I booked one night at this camp several months ago having studied the web carefully. Sadly we did not receive a particularly warm welcome . We took a camel ride and were led by a local boy who spent most of the 4 hours plugged into his music system! The jeep ride was OK but as was the whole stay, terribly expensive. The website is misleading re. costs. There is no mention of having to pay 35 JD extra to take a guide on a camel. The camp was dirty and there was rubbish everywhere. We were not offered a drink on arrival after a day of camel and jeep rides. There was a large crowd of "important" Jordanians having a feast at the camp who seemed to be the camp staff's main priority. Their children were allowed to run riot and scream and shout and ride bikes everywhere and this meant we were unable to appreciate the silence of the desert.They finally left the camp in their enornmous 4 wheel drives at about 2230 hrs! We could not leave the camp soon enough.
Wadi Rum is no doubt a beautiful area , but we felt that the numbers of jeeps and tourists roaring wildly all over the area are endangering it.Plastic bottles and bags are evident everywhere.
Perhaps we were just spoiled after the most magical 6 days trek with Yamaan Safady from Dana Village to Petra?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bedouin Cave Camp offers camel rides, jeep tours, hiking/trekking, combined tours and further excursions in the desert of Wadi Rum, Jordan. Run by Bedouins born and raised in the area, we offer an unparalleled, authentic insight into the awe-inspiring and silent desert. ... more less