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3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Parking included
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue Grill
  • 24/7 Front Desk
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

Explore the area

    Popular LocationDeeseh Knowledge Station4 min drive
    Popular LocationWadi Rum Visitor Center20 min drive
    Popular LocationLawrence's Spring30 min drive
    AirportAqaba (AQJ-King Hussein Intl.)73 min drive

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  • Junior Suite

    Room amenities

    • 161 sq ft
    • Studio
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsJunior Suite
  • Deluxe Bedouin Tent Double

    Room amenities

    • 96 sq ft
    • Studio
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Bedouin Tent Double
  • Deluxe Beduin Tent Single

    Room amenities

    • 96 sq ft
    • Studio
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Beduin Tent Single
  • Deluxe Bedouin Tent Triple

    Room amenities

    • 129 sq ft
    • Studio
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed OR 3 Twin Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Bedouin Tent Triple
  • Suite Basha Tent Double

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Studio
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsSuite Basha Tent Double
  • Suite Basha Tent Single

    Room amenities

    • 161 sq ft
    • Studio
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsSuite Basha Tent Single
  • Suite Basha Tent Triple

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Studio
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed OR 3 Twin Beds
    More detailsSuite Basha Tent Triple

About this area

Wadi Rum

Located in Wadi Rum, Captain's Desert Camp is on the Strip and on the boardwalk. Lawrence's Spring is a local landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Wadi Rum Protected Area and Mushroom Rock. Take an opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like hiking/biking trails and other activities like skiing.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Deeseh Knowledge Station - 4 min drive
  • Wadi Rum Visitor Center - 20 min drive
  • Mushroom Rock - 29 min drive
  • Lawrence's Spring - 30 min drive
  • Khazali Canyon - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportAqaba (AQJ-King Hussein Intl.) - 73 min drive

About this property

Captain's Desert Camp

Boardwalk campground with restaurant and 24-hour front desk
A restaurant, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk are available at this smoke-free campground. Self parking is free. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, a garden, and barbecue grills are onsite. All 65 accommodations offer room service.
Captain's Desert Camp offers 65 accommodations. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Close to skiing

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Accessible parking

Family friendly

  • Children stay free


  • 1 restaurant
  • Room service available


  • Bed sheets provided


  • Towels provided

Outdoor areas

  • Terrace
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • No pets or service animals


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • No elevators
  • Roll-in shower
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Turndown service
  • 24-hour front desk

Location highlights

  • In the historical district
  • In the mountains
  • On the boardwalk
  • On the Strip

Things to do

  • Horse riding on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


  • 65 rooms
  • 1 floor
  • 1 building

Where to eat

  • Onsite dining venue – Open daily.



Check-in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements
Guests who enter Aqaba, Jordan through the Israel border must process their visa online and inform the property in advance.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: JOD 25 per vehicle (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Couples wishing to share a room must provide proof of marriage
This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Alcohol is not permitted at this property

Property is also known as

Captain's Camp
Captain's Desert Camp
Captain's Desert Camp Campground
Captain's Desert Camp Campground Wadi Rum
Captain's Desert Camp Wadi Rum
Captain`s Desert Camp Hotel Wadi Rum
Captain's Desert Camp Campsite Wadi Rum
Captain's Desert Camp Campsite
Captain's sert Camp Campsite
Captain's Desert Camp Campsite
Captain's Desert Camp Wadi Rum
Captain's Desert Camp Campsite Wadi Rum

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Captain's Desert Camp and receive a full refund?
Yes, Captain's Desert Camp offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Captain's Desert Camp cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Captain's Desert Camp?
As of Sep 25, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Captain's Desert Camp on Sep 26, 2020 start from $93, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Captain's Desert Camp pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Captain's Desert Camp?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Captain's Desert Camp?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM–9:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Captain's Desert Camp?
Check-out is at 11:30 AM.
Does Captain's Desert Camp provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of JOD 25 per vehicle, one way, applies.
Where is Captain's Desert Camp located?
Situated on the Strip, this campground is within 1 mi (2 km) of Deeseh Knowledge Station and Wadi Rum Protected Area. Wadi Rum Visitor Center is 9.7 mi (15.6 km) away.
35 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Traveled with group
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Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

2/5 Poor

Traveled with group
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Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
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Hospitality, food, staff were perfect. Mosquitoes in December were a problem.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Ok, we really hated it but I’m giving it 5/10 across the board. Here’s my reasons: we were jet lagged and so sleep at the “correct” time was a struggle. Also, this is a Bedouin camp and so you have to have realistic expectations. Here are some of the things we didn’t like: the lighting was very limited, there was NO hot water, the bathroom door wouldn’t stay closed, there were loud barking dogs all night. Here are some positive things: the camp helped us arrange a Jeep tour when we arrived (and started within 15 min), the staff were fine, but had very limited English, the dinner was generous and traditional and reasonably priced. My family wouldn’t want to do a camp stay again, but I’d suggest a more traditional one instead for a more traditional experience (although running water and a toilet ARE really nice and important to some)!
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

2/5 Poor

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No welcome
First of all, I wrote in to inquire about 4*4 drive prior to stay and a reply came with rates and I replied if one need to book in advance and there was no reply till the day I checked in. In the booking confirmation, it did state there is no receptionist so on the day of check in there was no one. Then, someone came to counter and ask for name etc. I showed the booking. NO registration done and I was asked "room, breakfast, go?" and was given key and taken to tent. There was no welcoming feeling nor info regarding the camp - what is there and what to do. There was no drinking water in the tent. Later, I came out and noted nothing around the area. Groups of tourists arrived and the staff were busy welcoming them. Next morning, I had my breakfast and left. They say there is WiFi but there was no WiFi in the tent and only after midnight did I receive any WiFi signal. The tent was clean and room comfortable but only with a dingy light - one cannot read properly inside the room. Next morning handed over the key and checked out. Disappointing stay.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019