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 my mother's cooking as well as learning about us!
Jeep tours and Camel Treks also available at request.
*ALL PRICES INCLUDE MEALS AND TRANSFERS*
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 no longer nomadic also and lives in her tent about 8 kilometers away under the desert stars. Her tent has four separate spaces as well as a kitchen, toilet and animal pen. It is in walking distance from one of the most popular sites in Wadi Rum, Lawrence Spring under the shadow of the great Jabal Rum.
We invite you to spend a night with her, listening to her stories and drinking tea around the fire and watching the sunset. She enjoys hearing about other countries and learning different languages. You will share a hearty traditional meal with her before viewing the starry sky. The room in her tent can sleep a family of 6. With many clean mattresses, blankets and pillows you will be very comfortable and warm. Once you awake and enjoy breakfast you can go see the goats or perhaps she will teach you the old Bedouin game of Sije.
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.
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.
Of course throughout your whole stay you will be accompanied by the gentle Bedouins. If not me personally then by my Mother and the rest of my family. I'm sure you will find it easy and enjoy the Bedouin life.
Though I didn't spend too much time with Eid, he and his family were great hosts. He was able to arrange all tours and taxis for me from the start, and provide information about the buses. If you are staying at his family's camp, be up for an adventure. This is a really authentic Bedouin experience - no running water, drinking lots of tea, eating without utensils, learning arabic - I am happy to have spent a night in his camp to experience this.
Great communication. Helped us find a driver for a desert tour. Wonderful cultural experience. Loved meeting his family. Dinner was delicious!
We spent a wonderful night in Eid's mother's tent in Wadi Rum. The location is great and we enjoyed a fantastic sunset and moonrise. The camp is very basic but everything needed for a spectacular experience in the desert is provided. The food was delicious and Eid and his family very welcoming and friendly. Definitely to be recommended!
My cousin and I very much enjoyed our stay in Eids mothers tent. You won't get it more authentic than this!
Although, spoiled as we are, we did crave for a chair, a toilet and a shower.
Eid had arranged a jeeptour for us with his nephew Sultan. This was really fun. He showed us all the must see places, helped us through the canyon and up the rocks and was very nice company. The next day Eid arranged us a hiking tour with another nephew called Hamdan, who also spent the night at his grandmothers. He entertained us with loads of stories en helped out a lot with interpreting between us and his other relatives. I think we were very lucky to have both these guys as our guides.
Eid has a lovely family. His mother is a chatty woman, his children are adorable and his wives are incredibly good cooks!
Definitely recommended if you are able to really go back to basic.
Spend the last night of 2014 with the family of Eid was a wonderful experience, both my partner and I felt like in a tale. Watch nightfall share a tea around the fire, no campings, Bedouin real life. He organized a trip with camels for the next day. Wadi Rum is amazing, but with Eid as host is still better.
Eid was really a great host, he arranged everything that was needed, told our taxi driver where to bring us and had his nephew pick us up. We stayed at his mother's tent which was an original bedouin tent, that she had built herself. We were warmly welcomed and told to feel like we were home. Eid's wife prepared a delicious meal for us (which I unfortunately couldn't taste because I was ill from too much sun) and we had a great evening sitting around the fire place with Eid's family. He even arranged a camel riding tour for us for the next day and a taxi in the evening that took us to Aqaba. Eid was a great host and the whole experience was much better than we could have ever expected. In short it was an adventure and we regret that we only stayed for one night!
Hello there, my name is Eid Hamdan I'm a Bedouin from Wadi Rum and I live in a traditional Bedouin tent where my mother has lived her whole life and where I grew up too. We have animals such as goats, dogs and camels at our camp and we live a happy, simple life among nature.
I am happy to invite you to explore our Bedouin life and culture as well as to enjoy our traditional foods 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,