp(private Bedouin tent) ARE included. A mounted guide IS included.

No tax is payable, tips are optional, if you feel  the guide has done a good job then they are welcome.

Young children of 5 years and under, can share a Camel with a parent. In this case there is no extra cost for the Camel but lunch, dinner, breakfast & the overnight accommodation for the child will be charged. Children that ride their own Camel are charged as above counting as one person.

As a general rule Camel guides speak less English than other guides (Hiking, Jeep Tour guides).  

Timings:

This tour can start between 9-10am on the arrival day. It can also start later depending on the time of year and the time of the sunset. You need a minimum of 6 hours of available daylight to do the tour.

Or it can start from the camp on the departure day. 

The tour would usually finish in the Camp in the afternoon or if taken from the Camp to Rum Village it would finish also in the afternoon approx 4-5pm.   

Cancelling:

We don't charge for cancelling bookings, but we do ask you to pay for the cost of dinner (15JD p.p) if you cancel or leave at the point dinner has been prepared or already sent to the Camp. 

If you are cancelling on the same day you are due to arrive we ask you do so before 12pm to prevent dinner being bought or prepared un-necessarily.