The Best Luxury Camps In Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum

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Wadi Rum, known as the Valley of the Moon, is a stunning desert landscape in Jordan. The place is famous for its unique rock formations, vast red sand dunes, and breathtaking natural beauty.

There is truly no other way to describe Wadi Rum than like being on Mars. Fun fact, part of the movie The Martian was actually filmed here.

While Wadi Rum is primarily known for its desert camps offering authentic Bedouin experiences, there aren’t traditional luxury hotels within the desert itself. There are upscale and luxurious desert camps that provide guests with an unforgettable experience amidst the awe-inspiring scenery.

Everything from bubble hotels, to capsules, give you a unique experience and really make you feel like a martian yourself.

Here are our favorite luxury hotels to stay in:

Memories Aicha Luxury Camp

Memories Aicha Luxury Camp offers luxurious accommodations within the protected area of Wadi Rum. The hotel is very well known for having some of the most well equipped bubble rooms in the area. You are situated amongst majestic sandstone cliffs with a vast view of no one else in the distance. The tents themselves are entirely modernizes with air conditioning, wifi, and some of the best views you can imagine. The camp also offers authentic Bedouin cuisine, cultural experiences, and adventurous desert excursions. The bar and restaurant also ensure there is a lively atmosphere every evening at this hotel.

Sun City Camp

Sun City Camp is a luxury desert retreat that blends traditional Bedouin hospitality with modern comforts. The camp is most well known as actually being the conversion after The Martian movie wrapped up filming. The camp features stylish and spacious tents, that have a soft wall, adorned with local textiles and furnishings. Each tent features private bathrooms and panoramic desert views. Guests can enjoy cultural performances, sunset camel rides, guided hikes, and delicious meals served under the stars.

Wadi Rum Night Luxury Camp

Wadi Rum Night Luxury Camp, also known as a bubble hotel, offers guests an exclusive desert experience with beautifully decorated tents furnished with comfortable beds and en-suite bathrooms. The camp is located inside the protected area and provides personalized service and a range of activities including tours, hiking excursions, and traditional dinners accompanied by live music and entertainment.

Wadi Rum Bubble Luxotel

Wadi Rum Bubble Luxotel is truly the most iconic “bubble” hotel in the area. Nestled within the vast desert expanse, this innovative accommodation concept redefines luxury camping with its transparent bubble tents, minimalist yet elegant interior, and private hot tubs on your own patio when the weather cools at night. You can also expect immersive and awe-inspiring stay under the stars.

Located outside of the protected area, this gives travelers more options of activities including hot air balloons that are beginning to become more popular.

Beyond Wadi Rum Camp

One of the more affordable options on the list, Beyond Wadi Rum Camp provides guests with a desert retreat surrounded by stunning natural scenery. The camp does not feature bubble hotels like the others but still offers elegant tents furnished with plush bedding, private bathrooms, and panoramic desert views. Guests can enjoy gourmet dining experiences, cultural activities, and guided tours to explore the wonders of Wadi Rum.

Summary & Takeaways

Wadi Rum is truly one of the most unique places on the planet and any hotel you stay in will try their best to showcase Jordanian hospitality. When you get to Wadi Rum you are in a protected area that many of the locals take a lot of pride in.

Since these luxury desert camps are not the same as city-based luxury hotels, we recommend 1 to 2 nights max to experience all this areas has to offer.

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