Info & Transport
Wadi Rum Village
1001 Nights Camp
What you should bring to Wadi Rum all year round
Headlamp or flashlight which is useful when walking in the desert at night
Your own sleeping bag, just in case you want to use your own. We provide blankets for every guest
A pair of hiking shoes or sturdy hiking sandals in summer
December – March
- A warm jacket for the nights which can be quite chilly in winter
A scarf (you can also buy it everywhere in Jordan for a few JDs)
A pair of gloves
A warm trouser
Light and loose clothing, preferably made from cotton or silk
Atm & Payment
There is unfortunately no ATM in Wadi Rum village. Since all payments are requested to be done in cash, we advise you to bring enough cash with you to pay for all your expenses like the camp, activities and any other expenses you might have. The next ATM is in Disi, which is a village outside the protected area or on the King’s highway. Both options are at least 30 minutes away from Rum village.
Map & GPS
Offline Map of Wadi Rum
Many people like to download an offline map of their vacation destination to their smartphone. While Google maps often is a good choice for many destinations, this is not the case for Wadi Rum because it is lacking detail. We recommend you to use the OsmAnd map instead, which is very detailed compared to Google maps and you can equally use it as offline map on your smartphone. It features the names of many rocks/mountains in Wadi Rum as also many camps, points of interest, tourist attractions, etc. It even allows you to record your itinerary for easy track back just in case you get lost in Wadi Rum. To download the free OsmAnd map click here.
Below you can see maps of Wadi Rum in low and high magnification from Google and from OsmAnd in comparison. Both maps will show more detail when you zoom more in but there is clearly far more detail on the OsmAnd map compared to Google maps.
How to come to Wadi Rum
How to come to Wadi Rum by bus
You have several options:
- Option 1: Take a minibus directly to Wadi Rum. These buses only have approximate leaving times and will leave once they are full. So be at the minibus bus station latest around 1 hour before the approximate leaving time. You can only buy the ticket prior to departure from the driver. These buses run daily except on Fridays.
- Option 2: Take the JETT bus from the JETT bus station to Aqaba at 07:00am. The ticket from Amman to Aqaba cost 8.60 JD. Then go directly to the minibus station in Aqaba (behind the Golden Rose hotel) and get on the minibus which leaves around 12pm. The ticket can only be bought directly from the driver and cost 3JD.
- Option 3: Take a TRUST bus.
- Take the minibus at around 12pm from the minibus station (behind the Golden Rose hotel). Be there latest at 11am and buy the ticket directly from the driver for 3 JD. The bus leaves when full. There is only this one bus every day except on Fridays.
- Option 1: Several mini buses leave from Wadi Musa approximately every 2 hours. The first one leaves around 06:00-06:30am. There are less buses on Fridays.
- Option 2: There is 1 daily JETT bus which leaves Wadi Musa at 10am
How to come to Wadi Rum by Taxi or private transfer
Option 1: We can arrange a private transfer for you from any location in Jordan to Wadi Rum. The prices are identical to the taxi prices.
Option 2: Take a taxi (indicated prices are per car, maximum 4 passengers)
- From Amman downtown: the price is 80 JD
- From Aqaba downtown: the price is 25 JD
- From Aqaba border or ferry port: the price is 35 JD
- From Petra/Wadi Musa: the price is 40 JD
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Your arrival at Wadi Rum
When you arrive with your own car or by taxi
You will first reach the visitor center. Please park the car or ask the driver to wait for you until you bought your entrance ticket for Wadi Rum (5 JD) or got your Jordan Pass scanned. Please also take your passport with you in case you have to show it. When finished drive a further 5 km until you reach Wadi Rum village. Our meeting point will be in front of the rest house, which is the first big building on the right side, when you enter the village. There is a parking place right beside it, where you can park your car safely during your stay at my camp. Please send me a WhatsApp message or SMS as soon as you know when you arrive at Rum village so that I know when I should come to pick you up. If you cannot contact me with you own phone please ask an employee from the visitor center or the receptionist at the rest house to contact me.
If you arrive with a taxi or private transfer, please do not get off the car at another place than the rest house and insist that the driver drops you at the rest house. Sometimes the driver want to hand tourists to other camp owner in order to own a commission.
When you arrive by bus
Please ask the driver to wait for you at the visitor center until you bought your entrance ticket for Wadi Rum (5JD) or got your Jordan Pass scanned. Take also your passport with you, in case you have to show it. When finished go back to the bus and continue your journey until Wadi Rum village and ask the driver to drop you off in front of the rest house, which is the first big building on the right after entering the village. Please send me a WhatsApp message or SMS as soon as you know when you arrive at Rum village so that I know when I should come to pick you up. If you cannot contact me with you own phone please ask an employee from the visitor center or the receptionist at the rest house to contact me.
Sometimes people on the bus or in front of the rest house will approach tourists and ask them their camps name and/or their booking number. Never tell such a person neither of it. These people want to hand tourists over to another camp in order to earn a commission. If you give this information to them, they will send someone to pick you up, pretending that it is someone from your camp. If you are not aware of this scam and go with this person, you will end up staying at the wrong camp and finally pay twice (the camp you mistakenly stayed at and the camp you actually booked on booking.com or any other booking site). You know my name and together with my camps name it should be enough information for you to know if the person who is picking you up is the correct person or not. Additionally, the person who picks you up should also know your name.
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