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3 Day, 3 Night Camel Trek

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

Taken By Carol Chalmers

Taken By Carol Chalmers

Day One

Once you have arrived (recommended by 10am) we will get organised and I will introduce you to your guide, then when you are ready you will leave Rum Village with your guide by Camel.

Visiting along the way some key sites and then heading out into the quieter area of Wadi Rum. We will stop for lunch along the way. At each place you have the opportunity to get down from the camel, hike and scramble, and explore in your own time

  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 Sand Dune can be climbed easily for the great view across the Wadi Rum valley. We then like to run down (some silly people like to roll down)! 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, families 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 lady giving birth). 15 minute stroll
  4. Around about now: Lunch: We stop in a quiet place to enjoy some lunch which is prepared for you by your guide.
  5. 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. There is a Bedouin Graveyard and a lovely view across the valley where you have trekked. 1/2 hour hike
  6. White Desert:  To the Camp: Enjoy 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 a shower (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.


Taken by Molly Ferrer. Big Trip Blog

Taken by Molly Ferrer. Big Trip Blog

Day Two

Today after breakfast at approx 7.30am, you will continue by Camel for another full day. This day will take you out of the more frequented areas of Wadi Rum into the quieter areas of desert.

This day is about the desert and all its diversity rather than 'sites'. Over the day you will visit:

  1. Small Rock Bridge: This is a natural rock bridge which is easy to climb and good for photos.
  2. Around about now: Lunch We find a beautiful and quiet place to rest and enjoy some food which your guide will prepare for you: You can also walk, scramble, explore in the area over your lunch break.  
  3. Harab Anta Cave  This cave was lived in in the past by a man named Harab Anta. He was a very strong man. People would travel from miles around to come to him for help in resolving their disputes. We will then head back to the camp via another route so you see more desert.
  4. To the Camp: As detailed above.

 

Day Three

Today after breakfast in the Camp at 7.30am you return to Rum village by Camel. Taking a different route to your first day. Visiting along the way:

  1. Um Frouth Arch For some scrambling (or scrambling watching).  This is a natural rock bridge, created by many years of water and wind.  You can climb to the top… as long as you are not afraid of heights! 10 minute scramble
  2. Around about now: Lunch We find a beautiful and quiet place to rest and enjoy some food which your guide will prepare for you: You can also walk, scramble, explore in the area over your lunch break
  3. Small Sand Dune There is a wonderful view across the red desert to the white desert from here & this is the best dune for those jumping photographs. 10 minute walk & viewpoint
  4. "The Chicken" A unique 2 legged rock in a beautiful location.  We often enjoy the sunset from here as it is are located in the best position for sunset viewing. This is not guaranteed as the time for sunset changes and how long you spend over lunch and at each place also affects the pace of the day. Viewpoint.
  5. To The Camp: As detailed above.

Day Four

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

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

Provided by Daniel Stewart

Provided by Daniel Stewart

Prices:

  • 1 person: 105JD p.p per day (Total 315JD)
  • 2 people: 85JD p.p per day (Total 510JD)
  • 3 people: 75JD p.p per day (Total 675JD)
  • 4 people: 73JD p.p per day (Total 876JD)
  • 5 people: 66JD p.p per day(Total 990JD) 
  • 6 people: 65JD p.p per day (Total 1170JD)

The 5JD p.p entrance fee is NOT included. Drinks, 3 x Breakfast, 3 x Lunch & 3x Dinner ARE included. A mounted guide IS included. 3 Nights Accommodation in the Camp in a Private Bedouin tent 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. 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 starts between 9-10am from Rum Village. On the last day we will leave after breakfast at approx 7.30am and we will return to Rum Village by Jeep, for your onward journey. Usually arriving by 8.30am. This Jeep transfer is included in the price.