Wadi Rum and The Great South

For this itinerary you must be an experienced rider and comfortable at all gaits. Also, be prepared to sleep out under the stars in areas of the guides choosing, not in fixed campsites.

Day 1 – Arrival in Jordan

Meet and assist on arrival at Queen Alia international and transfer to hotel in Amman.

(if you arrive earlier in the day maybe direct transfer to hotel in Petra)

AL Khazner treasury PetraDay 2 – Petra

After a very early breakfast depart for Petra (3 hours drive from Amman). Spend the whole day exploring the ancient Nabatean city. Overnight in Petra.

Wadi Rum, Jordan Horse riding

Day 3 – Wadi Rum – First Day of Riding

In the morning transfer to Wadi Rum and the stables of Rum Horses. Meet with the horses and support team, load up the supporting jeeps and head out into the desert for the first riding day. Wide open spaces before you as you head to Kharazeh Arch at the north end of the route. In the evening set up camp, enjoy dinner and sleep out under the stars in bivouac.

galloping in wadi rumDay 4  – Second day of riding – East

Head to Wadi H’moud area and see a Bedouin village with racecourse – for camels! Then ride out to the plains – a large area that collects mountain water, then as the water evaporates it leaves behind a large uniform mudflat – perfect for unforgettable canters. At the far end of the plain you come face to face with the mountains, follow the guide through a maze of high walled canyons. Bivouac overnight.

mountains wadi rumDay 5  – Third day of riding  – south east

In the heart of Wadi Rum see the amazing profiles of mountains and canyons, yes it is a desert but so much more than just sand! The mountains are full of ancient secrets such as nabatean cave drawings, and thamudic inscriptions. Climb to 1130m above sea level where you will find it surprisingly green in the shaded areas of the Siq. Bivouac overnight

wild animals wadi mujib jordanDay 6  –  Fourth day of riding – The South.

Head south to the plateau that dominates Wadi Rum – in springtime a lush green field full of wild flowers towards Jebel Rum and the home of the Ibex. Highly endangered, but under protection in the reserve. To the west you will be able to see as far as the Aqaba coast. Bivouac overnight.

Jeep tour in Wadi Rum JordanDay 7 – Fifth day of riding – . Southwest

Ride to the Saudi Board in the west and Jebel Al Adami, and then Arab Al Antar cave – The cave of the warrior. All through the tour you may encounter the local Bedouin’s, so be prepared for unexpected opportunities to experience the Bedouin hospitality by being invited for coffee in their tent.

barragh canyon wadi rumDay 8 – sixth day of riding –  The heart of Wadi Rum.

Head North through Wadi Rumman – the home of the Oryx or through Wadi Um Ishrin – high walled canyons back to Wadi Rum Village and the stables.

In the late afternoon transfer to hotel in Madaba for dinner and overnight.

floating in the dead sea jordanDay 9 – Dead Sea

After all the long days in the desert enjoy a day of relaxation at the Dead Sea. Back to Madaba for overnight.

Day 10 – Departure from Jordan

Transfer to Queen Alia International for departure.

Please note: This itinerary is for guidance only. The route can change at any time due to weather conditions and physical conditions of riders and horses. The guide will decide which route will be best day by day.


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