Atlantis Rum Camp & Tours  | Wadi Rum Tours & Echo (Bedouin Camp)

 Wadi Rum Protected Area & Natural Reserve ,  Umm Eshrine -  Jordan

Mobile: +962 7 7912 2348   E.mail: atlantisrumcamp@gmail.com

 

Ahlan wa Sahlan - Welcome to Jordan & Wadi Rum

Welcome to “Atlantis Rum Camp & Tours” !

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.

wadirum atlantisrumcampLocal 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.

 

::: Our Tours & Activities :::

The Manager of your Tour and how to meet him :

45405682492 44b15efc8f bYou will meet Ali Mteer Zalabia and his mobile number is +962779122348. He is available on whatsapp on this number. If you are able to, please contact him the day before your arrival to confirm your arrival time.

When you arrive at Wadi Rum Visitors Centre please purchase your entry ticket at the cost of 5JD per person , If you have the Jordan Pass , then it covers the entrance fees of Wadi Rum . 

If you are coming by a rent a car you should continue from the visitors center to Wadi Rum Village to reach Wadi Rum Village Parking Area whihc 5 KM which around 4-5 minutes (driving from the visitors center ).

If you are coming to Wadi Rum  private Taxi you arranged by your own , it is the same step : puchasing the ticket of Wadi Rum entrance and then ask your driver to drive you to to Wadi Rum Village to reach Wadi Rum Village Parking Area whichis  5 KM / around 4-5 minutes (driving from the visitors center ).

The Bus of Petra or Aqaba will drop you off at Wadi Rum Village Parking, if not dropping you off at Wadi Rum Village parking ( i.e : at Wadi Rum Visitors Center ) ,  Ali will arrange for someone to pick you up from the Visitors Centre.

 

In All cases , All will be there at Wadi Rum Village Parking Area and please save his number with you : +962779122348

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Where you will park your rental car & is it safe to park there ?

If you travel by car to Wadi Rum you can park your vehicle in Rum Village which is 5km after the Visitor’s Centre. There is free car parking located at the Tourist Police site and is a safe spot to leave your car. This is where all visitors to Wadi Rum park their cars.

 

Wadi Rum Village Parking 

Cars in the Parking of Wadi Rum Village

 
 03 Nabatean Temple Trail The Parking Lot in Wadi Rum Village panoramio

 

Arrival & Departure from/to Wadi Rum : 

If you want to do your jeep/camel/hiking tour in Wadi Rum the day that you are due to arrive you need to arrive the number of hours your tour duration is, before sunset. Driving in Wadi Rum is not permitted after sunset. For example if you are doing a 04 jeep tour you will need to arrive to Wadi Rum at least 04 hours before sunset.

Otherwise if you arrive in the late afternoon, and you are staying overnight, you can complete your tour the next day.

If you are staying overnight and completed your tour the previous day you will be dropped off at 8:00am at the Visitors Centre or to the car park.

Otherwise you will be dropped off at the Visitors Centre or car park at the conclusion of your tour.

Transfers to and from Wadi Rum

Please note that we can arrange a private transfers from anywhere to Wadi Rum and after your Wadi Rum tour. We use new licensed tourist cars with A/C and English Speaking Drivers. Our rate for the private transfers are as below : 

Destination

Car

(4 seats)

Van

 (7 seats)

Petra to Wadi Rum and Vice Versa

45 JD

65 JD

Aqaba City/Airport/Eilat Border to Wadi Rum and Vice Versa

35JD

45JD

Aqaba Tala Bay to Wadi Rum and Vice Versa

45JD

55JD

Amman/Queen Alia Airport/Madaba/Dead Sea to Wadi Rum and Vice Versa

100JD

130JD

For any other locations please contact us to request the price for a private transfer.

 

General FAQs about Wadi Rum you should consider

I do strongly recommend you to read our General FAQs about Wadi Rum , Please see this link : https://atlantisrumcamp.com/wadi-rum-faqs-advices/24-faq-s/56-general-faqs-about-wadi-rum-you-should-consider 

 

Our Contacts for Emergency : 

Ali Mteer  :+962779122348

Salman Mteer : +962776478589

We look forward to welcoming you to Wadi Rum soon.

Please do not hesitate to contact should you require any further information.

 

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