Authentic Bedouin experience

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1 bedroom

6 beds
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A unique opportunity for an unforgettable experience in a genuine Bedouin camp and to live the Bedouin life. Join us for a while and enjoy the Bedouin cooking, the beauty of the desert and the awesomeness of the night sky !

Jeep tours, camel treks, hikes and rock climbing are also available at request.

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*ALL PRICES INCLUDE MEALS AND TRANSFERS IN WADI RUM*

**If the days that you wish to stay have already been booked by another party, please contact us directly. We will be happy to set up a separate tent for you.

The Wadi Rum desert is a truly awe-inspiring destination. Uniquely shaped mountains rise vertically out of the pink desert sand, separating one dark mass from another in a magnificent desert landscape of strange breathtaking beauty !

The Bedouin people have lived in Wadi Rum and the surrounding area for centuries. The village of Rum has now grown as the only permanent settlement within the protected area, but there are still some Bedouin who still live far out in the desert. They move wherever the grass grows to provide food for their livestock.

I am a Bedouin who grew up in the desert, but I now live in Wadi Rum in order for my children to go to school. My mother is also no longer nomadic and lives in her traditionnal Bedouin tent in the edges of the village. It is in walking distance from some of the most popular sites in Wadi Rum like the Nabatean temple, Lawrence Spring and the great Jabal Rum.

We invite you to spend a night in my personal camp where my family used to live for 40 years. I spent all my childhood in this private desert area, I know every rocks and stories about this place. The respect of the traditional Bedouin way of life and the site's memory made me choose this place to establish my own camp.

The camp is located in the middle of the Wadi rum protected area, where you can enjoy the sunset. The camp is 9 km from the village, from there you can admire breathtaking views of the desert with the changing colors of the mountains lighted by the late afternoon sun. When the night comes, you will see billions of stars shining over your head. We will make a fire, share food and stories. When it's time to sleep, you can choose a tent, or prefer a mattress under the milky way.

This is a unique opportunity not only to sleep in the desert but also to learn about the traditions, culture and daily life of a Bedouin.
Jeep tours, camel treks, hikes and rock climbing are also available at request.

Guest access

Out here in the desert life is fairly simple but at our camp you will still have access to a clean bathroom and toilet and new, clean bed linen as well as clean mattresses, pillows and blankets.

The thing you will really like though is the food, dinner time is sacred here and we invite you to share with us a delicious meal, perhaps cooked in the Zarb (an oven beneath the desert sands!) or even a traditional Bedouin BBQ.

Interaction with guests

Of course throughout your whole stay you will be accompanied by the gentle Bedouins. I'm sure you will find it easy and enjoy the Bedouin life. However, you also have the freedom to explore the area on your own if you desire.


The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 6
Pet Owner: Other pet(s)
Room type: Private room

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Aaron User Profile
August 2017
Eid is a wonderful guide for Wadi Rum. When you book his camp you get way more than lodging; you get every meal, and the best guide in the valley. He was born in the desert and knows everything about it. He and his family are extremely generous and hospitable. He also has a knack for knowing when you want to enjoy the solitude of the sunset. He was right on time for picking me up from the village and has this whole process down to a T. Staying here is a must.

Cameron User Profile
June 2017
I stayed at Eid's place for one night and it was one of the most memorable experiences I've had in jordan. Between Eid's stories and the absolute breath taking night sky it's hard to not want to come back and visit Eid. I also did one of his private tours with him and it went very well. The food he prepared for us was incredible as well. I would definitely recommend Eid to anyone

Mical User Profile
June 2017
We had a great experience of wadi rum with eid and would be back any time !

Sarah User Profile
May 2017
I was Eid's only booked guest the same night he was helping a family wedding. I didn't actually stay at his camp as it turned out to be easier and a better situation for me to join another camp after meeting some other travelers later that night. Eid didn't make it clear that I'd have to hang out at the Bedouin wedding all night... So I was disappointed that I didn't have more time in the desert. Next morning he picked me up and took me on a jeep tour. It covered all the main spots in Wadi Rum, and after I had a nice vegetarian lunch at his home. It was a pretty random experience overall which I made the best of, but it took the magic out of seeing the desert I think. Joining a Bedouin wedding was unique - but difficult when no one can communicate with you. I was dropped off and had to fend for myself. Eid is a nice guy, but I don't think he handled the situation so well. My impression of the area and how the camps are run makes me think a laid back attitude goes a long way.

Yara User Profile
April 2017
The trip exceeded expectations: Eid's brother (Saoud) met us at wadi rum's visitor center and took us on a jeep ride around the desert. We got to see beautiful sights and explore parts of the desert. At night Eid and Saoud cooked us dinner and served us tea as we sat around the camp fire. We enjoyed insightful conversations and learned about bedouin life. We spent the last part of our night stargazing. In the morning Saoud served us breakfast (and more tea!!!) before driving us to the visitor center. Eid and Saoud were very welcoming and truly made our trip an unforgettable one!

Steven User Profile
April 2017
Definitely recommand Eid's place! He and his family are very friendly. Great experience, his place has one of the best views for watching the sunset and the food is traditional and good! We also did a very nice 4-hour 4WD tour. Don't hesitate and book a night here!

Geoff User Profile
April 2017
We went with Eid's family to his house and the Bedouin tent out back, which augments his house. We met his lovely family and children, and experienced the Bedouin hospitality. We chose to take a camel ride through the desert which was excellent. I experienced a medical problem however and wasn't able to finish the camel ride. Eid took me to the doctor, and put me up until I had recovered. I really regret not being able to stay in the desert camp. At that stage we decided to go to Aqaba to recover. I appreciate so much his hospitality and care.

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Eid User Profile

Hello there, my name is Eid Hamdan.

I'm a Bedouin from Wadi Rum and I grew up in a traditional Bedouin tent. My mother is still living a happy and simple life among nature, with animals such as goats, dogs and camels.

My personal camp is located in the sunset area, where you can enjoy an amazing view during the day and the brightness of the stars at night. The campsite is environmentally friendly, located in beautiful natural surroundings, made in a traditional Bedouin way.

I am happy to invite you to explore our Bedouin life and culture as well as to enjoy our traditional food with us.

We offer tours by jeep and by camel as well as hiking and trekking, if you are interested please let us know !

With my best wishes,
Eid Hamdan

Languages: English, Français, العربية
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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