- Petra to Wadi Rum village – 40 JD
- Aqaba to Wadi Rum village – 25 JD
- Amman or Madaba or Amman Airport to Wadi Rum village – 100 JD
What To Bring
We take care of most of your needs in the desert however we do have a list of recommended items to bring with you on our tours:
1-Small bag to carry personal items
3-Flexible shoes for hiking
4-Jacket during the fall and winter months (September – March)
5-Sunscreen – Hat to protect yourself from the sun
A daily early morning bus leaves Petra at 6h30 am, arriving around 8am at the Gest house in Wadi Rum village, where we will come to meet you.
We can only accept cash payment in JD (Jordanian Dinar) before you leave at the end of your tour. But with prior agreement we can sometimes accept other currencies (EUROS or US Dollars). Please note, there are no ATMs in Rum village and no facility to take credit card or visa payments so you must bring cash JD with you.
All Guests: PLEASE NOTE **
Please don’t listen to the people who are waiting outside the Visitor Center building as they spend the whole day waiting to ‘catch’ tourists and they will lie with you quite happily and tell you they are me or work for me! They can be convincing but don’t believe them. I will not wait for you there, and a guide that works for me will not wait for you there. We will wait in the village. Also don’t give them the money for your ticket as they will keep it & not give it to the Visitor Center. You can simply walk to the Visitor Center Office without talking to them, buy your ticket and then continue to the village in your car to wadi rum village where we are waiting for you.
Can’t you just meet us at the Visitor Center?
As much as I would like to meet you at the Visitor Center, I don’t usually do this as it is simply not practical.
The Visitor Center is 5KM away from the Village where we all live, where the shops are, petrol shops and so on.
Practically if I try to meet all my guests at the Visitor Center, once you have arrived we then need to drive to the village to sit together talk about the tour, drink some welcome tea, get organised etc. (nowhere to sit at the Visitor Center). Then when I am driving between the Visitor Center and Village or sitting talking with people that have just arrived, the Visitor Center is left unattended. Then if you are expecting to meet someone there and we are not there, it will be easier for people to trick you. I could pay someone to sit there all day, everyday waiting for my guests, but even then once he has met them, he would either need to call me to collect them, or to bring them to the village himself, leaving the Visitor Center unattended again. This also quickly adds up to a lot of backwards and forwards journeys between the Visitor Center and Village. Not good for the environment and a waste of time when it is easy for you to come to the village.
People can either arrive in Wadi Rum on the bus from Petra, by Taxi or in a Rental Car. For all three options it is easy to continue to the village and to meet us there. Then when you arrive we can sit together, drink some tea, talk about the program, introduce you to your guide etc, then if other people arrive at the same time it is okay, and no-one is left waiting, or arrives to find no-one waiting to meet them.