Camel Trekking is one of the best ways to experience the beauty of Wadi Rum. From a one-day trip to a 2 week desert excursion, we can design the perfect adventure for you! The best time of year for camel trekking is March to the end of May and from September to February.
The camel is one of the most friendly and useful animals that lives in the desert. They can live for one month without drinking any water; they can carry heavy loads; and they eat a variety of plants in the desert. Before the 1980's the camel was the only means of transportation for Bedouins in Wadi Rum. Camels were used for both local travel and for trading trips to Saudi Arabia.
All camels in Wadi Rum are one-humped Arabian Camels; but there are three different kinds. First are the Milking Camels, which live primarily around Rum village in small herds and are used for milk and breeding. Second are the Racing Camels, used for sporting events in the desert. These camels are the most prized among the Bedouin, and are generally from a long lineage of champion racing camels. They are carefully bred with others of their quality to ensure their offspring will inherit champion characteristics. Finally, there are Working Camels. This kind of camel has superb physical condition and strength, and was used in the past to carry Bedouins and their belongings across the desert. Today these camels still have the same job, but carry visitors (and their luggage) around Wadi Rum desert.
If you are interested in extending or shortening your visit in specific areas, we will be happy to accommodate your needs – just contact us!
During our camel trekking trips, you have the opportunity to learn how to lead a caravan of camels through the desert -- but our helpful guides will always be on hand to assist you.
This tour is for people who can’t stay a long time with us but who want enjoy a quiet way to visit The Wadi Rum desert.
After you are situated, you will be introduced to your guide and camels. Your guide will show you how to mount your camel and how to comfortably ride it through the desert. Our first stop will be at…
Upon arrival in the Wadi Rum Village you will be introduced to your guide and camels. Your guide will show you how to mount your camel and how to comfortably ride it through the desert. Our first stop will be at Lawrence Spring, from where we continue to Wadi Rum Ishrin to see the...
Lawrence’s Road to Aqaba is the desert road from Wadi Rum to Aqaba and
has a length of 65km. This road was familiar to the Bedouin people because they
used it to travel to the city of Aqaba in order to buy goods. They also
travelled to sell goats, camels and items that they had produced such as
cheese, milk and carpets, to the people who lived in the city. Their only means
of transport was by…
Our adventure begins
in Wadi Rum village. After a brief introduction on how to ride your camel we
will visit the Wadi Rum Ishrin sand dunes, and the Anfasheih rock paintings.
Here we will stop for lunch. After lunch, we will go through Wadi Rum Ishrin to
Burrah Canyon. Here we will camp out under the stars
camel caravan will start from Rum village, were we will ride to the Seven
Pillars of Wisdom, one of Wadi Rum’s most famous sites. From here we will move
onto Wadi Rum Ishrin, where we will stop for a picnic lunch and sweet Bedouin
tea. After lunch, we will continue through Wadi Rum Ishrin to view the
beautiful red and white sand dunes. We will camp for the evening in…
Prices for Camel Trekking:
1 - 3 people: 70 JD per person per day
4+ people: 55 JD per person per day
Note: All prices include guides; meals, tea, coffee and drinking water; all necessary sleeping and cooking equipment; and a jeep to carry all equipment. Visit our practical information page to learn about what to bring, how to pay and special group offers.