- The things we were allowed to see on this trip were beautiful and faszinating. I really enjoyed the remoteness of Wadi Rum and the wonderful mountain landscape of Petra. In Petra I prefered the parts of our walks where we hardly saw any other people. The pace of our walks were a bit too slow with too many breaks for my taste though. Our tour leader Saleh didn't allow us to walk ahead and only rarely permitted us to roam around on our own for a few minutes. This can be seen as being very caring, I found it rather restrictive and controlling at some points. Overall Saleh was a great leader though. He had a lot of knowledge about the places we went to and also told us a lot about Jordanian society. He also made sure that we were all doing fine. The food in the camp was delicious thanks to Ibrahim and his crew. A bit of a bummer were the lunch stops along the route and the dinner in Madaba though. For lunch we stopped at buffet restaurants with a dozen of other tourist coaches. The food was only average and to pricey for what was offered. I would have prefered some smaller restaurants where locals also go and not only tourists. After the trip I stayed another day in Amman and only payed 3 Dinar for a delicious meal. The many stopps at certain souvernir shops and stalls were also too much. But overall I can say that it was memorable trip that I can recommend to everyone who likes a mixture of nature, walking and culture.
Published on: 31 December 2016
Thank you for your feedback on your recent trip to Jordan, I’m glad to hear you enjoyed your time there. However, I’m sorry that you were a little disappointed with the pace of the walks and some of the lunch stops. Both aspects can depend on the dynamics of the group, and your Explore Leader needs to make sure that all members of the group are comfortable with the pace – allowing faster walkers to go ahead as long as they are within eyesight – and that was the case during your walks. Our leaders will also choose dining venues that offer plenty of choices to cover all dietary requirements, and we know that Saleh did his best to accommodate your needs. I’m pleased it was a memorable trip for you nonetheless, and we appreciate your rating.