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I booked a three day walking tour in Wadi Rum. Together with three friends we discovered the beauty of the desert. It was an amazing experience, I will never forget. Our guide Eid was great and took good care of us. The food was very...More
tl;dr version: Really fantastic experience all around. While I would still recommend having a travel companion of your own from start to finish, joining one of Mehedi's tour groups is a great backup option. Mehedi and his team made me feel at ease.
Two girls booked a 1/2 day jeep overnight tour which we were able to adjust to suit our travel itinerary and felt safe at all times. Booking process was easy and Mehedi replies within 24 hours. The confirmation information provided was sufficient for us to...More
We booked the full day Mahedi Special Full Day Jeep tour, stayed one night at camp, and hiked the Burdah Arch the next morning with a guide. During the booking process, Mahedi recommended hiking the arch on a second day since the hours of daylight...More
Mehedi tailored me a three day trip that had all I wanted: a camel trek, doing the Burdah arch and bivouacking out in the desert.
Ibrahim, my camel guide, did a great job to teach me the fundamentals of how to get a camel to...More
Hi! I keep reading about "do it but be precautious" about the night at the desert, being a solo woman traveller in her +twenties.. What's the precaution to have about hiring any of these well recommended companies? Isn't safe already? Thanks!
4 February 2017|
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Response from Mehedi Saleh A | Property representative |
I hope this message finds you well. Basically yes, Insha'Allah, any company with a good reputation in Rum and reasonably long running business, you are and should be absolutely safe anyway. The majority of solo... More
I hope this message finds you well. Basically yes, Insha'Allah, any company with a good reputation in Rum and reasonably long running business, you are and should be absolutely safe anyway. The majority of solo female travellers visit Wadi Rum and don't have any problems. However, any place in the world where people are interacting, there is always a chance a person in a position of trust will be unprofessional. I think there are examples of men behaving inappropriately in every profession, in every part of the world. Cultural differences can compound this problem and cause mis-understandings. Therefore, the advise that you should be somewhat careful is right. Just as I hope you would be in any circumstance when you are alone with a man you do not know particularly well. Really the best way to approach your visit is to choose a Camp with a good reputation, look for shared tours if possible, stay on nights when there are other guests, and have fun but be a little more reserved than you might be with Western male friends. Plan your trip in advance rather than last minute so you can research the company/ guides you want to stay with. You can even ask them what they do to make sure solo female travellers are treated with respect, and what they do to take action should a problem arise.
I hope this helps.
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"As this is a desert camp where the 'rooms' are like Bedouin tents, every room is a good one!"