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8 Days Hiking and Yoga Meditative Desert Holiday in Wadi Rum, Jordan

Sand Star Camp, Wadi Rum, Wadi Rum Village, Jordan

Yoga and Hiking Retreat in Jordan

Expand and deepen your awareness in the beautiful desert of Jordan. Connect to the wisdom of the fire, stars, wind, birds, and horses. Listen to the whispers of your soul and be inspired to transform your reality. Enjoy yoga with magnificent views of world heritage sites Wadi Rum and Petra. Sleep under the stars, chant in the desert and reflect with horses. Share in sacred circle, song, and dance. Wander barefoot in the desert, connect to the earth, send your wishes to the stars and reconnect to your courageous heart.

Meet the instructors

Sandra & Brenda
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  • Private instructor
  • 3 days of guided hiking
  • 6 yoga sessions and 2 horse sessions
  • Diverse meditations and sound healing sessions
  • Private transfers with English speaking driver in AC vehicle
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles

5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Dutch
Group size: Minimum of 4 participants
Airport transfer included: King Hussein International Airport
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You will stay in Bedouin desert camps and sleep under the stars with experienced local Bedouin guides who treat you like a desert queen or king. At the Bedouin Camp, you will have a room with private bathroom. At the private desert camp, they have a mobile eco toilet and shower. Simple yet unforgettable views while being naked on the rocks.


Daily itinerary

Day 1 - November 11, 2020

  • Arrival in Jordan
  • Overnight stay in a tourist class hotel in Madaba with breakfast, approximately half an hour from the airport

Day 2 - Nevember 12, 2020

Transfer to Dana for a walk and lunch. Then, to Wadi Rum

Camel ride to your Bedouin camp

Yoga at a Bedouin tent

Meeting the dogs

Bedouin dinner

Overnight stay in a desert camp

From Madaba to Dana nature reserve in the green and lush mountains to have a small hike, with your lunch Continue to the desert of Wadi Rum to have your first encounter with a desert animal, the camel, who will bring you to your camp for the night in the desert. You will be surprised by their elegancy, their soft feet but especial their eyes, absorbing you under their long lashes. The little ears in front of you, once you are in the saddle. The long neck, moving right and left with their head proud in the air. For us it feels like those animals are already so long on the earth and never changed. They are since long domesticated but still wear the prehistoric history inside them. Proud animals that always survived in the desert. Feel their strength, take some of their patience, their life energy, their will to survive, with you. Your first Vinyasa Flow yoga session before or after dinner. Thereafter a delicious, traditionally cooked (under the ground), Bedouin dinner will be served; your first Bedouin dinner in the desert. You will sit around the fire to enjoy a cup of sweet mint or sage tea. Overnight in a comfortable camp with private sanitary.

Day 3 - November 13, 2020

Yoga and meditation


Horse soul session

Lunch at the horses

Afternoon hike with the dogs

Bedouin dinner

Tune fork session

Sleeping in nature under the stars

Wake up in the vast, rocky desert scenery with a deafening stillness. The best start of the day with an inspirational yoga and meditation session. After breakfast, the horses are waiting you for the first horse soul session. Those wise guidance animals feel your truth and invite us to step in the present moment. They allow you to get clarity about the patterns and limiting beliefs in your life, to take their lessons, release emotions, and find courage and inspiration to step forward. You will work with intentions, constellations, representatives, PSYCH-K, body awareness, and interventions in order to delve deep into your conscious and subconscious mind with the purpose to find a deeper understanding and expression of your self. To live a life that is aligned with your authentic truth. Are you already curious which horse will be your spiritual guide on this journey? You will be also meeting with friendly and kind desert dogs who used to be wild desert dogs but are all adopted by the team in order to give them a loving and good home. In return, they inspired them to create this tour and shower them with their love, playfullness, and sweetness. They’ll stay with you during the desert tour.

Your lunch will be together with the horses, they’ll get their hay as you’ll eat your freshly prepared Bedouin lunch. Then, it’s time to wander into the desert. A hike off the beaten tracks to your nature camp, a warming-up for the next two days to come. While hiking you can digest and integrate your experiences, messages, and teachings from the horses. The silence offers you the opportunity to fully turn your attention within, like the Bedouin do when they roam the desert as nomads, with their herds of sheep, goats, or camels.

At the private camp, you will enjoy a warm cup of tea while seeing the colors of the rocks change as the sun sets. Do you have your wish list ready for the shooting stars this night? At the fire where your Bedouin meal will be cooked, you can share stories about your wishes and dreams, mesmerized with the smells of the cooking. After dinner, when you’re on your comfy mattress, covered with warm blankets, you’ll hear the healing sounds of the tune forks, connecting you with all your chakra’s and the planets of the universe. This healing will continue while you sleep and dream, connecting to all your body cells, your chakra’s, where the vibration of the sound will do what is necessary to bring you in your natural balance again. You sleep under a blanket of millions of stars, the moon, and the Milky Way.

Day 4 - November 14, 2020

Desert meditation

Inspirational card



Healing with the biotensor


Hiking with the dogs

Gemstones workshop


Sleeping under the stars

Waking up somewhere in the desert, knowing you’re on a place outside the civilization. The desert is a still and unexplored place, off the beaten road. No Wi-Fi, less stimulant, pure, back to basic life. You feel you’re alive, nothing to worry about. Living here and present. Starting the day with a guided desert meditation and an inspiration card, before breakfast. After taking the energy of the breakfast meal, you will get ready for a good hike in the desert. The healthy Bedouin lunch will be somewhere on your way. During the relaxing time of lunch, you’ll get your first healing with the biotensor. It’s a kind of a divining rod, it can find water in the earth.

The biotensor used is from special steel. It will answer life questions, it may heal a person who is here or in a distance. See it as a telepathic connection with you. Blockages in your body may be solved. It may diagnose the pain area’s in your body and start to heal immediately. After lunch, the hike will continue.

Sometimes, you walk in vast areas with mountains far away. Sometimes, close to the huge rock walls, a landscape full of art. The rocks carry many faces and animals, but also filigree structures, made by water and wind over time. As if someone carved the rocks in those gorgeous pieces of art, with many colors. Sometimes, you walk in canyons, see the petroglyphes, old and new water reservoirs. Natural rockbridges pop up on unexpected places. Sometimes, the sand is heavy, sticking your feet in, while other times you walk on hard sand, stones, or over rocks. The desert has many varieties, you never get bored. Plants and trees grow somewhere in the dry sand or even on the rocks.

Hanging gardens in the desert? Yes! Close to the water reservoirs that are still in use by the Bedouin, you’ll find till high up on the rocks pants, herbs, or a tree. Imaging you’re there already. Your feet grounding in the sands, your head up in the night sky.

Energy from Mother Earth and Father Sky. Close to nature, close to yourself, questioning what is really important in life, living in the here and now. Gain an experience that will always stay with you. These thoughts that are always in your head start to lower their voice. Suddenly, you notice your head is quiet. Silence to embrace your heart energy.

Coming closer to your intuition, your unconscious being, your pure self.

This afternoon, you walk in silence. To embrace your braveness, to be, of all places, in the desert. The dogs around you help the ones who struggle being a good and understanding friend. Once you find the camp before sunset, you will connect with all your experiences of the past, the now, and even a reveal to the future. To feel the gemstones, to hold as your personal treasure, to listen what it has to tell you. With the precious stones you connect to the chakras.

The outcome will tell you something about your health, your past, this moment, but also where your path will go. It will show which precious stone you need at this moment. Mother earth carried and hid her gemstones for ages to help you to heal from bad experiences to improve your all over health. Of course, meanwhile, the Bedouin prepare a healthy meal, as hiking and being in nature makes you hungry. The campfire is warming you and will be like a meditation while staring into the flames. After dinner, you make the cozy beds ready. You’re free to go to sleep or to unwind the day next to the campfire with the Bedouin and their stories.

Day 5 - November 15, 2020

Meditation with gemstones

Inspiration card

Hiking in silence

Collecting pieces from the desert for your vision board of the past the present and the future



Sunset yoga session


Fire ceremony

Sleeping under the stars

Start your day with a meditation with precious stones, leading you to new heights in your life. Receive a message from the inspirational cards to take with you during the day. A delicious healthy breakfast will give energy for the first part of the day. A new day, a new hike, a new desert scenery. Same group, same dogs to go together on a new adventure. In silence, everyone in their own energy, roaming alone while staying somewhat together. Collect little pieces of stones, wood, bones, flowers, or anything you think you can use for a personal vision board. Connect your bucket list to the articles you will find, suitable for a creative art impression of your wishes, your past, your present, your future. Your past has made you to the person you’re now. Your present is who you are today, and your future will develop further. Your natural vision board will be your connection with Mother Earth and Father Sky. You will be surprised what you will find in the desert and what will fall into your hands. During the lunch time, you will have a rest to make your creatieve piece of art. Your explanation will invite the manifestation.After, your pieces of the past will be covered with sand, buried. You can take pieces home that have a special meaning or connection to you and then, a delicious lunch is waiting, giving new energy for the last desert hike. In peace, with your dog friends around you. Always ready for a play, a hug, a foot, a pet. Understanding more of what is happening with you than you ever can imagine. Friends forever. The last spot to make camp in the desert where you will have a sunset yoga session. To integrate all wisdom of the last days in the desert deep inside your body. A delicious meal will be prepared by your Bedouin local desert guides. Without their involvement this trip is not possible. They take care for all logistics, all the cooking, they keep the fire burning, and gather the wood in the desert, they know or find the best spots to sleep, their desert experience is natural from childhood. Born in the desert, grown up in a Bedouin tent, you will have the real desert experience as they had with their parents. They share their experiences with you. Nothing artificial or special made for tourists, just the original and traditional way. The evening will be filled with the fire ceremony. A strong mantra ritual to get rid of all what you don’t need or want anymore, to burn your limited beliefs in the fire, forever gone. Use the burning fire as a new beginning, feeling lighter, notice how much you have left behind you. Then, reconnect to your dream, your vision, and offer your wishes to the fire, the smoke rising up to the universe and asking your spiritual guides to give you the experiences, energy, healings and support you need in order to grow and become your most authentic self. A relaxing sleep is awaiting you. With a blanket of millions of stars, a safe place. A new peace within you.

Day 6 - November 16, 2020

Yoga and meditation


Massage therapy


Horse soul session

Transfer to Petra


Overnight stay in a Bedouin camp with sanitary

A new beginning, a relaxing day in the desert. A fresh start with the last session of yoga and meditation, a tasty breakfast, and massage therapy; an old Bedouin therapy, Kasaath Hawa, you can compare a bit with the well known cupping massage. With glasses and fire, they create a vacuum on the body, to get rid of many things that make you not feel complete healthy or even sick. It makes you feel very relaxed afterwards and lighter in your body as much unwanted stuff is gone. A perfect detox of the body in combination with the precious stones for energetic healing. Lasting half an hour.

A Thai massage releases blockages in the meridians. When the flow in the meridians is restored, your body feels as whole, in flow with your being. Lasting half an hour. The rest of the morning time is to have a last glimpse of the desert. To smell and to feel the sand and the energy. To make your last round by yourself with or without a dog or your other companions of the journey or play with the dogs or just to sit and meditate or read a book. After all, enjoy a relaxing massage therapy, your last. Lunch prepared with love in the desert will be ready. Then, everything will be packed for the last time to bring you back to your starting point: the horses. During this horse soul session, you will allow for further integration of the messages you have been collecting during your retreat and look at what wants to emerge through you. To get the full picture of what is needed to move forward.

Then, it’s time to say goodbye to the Wadi Rum, new adventures are waiting. Petra! The driver will take you to Petra to sleep in a camp with shared sanitary facilities and hot showers. The buffet dinner will be a tasty Bedouin tradition. Still in the nature, in the mountains of Petra.

Day 7 - November 17, 2020


Visit Petra with a guide from the back road through the mountains


Overnight stay in a Bedouin camp.

A guided tour via the back road through the mountains, the outskirts of Petra to the site Petra. You will enter from the monastery, one of the best preserved temples of Petra, walking all the way down to Qasr al Bint. The two temples, the three churches in which one good preserved mosaic floor can be seen, walking along the Roman Collonade street to see the Royal Tombs in the best light of the day. Passing many merchants like in the days Petra was flourishing. To get an idea how Petra was the capital and trade centre of the Nabateans. The Romans took it over and left their footprints. A Roman theatre was built. Today, a landmark in Petra.

Turn around two corners in the main road to see the splendid beauty of the treasury. In reality, much bigger than you can imagine, built with such a knowledge of architecture. Today, still the main attraction of Petra, well preserved after over 2000 years, standing there in its full glory. The famous Siq, the gorge that will bring you to the entrance of Petra, has many pearls to offer after a long day of walking and impressions. Let yourself be surprised by the Siq that has hidden Petra for many centuries. A natural 30-meter high gorge in the mountain where the water system brought in water to the inhabitants of Petra. You will take a local taxi service to bring you to the same camp as last night. A good dinner is awaiting you before you start to travel to the North tomorrow.

Day 8 - November 18, 2020

Early breakfast

Transfer to the Dead Sea

Floating and mud experience at Dead Sea Spa hotel, private beach

Transfer to the airport.

Have an early breakfast before your transfer via a scenic road through Wadi Araba to the Dead Sea. You have a day reservation in the Dead Sea Spa hotel. The first existing hotel at the Dead Sea that has a medical center to treat diseases such as psoriasis, rheumatism, and more.

The hotel has a private beach to enjoy all the benefits of the Dead Sea. Once in your life, you have to feel the salt water with a salt density of more than 33% minerals. The water will push you up so that you can float on the water while reading a (guide) book or newspaper. The perfect Instagram picture. But you will come for your health and to relax, so try the healing black mud from the Dead Sea. To cover your body complete in the mud will you leave afterwards with such a silky soft skin you have only felt when you were a baby. Showers with tap water are available to wash the salt crystals from your body knowing that the same minerals are already absorbed by your skin when you were in the salt, mineral rich water. It’s the perfect completion of your journey in Jordan. Just before the driver will bring you to the airport to be at your own home in a couple of hours.

Included excursions

Explorations of World Heritage Sites Wadi Rum, Petra, and Dead Sea


Sandra Jelly

Brenda Van den Brink

Retreat location

Wadi Rum is one of the awe inspiring desert of Jordan. It's stillness and vastness allows your awareness to discover new parts of yourself. Petra, the red rose Nabataean city, is another impressive site, its magical beauty and energy revives your soul. The Dead Sea will offer you the unique experience of a natural mud pack and floating on rich mineral water 400 square meters below sea level.


The meals are local Bedouin dishes accompanied with salad and yoghurt.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Camel ride
  • Thai massage
  • Bedouin cupping massage

Spa treatments

  • Thai massage
  • Bedouin cupping massage

What's included

  • Certified instructor for 4 yoga sessions and 2 horse soul sessions
  • Three days of guided hiking in the protected area of Wadi Rum
  • 3 healing sessions
  • 2 massages of half hour each.
  • Diverse meditations and sound healing sessions
  • Camel ride
  • Private transfers with English speaking driver in AC vehicle
  • 1 night hotel in Madaba
  • 2 nights Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum
  • 3 nights Camping under the stars in Wadi Rum
  • 2 local Bedouin guides in Wadi Rum
  • 1 night at Ammarin Bedouin Camp in Little Petra
  • 1 local guide for Back Door hike Petra.
  • 1 lunch and float session at Dead Sea Spa
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 5 lunches
  • 7 dinners

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Visa for Jordan and entry tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at King Hussein International Airport (AQJ). Transfer from and to the airport is included.

Airport: King Hussein International Airport Airport transfer included: King Hussein International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

Value for money
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8 days / 7 nights
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 4 participants


Arrival: Wednesday November 11, 2020
Departure: Wednesday November 18, 2020

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