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Desert Horse & Wellness 
A horse guided journey

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6 day or 11 day option: NOV 23 - DEC 3,
Wadi Rum and/or Petra, Dead Sea. 

Have you been dreaming about galloping with your Arab horse in the magnificent desert of Jordan?

Immersing yourself in the ocher, orange and red colours of the sand and the surreal mountain landscape?

Then this 6 day Yoga & Horse journey in World Heritage Site Wadi Rum is for you.  

 

On this journey we will explore the desert on horse back with a Bedouin guide, sleep under the stars,  reflect with the Pink Spirit herd, practise yoga, chant, share in sacred circle and send your blessings into the universe at our fire ceremony. And if you prefer to extend, you can continue to Petra and Dead Sea for a 11 day journey.

 

The Bedouins consider the Arab horse as a gift of God. They take great pride in them; in their story telling the before it would be an honour to gift your most precious horse to the King and until this date there are stables who breed the pure Arab horse for prestige and endurance races.  Exploring this unique World Heritage Site on horse back is a truly unforgettable experience! 

Ahlan wa Sahlan - Welcome

 

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Moon Horse...

Swiftly he prances across the ocean like desert

in the pale moon light, 

His head carried proud , his tail carried high, 

As he floats across the sand, 

Barely making a sound.

In the pale moonlight he's nothing more than a ghost,

Hard to be found.

Strange how no one can see he's real as can be.

<Source: Power Poetry>

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Wadi Rum - World Heritage Site.

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Horse Alchemy Session

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Desert Yoga 

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Wadi Rum - World Heritage Site.

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Horse Alchemy Session

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Desert Yoga 

DAY 2 DAY PROGRAM

 

 

Day 1: Arrival. Madaba - Bed & Breakfast
You are awaited by your driver to take you to your hotel to meet the rest of your group. If there is time you can visit St George Church or the archeological museum with stunning mosaics. Madaba has some lovely restaurants and choice of wines to enjoy at your own leisure.

Day 2: Wadi Rum camp - Half Board
After breakfast group departure at about 9 am to southern Desert of Wadi Rum. At the village jeeps await you to take you to your camp for lunch. Welcome by yoga teacher and horse woman Sandra of Pink Spirit Wellness Retreats. Introduction circle and preparing for sunset yoga. Buffet Dinner, grounding meditation and sound bath.


Day 3: Horse Tour. Wadi Rum Private Camp - Full Board.
Morning vinyasa yoga session breakfast. You have a two hour ride in the morning till lunch and 2,5-3 hour ride in the afternoon. The ride starts from the Wadi Rum village, passing a large sand dune and going to Khazali Canyon for lunch. After lunch you will visit the small rock arch, pass by the Lawrence’s house and Nabataean inscriptions. Overnight in the desert at Um Isrhin either inside a tent or -for the more adventurous - outside and fall asleep counting the shooting stars.


Day 4: Horse Tour. Wadi Rum Camp - Full Board
After a good breakfast, you ride to Burrah Canyon and spend about an hour riding through the canyon. Next, you visit the Um Fruth Arch, where you can take beautiful pictures. We will have lunch where the white and red desert meet. After lunch, you ride to the Burdah Arch and then continue to your campsite not far from Burdah Bridge. Here, you enjoy a delicious dinner under the starry desert sky before settling in for the night.

Day 5: Horse Tour. Wadi Rum Camp - Full Board
Today you will have a ride in the white desert with beautiful landscapes. You will ride between the Sabet Valley and Sweibet Valley and have lunch here. You will go back to the red desert where you can enjoy the volcano stone mountains and ride back to the stables. From there we will take you by jeep back to the camp to refresh and meet Sandra at Dinner. In the evening she will facilitate a guided chakra meditation at the fire.

Day 6: Horse Alchemy.Wadi Rum Private Camp - Full Board
After breakfast, you will have a transfer to the Pink Spirt stable for Soul Spark Rituals with the herd. Horses intuitively mirror back to us our Soul Essence and show what patterns limit our growth, what wisdom can we gather, what emotional blocks can we release in order to step more fully into the moment and into our most authentic, inspired and powerful self. A full day at the stable engaging in the paddock with a herd of horses and a donkey. Lunch in the Bedouin Tent and thereafter closing circle. We then transfer to our private camp at um Ishrin for sunset yoga, dinner and fire ceremony. Share stories, release limiting beliefs and send our blessings to the stars.


Day 7: Little Petra - HB
Morning yoga and breakfast. Then an integrative Omen Walk....what does the desert reflect back to us? What signs do we take with us on our onward journey? Transfer to Little Petra ,visit Little Petra and then relaxation and dinner at Namala camp. Namala Camp is situated in a beautiful peaceful valley. In the evening the Bedouin owner will share the coffee making ritual with us.


Day 8: Full day visit Petra - Half board
Today we will explore World Heritage Site Petra, the Red- Rose City.
A local Guide will take us via the back road to the Monastery - a majestic 43m high facade. There after you continue at your own pace to visit church, castle, royal tombs, high place of sacrifice and/or amphitheater. And last but not least; the treasury! You will return via the 30m high walled Siq. Dinner & stay at Namala Camp.


Day 9: Half day ride little Petra - Bed & Breakfast
After breakfast you will be transferred to the stable in Little Petra for a 3 hour ride up the hill to find amazing views over Beidha. After a tea break up on the mountain you return to the stable to then continue to Madaba. Dinner at your own leisure.


Day 10: Dead Sea - HB
Today you will spend a full day relaxing at the Moevenpick Dead Sea Resort. Rub yourself with mineral rich much, float 431m below sea level, breath oxygen rich air, eat delicous food and have some fresh fruit juices. Relax and restore for a full day. At about 5 pm your driver awaits you to take you your hotel in Madaba. Dinner at your own leisure.

Day 11: Departure - BB
Today is your time to return home or you may opt to prolong your stay and visit Amman, Wadi Mujib and/or Jerash.

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Activities

Yoga and Meditations

Horse riding in Wadi Rum 

Fire Ceremony & Omen Walk

Horse Alchemy Sessions

Sound Bath

Optional and at additional cost if time permits:

Shamanic clearing, 

Thai Massage or Reiki session

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Horse lovers Ali Zalabiah and Sandra Jelly, share their passion for Arab horses and the desert of Wadi Rum.  

 

Ali is a Bedouin guide who grew up with his horses in the desert and Sandra is a Dutch adventurer who followed her heart into the desert....

on horseback.

Ali will guide the horse rides and host you during the nights and Sandra offers the mindfulness sessions. They invite you on an unforgettable horse & mindful journey into the vastness and stillness of Wadi Rum to immerse yourself in the beauty of the desert.

Ahlan wa Sahlan.

 

 (For experienced horse riders. No yoga experience required.)

“Sandra's yoga and meditation retreat is one of a kind: a unique concept where one can truly find union with oneself in the calmness of the desert. The quiet nights, the powerful meditations, the deliciously nutritious food and the gracious hospitality from our Beduin hosts was unmatched.  My experience during this retreat was absolutely magical and I cannot recommend it enough: a journey of a lifetime, and something that I will never forget.””

— Nadine, April 2022

“I really enjoyed my retreat in Wadi Rum with Sandra. We did yoga, energy healing, Thai massage and therapy with horses. The whole retreat was comfortable, my needs were met and I experienced a deep connection to myself, the beautiful place I was in, and to Sandra. She made the retreat super special and meaningful, she is a wonderful authentic lady who truly cares. 

I highly recommend retreats with her” 

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—Natasha, Octrober 2021

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INVESTMENT

6 day Program Wadi Rum: 1.054 JOD  or 1.489 USD

11 day Program Wadi Rum, Petra, Dead Sea:

1.275 JOD or 1.798 USD.

 

Including: transfers Wadi Rum & shared accommodation

and all mentioned meals and activities

 

Excluding: flights, Jordan Pass, transfers outside Wadi Rum, optional activities, tips and personal expenses.

Transfer package ranges between 165 - 275 JOD per person

for taxi/minivan or 140 JOD per person for bus/taxi option 

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