Camel Treks

Join us and experience an amazing Camel trek in Wadi Rum!

 

Camel trek

On our adventurous camel treks we will show you some of Wadi Rum’s best-kept secrets and least-visited sites. Not to mention some of its top attractions the way they’ve been viewed for thousands of years; mounted on a ship of the desert.

While our tours include Nabatean sites, narrow canyons, soaring jabaal, sand dunes and natural rock arches. Furthermore we are also experts at getting you away from the crowds, where all you’ll hear is the silence of the desert.

All of our tours begin around 8:00 am or as soon as you arrive at the Wadi Rum Visitor’s Center. We’ll take you to our family house for tea, and if there’s time before departure we’ll show you to Shalala Spring. Its 20 minute hike away or the Nabatean Temple at the foot of Jebel Rum, just a ten-minute walk from our house.

Before leaving, we will also take a look at the map to discuss our routes. Although well-designed, our routes are completely flexible depending on your own tastes and desires.

 

Included

All tours besides our half-day tour include meals, plenty of water, tea, English-speaking guides and sleeping equipment for overnight trips. 

 

Bring 

Torch, camera, warm clothing in winter, sleeping bag (optional), sunscreen and a good hat. 

 

Notes

Outside of summer months, lunch stops typically last about 1 1/2 hours. Howeer during the long days of summer months, our lunch hours are extended with a short siesta, which lasts a maximum of 2 1/2 hours. Since summer months receive more daylight hours, so we are still able to visit the all the attractions listed in.

For inquiries, exact pricing or any more information, please use our contact form to get in touch. Please include the tour name and the number of intended guests.

 


Camel Trekking Tours

1/2 Day Camel Trek

If you only have a few hours to see Wadi Rum, you can still reach many of its most spectacular viewpoints on this half-day tour. We can can start anytime between 8:00am and about 2pm.

 

Program

  • Camel introduction and basic riding, mount and depart instructions
  • Lawrence’s Spring, a water hole used since Nabatean times
  • Khazali Canyon, climb the siq for Nabatean inscriptions
  • Small Arch, climbing takes only a minute
  • Nabatean Map, 300BC inscription marking caravan routes
  • Back to Wadi Rum Village

 


1 Day Camel Trek

This tour winds through some of the most spectacular canyons and sand dunes within striking distance of Wadi Rum Village, as well as several ancient Nabatean sites. You’ll also enjoy a Bedouin meal in the open desert.

Program

  • 8:00  Camel introduction and basic riding, mount and depart instructions
  • 9:00  Lawrence’s Spring, a water hole used since Nabatean times
  • 10:00  Khazali Canyon, 20-meter siq etched with Nabatean inscriptions
  • 11:00  Small Arch
  • 12:00  Lawrence’s House, ancient caravan stopping point
  • 12:30  Lunch in shady spot
  • 3:30  Anfishiyeh’s Nabatean inscriptions (300BC).
  • 4:30  Wadi Rum’s largest sand dune, 5 minute hike to the top and then a 5 sec descent
  • 5:30  Nabatean Map, 300BC inscription
  • 6:00 Return to Wadi Rum Village

 


1 Day & 1 Night Camel Trek

On this tour, your camels will take you far into the wilderness of the Wadi Rum. You will pass the most stunning natural rock bridges and through picturesque canyons. You’ll also enjoy a Bedouin lunch in the open desert and a hearty dinner in our beautiful desert campsite.

Day 1

  • 8:00  Camel introduction and basic riding, mount and depart instructions
  • 9:00  Lawrence’s Spring, a water hole used since Nabatean times
  • 10:00  Khazali Canyon, hike the siq, etched with Nabatean inscriptions
  • 11:00  Small Arch
  • 11:30  Geber Amra Canyon
  • 12:00  Umm Fruth Rock Bridge, enjoy a 5 minute climb
  • 12:30  Lunch in a shady spot
  • 3:30  Pass narrow canyon for views of Burdah to the east
  • 4:30  Mushroom Rock
  • 5:00  Arrive at camp, time to relax before dinner and sleep in tents or under the stars

Day 2  

7:30-8am Breakfast and jeep back to village OR for an additional 25JD:

  • 8:00  Mount and depart from camp
  • 9:00  Lawrence’s House, ancient caravan stopping point
  • 10:30  Anfishiyeh’s Nabatean inscriptions (300BC).
  • 11:00  Wadi Rum’s largest sand dunes. 5 minute climb, 5 second descent.
  • 12:30  Arrive in Wadi Rum Village

 


2 Days & 1 Night Camel Trek

This camel trek packs Wadi Rum’s top attractions into two days mounted on a camel. From Nabatean inscriptions and narrow canyons to sand dunes and no fewer than three natural rock arches. Don’t leave your camera behind for this one!

 

Day 1

  • 8:00  Introduction to your camels and basic instructions for camel riding. Within about 15min we should be ready to mount and set off
  • 9:00  Lawrence’s Spring, a water hole that has been used since Nabatean times
  • 10:30  Rounding the massive cliffs of Umm Ishrin, we reach Wadi Rum’s largest sand dune. 5min hike to the top and the 5sec descent
  • 11:00 Anfishiyeh’s Nabatean inscriptions (300BC)
  • 12:00  Lunch and siesta near an olive tree beside Umm Nyasa
  • 3:30  Pass through the broad White Valley
  • 4:00  Lawrence’s House, ancient caravan stopping point
  • 4:30  Pass through Arraqa Canyon, enjoying beautiful views
  • 5:00  Reach our beautiful desert camp site. Free to relax or explore the desert on foot. Dinner and relaxing time in our large Bedouin tent. Sleep in private tents or under the stars. All sleeping gear provided.

Day 2

7:30am-8:30  Breakfast and departure.

  • 9:00  Mushroom Stone
  • 10:00  Viewpoint of the spectacular Sharif al-Hudhn Valley
  • 10:30  Burdah Arch, Wadi Rum’s largest rock bridge near the top of Jebel Burdah
  • 12:00  Lunch and siesta in Burdah Canyon with great views to the north
  • 3:00  Umm Fruth Rock Bridge, enjoyable 5 minute climb
  • 4:00  Geber Amra Canyon
  • 4:30  Small Arch
  • 5:30  Khazali Canyon, enter the 20 meter siq etched with Nabatean inscriptions
  • 6:30  Arrive in Wadi Rum Village to end the tour

 


3 Days & 2 Nights Camel Trek

This tour also takes you far from the crowds to the stunning Barra Canyon, one of our absolute favorite spots. You will have the choice between spending the second night in our well-equipped desert camp or in the open desert. You will be a camel expert by the end of this one!

 

cameltreks5Day 1

  • 8:00  Introductions, camel instructions and depart
  • 9:00  Lawrence’s Spring, a water hole that has been used since Nabatean times
  • 10:30  Rounding the massive cliffs of Umm Ishrin we reach Wadi Rum’s largest sand dune, 5 minute hike to the top and a 5 second descent
  • 11:00  Anfishiyeh’s Nabatean inscriptions (300BC)
  • 12:00  Lunch and siesta near an olive tree beside Umm Nyasa
  • 3:30  Pass through the broad White Valley
  • 4:00  Lawrence’s House, ancient caravan stopping point
  • 5:00  Reach our beautiful camp site beneath Jebel Arraqa. Free to relax or explore the desert on foot. Dinner in our large Bedouin tent. Sleep in private tents or under the stars.

Day 2 

7:30-9am  Breakfast and departure.

  • 9:30am Arraqa Canyon view
  • 10am  Views of Al-Mzailgeh Canyon
  • 11am  Pass through the narrow Barra Canyon, one of the most spectacular spots in all of Wadi Rum
  • 12pm  Lunch in the shade at the end of Barra Canyon
  • 3pm  Views of Abu Jdeidah open up to the east
  • 4pm  Cross the white sands between Jebel Muharrag and Jebel Abu Rasf
  • 4:30pm  Sharif al-Hudhn
  • 5pm  Arrive at Mushroom Stone
  • 6pm  Arrive in our beautiful camp site. Dinner, relaxing time and sleeping in private tents or under the stars.

Day 3 

7:30-9am  Breakfast and departure.

  • 10am  Burdah Arch, Wadi Rum’s largest rock bridge near the top of Jebel Burdah
  • 11am  Lunch in Burdah Canyon
  • 3pm  Umm Fruth Rock Bridge, an enjoyable 5 minute climb
  • 4pm  Geber Amra Canyon
  • 4:30pm  Small Arch, climbing takes only a minute
  • 5:30pm  Khazali Canyon, enter the 20 meter siq etched with Nabatean inscriptions
  • 6:30pm  Arrive in Wadi Rum Village to end the tour

 


4 Days & 3 Nights Camel Trek 

This long trek takes you far into the wild south stops at almost all of Wadi Rum’s top attractions, including the stunning Barra Canyon and the base of Jebel Burdah where Rum’s largest rock arch is perched. Weather permitting, you can enjoy your nights under the stars while spending your final night in our lovely campsite.

 

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Day 1

  • 8:00  Introductions, camel instructions and depart
  • 9:00  Lawrence’s Spring, a water hole used since Nabatean times
  • 11:00  Qatar Spring, beneath the spires of Jebel Qatar
  • 11:30  Umm Sabata View
  • 12:00  Umm Al-Samn Arch and lunch in shady spot nearby
  • 4:00  Natural caves only a 30 second scramble
  • 4:30  Wadi Sabet viewpoint
  • 6:00  Camp in desert beneath rock outcropping, dinner and sleep under the stars

Day 2 

7:30-9am  Breakfast and departure.

  • 10:00  Bedouin cisterns carved in the mountains
  • 11:00  Umm Angor Mountain
  • 12:00  Umm Fruth Rock Bridge and lunch nearby in a nice shady spot
  • 3:30  Abu Khashaba Canyon
  • 4:30  Burdah Canyon
  • 5:30  Burdah Rock Bridge
  • 5:30  Camp in desert beneath Burdah Arch, dinner and sleep under the stars

Day 3 

7:30-9pm Breakfast and departure.

  • 10:00  View of Al-Hudhn Valley
  • 11:00  Mushroom Stone
  • 12:00  Lunch beneath Jebel Muharrag
  • 3:30  Abu Jdeidah viewpoint
  • 4:30  Pass through narrow Barra Canyon
  • 5:30  View of Mzeilgeh Valley
  • 6:00  Arrive in our beautiful desert campsite beneath Jebel Arraqa, dinner and sleep in tents or under the stars

Day 4 

7:30-9am Breakfast and departure.

  • 9:30 Lawrence’s House, ancient caravan stopping point
  • 10:30  Anfishiyeh Nabatean Inscriptions
  • 11:00  Wadi Rum’s largest sand dunes just a 5 minute climb and a 5 second descent
  • 11:30  Pass through Umm Rashid Canyon
  • 12:00  Small Arch and lunch in shady spot nearby
  • 3:30:00  Khazali Canyon. Hike the small siq with Nabatean inscriptions
  • 5:00  Arrive in Wadi Rum village and grab a hot shower!

 


5 Days & 4 Nights Camel Trek 

An extension of the 4-day tour, this epic tour adds the vast Wadi Sabet near the Saudi border and Jordan’s highest peak, Umm Adami (1800m). On the return trip we pass through the stunning Barra Canyon and camp at the base of Jebel Burdah. Weather permitting, you can enjoy your nights under the stars while spending your last night in our beautiful Bedouin desert camp.

 

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Day 1

  • 8am  Introductions, camel instructions and depart
  • 9am  Lawrence’s Spring, a water hole used since Nabatean times
  • 11am  Qatar Spring, beneath spires of Jebel Qatar
  • 11:30am  Umm Sabata View
  • 12pm  Umm Al-Samn Arch. Lunch in shady spot nearby
  • 4pm  Natural caves a 30 second scramble
  • 4:30pm  Wadi Sabet viewpoint
  • 6pm  Camp in desert beneath rock outcropping, dinner and sleep under the stars.

Day 2

7:30-9am  Breakfast and departure.

  • 10am  Bedouin cisterns carved in the mountains
  • 11pm  Views of Umm Al-Samn and Jebel Al-Waraga
  • 12:30pm  Lunch in shady spot
  • 3:30pm  Cross Wadi Sabet
  • 5:30pm Arrive at base of Umm Adami, Jordan’s highest point. Setup camp, dinner and sleep under the stars

Day 3

7:30-9am  Breakfast and departure.

  • 10am  Nughra Canyon
  • 11am  Karuba view
  • 11:30am  Umm Angor Mountain
  • 12:30pm  Umm Fruth Rock Bridge and lunch nearby innichady spot
  • 3:30pm  Abu Khashaba Canyon
  • 4:30pm  Burdah Canyon
  • 5:30pm  Burdah Rock Bridge
  • 5:30pm  Camp in desert beneath Burdah Arch, dinner and sleep under the stars

Day 4 

7:30-9amBreakfast and departure.

  • 10am  View of Al-Hudhn Valley
  • 11am  Mushroom Stone
  • 12pm  Lunch beneath Jebel Muharrag
  • 3:30pm  Abu Jdeidah viewpoint
  • 4:30pm  Pass through narrow Barra Canyon
  • 5:30pm  View of Mzeilgeh Valley
  • 6pm  Arrive in our beautiful desert campsite beneath Jebel Arraqa, equipped with bathroom and shower, dinner and sleep in tents or under the stars

Day 5 

7:30-9am Breakfast and departure.

  • 9:30am  Lawrence’s House, ancient caravan stopping point
  • 10:30am  Anfishiyeh Nabatean Inscriptions
  • 11am  Wadi Rum’s largest sand dunes a 5 minute climb and a 5 second descent
  • 11:30am  Pass through Umm Rashid Canyon
  • 12pm  Small Arch. Lunch in shady spot nearby
  • 3:30pm  Khazali Canyon. Hike the small siq with Nabatean inscriptions
  • 5pm  Arrive in Wadi Rum village. Celebrate!