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Where to stay in Wadi Rum? The Best Camps and Bubbles for every budget

Wadi Rum is an otherworldly wonderland nestled in the heart of Jordan’s mesmerizing desert. Its incredible red dunes and towering rock formations transport visitors to another planet. How not think of Mars? Wadi Rum was in fact the set of “The Martian” just to mention one of the many sci-fi movies filmed there. Would you like to go, but have absolutely no clue where to stay in Wadi Rum? Among the unique accommodations available you can either splurge in one of the beautiful bubble camps or choose the Bedouin lifestyle in one of their traditional camps. In this blog post we will help you choose!

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Best luxurious accommodations: I’ll give you two. For its incredible decoration and attention to detail, Memories Aicha Luxury Camp is one of my top picks. The aesthetic of this camp is simply incredible!

For a romantic experience Wadi Rum Bubble Luxotel is particularly ideal for couples. From the hot tubs to the heart-shaped dining area, Bubble Luxotel has it all for the perfect couple’s getaway!

Best budget-friendly (and sustainable) accommodation: Desert Magic Camp & Resort is not only one of the best traditional Bedouin camps. But they also make huge efforts to be sustainable by being one of the few camps to use solar energy. They are very aware of the impact of mass tourism in the desert and try to reduce their ecological footprint.

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The Best Bubble Camps in Wadi Rum

The allure of bubble camps lies in their blend of comfort, privacy, and an unobstructed view of the starlit night sky. These transparent domes, nestled amidst the rugged desert terrain, offer an immersive experience that allows you to connect with nature in an extraordinary way. Stargazing at night while comfortably sitting in your bed and waking up to the gentle glow of the sunrise, it’s a unique experience that you will gladly invest in.

With the help of this comparative table let’s find the perfect solution for you!

Remember: the number of bubbles is very limited and the demand is high. Try to make your reservation as soon as possible.

Hotel NameBooking scoreDinner*Price range
Wadi Rum Bedouin Camp9,6 on 950+ ✍️extra💸200-250€
Memories Aicha Luxury Camp9,2 on 2K+ ✍️included200-500€
Sun City Camp (The Martian Tent)8,8 on 350+ ✍️included200-500€
Wadi Rum Bubble Luxotel8,6 on 1400+ ✍️extra 💸400-450€
Wadi Rum UFO Luxotel8,6 on 1200+ ✍️extra 💸260€
Zeina Desert Lodge8,4 on 650+ ✍️included100-400€

*Price range can vary depending on the season.

Wadi Rum Bedouin Camp

Price: 200-250€
Activities (with additional charges): Hot air balloon flight, walking tours, 4WD safari, camel riding, hiking.

Wadi Rum Bedouin Camp is the highest-rated bubble camp on booking! Their service is considered one of the best in the desert. They offer two types of accommodation: traditional tents and Martian Bubbles.

The bubbles are located behind the tents, but the view is still amazing. Both accommodations are very spacious.

Another great point of Wadi Rum Bedouin Camp is its full transparency. On their website, you will find all the prices for the activities and their accommodation.

Check out the prices/make your reservation on Booking.

Memories Aicha Luxury Camp

Price: 200-500€
Free activities: Stargazing
Activities (with additional charges): Walking tours, 4WD safari, camel riding, hiking.

If you are looking for a once in a lifetime experience, Memories Aicha Luxury Camp is your go-to! From the amazing decor and furniture to the food and even the aesthetic of the camp, you are sure that Aicha will leave you with unforgettable memories.

For the most luxurious experience make sure to reserve their Panoramic Tent or Suite. If you want to book a luxury tent remember to book as soon as you know your dates to Jordan. There is a limited number of Panoramic Tents at Memories Aicha and they get booked very fast!

Check out the prices/make your reservation on Booking.

Sun City Camp

Price: 200-500€
Activities (with additional charges): Stargazing, walking tours, 4WD safari, camel riding, hiking.

When the Martian movie was filmed from November to December 2014, the idea of proposing a similar experience to the movie’s semi-spherical domes came to mind. The owner of Sun City Camp was the first to put it in reality with their Martian Domes inside their camp.

Nowadays, even with new luxury camps springing up like mushrooms, Sun City Camp manages to keep their accommodation one of the best in the Moon Valley.

One of the best things about Sun City Camp is that you can observe the traditional cooking in the sand.

Check out the prices/make your reservation on Booking.

Wadi Rum Bubble Luxotel

Price: 400-450€
Activities (with additional charges): Stargazing, walking tours, 4WD safari, camel riding, hiking.

Luxotel is one of the most luxurious options in Wadi Rum. Their bubbles have three separate living spaces: a living room, a bedroom, and a bathroom. In addition to that, they also have a private terrace where you can relax or take a dip in the hot tub. Their bubbles are all about comfort and luxury.

Another advantage of Wadi Rum Bubble Luxotel, is its position. While you will find some camps don’t have so much space between them, Luxotel is in a secluded area. Neighboring UFO Luxotel is part of the same camp and they also share the same facilities.

Luxotel has also excellent stargazing activities, with the help of experts and portable telescopes you will spend an excellent evening. You can book these activities once you are at the camp.

Did you know? Luxotel has a bubble camp also nearby Petra, it’s also one of the best places to stay in Petra!

Check out the prices/make your reservation on Booking.

Wadi Rum UFO Luxotel

Price: 260€
Activities (with additional charges): Stargazing, walking tours, 4WD safari, camel riding, hiking.

UFO Luxotel is the budget-friendly version of Bubble Luxotel (see above). Situated nearby the same rock formation that backs Bubble Luxotel, UFO’s bubbles are still incredibly spacious. They have also a private terrace, with a hammock and a dining table.

Luxotel stargazing nights are an excellent experience to learn more about our constellations and the planets in our solar system. If you are passionate about astronomy don’t miss this!

Check out the prices/make your reservation on Expedia.

Zeina Desert Lodge

Price: 100-400€
Activities (with additional charges): 4WD safari, camel riding, hiking.

Situated close to Sun City Camp Zeina is ideal for families their 4 places luxurious panoramic view suite is ideal to enjoy Wadi Rum with your kids. For couples looking for a romantic getaway, they also have the classic Martian Domes.

Check out the prices/make your reservation on Booking.

The Best Bedouin Camps in Wadi Rum

Wanna experience the Bedouin lifestyle? These traditional Bedouin camps are the ideal solution for you! You will get to sleep in their tents while enjoying Wadi Rum’s incredible landscape. Can it get any better than this? Their prices are very competitive!

Hotel NameBooking scoreDinner*Price range
Wadi Rum Magic Nature Camp9,8 on 800+ ✍️included30-100€
Wadi Rum Dream Camp9,5 on 800+ ✍️included
(in some options)
Desert Magic Camp & Resort9,2 on 1400+ ✍️extra 💸50-200€

Wadi Rum Magic Nature Camp

Price: 30-100€
Activities (with additional charges): Hiking.

Wadi Rum Magic Nature Camp is the highest-rated Bedouin camp on Booking. Thanks to their competitive prices you will be able to save on your stay without losing on comfort and quality, their tents are still very spacious.

Only con? They don’t have many activities proposed, if you are staying with them make sure to arrange your jeep tour or camel ride when you are at the Visitor Center.

Check out the prices/make your reservation on Booking.

Wadi Rum Dream Camp

Price: 60-200€
Activities (with additional charges): 4WD safari, camel riding, hiking.

Wadi Rum Dream Camp offers a blend of traditional Bedouin hospitality and modern comforts. The camp’s traditional Bedouin-style tents provide a cozy and authentic atmosphere, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the desert’s magic. Their warmth and service are great!

Check out the prices/make your reservation on Booking.

Desert Magic Camp & Resort – 🌳 Most sustainable

Price: 50-200€
Activities (with additional charges): 4WD safari, camel riding, hiking.

Providing their energy from solar panels, Desert Magic Camp & Resort is one of the most sustainable Bedouin camps in the desert. Run by a family you can really feel the warmth and friendliness of the staff.

The tents are also very well decorated and there is great attention to detail. One of the best camps to stay in!

Check out the prices/make your reservation on Booking.

Things to know when booking your stay in Wadi Rum

Do they serve alcohol in Wadi Rum?

No, inside the Wadi Rum reserve, you won’t find a drop of alcohol. Not in the camps and not even in the tourist center. If you want to bring some drinks consider buying them in Amman, Petra, or Aqaba.

WiFi in the camps

Many camps claim to have it. But when it comes to usability, based on experiences (not only mine) from different camps, it will be available only in some restricted areas. And it probably won’t work very well.

My point is, enjoy this precious time to unplug from the internet/socials and connect with your inner self and your travel companions. If you are afraid of boredom bring a good old book.

Do the camps offer extra activities? (4WD ride, camel ride)

When you are inside the camps you can often book extra activities like the 4WD tours or camel rides. Although at the camps (especially the luxurious ones), they often cost more than if you book directly at the visitors center. My advice is to contact the camp you are staying in before your trip and ask about the prices for their extra activities.

Most camps don’t have their own tours but they support the Bedouin tours, if you book directly with the Bedouin you will save on their commission, which is not free. You can also contact the visitors center before your arrival (we didn’t get an answer, but maybe you will be luckier than us!).

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One word about luxury in the desert

Remember where you are. The desert is a place hostile to life with very particular conditions. The temperatures range, the sun, and the sand makes it difficult to keep everything in optimal condition. And you are kilometers away from other cities.

So don’t be surprised if everything isn’t a top-notch luxury, try to be understanding. And if you are looking to splurge on the best hotels in Jordan, check out our post about the most luxurious hotels in Aqaba.

Which will you choose: Martian Dome or traditional Bedouin tents?

No matter where you will decide to stay in Wadi Rum, you are sure to see one of the most incredible places on Earth (or Mars?). So don’t forget a hat and sunscreen and enjoy! Whether you are planning a road trip to Jordan or Petra deep exploration check out our guides to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

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