The meals at the camp are very delicious and satisfying. Made by the camp's private chef, traditional Jordanian food, including meat and vegetables, is cooked in a charcoal-filled pit dug deep into the desert sand. Later the spread is served in one of the luxury tents or under the sky full of thousands of twinkling stars. It's not an experience one can forget easily.
The feast ends with a cup of Bedouin tea, a special blend made from all kinds of desert plants.
The cost for the tents start at Rs 9,000, and includes soft drinks, breakfast and dinner. You can even book the tent as part of a package deal, including jeep tours of Wadi Rum and a camel excursion.
Best time to go
The months of April, May, October and November are the most pleasant in Wadi Rum, so you can go on outings without being toasted.
What to do here and around the property
There isn't much to do inside the camps besides lazing around and eating. So in the morning get the organisers at the camp to put together some activities and excursions through the desert for you. This includes camel rides, jeep adventures and 4x4 rides in the surrounding areas. Whichever mode you choose, these are the sites you should cover in Wadi Rum:
The twists and turns of Kazali Siq
A split in the towering rocks of Jebel Khazali takes you through narrow twists and turns and a fascinating journey. On the rocks are ancient inscriptions and pictures that tell stories of men and women and all kinds of animals – from sheep to ostriches. You can only go 150m on foot easily; to go deeper inside, you'll need a guide and a special kind of transport. Ask the folks at the camp for more details, once you are there.