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

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

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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 :::

Beoduin Food Wadi RumBreakfast is usually:  Zattar (Bread dipped in olive oil then dipped into a herb mixture), very good for your digestion! See if you can guess which herb it is?….We also serve assorted jams, eggs and cheese etc.

 Lunch:  We serve: Bread, hummus, salad, labaneh (greek yogurt), tuna, fooul (boiled fava beans with spices), eggs, and various hot dishes. For example eggs with tomatoes. Every lunch is a little bit different and always full of flavour.

 Dinner:  The nighttime meal is sacred in our culture and is sure to be your favourite part of the day, we will prepare for you a traditional Bedouin dish.

For example: The Zarb, the traditional Bedouin meal cooked in something like an oven under the sand.

Bedouin Barbecue cooked in the fire with rice and vegetables.

Magloub (my personal favourite), a traditional dish compromised of rice, potatoes, aubergine and chicken all cooked together.

Mansaff, another traditional dish of chicken and rice cooked with yogurt.

With advance notice we can do our best to cater for special diets.

Please note that we have food for vegetarians.

Please note that you can bring your favorite food and if you have any food that with restrictions ...etc

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