Volunteer with a Bedouin family in the Jordanian desert. Authentic Wadi Rum Bedouin life experience.

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi
    My name is Ibraheem and I live with my family in Wadi Rum, we are a Bedouin family and have our own distinct culture, meet new people, and exchange many things with them. Also, we have a small Bedouin traditional camp in Wadi Rum desert.

    We are a family business that provide authentic Bedouin experience to our guests. All of our guides are born and raised in this desert who are always eager to share their wisdom with you. We will share with you the most beautiful hidden places in Wadi Rum. Be it an new adventure, or just to enjoy the scenery, the possibilities are endless in this beautiful desert.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travelers can learn many things, including who the Bedouin are and how they live. Volunteers can also see firsthand which animals the Bedouin rear and how they live peacefully in the Wadi Rum desert.

    We believe volunteering is beneficial to all parties, and we look to learn as much from the volunteer as they learn from us. We will not force the volunteers to do any more than they can afford. We are friends and would love to incorporate you into fun activities such as meeting our friends and learning new games.
    As a volunteer, you can experience the Bedouin live and can explore the vast beauty of Wadi Rum desert with us. Whether it's sleeping under the stars with zero light pollution or climbing the sand dunes, there is always something to learn and do in the desert.

    We can also show you around the desert, there is a place for hiking and climbing rock not far from here, all within walking distance.

  • Help

    Help

    We need volunteers to assist us with computer work, including answering emails.
    We also could use help around our camp and our tours in Wadi Rum desert. Our slogan in wadi rum is: keep wadi rum clean. unfortunately there is a lot of trash around, moved by the wind, like plastic bags and bottles and so on. It would be nice to collect that trash and put them away around our facilities. Another task would be to learn to cook the traditional bedouin way like sarb, which is cooking in the sand and makluba for example. Concerning our tours we would show the volunteer certain tours on jebel rum or through rakabat canyon so that s/he knows our most secret but also popular places.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Arabic, English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We provide accommodation (both male and female) in our home in Wadi Rum village and will also provide meals for the volunteer. The volunteer is also welcome to sleep under the stars with our Bedouin family in the desert. Of course we provide private accommodation to give some privacy.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many activities the volunteers can do in their free time. They can do some hiking, visit Shalala Spring (40m from our home) as well as the Nabatean temple (20m from home)
    Lawrence spring is another destination which is approximately 1hour away. Sand dunes and canyons are there to be explored in the desert as well.

    For the transport: There's a bus from Aqaba to Wadi Rum every day except Friday. The bus leaves around 1pm but you want to be there earlier to have a seat.
    From Petra to Wadi Rum there's a bus every day at 6 am.
    If you come from Amman, you can take the bus to Aqaba to reach the 1pm bus. Taxis are also available from Aqaba.

    Taxis are always available to take to Wadi Rum from any location but is more expensive than public transport. The choice is yours.

    We hope to greet new friends soon!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week


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