AT HOME IN WADI RUM
PERSONAL TOURS AND DESERT CAMPING
Welcome; I'm Saleh. With my wife and family we offer every kind of guided tour in Rum. Camping, 4x4 safaris, mountain scrambles, bedouin cooking and culture, desert trekking, secret valleys and special places. Ten different tours! Mix and match from each tour to create your own individual experience. Stay in
Saleh's Safari Camp near Jebel Khazali to explore the real Wadi Rum.
23:11 05 Dec 23
Excellent, family run and fair value for money
zeynep merve uygun
21:27 27 Nov 23
It was unique. Each minute of your visit, you can feel that it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. If you want to be in the middle of the desert all alone while watching the endless sky with stars like diamonds, infinite silence of the night and the darkness, and also want to feel safe and comfortable, you should definitely come to this place. Mr.Saleh and his welcoming family led us to have unforgettable memories of Wadi Rum. They even organised a birthday party for us (with a very delicious cake and an Arabic chorus). They are very nice people and their camp is perfectly located, under the shade of a huge mountain which gives you a shelter against the fiercesun. Dear Mr Saleh thank you very much for everything and warmest greetings from Istanbul.
15:11 18 Nov 23
Amazing experience with Saleh, such a great place and nice people. Saleh was so great in assisting with the great guidance, advises on the other locations and his own attitude and love to the place he grew up in is something special! I highly recommend!!
15:03 06 Nov 23
12:11 29 Oct 23
This is the best experience of our stay in Jordan.The day in a private jeep allowed us to discover the wadi rum at our own pace.The evening around an excellent meal prepared by Aliha.As well as a sweet night Far fromAll .Only one regret, not having stayed one more day among them.
20:16 21 Oct 23
Thanks to Saleh and his family we had the most wonderful trip to Wadi Rum. His son took us on a jeep tour in the desert and showed us many beautiful places. In the evening we arrived at the camp where we enjoyed Alia's delicious homemade food, music and great hospitality. We felt like guests at a family evening, it really was a great pleasure getting to know them.If you are looking for an authentic bedouin experience in Wadi Rum, Saleh is the right person to contact.
16:34 13 Oct 23
My stay in the camp run by Saleh, Alia, and their family was a truly enriching experience. They welcomed me warmly into their home and their camp, making me feel incredibly comfortable as a solo female traveller.One highlight of my trip was the memorable 4x4 tour led by Moaaz. He took me to all the must-visit spots in the desert, prepared a delicious vegetarian lunch, and ensured we reached the perfect spot to witness a breath-taking sunset over Wadi Rum. Moaaz even allowed me to take the wheel, which added an exciting touch to the adventure.What made this experience stand out for me was the opportunity to connect with a local family. It was refreshing to share a meal with the women of the family, learn about their culture, and engage in meaningful conversations. It offered a unique perspective that went beyond the typical tourist experience.This camp provided an authentic and welcoming environment to immerse myself in the local culture. I cherished every moment and genuinely look forward to returning. Shukran!
15:45 11 Oct 23
BEST CAMP IN WADI RUM!!! Saleh and his family very welcoming and is very authentic ! Good food, best people, perfect place
16:03 04 Oct 23
Amazing experience with Saleh and his family. They pride themselves on providing an authentic Beduoin experience. No hidden costs and a private jeep tour all to ourselves, plus a camp fire and great home cooking after a big day of exploring. A beautiful family and a very special experience.
18:19 30 Sep 23
AMAZINGThank you to this lovely family who welcomed us, fed us and stayed under the stars in the Wadirum desert. Saleh let us drive into the desert to enjoy various activities. Thank you for this incredible experience!
07:47 18 Sep 23
The best experience in Jordan. The owners are very kind, attentive, real hosts. Sleeping in the desert next to a fire is an amazing experience. The hostess was on top of the task with the food that was too small for us. We felt the true spirit of Bedouin families. We played football with their children on the sand, wonderful and beautiful children. I wish the family much health and happiness.
Farah al hattab
22:48 20 Aug 23
Amazing experience with the tour guides, hospitality, tasty local food.Note: it is a family business ❤️
23:37 18 Aug 23
In September 2022, my wife and I spent two days and nights in Wadi Rum with Saleh’s family. It was an incredible experience, which we highly recommend to anyone, who wishes for some adventure and appreciates a family-like atmosphere. I think we got to know the whole family and they all were very kind and caring. We spent both days doing some hiking together with Saleh’s cousin Hussein (visiting some springs, walking through the desert, climbing up to the rock bridges). The first night, we stayed at Saleh’s camp but the second night, we slept in the wild desert. Saleh and his wife built a small private camp, just for us, out in the middle of Wadi Rum. We had a delicious dinner made over a small fire, experienced a beautiful sunset and a night sky that we’ll always remember. Even though we had a full moon rising quite early, the milky way was spectacular. We can only imagine what it must be like when the conditions are prefect!Getting in touch with Saleh was easy. We first wrote an email and later we talked with him via WhatsApp. We discussed our wishes and put together a plan for the two days of our stay. Later, while we were already traveling in Jordan, he checked back in with us and then we were ready to go. Saleh is an honest man, who sticks to his word. We never received a “booking confirmation”-email or similar for the date or the price. While talking on the phone, he made it clear what the price is (exactly like written on his website). There were no hidden costs and we only payed at the end of our stay.We were always provided with enough water and food so we did not have to worry about that. In our case, staying with Saleh meant getting a private tour through Wadi Rum, since we were the only guests during those two days (Saleh’s camp is small compared to other camps with lots of tourists). When you visit Saleh’s camp, do not expect luxury, but be prepared for a warm welcome and an unforgettable adventure. Bring an open heart and curiosity for this incredible culture and you might find yourself planning your next trip back to this magical desert 😉 Once again, we highly recommend staying with Saleh and his family in Wadi Rum. We are forever grateful for the unforgettable memories we made while staying with them, and hope to be back one day.Bruno and Fanni
09:56 04 Aug 23
We had a great wadi Rum tour with salah son - moiz. Fantastic service. My family thoroughly enjoyed it. We did a 3 hour sunset tour, my fault we arrived late due to a tyre puncture but salah was still accommodating and made it work. He even offered to pick me up from the motorway if I was unable to change the puncture when I called him toTell him I would be late.Loved all of it, highlight was watching sun go down, we stopped off all highlights and had plenty of timeSo photos, we ended with a loverly cooked evening dinner which salah arranged in his camp, prepared by his wife.Would recommend not just with salah but everyone who goes to Jordan is to use whats app, that seems to be the default way of communicating with everyone in Jordan even the car rental company used what app to communicate drop off details
10:10 06 Jul 23
Excellent experience and great people! I highly recommend it!
09:09 29 Jun 23
We are a family of 5 with 3 young kids and recently stayed with Saleh and his family at their camp in Wadi Rum. We were driven around for the whole day by his son Muath, who was extremely patient and very enthusiastic about giving us all the time possible to experience the different locations. They provided us with lunch packs to eat on the go so we can maximize our time in the desert. By sunset, we drove towards the camp and Muath stopped at a perfect stop to watch the sunset. At the camp, we met the rest of the family and had a wonderful home-made dinner that was prepared by his wife. The camp was beautiful and very quiet and the view was gorgeous. Saleh was very enthusiastic to share all the plans he has for the camp and show us around. We were sad to leave the camp and the family that we felt we had become a part of. We hope to go back again to stay with them the nest time we are in Wadi Rum. This is a wonderful place that will leave you very content both visually and emotionally. I urge you to give it a try the next time you are in the area, you won’t be disappointed!
16:47 03 Jun 23
Simply WONDERFUL! While you may come to see the stunning Wadi Rum desert and the spectacular views, you will stay to enjoy getting to know his lovely family. We cannot say enough about what a great experience we had at Saleh’s Safari Camp. We had the pleasure of being the first people to enjoy Saleh’s new suite (it has an in suite bathroom). The accommodations were great, food was delicious. Thank you, Saleh and your family, for sharing your gorgeous part of the world with us. We hope to meet again! Mark and Jennifer Sanders
Leo Viktorov (Leo)
13:16 31 May 23
This is the best experience in Jordan. Comfortable tents, great dinners and breakfasts, a beautiful view of the sunset. The owner, Saleh, is a real Bedouin, speaks excellent English, is very honest and attentive. Thanks a lot! Highly recommend this place.
14:48 30 Apr 23
Unforgettable experience! We were a group of girlfriends travelling in Jordan and our time with Saleh and his family in the Wadi Rum was the most incredible part of our trip. During the day his son drove us around the desert to the best hotspots, and we spent the evenings with Saleh's wife Alia, the most welcoming and generous person you could ever hope to meet, who showed us her Bedouin lifestyle and amazing cooking. The camp is comfortable and otherworldly at the same time. We really loved our time there - thank you Saleh so much !
21:34 13 Mar 23
Great experience as first-time visitors in Wadi Rum. Due to itinerary constraints, we could only fit a 3-hour tour in our schedule, but it was well worth it. Communication prior to the tour via Whatsapp was very smooth and easy, and they did not ask for pre-payment of any form. Saleh sent us a location in the Wadi Rum Village to meet, where we parked our rental car at his house. We were greeted by his family upon arrival, and offered tea and coffee while waiting for him. The vehicle was very nice and in good condition, it was a Toyota pick-up with a bench in the back to enjoy the desert views. The tour was beautiful, Saleh drove us to the main desert sights and provided historical context to understand the Wadi Rum as a place of passage. We particularly enjoyed the Red Sand Dunes, the Khazali Canyon and the Special Canyon hike. We found the bridges to be very touristy and not that worth it. I’d definitely recommend them for a Wadi Rum tour!
18:57 19 Feb 23
Tour of Wadi Rum with Saleh and his family was one of the best experiences we had in Jordan. We opted for the one day tour with sleeping in Saleh's desert camp, which was for a very reasonable price.We spent the whole day driving through the desert, hiking various mountains and dunes, exploring canyons and sandboarding. It was an unforgettable adventure for us.During the day we had lunch in the middle of the desert and delicious dinner in the camp. To add to this experience, we returned to the village on camels the next day, which was another unique experience for us.Thanks to Saleh and his family, we had a great day and would gladly come back any time 🙂
16:05 11 Dec 22
An amazing and authentic experience with Saleh and his family. From the very beginning we felt like part of the family. Incredible home cooked traditional food, a beautiful camp in a quite area of the desert up against the rocks (comfy bed, bathroom and showers), an incredible day long tour with his son in the desert. Saleh also helped us with transportation, put us in touch with contacts of his for other parts of our trip and went out of his way to help us with bus tickets. Outstanding experience!
19:56 14 Oct 22
We have spent in Saleh’s place 2 days and 2 nights. First of all if you want to support the local people and family businesses, this is a place for you. Saleh’s wife prepared for us very tadty breakfasts and dinners. We did the jeep travels with Saleh’s son and brother. Both of them were very professional. We did with Saleh’s son the standard tour in Wadi Rum, he also let me drive the jeep. We succeeded the next day to hike to Jabal Umm ad Dami with Saleh’s brother who is a great guide. He also took us to the non touristic places which were great. He also cooked for us in the middle of the desert. We really recommend Saleh’s place for his kindness, hospitality, openness, and for keeping all the promises we agreed on. If you don’t like very touristic places, who want you just to come and go as soon as possible, and like the authentic places, you should definitely choose his place. If you think about the price, keep in mind that here you don’t pay any extras. It’s a all inclusive option with no extras and hidden costs. You get as much water as you want.
10:19 21 Sep 22
Saleh’s camp is the best experience I had in Jordan! It is a real authentic Bedouin experience. The price we paid was very reasonable for a fully package. We arrived way earlier than expected but Saleh’s family were generous enough to offer us lunch at their home, before going on a safari tour with his son to the best spots in Wadi Rum. Their camp and the night stars were amazing! Great place for families, friends, or couples!! This is really the best experience I had in Jordan.
10:40 27 Jul 22
Saleh and his family took us in like we were their own daughters. More than just a tour, they offered a family experience, all the while seeing the famous sites throughout Wadi Rum, learning some history, enjoying fantastic food, marveling at the brilliant desert night-sky, and riding a camel (an extra expense, but must-do if it's your first time -- there is no better setting).Saleh was very clear and timely in his communication leading up to our visit. I highly recommend him, especially for unaccompanied female travelers.
21:15 11 Jun 22
My husband and I booked a 4x4 tour and stayed in Saleh’s camp. It was one of our best experience in our life the camp is well equipped and comfortable. Saleh’s son Moaz took us on a tour with one of their 4x4 car which we enjoyed very much Moaz is the best tour guide in Wadi Rum he took us all of the nice places what Wadi Rum can offer and told us every story about the local places and the people. After we had a really nice meal cooked by Saleh’s wife and watched the sunset which is the best to look from the benches by the camp. Thank you very much will never forget.
22:02 12 May 22
With Saleh you are not treated as a tourist but as a true guest in his home. We had a chance to see marvellous magic of Wadi Rum with all major spots and the sunset on the desert. Evening and overnight in his desert camp will stay with us as a unforgettable memory. We were travelling as a family with three children and the whole day trip enriched with camel ride was the best time we spent in our trip to Jordan.
18:19 26 Apr 22
Had the best time spending two nights in Saleh’s camp and getting to know him and his family. They treated us like family and took great care of us from the transportation to seeing the best sites. Alia, his wife made delicious food catered to our dietary needs and likes and we had a ton of fun spending a day in the desert with his son, Moaz. We left with memories we will cherish and will definitely want to come back! Can not say enough great things about the experience.
10:30 26 Apr 22
Amazing, local experience with Saleh and his family. You won't be disappointed - this is a fantastic choice for your Wadi Rum adventures. Saleh and his wife, Alia, and their son, Moaz, are warm and welcoming. They treat you like family and give you a real taste of the Bedouin life in the desert. Alia cooks delicious food (vegetarian options available, just let them know in advance). I always had enough to eat, and I'm a big eater. The tea and coffee are also wonderful, especially with the goat's milk!The beds are comfortable and you can even take your bed outside and sleep under the stars - see the incredible night sky filled with stars!The bathrooms are clean and have Western style toilets, and there is warm water. There are also power outlets to charge your electronics.If you have any doubt about which camp to stay in, I am confident you would have a positive experience with Saleh and his family. We loved our experience and keep in touch with Saleh even now.Also, Saleh can arrange tours to Saudi Arabia. We hope to try a trip with him there soon.
09:27 25 Apr 22
Thank you very much, Saleh and Alia, for welcoming us into your camp. You made us feel like family! Thank you for cooking delicious vegetarian meals for the five of us. The camel ride was safe and unforgettable. Your handsome son, Moaz, gave us a great full-day tour of the nearby stunning sites; cooked a meal for our leisurely lunch as we relaxed in the cool shade, and timed it perfectly to close our day with a spectacular sunset experience. We will long remember sleeping outside under the starry, desert sky. Blessings on you and your family.We will treasure our very fond memories of being with you all.
08:58 22 Apr 22
We have spent 4 days / 3 nights in Salach's Wadi Rum camp. Salach and his wife Aliya are an amazing family. They haven't stopped making us feel like home, taking care of all our needs. The girls in our 2 families group had a unique experience while seating with Aliya, learning about various Beduin culture issues regarding the life of the Bedouin womens Salach has organized everything, starting with sending a taxi driver for picking us up from the border, organizing all the day trips in Wadi Rum, jeep tour, hiking, and Camel back ridind, arranging transposition to Petra, and back to Aqaba. All the time with a genuine smile. We really felt like part of the family. Definitely I recommend Salach for your trips to Wadi Rum.
18:46 20 Apr 22
My family group of four had a wonderful experience with Saleh and his family and I highly recommend Saleh’s Safari Camp.I was looking for a local company that I could book with direct (not through a booking site or an agent). Saleh’s website accurately describes the tours and stays he offers and the prices - there is nothing hidden.We opted to take a camel ride out into the desert before being picked up by a family member for a memorable ride in the back of a pick up truck. The driver took us to all the best places (along with tourists with other operators) and then let us get on with it. In other words we had the best balance of a guide and freedom.The camp is perfect: basic, but comfortable and clean. Saleh’s wife cooked us a delicious meal and breakfast the next day. There were just two other family groups staying and the atmosphere was quiet and relaxed.We took our children aged 14 and 13 and this is perfect for adventurous teenagers.
22:30 30 Mar 22
900ambarr Doha, QatarAn unforgettable experience in wadirum with an unconditional hospitality from MR SALEH AND FAMILY..Although the booking had been done by my friend , but can't stop myself to share the experience with Mr Saleh and his family. A flawless communication from the middle of the night ensuring all the corners of customer expectations have been taken care off. Starting from a homely welcome with traditional food, followed by a supersonic drive through the rocky desert of wadirum, a thrilling over night stay in freezing temperatures in Bedwin Camp with all possible comfort. Lastly a self driven see off till the exit after an appetizing breakfast.What more one should expect in the middle of the desert, it will be unfair if I don't mention his family involvement to make our 24 hours stay as memorable as possible. A continuous effort from his wife Inspite of the language barrier to ensure all our requirements are fulfilled on time, specially a home made delicious dinner with some local music made the evening even more memorable..I would highly recommend to contact Mr Saleh and his family for an astonishing experience of Wadi RumAmbar Ray and family
11:38 20 Feb 22
It's genuinely hard to express how good our trip to Wadi Rum with Saleh and his family was.We arrived late and were welcomed with tea and smiles at Saleh's House in Wadi Rum village before being taken to the camp for a delicious meal cooked by his lovely wife Alia - her cooking is worth a trip in itself!Guiding during our trip was done by a combination of Saleh, his eldest son Moaaz and his brother Atiyek, all were outstanding - thoughtful, knowledgeable, friendly and perhaps most importantly, fun to spend time with!The trip was carefully tailored to our needs. Knowing that I had a particular interest in wildlife they were all careful to point out any plants or animals of interest and took us to some of the less visited areas of Wadi Rum where the wildlife is more abundant. Atiyek in particular has an excellent knowledge of the flora and fauna of the area and it was fascinating to spend a day with him.Overall our trip ended up feeling more like visiting friends than tourism and we were truly welcomed into Saleh's home and way of life. If you want to experience Wadi Rum in a way that makes you feel a part of it then I would absolutely reccomend Saleh and Wadi Rum Safari Tours.
16:04 19 Feb 22
Saleh was really welcoming and friendly. Nothing was rushed, he took his time to take us to the best spots. Ride was very bumpy and shaky in the jeep, but I believe that is to be expected on the Wadi Rum desert terrain. Got some excellent photos Great experience, great value for money too!
11:09 27 Nov 21
You must must must come visit Saleh and his family! A real Bedouin experience with spiced tea, delicious home cooked meals and guided tours deep into the beautiful Wadi Rum protected area. All included in one very reasonable price.This is a ONCE IN A LIFETIME opportunity to stay with an incredible family with stories, songs and amazing local meals.Call to make reservations now.
06:45 03 Nov 21
We thoroughly enjoyed our jeep tour with Wadi Rum Tours. Saleh was friendly, accommodating and shared a wealth of knowledge on Wadi Rum. He even helped us out with taking some amazing photos ?Wadi Rum Tours offer private tours for groups at a very reasonable price. This suited us perfectly as it meant we could set off at a time that aligned with our packed schedule, and move at our own pace.It was also a pleasure meeting Saleh’s family. They were all incredibly warm and friendly, and you could tell they were just excited for us to share in their culture. We look forward to returning and visiting Saleh’s and the family again (hopefully soon!)
18:32 12 Oct 21
What a wonderful place! Stayed several nights here; Saleh and his family are great hosts, wonderful food, the tours were both relaxing and spectacular. This camp has no neighbors close by, and is very very quiet. The stars are bright at night. Staying here is like visiting family.
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Two of Saleh's recent visitors,a photographer and a film-maker, recorded their impressions.Many thanks to luzmartin.com and Pablo
a family business
We're bedouin, born here in Rum, members of the proud Huwaitat tribe, descendants of the Nabateans who built Petra and helped to give the Arab world its freedom more than 100 years ago.
no risks but lots of adventure
We offer adventure tourism for all ages. We welcome children!! And their grandparents too! As well as women travellers. Also independent tourists.
Saadeq is the Arabic word for honest. It's important to us that you leave here loving Rum as much as we do, having had a totally authentic experience. The prices on this site are what you'll pay; there are no hidden extras.
cheapest for families and couples
We believe we offer the best value in Rum for families and for couples. Our tour charges are the same for one person or a couple or a family!
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WADI RUM BEDOUIN CAMP & TOURS
I'm Saleh. With my wife and family we offer every kind of guided tour in Wadi Rum. Camping, 4x4 safaris, mountain scrambles, bedouin cooking and culture, desert trekking, secret valleys and special places .
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