Taxi
Approximate prices to expect:
  • 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
 
If you need a taxi to bring you to Wadi Rum please let us know. We know several taxi drivers with respectful service and fair prices and they will bring you to our office.

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
2-Head lamp
3-Flexible shoes for hiking
4-Jacket during the fall and winter months (September – March)
5-Sunscreen – Hat to protect yourself from the sun

Bus

Petra to Wadi Rum
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.
 
Aqaba to Wadi Rum
There is also a bus coming from Aqaba to Wadi Rum. It leaves at 1pm from the bus Station of aqaba .

Payment

No deposit is needed when booking and there is no charge for cancellations. We are trying out an online security deposit payment via the booking form. This is a voluntary deposit, and is for people who would like to pay a deposit to book.

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.

Where to Meet Us

Buy your ticket to enter the protected area, 5 JD, from the Wadi Rum Visitor Center (this entrance fee is free if you have the Jordan Pass) and afterwards drive 6 km to Wadi Rum village and we will meet you at the Gest house in Rum village.
If you do not have a car or you come by bus or taxi, let us know and we will meet you at the resthouse in Rum village.
 
Here is a picture of the Guest House of Wadi Rum Village, where we will be waiting for you.