GOOD TO KNOW
Summers are quite hot, with average daytime temperatures between 38*C and 45*C (100*F – 113* F). However, at night the temperature drops significantly15*C – 20*C (60*F – 68* F). Light, loose, comfortable clothing is best, with perhaps a light jacket for the night time. During the winter, daytime temperatures are usually between 15*C to 20*C, with temperatures at night hovering near freezing. If you are traveling to Wadi Rum in the winter, be sure to bring a warm jacket for the nights.
- Hat or headscarf
- Sun glasses
- Sun cream
- Walking shoes, sneakers, trainers and sandals are all suitable footwear in the desert. In case you go hiking and scrambling we advise you to bring hiking shoes and walking socks.
- Power bank
- Small backpack
- Flashlight or torch
There are no ATMs or exchange offices in Wadi Rum. Also we cannot take payments by credit cards. Please, make sure you have Jordanian Dinars (JD) with you in order to pay cash.
To” & “From” Wadi Rum
When you arrive at Wadi Rum Visitor Center you should buy your entrance ticket, which costs 5JD per person (if you have the Jordan pass you won’t need to pay for the entrance – it’s included in the Jordan pass). When you are in the office to get your ticket, simply tell the person at the desk that you have a booking with Wadi Rum Bedouin Guide Tours (Feras Zalabia). He will call us and then you will drive in your car to Wadi Rum village. We meet you at the Wadi Rum Rest House (Google location here) in Wadi Rum village which is located about 7 km from Visitor Center. Feras will be welcoming you, offer you some traditional Bedouin tea and explain to you everything about the places we are going to visit.
Alternately, if you are coming by bus, have the driver call us when you are at the Visitor Center, and the bus will drop you off at the Rest House, where we will pick you up.
If you are coming by taxi which we can arrange, the driver will take you directly to our office.
From Amman: There are many buses going to Aqaba or Petra from Amman. You can take the JETT buses (www.jett.com.jo/en/) or the Trust buses. We generally recommend JETT buses since they are reasonably priced and comfortable, with padded seats and air conditioning.
From Aqaba: There is no bus that comes directly at the rest house, in Wadi Rum Village, when we meet you in order to start the tour. You can come by car or taxi. We also can arrange a taxi for you, which will cost 25JD from Aqaba or 35JD from the border or the Ferry Port. This is a service that we provide at no additional charge for your convenience.
From Petra: There is a daily bus which arrives between 8am and 8:30am in the village of Wadi Rum, which costs 7JD per person. Your accommodation in Petra can give you more information on how to catch this bus. We also can arrange a taxi for you which will cost you 40JD and can take a maximum of 4 passengers.
To Aqaba: There is no bus that leaves directly from Wadi Rum Village to Aqaba. You can leave by car or taxi. We also can arrange a taxi for you to the center of Aqaba for 25JD, or 35JD to the border, south beach or Ferry Port.
To Petra: As long as tourists are coming from Petra then there will be a bus in the morning between 8 am and 8:30 am that will take you directly to Petra. This will cost you 7JD per person.We also can arrange a taxi for you which costs 40JD (max. 4 passengers).
To Amman: Either go to Aqaba or Petra and get a bus from there. There are more frequent buses from Aqaba. If in a hurry, we can arrange a taxi direct to Amman that costs 100 JD (max. 4 passengers).
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