The Desert Loop

Go to the beautiful Wadi Rum to experience the ultimate Bedouin adventure! With these star-rides, which are suitable for less experienced riders or guests who prefer to have more sanitary facilities, you’ll come across the best places of the desert.

 

Wadi Rum bridge, picture by J. Koopman
Wadi Rum bridge

The Desert Loop
8 days/ 7 nights program

Highlights:
Visits to Madaba – Kerak – Little Petra – Petra – 4 days horseback riding in Wadi Rum

Including:
Overnight stays in 3* hotels
All entry tickets
For every 6 guests 1 horse guide.
Depending on your experience we may add another guide against a surcharge.
Full board basis during horseback riding including water, tea and soft-drinks

Price for 2 persons: 1295 JD/ 1825 USD per person
Price for 3 persons or more: 
1099 JD/ 1480 USD
Single supplement: 79 JD / 112 USD

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Day 1: Arrival at Amman Airport. From here you’ll go towards Madaba for an evening and overnight stay in a 3* hotel.

Day 2: (B) After a short city tour in Madaba, along the St. George church and archaeological park, you go via the scenic Kings Highway towards the South of Jordan. On the way, you’ll make stops at the Karak Crusaders Castle and Little Petra before you arrive in Petra. Here you have a free evening. Spend time in good restaurants, eat with a local family or choose from one of the other optional activities. You’ll spend the night in a 3* hotel in Petra.

Desert Loop

Day 3: (B) Today you have a full day to explore UNESCO and World Heritage site Petra. Walk through the mystic Siq until you reach the immense Treasury. Walk your way towards the High Place of Sacrifice or walk up the many stairs towards the Monastery. Be amazed by hundreds of tombs carved in the mountains.  Tonight the guide who will take you on a horse riding adventure in Wadi Rum will come by to discuss the upcoming horseback riding adventure with you. Based on your experience and wishes, he might decide to change parts of the program. Overnight stay in a 3* hotel in Petra.

Day 4: (B, L, D) After breakfast you’ll go towards Wadi Rum! Here you can drop your luggage at the camp, meet the horses that have been selected for you and after going through the final details with the guide you can start your adventure!

As Lawrence of Arabia… 

From the camp you’ll go towards one of the arches outside the protected area. You’ll have a long riding day, starting with around 3.5 hrs riding in the morning before you arrive at the arch.  In the afternoon a lunch will be served before you continue riding along some of the high sand dunes! Beautiful red colors in between impressive rock formations is what you’ll see today! You go back to the camp for a Bedouin Night…

Day 5: (B, L, D) From the camp you’ll ride via the Al Barrah Canyon. A big canyon inside of the Protected Area of Wadi Rum. Here lunch will be served where after you continue riding towards the famous Burdah Arch. Climb on the arch, pose under it and relax before you ride back to the camp.

Day 6: (B, L, D) Today you will be riding along the inscriptions and through the Um Ashreen Canyon. Here lunch will be served and you can have a break before riding back towards the camp. In the afternoon you’ll cross through deep sand in between mountains before arriving at the camp.

Day 7: (B, L) Today is the last day of your horseback riding adventure. From the camp you ride towards the Feynishyeh area where you can find high red sand dunes. Close to these dunes lunch will be served. After a break you’ll continue via inscriptions, through the Um Frooth arch and through the Al Khorj Canyon back to the camp. In the (late) afternoon it’s time to say goodbye to the guide & horses. From Wadi Rum you’ll go towards the a 3* hotel in Madaba for your last evening and overnight stay in Jordan.

Day 8: (B) Time to say goodbye to Jordan. Depending on your departure time you’ll go towards the Amman Airport for your flight back home..

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