Wadi Rum Bedouin Adventure

Jordan Jordan: (PG-JTRU)
URL: https://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/jordan_wadi_rum_bedouin_adventure.aspx

Introduction
Jordan Jordan
You follow the paths of the Bedouins and experience the diversity of the undoubtedly most beautiful desert in the world: the Wadi Rum.

Constantly changing rock formations, sand and sandstone deserts in alternating, bright colors make this ride in Jordan a unique experience. The trails lead through impressive canyons and into the Disi Mountains. There is no plan, no map: here you rely on the millennia-old trade routes of the caravans. The evenings end comfortably around the campfire while the stars twinkle above you. Culinary you will be spoiled with falafel, humus and many other specialties.

Another highlight on your trip is bathing in the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, pure relaxation in the saltyest water in the world. You can also spend a whole day visiting Petra, the pink rock city of the Nabataeans and a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

Accomodation


Accommodations

This is a wilderness ride, so nights are spent in a mixture of hotels and camping.

Description
You'll enjoy private bathrooms in the hotels, and shared while camping. WIFI is available at all hotel locations. Laundry is available in Madaba. Hotels are subject to change based on availability.

10-day Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes based on availability
Night 1: Hotel in Madaba
Night 2: Hotel in Petra
Night 3-7: Camping in Wadi Rum
Night 8: Hotel in Aqaba
Night 9: Hotel in Madaba or Amman

Hotel in Madaba
This small hotel offers 50 comfortable ensuite bedrooms, all equipped with a TV and air conditioning. There is Wi-Fi available at this property.

Hotel in Petra
The hotel has recently been renovated and provides 76 modern bedrooms. Each room has free Wi-Fi access, air conditioning, a TV, a safe and a private bathroom.

Camping
While camping, you sleep in tents with a mattress. You need to bring our own sleeping bag as nights can be cold in the desert.
Water and shower tents can be provided on request.

Hotel in Aqaba
This property has a swimming pool on its rooftop, where guests can relax. The rooms are spacious and all feature a TV, air conditioning, free internet access, a safe and private facilities.

Room Occupancy
The single supplement fee is mandatory if we are unable to find another person willing to share a room with you.



Meals

All meals are included except for the first dinner in Madaba (Day 1) and lunch in Petra (Day 2) and the Dead Sea (Day 9).

The meals often feature traditional dishes with goat, sheep or chicken, often served with rice and vegetables. Hummus, local bred and fruits are also very common.
Soft drinks (water, tea and instant coffee) are included with meals but not in hotels.

Dietary Restrictions
We can cater to dietary restrictions if given prior notice.

Riding


Itinerary


Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1 (Saturday): Arrival
Arrive in Amman, pick up at the airport and transfer to your 3-star hotel in Madaba.
Meals included: none
Overnight at Hotel in Madaba


Day 2 (Sunday): Petra
After breakfast (around 8am), transfer to Wadi Mousa (approx. 3 hours), the town close to the ancient city of Petra. Once in Wadi Mousa you can leave luggage at the hotel and go explore the ancient city of Petra, ‘rose red city’ of the Nabateans. A guided tour (2 to 3 hours) with a local English speaking guide will be organised in the late morning and the rest of the afternoon is free to explore at your leisure. The “Treasury” and the “Monastery” are the most notable facades but the ruins are spread over a huge area with many wonderful rock carved buildings that can keep you busy for hours or days.
You overnight in a 3-star hotel in Petra.
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel in Petra


Day 3 (Monday): First ride in Wadi Rum
After breakfast drive to Wadi Rum and our stables. After a nice Welcome tea, your horse guide will give you and small briefing before setting off. You start your ride south in the direction of Khazali canyon. Visit of the canyon and old Thamudic inscriptions.
Slow morning ride (about 2 hours) to reach our lunch stop, at the bottom of the red Khazali mountain. Our cook will prepare nice cold lunch, with Jordanian Mezza: local bred, humus, falafel, and fresh vegetables! In the afternoon (about 2.5 hours ride), we head to our first desert camp in Um Razza, an area famous for its red sand color.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight Camping


Day 4 (Tuesday): Wadi Rum Ride to Wadi Sabbat 
Breakfast in camp, and then ride to the caves of Arab Antar, named after a famous warrior and poet. We continue to the gorges at the foot of the Djebel Swebit, where there are several springs. One often meets Bedouins here with their herds of goats and sheep. Later we go through the Wadi Sabbat near the Saudi border, where we can expect to enjoy some nice canters.
Our camp for the night is next to Jabal Um Adami, Jordan’s highest peak at 5948 feet.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight Camping


Day 5 (Wednesday): From South to Eastern Wadi Rum
In the morning we go through the gorge of Nogra. From here you ride through deep sand to a plateau up to 1,400m. We stop for lunch at Jabal Al Mangour. In the afternoon you cross the Thora Valley in the far east of Wadi Rum, following the direction of Burdha mountain. In winter, snow occasionally falls here at night!
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight Camping


Day 6 (Thursday): From East to West in the Wadi Rum
After breakfast, ride north to the Burdha sandstone bridge and through Sinous Canyon. At the end of the canyon, we stop for lunch. In the afternoon, we continue riding to the stone arch around Ufruth and through red sand dunes, past high rocks - a spectacular riding day!
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight Camping


Day 7 (Friday): Barah Canyon to Um Ishrin
Today you pass the Barrah stone pyramids and cross the Barah Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges of Wadi Rum, surrounded by steep rock walls. Overnight camp in Um Ishrin red sand canyon.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight Camping


Day 8 (Saturday): Red Sea
After breakfast, ride South West towards the south end of Um Ishrin Canyon, past the Anafishiya inscriptions and then through the main valley of Wadi Rum stopping in front of Lawrence House. At noon you will reach the stables. After lunch drive to Aqaba, where you can swim in the Red Sea. Your accommodation for the night is a 4-star hotel in Aqaba.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel in Aqaba


Day 9 (Sunday): Dead Sea
After breakfast, drive to the Dead Sea (around 4 hours), the lowest point on earth at 400m below sea level. You can float in the salt water without sinking! Dinner and overnight in Madaba or Amman.
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel in Madaba or Amman


Day 10 (Monday): Departure
Breakfast. Transfer to Amman Airport and flight back.
Meals included: Breakfast



Non-Riders
Non-riding guests can join this trip on request. Hiking activities and camel rides can be arranged.


Rates and Dates for Wadi Rum Bedouin Adventure

Rates include:

Accommodations, Water, Most meals & Local transfers

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescriptionEUR ~US$
    A
    202110 day trip, AP€1845$2195
    • Single supplement€170$195
The US Dollar Rate is Based on Exchange Rate of 1.19

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Transfer and Other Charges:



 Description
2021 Transfer from/to Amman airport included
2021 Non-rider - inquire for rate

Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
A 2021 07/24 - 08/02 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP 2 /10 Expired
A 2021 07/31 - 08/09 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP 2 /10 Expired
A 2021 08/07 - 08/16 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP 2 /10 Expired
A 2021 08/14 - 08/23 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP 2 /10 Expired
A 2021 08/21 - 08/30 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP 2 /10 Expired
A 2021 08/28 - 09/06 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP 2 /10 Expired
A 2021 09/04 - 09/13 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP 2 /10 Expired
A 2021 09/11 - 09/20 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP 2 /10 Expired
A 2021 09/18 - 09/27 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP 2 /10 Expired
A 2021 09/25 - 10/04 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP 2 /10 Reserve
A 2021 10/02 - 10/11 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP 2 /10 Reserve
A 2021 10/09 - 10/18 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP 2 /10 Reserve
A 2021 10/16 - 10/25 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP 2 /10 Reserve
A 2021 10/23 - 11/01 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP 2 /10 Reserve
A 2021 10/30 - 11/08 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP 2 /10 Reserve
A 2021 11/06 - 11/15 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP 2 /10 Reserve
A 2021 11/13 - 11/22 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP 2 /10 Reserve
A 2021 11/20 - 11/29 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP 2 /10 Reserve
A 2021 11/27 - 12/06 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP 2 /10 Reserve
A 2021 12/04 - 12/13 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP 2 /10 Reserve
A 2021 12/11 - 12/20 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP 2 /10 Reserve
A 2021 12/18 - 12/27 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP 2 /10 Reserve
A 2021 12/25 - 01/03 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP 2 /10 Reserve

Dates Note:

Rates do not include:

First dinner in Madaba, Lunch in Petra, Airport transfers, Petra & Dead sea entrance fees (paid locally) & Gratuities

Note:

Due to COVID-19 Corona virus pandemic and certain travel restrictions we are applying some temporary policy changes to some of our tours.

For Wadi Rum Bedouin Adventure (PG-JTRU):

If your booking is affected by the coronavirus pandemic, it is possible to postpone your trip to a later date.

We will re-evaluate the situation for each ride, 1 month before the scheduled departure.


For more information please visit our COVID-19 Updates page at https://www.hiddentrails.com/article/covid19update.aspx

Other Info
Meeting:
Airport: Queen Alia International Airport (AMM)
Transfer:

Climate:
                                            Wadi Rum area


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Source: NOAA
 

Seasons
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). Rain falls in many areas across the country on higher ground between October and March.

Summer (June to August)
Amman and most areas around the country are not excessively hot, chiefly due to the moderating influence of altitude. Although days in summer can be hot, nights are often rather chilly. The Jordan Valley, the Red Sea Coast and the Eastern Desert can be extremely hot in summer however.

Autumn (September to November)
This time of year usually sees mild temperatures and pleasant weather.

Winter (December to February)
The Jordan Valley and the Red Sea Coast is warm during winter while most of the country can get quite chilly at times. The Eastern Desert can get bitterly cold and dry.

Spring (March to May)
Springtime brings optimal weather and landscape is generally lush with greenery due to the wintery rains.

Note: Jordan is an Islamic country, so in order to suit local behavior, one should keep shoulders and knees covered.

What To Bring:
All luggage is transported for you by vehicle.

Clothing
- Riding equipment such as riding pants, helmet, boots, and half leg chaps
- Long sleeved shirts to protect against the sun
- Fleece/warm pullover for camp
- Broad rimmed hat
- Swimsuit
- Sandals for camp
- Light riding trousers

Equipment
- Sleeping bag
- Flash light with spare batteries
- Personal medications
- Sunglasses
- Small towel
- Soap and shampoo
- Sunblock
- Bum bags to protect items from sand
- Hat and light scarf
- Towels (for camp)
- Toilet paper (or just tissues) and a lighter 
- Solar batteries for camp as there is no electricity

Nice to have extras
- Seat saver to put on the saddle
- Lightweight camera with spare batteries
- Riding gloves
- Face cloth