I wasn't sure what to expect of this evening, but it turned out to be one of the highlights of our holiday. The Rock Camp is in the desert, and faces west (all the better for watching the sun go down). We drove down a rutted track, making us think we were in the middle of nowhere. The camp site is comprised of tents surrounding the camp-fire area. There weren't many guests when we were there, and the few of us who wanted to, sat round the fire-pit, drinking wine and watching the sun slowly set behind the distant mountains. One of the staff played Arabic music on what I think was called an oud and it was beautifully atmospheric as the sun went down, and then we all got up and danced as the stars came out. The food was delicious - the bread was cooked by Fatima over a hot stone, and the main course, which was lamb, was cooked in a hole in the ground, and removed with great ceremony. I'd recommend this trip to anybody who is thinking of it, it was a truly memorable evening.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A visit to the long lost hidden mythical city of Petra is a must for all travelers but if you’re a yearning adventurer & an explorer, searching for a unique and authentic Bedouin experience to perfectly complement your quest with a personal insight into their way of life… that’s what The Rock camp-Petra has to offer… Memorable moments & unforgettable experiences to make your journey through our land truly exceptional.Set in a lovely serene setting in Beidha area; 14 km north of the ancient city of Petra, The Rock camp has captured the beauty & comfort of lodging in hand-made Bedouin tents or in regular luxury tents all beautifully furnished in a colourful Bedouin rustic touch featuring comfortable beds with sheets, pillows & blankets. Enjoy the Bedouin hospitality while dining under lamp-lit, hand woven tents. Watch the Bedouins dig out the traditional Zarb; a succulent meal slow cooked for hours in an underground sealed fire pit. Share in authentic Shraak bread baking & relax around the campfire under the starlit skies. Ladies as well as men can dress up as Bedouins & be decorated with Kohl eyeliner & be adorned with temporary Henna tattooing applied for beauty as well as luck, for “Where there is Henna there is joy“. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Rock Camp - Petra Jordan/Petra - Wadi Musa