Amazing experience in Jordan and Israel - custom itinerary!
5 - Excellent
“My mom and I booked a 4/5 day private tour of Jordan and a 1/2 day private tour of Israel with the local travel specialist. They handled all of the booking for us and were very responsive and flexible in switching out hotels, activities and timing per our request. They handled everything for us, and all we had to do was show up at the Queen Alia airport! We felt very safe throughout the whole trip - everyone was welcoming, especially in Jordan as the country’s primary economic revenue is through tourism. Our Jordan driver, Tayseer, was phenomenal and had amazing English. He even taught us some Arabic! He had wifi in the car, cold water and A/C waiting for us whenever we’d come back, and provided us with a local cell phone so we could contact him when needed. He coordinated with all of our local hotels and guides to make sure we were all set and that they’d take good care of us. We are vegetarian, and he’d call ahead to make sure the local restaurants or hotels could accommodate our diet. Tayseer also helped us out in a sticky situation where we lost a phone and he coordinated with local security and guides to help us find the phone and drove extra to get our phone back. If you’re booking a tour in Jordan, I’d highly recommend requesting to have Tayseer be your driver! He really made our journey fantastic. We stayed at the Holiday Inn at the Dead Sea and had a very relaxing time there! Their spa is small but good, so if you’re interested in a treatment, I’d recommend either calling ahead or asking the agency to help book an appointment. We did the Petra by Night experience (definitely worth it if you can arrange your itinerary) and Petra the next daytime. Basel was our guide in Petra and he taught us a lot about the Nabateans and also took great pictures of us. I’d recommend bringing about ~25 JD per person in cash if you think you might use the golf cart or horses / mules as it can get very hot in the summer post-10am. We then did a Jeep excursion in Wadi Rum with Yahya. Yahya’s English was really good, and he showed us the main highlights of the dessert. There was a natural bridge he showed us and he took me on a little impromptu scaling / climbing adventure to get to the top! Super cool experience. You could also tell he genuinely cared for the people of the desert and animals around him - when he was showing us the way the Nabateans collected water, he noticed someone had left a mule tied to a shrub in the heat and brought water from his Jeep for the animal. Truly, he had a pure heart. Please request him if you’re booking a Jeep tour in Wadi Rum. We then continued to Jericho, Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv/Jaffa from the land crossing. We had a great time seeing all of the holy sites - definitely worth the trip. Make sure you negotiate well if you shop from the markets - even for food! There was a juice place that first quoted us 25 Shekels and then eventually said 15. But anyways, had a great time! Thank you so much travel expert.”