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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.

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.

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.

Tips to Stay Safe When Hiking independently in Wadi Rum

Bedouin Directions Camp is a wonderful place to base yourself to spend some time and just enjoy being in nature. The experience of exploring the desert alone is quite different to the experience when you explore with a guide or by Jeep.

We welcome people who want to join us for a longer stay to "Hang Out" at the camp to do some independent walking.

If you do join us to explore independently here are some tips on how to stay safe:

What is the difference between the "Bedouin Camp" and Bivouac Camping?

I sometimes get asked by people what is the difference between the two accommodation options we offer: Our "Bedouin Camp" and Bivouac Camping...

In this post I aim to simplify and make clear the key points that will help you differentiate, compare and decide which option is best for you:

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.

Monday Memories of Wadi Rum

Today I would like to invite you to take a few minutes out from your work day to daydream, and read about Pat & Larry Ernst's memories of Wadi Rum:

Our journey through Jordan from Amman to Aqaba  included a 1 day 1 night guide though Wadi Rum with Bedouin Directions. Eid was our guide for the day. There were many things about our desert experience that I remember: lunch prepared in the desert, watching my husband climb the rocks up to the arch, trekking thru the narrow pass, gathering for dinner at camp with everyone sharing stories. I do wish we could have spent more time at Wadi Rum and perhaps one day we will be able to journey back.   

 

If I were to share just one moment of that trek it would be watching the evening sun set and the moon rise over the red desert. One cannot always plan the "perfect" moment but, it was as if everything was in alignment that night. Even tho the temp was cooling off, it was a magical, I could photograph the sun and the moon at the same exact time. And remind myself that I was in the desert in Jordan far far from home. Things like that are priceless, unplanned and totally spontaneous. 

 Taken by Pat Ernst

Taken by Pat Ernst

Monday Memories of Wadi Rum

Thank you to all the people that have already responded to my post yesterday and written to my e-mail address with your memories of Wadi Rum... keep them coming... Insha'Allah.

Today I would like to invite you to take a few minutes out from your work day to daydream, and read about Katie Al-Akras's memories of Wadi Rum 

ATTENTION: Calling our past guests - share your memories of Wadi Rum

To all our wonderful past guests, who chose us to be their guides in Wadi Rum. As a part of our new blog we would like to do a weekly post every Monday featuring a memory that a past guest has shared with us about their visit to Wadi Rum...

Submissions should be sent to wadirum.mehedi@gmail.com

Posted on July 30, 2017 and filed under About Wadi Rum, About our Tours.

Bedouin Directions earns TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017

Bedouin Directions is happy to announce that we have been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2017. This is the seventh year of the award and the seventh year we have been awarded.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all our generous, kind guests who take the time to write such positive reviews about our tours and camp. Without your words we could not earn this award and the "right" people, who are looking for what we offer, would find it harder to find us.

Insha'Allah we hope to continue to run our business in a way which people are happy with.

See you in Wadi Rum soon, Insha'Allah!

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. 

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: wadirum.mehedi@gmail.com if you are interested in sharing and you would like more information.

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