Petra Wadi Rum

10 days / 9 nights

The crossing: From Petra to Wadi Rum

from € 1980 Flights excluded

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The crossing: From Petra to Wadi Rum

From Petra to the Wadi Rum desert on horseback, an unforgettable experience in Jordan by Go Horse. Immerse yourself in a unique atmosphere with your faithful companion, ride through the red dunes of Wadi Rum and be amazed by the eternal beauty of Petra.

The itinerary starts in Madaba, a Christian city with an ancient history. Afterwards, set off for Petra and enjoy a full day dedicated to visiting ancient Nabataeans.

Continue the excursion on horseback in the direction of the archaeological site known as ‘Little Petra’. From here, you will ride for three days until you reach the Wadi Rum desert, undoubtedly one of the most fascinating in the world for its variety of colours and landscapes. Also a destination for film tourism, it is known as the Valley of the Moon, because it was the film setting for Ridley Scott’s famous film ‘The Martian’. In prehistoric times it was part of the seabed, today you can see the valleys and canyons of granite rock carved by water over the centuries. Declared a UNESCO heritage site, it is famous for being the desert of Lawrence of Arabia, the famous archaeologist and writer. His book ‘The Seven Pillars of Wisdom’ gave its name to one of the most characteristic rock formations here.

A perfect itinerary for those who love wide open spaces, quietness and for those who can cope with several hours on horseback in the heat of the desert.

During the evenings, relax under the starry sky of Wadi Rum while the fire and the scent of hookah cheer you up.

The journey ends via Aqaba, on the gulf dividing Egypt and Saudi Arabia, world famous for its therapeutic properties.

Highlights of your Jordan experience:

  • Petra tour
  • Horseback riding in Wadi Rum, between canyons and Bedouin villages
  • Aqaba, relaxing by the Red Sea

Go Horse takes you on a discovery of Jordan’s treasures in the saddle of your favourite animal. Ride through the desert dunes and discover the inimitable charm of Petra.

Departure dates all year round, except December, January, February, starting on Saturdays with a minimum of 2 people departing from Italy.  

PARTICIPANTS: MIN 4 MAX 10

1° day

ITALY/ MADABA (-/-/D)

Pick-up from the Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) in Amman and transfer to the hotel in Madaba, in the central area of this Christian-oriented city (guided city tour on request at extra charge). Dinner (by 10 pm) and overnight stay in a double room at Hotel Aitch (or similar).

2° day

MADABA/PETRA (B/-/D)

Breakfast at the hotel, pick-up at 8 a.m. and transfer of about 2½ hours to Petra, where the whole day will be devoted to visiting ancient Nabataeans. Guided tour in the morning through the Siq and the ruins, the fascinating UNESCO heritage site. Free lunch and afternoon at leisure to relax or discover Petra on your own. Dinner in the company of the equestrian guide to explain the programme, overnight at the Petra Palace hotel (or similar).

3° day

PETRA (B/L/D)

Departure at approximately 09.00 hrs and a 20-minute transfer to the meeting point with the horses. Riding through the valleys that surround Petra and take us to the edge of another archaeological site known as 'Little Petra'. Stop for lunch and visit the site on foot. Dinner and overnight stay in a comfort tented camp, Seven Wonder Camp (or similar).

4° - 5° day

PETRA/BIER HAMAD (B/L/D)

We leave Petra today and over the next two days we will ride along ancient spice routes through valleys and mountains, which in ancient times were used to reach Palestine. Overnight stays in bivouacs.

6° day

BIER HAMAD-WADI HELOUA (B/L/D)

We ride through Bier Hamad. The mountain breeze and sandy terrain allow us to gallop along. We notice that gradually the landscape begins to change, becoming more and more desert-like. We arrive in the afternoon near the gates of the desert. Night in the bivouac.

7° day

WADI HELOUA/ WADI RUM (B/L/D)

We will ride in a south-easterly direction passing through an area called 'mud flats' where we can enjoy long gallops. We will pass through the Bedouin village of Disi and then stop for lunch in the cool shade of a mountain. In the afternoon we will enter the protected area of Wadi Rum, in the Um Ishirin valley where the famous film "Lawrence of Arabia" was filmed. Overnight in a bivouac.

8° day

WADI RUM/ AQABA (B/L/D)

We go deeper and deeper into the desert, passing the red dunes of the Anafishia Valley and the ruins of Lawrence of Arabia's house. Then Barrah Canyon again. Our riding adventure will end by lunchtime, after which we will be transferred by vehicle to Aqaba on the Red Sea. Dinner and overnight at Lacosta Hotel (or similar).

9° day

AQABA/MADABA (B/L/D)

Breakfast and transfer of approximately 2 hours to the Dead Sea. Here we will enjoy some relaxation and lunch at the 5* Holiday Inn Hotel. In the afternoon, transfer to Madaba for approximately one and a half hours. Dinner in a typical restaurant and overnight stay at the Hotel Aitch (or similar).

10° day

MADABA/ ITALY (B/-/-)

After breakfast transfer to the airport in time for the flight to Italy.

Tariff per person, starting from:

DepartureDoubleSupplement single
From 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022€ 1,980€ 240

Notes

(B/L/D): B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner

 

Surcharge for departure with 2/3 persons – per person € 120
Fee for non-riders On request

 

Level of difficulty: From ° to °°°°°

DURATION: 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS

DIFFICULTY: °°°°( INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED)

ACCOMMODATION: hotel + comfort tented camp + bivouac

EQUIPMENT: ENGLISH SADDLE with pockets for essentials during the day in the saddle

HORSES: ARABIC and ANGLO-ARABI

RIDING: 6 TO 8 HOURS A DAY IN THE SADDLE. Good physical condition and the ability to control the horse in open spaces and to sustain long gallops and trots are required. The use of a protective helmet is compulsory.

MAXIMUM WEIGHT: 85Kg

TYPOLOGY: itinerant with overnight stays in hotels + comfort tented camps + bivouac

 

ACCOMMODATION:

night 1: Hotel Aitch in Madaba (or similar)

night 2: Petra Palace (or similar)

night 3:Seven Wonder Camp – comfort tented camp (shared toilets and showers) in Petra

night 4, 5, 6,7: bivouac with igloo tents (toilets not available)

night 8: Lacosta Hotel (or similar) in Aqaba

night 9: Aitch Hotel in Madaba (or similar)

Traditional meals prepared by a local cook using fresh produce.

 

In the comfort tents are provided with comfortable cots, sheets, blankets and towels.

Communal toilets and showers with electricity provided by a solar system or generator. Common area and convivial campfire. We suggest bringing your own alcoholic beverages not available at the camp.

Mobile bivouac nights will be provided with igloo tents, no electricity, no toilet facilities (you must bring your own sleeping bag).

Traditional meals prepared by a local cook using fresh produce. Vegetarian menus or allergies or intolerances can be requested on request.

 

Note: The itinerary described above is to be considered indicative. It may be subject to change due to weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control. During the winter months, horses will be moved to trailers in case of snow.

It is possible to shorten the programme to an 8-day version, on the evening of day 7 we return to Madaba for an overnight stay.

 

Exchange rate 1 EUR = 1.08 USD

Exchange rate fluctuations greater than 3% will result in an adjustment of costs and will be communicated within 20 days of departure.

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)


The tariff includes

  • Transfers to/from Queen Alia International Airport in Amman
  • All transfers by vehicles as per programme
  • All meals as per programme (water, tea and coffee)
  • 5 overnight stays in a tented camp
  • 4 overnight stays in a 3*** category hotel
  • 6 days horse riding (4-6 hours per day)
  • Horses and equipment provided
  • Entrance to parks (Jordan Pass)
  • Guided tour of Petra and Little Petra in English
  • English-speaking, French-speaking expert guide
  • Gadgets, luggage tags and various literature
  • Insurance for medical assistance, medical repatriation and damage to luggage

The tariff does not include

  • Flights to/from Amman
  • Lunch on day 2
  • Meals not mentioned, airport taxes, drinks, tips, personal extras
  • Suggested tips: 30 usd per person
  • Alcohol and drinks in hotels
  • Anything not mentioned in “the fee includes” section
  • Supplementary insurance
  • Any airport taxes – payable locally
  • Registration fee € 95

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