A Week in Jordan: Adventure, Glamping, History, Beaches & Food
The many reasons why this fascinating country should be on your travel bucket list… and a complete guide for your trip.
Day 4 – 7: Glamping in Petra
Once you’ve thoroughly explored Petra, keep the adventure alive by going glamping. Staying at a conventional hotel would, IMHO, ruin the adventurous feeling of Petra. So grab your bags and head to one of these stylish glamping hotels to have an experience your friends will drool over:
The Rock Camp
The Rock Camp in Petra is a beautiful glamping site, 15 min north of Petra’s center, surrounded by gorgeous mountains that glitter at night. This rocky terrain provides a perfect setting for glamping.
This site is also of historical significance as it marks the place of the start of the evolution of the Nabataean Empire, making this another site that history lovers cannot miss. The camp includes 15 handmade Bedouin tents that will allow you to experience the nomadic lifestyle in style. Inside, they’re surprisingly comfortable.
Your hosts will cook dinner for you, there are comfortable lounge areas to watch the sunset and play chess, and at night the hills twinkle with the lights of a hundred lanterns. It’s more magical than you could imagine. All you need is a sense of adventure.
Wadi Rum Night Luxury Camp
If you’re looking for a more luxurious glamping experience, venture the hour and a half south to Wadi Rum Night Luxury Camp; you’ll be pleased with what you find.
Love surfing sand dunes? Watching the sun set behind a sea of sand? Immersing yourself in true nomadic culture? Then The Wadi Rum is the place for you! The Wadi Rum is the site of the “Seven Pillars of Wisdom,” a natural structure that is of great significance in ancient Arabic culture. Oh yeah, and it also happens to be the home of an uber-luxurious glamping hotel. If you’re used to staying at luxury hotels, you won’t feel like you’re slumming it here. The floors are wood with rugs, and there are even electrical plugs in the tents (but no wifi).
You also have the option of staying in one of their bubble-like tents. I stayed in both and loved each in their own way. Make sure to go on several of the excursions and check out the stunning surrounding area. Tip: they don’t serve alcohol, so bring your own booze!
Next up: What to wear and what to bring…