Frequently Asked Questions

What means sleeping in the desert?
There are several options to spend a night in the desert of Wadi Rum. The traditional way would be sleeping in a Bedouin camp. There are many Bedouin camps in Wadi Rum with different locations. Our ones is about 13 km away from the village at a very nice and safe place very close to the famous Lawrence House. You can find everything about our camp here. Another way to explore the night in the desert would be sleeping in our private cave. It’s a cozy and wind protected place. No building. No noise. Just the desert and you. The perfect ecotourism experience

What should I bring?
We recommend protection for your head and plenty of sunscreen. You will also need a bag or backpack for daytime activities where you store your camera, water, head covering, snacks and perhaps a light sweater or something with long sleeves. We provide all the water you need. Please don’t forget to bring a towel.

What to wear?
Clothes: You can wear almost anything that will let you sit on the ground, ride a camel or scramble into a jeep. We do ask ladies not to wear anything too skimpy when they are in the village (halter necks, short shorts, etc). When you are out in the desert then it doesn’t matter because we are used to just about anything! But please do keep a tee shirt available for the village.
Shoes: Unless you are doing a heavy scrambling program, you do not need boots for the hiking programs. Trainers or good walking shoes, even sneakers are fine. Socks are a good idea, though. Trekking sandals are very good, especially in warm/hot weather. The models with closed toes are best.
Sleeping equipment: We supply mattresses, blankets and pillows. In cold weather we have comforters which keep you nice and warm. There is no real need for you to bring sleeping bags, but some people prefer to use their own. This is up to you. In the winter, we move the fire and supper inside one of the tents and snuggle up with blankets for after supper talk. You should not be cold at night, but in the evenings in the winter you do need sweater and/or jacket.

What can I do with my luggage?
You can bring it out to the camp and store it in your own tent. Some people prefer to sort out what they need into a smaller bag or bags and leave the main luggage in our office in Wadi Rum village where it will be safe. Don’t forget to bring your own towel.

What medical treatment is available in case of accidents or snake bite?
There is a health centre in Wadi Rum where a qualified doctor is always on duty. He can deal with the most usual problems and accidents. If necessary he will send you to Aqaba in an ambulance or a taxi – or even a helicopter if he thinks urgent treatment is needed. There is anti toxin here against snakes and scorpions but the chance to meet one of these nasty creatures is very low.

Can I pay with credit card? Are there ATMs or a bank in Wadi Rum?
Unfortunately we don’t have ATMs or banks in the village and we are not able to take credit cards. Therefore we have to ask for payment in cash. There are ATMs in bigger cities like Aqaba, Wadi Musa (Petra), Madaba and Amman.

Do you have guides speaking different languages?
All of my guides speak fluent English but none of the guides currently working in Wadi Rum speaks more than a few words of any other language. French, German, Italian, Spanish or other speakers have to manage as best they can.

I am a vegetarian.
No problem. We offer a variety of dishes, based on local ones, ample in quantity and well cooked.  In warm weather, lunch is usually a salad dish, supper is always hot. Vegetarian food can be supplied, but please tell us about this or about any allergies before we go to the desert. Breakfast is bread or buns which we can warm on the fire and a choice of cheese, eggs etc.  (whatever we see in the shops that looks good).

How many days to visit Wadi Rum ?
We advise 2 full days and night to enjoy the experiences and views. We provides many tours and accomodation spots in order to adapt to your desires.

Can we start off by an overnight and do the tour the next day?
Yes. The price would be the same as an ordinary tour and overnight but you should be here by 6 pm at the very latest or it will be too late to have supper in the desert.

At what do the tours begin and finish ?
Our guided tours usually start around 9.30am to 4.30 pm. We’ll drop you off to the village before or after the tour.

Where is the meeting point ?
Here is the location of the meeting point. It’s Ahmed’s house in the center of the village. You’ll see a board on the wall. You can park your car safely there.

I want to arrive about midday and do the tour over two days. That’s just 24 hours, right, so it would be charged the same price.

The guides are paid by the day and not by the hour. They would therefore be expecting a payment for two days. This is fair enough since they are blocked for the day in this case and cannot accept another contract. We don’t charge you the full two days, this comes from our pocket but we do charge you extra.

We don’t want to share our tour with other people.
Usually this is possible with a 50 JOD extra. However, the supply of good guides is not unlimited and during the high season to send out too many private tours means that a lot of people could not get a tour at all. There are 8 people max. sharing the tour (jeep capacity).

I am traveling alone.
Our prices are on the basis of a minimum of 2 persons per tour. If you are traveling alone the price for just one person would be higher. Just send us an inquiry and we will see what we can do for you. If possible we would try to put you to another tour to reduce the price per person.

I don’t think that  I can be there by 9.15 am
In that case, unless there is a very good reason for your being late, we reserve the right to charge the Private Tour price. We are accomodating but other people might be waiting for you to start their tour.

What will the weather be like at any time up to six months ahead?
We can give the probabilities: In the winter it will probably be cold and in the summer it will be very hot. For more information you can check the Jordan Met Office site.

What time is sunset/sunrise?
Here we refer you to a website at Time and Date dot com! Here you can enter the year and the month that interests you.

Do you provide transportation ?
We can arrange taxis for you to/from each city and airport of Jordan. We don’t take any commission.

What means sleeping in the desert?
There are several options to spend a night in the desert of Wadi Rum. The traditional way would be sleeping in a Bedouin camp. There are many Bedouin camps in Wadi Rum with different locations. Our ones is about 13 km away from the village at a very nice and safe place very close to the famous Lawrence House. You can find everything about our camp here. Another way to explore the night in the desert would be sleeping in our private cave. It’s a cozy and wind protected place. No building. No noise. Just the desert and you. The perfect ecotourism experience

What should I bring?
We recommend protection for your head and plenty of sunscreen. You will also need a bag or backpack for daytime activities where you store your camera, water, head covering, snacks and perhaps a light sweater or something with long sleeves. We provide all the water you need. Please don’t forget to bring a towel.

What to wear?
Clothes: You can wear almost anything that will let you sit on the ground, ride a camel or scramble into a jeep. We do ask ladies not to wear anything too skimpy when they are in the village (halter necks, short shorts, etc). When you are out in the desert then it doesn’t matter because we are used to just about anything! But please do keep a tee shirt available for the village.
Shoes: Unless you are doing a heavy scrambling program, you do not need boots for the hiking programs. Trainers or good walking shoes, even sneakers are fine. Socks are a good idea, though. Trekking sandals are very good, especially in warm/hot weather. The models with closed toes are best.
Sleeping equipment: We supply mattresses, blankets and pillows. In cold weather we have comforters which keep you nice and warm. There is no real need for you to bring sleeping bags, but some people prefer to use their own. This is up to you. In the winter, we move the fire and supper inside one of the tents and snuggle up with blankets for after supper talk. You should not be cold at night, but in the evenings in the winter you do need sweater and/or jacket.

What can I do with my luggage?
You can bring it out to the camp and store it in your own tent. Some people prefer to sort out what they need into a smaller bag or bags and leave the main luggage in our office in Wadi Rum village where it will be safe. Don’t forget to bring your own towel.

What medical treatment is available in case of accidents or snake bite?
There is a health centre in Wadi Rum where a qualified doctor is always on duty. He can deal with the most usual problems and accidents. If necessary he will send you to Aqaba in an ambulance or a taxi – or even a helicopter if he thinks urgent treatment is needed. There is anti toxin here against snakes and scorpions but the chance to meet one of these nasty creatures is very low.

Can I pay with credit card? Are there ATMs or a bank in Wadi Rum?
Unfortunately we don’t have ATMs or banks in the village and we are not able to take credit cards. Therefore we have to ask for payment in cash. There are ATMs in bigger cities like Aqaba, Wadi Musa (Petra), Madaba and Amman.

Do you have guides speaking different languages?
All of my guides speak fluent English but none of the guides currently working in Wadi Rum speaks more than a few words of any other language. French, German, Italian, Spanish or other speakers have to manage as best they can.

I am a vegetarian.
No problem. We offer a variety of dishes, based on local ones, ample in quantity and well cooked.  In warm weather, lunch is usually a salad dish, supper is always hot. Vegetarian food can be supplied, but please tell us about this or about any allergies before we go to the desert. Breakfast is bread or buns which we can warm on the fire and a choice of cheese, eggs etc.  (whatever we see in the shops that looks good).

Can we start off by an overnight and do the tour the next day?
Yes. The price would be the same as an ordinary tour and overnight but you should be here by 6 pm at the very latest or it will be too late to have supper in the desert.

How many days to visit Wadi Rum ?
We advise 2 full days and night to enjoy the experiences and views. We provides many tours and accomodation spots in order to adapt to your desires.

At what do the tours begin and finish ?
Our guided tours usually start around 9.30am to 4.30 pm. We’ll drop you off to the village before or after the tour.

Where is the meeting point ?
Here is the location of the meeting point. It’s Ahmed’s house in the center of the village. You’ll see a board on the wall. You can park your car safely there.

I want to arrive about midday and do the tour over two days. That’s just 24 hours, right, so it would be charged the same price.

The guides are paid by the day and not by the hour. They would therefore be expecting a payment for two days. This is fair enough since they are blocked for the day in this case and cannot accept another contract. We don’t charge you the full two days, this comes from our pocket but we do charge you extra.

We don’t want to share our tour with other people.
Usually this is possible with a 50 JOD extra. However, the supply of good guides is not unlimited and during the high season to send out too many private tours means that a lot of people could not get a tour at all. There are 8 people max. sharing the tour (jeep capacity).

I am traveling alone.
Our prices are on the basis of a minimum of 2 persons per tour. If you are traveling alone the price for just one person would be higher. Just send us an inquiry and we will see what we can do for you. If possible we would try to put you to another tour to reduce the price per person.

I don’t think that  I can be there by 9.15 am
In that case, unless there is a very good reason for your being late, we reserve the right to charge the Private Tour price. We are accomodating but other people might be waiting for you to start their tour.

What will the weather be like at any time up to six months ahead?
We can give the probabilities: In the winter it will probably be cold and in the summer it will be very hot. For more information you can check the Jordan Met Office site.

What time is sunset/sunrise?
Here we refer you to a website at Time and Date dot com! Here you can enter the year and the month that interests you.

Do you provide transportation ?

We can arrange taxis for you to/from each city and airport of Jordan. We don’t take any commission.

Any question ?

We are ready to help you