Footsteps of Lawrence - Jordan

Bedouin Trails & Dead Sea

5 star rating   6 May 2019

Salty (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Arabian Desert Adventurer | I’ve wanted to do this ride for near on 20 years, it didn’t disappoint! The riding and scenery was stunning. My horse was spritly and fun without ever making me feel unsafe. The wadi rum desert is unspoilt with few tourists. Every corner turned reminded me of being on a hollywood film set!
The simplicity of sleeping outside under the stars was magical. But equally arriving in the static camp after a couple of sweaty dusty days riding for a ‘real’ shower was most welcome.
The pace of the ride was slower than I first anticipated with perhaps 2 canters per ride, however this allowed you to admire the stunning rock formations and beauty of the desert.
The rhythm of wake, eat, ride, sleep, ride, eat, sleep! was alien to begin with, I never get a chance to stop! But by day 3 I felt fully relaxed and looked forward to each part of the day.
The food was outstanding, I feel inspired to buy a Jordanian cookbook!
Overall I loved this holiday and would recommend it to any horsey enthusiast who enjoys amazing scenery and good food!

The Riding

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The Accommodation

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Before Your Holiday

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