Ahlan wa Sahlan - Welcome to Jordan & Wadi Rum
Welcome to “Atlantis Rum Camp & Tours” !
Hi, I’m Ali Mteer Zalabia , a private local (Bedouin ) tour guide and I would like to personally welcome you to Jordan & Wadi Rum , I work with my 05 brothers for our tours and camp available in Wadi Rum : Mohammad , Salim , Eid , Odah & Salman (In addition to our cousins & relatives working with us ) . Wherever you go in Jordan you will hear Ahlan wa Sahlan - Welcome to Jordan. Jordanians are famous for their hospitality and nothing gives them greater pleasure or makes them prouder than being able to welcome you to their country and ensure you have a great time. An invitation for a cup of tea to someone’s house is an opportunity to experience firsthand this hospitality and leave with new friendship formed.
Come and delight in the wonders that Jordan & Wadi Rum have to offer; from being surrounded with stunning natural beauty to exploring ancient ruins steeped with history, taste dishes that will leave you salivating, and experience a culture built on centuries of traditions. There is something for everyone to enjoy.
Our camp is situated inside Wadi Rum’s Protected Area, 10 min. (approx.) driving from the Wadi Rum Village and surrounded by magnificent sandstone formations. This is the land where Lawrence Arabia once fought with Bedouins, against the Ottoman Empire. You can walk around and let your imagination run free, or simply find yourselves the perfect panorama view.
The camp is located in Umm Eshrine Area & the Map site :
Our high quality, goat-hair tents provide you with a comfortable night in our desert. The tents are raised and private and can accommodate many different sized groups. Each tent is equipped with its own indoor light so you can move around easily at all times of day.
We have double, triple, and family-sized tents, all come with fresh sheets, warm blankets, and towels.
Our bathroom are shared , but separated shared bathrooms: for men and women
- 02 western toilets and 01 shower for Women
- 02 western toilets and 01 shower for Women
The showers are equipped with solar hot water around the clock allowing you to freshen up after a long day. Our camp uses environmentally friendly solar panels for electricity in order to minimize our impact on the environment.
Our guests can walk up the rocks above our camp where they can enjoy perfect sunsets through Umm Eshrine Area
Each evening, our guests gather in our big community tent. We serve tea after our guests settle down at our camp after a day of exploration by jeep or camel, or by hiking, scrambling or rock climbing. This tent has a fireplace and offers a 360° view of the desert. The view of the sunset from this tent is fantastic and tourists often watch the sun go down over conversation and some tasty Bedouin tea.
After the sun goes down, we serve a traditional Bedouin meal. Our meals typically involve a selection of meats, vegetables, rice, salads, mineral water, and tea. We serve our local traditional dishes for dinner, for examples: Kabsa – rice dish with chicken or lamb usually cook for wedding party; or Mansaf – national dish also for wedding parties; or Zarb – chicken and vegetables cooked in the ground by traditional Bedouin technique. In addition, vegetables, mezze (humus, mutabel) and different kind of salad will be served. Our meals offer a variety of different foods ensuring that there is something for everyone including those who are vegetarian or gluten-free.
As night falls, the community tent is warmed by an indoor fireplace; it is time to hear stories about these lands from the people who were born, raised, and still live and love here. You are free to hang out and socialize or head to your private tent to settle in for the night.
In the morning, our guests return to the big tent for a continental breakfast composed of local foods. In the morning, our guests return to the big tent for a continental breakfast composed of local foods. After breakfast, guests move on to start their day.
A tour in Wadi Rum can see you visiting one of the most spectacular desert landscapes , Wadi Rum , “The Valley of the Moon”, depicted as Mars in several Hollywood feature films Wadi Rum is an Arabian fairy-tale waiting to be discovered. Home to nomadic Bedouin tribes, Wadi Rum is a a quiet getaway of stars, sand, and sun; a perfect complement from Amman’s epicenter. Once inhabited by the Nabataeans of prehistoric times, Wadi Rum allows you to get lost in large landscapes and horizon lines. The calmness of the desert is sure calm your spirit and de-clutter your thoughts. Wadi Rum is waiting for you.
Your trip to Jordan would not be complete without spending time at one of the beautiful wilderness areas. From the breathtaking and expansive desert and monolithic outcrops of Wadi Rum. Getting off the beaten track is easy to do with many hiking opportunities, Jeep Tours , Camel Riding , Mixed Tours of Jeeps and Camel , Hiking and Trekking Tours, Scrambling , Hiking & adventures Mountains Tours, Sleeping Under the Stars with many tours available , Things to do in Wadi Rum like : Horse Riding , Camel Caravan , Balloon Riding , more and more are offered.
I am experienced in being able to offer all kinds of tours in Wadi Rum & with an overnight at our Beoduin Camp including:
Mixed Tours of Jeeps and Camel
Hiking and Trekking Tours
Scrambling , Hiking & adventures Mountains Tours
Sleeping Under the Stars
Things to do in Wadi Rum : Horise Riding , Camel Caravan , Balloon Riding
Overngiht at our Beoduin Camp
More & more are offered as customized tours
I look forward to being able to share with you this beautiful country and provide you with a tour you will never forget.
اتمنى لك يوما سعيدا ('a'atamanna lak yawmaan saeidaan)
I hope you have a good day
Ali Mteer Zalabia
Local Beoduin Tour Guide of Wadi Rum and “Atlantis Rum Camp & Tours” Founder
Wadi Rum – Jordan
About Wadi Rum
People have lived in Rum for thousands of years, struggling to survive in its harsh environment. They have been hunters, pastoralists, farmers and traders, as Rum is close to national borders. Even the famous Nabateans once occupied Rum, leaving behind several structures, including a temple.
Local people gained notoriety more recently when they joined the arab revolt forces under the leadership of king Faisal and fought along with Lawrence of Arabia during the Arab Revolt (1917/18) to fight the occupying Turkish and German armies. Lawrence himself makes many references to Wadi Rum in his book ‘The Seven Pillars of Wisdom’, a title apparently inspired by one of Rum’s imposing mountains. The exploits of Lawrence have become part of local folklore, and some popular tourist sites are named after him, although whether he used these exact sites is open to debate.
Virtually all the people living in and around Wadi Rum today are of Bedouin origin and, until recently, led nomadic lives, relying on their goat herds. They are resourceful, hospitable people who are largely responsible for developing Wadi Rum as a tourist destination.
Recognizing the unique natural and cultural history of Wadi Rum and the vital importance of tourism to the local economy, the government of Jordan declared Wadi Rum a protected area in 1998. With support from the World Bank they commissioned the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, a national NGO, to prepare a conservation plan and build a team of local people to manage the area. This team is now under the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority and is pioneering ways to restore and safeguard Rum’s sensitive desert habitats from ever-increasing human pressure.