Jordan horse riding holiday, Petra to Wadi Rum

“Saddle up for a unique experience of Jordan on a horseback adventure from the magical ancient ruins of Petra to the desert wonders of Wadi Rum.”


Petra | Wadi Rum | Madaba | Dead Sea | Bedouin-style camping under the stars

Description of Jordan horse riding holiday, Petra to Wadi Rum

Exploring the rugged landscape of Jordan on horseback provides a unique perspective on this beautiful and richly storied country, riding from the ancient ruins of the fabled city of Petra to the dramatic red sandstone desert vistas of Wadi Rum over 6 magical days. Riding days will involve around three hours in the saddle, while evenings let you camp Bedouin-style under dazzling starry skies.

This trip bookends your horseback adventure with a day exploring Petra's rose-red ruins on foot, as well as a chance to relax by the Dead Sea the lowest point on the Earth's surface where salty waters let you float effortlessly, while its lush mud offers alleged healing qualities.

Your equine odyssey begins in the mountains above Petra, where you'll ride via atmospheric villages to have lunch in the lee of Prince Hassan castle amid natural springs and tree gardens with amazing views over Petra and Wadi Araba.

Exploring Wadi Rum, you'll find Bedouin villages, dazzling multicoloured desert sands, stunning canyons and startling rock formations. Look out for ancient prehistoric rock drawings of the Nabatean people that dot this inspiring landscape. Discover too its links with the legendary figure of Lawrence of Arabia.

Note: This tour is for intermediate and experienced riders only. Group size 3-10 people. 8-day itineraries are also available, featuring four days riding around Petra and Wadi Rum. It is also possible to book for a private group trip.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

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Jordan horse riding holiday, Petra to Wadi Rum

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.


For our horse riding tours only the best horses are picked. This ensures a safe ride for you but it also ensures that the owners take good care of their horses. Only healthy and strong horses may ride in our tours. We make sure they are fed well and well taken care off. It gives a feeling of proud to the horse owners, knowing that their horses are picked out because they take such good care. This encourages them to continue their ways and for other horse owners to follow the right example. So the abuse of animals in Petra will hopefully soon be forgotten. By riding with us you encourage the local community to provide their horses with good care which in return is rewarded with a fair compensation and great honor.

During our horse rides you will be camping outdoors. Tents will be provided of course. After each night we make sure to clean up the campsites so that no waste is left behind. A horse footprint may stay but there should be no rubbish left behind.


You will be accompanied by local horse guides on your tour. We promise you we use only local guides who are given a fair wage in return for their hard work. Our local horse guides love horse riding and they do it with great passion. They also know every single spot in the desert. They, of all people, are the best guides you can have. They will be able to show you all the unique places, you would otherwise miss out on. They take great care and find much pride in their work. By riding with us you ensure they can continue their dream job and provide well for their families while doing so.

For the few transfers you will need during thus tour, local drivers are used. They are all Jordanian and speak good English. They will show you around their country and will welcome you with amazing hospitality. As well as giving you directions to locally owned restaurants to taste the real Jordan yourself and another way for you to support the local community.

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