Bedouin and horse in Oman

Riding in North Africa and the Middle East

The Arabian and Barb horses of North Africa and the Middle East are still revered amongst their Bedouin breeders and owners. To ride one of these magnificent animals in their natural environment on a riding holiday is a thrill. Whilst horse riding across the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan or the northern Sahara desert in Morocco you can experience their spirit and speed; or marvel at their agility and sure-footedness on a trail ride through the Atlas mountains. It's not all about the horses either - the culture of the Bedouins and the magical night skies add up to an amazing riding holiday.
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From the horse’s mouth

  • Horses, Dunes and Nomads
    January 2023 Suzannah Maria aged 27
    I was so impressed by how well behaved the horses were. I was slightly apprehensive, since I'd never ridden a stallion before this trip, but all of the horses were well behaved and forward-going. Our guides also matched everyone very well with horses appropriate for their skill level. I rode Moonlight and am already... Read all
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  • Horses, Dunes and Nomads
    January 2023 Antonia aged 22
    This trip was absolutely perfect to me, I really enjoyed every second of it. The landscape was different every day and simply beautiful. The food was so good and the guest houses were also beautiful and comfortable. The crew was really wonderful also, I got to ask so many questions about the culture and learned so... Read all
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  • Horses, Dunes and Nomads
    November 2022 Dan aged 70
    An incredible horse riding experience with well trained and spirited horses in the beautiful and varied Saharan desert, all under the guidance of first rate, informative, and friendly guides, who were all too willing to accommodate special requests from the riders, including for different types of meals (pastas!) and... Read all
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  • Jordan Explorer - From Petra to Wadi rum
    October 2022 Marissa Louise aged 64
    KISMET!!! This one word accurately sums up this trip! My fellow riders were wonderful, the horses perfect, the guide Eid, expert, kind and funny and the crew who took care of us, Abood, Hashem and Habis, amazing! We were a family and team working seamlessly together by the second day. The desert scenery was... Read all
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  • Palms, Pyramids and Pharaohs
    October 2022 Lucy Alleen aged 47
    I absolutely loved this trip, it was incredible and would have no hesitation in recommending - however for more sensitive travellers the first 24 hours were quite full-on - the aspects of African travel like the horrendous traffic/rubbish/chaos in Cairo was unnerving until we'd done our first ride. Thank you Iris for... Read all
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  • Jordan on Horseback
    Riding in the jordan desert, Jordan
  • Jordan on horseback
    Horseback trail ride in Jordan
  • Horses on the beach in Morocco
    On horseback on the beach, Morocco
  • Jordan and arabian horse
    Arabian horse, Jordan
  • Morocco and horses in the high atlas
    Riding in the high Atlas, Morocco
  • Wadi rum desert on horseback
    Horse riding trail in Wadi rum desert, Jordan
  • Sahara Desert trail riding holiday
    Riding across the dunes, Morocco