Taken by Molly Ferrer. Big Trip Blog.

Taken by Molly Ferrer. Big Trip Blog.

Camel Tours:

Camels are a fascinating animal with a unique character. If not for Camels, Bedouin life in the Desert would have been impossible. Spending time travelling through the Desert is the epitome of the Bedouin experience. Don't forget though that Desert life is a hard life... so for the longer treks you may well get sore!

  • The full day and longer treks start in the morning (9-10am). The shorter treks can be taken at anytime and would usually start or finish in Rum Village. 
  • The short tours (3 hours and less) can be taken as a 'add on' to most other tours that we offer. 
  • All these tours are very flexible and can be taken as stated; with or without an overnight stay, or combined into a multiple day & night stay/s.
  • As a general rule Camel guides speak less English than other guides (Hiking, Jeep Tour guides).  

Camel Dreams

3 day, 3 night Camel Trek

Camels are often referred to as “the Ships of the Desert”. Camels were and continue to be a very important part of Bedouin life. Without them the long journeys across the desert in the past would have been impossible. For the adventurous, a 3 day Camel Trek is an excellent way to immerse yourself into the old way of life. The pace & atmosphere of travelling by Camel is very different to travelling by Jeep.

“We did a 2 day camel Safari in Wadi Rum - it was a very good experience, Although be warned sitting on a camel for 2 days for those not used to it can leave you with some aches and pains. Bedouin Directions organised everything for us, and they were very helpful and gave us a great stay. I would definitely recommend Mehedi and the rest of his team for people wanting an authentic and friendly experience in Wadi Rum.”
— Dave - U.K. - January 2013
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Classic Camel Tour

One Day Camel Trek

Camels are often referred to as “the Ships of the Desert”. Camels were and continue to be a very important part of Bedouin life. Without them the long journeys across the desert, in the past would have been impossible. To spend a day exploring on this remarkable creature is a journey and an experience not to be missed. The pace of the Camel is very different to travelling by jeep. This tour will not cover the most ground but it is about the experience, and authenticity.

“So glad we chose to go with Bedouin Directions. We had an absolutely fantastic time right from the start. We decided to go for the camel trekking (a la Lawrence), and despite being a little sore at the end of the day, we thoroughly enjoyed it. If you want to really experience Wadi Rum, go with Bedouin Directions - and make sure you do it by camel, like in the good old days!”
— Adam - April 2013
Taken by Khoo May Phin

Taken by Khoo May Phin

Bedouin Visions

1/2  Day Camel Trek (approx 4 hours)

This Camel Trek is shorter than a full day, but long enough that you can get into the 'feel' of riding the Camel. It takes you down the most famous valley in Wadi Rum, and visits some key sites along the way. 

The next day, we went back to the village riding camels. Sooo much fun (thank you Ahmed!) and a totally different experience to taking the jeep - it’s suddenly all so quiet around you and you get to really enjoy the scenery..”
— Cynthia F. - U.K. - October 2012
Taken by Michael Terrell

Taken by Michael Terrell

Camel by Night!

Enjoy this magical experience, a one or two hour Camel trek travelling through the desert by night, under the stars like the three kings.

An absolutely stunning way to see the desert night sky. You really get a sense of the vastness of both the sky and the desert at night in a way that you don’t realize during the day. I completely recommend this trek and I have plans to do Camel by Night at least once more.
— Danae Hudson - 2014

One or Two Hour Camel trek

Taken By Danae Hudson

Taken By Danae Hudson

3 hour Camel Trek: 

Camp - Rum Village (or vice versa)

This Camel trek can be taken from Rum Village to the Camp or from the Camp to Rum Village. Ideal for people who are arriving in the afternoon and maybe want to do a full day Jeep tour the next day. This Camel trek is a good introduction to the desert. It can also be taken from the Camp to the Village and it is a nice way to bid farewell Wadi Rum slowly. The light in the afternoon and early morning is always very beautiful and changeable. If you take the trek in the morning you should finish in Rum Village by 11am. If you take the trek in the afternoon you should plan to arrive with at least 3 hours of daylight available. This trek includes a mounted guide.

Prices:

  • 1 person: 60JD
  • 2 people: 90JD
  • 3 people: 120JD
  • 4 people: 150JD
  • 5 people: 180JD
  • 6 people: 210JD
2nd day we did a 3h camel ride (including the guide riding). My wife rode the camel like hell and the guide (Teysir) and I tried to follow her. This was definitely a unique experience as you feel sooo small alone in the desert with your “rented” camel.
I definitely recommend doing this as it was by far the best thing we did in our stay in Jordan.
— David - Switzerland - January 2012
Taken by Molly Ferrer. Big Trip Blog.

Taken by Molly Ferrer. Big Trip Blog.

Taken by Anthony Davoren

Taken by Anthony Davoren

2 hour Camel Trek

This option is generally used when you want to try riding Camels but don't want a long trek. This is a Camel taster and would usually be taken when you arrive. Starting from Rum Village after 2 hours you will be met by a Jeep and either continue for the rest of the day for your Jeep tour or continue to the Camp for your overnight stay.

Guide

This trek is taken with a mounted guide  who is mounted on his own Camel. 

Prices:

  • 20JD p.p +20JD for the guide (i.e 2 people pay a total of 60JD.
The 2 hours camel ride was a different experience, it is a little bumpy, but well worth the experience.
All in all, Bedouin Directions camp is a wonderful experience, and their tours are very organised, guides are friendly and experience. One not to be missed :)
— Heidi - Australia - March 2013

1 hour Camel Trek

This option is generally used when you want to try riding Camels but don't want a long trek. This is a Camel taster and would usually be taken when you arrive. Starting from Rum Village after 1 hour you will be met by a Jeep and either continue for the rest of the day for your Jeep tour or continue to the Camp for your overnight stay. This  option can also be taken in the morning before leaving, finishing in Rum village.

Guide

This trek can be taken with a walking guide who leads you from a rope or with a guide who is mounted on his own Camel. The walking guide is free. To use a mounted guide you simply count him as an extra person, e.g. 2 people with a mounted guide would pay the price of 3 people. Many people prefer a mounted guide because the experience feels more authentic. But as this is a short trek this is up to you what you prefer.

Prices:

  • 15JD p.p
Taken By Geert Venneman

Taken By Geert Venneman

30 minute Camel Trek

This option is generally used when you want to try riding Camels but don't want a long trek. This is a Camel taster and would usually be taken when you arrive. Starting from Rum Village after 30 minutes you will be met by a Jeep and either continue for the rest of the day for your Jeep tour or continue to the Camp for your overnight stay. This  option can also be taken in the morning before leaving, finishing in Rum village.

Guide

This trek can be taken with a walking guide who leads you from a rope or with a guide who is mounted on his own Camel. The walking guide is free. To use a mounted guide you simply count him as an extra person, e.g. 2 people with a mounted guide would pay the price of 3 people. Many people prefer a mounted guide because the experience feels more authentic. But as this is a short trek this is up to you what you prefer.

Prices:

  • 10JD p.p