This spectacular riding holiday destination in Jordan offers you a combination of international experience, local knowledge, a high standard of quality and warm hospitality. Your hosts have a great passion for this country and for horses and wish to share all its wonders and beauty in such a way that Jordan leaves an unforgettable impression in your mind and heart. Horseback is the ideal way to explore this vast yet beautiful area.
The red sands of the Wadi Rum desert were made famous by T.E.Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia. His book "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" is a biographical account of his experiences during the Arab Revolt of 1916-18 as a member of the British Forces of North Africa. The rock formations above Wadi Rum village are known as the Seven Pillars in his honour and there are a number of sites which bear his name, such as Lawrence's House and Lawrence's springs.
The ancient, red rock city of Petra is one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World and it's easy to see why. Your first glimpse of the Treasury will stay with your forever, but Petra is much larger than this well-known monument and there are many other spectacular facades carved into the canyon.
The best way to explore the sands, mountains and canyons of Jordan is on horseback and your guides provide a selection of lovely horses who are well cared for and a pleasure to ride. Some are pure Arabs from Jordan, Iraq and Syria and the rest have Arabian blood in them. They possess immense stamina and are tough and strong from living in the desert all year around. They are all well behaved and they enjoy working.
This holiday is an exhilarating combination of spectacular horse riding across the desert with the ancient Biblical and Nabatean history of the area and the chance to relax your body and soul at the Dead Sea.
Cathy from Far and Ride has been lucky enough to ride here and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.