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Availability Update for March and April 2019

Hello everyone,

As I predicted, 2019 is looking to be exceptionally busy in Wadi Rum. We are trying to fit as many of you in as we can, but we are a small team, and we don’t want to expand and risk diluting the quality of what we do. We do small, and we will stay that way for the foreseeable future. This means we can’t say yes to everyone, our apologies.

Please contact us as soon as you can, because we are taking longer than usual to reply to people (days instead of hours). We already have a number of fully booked dates (see below). At the time of writing (24th Feb / updated: 4th, 6th, 19th, 31st March, 4th, 8th, 14th April) these are the dates (see below) which are already full. There are a lot of other dates which are tight, so please enquire first, rather than booking directly with the booking form. We recommend people check the shared tour dates as well, because we can then reduce the numbers of Jeeps in the desert (which is good for the desert, and good for your pocket, and means we can say yes to more people) : D.

Due to the numbers of people we aren’t saying many yeses to Bivouac Camping for the next two months … please feel free to ask, but there are very few dates left in March and April on which we can offer this program. Again, apologies to all.

Without further ado:

Fully Booked Dates:

(subject to changes at any time):

April: 16th - 27th, 30th. On the 28th and 29th we only have one tent left and very limited tour options.

May: 17th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 25th, 30th. We also plan to close for a rest from the 5th-11th.

June: We will close for the first day of Eid. We can't be sure of the first date but for the moment, please avoid the 4th, 5th and 6th.

Posted on February 24, 2019 and filed under Practical.

Lonely Planet lists Jordan as a Top Destination for 2019

Jordan it seems is trending, and as the Lonely Planet includes us on their list of top destinations for 2019, those of you who already visited us can feel smug you made it here ahead of the rush. : D.

Those of you who are heading our way soon, we look forward to meeting you, Insha’Allah.

Visitors to Jordan can look forward to an exciting trip where dramatic landscapes, defined culture, and dizzying history collide….

Attention Travellers - Jordan Clocks Go Back Soon - October 2018

So unless the government decides last minute not to change them (as they did in 2015ish) the clocks should go back by one hour during the night on the 25th October for daylight saving.

Pixabay - CCO Creative Commons Licence - By  Annca

Pixabay - CCO Creative Commons Licence - By Annca

This means from the 26th October sunset will be close to 5 pm. At the moment, sunset is still around 6 pm.

Don’t get caught out, especially if you are planning to catch the early morning Petra bus on the 26th October or you have flights on the 26th.

Posted on October 16, 2018 and filed under Practical.

Bedouin Directions Receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence - 2018

Thank you to all our guests who took the time to write reviews for us on TripAdvisor. Without your continued support, kind words, and valuable time we wouldn’t have received the certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor once again. We have now received the certificate of excellence for 8 years in a row!

If anyone didn’t write their review yet and you have some time we are always grateful to receive them! Hint hint ; P.

New Tents at our Bedouin Camp

I’m happy to announce Bedouin Directions have replaced our sleeping tents at our Bedouin camp over the summer (2018). We are hoping to have more, better pictures to share with you in November. For now we have a couple of pics to give you a glimpse!

The new benefits of the tents are:

  • Every tent is standalone and 100% private

  • We have two tents now which can sleep up to 6/7 people which will be good for groups of friends and large families (previously our biggest room could only sleep 5)

  • All the tents are more spacious

  • All the tents (except the two with rounded roofs) have windows

  • All the tents are raised from the floor which means less sand and dust inside and more creepy crawlies outside : D. Yay.

We hope you all like the changes and Insha’Allah see you soon!

The largest tent on the left of the picture is the social tent where we hang out and serve dinner. The small building at the top of the picture (which looks like a tent from the outside) is the bathrooms. The 8 tents in the foreground are our new sleeping tents.

The largest tent on the left of the picture is the social tent where we hang out and serve dinner. The small building at the top of the picture (which looks like a tent from the outside) is the bathrooms. The 8 tents in the foreground are our new sleeping tents.

The 8 new sleeping tents are on the left-hand side of this picture. Our social tent where we hang out and serve dinner is on the right-hand side of this picture.

The 8 new sleeping tents are on the left-hand side of this picture. Our social tent where we hang out and serve dinner is on the right-hand side of this picture.

Eid Mubarak from Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum Sand Dune

Eid Mubarak

Have a lovely day!

Hello everyone,

Sorry for a long time we didn't post. We have been too busy (al-hamdulilah) and then focused on Ramadan.

I'm sure you had plenty of other notifications from other pages and websites to keep you busy! ; D

We are closed today for the holiday and open again tomorrow for our guests.

Insha'Allah see you all soon!

Posted on June 15, 2018 and filed under About Wadi Rum, Practical, Culture.