Camel rides

Camel rides in Wadi Rum: an experience to feel like a Bedouin

If you want to travel to the Jordanian desert not only to admire its natural beauty but also to feel like another Bedouin, then there is a perfect activity for you: a camel ride through Wadi Rum. On this page we tell you what this unique experience consists of, which is also a very sustainable way to discover this natural reserve protected by Unesco.

What are camel rides in Wadi Rum

Camel rides in Wadi Rum They are, in fact, camel rides, the animal traditionally used by Bedouin nomads in the desert, although most of them have already switched to the more comfortable and modern 4×4 jeeps. In any case, climbing on the back of this animal is the most sustainable and ecological way to explore this natural space, and in some cases the most appropriate, since it allows the traveler to reach corners where the 4×4 can not always access.

The duration of a camel ride in Wadi Rum It depends on the route to be made. In some cases, the tour can last as little as an hour and simply tour the surroundings of the Bedouin camp in which the traveler is staying. But in other cases, the walk is conceived as an adequate tool to visit the most representative places of the park, covering a full day (up to 8 hours or more, in some cases).

In this way, the ride in these camelids will not only be an experience in itself, but a means to discover the secrets of this famous desert: its petroglyphs engraved by the ancient Nabataeans, the ‘oases’ of vegetation that arise in its coolest areas, the iconic places related to T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), etc.

The speed reached by a dromedary is, logically, lower than that of a 4×4 vehicle. Therefore, it has a handicap: the traveler will not have so much time to stop to photograph the places he crosses. However, the pace of the walk will allow you to enjoy it as you move forward and get into the skin of the nomads who for centuries and millennia have traveled these places in their caravan routes.

Where these tours are carried out

Wadi Rum dromedary rides depart from the heart of this nature reserve, usually from one of the Bedouin camps located inland, especially the village of Wadi Rum Village.

The places that are part of the route depend on the duration of it. Some of the most outstanding are Ain Abu Aineh (Lawrence Spring), the Red Sand Dune, some of its rock bridges or the Khazali canyon. If the schedule allows, the journey can also take you to high places of special interest to watch the sunset.

What this activity includes and more details

Camel rides in Wadi Rum They can include different services, depending on the type of reservation. Usually, all include a bottle of water to cool off along the way, but if you are looking for a more complete and Bedouin experience, you can hire a nomadic style lunch or dinner, to taste outdoors and in the middle of the desert.

In addition, this activity can be associated with others that are also carried out in this nature reserve, such as
stargazing, overnight
stays in the desert or spirituality sessions.

If you want more information about our camel rides in Wadi Rum, contact Jordania Exclusiva now and we will tell you how to integrate this service into your travel program, so you do not have to worry about anything else when you arrive at your destination.



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