The very name conjures up so many pictures in ones mind: The River Jordan, the ancient ruins of Petra and Jerash, Wadi Rum where Lawrence of Arabia was famously filmed not to speak of the Dead Sea and the Red Sea. Ranch Rider is excited to bring you two unusual rides combining six days riding in the desert with the fabled city of Petra, Wadi Rum and optional extensions to the Red Sea.
Seasons in Jordan are pretty much similar to Europe. Summer months are June to September and winter from November to February. Jordan has a desert type climate and is very pleasant and warm often with stark temperature differences between day and night and also between shade and in direct sun. Spring and autumn are generally the best times for riding with long warm days and mild nights. Summer can be very hot up to around 40 degrees. Riding hours will be adjusted as necessary when hot to ensure you avoid the hottest of the sun. In winter time days are usually warm and clear but can be cold and even down to 0 degrees C in December and January.
You need to be an good intermediate / experienced rider and reasonably fit. What do we mean by experienced?
The Nabateans migrated from Arabia in the 6th century BC into Southern Jordan when they built their capital city, Petra. Skilled traders, they dealt in spices, gold, animals, medicines and fabrics from as far afield as China, Greece and Rome. You will be treading in their footsteps as you traverse t...more >>>
10 days with 6-days riding (approximately 5 hours riding per day) Archaeological evidence shows that Wadi Rum has been inhabited since 4500BC: mentioned in the Quran, many cultures including the Nabataeans have been drawn to the natural springs and left their mark in the form of petroglyphs, inscr...more >>>