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Wadi Rum Desert is a marvelous thousand and one adventure
Any desert is a journey of a thousand and one adventures, Jordan is a beautiful country full of fantastic surprises, like life itself and like any trip or departure from the known, accordingly it can have unforeseen events that experienced with an expanded mind will enrich you. To enjoy the Wadi Rum Desert, and any other desert, in the best way, here are some of my recommendations what you should/could take if traveling to the desert, since equipping yourself well will help you enrich your trip 🙌
Towel, wet tissues, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat …
Bring a towel for bath / shower, shampoo, soap and everything you think you will need in the desert camp (there is a shower and bathroom). However, if you sleep in the cave, the bathroom is the desert 🙂
Wet tissues. Additionally, if you think you’ll need them to wash your hands from time to time in the middle of the desert at meals or for your other needs in nature… 😉
Moisturizing cream, lip balm…
In the desert the air is very dry, therefore moisturizing cream or natural oils for hands and body, as well as lip balm is highly recommended for anyone that is sensible.
Sunglasses and sunscreen for the jeep rides, evidently.
Scarf, hat: Furthermore, bring a scarf, hat or something with you to cover your head from the sun, the tours are in a convertible 4×4 🙂 you will be sitting in the sun and in the desert it is very strong. If you don’t have one, don’t worry, there are millions of scarves to buy…
Wintertime: a nice warm hat for the night or the drives: when it is windy driving and after sunset, you’ll be more comfortable and warm with it. It doesn’t take much space in the suitcase and trust me: it will be so nice and cozy…
Essential oils as medicine
Essential oils: For any emergencies I always have my pharmacy beauty case 🙂 and I prepare my pills by myself with essential oils. Oregano, thyme, and lavander: this are ones I always carry with me. And if you would like to know more about how to use them, check my friends website, for Aromatherapy: www.espaiessencial.es or ask me how I do it easy and quick and cheap.
Minerals: I am a stone girl 🙂 I love stones of all kind, not only minerals, but any stone that I take and feel. What I carry around on my trips depends on my mood, but minerals such as black tourmaline, amethyst and rose quarz are the ones I mostly have around me… why? They have many good energectic properties…
Flashlight or headlamp, external charger…
A flashlight or a headlamp (with the mobile flashlight also possible) to walk from your tent to the bathroom at night or walk around the camp, or if you are sleeing in a cave with the stars always good to have it… (If you have Decathlon, the headlight, it costs around 11 Euros, you can charge them with USB cable and they work great)
External charger is very useful to charge your phone when you are in the desert. Some tents dont have extra socket and you will not be able to plug in your phone to charge at night…
Comfy clothes, warm pajama…
Bring comfortable clothes, pants, t-shirts, shoes: so that the trip will be more comfortable and you will enjoy the desert and sitting around fire. Bring shoes or sneakers and flip flops that you can wash or don’t mind getting dirty. In the desert there is a lot of sand ;). Or do you prefer to go barefoot like me? YOU’LL LOVE IT.
Also, as custom here, before entering the big tent in a camp where guests sit together and eat meals, one takes off the shoes. Maybe bring some shoes that are easy to get in and out 😃
No need for hiking shoes, normal sneakers are fine, if you don’ t want to climb Jebel Um Ad Dami 😅…
Warm Pajamas: during the night in the desert temperatures drop and it is colder, therefore, I recommend that you bring warm pajamas and a jacket to go out and contemplate the sky at night in the heat of the bonfire, the months outside of summer. In summer in general also in summer it is warm, even sometimes hot. But that is no problem, you can sleep with the stars and enjoy the wind…
Always have some cash in the desert: no ATM´s
Cash: In the desert there will be some small shops next to the attractions, where you can buy presents or souvenirs for yourself such as incense, soaps, precious stones, handkerchiefs, bags, etc. etc… And with this you will help the Bedouins, too. Here you can only pay in cash and better Jordan Dinars.
Therefore, remember to pick up enough money before getting to Wadi Rum Village. Here there are no ATM and no bank. On the way to Wadi Rum, if you didn’t pick up money at the airport or any ATM after, there is an ATM at a gas station on the road between Wadi Musa and Wadi Rum. Your driver will know for sure, it is where all buses make a break for coffee and toilet…In Petra: there is ATM at the very entrance, and in the hotels and restaurants you can usually pay by card for anything. Not in the small stores in Petra, there you will have to pay in cash. But in the stores around in Wadi Musa, you can pay with card.
Internet and coverage: connect with the stars
Wifi: our guide will happily share their Wifi with you for any emergencies, but in the desert THERE IS NO INTERNET, only in specific areas. But the connection with yourself and the Universe is magical here 🤩 You can buy a SIM card at the airport (I buy it at the airport in Amman or Aqaba, with Orange it is 18 Jordan Dinars for many GB) if you need it or feel more comfortable to have it (for the trip to Petra, maps, Instagram, etc.)
Can you drink / bring Alcoholic beverages… YES
Alcoholic beverages: in case you want to have your glass of wine or any other alcoholic drink for or after dinner, or with the sunsets, better bring it, in the desert there are no alcohol stores (but you can drink it no problem :)). In Aqaba you can buy it tax free and bit cheaper. If you have only carry on luggage, you can buy your drinks at the airport, before taking off…
How can you help the Bedouins
If you book a tour and stay in a Bedouin camp, you are helping already.
But: Old clothes, books, shoes, electronics: If you have old clothes that you can donate and you still have some room in your suitcase, all the Bedouins in Wadi Rum Village will be happy to receive it, since they live with little and stores are in another town: baby clothes, books, toys, shoes or anything you can bring.
Listen with your heart
Last but not least, open your heart and mind and let yourself be surprised by life because you will be surprised by the beauty of the country, hospitality and friendliness of all.
ENJOY YOUR TRIP
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