Hot Air Ballooning near Wadi Rum
At Bait Ali Camp www.baitali.com they organise hot air ballooning where you can get some amazing views around Shakriya. The balloons are prohibited from going above the Wadi Rum massifs because the air currents there make it too dangerous.
The ballooning is provided by the Royal Aerosports Club of Jordan in Aqaba, phone number 918.104.22.16850 and email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The also have several other aero sports activities including Micro-light flying, Single Engine flight training, and parachuting.
The price was 500JD for a maximum of 5 people. The flights usually take off at sunrise, but only if the weather is suitable. [more ]
Bait Ali Camp - Shakriya near Wadi Rum
Bait Ali is located in Shakriya, which is about 7 kms from Wadi Rum and one or two kms from the entrance to Wadi Rum. It is owned and run by a Jordanian/English couple and the owner and his sons hand built most of it using a lot of wood.
The accommodation is in chalets or tents. The price for a room with bed and breakfast was 16JD/person, with dinner 25JD/person. The price for a tent with bed and breakfast was 13JD/person, with dinner 22JD/person.
There is a swimming pool, a restaurant with bar, Arabic evening entertainment, and they organise loads of activities like quad biking, balloon flights, land sailing, mountain biking etc.
Bait Ali is very popular with weekenders (mostly Jordanians from Amman) and you should reserve in advance if you want to go there on a Friday or a Saturday. [more ]