Wadi Rum FAQ
FAQ: Wadi Rum FAQ
(1) What to wear in Wadi Rum & what clothes should I bring ?
(2) What To Bring ?
(3) What can I do with my luggage?
(4) Do you have guides speaking different languages?
All of my guides speak fluent English but none of the guides currently working in Wadi Rum speaks more than a few words of any other language. French, German, Italian, Spanish or other speakers have to manage as best they can.
(5)What can I do with my luggage?
You can bring it out to the camp and store it in your own tent. Some people prefer to sort out what they need into a smaller bag or bags and leave the main luggage in our office in Wadi Rum village where it will be safe. Don't forget to bring your own towel.
This can always be brought out to the camp for you, but many people prefer to sort out what they will need into a smaller bag or bags and leave the main luggage in my office where it will be perfectly safe. If you choose this solution, please do the sorting out before you arrive here!
(6) I am a vegetarian ...
No problem. We offer a variety of dishes, based on local ones, ample in quantity and well cooked. In warm weather, lunch is usually a salad dish, supper is always hot. Vegetarian food can be supplied, but please tell us about this or about any allergies before we go to the desert. Breakfast is bread or buns which we can warm on the fire and a choice of cheese, eggs etc. (whatever we see in the shops that looks good).
(7) Is there a hot shower and toilet?
We have solar water heaters so it is warmer in the the middle of the day with the sun, at other times it will be warm and then at night cooler. We have western and eastern women and men toilets. In winter , it might the hot shower be limited , but we will do our best ...
(8) How much is the entrance ticket fee to Wadi Rum?
The entrance ticket fee is 5JD per person. It can be purchased at the visitor centre. You will be given a ticket and a map of Wadi Rum Protected Area.
(9) Is Wadi Rum suitable for children?
Yes, we make sure your children are safe and have lots of fun.
Yes, particularly if you are with us & our guides, they understand children and will organize your tour so that it suits them. they also have a sand-board for surfing the dunes!! It's reassuring to know that mobile phones still work at the camp deep inside Wadi Rum. Have a look at the comments, several come from people whose children found Rum memorable.
(10) Can we start off by an overnight and do the tour the next day?
Yes, certainly. The price would be the same as an ordinary tour and overnight, but you should be here by 6pm (18.00) at the very latest, or it will be too late to have supper in the desert.
(11) What is the camp like?
Please see the page on "Our campsite"
(12) Useful Links
(13) Food: What will I be eating?
Breakfast is usually: Zattar (Bread dipped in olive oil then dipped into a herb mixture), very good for your digestion! See if you can guess which herb it is?….We also serve assorted jams, eggs and cheese etc.
Lunch: We serve: Bread, hummus, salad, labaneh (greek yogurt), tuna, fooul (boiled fava beans with spices), eggs, and various hot dishes. For example eggs with tomatoes. Every lunch is a little bit different and always full of flavour.
Dinner: The nighttime meal is sacred in our culture and is sure to be your favourite part of the day, we will prepare for you a traditional Bedouin dish.
For example: The Zarb, the traditional Bedouin meal cooked in something like an oven under the sand.
Bedouin Barbecue cooked in the fire with rice and vegetables.
Magloub (my personal favourite), a traditional dish compromised of rice, potatoes, aubergine and chicken all cooked together.
Mansaff, another traditional dish of chicken and rice cooked with yogurt.
With advance notice we can do our best to cater for special diets.
Please note that you can bring your favorite food and if you have any food that with restrictions ...etc
(14) : Wadi Rum climate guide / Weather :
(15) Wadi Rum tips & information by The JTB : Jordan Tourism Board
(16) Women travelling alone
Many women are worried about travelling alone in Wadi Rum or Jordan in general, especially when it comes to booking a camp or tour with strangers. We’ve hosted loners, couples, families and also many female travellers, both groups of women and also solo female travellers. We can always try to add you to some group with other women if you wish. There is also a Finnish girl working for this camp, so you could request her to join you. If she has time, she’d be more than glad to do so – especially when she finds out that there might be some western women to chat with. Remember that in any place you travel, you can always ask whether there are going to be some other women besides you.
(17) Is it safe?
Our guides are all locals and have lived all of their lives in the desert. They truly are professionals with the nature and know how to deal with different situations. Besides the work, they still spend most of their spare time in the desert and know the land until the borders of Saudi Arabia. They also have years of experience as tour guides so you’ll be in safe hands with us.