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This trip was GREAT!! At first we had no expectation since this trip was planned in less than 36 hours. Instead of booking online, we had to call Viator to book the trip, the staffs were very helpful. The local tour and guides in Jordan were excellent. He really had a great time. Everything went welll except a little frustration about the room quality of the hotel on our last day, however the problems were fixed. Overall we were satisfy and will use Viator' service and recommend to friends.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
We enjoyed the whole trip. Highlight was Petra, of course. We would specially like to recommend the Great View Hotel which has fantastic views. Food was also very good, room was large and clean, and the staff was helpful. It is easy to see that the hotel has good management. It had also nice outdoor pool which we did not use. The guide who took us through Petra was engaged on the spot and was not good. He wanted to speed up the whole thing and finish it as quickly as possible.
The trip involves a lot of time travelling in a car. The driver's english was fine and he was very accommodating but drove a little too fast for our liking. The hotel staff spoke good english and were friendly and the meals and rooms were OK.
United Arab Emirates
Great time - "must visit" location - guides were first class, trip ran to schedule - people in Jordan all very friendly, felt really safe, private tour is definitely the way to go. Hotel in Petra was good. Hotel in Amman below standard Dana plaza - def not 4 star - food very bad Overall - really great 4 day trip!
Lovely country, good trip but not long enough! We intend to return to explore Amman and the north of the country.
I would say this was a very worthwhile holiday and Viator did exactly what we had hoped they would do, a holiday especially for the two of us, at the exact date we requested for a very reasonable price, hosted all the way.
The man who met us before immigration was extremely polite and well spoken he also took us back to the airport very efficiently. The hotel Orchid was clean and sufficient, service very polite, no bedside lamps until asked for, rather threadbare sheets, but every other way perfect.
Our guide picked us up on schedule, in a very clean car - including wind-screens - good for photos through the glass. He whizzed us off, spoke good English, paid for everything - we didn't need money except for minimal things. He drove rather fast, except for radar traps, and his car did not have safety belts in the back. - that made my wife rather nervous - but he was a good and solicitous guide, and we saw more with him, including Mt Nebo, than we could have in the time with a less speedy driver.
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.
Good way to see the sights but there was lots of room for improvement. The hotels we stayed in were pretty terrible, I didnt expect much but got even less. The driver and all the tour guides were constantly trying to squeeze more and more money out us which became really annoying. The amman city tour which lasted approx 3 hours including an average dinner that we had already paid for cost us 150! Everyone expected a tip even when you have paid to do an activity and the service dosnt merit a tip.