About this listing
i'm bedouin i'm arabic i'm muslim i'm peace i'm love i'm nervous I'm prince, i'm polite i'm honest i'm simple i'm shy I'm difficult I'm smart i'm read eyes silently i'm send silently i'm love silently i'm love desert i'm hate lying i'm human
Will provide you with an authentic and warm experience of my beautiful Bedouin life. My real Bedouin home. It is in a very quiet environment Bedouin village. Accommodation is in a private
room ' Bedouin majlis, guest room. There is a bathroom, shower and both Turkish and European toilets, with hot water next to the rooms. It's a 10 minute drive to the entrance of famous old Petra site. 5 minute walk to old little petra site.
Directions (from Amman): Follow the signs for Petra, and then turn at the sign for Bayda, and follow the main road down.
Location (GPS coordinates): 30°22'53.0"N 35°28'00.0"E
traditional Bedouin heritage home made cuisine upon request. There is only one place and it offers what can only be described as food with charisma. And charm. Bedouin food from the heart. Bold claim? Well, step into Nawwaf Kitchen.Mansaf Maqlouba,barbecue ,Garlic, tahini, lemon, balls of kofte and a citric chicken daal dishes that are other-world in their simplicity. Typical home made breakfast : fresh bread, hummus, cheese,oil olives with zatear, jam, eggs, tea.
Interaction with Guests
a wide range of day trips can be quoted for according to your your personal requirements, wadi Araba jeep desert trip,hours or camel trip all offer little Petra mountain .
this Bedouin village is name is bayda village in little petra old site.
There are local bus in the morning at 7:30 clock on weekdays to the entrance of ancient Petra. Or you can have a taxi from Wadi Musa to Bedouin village in Ammarin little Petra. Or try hitch-hiking, there are local bus.
Other Things to Note
first make yourselfe in your home,
there is a real meaning the life of Bedouin.
hospitality's ,safety ,respectful, honest ,Magnanimity,and dignity.
How we live and survive in the desert, from ancient times to today.
How and what we eat and drink.
How we use herbs as medicine for sickness
How we keep food for a long time.
How we shepherd the camels and goats in the desert and mountains.
How we welcome our guests.
How and what's the law in our culture.
How we protect ourselves, and what's is the Bedouin law, and what's the consequences if anyone commits offense.
Welcome in my real Bedouin heritage home
1.Keep the place clean
(website hidden) careful with the hot/cold water.
Water comes only once in two days.
3.You can use the kitchen if you like.
4.If you need anything, just ask.
a. 15 JD per one person chicken or meat real Bedouin food
b:vegetarian by bedouin way 10JD per one person and Lunch box take away10JD per one person with you to old petra in day time
5.Camel tour in Little Petra for 3 hours riding per one person (send me email for this camel tours.
this to supports Bedouin community bedouin women from the village.
6.Local Moxie Therapy (fire/ herbs) local bedouin women 10JD per one person
7.Henna tattoo by local bedouin women 10 JD per one person
Staying at Nawwaf's is quite an experience! He welcomes you with a great bedouin sense of hospitality (thanks for the tea!) and makes you feel home in a place that is so different from your day-to-day life.
There is just what is necessary for facilities and that's very good this way. My friends and I chose to have a diner prepared by Nawwaf (bedouin rice and chicken-based meal) and it was really good.
He arranged for us a taxi ride so we can move to Petra main site.
Is it a very good place to stay at if you are looking for a different experience (compared to hotels or guest houses) and get to know Nawwaf and his hospitality.
Be informed that Nawwaf's bedouin camp is not directly on Petra site and you need a 10 minutes car raide to reach it though.
Nawwaf was very welcoming, we had great conversations and he taught me about the Bedouin and Islamic culture. I would recommend to anyone who does need hotel level comfort.
this was a perfect place to stay visiting Petra! Away from the touristy area in a comfortable real Bedouin home. Nawwaf was extremely accommodating. We got turned around in our rental car and he was easy to call and help us find his cozy home. We enjoyed the breakfasts and dinner he made us, especially that he made vegetarian food for me and chicken for my boyfriend. His guest room is the largest room we stayed in in all of Jordan. He has a strong pride in his country and we loved talking to him about Jordan and Bedouin culture. He also is a professional tour leader so if you have more time than we did I'd recommend contacting him about desert tours.
Nawwaf is a very kind and social man. It was freezing cold here but de warm bedoin blanket, hot tea and fun conversation kept us warm.
A modest accommodation but Nawaaf makes the effort to improve the conditions as much according to his ability.
Was welcomed with traditional Bedouin tea, pitas and some olives, and Nawaaf gave us a great introduction about the Bedouin tribe.
Shower wasn't working on the day we arrived but Nawaaf ensured it got done by the next day. As the weather was too cold for us to bear, he gave us more blankets, and if we wanted, we could have the portable heater too.
A good experience to understand how modern Bedouin live
We had a great stay at Nawwaf's home! He was so welcoming and kind and made everything comfortable for us. Unfortunately we arrived late in the evening and had to depart early the next morning so we were not able to spend as much time as we would have liked, but Nawwaf was flexible and accommodating with our schedule. Thank you Nawwaf and hope to come back again!
Excellent experience staying with Nawwaf. When I arrived, he offered excellent tea and told wonderful stories. You'll get all the information you can ask for about Petra and Wadi Rum. Enjoy your stay.
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About the Host, Nawwaf نواف الحويطات
so my dear travellers who want to visit this holy land, and want to know about my real bedouin life and heritage,
I am real bedouin born in old cave of old petra, i live in small bedouin village (bayda)of little petra village in jordan., though I do not believe that borders are an important part of our existence, this is the location in which I was born , and also where I spent the majority of my life. in desert and in mountain Shepherd the goat and camel , and from advocate of eco - desertI am used to constantly hot and hard environments, because i'm a bedouin ,there is a real meaning of my real Bedouin life. hospitality's ,safety respectful, honest ,Magnanimity,and dignity. Regardless of your religion or colour or background, I invite all of you, to know about Bedouin culture. You most welcome to exchange the experience between us,in this small life. I am always looking for good company, respectful ,honest smiling people . I am an abundantly happy person, I believe that all parts of life are beneficial, good and bad. I enjoy each new learning experience, and look forward to experiencing some thing new each day, whether it be something typically deemed in significant by most time , or something astonishingly beautiful. The mind is everything for human what you think if we become of advocate of Peace and happiness to all ,so my dear you are , more than welcome to stay with me in my simple bedouin heritage house.