Posts tagged #Wadi Rum Tour

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….

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.

They're Blogging About Bedouin Directions...

Thank you to Guy for his humorous, thoughtful, interesting, well written travel article about his recent visit to Wadi Rum with his motorbike. . .

Read all about about his thoughts and experiences on his blog

Looking for a Exceptional Adventure to end 2017 and begin 2018?

Join us in Wad Rum for an adventure. The Desert Soul Tour is a popular, exciting program for adventurous people and the available shared tour will be a special way to end the year 2017 and begin 2018. Not to mention the new friends you will make along the way. Dates: 30th December 2017 - 2nd January 2018. ONLY FOUR PLACES AVAILABLE.

They're Blogging About Bedouin Directions...

Thank you to Stephanie for her very enthusiastic and kind blog post about her recent visit to Wadi Rum with Bedouin Directions. 

Read all about about her thoughts and experiences on her blog

Wadi Rum for Kids

Wadi Rum is a great place for kids. The desert is like a gigantic playground and will delight children of all ages (probably the adult ones too ; P). Here are some of the features found in Wadi Rum that kids will love... Plus some practical tips on how to prepare for the trip....

Monday Memories of Wadi Rum

Today I invite you to daydream for a few minutes and read about Frances's memories of her first impression of Wadi Rum: 

My eyes were still closed tight, although my ears were open and I could hear the sounds of people not too far away from me, talking. The sounds were foreign, but somehow beautiful, musical, rhythmic. The sound was Arabic being spoken, not harsh at all like you are led to believe....
Posted on August 14, 2017 and filed under Testimonials, About Wadi Rum, Culture, About our Tours.

Bedouin Directions - Bivouac Camping in Wadi Rum

Taken by Claudio Lehmann

Bivouac Camping - sleeping under the stars with Salah at Um Momgour, Wadi rum. Bivouac Camping will be available again after Ramadan. July, August, September and October are all excellent months of the year to try sleeping outside, while the weather is still mild, Insha'allah.

Disclaimer: we don't guarantee music will be played while guests are Bivouac camping. This depends on the guide who goes with you and if he is a musician with a Oud. 

Hot Air Balloon Flights


I have a lot of people who write to me asking about the possibility of taking a Hot Air Balloon trip while staying with Bedouin Directions in Wadi Rum.

In short "yes you can" but we recommend you book with them directly. The Hot Air Balloon company charges 130JD p.p. for the flights. Children under 14 years are 1/2 price (65JD p.child).

There is only one company that runs the Hot Air Balloon trips. To book with them you can call them on one of the numbers listed on their website: Royal Aero Sports Club of Jordan. The pilots name is Khalid. You can contact them for reservations on:

Khalid Shishani

Facebook: Rum Balloon

Mobile and What's up

Once you have booked your flight, the procedure for meeting up with them after a stay at our camp works out as follows:

  • The flights are always very early morning. Meeting time with them is usually at 6am (this varies according to the time of year). The general rule is meeting up takes place about 30 minutes before sunrise. When you are here we confirm the meeting time with them the night before just in case the time differs.

  • You either need to do the trip before meeting us on your first day (you would finish by 8.30am and can then meet us by 9am).

  • OR after staying overnight with us. If you stay overnight with us first then you should be doing the flight on your departure day (i.e if you stay two nights, not on the day between the two nights you are staying with us, but the day you leave).

  • If you stay overnight with us before the flight, when you book with them, you need to inform them on booking that you will stay overnight at a camp inside the protected area. They will then agree to meet you at the Visitor Center. The other meeting point is the Diseh Petrol station, which is further away (they have maps you can consult on their website). They will NOT collect you from my camp, they only collect people from the Diseh camps which are close to the launch pad.

  • You need to be ready to leave my camp at 5am (1 hour before the meeting time). We give you sandwiches to take with you rather than a sit down breakfast.

  • If you have a rental car we take you to the village and you can drive the 5/7KM to the Visitor Center to meet them. We charge 20JD for the early morning transfer from the camp to the village or Visitor Center (if you don’t have a rental car). I need to pay the guide extra to bring you early from the Camp, and this is what I pay him.

  • Flights can be cancelled last minute due to winds etc, so usually we will call the Balloon company the night before the flight to check everything is on schedule and the flight will go ahead. If the flight does not go ahead we would bring you back to the village at the normal time after breakfast, and there is no charge to do that.

I hope this helps to provide some more information for people wanting to book a Hot Air Balloon flight.

Shared tour - Desert Soul - 8th-10th May

Taken by Debbie Cowley

Taken by Debbie Cowley

Join our adventurous 3 day, 2 night shared tour:

We have one solo traveller seeking to share the Desert Soul program from the 8th-10th May. The tour is one of our most popular and includes canyon scrambling, a Jeep tour to the highlights of Wadi Rum, a day of desert floor level hiking, walking up the highest mountain in Jordan, a 2 hour Camel trek and two nights of Bivouac camping.

Do contact Mehedi: if you are interested in sharing and you would like more information.