AT HOME IN WADI RUM
PERSONAL TOURS AND DESERT CAMPING
 
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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.
 
rum by 4x4
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

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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
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We offer adventure tourism for all ages. We welcome children!! And their grandparents too! As well as women travellers. Also independent tourists.
 
Saadeq
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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
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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
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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.
 
petra, wadi rum and aqaba
aqaba-redsea-holiday
Aqaba on the Red Sea is the perfect base for exploring Southern Jordan. Stay in your own luxury apartment, with private roof and balcony, 50 metres from the beach and overlooking the Tala Bay marina; diving, snorkeling, sailing, surfing, cruising.
 
luxury bedouin camping
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Saleh has two camps with modern showers and WC facilities; besides Saleh's Safari Camp deep in the desert, he has one in Rum village itself. So if you're just looking for simple overnight accommodation we can provide that too; just let us know!
About us
 
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): [email protected]
and his personal email is < [email protected] >
 
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, like me a former journalist but now designing and making a range of local jewellery www.rockingjewellery.com. 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 emailing Saleh (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.
Prices List
SALEH'S SAFARI CAMP for WADI RUM TOURS -- price list
(1 JD, Jordanian dinar, equals US$1.4125; approx €1.25 euro ) (/1/1/2019)
 
This is what you pay. There are no hidden extras. Our tour costs are the same for one person, a couple or a family; the differences below relate only to meals
(wadirumtours.com)
FAMILY FRIENDLY PRICES --T O T A L C O S T I N J Ds
 
1 person
Couple
Family*
Three hour4x4 tour
65
65
65
full day tour, (inc lunch)
95
105
110
full day tour, (inc lunch, sunset, dinner)
(available only in winter, with early sunset)
110
120
130
one day and one night (inc lunch, dinner, camping and breakfast)
135
150
165**
two days and one night (inc meals etc)
225
245
270
one day and two nights (inc meals)
185
215
245
two days and two nights (inc meals)
255
285
315
each additional days touring
75
75
75
each additional day's camping (inc breakfast)
35
45
50
each additional lunch/dinner
5/10
10/20
15/30
* a family is two adults and up to three children (aged under 15 and over three)
** for the "Behind the Veil" tour only, the family rate applies to three or four women
All our tour prices above include the cost of water, bedouin tea and Arabic bread.
NB the above costs do not include the 5JD per adult entry fee into the Wadi Rum protected area; this is towards the costs of conservation -- please pay this on arrival, at the Visitors' Centre.
SPECIAL GROUP CAMPING TOURS
(minimum group size -- 5 people)
Saleh continues to extend and modernise his mother's bedouin camp, at the heart of the protected
area of Wadi Rum, near Jebel Khazali.It has modern bathroom facilities (but please use the water carefully).He now has solar power and water heating.Most people who stay are families but he's happy to take other groups.The maximum on any night is four groups or families (20 people or so) in the nine tents.So it's always small and friendly; not mass tourism at all!
GROUP RATE:40 JDs per person for a full tour, including lunch, dinner, camping and
breakfast-- and an itinerary for the group!! plus 5 JDs per adult for entrance to Wadi Rum
Extras
Camels (one or two hours per person)
30
55 
80+
(Saleh does not run longer camel tours but he can organise tours with his cousins)
Bedouin climbing guide (per day or part of)
60
60 
60
(Saleh does not do high-level, technical climbing but he can recommend others who do)
Support for independent travelers and trekkers (per 24 hours)
65
75
85
this includes transporting luggage, overnight camping, dinner and breakfast ... contact us for details
after Wadi Rum
 
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beyond Wadi Rum
Discover hidden Jordan . . . besides 'the golden triangle' of Wadi Rum, Petra and Aqaba, there are Roman, early Christian and Islamic remains, the ancient Kings Highway, Wadi Dana, the Dead Sea, Ajloun and the Azraq Oasis; we can provide guides, drivers, hotels and car hire .... click here