Contacted Mehedi for a two day two night stay in Wadi Rum which we wanted to customize to include a mix of the standard sights and as much hiking/non-technical climbing (rakabat canyon, um ad dani, jebel haash) as we could fit. he was very accomodating in helping us come up with an itinerary that fit our needs and communication was always prompt, professional and very precise.
we had to make last minute changes when we arrived due to several days of rain and cold temperatures and it was no problem to just adapt as we saw fit with the help of our guide Saleh. Saleh immediately made us feel like we fit right in as we met some of his family and took the time to see more of what the bedouin life was like as we had to spend a good amount of time inside due to the rain, cold and even snow (?). but we never felt like we missed out on anything as pretty soon the whole trip was like spending time joking around with a new friend. didn't get a chance to sleep outside but spent two great nights in the main camp, one chatting with fellow visitors over great food and tea, and the second with the whole camp to ourselves, getting to know more about our guide and Mehedi. once the weather improved a bit, we got outside and got to see some great sights that were fun mini-adventures to get to.
amazing experience from start to finish. would not hesitate to recommend them to others. definitely could find enough to do to keep even the most active travelers busy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy some dinner, the stars and the night in the desert. This Bedouin camp is in the white desert in a unique and beautiful location, secluded and away from any other tourist camps well within the protected area of Wadi Rum. We have simple desert bathrooms which have showers and toilets (Arab & Western). We have a comfortable main tent with a fire for sitting and relaxing in. Guests sleep in Bedouin tents which are supplied with mattresses and plenty of blankets. Guests also have the option of sleeping outside under the stars, in the camp or we can take you to a special camping spot in the wilderness area, away from the camp. ... more less