This horseback ride in the great south of Jordan, offers to riders who love the great outdoors an unforgettable experience with the first day devoted to exploring the astonishing ruins of Petra. Its ornate facades were carved into sandstone cliffs by the Nabataeans around 400 BC. A day on horseback in the UNESCO site of Beidha and little Petra, where you will have a first contact with our sure-footed horses, a magical day in a sumptuous site ending with an unforgettable evening in our comfortable camp located at the foot of the mountain. Music and Bedouin tradition around the fire. Our horses will be transported by truck to reach the Wadi Rum, avoiding the boring parts between the town of Wadi Musa and the desert. We continue on the spectacular part of the Wadi Rum, where we ride 5 days: an unforgettable experience riding Arabian horses from the desert climate, known for their endurance and speed. A ride through the spectacular landscape of the desert of Jordan, a vast wild space. Our desert team will make you discover the vast expanses of Wadi Rum on horseback avoiding the too touristy areas. You will be able to meet bedouin families living in traditional nomadic camps in Jordan. We have chosen the best service provider in Jordan, trained at our equestrian guide training center. She works with a Bedouin family based in Wadi Rum.
HORSE RIDING IN JORDAN
INDICATIVE ITINERARY *
Day 1 (Saturday except special date) - Arrival in Jordan: Arrival at Amman airport and transfer to hotel in Madaba. Overnight at Aitch Hotel or similar.
Day 2 (Sunday except special date) - Visit of Petra: Early departure for Petra (2h30 to 3h drive). On your arrival, you drop off your luggage at the hotel and then set off to visit this mythical site, initially accompanied by a Jordanian guide (most of the time English-speaking), until you reach the exit of the Siq in Khazneh (the treasure). Afterwards, you are free to explore this majestic site until nightfall. Dinner and overnight at Edom Hotel or similar.
Day 3 (Monday except special date) - Little Petra on horseback: After breakfast, meeting with the local team and allocation of horses according to the level of each. You ride for this first day on horseback, in one of the most beautiful places in the world to discover "Little Petra" and Baidah. Dinner and night at the superb Seven Wonder camp.
Day 4 (Tuesday except special date): After breakfast, transfer to Wadi Rum in the morning to meet our horses and team at Diseh: a small village located east of Wadi Rum, a protected area. You ride south towards Barrah Canyon and the Open Valley. You reach your camp for lunch with a break of 2 to 3 hours depending on the weather. In the afternoon, you set off again on horseback through the famous red rocks of Um Twiguy and their Thamudic inscriptions. In the evening: dinner and overnight at the Bedouin camp.
Day 5 (Wednesday except special date): Today you cross Barrah: another spectacular canyon in Wadi Rum surrounded by high cliffs where rock climbers are often seen. At the end of the canyon, you reach the lunch spot. In the afternoon, your guide finds the best ways to cross secret canyons to reach the camp before sunset! Dinner and overnight at the Bedouin camp.
Day 6 (Thursday except special date): Breakfast at the camp, then departure on horseback to the Burdha arch area. Drive through lovely red sands and magical mushroom-shaped canyons before lunch break at the foot of Burdha Mountain. In the afternoon, you set off again on horseback on a beautiful track with a magnificent view of the red mountains of Wadi Rum before arriving at your camp. Dinner and overnight at the Bedouin camp.
Day 7 (Friday except special date): Departure on horseback towards the south, towards Nogra: the highest plateau of Wadi Rum. A wilderness area away from tourist areas. You can come across herds of camels there and make beautiful encounters with Bedouins. Saudi Arabia is not that far away, on a clear day you can see the highest peak, Um Adami, above the Sabbat Valley.
Day 8 (Saturday except special date): Last day of your horseback riding in the heart of Wadi Rum, through the Ghazaly canyon and the Wall of Lawrence. At the end of your day on horseback, you say goodbye to our horses and the team. Transfer to Aqaba in the early afternoon (one hour drive).Chance of visiting Aqaba and its old souk. Installation at your hotel by the Red Sea before dinner.
Day 9 (Sunday except special date): After breakfast, transfer to the Dead Sea. Installation at the hotel. You enjoy the free afternoon to swim and float at the lowest point on Earth until sunset. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 (Monday except special date): Transfer to Amman airport after breakfast.
Day 1 (usually Saturday) evening at Amman airport. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 10 (usually Monday) after breakfast. Transfer to Amman airport.
Amman airport transfers: ±20€ per person per way.
Transfers are to be paid on site in cash in € or US$, or by credit card.
It is more interesting to book your ticket, a transport package included is generally more expensive with agency commissions. However, we are at your disposal to help you find the best rates or to offer you a transport trip included on request.
Low cost flights (from November to March):
Easyjet to/from Aqaba:
- From Geneva on Saturdays
Ryanair to/from Amman:
- From Paris Beauvais Wednesday & Sunday
- From Brussels Tuesday & Saturday
- From Munich Monday & Friday
- From Madrid on Sundays
- From Roma Wednesday & Sunday
You must be able to walk, trot, canter and galop outdoor on open spaces.
Maximum 85 kg - More than 85kg and less than 100kg: possible but with 100 € supplement for a 2nd horse.
Arabs or crossed, well balanced, trail rides professionals.
English "Wintec" saddles.
Local English speaking guide and assistants, tranfering luggage and preparing meals.
This ride is comfortable: 4 nights in hotels, 1 night in a fixed bedouin camp, and 4 nights in itinerant bedouin camps.
INDICATIVE ACCOMMODATION :
* Indicative accommodation which may vary depending on availability and weather conditions.
In the evening, the meals are taken on the camps, or in the restaurants of the hotels. At noon, during horseback rides, picnics are prepared and brought by the assistance team.
2023-2024 PRICE / PER PERSON:
The prices is calculated for departures with minimum 4 riders. Contact us to check the how may riders are booked on the dates you're willing to book.
In 2 person bedrooms/tents: 1900 € *
Single bedroom/tent supplement *: 300 €
Options & Supplements / per person:
* If you book in shared rooms and we do not have a rider registered to share, the "single bedroom" supplement will be charged and refunded if a person registers, also wishing to share.
Supplement for departure with 2 or 3 riders (refundable if a 4th rider registers): 190 € (contact us to know the number of riders registered on the departure that interests you).
Booking fees: 15 €
** Prices may vary downwards or upwards depending on exchange rates on the date of your reservation.
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
- Visa to enter
- 1 day visit of
- Equipped horse rental
- 6 days horseback rides
- 1 guide and support team
- Full board from night 1 until day 10 breakfast, except 1 lunch in Petra
- Drinks (water, tea and coffee during the ride)
- The financial bond for your payments by our travel agent guarantee.
THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE:
- Transfers from/to Amman airport
- 1 lunch in Petra
- First and last day lunch and dinner
- Drinks (other than bottled water and wine included in the camp)
- Insurance assistance, repatriation, cancellation ...
- Tips (recommendation: about 20 JOD for the entire team)
- Single bedroom and tent option
- Booking fees
- All that is not indicated in "THE PRICE INCLUDES"
Paying by card: you may be covered by its insurance.
We offer to Europe Union & Swiss citizens (only) Chapka insurances:
Cap Security: full insurance with cancellation. Cap Cancellation: cancellation only.
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Flights are not included because it is more interesting to book directly your ticket: a transport package included is generally more expensive with agency commissions. However, we are at your disposal to help you find the best prices or to offer you a flight included package on request.
HOW TO BOOK :
By booking with Cap Rando, you get the benefit of the French travel agency law, one of the strictest in the world: an unlimited financial guarantee for all your payments !
1. CHECK THE AVAILABILITY, PRICE, DISCOUNT:
Check the availability and price (depending on the type of accommodation and after possible discounts) by contacting us through the availability & quote request form or by phone +33 (0)483431321, whatsapp +33(0)609520324, or e-mail: email@example.com
If you already have received the confirmation of the availability and the price, you can proceed directly to your booking:
Fill out the online registration form: https://www.horsebackridingvacations.eu/form/booking-form
If you are registering and paying for several riders, you can add riders on the form.
If you have difficulty with the online form or if you prefer:
- Download the Excel file
- Download the Open Office file
To be completed, saved on your computer, and sent by email as an attachment.
Cap Rando is covered for its professional civil liability: GENERALI contract n ° AL974010.
To register on a Cap Rando holiday, you must be covered by an individual liability insurance covering your activity, individual accident, assistance, repatriation, and possibly cancellation (strongly recommended not to lose your payment in case of cancellation for a reason covered by a cancellation insurance).
We offer to Europe Union & Switzerland citizens (only) to subscribe the "Cap Security" insurance from Chapka Insurance. This covers you for cancellation, interruption of stay, individual accident, assistance 24h / 24h, repatriation, medical expenses abroad, luggage insurance, civil liability. You can also only subscribe a "Cap Cancellation" cancellation insurance if you have insurance covering other risks.
See all information about our cancellation policy and Chapka insurance offer.
For non Europe Union citizens: if you pay by credit card, depending on your card, you may be fully covered: check your contract.
The US citizens can subscribe directly an insurance for instance on: https://www.axatravelinsurance.com/
- For a stay starting at more than 60 days: It is requested at registration: 30% of the price of the stay, the payment of the insurance possibly subscribed, the transport possibly requested, the booking fees. The balance is to be paid 60 days before the start date of the stay.
- For a stay starting at less than 60 days: Full payment is requested upon registration.
- For a stay starting at less than 21 days: Full payment by credit card or instant transfer is requested upon registration.
- If these are the last places available: Payment by credit card or instant transfer is requested.
You can pay:
- By credit card on our secure payment website: You will be directed to the payment link after completing the online booking form.
- By bank transfer: Our bank information will be sent to you after reception of your booking form.
Your payments are guaranted by our GROUPAMA travel agent bond.
If you book a trip through Cap Rando, you have the guarantee not to loose any payment.
The French law is the strongest and requires all French travel agencies to have an unlimited financial guarantee for their customers in case of financial failure.
You will receive a confirmation file and contract with the invoice and all practical information within 24 hours after reception of your registration form and payment.
6. CANCELLATION POLICY:
See the cencellation policy: cancellation conditions.
Please note: Any stay may be canceled in the event of insufficient bokkings to ensure the stay up to 21 days before the starting date. In this case, a replacement stay may be offered to you, if it does not suit you: full refund is guaranteed without compensation. We advise you to book refundable transports.
Accueil aux petits soins, nous n'avons rien eu à gerer, uniquement à se laisser porter.
Marmoud (le guide) et Amhed (son binome) sont très accueillant, bienveillants et disponibles. On partage de vrais beaux moments d'échange. Marmoud assure parfaitement la gestion de la sécurité des cavaliers.
Les chevaux sont en très bon état et le guide en prend vraiment soin. On sent qu'il les aime, qu'il les préserve au maximum durant la semaine, qu'il prend soin d'eux. Il est très vigilant sur leur état, leur laisse le temps de récupérer, ils sont bien nourris et choyer.
Selle avec peau de mouton fournie, top confort !
Nous avons très bien mangé.
La nuit à la belle étoile est spartiate mais c'est exactement ce que l'on vient chercher dans ce genre d'experience !
Gestion de mon inscription par Cap Rando Cheval: Suivi fluide, dossier de voyage parfait, rien à redire !
En bref: Un séjour magique, loin de tout, où ne règne que la sérénité. Une semaine riche de rencontres, de découvertes, de plats locaux et gourmets, d'échanges, de rires, de sensations, de liberté. On en prend plein les yeux et plein le coeur. Un bonheur !