Great tour with Aeith of Wadi Rum Desert Tours
by Matt C
(Nova Scotia, Canada)
I spent 2 days touring around Wadi Rum with Aeith after a friend recommended him to me. Aeith met me at the Wadi Rum Rest House when I arrived on the tourist bus from Petra. We went to his house for some delicious and very sugary tea. We went over the plan with a map and then set off into the desert with a truck.
I decided to go with this company's "Two Days Jeep and Scrambling Tour" so on the first day we visited many of the sites using a truck. Aeith was very friendly, charismatic and knowledgeable. He was able to answer all of my questions and made me laugh more than a handful of times. He also speaks high quality English which was quite nice.
At night we set up camp in a secluded area with a cave. Aeith cooked a delicious, traditional meal and played some music using a Bedouin instrument. I was a bit concerned about sleeping out under the stars but in the end I was very glad that I did. The view was of the stars was something I will not soon forget.
The next morning we hiked to the top of a large rock arch. The views from the top were impressive and the scramble up to the top was fun as well. After coming back down, there were two camels waiting for us. This was not part of the original plan but I had organized it in advance with Aeith and he made it happen. The journey back to the village was great and it provided the perfect conclusion to the tour.
I can highly recommend Aeith to anyone visiting Wadi Rum. If you want to book a tour with him you can visit his website: www.wadirumdeserttours.com
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