Footsteps of Lawrence - Jordan

Bedouin Trails and Dead Sea

5 star rating   22 April 2024

Julie (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) I had the most amazing time | Saleem and his team were great, and the horses were super. I had a particularly feisty little fellow who was young and had a more challenging nature, and I absolutely loved forming a bond with him over the 6 days as we got to know each other well! I was delighted to ride where it felt we had the desert all to ourselves, riding together as a group chatting and laughing, as well as enjoying some peaceful riding with the group, but not constrained to a line or formation, to take in the stunning landscape. We had plenty of canters and it was a very happy balance between fast and exhilarating, and gentle to enjoy the surrounds - and say hello to the Camels we came across along the way!

It’s not for the inexperienced or faint hearted - and that’s why I loved it! A truly authentic exploration of the country’s stunning history and sights, with an incredible experience of the desert on lovely, very well looked after and loved horses. And the dead sea was much appreciated after our days in the saddle to ease the muscles and wash the sand off!

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The Accommodation

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The team were fantastic, friendly, warm, accommodating and couldn’t have done enough to ensure that we were extremely well looked after and all our needs and wishes were met. I was expecting to shed a little weight with the exercise and warm climate, but the food was so good that I came back rather heavier 🙂 The spots where we lunched and camped were carefully chosen and each beautiful. We all slept so well under the stunning array of stars and in the peace of the desert; it was truly restorative, as well as challenging and great fun.

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Jordan was stunning, fascinating and the people were so hospitable and friendly. We all came away so sad for them to be caught in the conflict between nations either side. I will be recommending people to visit as much as possible to contribute to those who are struggling with tourists staying away and the economy.