02.07.2024
2 min.

Imagine yourself surrounded by towering sandstone cliffs, the last rays of the sun painting the desert landscape in vibrant colors. As darkness descends, a blanket of stars unfolds above you, a celestial spectacle unmatched by any city view. This is the magic of Wadi Rum, a desert wonderland in southern Jordan, where camping under the stars offers an unforgettable experience. 

Beyond the Scenery: A Journey Through Time 

Wadi Rum, also known as the Valley of the Moon, boasts a dramatic landscape sculpted by wind and time. Towering jebels (mountains) rise from the sandy plains, their weathered facades whispering tales of ancient civilizations. Here, you can walk in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia (filmed here in 1962!), explore petroglyphs carved by nomadic tribes, and discover natural wonders like Khazali Canyon and Um Fruth Arch. 

Embracing the Bedouin Tradition 

Spend your days exploring the vastness of Wadi Rum with local Bedouin guides, the desert’s true guardians. They’ll not only navigate the terrain but also share their deep knowledge of the land and its history. In the evenings, gather around a crackling campfire, sipping Bedouin tea and listening to captivating stories passed down through generations. 

A Night Under a Million Stars 

Wadi Rum caters to all camping styles. Your Bedouin hosts will set up a comfortable camp, drawing inspiration from their heritage. Choose from cozy tents with warm bedding for a traditional experience, or explore the variety of camps offered in the region, ranging from basic setups to luxurious options. With minimal light pollution, Wadi Rum transforms into a stargazer’s paradise. Millions of twinkling stars carpet the night sky, offering a view unlike any you’ve ever witnessed. Imagine identifying constellations, spotting shooting stars, and feeling a sense of awe at the universe’s vastness. This starry spectacle might even remind you of scenes from movies like Prometheus (2012) or The Martian (2015) filmed right here in Wadi Rum! 

A Return to Simplicity 

Camping in Wadi Rum is a chance to disconnect from the constant buzz of everyday life. Reconnect with nature, experience the peacefulness of the desert, and appreciate the simple joys – a delicious Bedouin meal cooked over an open fire, the warmth of a campfire on a cool desert night, and the serenity of waking up to a breathtaking sunrise. 

Planning Your Wadi Rum Adventure 

Several tour operators offer camping experiences in Wadi Rum, catering to different budgets and preferences. Choose from one-night adventures to multi-day excursions, with options for jeep tours, camel rides, and hiking expeditions. Remember to pack warm clothes for chilly desert nights, comfortable shoes for exploring, and a sense of adventure! 

Wadi Rum promises an experience that goes beyond stunning scenery. It’s a journey through time, a celebration of Bedouin culture, and a chance to reconnect with the magic of the night sky. So, pack your bags, embrace the spirit of adventure, and get ready to be captivated by the wonders of Wadi Rum.  

 

Silvia P
Silvia P
2023-09-10
Fantastic tour with an Italian speaking guide We received an excellent service and support from zamantours. Our Italian-speaking guide, Abdullah, was outstanding: he gave us precise and comprehensive information about places and culture, he was highly flexible in the program and tireless in his work. He has been a reference for us throughout our trip. Also Yusef, the driver, was kind and flexible. All the personnel were always punctual and professional.
Paula S
Paula S
2023-07-27
Amazing experience It was a wonderful experience. Petra is an awesome place, breathless sunset at the Wadi Run desert, there are many archeological sites and significant religious places of the Bible.Floating on the Dead Sea was just incredible. Thanks to Ahmed, our tour guide, he's really professional and kind, with a great sense of humor and Samir, excelent and safety driver, both of them are the best advicers in Jordan.
Alberto D
Alberto D
2023-07-01
Best experience in Jordan We enjoyed one week touring Amman, Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea. The sites were extraordinary, the guide Fadl very competent and the driver Samir very kind. Hotels were first class, people always very friendly. Food very appreciated.
Maclain N
Maclain N
2023-06-13
Skip the Petra by Night experience. Don’t be tricked into doing Petra by night. We saw it last night on 6/12/23 The production value is horrible and the show is really short. Basically by the time you hike down the show is over within 30 min and it is not lit well. The city of Petra is amazing by day and the donkey ride to the monastery was the an incredible experience but I would NOT recommend the night experience.
Deepan P
Deepan P
2023-06-04
1-week trip to Jordan Excellent organization, accomodation, and meals. Our driver Hisham is very knowledgeable, great communication and attitude that made our trip memorable. Hisham is a very safe driver, took us often on interesting side routes, and made extra effort to show as much of Jordan as he could in the time we had. He is punctual, and checked on our accomodations and visits. Hisham cares deeply about Jordan and his guests
John Moorcraft
John Moorcraft
2023-04-18
Family Holiday with 5yr old expertly delivered. We booked our holiday for our five year old through Zaman and couldn’t have been happier. Everything around booking was painless and easy. All airport procedures were a breeze and they fast track you through immigration. We were out of the airport with all luggage within 15mins of landing! Our driver, Sayall, was outstanding with my daughter and ensured she was the focal point of the whole trip. First class. I would strongly recommend the Hilton in the Dead Sea if you have young children. Very friendly and great swimming pool. The Labdmark Hotel in Amman also good for kids and 100pct do the children’s museum. Our kid loved camel riding in Wadi Rum and found Petra fascinating (she climbed up to the high place of sacrifice). She enjoyed snorkelling as well. I’d caution against the Intercontinental in Aqaba. The policies there on swimming pool access work against 5-10yr olds. I’d look elsewhere there given the pricing structure. Overall, if you want to go to Jordan (and you should) and you want to travel with young children then Zaman will have you sorted. Top agency and it really worked for us.
fabrizio g
fabrizio g
2023-04-06
Grazie Sam! Grazie Mohammad Saleem ci hai guidato attraverso la Giordania con professionalità competenza simpatia sempre molto attento alle nostre esigenze. Lo abbiamo molto apprezzato
Cheri R
Cheri R
2023-03-05
Terrific value, tremendous fun Samanta of ZamanTours, whom we accessed through KimKim, was honestly fantastic. She planned our itinerary around our dates and requests, got us luxury hotels and meals, and best of all--arranged for driver/guide Hamdi Das. We were able to contact her anytime and she was immediately responsive (we made an error and she was able to help us rectify it--cheerfully!). All communications were clear and easy--fantastic Hamdi accompanied us to every entrance (even hotels) and made sure there was never a problem. We had 6 terrific days in Jordan, and are so completely happy. On our flight home, we talked with others who had used a luxury tour group and our experiences were hugely better --at half their price! We highly recommend Samanta at Zaman Tours and Hamdi, guide/driver-extraodinaire.
Carmelo L
Carmelo L
2023-03-05
Amazing tour of Jordan Dear Zamantours, We would thank you for the quality of the service provided us during our travel in Jordan. We were very happy for the assistance we got at the Airport and especially for the professional driver Mr. J. Al Z. who has safely and kindly driven us for the entire week across Jordan A special thanks for our tourist guide Mr.M. Al-S. that made an excellent job explaining us a lot of things about Jordan History and beeing available for each of our need. Thank a lot for your great work Kind regards Carmelo & Fiorella
Peter Tass
Peter Tass
2023-02-23
Petra once in a lifetime tour Zayed was extremely helpful. Beautiful waiter. He attended to us all the time. And the cocktails were very well priced.