Wadi Rum(中文翻: 瓦地倫)可以說是整趟約旦自助我最愛,印象也最深刻的部分. Wadi Rum也有人稱為月亮谷(The valley of the moon)被列入UNESCO世界遺產中,很幸運地選擇到一間很棒的貝都因人營地受到很好的照顧, 這次所選擇的是: Wadi Rum Sky Camp. 主人是Solaiman, 行前在網路找到他camp的網頁,用信件往來詢問相關事宜, 或是whatsapp 詢問.Solaiman都會不厭其煩地給予解答跟建議. 他算是我碰過算正直誠實的貝都因人,不會指以商業為目的不切手段只為了要賺你的錢! 這次選擇在Wadi Rum Sky Camp停留2晚, 住宿的價格都是包含一天三餐
第一天- All day jeep tour
第二天-Burdah bridge hike
很幸運的是第一天跟第二天都碰到有其他旅人share一樣的行程, 所以Solaiman有把費用給扣掉,最後一天收錢是一人JD 90. 這就是為何我說他是誠實的生意人,因為很多人不會去注意到這點小細節
Wadi Rum( so called: The Valley of the Moon). Definitely my favourite part of entire trip in Jordan! I was lucky that choose a brilliant camp to stay-Wadi Rum Sky Camp.
The owner Solaiman is very helpful that answer all my questions and gave many advice before I booked with him.
He’s a genuine Bedouin guy that I choose to stay in his camp for 2 nights. The price is including accommodation and 3 meals a day. And my itinerary is:
1st Day-Full day Jeep Tour
2nd Day-Burdah hike
Price is JD 120 for each person
Luckily that we have someone to share the same tour on the first and second day. So the price is down to JD90 each. That’s why I said Solaiman is a honest people. He told us the price lower as someone else share the tour. (Normally many people might even forgot about it)
第一天從Petra一早搭車搭到Wadi Rum 巴士站
一如往常地貝都因人總是先以茶來招待客人, 等待其他人都到了後,因為另一對情侶也是預定了All day Jeep tour. Solaiman問我們介意一起拼車跑行程嗎？如果不想拼車的話也可以各自一台車
If you take the bus came from Petra or Aqaba, the bus will stop by the Wadi Rum bus staion. Then each camp will send the car to pick you up. But people who stay with Solaiman, bus driver will drop you off right in front of the door.
We sat in Solaiman’s house wait for other people arrive and meanwhile enjoy the tea that offer from Bedouin. There’re other couple were booked the exact same tour as well.
Therefore, Solaiman ask if we would like to share the same ride. If not, that’s ok he’ll arrange a differnt Jeep for us. We both doesn’t mind, more people more fun isn’t it??!!
So our guide-Mahamood take us to go on his jeep heading to the desert!!!
離開村莊以後就正式進入了完全沒網路也沒訊號的世界了!一路上看到其他吉普車,還有駱駝載著旅客在沙漠中奔馳的畫面. 越來越有沙漠中遊牧民族的感覺了! 一開始來到了Lawrence’s Spring
如果你曾經看過Peter O’toole演的Lawrence of Arabia(阿拉伯的勞倫斯)
After you leave the village, you’re literally away from the internet and phone connection!
Hey! If you wanna live like a nomad, be like a nomad!!! Forget about your phone for 2 days tho!
As the stunning landscape on the way, I’m getting more and more excited.
The first stop is “Lawrence’s Spring”. If you ever watched Peter O’toole’s “Lawrence of Arabia” you probably would be familiar with this name. The British officer who gather Arabian to against The Ottoman Empire.This place is name to honour him.
沿著山壁攀登而上,一覽整片景色, 這裡同時也是電影絕地救援的拍攝景點. 根據Solaiman說當時劇組特別選在八月來拍攝,因為八月天氣實在是太熱了,幾乎沒有什麼遊客會去屬於淡季
Climb the mountain all the way up to overlook the landscape. This place is also the location where they film the movie “The Martian”. According Solaiman says, they choose to film this place in Aug. Because it’s low season that the weather is very hot and no tourister. Many Bedouin help on assist shoot then.
到了中午用餐時間, Mahamood載著我們到他的私房景點, 把用餐的墊子鋪好後,讓我們稍作休息就到一旁去生火開始準備中餐了!
When the lunch time comes, Mahamood take us to his secret location.
Once the camping mat set, he told us to take a rest then heading to the side to get lunch prepare.
After the lunch break, Mahamood takes us to other locations.
之後前往Um Frouth Arch, 你可以跟隨著其他遊客的腳步攀爬上去拍照
We went to Um Frouth Arch, it’s a very easy and short hike.
Only takes less than 10 mins to the top.
When we came down from the Arch, Mahamood was sitting in other bedouin’s tent.
They invite us to join to sit down and have some tea.
Tea is for free, but you can leave some tips before you leave if you want.
All day jeep tour大概會跑5-6個景點
Wadi Rum Sky Camp優點之一是Camp的所在地剛好正前方跟正後方就是看日落跟日出的地點
As for the All day jeep tour, you’ll visit 5-6 locations. After we finished the tour, Mahamood takes us back to the camp for a break. He told us what time the sunset it is.
Best thing about Wadi Rum Sky Camp is their brilliant location.
Both Sunset and Sunrise location are just right in front/ at the back of the camp respectively. You don’t have to like other camps that need to have your guide to drive you to some other sunset/sunrise location.
At dinner time, you’ll enjoy very nice Bedouin BBQ and any kind of food. I can assure you that you’ll get very full!!
And you can sit outside to listening to Bedouin playing their instrument and sing.
Just look up your head then you can see thousands of million stars above your sky!
What a clear and beautiful sky that you don’t get to see in the city!
And woke up at 5am the next day morning, walk 5 mins toward the back of the camp to see the sunrise.
吃完早餐後開始今天重頭戲, Burdah bridge hike. 在攀爬時碰到其他2位美國來的大男生跟著他們的貝都因響導剛登頂完在路上小坐休息. 他們也說爬起來還蠻累的說! 可能是因為我在台灣都有固定練SUP還有其他運動的習慣, 對我來說算是輕鬆的行程! 但是上上下下很多要手腳並用的攀岩地段讓我覺得很有趣, 膽量跟體能不夠,或你有懼高症的話介意三思
And the highlight of today is- Burdah Bridge hike! On our way hike up, we met other 2 Amecrican guys with their Bedouin guide just have a tea break after summit. They both said it’s kind of tired.
I think maybe because I have been doing SUP and other exercise regualry so it’s easy for me. Most of place require climbing up and down. So you’ll need to see if you’re fit enough before you doing this hike.
所以他說他非常驚訝我的體能之好,一直誇獎我是：You’re a very strong Taiwanese woman”
Other poeple who join this hike all moving fast. So soon we’re getting close to summit!
頂端風勢很大, 剛剛在路上遇到的美國人說他們最後還是沒膽量走過bridge. Mohamood先示範給我們看,提醒我們身體要蹲低用蹲姿走到拍照點坐下
It was pretty windy up there. Mahamood keep on remind us to lower the body when we cross the bridge to the shooting location.
The reason that I said Mahamood is a nice guide because he’ve been taking good care of us. When there’s a bigger gap like this, he even carry us on his shoulder to help us get down.
Entire hike includeing break time is about 3 hrs or so. Then we heading to the lunch place today. Same as usual, another great location with beautiful view.
Proceed to other locations after lunch.
我還蠻推薦Wadi Rum Sky Camp的, 之後我也有推薦我朋友去這邊住, 還特別傳訊息請Solaiman特別照顧他們. 基本上很多照片我都免費送給Solaiman讓他可以隨意使用拿來宣傳他的camp
I’m highly recommend Wadi Rum Sky Camp. And I’m actually recommend my friends to stay with them afterwards. So if you’re interested in going to Wadi Rum.
No doubt that you can choose to stay with them. You’ll be in good hand.
[Burdah bridge hike Video in Wadi Rum, shoot by Gopro hero 6]
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