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Rum Valley Camp - Day Tours

Wadi Rum, Jordan
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Rum Valley Camp - Day Tours
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SurgicalStike wrote a review Nov 2015
London, United Kingdom42 contributions36 helpful votes
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Eid - is the main man in charge and he was my guide. He is a wonderful and treated me like a brother - He knows the desert like the back of his hand - very entertaining - speaks good english and is utterly reliable. He is the real thing - bedouin to the core and loves his culture and is proud of his people. Rum valley camp is used by all of film makers who come here - e.g. THE MARTIAN. Red Planet and Even the fantastic arthouse movie called Theeb - amazing btw was fined here - and starred his own son. He plays it down but has met many many famous people who come for the ultimate outdoor experience. Unfortunately my stay was very short but this place is so amazing - its the most beautiful and like no other place on earth- I will definitely come back. Don't listen to anybody whining - these guys are great and good value for money. It is rare to find a place and genuine people like this - grasp the chance with both hands while you can before it goes forever. It is one of the last truly unspoilt places on the planet. Just go and enjoy the ride - car, camel or on foot - its definitely worth it.
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Date of experience: November 2015
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lyn791 wrote a review Jul 2011
Darien, Illinois26 contributions9 helpful votes
Recently returned from a mother/daughter trip to Jordan. We booked a Wadi Rum desert tour & overnight camp stay with Rum Star tours. Communication from Ahmed at Rum Star assured us we would be with an experienced guide. We were sent out alone in the desert with a 21 yr. old non english-speaking Bedouin guide. An odd, possibly disrespectful situation for two women traveling alone. We made the best of rolling along in his 4-wheel all-terrain vehicle. There wasn't another vehicle in sight for miles and miles. We occasionally got deeply stuck in sand but our young driver deftly worked his gear shifts. After a 3-hr. lunch break (much too long to sit on a mat on the ground) we got back in the vehicle. Within a mile of leaving the lunch area, our guide was lost which is something you don't want to do in a vast desert with no other sign of life. It was extremely unsettling! Our guide eventually found his way but it required a driving skill I've never seen in my life. He actually asked us to leave the vehicle out of concern for our safety while he drove almost straight down on rocks. Watching him drive down the rocks was a nail biter. I truly thought this was the end of him and us. Thankfully, he made it, we survived and continued the tour. Wadi Rum is magnificent but the stress wasn't worth it. Having other people with you in the tour and an experienced guide who speaks your language would've made all the difference.
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Date of experience: May 2011
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