Duration
10 days
Travel style
Guaranteed Departure Tours
Tour Style
Adventure Tours
Price starting from
$1950.00
Embark on a memorable 10 days’ horse-riding trip across Jordan! Ride through the magnificent ancient Nabatean city of Petra at dawn before visiting the site on foot, canter at full speed on locally bred Arabian horses in the red sand dunes of Wadi Rum desert and finish your trip by relaxing by the Dead Sea and enjoy floating in its salty waters.

Key Tour Experiences and Highlights

Arabian Horses
Ride through the heart of Jordan on the back of majestic Arabian horses, known for their grace and endurance.
Bedouin Hospitality
Experience the warm hospitality of the local Bedouin communities as you stay overnight in a traditional portable camp. Enjoy authentic Jordanian cuisine and cultural interactions.
Small Group Experience
Enjoy an intimate group setting, fostering camaraderie with fellow travelers and personalized attention from guides with maximum 10 travelers.
Camping Experience
Spend a night under the starry desert sky in Wadi Rum. Camp in traditional Bedouin-style tents equipped with comfortable bedding, providing a true desert adventure.
Customizable Routes
Tailor the riding routes to your experience level and preferences. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced rider, we can adjust the itinerary to suit your needs.
Photography Opportunities
Capture stunning photographs of your horseback adventure against the backdrop of Petra's archaeological wonders and Wadi Rum's dramatic desertscapes.
How to book
  • Begin by selecting your desired tour itinerary, specifying the number of travelers, preferred accommodation, room occupancy, and any additional options, while also sharing your personal details.
  • Our dedicated Tour Consultant will promptly respond to you, sharing information regarding the total cost and availability, tailored to your chosen travel date and selected tour itinerary.
  • The trip's confirmation hinges on reaching the minimum participant threshold for Guaranteed departure Tours. Registering early brings the advantage of enjoying a preferential rate. Secure your spot today!
  • Once you receive confirmation of your selected itinerary and pricing, proceed to submit your payment. Afterward, make sure to prepare for your upcoming adventure, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable travel experience.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Amman - Head to Madaba

Welcome to Jordan! After immigration procedures, your driver will take you directly to your hotel in Madaba where you will be staying. Overnight at Madaba. Dinner is included for arrivals before 10:00 PM.

Hotel overnight
Dinner
25km
Day 2: Depart Madaba Heading to Visit Petra

This morning, after breakfast, your driver will pick up you at 8 am from the hotel lobby to drive you down to Petra (3h drive). Leave your bags at the hotel and head out to explore the ancient Nabatean city with a local English-speaking guide for 2-3 hours. The rest of the day is free to explore the city of Petra by yourself in your own way or to relax at your hotel in Petra. In the evening, you will meet the horse-riding organizer to discuss the program for the next days. Breakfast and dinner included. Lunch to own account.

Hotel overnight
B, D
220km
Day 3: Riding in Petra’s Mountain then to Taibah

Breakfast at the hotel, then transfer to meet the horses just outside Wadi Musa. Mount up and set off riding into the hills above Petra, with wonderful views across Jebel Haroun Mountain, the highest summit in the Petra region. The prophet Aaron, older brother of Moses, was buried here by Moses himself. Leaving the horses tied up, those who wish can walk up to the “High Place of Sacrifice” for the incredible view over Petra and the maze of canyons in which it is hidden. A picnic lunch before riding on in the afternoon to camp on Taibah mountain. Dinner and the night in camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included).

On-the-Go Camping
B, L, D
Riding 5-6 hrs
Day 4: Riding from Taibah to Al Rajif Continuing to Beer Hammad.

After breakfast you will ride from the mountain of Taibah to the old village of Rajif, which has great views overlooking the Wadi Araba desert. A magical experience in the clean nature of the area. Stop for lunch in the shade of a garden. After lunch you continue riding along the Silk Road which was used by caravans of traders to exchange their produce. There are opportunities for long canters across the plains in the direction of Ber Hamad (an old Nabatean caravan cistern).  Dinner and overnight in a portable camp. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included).

On-the-Go Camping
B, L, D
Riding 5-6 hrs
Day 5: Riding Through Beer Hammad – Humaimeh – Karazeh

Breakfast in camp and then set off riding through Ber Hammad along the trail which in Nabatian and Roman times connected Wadi Sabra and Petra. With fit horses and fresh mountain breezes, there should be plenty of chances for exhilarating trots and canters where the going allows. A dynamic afternoon takes you through limestone hills to the gateway of the desert “bab el Sahara’’ – in good weather you can see the red sandstone buttresses of jebel Rum, the central mountain of the Wadi Rum area with peak at 1784 meters. Dinner and the night in camp. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included).

On-the-Go Camping
B, L, D
Riding 5-6 hrs
Day 6: Riding Through the Desert of Wadi Rum

Continue riding east through curious little canyons, still following the spice trail along parts of the ancient silk road. Pass the old village of Thogra and then dismount to lead the horses across the Desert Highway, the main road between Amman and Aqaba which continues to Saudi Arabia. Continue east through a long valley to the lunch stop. In the afternoon, eastwards again riding towards the sandstone cliffs of Wadi Rum where you should be able to see the natural rock arch ‘Karazeh’ before reaching camp. Dinner and the night in camp

On-the-Go Camping
B, L, D
Riding 5-6 hrs
Day 7: Riding in Wadi Rum (Karazeh-Chakria-Um Ishrin)

Breakfast in camp and mount up to ride beneath the majestic sandstone cliffs, seeing famous inscriptions made by the Thamudic and Nabatean people centuries ago. Continue riding southeast towards the agricultural village of Chakria stopping for lunch on the edge of the famous mud flats. Ride up to the French fortress which is well maintained and situated in one of Jordan’s most beautiful desert landscapes which is rarely visited by tourists. In the afternoon you will continue riding through stunning canyons and out onto the mud flats which are perfect for long exhilarating canters. Eventually you arrive at Wadi Um Ishrin, a large valley next to Jabel Um Ishrin, with beautiful sand dunes. Overnight in Um Ishrin valley in your camp. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included).

On-the-Go Camping
B, L, D
Riding 5-6 hrs
Day 8: Last Day of Riding in Wadi Rum – Then Head to Aqaba by Vehicle

You are now in the heart of the Wadi Rum. After breakfast saddle up and set off through the beautiful valley of Um Ishrin, passing by the red sand dunes in the valley of Anafishia. You will pass the ruins of “Lawrence’s house” and ride through the beautiful Barrah canyon, where there are several Thamudic engravings on the cliff faces depicting camels and other animals. Reaching the lunch stop you say goodbye to the horses and, after lunch, transfer about 1 hour by car, to Aqaba on the Red Sea. Dinner and night at the My Hotel (or similar) in Aqaba.

Hotel overnight
B, L, D
Day 9: Depart Aqaba to Dead Sea and Mount Nebo – Overnight at

Breakfast and then you will be driven to the Dead Sea. A relaxing day swimming, floating & relaxing by the Dead Sea, trying a famous mud wrap if you wish! Entrance and lunch are included in the swimming experience. In the late afternoon you will be driven back towards Madaba passing Mount Nebo, with a chance to visit the church before sunset. Dinner and night at the Mosaic Hotel (or similar) in Madaba.

Hotel overnight
B, L, D
Day 10: Madaba Hotel – Amman Queen Alia International Airport

After breakfast, we will transfer you to the Airport for your journey home.

Breakfast

Trip Details

Tour Inclusions
  • Transfers according to the described program in modern A/C vehicle.
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Madaba including breakfast and dinner.
  • 1 night accommodation in Petra including breakfast and dinner.
  • 5 nights’ accommodation in portable camp during riding days (3-8) at portable tents and foam mattress including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • 1 night accommodation in Aqaba including breakfast and dinner.
  • Entrance fees to Petra, Wadi Rum, and Mount Nebo.
  • Local English-speaking guide in Petra (2 hours).
  • Escort English-speaking Horse-Riding Guide acting as road guide in days (3-8).
  • Logistics: escort support vehicle carrying luggage and logistic needs during the riding days, escort Cook, and tour manager.
  • Arabian Horse for each participant that fits ability and experience for 6 days from day 3 to day 8.
  • Meals as mentioned in the program and inclusion part.
  • Entrance, swimming, and lunch in Dead Sea.
Tour exclusions
  • International flights
  • Tips to local team
  • Lunch in day 2
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Personal expenses.
Hotels in use

Explore Jordan affordably with our carefully selected accommodations. From the charming Mosaic Hotel in Madaba to the inviting La Maison Hotel in Petra, to My Hotel in Aqaba, and the adventurous portable camp in Wadi Rum, our choices ensure your comfort and convenience throughout your journey. Please note that alternative accommodation options may be used in the event of availability issues with the suggested hotels. Your comfort and budget will still be our primary focus.

Useful information

LUGGAGE
Avoid suitcases and prefer flexible travel bags instead. A small backpack will be useful for traveling and touring days but not during the ride where your will be provided with saddlebags. We advise you to take some plastic bags with you to protect your belongings from the dust and the sand.

FOR TOURING DAYS AND EVENINGS:
A warm sleeping bag (and a small pillow if you wish)
Pullover or sweater for evening and morning
Wind proof coat
Light and comfortable trousers, shorts, and light shoes
Swimsuit
Sunglasses

HYGIENE/HEALTH:
Toilet case
High protection sunscreen and after-sun cream
Wet wipes
Chap stick
Personal pharmacy (painkillers, muscle relaxant, eye drops, anti-diarrheal…)

We bring a collective pharmacy on the ride, but each rider should bring his own medicine depending on his treatments, habits, and intolerance to certain drugs.

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT RECOMMENDED
Please find below an indicative and non-exhaustive list of the things we recommend you bring to fully enjoy your trip. During the ride, we provide you with tents, mattresses, bottled water, toilet paper and saddlebags to carry your belongings.

FOR RIDING:
Riding pants or jeans
T-shirts or light long-sleeved shirts (to protect you against sunburns)
Hiking or Riding boots
Chaps or mini chaps
Cotton Under wear (Strongly recommended)
Riding gloves

Helmet:
we highly recommend you wear a helmet during the ride for security reasons, although it is not mandatory. Even if the day can be hot as soon as the sun goes down the temperature can drop considerably. Think of taking several layers of clothes so you can face every kind of weather during your trip. If needed, you can leave the unnecessary clothes in the support vehicle at lunch break.

HORSES AND TACK
All our horses are locally bred pure Arabian or Anglo-Arabian horses. They have a keen and generous character and great endurance and speed. The cavalry consists mainly of mares and two geldings most of which have been raised and trained by our guide and the team. We mainly use classic English saddles and simple bridles. We also use western saddle pads and saddlebags.

LEVEL AND DIFFICULTIES
We ride around 25-35 km a day, meaning between 4 and 6 hours of riding per day. We usually leave quite early and ride 2h30 – 3h30 in the morning, take a long break at noon (2-3h) to avoid the hottest hours, and ride around 2 to 3 hours in the afternoon. The time spent riding and the rhythm of the ride depend on the weather, the level of the group and the horses. For this ride, you should be able to control your horse at all paces outside and be fit enough to endure long hours in the saddle.

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Travelers Reviews

Silvia P
Silvia P
2023-09-10
Fantastic tour with an Italian speaking guide We received an excellent service and support from zamantours. Our Italian-speaking guide, Abdullah, was outstanding: he gave us precise and comprehensive information about places and culture, he was highly flexible in the program and tireless in his work. He has been a reference for us throughout our trip. Also Yusef, the driver, was kind and flexible. All the personnel were always punctual and professional.
Paula S
Paula S
2023-07-27
Amazing experience It was a wonderful experience. Petra is an awesome place, breathless sunset at the Wadi Run desert, there are many archeological sites and significant religious places of the Bible.Floating on the Dead Sea was just incredible. Thanks to Ahmed, our tour guide, he's really professional and kind, with a great sense of humor and Samir, excelent and safety driver, both of them are the best advicers in Jordan.
Alberto D
Alberto D
2023-07-01
Best experience in Jordan We enjoyed one week touring Amman, Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea. The sites were extraordinary, the guide Fadl very competent and the driver Samir very kind. Hotels were first class, people always very friendly. Food very appreciated.
Maclain N
Maclain N
2023-06-13
Skip the Petra by Night experience. Don’t be tricked into doing Petra by night. We saw it last night on 6/12/23 The production value is horrible and the show is really short. Basically by the time you hike down the show is over within 30 min and it is not lit well. The city of Petra is amazing by day and the donkey ride to the monastery was the an incredible experience but I would NOT recommend the night experience.
Deepan P
Deepan P
2023-06-04
1-week trip to Jordan Excellent organization, accomodation, and meals. Our driver Hisham is very knowledgeable, great communication and attitude that made our trip memorable. Hisham is a very safe driver, took us often on interesting side routes, and made extra effort to show as much of Jordan as he could in the time we had. He is punctual, and checked on our accomodations and visits. Hisham cares deeply about Jordan and his guests
John Moorcraft
John Moorcraft
2023-04-18
Family Holiday with 5yr old expertly delivered. We booked our holiday for our five year old through Zaman and couldn’t have been happier. Everything around booking was painless and easy. All airport procedures were a breeze and they fast track you through immigration. We were out of the airport with all luggage within 15mins of landing! Our driver, Sayall, was outstanding with my daughter and ensured she was the focal point of the whole trip. First class. I would strongly recommend the Hilton in the Dead Sea if you have young children. Very friendly and great swimming pool. The Labdmark Hotel in Amman also good for kids and 100pct do the children’s museum. Our kid loved camel riding in Wadi Rum and found Petra fascinating (she climbed up to the high place of sacrifice). She enjoyed snorkelling as well. I’d caution against the Intercontinental in Aqaba. The policies there on swimming pool access work against 5-10yr olds. I’d look elsewhere there given the pricing structure. Overall, if you want to go to Jordan (and you should) and you want to travel with young children then Zaman will have you sorted. Top agency and it really worked for us.
fabrizio g
fabrizio g
2023-04-06
Grazie Sam! Grazie Mohammad Saleem ci hai guidato attraverso la Giordania con professionalità competenza simpatia sempre molto attento alle nostre esigenze. Lo abbiamo molto apprezzato
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Terrific value, tremendous fun Samanta of ZamanTours, whom we accessed through KimKim, was honestly fantastic. She planned our itinerary around our dates and requests, got us luxury hotels and meals, and best of all--arranged for driver/guide Hamdi Das. We were able to contact her anytime and she was immediately responsive (we made an error and she was able to help us rectify it--cheerfully!). All communications were clear and easy--fantastic Hamdi accompanied us to every entrance (even hotels) and made sure there was never a problem. We had 6 terrific days in Jordan, and are so completely happy. On our flight home, we talked with others who had used a luxury tour group and our experiences were hugely better --at half their price! We highly recommend Samanta at Zaman Tours and Hamdi, guide/driver-extraodinaire.
Carmelo L
Carmelo L
2023-03-05
Amazing tour of Jordan Dear Zamantours, We would thank you for the quality of the service provided us during our travel in Jordan. We were very happy for the assistance we got at the Airport and especially for the professional driver Mr. J. Al Z. who has safely and kindly driven us for the entire week across Jordan A special thanks for our tourist guide Mr.M. Al-S. that made an excellent job explaining us a lot of things about Jordan History and beeing available for each of our need. Thank a lot for your great work Kind regards Carmelo & Fiorella
Peter Tass
Peter Tass
2023-02-23
Petra once in a lifetime tour Zayed was extremely helpful. Beautiful waiter. He attended to us all the time. And the cocktails were very well priced.