We are dedicated to traveler for over 40 years providing hospitality services to Wadi Rum Village. We prepare for you a F.A.Q. guideline in order to give you answers for the majority of living worries in Wadi Rum Village. Furthermore, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us or visit the Official Jordan Board for Tourism.
First of all you don’t bare in mind that you need comfortable clothing that allows you to sit on the ground, ride a camel, go hiking, climbing, or scramble into a jeep etc. Remember that clothing is the best sun protection .Bring good walking shoes/trekking sandals with socks. Also please keep on your backpack a shirt available for the village after a day out on an activity program . For your shoes selection , only if you are doing a heavy scrambling program, or hiking programs, you will need boots . Sneakers or walking are fine. Socks are a good idea, though. Furthermore, trekking sandals are very good, especially in warm/hot weather.
Additionally you need in winter days ( 15th October – 15th March ):
Additionally you need in summer days ( 15th March – 15th October ):
Note: Payment can be made by cash in Euros, USD and Jordanian Dinars, although we prefer Jordanian dinars.
The Camp is located in the middle of the desert so grid power is not available .We suggest charging your batteries for phones, cameras and other devices before arriving in Wadi Rum or bring an extra battery bank with you
We have solar water heaters so taking your bath is not a problem in our camp. We have western and eastern women and men toilets too. Furthermore during your stay we provide a towel set for your vacation in Desert Melody.
During your stay in our Inn, you will have two meals, The dinner and the Brekfast, that are not charged About the Lunch is upon request. You will have Bedouin Tea with Water. For Breakfast we usually have a menu including Zattar (Bread dipped in olive oil then dipped into a herb mixture), very good for your digestion. We also serve assorted jams, eggs and cheese etc. The dinner meal is sacred in our culture and is sure to be your favourite part of the day, we will prepare for you a traditional Bedouin dish. For instance , you can taste The Zarb, the traditional Bedouin meal cooked in something like an oven under the sand or Magloub (my personal favourite), a traditional dish compromised of rice, potatoes, aubergine and chicken all cooked together and Mansaff, another traditional dish of chicken and rice cooked with yogurt.
Note: Please inform us before your staying, about your food allergies.
We offer a variety of dishes, based on local ones, ample in quantity and well cooked. In warm weather, lunch is usually a salad dish, supper is always hot. Vegetarian food can be supplied, but please tell us about this or about any allergies before we go to the desert. Breakfast is bread or buns which we can warm on the fire and a choice of other goods.
The entrance ticket fee is 5JD per person and for children under 12 enter is for free. It can be purchased at the visitor centre. You will be given a ticket and a map of Wadi Rum Protected Area . Visitors entering in 4WD rental cars will be asked to pay an additional 25JD, however non-4WD vehicles enter for free. Furthermore, if you have the Jordan Pass ticket you do not have to pay the entrance fee.
Our guides are all locals and have lived their whole life in the desert. They are truly professionals with the nature and know how to deal with different situations. Besides the work, they still spend most of their spare time in the desert and know the land until the borders of Saudi Arabia. They also have years of experience as tour guides so you’ll be in safe hands with us. Many women are worried about travelling alone in Wadi Rum or Jordan in general, especially when it comes to booking a camp or tour with strangers. We’ve hosted loners, couples, families and also many female travelers, both groups of women and also solo female travelers. We can always try to add you to some group with other women if you wish.
If you are in Desert Melody’s Team you will be sure that you and your family are under a full protection ,with guides that share the same notion understanding children and arrange tours so that suit them. Children adore the sand experience for playing . Children love the desert, whether it be playing in the dunes, mucking around in the camp or being spoiled by the staff.
There are many buses going to Aqaba or Petra. You can take the JETT buses or the Trust buses.We also can arrange a taxi for you, which will cost 25JD from Aqaba or 35JD from the border or the Ferry Port. This is a service that we provide at no additional charge for your convenience.
There is a daily bus which arrives between 8am and 8:30am in the village of Wadi Rum, which costs 7 JD per person. Your accomodation in Petra can give you more information on how to catch this bus. We also can arrange a taxi for you which will cost you 40 JD and can take a maximum of 4 passengers
Since you are coming by car, here is how we will meet you. At the Visitor Center, please call us or ask the employee of the reception to call us at +962 7 7926 5439 .Then you can drive the remaining 5 km to Rum village, or a team member will meet you at the Guest House and will bring you to our office, and then we are ready to start your tour.
Wadi Rum, Jordan