10 days of Equestrian Holidays in Wadi Rum
Follow the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia
Spend 6 days on horseback following the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia through one of the most beautiful deserts in the world, the Wadi Rum, where varied landscape provides new discoveries every day. Spend one day in Petra, one of the 7 world wonders, and one day on the Red Sea shore in Aqaba to refresh and make the transition back to your own world.
Bedouin Arabian horses
Arabian horses trained by Bedouins are animals full of character: passionate, obedient, inquisitive and graceful. The herd of horses live in the desert and are accustomed to the local climate. The striking Arabian horses provide an unforgettable equestrian experience. Sandy plains, mountains, rocks and gorges, nothing is alien to these horses, nor will it be for you.
Accompanied by a jeep with provisions
During our horse journey, we are accompanied by a jeep that carries the luggage, food and water. You will ride twice a day, 2-3 hours each time: one time in the morning, one time in the afternoon. In between, you will hide from the sun on the camp we build for you while we prepare lunch.
After the ride, you will have the possibility to take care of your horse. You will have every opportunity to build this special bond that unites a rider and his/her horse.
Accommodation in the Desert
Spend the night at our comfortable base camp with tents, beds and bathrooms with running water. Expect more rustic accommodation while traveling deep in desert.
It is also possible that will you be lucky enough to enjoy a pure Bedouin night in the open air, under the stars. Or in a bivouac tent. Day camp and night camp are Bedouin-style, sitting on mattresses, eating on a carpet on the floor.
Petra & Aqaba
After mastering the desert and to complete the adventure, you will visit Petra, the long-hidden treasure of Jordan, and enjoy Aqaba on the Red Sea resort.
General information horse riding
- All transport in Jordan
- Hotel accommodation for 2 nights , based on double room with bath or shower and toilet
- Full board during riding days, including coffee, tea and water
- Horses and guidance
- Luggage transport
- Nights in tents or camp in Wadi Rum (bring your own sleeping bag)
- English speaking tour guide (possibility of Dutch speaking guide, ask for availabilities)
- Flight to Jordan
- Visa costs (visa will be arranged at the airport for around 40 JD per person)
- Entrance fees: Petra (50 JD) Visa and ticket Petra via Jordanpass, Wadi Rum (40 JD for a Jeep Safari, 15 JD for a small camel ride, 25,00 JD for a glass boat tour and snorkelling in Aqaba.
- Insurance covering travels worldwide and riding
- Lunches at Petra and Aqaba
- Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks
- Additional cost covering early arrival or late departure
- Additional excursions
- Personal expenses
Including 6 days horse riding
Groups minimum 4 participants.
Day 1: after your arrival at the airport in Amman or Aqaba, we will travel to the camp in the Wadi Rum.
Day 2: Meet the horses. We’ll help you choose the horse that best suits you. We make a tour through the desert and will overnight in Wadi Rum.
Day 3 to 6: Explore the desert of Wadi Rum with your Bedouin guide. Follow ancient caravan routes in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia. During the tour we will cross the best parts of Wadi Rum. Riding in the red and the white desert, visit rockbridges, the ancient rock inscriptions, having a look at the different watersystems, pass through gorges, climbing sand dunes and see the different rockformations. Sometimes you will have the idea that you are riding on the moon. See the map on this page.
Day 7: Last day of riding and one more time sleeping in the desert in a camp with sanitary.
Day 8: Aqaba, with free time to spend for swimming in the Red Sea, snorkeling in the crystal clear waters and meet tropical fishes or corals of stunning beauty. You can also enjoy the marine wonders with a trip on a glass boat or simply go shopping. Hotel in Aqaba.
Day 9: Discover the glory of Petra, the rose red city of the Nabateans. Spend the whole day in the city. Enjoy sunset over the Petra mountains. Hotel in Aqaba or Madaba (depending on your flight).
Day 10: Trip back to the airport.