Jordan|Wadi Rum-Hikes, Jeep tour

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
行程的部分:

第一天- All day jeep tour
第二天-Burdah bridge hike

這樣的價格是一人JD 120
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
如果你是搭車來的旅客都是在這下車,然後等待你的camp派車來把你載走
Solaiman可能跟巴士公司關係不錯,巴士是直接把我載到Solaiman的家去集合
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
我們都表示沒意見,人多當然更熱鬧摟!於是負責我們的貝都因導遊Mahamood(我超推薦這位導遊的)就讓我們上了吉普車後座往沙漠前進!

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)
他所飾演的Lawrence上校就是當初集結讓本來像一團散沙的阿拉伯人團結起來一起對抗鄂圖曼帝國, 這座泉水就是以他為命名以紀念他為阿拉伯人所做的付出

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.

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Lawrence’s Spring

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
當時他們很多貝都因人都有幫忙拍攝工作!

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.

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Overlook the landscape of Lawrence’s spring from the top
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Adorable Bedouin puppy

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.

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Chill out at lunch time and watching this stunning landscape

 

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Bedouin Lunch, 主食是餅皮, 加上沙拉還有2~3樣不同種的豆泥,超好吃的

 

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Wadi Rum is such a photogenic place

吃飽稍作休息後Mahamood又載著我們前往其他景點
After the lunch break, Mahamood takes us to other locations.
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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
基本上沒有什麼難度,幾分鐘內即可登頂

We went to Um Frouth Arch, it’s a very easy and short hike.
Only takes less than 10 mins to the top.

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Um Frouth Arch, easy to hike up to the top

下來之後Mahamood在一旁的貝都因人茶攤跟其他貝都因人聊天
熱情的邀請你進入喝杯茶,茶是免費的,但你可以看自己的心意離開前留點小費

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.

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Have some Bedouin tea in Bedouin’s tent after came down from Um Frouth Arch

All day jeep tour大概會跑5-6個景點
結束後就先載回營地, Mahamood告訴我們那天的日落時間還有看日落的地點
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
直接走路就可以到,不用像其他camp時間到了要開車前往看夕陽的點

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.

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Wadi Rum Sky Camp-Home for the next 2 nights 🙂

 

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Stunning sunset location just right in front of the camp

晚餐時間會有美味的貝都因BBQ,還有各式各樣的還有各式各樣的食物,絕對讓你吃到很飽不用擔心, 坐在外頭聽著貝都因人唱歌邊抬頭觀賞著天空無數顆星星,這個乾淨的星空絕對是在城市中所看不到的!

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!

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Thousands of millions stars above the sky, how can you not love this place!!!

隔天一早5點起床走路5分鐘往營地正後方山頭走去便可以觀日出
And woke up at 5am the next day morning, walk 5 mins toward the back of the camp to see the sunrise.

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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.

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Burdah bridge hike

 

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Our Bedouin guide-Mahamood, he can literally walk on the wall with bare foot!!

 

貝都因響導後來跟我說,一剛開始他還蠻擔心我的體能狀況的,因為他沒帶過台灣人,只有以前帶過中國人! 他說他剛好帶的中國人是完全沒爬過山,所以爬的狀況只能用一個慘字來形容
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”
同行的其他人也是平時有在運動體能不錯,大家腳程算快的, 很快就接近頂端準備登頂了

Other poeple who join this hike all moving fast. So soon we’re getting close to summit!

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Took short break on the half way

 

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Yeah~we’re almost there!!!

 

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.

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Mahamood remind us to lower our body to cross the bridge as it’s pretty windy up there

 

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The best hike ever this year!!

我之所以會說大推Mahamood是因為他對大家照顧有加, 像這種落差較大的地段他甚至還把每個人都扛在肩上讓大家下得來

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.

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Mahamood even let each of us to sit on his shoulder when it comes to a big gap like this

 

整趟連休息應該是3小時左右吧!之後就前往今天的午餐地點, 一樣又是景色很棒的用餐地點

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.

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View from our lunch break location

用完餐後再繼續前往其他景點
Proceed to other locations after lunch.

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Jeep driving around the desert with red sand

 

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Chicken rock

 

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
希望能讓他的camp能見度增加

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]

 

Wadi Rum Sky Camp:
http://wadirumsky.com/

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