What to Bring

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_MG_9810Preparation for the desert may seem intimidating.  However, with a little thought, being ready is no problem.  Temperature in Wadi Rum can vary dramatically from day to night.  Winters can be quite cold and summers  very hot.  However, no matter the season, the sun is bright and sunburns are common.  Be sure to bring protection from the sun.  Sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen.  As well as toiletries for the dry weather.  Water bottles and lotion are extremely valuable and will make your entire trip more comfortable.  Additionally, as the sandy deserts have winds at times, a scarf is always helpful to protect your face.  Good hiking shoes are important.  If you love scrambling on rocks, bring sturdy hiking shoes, which will be helpful with the desert sands as well.  If the sand is all you came for and plan on walking on the valley or spending your days on the back of a camel, canvas shoes with flexible soles are most comfortable.  Also valuable when needing to leave the tent at night for a moment or spending time around the campfire. Plenty of blankets and campfires will be provided, but you may want a sleeping bag and jacket  even in summer and thermals during the winter.  We have a generator which we turn on for a few hours at night for cooking and charging camera batteries, but a torch is very important, as there are no lights in the tents.  We also have hot showers to clean up after long days of hiking, but be sure to bring a towel.  Other items to be considered include cash, because there are no ATMs nor credit card machines, as well as snacks for hiking and, of course, a camera.
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES IN WADI RUMMonth
 
Lowest
 
Highest
 
January
 
4°C
 
15°C
April
 
12°C
 
25°C
July
 
19°C
 
36°C
October
 
13°C
 
29°C

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