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4 DAY OR 6 DAY HORSE RIDING FROM PETRA TO WADI RUM

Discover the south of Jordan on horseback where nature is breathtakingly beautiful and rugged. One of its natural wonders is the most impressive desert landscape in the world; Wadi Rum. This vast, echoing and colorful desert is a true paradise for nature lovers. The ride takes you from the mountainous area around Petra with stunning views to the vast sand plains and steep rock formations of Wadi Rum. Combined with a visit to the ancient city of Petra, a horse riding holiday in Jordan will be the experience of a lifetime. We have created the following programs for you (4 days & 6 days horse riding).

Day 1: Arrival day

Info: if you buy the Jordan Pass before departure your visa fee will be waived upon arrival (www.jordanpass.jo) and your 1-day entry ticket to Petra and entry to Wadi Rum are included in the price of 70 JOD. Transfer by car to a 3* hotel in Madaba; a mostly Christian town. You can visit the St. George church and the mosaics at the archeological museum. We can recommend you a very nice Jordanian dinner at a local and unique restaurant: Haret Djoudna. Overnight at a 3* Hotel in Madaba, including breakfast.

Day 2: Visit Petra

At 08.30 AM you will be picked up for the 3 hour transfer to Petra. Upon arrival in Wadi Musa you will be taken to the hotel where you can leave your luggage (Early check-in if possible). A short walk takes you to the visitor center of Petra where they scan your Jordan Pass and you start your visit via the Siq, the Treasury, the street of façades and the colonnaded street. Then you can climb up to the monastery or the high place of Sacrifice.

Today you will have dinner with your guide (included) and you will have the opportunity to ask questions about the ride. Overnight at a 3* Hotel in Wadi Musa (Petra), including breakfast.

Day 3: Horse riding: Start of the ride in the mountains

Today’s the day! At 8.30 AM you will be picked up at the hotel and taken to the starting point of the ride. In the mountains you start your adventure with great views over Petra. You will be riding for about 3 hours via the villages of Taybet and Rajev, where you will enjoy the first lunch under Prince Hassan castle, in an area with natural springs and tree gardens with amazing views over Petra and Wadi Araba. After lunch we continue for another 2.5 hours via the viewpoint of Dilagha and then descending down into Wadi Thugra where we camp. Upon arrival, the horses get water and food and then you can set up your tent. A campfire is made and the first evening under the starts can be enjoyed!

Day 4: Horse riding: To Wadi Rum

After breakfast you take down your tent, you brush and saddle your horse and the ride can start! We ride via a small Bedouin village and slowly but surely mountains become desert; we ride about 2.5 hours until we reach “the 3 trees”, the only shady place in this area where we have lunch. After lunch, we ride towards the village of Humayma, where we lead the horses across the Desert Highway; traffic is slow here and it’s easy to cross. Now we have arrived into the north part of Wadi Rum, the Kharaza area. Here are nice opportunities for a trot and a canter. The riding is about 2 hours to the camp location; a beautiful U shape rock formation and sandy area. It’s the perfect spot to see the moon rise over the mountains and to see a beautiful sunrise the next morning.

Day 5: Horse riding: Further into the desert

After breakfast, the third day of riding begins in a stunning part of the desert, far away from the tourist areas. Today we will see natural rock bridges, the "mushroom", and inscriptions and there will be plenty of nice sandy roads for long canters. In the morning we ride about 2.5 hours to our shady lunch location. Again there is plenty of time to relax, enjoy lunch, maybe take a little nap, make pictures and enjoy the scenery. After lunch we continue on endless sandy roads, perfect for long canters. In this area the sand has many colors so keep those cameras ready! The afternoon ride will be 2,5 to 3 hours to the camp location; a small canyon, protected from the wind and nice and sandy for the horses.

Day 6: Horse riding: Last day in the desert (4 day riding program)

Last day of riding! After breakfast we ride via mudflats, ideal for a nice gallop, towards the desert village of Disi. Before we reach the village we have our last lunch in the desert. In Disi are natural springs and this has made an oasis in the desert with high trees and grass. After lunch we ride via another mud flat to one of the camps near the village where it’s time to say goodbye to your horse and to the team. You spend the night at a Bedouin camp where you can wash away all the dust of the desert and where you will enjoy a nice dinner.

Day 6: Horse riding: Protected Area of Wadi Rum (6 days riding program)

Today we ride via the mudflat to Um Salab where we cross into the Protected Area of Wadi Rum! In about 3 hours we ride via a stunning canyon to Um Ishrin, where we have lunch. After lunch we ride another 3 hours via the highest sand dunes in Wadi Rum and inscriptions of the Nabateans, via Laurence house to Burdah Bridge where we camp tonight.

Day 7: Dead Sea and Mabada (4 days riding program)

After breakfast, at 08.30 AM, you will be picked up for a 3 hour transfer to the Dead Sea. You will spend the afternoon at OH Beach Resort, where you have access to the beach, the pools and other facilities and where you will enjoy lunch at Al Omara Restaurant (drinks are not included). At an agreed time: Transfer to your hotel in Madaba via the scenic Mt. Nebo way through the hills. Overnight at a 3* Hotel in Madaba, including breakfast.

Day 7: Horse riding: More amazing desert (6 days riding program)

This morning after breakfast we ride for about 2.5 hours from Burdah Bridge to the back of Um Fruth Bridge and in this area we have our lunch. After lunch we ride in 3 hours from Um Fruth Bridge to the 5 kilometer long Barrah Canyon where we camp. Enjoy the silence!

Day 8: Departure (4 day riding program)

The driver will pick you from the hotel 2,5 hours before the departure time of your flight, you need to check in 2 hours before departure and from Madaba to Amman airport is just a 25 minute drive.

Day 8: Horse riding: Ride back to civilization (6 days riding program)

After breakfast we continue our ride through Barrah canyon and from there towards and through Siq Um Foos and Siq Um Atawaki where we have lunch. After lunch we ride via the mud flat, where we can enjoy another good canter. Today at the end of the afternoon it’s time to say goodbye to your horse and to the team and you will spend the night at a Bedouin camp where you can wash away all the dust of the desert and where you will enjoy a nice dinner.

Day 9: Dead Sea and Mabada (6 days riding program)

After breakfast, at 08.30 AM, you will be picked up for a 3 hour transfer to the Dead Sea. You will spend the afternoon at OH Beach Resort, where you have access to the beach, the pools and other facilities and where you will enjoy lunch at Al Omara Restaurant (drinks are not included). At an agreed time: Transfer to your hotel in Madaba via the scenic Mt. Nebo way through the hills. Overnight at a 3* Hotel in Madaba, including breakfast.

Day 10: Departure (6 day riding program)

The driver will pick you from the hotel 2,5 hours before the departure time of your flight.

Accommodation and food & beverage during the ride:

We provide mattresses and dome tents, you put up and take down your own tent every day, off course assistance will be given when needed. Since we are trekking from one place to another in the desert, the sanitary facilities will be very basic and water is limited.

Daily you will enjoy delicious Arabic dishes. For breakfast: eggs, cheese, hummus, olive oil & herbs (zaater), jam, cucumber, tomato, fruits, bread, tea and coffee. Lunch: dishes with chicken, vegetables and rice, or different kinds of salad and bread. Dinner: dishes like ‘sanniya’ (warm dish with vegetables, potatoes and chicken),‘maglouba’ (rice with spices and chicken or meat and vegetables), barbeque, fried fish, vegetables, kofta, always combined with fresh salads and a dessert. Tea, water and soft drinks will be available at all times. We have catered for many vegetarians, so this is no problem for our chef.

Horses & riding:

You will ride local horses; they are not very tall but they are extremely strong and sturdy and perfectly fit to work in tough conditions in the desert. Riders must be fit, able to trot, canter and gallop and have experience with trail riding. Guests are allowed to take care of their own horse, giving water and food, brushing and saddling at each stop. We have a different range of horses, from easy and quiet to pretty active and highly enthusiastic. All saddles are English style and every horse has a bit and English style bridle according to its temperament. The saddle blankets have pockets for a water bottle, camera, sun cream, etc. so this can be taken along during riding. The jeep will take the rest of your luggage and will be available at every lunch and dinner/camping stop.

 Included in the price:

  • All transfers as described in the program.
  • Day 1: Overnight t a 3* hotel in Madaba, including breakfast.
  • Day 2: Overnight at a 3* hotel near Petra, including breakfast.
  • Day 2: Dinner at a local restaurant, including taxi transfer to/from the restaurant (if necessary).
  • 4 or 6 days horse riding from Petra to and in Wadi Rum, (5 - 6 hours per day), including all meals, drinks (non-alcoholic), tent & mattress, horses, tack, guide, driver/chef and luggage transport.
  • Day 6 or 8: End of the afternoon, transport of the horses back to Petra.
  • Day 6 or 8: Overnight at a Bedouin Camp, including dinner and breakfast.
  • Day 7 or 9: Entry and lunch at OH Beach Resort
  • Day 7 or 9: Overnight at a 3* hotel in Madaba, including breakfast.

NOT included in the price:

  • Flight
  • Visa at the airport (40 JD per person) – see Jordan Pass
  • Entry ticket to Petra (50 JOD per person) – see Jordan Pass
  • Entry ticket Wadi Rum (5 JOD per person) – see Jordan Pass
  • By buying the Jordan Pass (jordanpass.jo) your visa fee is waived upon arrival so no hassle with changing money at the airport and your entry tickets to Petra and Wadi Rum are included in the price (70 JOD) as well.
  • Meals not mentioned in the program: dinner on day 1, lunch on day 2 and dinner on day 7 or 9
  • Tips for the guide, driver, restaurants, etc.
  • Travel insurance, for horse tours compulsory!
  • Sleeping bag for camping during the horse tour, we kindly ask you to bring your own.

Single supplement: Total for the 3 nights in the hotels: 115 USD per person

 

Dates & NEW Prices 2017

HT 1 Sat 11/03 - Sat 18/03 2017 8 day tour, 4 days riding

HT 2 Sat 25/03 - Sat 01/04 2017 8 day tour, 4 days riding

HT 2b Sat 01/04 - Sat 08/04 2017 8 day tour, 4 days riding = 1 place left

HT 3 Thu 13/04 - Sat 22/04 2017 10 day tour, 6 days riding = fully booked

HT 4 Thu 04/05 - Sat 13/05 2017 10 day tour, 6 days riding = 1 place left

HT 5 Sat 20/05 – Sat 27/05 2017 8 day tour, 4 days riding

HT 6 Thu 14/09 - Sat 23/09 2017 10 day tour, 6 days riding = guaranteed ride

HT 7 Sat 30/9 – Sat 07/10 2017 8 day tour, 4 days riding = guaranteed ride

HT 8 Thu 12/10 - Sat 21/10 2017 10 day tour, 6 days riding = 2 requests

HT 9 Sat 28/10 – Sat 04/11 2017 8 day tour, 4 days riding = guaranteed ride

HT 10 Thu 09/11 - Sat 18/11 2017 10 day tour, 6 days riding = guaranteed ride

PRICE TOUR WITH 4 DAY RIDE: for 2 riders: 1.570 USD pp and for 3 riders & more: 1.275 USD pp

PRICE TOUR WITH 6 DAY RIDE: for 2 riders: 2.095 USD pp and for 3 riders & more: 1.720 USD pp

SHORT HORSE RIDES – Mountains around Petra

During this 3 hour ride we take you up the mountain, you will have stunning views over a part of Petra, Bedouin Village, Ammarin Village and Little Petra.

The terrain is mountainous and rugged so having at least some riding experience is definitely an advantage.

Price: 50 JOD

1 DAY HORSE RIDING – Mountains around Petra

Starting from the stable / B&B you ride up the mountain. During the ride you will have the view of Petra, Bedouin Village, Ammarin Village and Little Petra. Lunch will be in an old deserted village; Al Hay. After lunch there is time to relax before we ride a bit further up the mountain and then head back to the stable.

Included: +/- 4 hours horse riding – guide – lunch – jeep to bring lunch to the location – water and soft drinks

Price: 75 JOD per person

2 DAYS HORSE RIDING – Little Petra

Day 1: Starting from the stable in Wadi Musa you ride up the mountain. During the ride you will have the view of Petra, Bedouin Village and Ammarin Village. You visit the old deserted village Al Hay from where you ride down in the direction of Little Petra. Lunch will be in the shade of olive trees. After lunch you continue deeper into Beida, the area around Little Petra. The dinner and camping location is in a mountainous area with a nice view over Wadi Araba.

Day 2: In the morning we ride back through the mountains to Little Petra and we visit Little Petra. After your visit we ride up the mountain to the lunch location and we have lunch in the shade of a big fig tree. After lunch there is some time to relax before we continue our ride back to the stables.

Included: +/- 5 hours horse riding per day – guide – all meals during the ride – water and soft drinks – jeep for luggage transportation

Level of riding: Guests need to be able to fully control their horse in a walk, trot and canter!

Important: People need to bring their own sleeping bags for camping.

Minimum: This tour can proceed with 2 riders or more.

Price: 200 JOD per person