General Info: The weather at Wadi Rum, while predictable, varies widely based on the season. Summers are quite hot, with average daytime temperatures between 38* and 45* (100* – 113* F). However, at night the temperature drops significantly (15* – 20*; 60* – 68* F). Light, loose, comfortable clothing is best, with perhaps a light jacket for the nighttime. During the winter, daytime temperatures are usually between 15* to 20*, 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 night.
Please remember that we are in a conservative Islamic country. While we have no problem with what you choose to wear while you are in Wadi Rum, you should be mindful of local sensitivities during the rest of your trip to Jordan.
Useful in the Desert
- Pair of lightweight trekking shoes, sneakers, or sandals
- Hat**, sunglasses, sunscreen
- Personal medicine
- Flashlight or Headlamp (for walking around camp late at night)
- (Optional) Sleeping bag if you choose asleep under the stars package (all tents in camp come with beds, blankets, and mattresses)
**On your tour you will have the chance to purchase an Arab headdress that is the best defense against the sun…it’s why the Bedouin have worn them for centuries!
USEFUL INFO FOR TRAVEL
- Valid passport
- No obligatory vaccines (Jordan has very modern health facilities and is a clean country)
- Personal insurance to cover all types of injuries, accidents, and repatriation abroad
- When arriving at the airport or border, you should have 20 Jordanian dinars in cash per person to buy your visa
PAYMENT IN WADI RUM
There is no ATM and no exchange office in Wadi Rum. We cannot take payment by credit card.
In Wadi Rum, payment can be made by cash in Euros, USD and Jordanian Dinars, although we prefer Jordanian dinars.
Further information on Wadi Rum can be found here