These spectacular rides in Jordan will leave an unforgettable impression in your heart and mind - visit the ancient city of Petra, ride fit horses through the Wadi Rum desert, camp under starry skies and relax your body in the Dead Sea to finish your adventure. Hashem and his team will show you the best of the region and share with you their incredible passion for horses - riding is in their blood and is not just a business for them, it is a pleasure and a way of life. The horses are a mix of Arabian crossbreeds and purebreds and they all have incredible stamina, are well cared for and fun to ride. There are horses with different temperaments to suit the needs of different riders, but participants should be confident and fit to ride an energetic horse at all paces.
These riding holidays are the perfect combination of desert riding and a chance to learn more of the ancient Biblical and Nabatean history of the 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, some of which may be seen on the ride. 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. A guided tour is included in the ride programme.
Team member Holly has been on this ride and would be happy to tell you more about it.