A Day in a Bedouin’s Life

The Bedouin of Wadi Rum have made this splendid desert their home for centuries. Traditionally, they lived a nomadic or semi-nomadic life as herders or traders, though in the past few decades many began to settle in local villages while others continue some of their nomadic practices. As the area became increasingly popular for tourism, the local Bedouin have extended their hospitality to visitors and are happy to share with them their customs and traditions.

Life in the desert progresses at a gentle, steady pace and this wonderful experience will give you a taste of the Bedouin lifestyle. Spend an afternoon with a Bedouin family, joining them as they go about their day and sit down to a homecooked meal with them. Hear their stories of life in the desert, learn about their local customs, and experience their warm hospitality first-hand.



Distinctive value

The Bedouins have adapted to the harsh conditions of living in the desert and have a unique way of life that is in harmony with the nature around them. This experience enables you to spend time with local Bedouins who have lived in the desert all their lives and who continue to practice and preserve Bedouin culture. 



  • Your guides will meet you at the arrival point and transfer you to your host’s tent inside the desert in a 4x4 vehicle. The drive will take between 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Upon arrival, and following local customs, women visitors will enter the Bedouin women’s quarters where they will meet the female members of the family and join them in preparing the meal. The men will meet their counterparts in the majles, or visitor room, and listen to their stories.
  • A traditional vegetarian lunch will be served.
  • Following the meal, you will be transported to your campsite.