Bedouin Directions - Bedouin Camp - Wadi Rum Protected Area

Taken by Jorge Perea

The location of the camp makes you feel like you are the only one out in the middle of the vast, beautiful desert.
— Ashli - USA - December 2012

Bedouin Directions Camp

Our Bedouin Camp, in the heart of the Wadi Rum Protected Area, is small, simple, authentic, & comfortable. 

The Camp is in the white desert in a unique and beautiful location, secluded and away from any other tourist camps.

Ideally based for hiking, and lots of interesting desert features within short walking distance of the Camp, waiting to be discovered by you! 

We aim to keep things comfortable, in working order and clean, but please do bear in mind this is the desert, and it is camping. 

We hope that the location of our Camp; really being able to experience nature, away from the bustle of city life, other tourist camps, & the adventure of experiencing a taste of Bedouin life/ culture will make up for going without some of the things you are used to (i.e chairs, tables, a hot shower).

Our Camp has simple desert bathrooms (with 2 Western toilets, 2 showers). There are Private Bedouin tents to sleep in, a larger social tent to spend the evening in, enjoy your dinner in and a cosy wood fire.  In the summer months we usually sit outside in the evenings, and may not make a fire, as it can get too hot.

People who would like to sleep outside under the stars but don't want the full Bivouac Camping option are welcome to take their mattresses and  blankets and to sleep outside in the Camp area. This is particularly nice to do in the summer months. If you are not sure where is a good spot, you can ask the guides in the Camp and they will help you.

  • We provide mattresses and blankets, we do not provide sheets or towels. You are welcome to bring your own but it is not obligatory.
  • We have 3 large Bedouin Tents divided into private rooms (ranging from 2 person - 5 person)
  • We have 1 standalone Bedouin tent. This sleeps up to  4 people. This tent would usually be kept for families or groups of friends.
  • We would normally accept no more than 35 px in one night. However, this does rarely happen! Usual numbers at a busy time of year would be 5-20 px Xin one night. Or 1-15 px in one night at a quieter time of year.

Camp Prices:

1 person: 30JD p.p per night (incl. dinner and breakfast) *

2-4 people: 25D p.p per night (incl. dinner and breakfast) **
5+ people: 20JD p.p per night (incl. dinner and breakfast) **

If you would like to stay for dinner without sleeping the rate is 15JD p.p (this is when you are also taking a tour with us).

There are further discounts for groups over 10 people, please contact us for prices. 

* Please note that if you are one person staying at the Camp when you are the ONLY other guest the rate for the overnight stay is 50JD. If there are other guests the rate is 30JD.

* Please note these rates are for those guests also doing a tour with us. If you simply want to stay overnight without any kind of tour the rate is +5JD p.p.

Cancelling:

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

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.

Many thanks.

The camp is in the best location of all camps I saw in Wadi Rum. It is hidden away surrounded by rocks. Other camps can be seen while on a tour near to each other out in the open. At sunset you can walk out of this camp and there is not a person in sight, not even the camp! Wadi Rum is a special place that you must visit and can only truly appreciate with a night in a comfy camp like this.
— Ben - UK - November 2012
It is situated deep in Wadi Rum far from other camps, and it’s nestled between several large rocks, which gives it a secluded and tranquil atmosphere.
— Sarah - USA - February 2012
Having already been to three different camps in Wadi Rum, I was still searching for something a bit smaller, more intimate and more special and this is what we found at BEDOUIN DIRECTIONS. Wadi Rum is such a spectacular place that you can’t go too far wrong but a lot of the camps are enormous, with tables and chairs for dinner, sound systems and electric ouds in the evening and a group of staff who are very competent but with no real personal interest in the camp or the visitors staying.
BEDOUIN DIRECTIONS was a breath of fresh air! Mehedi even said on the telephone that the camp was simple, but that was what we were looking for. Simple probably isn’t the right word because it still had proper flushing toilets with a wonderfully clean outdoor sink.
The tents are shared and I think they are much nicer than the small Victorian beach style tents in other camps. They are more like the Bedouin style and the bed is just a mattress which is great because one of the delights of being in Wadi Rum is being able to sleep outside and stare up at the star lit sky. My seventy year old mother came and loved it.
The camp is quite far from the village but this just means you get to see more of the spectacular scenery and the setting is wonderful - hidden inside a ring of rocky escarpments. After a night of delicious food, traditional music and comical dancing, you will fall asleep under the stars and wake up with Rose finches outside your tent. We will be coming back here again the next time we have visitors.
— Lucinda - UK - 2012
Taken by Elle Abzach

Taken by Elle Abzach

Taken by Miguela Seeberger

Taken by Miguela Seeberger

The campsite was great - there were no other camps in sight, so it felt like we had a corner of the desert to ourselves. ..We were there during a full moon so it was light enough to do a late-night moonlight hike as well - definitely a highlight. Highly recommended.
— Dan - USA - January 2013
I wanted to thank you and your staff for a truly wonderful weekend in Wadi Rum. The children, my husband, and I had a fabulous time camping, eating great food, sleeping in your hand-made goat-hair tents, and exploring the stunning Wadi Rum desert.
— Elisa - U.K - 2011