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Special Offer!

5% Discount for Christmas and New Year

There is a 5% discount on the website prices for the rides beginning 23rd December 2022 and 30th December 2022.

Offer ends Dec. 16, 2022

Last Minute Special!

Our partners in Jordan are looking for more adventurous riders to join them on the fantastic Petra to Wadi Rum trail this October. Riders wishing to join the confirmed departures of the 1-10 October (10 day ride) or 8-15 October (8 day ride) will each receive a 5% discount on the ride price! We also have a handful of other confirmed departures in October and November, so please do get in touch with us to book!

Offer ends Oct. 8, 2022

Overview

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 th…

Highlights

  • Canter an Arabian horse across the warm desert sands
  • Marvel at the glorious rocky pinnacles and sand dunes
  • Explore the wonders of Petra, the rose red city
  • Sleep out under a thousand stars
  • Soak your aching muscles in the Dead Sea

Essential Facts

  • 3 itineraries available
  • Max 10 riders per group
  • Average of 5 - 6 hours riding per day
  • Weight limit: 85kg / 187 lbs / 13 st 5 lbs.
    more info Please contact the office if over this weight - occasionally it is possible to take a heavier rider.

Description

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.

Horses & Riding

Tack

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Horses

The horses are a mixture of 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, enjoy working, are well cared for and a pleasure to ride.

Riding

There are 3 itineraries:

  • Petra to Wadi Rum Trail (10 Day) is a trail ride
  • Petra to Wadi Rum Trail (8 Day) is a trail ride
  • Explorers of the Wadi Rum is a trail ride

Ages

14 and above if accompanied by an adult and with good riding skills

Health

Fit & Healthy

Weight

85kg / 187 lbs / 13 st 5 lbs. Please contact the office if over this weight - occasionally it is possible to take a heavier rider.

Food & Accommodation

Food

Daily you enjoy delicious typical Arabic dishes like ‘sanniya’ (hot dish with vegetables, potatoes and chicken),‘maglouba’ (rice with spices and chicken or meat), meze (small starters such as humus, fuul, kube and tabouleh); a variety of meat and chicken; musakhan (chicken in olive oil and onion sauce roasted on Arab bread); and the Jordanian speciality mensaf (stewed lamb in a yogurt sauce served on a bed of rice). Most Arabic countries will not serve pork. Arabic unleavened bread (khobz) is eaten with almost everything. Mostly the hotels have very good buffet dinners with also European varieties of dishes.

When camping meals are often served from the traditional large communal plate or laid out on a table for you to help yourself. You then eat in traditional style on a carpet or a mat sitting cross legged on the floor.

During the horse trail breakfast will be served with bread, olive oil and sater (cumin seeds and herbs), cheese, yoghurt, boiled eggs, fresh fruits and 'chai' mint tea or coffee.

Lunches when riding will be a picnic and consist of salads, bread and either a hot (sometimes a vegetable curry) or cold dish. Dinners will be typical Arabic dishes as described above. Perhaps local fish cooked in spices, chicken and potatoes or lamb and rice served with yoghurt and bread. Dessert will be fresh fruit. Tea, coffee and mineral water are included during the horse trail. Other soft or alcoholic drinks are not included or offered so you may like to buy some duty free drink to take or buy some on arrival. At the hotels wine, beer and other drinks can be purchased at the bar. (Please note that your guides in the desert are muslim and so they do not drink alcohol).

The hotels used have restaurants offering a buffet breakfast. Dinner might be a choice from the menu or a selection of dishes served buffet style.

Accommodation

The accommodation is based on double/twin occupancy. The hotel accommodation is usually 3* hotels and they usually have private bathrooms. Usually, the first night is at the Mosaic Hotel (or similar) in Madaba. There is a night in Wadi Mousa usually in a 3* hotel - the Edom or Amra Palace

Accommodation during the horse trails is quite basic in tents on mattresses with basic washing facilities. This outside life experience is unique and in stunning surroundings. They usually use small two man pop up tents (or individual tents for those travelling alone). They provide comfortable foam mattresses but you will need to bring a sleeping bag. Just imagine - campfires by night and watching a bright sky with millions of stars!

Itineraries

Petra to Wadi Rum Trail (10 Day) Basic / Tented accommodation.

Petra to Wadi Rum Trail (8 Day) Tented accommodation.

Explorers of the Wadi Rum Tented accommodation.

Other Activities

Beside the horse tours that we offer in Jordan, there are so many fantastic places to visit if you are interested in history & culture - Amman, As Salt, Jerash, Ajlun, Pella, Umm Qays, Kerak, desert castles, Mount Nebo, Madaba, Petra, Aqaba.

For those more interested in wildlife and nature- places to visit include Azraq Wetland Reserve, Shawmari Wildlife Reserve, Mujib & Dana Nature Reserve, Ajlun and Dibeen Forest Reserve, Wadi Rum.

For the daredevil and adventure lovers why not try canyoning in Wadi Mujib, hiking in the nature reserves, diving in Aqaba. Try a camel ride, jeep tours, quad biking and rock climbing or a or a balloon flight in Wadi Rum. Of course, you must visit the Dead Sea with its 4/5* luxury hotels, unique floating experience, excellent spas and heavenly treatments. Diving, snorkelling, water skiing, wind surfing, para-sailing, boat trips and fishing, are just some of the popular activities in Aqaba by the Red Sea.

As you can see Jordan is a country with a lot of variety where we can tailor make a programme for everyone's wishes.

Travel

There are many flights to Amman from various European hub cities. Royal Jordanian are the national airline and offer lots of options alongside other major and low cost airlines. Royal Jordanian also offer regular flights between Amman and Aqaba if you wish to extend your stay at the Red Sea.

Please bear in mind that the airlines tend to change flight times during the season and sometimes the arrival and departure times are inconvenient (midnight or the early hours). If you arrive outside of the scheduled pick-up times, then we can arrange a private transfer for a fee or you may wish to stay an extra night at the hotel so that you can arrive early and be well-rested before the ride starts - please ask. Entry visas are required if you hold a British passport but these can be organised for you in advance of your arrival, or easily purchased at the airport itself (additional cost)

The meeting point for the ride is Amman and the first and last night are spent in Madaba or Amman - both are about 30 minutes from the airport.

Testimonials

Meeghan V., March 29, 2022

This trip was a dream. Absolutely fantastic! Wadi Rum was spectacular, the horses were great, the food was delicious and we were very lucky to have wonderful people in our group. Also really loved the camping. The crew thought of everything. And if you needed anything (wine) they were happy to arrange it for you. I had so much fun and I'm definitely going back.


Sabrina R., March 29, 2022

It was a fantastic trip! From first day until the last day everything was just great. The riding part was the best of the trip. Riding through Wadi Rum never got boring and the scenery was so beautiful, changing every day. Excellent guide with a lot of knowledge and always cares about the safety of the group. I liked the way he treats his horses - you can clearly see and feel how much he loves his horses and cares about them. BIG BIG LIKE! :)


Rebecca, April 28, 2021

We LOVED this trip. Hashem and his team were friendly, professional, organized, and gave us an amazing view into Jordanian life and culture. We cannot recommend this trip highly enough (although that is exactly what we have been doing to all our friends ever since we returned home).


Kim, April 28, 2021

I would like to thank you very much for the organization of this amazing trip! It was absolutely wonderful. Hashem, the guide, cared very good about us and his horses. So far one of the best trips in my life. I am already looking forward to the next trip with far and ride. Once again: THANK YOU!


Kate, April 28, 2021

Had the best time - even loved the camping! Everything about the trip was superbly organised and nothing was too much trouble. Horses are fun and forward going but safe. Scenery was incredible and food was cooked outside and was utterly delicious. Our guide Hashim clearly cared a huge amount about his horses and was a fantastic guide.


Kara, Nov. 27, 2019

Loved the tour, it was so beyond expectations

The sunset ride in wadi rum will always have a place in my heart, truly stunning.


Itinerary & Pricing

Day 1 - Arrival - Madaba

Riding: No riding.

Upon arrival at Amman Airport, you will be met by a driver and transferred by car to your hotel in the town of Madaba. Madaba is mostly a Christian town and the centre is within walking distance of the hotel. If you arrive early enough then you can visit the St. George church to admire the mosaics. Dinner is included for arrivals before 10 pm.

Day 2 - Madaba - Petra

Riding: No riding.

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel (approx 8am) by car and driven c. 3 hours to Wadi Mousa, the modern town close to the ancient city of Petra. After leaving your bags in your 3* hotel, head out to explore this ancient Nabatean city. A guided walking tour (2 to 3 hours) with a local English-speaking guide will be organised in the late morning and the rest of the afternoon is yours to explore at your leisure.  The ancient Treasury and Monastery are the most notable facades but the ruins are spread over a huge area with many wonderful rock-carved buildings.  Lunch is not included but you can buy this within Petra. You dine together as a group in the evening.

Breakfast and dinner included. Lunch to own account.

Day 3 - Petra - Taybeh

Riding: 5 - 6 hours

After breakfast, you are taken to meet your horses and set off for your first day of riding into the hills above Petra with wonderful views across to Djebel Haroun mountain, the highest summit in the Petra region.  The Prophet Aaron, older brother to Moses, was buried here by Moses himself.   Leaving the horses tied up, those who wish can walk up to the "High Place of Sacrifice" for the incredible view over Petra and the maze of canyons in which it is hidden.  Picnic lunch before riding on in the afternoon to camp on Taybeh mountain.  Dinner and the night in camp.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 4 - Taybeh - Beer Hammad

Riding: 5 - 6 hours

After breakfast, you ride from the mountain of Taybeh to the old village of Al Rajif, which has great views overlooking the Wadi Araba desert. Stop for lunch in the shade of a garden. After lunch, you continue riding along the Silk Road which was used by caravans of traders to exchange their produce. There are opportunities for long canters across the plains in the direction of Beer Hammad (an old Nabatean caravan cistern). Dinner and night at a mobile camp.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 5 - Beer Hammad - Wadi Rum

Riding: 5 - 6 hours

Breakfast in camp and then set off riding through Beer Hammad along the trail which in Nabataean and Roman ties connected Wadi Sabra and Petra.  With fit horses and fresh mountain breezes, there should be plenty of chances for exhilarating trots and canters where the going allows.   A dynamic afternoon takes you through limestone hills to the gateway of the desert "bab el Sahara" - In good weather you can see the red sandstone buttresses of Jebel Rum, the central mountain of the Wadi Rum area with its peak at 1784 meters.  Dinner and night at mobile camp.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 6 - Karaze Arch

Riding: 5 - 6 hours

Today you continue riding east through curious little canyons, still following the spice trail along parts of the ancient silk road.  Pass the old village of Thogra and then dismount to lead the horses across the Desert Highway, the main road between Amman and Aqaba which continues to Saudi Arabia.  Continue east through a long valley to the lunch stop.  In the afternoon, you head eastwards again riding towards the sandstone cliffs of Wadi Rum and where you should be able to see the natural rock arch 'Karaze' before you reach tonight's camp and dinner.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 7 - Um Ishrin Valley

Riding: 5 - 6 hours

Breakfast in camp and mount up to ride beneath the majestic sandstone cliffs, seeing famous inscriptions made by the Thamudic and Nabatean people centuries ago. Continue riding southeast towards the agricultural village of Chakria stopping for lunch on the edge of the famous mud flats. Ride up to the French fortress which is well maintained and situated in one of Jordan's most beautiful desert landscapes which are rarely visited by tourists. In the afternoon you will continue riding through stunning canyons and out onto the mud flats which are perfect for long exhilarating canters. Eventually, you arrive at Wadi Um Ishrin, a large valley next to Jabel Um Ishrin, with beautiful sand dunes. Overnight in Um Ishrin valley in your camp with dinner.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 8 - Um Ishrin - Aqaba

Riding: 4 hours

You are now in the heart of Wadi Rum, after breakfast you saddle up and set off through the beautiful valley of Um Ishrin, passing by the red sand dunes in the valley of Anafishia.  You will pass the ruins of "Lawrence's house' and ride through the stunning Barrah canyon, where there are several Thamudic engravings on the cliff faces depicting camels and other animals.  Reaching the lunch stop you say goodbye to the horses and after lunch drive approx 1 hour by car to Aqaba on the Red Sea.  Dinner and night at a hotel in Aqaba.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 9 - The Dead Sea - Mount Nebo

Riding: No riding.

After breakfast, you will be driven to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, a journey of c. 3 hours. You will enjoy a relaxing day swimming, floating & relaxing by the Dead Sea, and trying a famous mud wrap if you wish!  A buffet lunch is provided by the Dead Sea resort and included in the entrance price - if you choose to eat elsewhere or select dishes from the a la carte menu, then there will be an extra charge for this. In the afternoon you will be driven back towards Madaba passing Mount Nebo, with a chance to visit the church before sunset. It is from here that Moses was famously shown the promised land. Dinner and night at the Mosaic Hotel in Madaba.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 10 - Departure - Madaba

Riding: No riding.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Airport for your journey home.

* Please note that the itinerary will be adjusted during the winter period (from 1st November - 28th February) to account for adverse weather conditions.

Accommodation

First and last nights in a 3* hotel in Madaba, 1 night in a hotel in Wadi Mousa, 1 night in a hotel in Aqaba after the trail and the rest of the nights are spent in simple mobile camps along the trail route.

Experience Experienced

Riders should be comfortable on fit and forward-going Arabian horses at all paces, over varying terrain and for long hours. You should have a good level of personal fitness as this trail will require you to dismount and walk on foot over challenging and unlevel terrain.

Minimum group size 3
Maximum group size 10
Departure windows

Nov. 5, 2022 - Nov. 14, 2022

Nov. 12, 2022 - Nov. 21, 2022

Nov. 19, 2022 - Nov. 28, 2022

Dec. 10, 2022 - Dec. 19, 2022

Dec. 24, 2022 - Jan. 2, 2023

Dec. 31, 2022 - Jan. 9, 2023

Jan. 7, 2023 - Jan. 16, 2023

Jan. 14, 2023 - Jan. 23, 2023

Feb. 4, 2023 - Feb. 13, 2023

Feb. 11, 2023 - Feb. 20, 2023

Feb. 18, 2023 - Feb. 27, 2023

March 4, 2023 - March 13, 2023

March 11, 2023 - March 20, 2023

March 18, 2023 - March 27, 2023

March 25, 2023 - April 3, 2023

April 1, 2023 - April 10, 2023

April 8, 2023 - April 17, 2023

April 15, 2023 - April 24, 2023

April 22, 2023 - May 1, 2023

April 29, 2023 - May 8, 2023

May 6, 2023 - May 15, 2023

May 13, 2023 - May 22, 2023

May 20, 2023 - May 29, 2023

May 27, 2023 - June 5, 2023

June 3, 2023 - June 12, 2023

June 10, 2023 - June 19, 2023

June 17, 2023 - June 26, 2023

July 8, 2023 - July 17, 2023

July 22, 2023 - July 31, 2023

Aug. 5, 2023 - Aug. 14, 2023

Aug. 19, 2023 - Aug. 28, 2023

Aug. 26, 2023 - Sept. 4, 2023

Sept. 2, 2023 - Sept. 11, 2023

Sept. 9, 2023 - Sept. 18, 2023

Sept. 16, 2023 - Sept. 25, 2023

Sept. 23, 2023 - Oct. 2, 2023

Sept. 30, 2023 - Oct. 9, 2023

Oct. 7, 2023 - Oct. 16, 2023

Oct. 14, 2023 - Oct. 23, 2023

Oct. 21, 2023 - Oct. 30, 2023

Oct. 28, 2023 - Nov. 6, 2023

Nov. 4, 2023 - Nov. 13, 2023

Nov. 11, 2023 - Nov. 20, 2023

Nov. 18, 2023 - Nov. 27, 2023

Nov. 25, 2023 - Dec. 4, 2023

Dec. 16, 2023 - Dec. 25, 2023

Dec. 23, 2023 - Jan. 1, 2024

Dec. 30, 2023 - Jan. 8, 2024

Pricing

2022/2023
Rider; Sharing
£1845 $2060 €2105
Included All programmed transfers during the tour with an English-speaking driver, 9 nights of accommodation in shared rooms, all meals from dinner on arrival day to breakfast on departure day (except lunch on day 2), bottled water, some soft drinks (such as tea) in camp, tents & simple mattresses for camping, 6 days of horse riding from Petra to and in Wadi Rum with an experienced guide, as well as a logistical team during the riding tour (chef, driver and logistics vehicle).
Not included Flights, personal travel insurance, lunch on day 2 in Petra, sleeping bags, drinks other than those provided during the riding days, tips and other personal expenses.

Extras

2022/2023 - Single Supplement £179 $200 €200
Paid to Far and Ride
* Supplement is mandatory and must be paid by anyone who is in a single room.
Note: All programmes and itineraries are weather dependent; in the face of adverse, or unexpected, weather conditions reasonable attempts will be made to provide equivalent riding. All programmes are accurate at the time of writing. However, the team may adapt or modify details, whilst aiming to provide a similar experience.

Day 1 - Arrival - Madaba

Riding: No riding.

Upon arrival at Amman Airport, you will be transferred by car to the 3* hotel in the town of Madaba. Madaba is mostly a Christian town and the centre is within walking distance of the hotel. If you arrive early enough then you can visit the St. George church to admire the mosaics. Dinner is included for arrivals before 10 pm.

Day 2 - Madaba - Petra

Riding: No riding.

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel (approx 8am) by car and driven c. 3 hours to Wadi Mousa, the modern town close to the ancient city of Petra. After leaving your bags in your 3* hotel, head out to explore this ancient Nabatean city. A guided tour (2 to 3 hours) with a local English speaking guide will be organised in the late morning and the rest of the afternoon is yours to explore at your leisure. The "Treasury" and "Monastery" are the most notable facades but the ruins are spread over a huge area with many wonderful rock carved buildings. Lunch is not included but you can buy this within Petra. You dine together as a group in the evening.

Breakfast and dinner included. Lunch to own account.

Day 3 - Petra - Taybeh

Riding: 5 - 6 hours

After breakfast you are taken to meet your horses and set off for your first day of riding into the hills above Petra with wonderful views across to Djebel Haroun mountain, the highest summit in the Petra region. The Prophet Aaron, older brother of Moses, was buried here by Moses himself. Leaving the horses tied up, those who wish can walk up to the "High Place of Sacrifice" for the incredible view over Petra and the maze of canyons in which it is hidden. A picnic lunch before riding on in the afternoon to camp on Taybeh mountain. Dinner and the night in camp.

Day 4 - Taybeh - Ber Hammad

Riding: 5 - 6 hours

After breakfast, you ride from the mountain of Taybeh to the old village of Rajif, which has great views overlooking the Wadi Araba desert. Stop for lunch in the shade of a garden. After lunch, you continue riding along the Silk Road which was used by caravans of traders to exchange their produce. There are opportunities for long canters across the plains in the direction of Ber Hammad (an old Nabatean caravan cistern). Dinner and night at a mobile camp.

Day 5 - Ber Hammad - Wadi Rum

Riding: 5 - 6 hours

Breakfast in camp and then set off riding through Ber Hammad along the trail which in Nabataen and Roman times connected Wadi Sabra and Petra. With fit horses and fresh mountain breezes, there should be plenty of chances for exhilarating trots and canters where the going allows. A dynamic afternoon takes you through limestone hills to the gateway of the desert "bab el Sahara" - In good weather you can see the red sandstone buttresses of Jebel Rum, the central mountain of the Wadi Rum area with its peak at 1784 meters. Dinner and night at mobile camp.

Day 6 - Karaze Arch

Riding: 5 - 6 hours

Today you continue riding east through curious little canyons, still following the spice trail along parts of the ancient Silk Road. Pass the old village of Thogra and then dismount to lead the horses across the Desert Highway, the main road between Amman and Aqaba which continues to Saudi Arabia. Continue east through a long valley to the lunch stop. In the afternoon, you head eastwards again riding towards the sandstone cliffs of Wadi Rum and where you should be able to see the natural rock arch 'Karaze' before you reach the night's camp and dinner.

Day 7 - Um Ishrin Valley - Madaba

Riding: 5 - 6 hours

Breakfast in camp and mount up to ride beneath the majestic sandstone cliffs, seeing famous inscriptions made by the Thamudic and Nabatean people centuries ago. Continue riding south-east towards the agricultural village of Chakria stopping for lunch on the edge of the famous mud flats. Ride up to the French fortress which is well maintained and situated in one of Jordan's most beautiful desert landscapes which is rarely visited by tourists. In the afternoon you will continue riding through stunning canyons and out onto the mud flats which are perfect for long exhilarating canters. Eventually, you arrive at Wadi Um Ishrin, a large valley next to Jabel Um Ishrin, with beautiful sand dunes.

Leave your horse here and transfer out of the desert to Madaba for dinner and to overnight.

Day 8 - Madaba - Departure

Riding: No riding.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Airport for your journey home.

Accommodation

First and last nights in a 3* hotel in Madaba, 1 night in a hotel in Wadi Mousa and the rest of the nights are spent in simple mobile camps along the trail route.

Experience Experienced

Strong intermediate riders and above - riders should be comfortable on fit and forward going Arabian horses at all paces, over varying terrain and for long hours. You should have a good level of personal fitness as this trail will require you to dismount and walk on foot over challenging and unlevel terrain.

Minimum group size 3
Maximum group size 10
Departure windows

Jan. 1, 2022 - Jan. 8, 2022

Jan. 8, 2022 - Jan. 15, 2022

Jan. 22, 2022 - Jan. 29, 2022

Feb. 5, 2022 - Feb. 12, 2022

Feb. 12, 2022 - Feb. 19, 2022

Feb. 19, 2022 - Feb. 26, 2022

March 5, 2022 - March 12, 2022

March 12, 2022 - March 19, 2022

March 26, 2022 - April 2, 2022

April 2, 2022 - April 9, 2022

April 16, 2022 - April 23, 2022

April 23, 2022 - April 30, 2022

April 30, 2022 - May 7, 2022

May 7, 2022 - May 14, 2022

May 14, 2022 - May 21, 2022

May 21, 2022 - May 28, 2022

June 4, 2022 - June 11, 2022

June 18, 2022 - June 25, 2022

July 2, 2022 - July 9, 2022

July 16, 2022 - July 23, 2022

July 23, 2022 - July 30, 2022

Aug. 6, 2022 - Aug. 13, 2022

Aug. 13, 2022 - Aug. 20, 2022

Aug. 20, 2022 - Aug. 27, 2022

Sept. 3, 2022 - Sept. 10, 2022

Sept. 10, 2022 - Sept. 17, 2022

Sept. 24, 2022 - Oct. 1, 2022

Oct. 1, 2022 - Oct. 8, 2022

Oct. 8, 2022 - Oct. 15, 2022

Oct. 15, 2022 - Oct. 22, 2022

Oct. 29, 2022 - Nov. 5, 2022

Nov. 5, 2022 - Nov. 12, 2022

Nov. 12, 2022 - Nov. 19, 2022

Nov. 19, 2022 - Nov. 26, 2022

Dec. 10, 2022 - Dec. 17, 2022

Dec. 24, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2022

Dec. 31, 2022 - Jan. 7, 2023

Pricing

2022
Sharing
£1680 $1875 €1910
Included All transfers during the whole tour as described in the programme, 7 nights accommodation, 5 days of horse riding from Petra to and in Wadi Rum, (5-6 hours per day), meals as stated in itinerary, water (bottles), tea, soft drinks, camping (tents & mattresses), guide, driver/chef, luggage transport.
Not included Flights, personal travel insurance, Jordanian visa at airport, alcoholic drinks, meals not in itinerary, sleeping bags, drinks with dinners at the hotels, tips and personal expenses.

Extras

2022 - Single Supplement £130 $145 €148
Paid to Far and Ride
Note: All programmes and itineraries are weather dependent; in the face of adverse, or unexpected, weather conditions reasonable attempts will be made to provide equivalent riding. All programmes are accurate at the time of writing. However, the team may adapt or modify details, whilst aiming to provide a similar experience.

Day 1 - Amman Airport to Madaba

Riding: No riding.

Arrival to Queen Alia International Airport with meet and greet and transfer to your hotel in Madaba for dinner and overnight.

Day 2 - Madaba to Petra

Riding: No riding.

Breakfast at the hotel followed by transfer to Petra for a visit (on foot). After the day in Petra you will return to a hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 - Petra to Al-Mudawwara

Riding: 4 - 6 hours

Breakfast at your hotel in Petra with pick-up and transfer to Al-Mudawwara to meet the horses and start your first riding day through the Jordanian desert. Lunch and dinner will be served by the support team and you will be escorted by your English-speaking riding guide. Dinner will be at your first campsite. Today's ride takes you through the most famous spots of the area like the government farms of Mehyar Al Hosan and Um Shaddad - these are beautiful desert landscapes and Um Shaddad will be your camping spot tonight.

Day 4 - Al-Debeb and Al-Souan

Riding: 5 - 6 hours

Today begins with breakfast in camp before saddling up for another 5 - 6 hours of riding toward the Wadi Rum desert. You will pass through Al-Debeb and Al-Souan, old Bedouin villages which are now beautiful desert attractions. Dinner in camp.

Day 5 - Burdah Rock Bridge

Riding: 5 - 6 hours

The ride today leads you through Alghal and Um Tehailah on the way to the well-known Burdah Rock Bridge. This huge, natural stone archway is known amongst hikers and offers fantastic views of the desert and nearby mountains, it is one of Wadi Rum's most famous sites. It is the largest and most impressive rock arch of this protected area. Dinner and overnight in camp.

Day 6 - Um Frouth Rock Bridge, Mushroom Rock & Siq Burrah

Riding: 5 - 6 hours

Your journey today includes some of the best known locations in the Wadi Rum region. Looking from the ground up at Um Frouth Rock Bridge it's impossible not to feel awe at its impressive size - a massive stone slab is balanced between two tall peaks. IT's quite a climb to the top and includes a rocky edge, but once you reach the summit the views are truly amazing.

After this you will head to Mushroom Room and Siq Burrah, providing wonderful sights thanks to the framing by the dramatic rocks and red sandstone. The dramatic views at sunrise and sunset here give the rocks an orange glow. Dinner and overnight in camp.

Day 7 - Nabatean History

Riding: 5 - 6 hours

Today is a day to think of the history of this area. One of the first civilisations to inhabit Wadi Rum was the Nabatean and they left fingerprints, petroglyphs and inscriptions everywhere in the desert, artworks engraved into the rose red rocks. These illustrate the 12,000 years of human occupation of the desert and tell stories about the history and evolution of human activity in the Arabian Peninsula. With over 25,000 petroglyphs and 20,000 inscriptions, the Wadi Rum desert is truly a unique place.

According to UNESCO, the Wadi Rum desert is "a critical site for the study and understanding of the evolution of aesthetics, writing and literacy". The inscriptions found in this region show the early developed of alphabetical writing, You will explore some of these early signs of civilisation today before dinner and overnight at your next campsite.

Day 8 - French Fortress and Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Riding: 5 - 6 hours

After another breakfast in camp you will tack up your horse ready for another day of adventure. This time you will ride to the French Fortress in the northern part of the desert and then on to the 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom'. The French fortress is a fascinating site which was actually created as the set for a game show, whilst the pillars are an amazing geological formation. These are some of the best sites to visit in the Wadi Rum region and all the more impressive when visited on horseback, Dinner and overnight in camp.

Day 9 - Humayma to Madaba

Riding: No riding.

Your six days of riding has come to an end. You will be picked up from Humayma village and transferred back to Madaba for dinner and overnight in a hotel.

Day 10 - Transfer to Amman Airport

Riding: No riding.

Breakfast at your hotel before transfer to the airport.

Accommodation

At the start and end of the ride you are accommodated in hotels in Madaba, in twin or double rooms. During the trail you will camp - the camping is basic and riders need to help put up their own tents. Water is provided for washing but there are no showers and toilets are "open air". Experience the magic of the desert in the best way!

Experience Intermediate / Experienced

Confident, experienced riders with a sense of adventure. Some days of this ride are exploratory, meaning they have not been ridden by your guide before - riders need to come ready to face the unexpected and for the itinerary to change if needs be. Riders care for their own horses during the trip and should be confident at all paces in open countryside and fit to ride full days.

Minimum group size 4
Maximum group size 8
Departure windows

Nov. 5, 2022 - Nov. 14, 2022

Pricing

2023
Sharing rooms/tents
£2005 $2235 €2280
Included All programmed transfers during the tour with an English-speaking driver, 9 nights of accommodation in shared rooms and tents, all meals from dinner on arrival day to breakfast on departure day (except lunch on day 2), bottled water, some soft drinks (such as tea) in camp, tents & simple mattresses for camping, 6 days of horse riding from Petra to and in Wadi Rum with an experienced guide, as well as a logistical team during the riding tour (chef, driver and logistics vehicle).
Not included Flights, personal travel insurance, lunch on day 2 in Petra, sleeping bags, drinks other than those provided during the riding days, tips and other personal expenses.
Note: All programmes and itineraries are weather dependent; in the face of adverse, or unexpected, weather conditions reasonable attempts will be made to provide equivalent riding. All programmes are accurate at the time of writing. However, the team may adapt or modify details, whilst aiming to provide a similar experience.