Wadi Rum Desert Camp
Wadi Rum, Jordan
Wadi Rum Desert Camp is a permanent camp with lovely views of the desert and friendly service. The camp offers Bedouin-style fixed tents or modern globe tents. You can lie back, relax, watch the sunset and experience the desert at night
Please note that we include Wadi Rum Desert Camp as part of wider customized itineraries through Jordan, please speak to our Jordan specialists for a customized quote to Jordan or beyond.
At a Glance
Experience traditional Bedouin hospitality and cuisine
The camp enjoys spectacular views from the front but it is important to note that there is a larger camp close by to the rear
Each tent has a private bathroom and patio with views over the desert
There are either traditional goat-hair tents, or more modern globe-style 'martian' tents to choose from
En route to Wadi Rum Desert Camp, or once you have reached the camp, you will have the chance to visit all the sites of interest within the desert. This includes Lawrence’s springs, Khazali Canyon and the Rock Bridge. There is plenty to see before the most dramatic views of Wadi Rum appear as the sun sinks below the horizon.
The goat-hair tents are en-suite and have fairly modern interiors, although they are still quite basic. The globe-style 'martian' tents have more modern facilities, with en-suite bathrooms, a stove and hot air unit. The camp has its own dining tent with low-rise tables offering a sumptuous BBQ with salads, mezzeh and soft drinks.
Although the camp enjoys fantastic views of the desert from the front, it is important to note that there is a much larger camp very close by. The camps do not share facilities, however it may impact how 'exclusive' your experience feels.
Wadi Rum Desert Camp offers traditional goat-hair tents, although the interior is fairly modern. There are also globe-style 'martian' tents, which have more modern facilities including heating.
Families are welcome but there are no specific facilities on offer. The Family Suite is a great option for those with younger children who want to share a room without compromising on space or privacy.
Meals take place in the large, communal Bedouin tent, where seating can be on the carpeted floor or higher up on cushions. The camp can cater for any particular requests, but meals will generally be traditional Bedouin cuisine, such as 'zarb' or 'mansaf'.
You can venture into the desert landscape by camel, jeep or simply by foot. Wadi Rum is home to stunning mountains of sandstone and granite with narrow canyons and fissures which are particularly beautiful in the morning and at sunset.
Location & Directions
Wadi Rum, Jordan
The Wadi Rum Desert Camp is in the heart of Wadi Rum, easily accessed from the main Wadi Rum road and village. 320 km southwest of Amman, 120km south of Petra and only 60km north of Aqaba.
When to go
For a small country, Jordan has an extraordinary range of climates. The best time to visit climate-wise is in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November), when the daytime temperatures aren't too extreme. April is probably the best month, when temperatures are warm and wildflowers are in bloom. March can be cold and rainy in the north but is balmy by the Gulf of Aqaba and the Dead Sea.