1Welcome; 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!

rum by 4x4 Two of Saleh's recent visitors,a photographer and a film-maker, recorded their impressions.
Many thanks to 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 nearly 100 year 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.

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!

your Wadi Rum
Look around this site, tell us what you want and we'll design the perfect visit for you; we can even organise a camel race! . Book a tour now or customise it any way you want.

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luxury bedouin camping
Saleh has two luxury camps with modern showers and WC facilities; one is
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About us

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You can contact Saleh in Rum village, where he's well known; his mother's house is less than 100 metres from the rest house.
Saleh's mobile (though he's often uncontactable, deep in Wadi Rum): 0795 445 966 (or from Europe 00 962 795 445 966).
Saleh's email (which is also copied to us in Holland): This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
and his personal email is  < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Saleh Musa Sweilheen is a bedouin from the Huwaitat tribe, descendants of the Nabateans who built Petra. He's lived in Wadi Rum all his life and his parents before him. His grandmother's brother, Selim, who died in the village in 2009, is believed to have been over 100 years old.  Saleh has been guiding visitors around Rum for nearly 20 years.
Saleh's wife is Alia, they have four children, Hajjar, Mu'ad, Omar and Mohamad.
His brother is Atiyek, a mechanic, bedouin climber and tracker.
His mother, who lives with them, is Khadra, who looks after the family's goats and camels.
We have known Saleh and his family since the late 1990s, having come to Jordan ourselves a few years earlier. He is a good friend and the two families are very close. We have helped each other in important ways over the years. This web-site is our latest joint venture.
My name is Tudor Lomas, I'm a former BBC journalist, now based in Holland and Jordan; my partner is Brenda, a specialist in youth news broadcasting. We know what Saleh has to offer to visitors and we have worked with him to construct a range of tours that provide unforgettable experiences of Rum for everyone except the hardened, technical climber. Saleh is the perfect guide for families, for those who care about history and environment, for those with more time to experience everything Rum has to offer and for those who want an individual tour.
Saleh and his family want everyone who comes to Rum with them to love the place as much as they do. Therefore we welcome constructive feedback, however critical, as long as it is intended to be helpful and to improve what we're doing.
You can contact us by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (the emails are copied to us) and we will make sure you get a full reply; we can also give you phone numbers in Holland and Jordan if you want to discuss things with us personally. We also have our own holiday apartments in other special locations in Jordan, including on the Red Sea in Aqaba and at the Dead Sea.
If you want to write to us directly then PO Box 850191, Amman 11185, Jordan will reach us; but it may be a few weeks before we are able to reply.
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