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.
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!
Look no further for the authentic Bedouin experience. Eid's family was very hospitable and welcoming, and Eid made it a point to have a chat every night before bed even though he was busy.
It is unforgettable experience living under the mountains and stars and would recommend to anyone wanting to experience life in a real Bedouin camp.
Our stay with Eid his mom was just great! We stayed for 2 nights with his mother and the last night we arranged via Eid to sleep in the desert. His mother was a great host! Even though language was sometimes a slight problem (we don’t speak Arabic, she very little English) with the help of his nieces, pointing and sign language we always arrived at the point that both of us understood the other.
During our stay with his mother nieces (age +/- 16) of Eid also stayed there. Chatting with them over a wonderful and delicious meal or during one of the (everlasting) tea times really enhanced our stay in Wadi Rum! We really enjoyed their company. We felt that everyone of the family was really interested in us and our home in the Netherlands were we were mightily intrigued by their dreams, future plans and the Bedouin life in the desert and desert villages. Photo’s of our own family, friends and home proved to be a great way to open a conversation.
Via Eid we also arranged to go for a full day camel ride, a full day of hiking and to visit the last few highlights of Wadi Rum by 4x4. The last night, after a full day hike, Eid arranged for us to sleep in the desert. Diner, mattresses and bags were brought to our stop and together with our hiking guide of that day and our 4x4 guide of the next day we had a wonderful night in the middle of nowhere. A really great way to experience the desert!
Staying with Eid’s his mum is a complete different experience that the “normal” tourist camps in Wadi Rum. Do not expect any luxury that you will find in most of the tourist camps. Expect to live with a true Bedouin women in here tent, and if you are lucky, like we did, with some of the other family members. No running water or private bathrooms or even private rooms for that matter (since it is just one tent) but truly lovely people who are genuinely interested in you and really want to make your trip a great success! Not to forget great cooks as well (and that on a wood fire!)
Due to the great care of Eid and his family our trip to Wadi Rum is one of the most memorable experience of our complete trip to Jordan!
Short version: Go there. You'll love it.
Long version: It was an unforgettable experience. We were looking for a more authentic experience than just another camp in the desert built just for tourists, and we were not disappointed. We stayed with Eid's family, spent time and shared food with them, learned how to make Beduin coffee, and spent the most peaceful nights ever under a perfectly clear desert sky! Our guide Shteewe (?) took us on a great camel trip, explaining things along the way and even cooking lunch for us. We felt that we were really welcome, and had the privilege to experience real Beduin life firsthand.
We loved it!
We had a great time at Eid's camp! He was a wonderful host, very open -hearted and hospitable. We stayed with Eid's mum and his sister and it was an unforgettable experience! Eid showed us his house, his family, sent us on an amazing jeep trip and invited us for tea everywhere! I highly recommend you to stay with Eid, if you are looking for an authentical place to get to know the bedouine way of living. Whenever I will get the opportunity to come back, I will do it for sure!
Incredible experience. Within an hour notice, Eid organized a two day camel back desert trip with a Bedouin guide. at night, sleeping under the stars. Then stayed at his mother's camp, welcome by his children and wives with a sincerity that warms the heart.
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,