A great holiday, fitting many of the highlights of Jordan into just one week. It was a compact trip, but full of different experiences, historic sites, contrasts and people. I would highly recommend this holiday.
- What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
The 2 day visit to Petra provided many inspirational moments,
Standing in front of the Treasury, climbing to the top and reaching the Monastery, exploring the High Place for the spectacular views and absorbing the history from the tombs, temples and architecture. I also experienced Petra by night, with the site lit by candles.
Closely followed by Wadi Rum, sleeping under that stars and experiencing the T. E Lawrence desert. I joined the one hour camel ride and enjoyed the 4 X 4 vehicle trip across the sands.
- What did you think of your group leader?
A major plus with travelling with Exodus is the use made of a local guide, which helped to make this holiday a memorable trip. Dougan was an experienced, well travelled and knowledgeable group leader, who directed us to the best sites and viewing points, ensuring that everyone was satisfied with their visit. He was informative about the sites, briefing us on the coach about Jordan's history and passing scenery. Dougan was excellent in making sure that we all participated and enjoyed our holiday.
- Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Be prepared to be inspired and delighted by Jordan and its people. Jordanians are very friendly, speak English and greet you by saying welcome.
Take Jordanian currency in low denominations as this saves time looking for currency exchange in the desert at Wadi Rum! Wear comfortble footware. Consider firm boots for Petra as there are many steps to climb. Take a bath plug as I could not find one in the hotel rooms (assumably to save water). Make use of the Leisure facilities at the Al Fanar Palace hotel (Swimming pool, gym, jacuzzi, sauna)
- Is there anything else you would like to add?
- I've had a wonderful week, sharing experiences with fellow travellers and although tiring by the end of our stay it was a brilliant holiday. I would love to make a return trip. It's a holiday that I will be reflecting about for some time.