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Wadi Rum: Saleh's Safari Camp -- for wadirumtours

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trekking and camel-riding are easy options from the camp
there's 4x4 transport from the camp in Rum village to the camp in the heart of the desert
preparing for a day's safari -- safe adventure for all ages
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Overview
6 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
16 guests
1 night minimum
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First have a look at Saleh's wadirumtours web-site -- you will see why Wadi Rum is one of the most special locations in the world!! Then notice how many 5*-star reviews Saleh has been awarded here on this site. Now you know why you must reorganise your visit to Jordan so you can stay overnight after a memorable day touring in Rum. You're also choosing to make a difference! Not only is this the most cost-effective luxury bed-and-breakfast in Jordan, but it's also pioneering, community-tourism with a wonderful bedouin family! The money you spend goes directly to them. Your accommodation is quite simply a luxury bedouin tent -- a careful blend of the traditional and modern. It's like stepping into a Lawrence of Arabia movie, settling around the camp fire to the passing sounds of camels...First have a look at Saleh's wadirumtours web-site -- you will see why Wadi Rum is one of the most special locations in the world!! Then notice how many 5*-star reviews Saleh has been awarded here on this site. Now you know why you must reorganise your visit to Jordan so you can stay overnight after a memorable day touring in Rum. You're also choosing to make a difference! Not only is this the most cost-effective luxury bed-and-breakfast in Jordan, but it's also pioneering, community-tourism with a wonderful bedouin family! The money you spend goes directly to them. Your accommodation is quite simply a luxury bedouin tent -- a careful blend of the traditional and modern. It's like stepping into a Lawrence of Arabia movie, settling around the camp fire to the passing sounds of camels! and eating fresh from the bar-b-q. Next door, camouflaged into the rocks is a newly-built small shower and WC block, with ceramic tiles, a proper sit-down loo and running water (though please do not use too much). There are three sleeping areas, each with beds and lots of fleece blankets You have a choice. Either one of the small cluster of romantic, bedouin tents in the heart of the Wadi Rum protected area, (9 kms or so from Rum village but still within mobile-phone reach), or there's a more modern camp within Rum village itself, more sheltered and with an open fire, high-speed wifi and extra insulation. In either case, you will have the chance to sample the wonderful food cooked by Saleh's wife Alia -- this is unique in Rum, many of the other camps use imported, non-bedouin cooks; it's not the same! Saleh and Alia are running a family-friendly family business! More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
To enjoy your visit to the full, you should be interested in other cultures and other ways of life. . . with Saleh and his family you won't only be exploring one of the most special, tranquil places on earth but you will experience bedouin culture, hospitality and history. Please don't waste water (though we do have proper showers and bathrooms); move around quietly and respectfully and share your thoughts and responses with Saleh and his family.
Bathrooms
3 Showers
Meet the host
Tudor L
Hosting since November 2009
Languages spoken: English, Dutch
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsSaleh will meet you when you arrive in Rum village, with bedouin tea and hospitality; he'll discuss how you wish to shape your personal, individual visit and will then take you touring or to his luxury small camp in the heart of the Wadi Rum nature reserve. You can leave your bags and your vehicle, if you have one, at his house in the village, before you set out on your adventure. Unlike other guides in Rum, Saleh and his wife Alia provide an authentic bedouin family experience, giving you the chance not just to visit this special place but to share another way of life, in harmony with nature.
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Reviews (310)
Ralph K
Ralph K
1 contribution
Amazing, local experience with Saleh and his family
We booked 'The magic of Wadi Rum Tour' with lunch an dinner and this was a magical experience. Saleh arranged our arrival via taxi from Aqaba and everything went smooth and comfortable. We enjoyed the 4x4 tour, saw all of the nice places theat Wadi Rum can offer. In the evenening the dinner was an exxeptional familary experieence and we would like to thank Saleh for treating us not as tourists, but as a true guest in his home.
Visited March 2023
Written March 16, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Petr Šafarik
Petr Šafarik
Prague, Czech Republic1 contribution
The 3-hour safari tour in Wadi Rum
The three-hour safari trip to Wadi Rum was an unforgettable experience that allowed me to explore the beautiful desert landscape of Jordan in a unique and exciting way. The trip started at Saleh's house where we were warmly welcomed and treated to delicious tea. We were soon picked up by a friendly and knowledgeable guide - Saleh's brother. As we set off on our journey through the desert, I was immediately struck by the breathtaking beauty of the landscape. The towering sandstone cliffs, the red and orange sands, and the vast expanse of desert all evoked true awe. Our guide provided fascinating information about the history and culture of the area as we drove, making the experience both educational and entertaining. One of the highlights of the trip was a stop at Lawrence Spring, a beautiful oasis in the heart of the desert. The cool, clear water was a welcome relief from the hot sun and the rock formations made for a truly picturesque setting. Our guide expertly navigated us through the desert, ensuring that we were able to get up close and personal with the natural wonders of the Wadi Rum. Overall, the three-hour safari tour in Wadi Rum was an incredible experience that I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Jordan. From the breathtaking scenery to the knowledgeable guide, this trip really had it all. I left feeling inspired and grateful for the opportunity to explore such a beautiful and unique part of the world. If you are traveling in Jordan, you should definitely take advantage of Saleh's services. I recommend it.
Visited March 2023
Written March 8, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Marta24892
Marta24892
Riopar, Spain1 contribution
Una experiencia inolvidable
Estuvimos con ellos un día y una noche y fue una experiencia única, que espero volver a repetir en un futuro. Su hijo fue con quien hicimos el tour por el desierto, fue muy simpático, nos llevó a visitar los lugares más bonitos y con mejores vistas. Saleh y su familia fueron muy amables con nosotros, la comida fue estupenda y además pudimos tomar té junto a su mujer en una pequeña cabaña. Si buscan una auténtica experiencia beduina, ellos son la mejor elección, harán que te sientas como en casa.
Visited February 2023
Written March 7, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Meander182993
Meander182993
Amailloux, France2 contributions
Fantastic
We spend, as a family with kids, a day + night with Saleh, wife and son. We wish we had stayed more. They all made our experience unforgettable. Everything was fantastic and focused on our needs/desires. I also spent time with Alia (his wife) preparing dinner and in the women’s tent. It was a great sharing moment and learning experience. If you are looking for something traditional (no massive touristy camp) this is the place you want to book. We totally recommend and we hope we can go back there.
Visited February 2023
Written March 6, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Pedro R
Pedro R
1 contribution
If you choose this camp you will not fail
As it happened to me at the time of deciding which camp to choose I had many doubts, now I can assure you that if you choose this camp you will not go wrong and you will be very happy with the service, the location and the impressive and unique treatment. Thanks
Visited February 2023
Written March 6, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lauren T
Lauren T
2 contributions
Great place for kids!
I stayed in Saleh’s camp for one night with my husband, our two boys ages 4 years old and 10 months old, and my mother-in-law. Saleh, his wife and kids went out of their way to make us feel at home and ensure our visit was family-friendly. We did a camel ride, enjoyed home-cooked meals at the camp, slept in a cozy tent, and went on a short desert tour with a fantastic guide. Saleh went out of his way to customize our experience and ensure my kids would be comfortable, and we really appreciated that. His wife Alia went above and beyond by giving my Mexican mother-in-law a tour of her kitchen, talking to her about how she gets her spices from the mountains, and sharing in their cultural similarities. Although our visit was short, Saleh and his wife quickly made us feel like we were part of their family. We’d love to return when our kids are older and stay a little longer!
Visited February 2023
Written March 5, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sebastian P
Sebastian P
1 contribution
One great day and night in the dessert
Hello, I stayed in Saleh’s camp for one night and one day with a friend. We were picked up in the Wadi Rum visitor center and then went on a 1-day jeep tour through the dessert with Saleh's son. Afterwards we had great dinner at the camp site were we spend the night. You could watch a fantastic nights sky. All the basic necessities like toilets, electricity and showers are there at the camp. All in all we had a great experience.
Visited February 2023
Written March 4, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Natural life in Wadi Rum
Natural life in Wadi Rum
Wadi Rum, Jordan1 contribution
The most beautiful place and family I have see.
It's my best day ever in jordan saleh and his family was so friendly and the food that alia make it was very very delicious 😋 and ur tour guide was moaz the trib it was very good he sho us the places that we visit and explain to us about it and he told us how Bedouin was live in desert and it was so exited I wish that I have time to spend another day I want to say thanks saleh thanks alia thanks moaz I will come bake soon to see all of you love you from Michael 💙💙
Visited March 2023
Written March 4, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lud J
Lud J
1 contribution
Wadi Rum with Saleh's family
We spent one day in the Wadi Rum with Saleh and his wife. Apart from a jeep tour in the desert we had a perfect dinner cooked by Saleh's wife and served at the camp. Everything was well arranged. We recommend.
Visited February 2023
Written February 26, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Edward M
Edward M
2 contributions
Wadi Experience
If you want an excellent Wadi Rum experience we highly recommend Saleh's camp and tours. His prices are clear with no hidden extras. The tour well organized and t9k in a range of landscapes. It was a nice relaxed pace and Saleh's son was an excellent guide who added to the experience. I recommend this tour and stay without hesitation.
Visited February 2023
Written February 21, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Grill
  • Fireplace
  • Internet Access
  • Private Yard
  • Secure Parking
  • Terrace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Hiking Trips
  • Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighborhood
Rum village itself is nothing special. A typical collection of concrete-block houses, each with its own busy back-yard for keeping chickens or goats or camels, or maintaining and repairing aging Toyota Land Cruisers. There are a couple of very local restaurants and supermarkets and an air of constant activity. But the glory of Rum is the location, set in what Lawrence of Arabia called 'this processional way greater than imagination. . .[the walls] in crags like gigantic buildings' -- for more descriptions see our own web-site below. Wadi Rum beyond the village is, to many people, one of the most special places on earth. It is somewhere just to be and to experience and to develop a relationship with nature and human transience that is impossible almost anywhere else. It is a perfect for two kinds of visitors: * independent travellers wanting somewhere different and not expensive to stay for a night or two; * people attracted to the desert and the idea of distancing themselves for a while from the every-day life we have inflicted upon ourselves in the so-called developed world.
Getting around
the best way to get to wadi rum is by rented/private car. you can drive from sea city of Aqaba which is one hour by car, or if you are coming from Amman there is two ways either the high way
Access
Car required
How to get there
from Europe to Aqaba Otherwise you can fly to Amman, the capital of Jordan (daily from Heathrow) and combine Wadi Rum and Aqaba with other top-level locations, including the Dead Sea, the Baptism site, Jerusalem, Petra, Mount Nebo, Jerrash, Makawir (Herod's Castle), etc etc. Or you can travel south immediately for a warm and relaxing holiday in the splendour of Wadi Rum and on the shores of the Red Sea at Aqaba. It is possible to fly internally in Jordan, or to travel by express coach from Amman to Aqaba; and after that to use local taxis (we have a very reliable taxi-driver in Aqaba) which are not expensive. The best way to explore and enjoy Jordan is to hire a car and again we can help with that. Wadi Rum itself is about 40 minutes drive from Aqaba, off the main desert highway that heads north to Amman
Activities nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
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  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Wadi Rum: Saleh's Safari Camp -- for wadirumtours

Wadi Rum: Saleh's Safari Camp -- for wadirumtours is able to accommodate up to 16 guests. See all property details.

Wadi Rum: Saleh's Safari Camp -- for wadirumtours has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Wadi Rum: Saleh's Safari Camp -- for wadirumtours has 6 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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