Both the country and the people were great. Very intense tour and, in hindsight, to short. Our driver was fantastic and really took care of us.
Hassan,the driver for the whole trip and the driver for the ride in Wadi Rum were really excellent, helpful, friendly and very nice people also the guide in Petra, the three of them deserve 5 stars rating. The down side was the hotel in Amman, a very clean and well located hotel but the rudeness and impoliteness of the front desk staff and the lack of attention in the restaurant (which was almost empty) makes this tour not perfect. On the other hand the hotel in Petra was really beautiful and keeping in style with the place. All in all a very nice tour
Absolutely amazing tour, Shaadi, our driver was a delight, he took care of all our needs and helped customise the tour even further when we were there, and gave us good impartial advice on things. Only complaint is about the Amman hotel. The hotel gave us a very low quality room the first night...not even 2 star! But on our second night, they gave us a better room. Though we wouldnt rate the hotel as 4 star anyway, it was a 3 star hotel at best. The Petra hotel was much better and we enjoyed staying there. Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea visits were incredible, though the more interested tourists may want a longer visit to petra...we certainly wished we had 2 days to see it fully. We added the Jerash half day tour on our 4th day, and its well worth a visit, one of the best preserved roman ruins anywhere in the world. We added short visist to little petra and mount nebu as well once there. They can be passed over if you are short of time, but do ask your driver to point out the 'promised land, enroute to the dead sea!
In terms of the country, we found the changing landscapes fascinating, the locals friendly, and the food delicious...do try the local stuff.
Overall, excellent holiday and well organised, hassle free tour, will strongly recommend.
Jordan is a place I recommend everyone to visit! This tour gives a good sampling of the highlights of the country. If you have any extra time, I also recommend the optional tour of Jerash. The accommodations were nice, the tour guides very knowledgeable, and the sights were amazing. We had a great driver who also shared with us much of what Jordanian life is like. We did run into a little miscommunication with the tour company and were overcharged, but as soon as we contacted them, they quickly got back to us and fixed the problem.
Everything was great but you selection of Amman Beach as the Resort for the Dead Sea, gave a final rating of TOTALLY UNACEPTABLE to the Tour. The place was completely packed, dirty, run-down. The fences, the showers, the chairs, were all torned out. My wife could not have a confortable bath because she was the only non-arabic tourist. There was no other person in the whole resort wearing a bathing suit. After we found-out more, they told us that with Q Beach Resort the story would have been completely different. But it was 10 or 15 dollars more expensive. You can easily make the math. Have a customer who paid 1.300 dollar with that king of experience, or charge 1.330 hundred for the package?
The tour was great! I took my parents and aunt on this 4 day private tour and we had an amazing time. Ahmad our driver and guide was very nice, helpful, well informed and spoke good English. Due to the snow and the icy road conditions, we didn’t make it to Wadi Rum and so Ahmad took us to Madabar and Mt Nebo instead. We appreciated the flexibility offered from such private tours. I also liked the fact that the travel agency was calling from time to time to check that everything was OK (as the roads were icy and slippery). I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone heading to Jordan.
Absolutely nothing to complain about! Shadi our tour guide was an absolute star! Nothing was too much trouble. We mixed things up and went to the Dead Sea, we changed plans so we stayed in wadi rum. Just brilliant. I've travelled a lot and I would highly recommend this company. Absolutely awesome!
All arrangements ran very smoothly with no faults
Hotel quality was excellent 4 star hotel were great
Driver Hassan was very knowledgable and made us welcome in his country. Wadi Rum was better than expected we did Petra by night at his suggestion and it was well worth it also spent good half day walking about Petra. Dead sea was quite an experience. I suggest that you follow and accept driver guide suggestions to make the most of your trip they know how to provide the best experience .
Jordan was a beautiful country with very friendly people had a great tour this is second time we have used Viator and would recommend them to everyone
Tour guide was awesome, he was extremely informative, friendly and really helped us to get the most out of our time there. He spoke excellent English and had a great sense of humour. We were able to tailor our tour with our driver a little to suit our interests. Highly recommend this tour - was a good amount of things to do without feeling overstretched and the hotels were very comfortable and the meals provided were great. Everything went smoothly from start to finish. We went during Ramadan, and I would not be put off by going during Ramadan - although I did feel very sorry for our guides at times when they couldn't drink any water on a 40 degree day!
This was a wonderful experience as we had a limited time in Jordan due to other commitments and we certainly got to see as much as possible crammed into the time we had. We had a fantastic driver who spoke excellent English, drove impeccably (very important!) and balanced perfectly the correct amount of info, conversation and peace and quiet we wanted during our trip. The hotels were great and we added another night at the airport Tulip hotel, which was excellent value, independently. Petra lived up to expectations. Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea were also great. The food that was included was excellent and we had perfectly timed comfort stops. There was none of the usual attempts to take us to places that sold souvenirs, indeed I had to specifically ask to be taken to a carpet shop as this was something which I had planned to purchase and I felt I got a good deal. Jordan is a great country and don't be put off by the problems in Syria. It's the best time to visit at the moment as you can have the sites virtually to yourself. Amman is also a very nice city which we explored independently and we also caught a taxi to Jeresh which is not to be missed and again virtually deserted. We were two women travelling together and felt comfortable and safe at all times. However if it is your first time in the Middle East it may come as a culture shock but less so than other nearby countries. HIghly recommended and would use Viator to organise future travels.
We had an amazing time tour was very interesting and driver was experienced we felt very safe.
My family - two parents and two adult children (ages 18 and 21) just returned from a week in Jordan in early June 2012. Our tour was arranged by Saleem at Jordan Tracks, and all was terrific. We easily modified one of his standard tours to meet our travel needs, and he set up drivers to get us around Jordan and a wonderful tour guide in Petra (whose name is Rakan -- he was fabulous!) and then on to Wadi Rum. Our guide at Wadi Rum was his nephew Fauoaz, who is a very special young man. Self-possessed, kind, funny, warm-hearted and very, very knowledgeable of the desert. He took us to many amazing places, found shade for rests, made us lunch and tea, and guided us expertly through the beautiful desert. Jordan Tracks camp is beautiful and very comfortable, and the food and Bedouin music were wonderful. We stayed for two days/nights, and rode camels for two hours back to the Wadi Rum village. Our family had a fabulous trip and Jordan Tracks made it happen for us! Highly recommend them. Andrew -- I just saw your review -- we met you there! Hope the rest of your travels were as wonderful!
My husband, my sister and I had a fabulous trip through Jordan on this tour. The Kings Way hotel in Petra was great but our experience in the hotel in Amman. Arena Space, was terrible. It was a four star so we expected something better than ok. As there were three of us we had a room with two king singles and a roll- away bed, which is not adequate when paying a full adult price. We asked them twice to put bedding on it and even then it had no pillow case on a very grubby pillow. When we returned to Amman after being in Petra we had a room with three singles, and bedding but although the sheets were clean the bed spread was disgusting and grubby. Luckily it was hot. The food at the hotel was average, so we went across the road to Oil and Vinegar and it was delicious. On a more positive note the country, the people and the sights were amazing. If you are short on time as we were then this is a must do trip. Even longer would have been better so we could have stayed with the Bedouin in their tent at Wadi Rum.
This tour was a very comfortable and convenient way of seeing a lot of what Jordan has to offer. On the downside, days 1 and 4 were spent solely in Amman, where there isn't that much to see. A lot was packed into days 2 and 3, which made the tour quite expensive for what we got and meant that there was quite a lot of time wasted in Amman when we could have been seeing other sites or spending more time in the places we visited.
5 star hotel isn't really a 5 star hotel. It would be better if customer can pay more for the premium 5 star option which wasn't available for us when we travelled. It would be even better if the trip could be slightly modified to include Aqaba on the way so we didn't have to travel down specifically for Aqaba.
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