Overnight Camping Sleeping under the Stars
This is the overnight camping option that our visitors have enjoyed for many years. It is provided only in combination with a tour, not just as an overnight with no tour. All our full day (or longer) tours, that include an overnight stay, have this option of camping sleeping directly under the stars. It is an amazing experience, and our visitors always tell us how much they love and will always remember it.
Prices: As sleeping under the stars is offered only as part of a tour package you will find the prices on our tours pages.
Our bivouac campsite is located in the Um Ingur region of the white desert of Wadi Rum. We built a low wall to enclose a small area under a rocky overhang in the shelter of a mountain, and also made a fireplace. Nothing else. It is a back-to-basics experience - there are no tents, and no bathroom or toilet facilities. But plenty of sand and privacy.
We provide mattresses and blankets and you sleep directly under the stars. You are welcome to bring your own sleeping bag if you like.
Your day tour ends with viewing the sunset at a great location, then we travel to this campsite, arriving just after dark. We cook a traditional Bedouin dinner, and talk around the fire, answering any questions you may have about our Bedouin culture and life in Wadi Rum.
Later you can lie back on a comfortable mattress under a warm blanket, gaze up at the stars, watching satellites and planes cross the sky, and catching sight of the shooting stars, before you drift off to sleep in the peace and silence of the vast desert.
In the morning we eat a healthy breakfast and have a cup of tea before setting off for the day, either for your second day of a tour, or back to Wadi Rum village for your onward travel.
Features of the sleeping under the stars option:
What to bring:
Warm jacket, desert nights can be cool, even if the days are warm.
A headlamp or flashlight.
Sleeping bag (optional).
Sleeping under the stars is not available as a night before your tour option, or as an overnight without a tour.