11 Days & 10 Nights
|Welcome to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Kingdom of the Bedouins. Less than 5 hours flight from Europe, you will arrive to Amman, the capital of Jordan. Each visitor is welcomed by the customs of Jordan's legendary hospitality.
We endeavor to make you live an unforgettable horseback ride, but also help you to discover the wonders of our heritage. Our company combines both experience and professionalism in all kinds of adventure tours with a deep love of horses and the natural environment of our beautiful country. Under the direction of our skilled and enthusiastic staff you will discover this country yourselves, following the best itineraries in complete safety whilst making real contacts with the local people.
Day1: ARRIVAL/AMMAN AIRPORT OR LAND BORDERS /AMMAN HOTEL.
Upon arriving Queen Alia International Airport or at Land Borders, you will be received by our representatives assisting you on your way through immigration. Followed by private transfer to Amman (33 km from airport) for check-in at your hotel -Amman.
Day 2 : AMMAN / MADABA / NEBO / PETRA
Morning depart to Madaba. Day dedicated to the kings road, ancient Silk Road.
Stop in Madaba, the 'City of Mosaics' which has the most famous mosaic map of the holy land '6th century', depicting Jerusalem and the Holy Land.
Then Road to visit Mount Nebo , Mount Nebo is where Moses was given a view of the Promised Land and where he died and was buried. Here there are ruins of 4th and 6th C. churches whose floors are still covered with marvelous mosaic.the memorial of Moses offers spectacular views of the Jordan Valley.After the visit, crossing the Moujip Valley (Wadi al Moujip) spectacular Canyon between Madaba and Karak. Visit the Kerak castle, built by the Crusaders in the 12th century. We will arrive in the evening with the sunset over the mountains of Petra. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Petra.
Day 3: HORSE RIDING IN PETRA (AROUND: 5 6 HOURS ON SADDLE)
Breakfast and meet the horses. Set off riding Petra full day horse riding tour,
Start with (the Siq) Narrow Path and the Treasury, Street of Facades, the Royal tombs, then to the camping site near Snake Monument; Dinner and overnight. Camping around Snake Monument
Day 4 : PETRA FULL HORSE RIDING TOUR (AROUND: 6 7 HOURS ON SADDLE)
Breakfast and leave the camp site toward Jabal Aroun on horse back, where we will leave our horses near the peak to finish the climb on our foot to the top of Aroun tomb to enjoy the view of Wadi Araba and Wadi Mousa lunch on the mountain then we will make our way back with wondering the valley to make our way back to the same campsite in Petra, dinner and overnight.
Day 5 : PETRA / LITTLE PETRA (AROUND: 5 6 HOURS ON SADDLE)
Breakfast and leave the camp to Little Petra to do another day of horse riding to discover the Neolithic village of Baidah and Little Petra to see Siq and the only fresco painting in Petra then we come back to our horses to find the water reservoir around Bedbdeh, dinner and overnight camping in Little Petra.
Day 6 : LITTLE PETRA / ELGI / WADI RUM (AROUND: 5 6 HOURS ON SADDLE)
Breakfast and leave the camp to another area called Elgi around Petra to discover the area and the surrounded mountains overlooking Petra and Wadi Mousa, then drive in the late afternoon to Wadi Rum for dinner and camping overnight.
Days 7 & 8 & 9 : WADI RUM (AROUND: 6 7 HOURS ON SADDLE)
Breakfast at the camp. begin horse preparation and 3 Full days Riding in Wadi Rum, to explore the desert of Wadi Rum , the dry oasis, Jebel Umm Asah, where we can see two temples from the Thamodice Period, Wadi Umm Ishreen, riding via the canyons and the sand dunes, Jebel Bourdah, the highest rock-bridge in Wadi Rum.
Each day we end the ride with the sunset, followed by Special Dinner & O/N Camping in Wadi Rum, under planked of Stars.
Day 10: WADI RUM / AQABA
After breakfast transfer to Aqaba (Red Sea). Free time to enjoy Swimming and relaxation at the red sea beach. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 11 : AQABA / AMMAN (CITY TOUR) / AIRPORT FOR DEPARTURE
Transfer from Aqaba to Amman where we will do Amman city tour to explore the Citadel and the Roman theatre transfer the group to the airport for departure with farewell.
The Overall Conditions and appearance of the horses will reflect the care of the Petra Tribes as they are the Owners ,through the assistance of the Brooke hospital for animal and every endeavor will be made by the riders on the ride to ensure that the horses return in equally good condition.
Horses have long played an essential and honorable role in the life and times of our society and continue to do so to this day.
Petra horses are bred by Bedouin to withstand the harsh conditions of Bedouin life and educated according to Badu criteria, culture and customs. Their family lineage assures them the essential capabilities for desert life, not least of which is to be fast - very fast?
With us, you will be riding real Arab horses, almost all mares, of diverse origins - Jordanian, Syrian and Iraqi. All of our horses are generous and animated, all pleasant to ride despite (or perhaps indeed because of!) their strong constitution. The stamina and gaiety of Arab horses are well renowned - they love to race.
Please note, these are not school horses, but working horses schooled by Arabs - light hand and leg sensitive.
Our horses are constantly trained, taking part in races and perfectly epitomizing the mentality of the desert horse - a desert mentality we hope to share with you.
If desired, Bedouin horse customs can be re-enacted for your group - ambush techniques, real war time events to transport you back to a time when the freedom of the desert was limitless
1. Traditional , English or Pakistani style . Mainly clients prefer traditional Style.
2. Well fitting and have sufficient padding underneath to prevent pinching or saddles sores .
3. All saddles have girths ( of correct length and good condition in order to avoid girth galls or breakage .
4. Traditional style saddles have thick blanket on top to aid rider comfort.
5. Stirrup leathers always in good conditions, with safe stitching to ovoid breakage.
1. English type snaffles, or correct size for each horse and with rough edges.
2. Padded Chain nosebands .
3. Leather Bridles or traditional style materials properly fitted .
4. Reins may be leather or traditional rope variety
Our cavalry and your riding skills :
To gain maximum enjoyment from our tours, it is essential that you be in good physical condition. You will be riding for 5 to 6 hours per day, often over long distances. Our tours are recommended for experienced riders, comfortable at all gaits, used to the outdoors and not frightened by the limitless environment of the deserts and canyons.
This is dynamic riding, riding with feeling, needing confidence and spirit.
Professional guides will be provided according to Nationality and group size. All of our guides are licensed and well-experienced and as well as providing information about the country and its peoples, will be responsible for good relations with the locals and can take charge in case of any emergency.
For Prices Please contact Salma Tours:
Meet and assist and transfer upon arrival and departure
All riding days.
Visa to Jordan when group 5+ pax.
English speaking guide throughout
4WD support vehicle for supplies and/or emergencies
All transfers throughout program.
All meals F/B .
All cooking and camping equipment
Entrance fees to all sites mentioned.
Rate don't included:
Lunch at Aqaba