Wadi Rum Desert Trail
Jordan ( Best airport: Amman)
Discover the southern parts of Jordan on horseback where the rugged nature is breathtakingly beautiful. The natural wonder of Wadi Rum is one of the most impressive desert landscapes in the world. This echoing and colourful desert is a true paradise for nature lovers. Ride over the mountainous area around Petra with stunning views of the desert and enjoy long canters across the vast sand plains. Spend the evenings at camp sitting around a campfire, tasting delicious Arabic dishes and soaking in the quietness of the desert under starlit skies.
Level of Riding and Fitness
The riding on this trail is a mix of relaxed riding at walk with long trots and canters where the terrain allows faster riding. There are also opportunities to gallop. All riders must be fit enough to ride 5-6 hours a day, sometimes in the heat of the desert. Previous trail riding experience is a must and each participant should be confident and in control at all paces out in the open on a forward going horse.
Wearing a hard hat is strongly recommended.
Weight limit: 85kg / 13.3 stone
Guides and Group Size
You will be guided by Eid who was born and raised in Wadi Musa. He has more than 20 years of experience in working with horses and guiding trails in Wadi Rum.
The maximum number of riders in a group is 8.
Tack and Riding Equipment
All the horses will have their own individual English saddle and bridle fitted to them. The saddle pads have pockets that can carry the daily essential items, such as water bottles, sun cream and camera.
The guests can participate in grooming and tacking up their horses each day, as well as, helping with the feeding and watering of the horses.
Accommodation and Dining
The accommodation during the first and last night of the holiday will be in a hotel in Madaba with breakfast included. On days 2 and 8 you will be staying in a hotel near Petra, with breakfast and dinner included.
While out on trail in the desert the accommodation will be in a mobile camp in dome tents (bring your own sleeping bag!) Each guest will have their own tent with a mattress provided. Sanitary facilities in the camps are basic and there is a limited amount of water available for washing. Each participant should help out with camp chores, such as putting up and taking down tents. During the ride in the desert you will enjoy a full board of delicious Arabic dishes. Tea will always be available, as well as, water and soft drinks (no alcohol). Allergies or special dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice.
Luggage will be transported by the support vehicle between overnight camps. The support vehicle meets the group each day also at lunch time so you will have access to your belongings during the day as well.
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Wadi Rum Desert Trail
10 days / 9 nights / 6 days riding
Single supplement £125
The rides will confirm with 3 riders in a group.
Do not book flights until you have received the Booking confirmation email from saddletravel.com.
The closest airport is Amman.
Airport transfers to/from the airport are included in your holiday. Individual transfers are arranged if participants are arriving too far apart. Transfer time is approximately 25 minutes.
We recommend purchasing a Jordan Pass (www.jordanpass.jo) before the start of your holiday. The Pass that you will need is called the “Jordan Wanderer” and the cost is 70 JOD. By purchasing this Pass your visa fee upon arrival to Jordan will be waived, and the entry to Petra and Wadi Rum are included in the price too. Please PRINT your Jordan Pass so that the guide can take it to the visitor centre at Wadi Rum.
- 6 full days of riding
- Trail riding horse, tack and saddlebags
- Night in a hotel in Madaba on Days 1 and 9, including breakfast
- Night in a hotel near Petra on Days 2 and 8, including breakfast and dinner
- 5 nights camping in the Wadi Rum
- All meals from Day 2 to Day 10 excluding lunch on Day 2 and dinner on Day 9
- All land transfers
- All arrangements for duration of holiday
- Services of guide
- Jordan Pass
- Lunch on Day 2 or dinner on Day 9