Jordan is a land of romantic associations – from
Lawrence of Arabia to the hidden city of Petra. Hidden Trails offers a
fantastic opportunity to discover the treasures of Jordan on a horseback riding
holiday – away from the tourist hordes, in some deeply stunning locations.
Whether you bask in the glory of the hidden city of Petra, spend a lazy day
bathing in the Dead Sea, or follow in the footsteps of that great equestrian,
Lawrence of Arabia, Jordan promises a mystical holiday experience. Jordan is
one of the most welcoming hospitable and countries in the world. You will find
the locals eager to talk to you, and welcome you into their homes.
Horse Riding in Jordan
On our Hidden Trails
Wadi Rum with the Bedouines and Laurence of Arabia - from Petra to the Wadi Rum horse riding tours you will have the opportunity
to meet local people, swim in the Dead Sea, follow Bedouin Trails, and explore
the gem that is Wadi Rum – home to Laurence of Arabia, the famed soldier and
The Wadi Rum mirrors a moonscape of ancient valleys and towering, weathered
sandstone mountains rising out of the white and pink colored sands. A scene
right out of the exploits of Lawrence of Arabia and the authentic setting of the
film, the Wadi Rum presents many opportunities for long canters across high
plateaus. Traveling along old caravan roads offers an encounter with an
altogether different world, complete with possible personal invites from the
desert dwelling Bedouins. Live the life of the Bedouins all the way down to the
Saudi Arabian border and the Disi mountains and discover the spectacular rock
formations, Jordan's answer to the Grand Canyon and undoubtedly the largest and
most magnificent of Jordan's desert landscapes - a horseback riding holiday you
will not forget.
The highlight of this horse riding trip is a visit to Petra – the Hidden City.
Petra, the jewel in the crown of Jordan's antiquities, has been declared by
popular ballot one of the 'new' Seven Wonders of the World. The magnificent
rock-hewn city of the Nabateans hardly needed further billing (since Jean Louis
Burckhardt discovered it in the 19th century, it has been a favorite destination
for Europeans) but at sunset on a winter's day, when the rose-pink city catches
alight, it's easy to see why it has charmed a new generation of visitors.
Jordan Weather and Climate
Jordan is blessed with a Mediterranean climate for pleasurable year-round
travel. Amman is sunny and cloudless from May to early November, with average
temperatures around 23° C (73 F). Springtime brings optimal weather, lush with
greenery, and autumn is equally mild and pleasant. July and August are hot and
dry but not oppressive. Because of the capital city’s elevation, evenings are
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