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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!
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
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.
Meet the host
Hosting since November 2009
Languages spoken: English, Dutch
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guests: Saleh 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.
Un'esperienza fantastica, in un paesaggio unico e con delle persone eccezionali e simpatiche. La ripeterei ancora chiedendo di farmi affrontare avventure diverse.
Visited November 2023
Written November 24, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you Saleh!
Our stay at Saleh's camp was great, thanks to him, his sweet, welcoming family and his adventurous brother Atiq. Everything was clean and well organized and Saleh's family was always respectful of spaces and timing.
The second day, Atiq guided us in a hike through the rocky mountains of the wadi rum and it was an unforgettable experience.
Thank you so much, Saleh, for your kindness and for making us feel at home.
Highly recommended facilities and experience.
Visited November 2023
Written November 13, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helsinki, Finland1 contribution
Authentic Cultural Experience in Wadi Rum
My stay in the camp run by Saleh, Alia, and their family was a truly enriching experience. They welcomed me warmly into their home and their camp, making me feel incredibly comfortable as a solo female traveller.
One highlight of my trip was the memorable 4x4 tour led by Moaaz. He took me to all the must-visit spots in the desert, prepared a delicious vegetarian lunch, and ensured we reached the perfect spot to witness a breath-taking sunset over Wadi Rum. Moaaz even allowed me to take the wheel, which added an exciting touch to the adventure.
What made this experience stand out for me was the opportunity to connect with a local family. It was refreshing to share a meal with the women of the family, learn about their culture, and engage in meaningful conversations. It offered a unique perspective that went beyond the typical tourist experience.
This camp provided an authentic and welcoming environment to immerse myself in the local culture. I cherished every moment and genuinely look forward to returning. Shukran!
Visited October 2023
Written October 13, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nuit belle nuit
Merci à cette jolie famille qui nous ont accueilli, nourrit et loge a la belle étoile dans le désert de wadirum. Saleh nous a laissé conduire dans le désert afin de profiter de diverses activité. Merci pour cette incroyable expérience !
Visited September 2023
Written September 30, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
We stayed a night here. Very hospitable food from the hosts. We had tents, but some of us wanted to sleep in the desert. 10/10 recommended to try it as well. The wife and their two children danced with my girlfriend in the evening and gave her some desert flowers as a gift.
Visited September 2023
Written September 18, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Everything from the moment we stepped in and approched this camp till the day we left was extraordinary. This family welcomed us with smile, delicious food and the best beduin tea. The camp is clean, the position in the desert is perfect. I had that feeling that I am not a guest in some accommodation but that I am staying with relatives in the cosy family ambient. If you truly want to experience how these people live and how desert Wadi Rum breathes this is the perfect place for you.
Visited September 2023
Written September 17, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trip to Wadi Rum
Exzellent Trip, excellent host, excellent experience. Saleh organisiert evetything and be very helpful
Visited September 2023
Written September 9, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sunset Tour Wadi Rum
We had a great wadi Rum tour with salah son - moiz. Fantastic service. My family thoroughly enjoyed it. We did a 3 hour sunset tour, my fault we arrived late due to a tyre puncture but salah was still accommodating and made it work. He even offered to pick me up from the motorway if I was unable to change the puncture when I called him to
Tell him I would be late.
Loved all of it, highlight was watching sun go down, we stopped off all highlights and had plenty of time
So photos, we ended with a loverly cooked evening dinner which salah arranged in his camp, prepared by his wife.
Would recommend not just with salah but everyone who goes to Jordan is to use whats app, that seems to be the default way of communicating with everyone in Jordan even the car rental company used what app to communicate drop off details.
Visited August 2023
Written August 4, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Un tour memorabile
Premessa sono una viaggiatrice indipendente ma Said ha reso questi due giorni i più belli della vacanza.
La guida Atiq è fantastica oltre ad essere simpatico è un uomo del posto conosce ogni angolo di W Rum ed è per questo che oltre ad averci portato nei luoghi che rendono famoso questo posto avevo chiesto espressamente di poter uscire dal giro classico e poter visitare zone meno battute e lui ha esaudito il mio desiderio.
Il campo tenda è pulito idem per camera e bagno,anche se in comune Ania la moglie di Said si vede che ci tiene a tenerlo pulito.
Non voglio rovinare la sorpresa di questa esperienza ma vi assicuro che io e la mia famiglia non ci siamo mai annoiati in questi 2 giorni abbiamo respirato la loro quotidianità le loro usanze la cucina,fra l'altro buonissima, i rimedi e le strategie per poter vivere in questo paesaggio lunare .Atiq ha trovato mille modi di fare divertire i miei figli e questo ha fatto sì che non dimenticheranno questa esperienza.
I prezzi sono chiari nulla va dato in più compresa acqua a volontà.
Le foto parlano da sole.
Visited June 2023
Written July 13, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Best meeting in the desert
We have met Saleh and his family in Rum village after a jeep tour. Saleh was a kind and welcoming host. Actively helpfull not only with camping but also offered help with transfer to other locations.
Visited July 2023
Written July 8, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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.
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
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
Horse riding facilities
Things to know
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
It's worth having a look at Saleh's own web-site (wadirumtours dot com) before you book -- he gives details there of tours as well as accommodation.
Most people just stay for one or two nights. That's fine (and the price even includes breakfast!)
Contact us to reserve your dates; pay in advance here for the first night and then pay for additional nights, any extra meals and any tours of Wadi Rum when you arrive.
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