6 independent reviews for Jordan vacation, small group

Reviews for Jordan vacation, small group

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review 10 Mar 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Overall, I was awed by this trip! Each place we visited was memorable in it's own right with a wealth of history and information.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Be prepared to be amazed at every turn! Heed the cold temperature warnings for the desert and bring warm layers. The cold is real!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Staying at the Bedouin camp supported the local people there as well as helping us learn about their past and current ways of life. Our guide was mindful of supporting small local businesses during stops we made. We were reminded of environmental impacts and water conservation in particular.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

It was excellent!

review 9 Mar 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Visiting Petra

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Be prepared for all sorts of weather

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I think our spending on accommodation, food etc benefitted local people, but I don't think we reduced environmental impacts. The payments of entrance fees will hopefully help support conservation.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Mostly excellent. 8/10

review 29 Sep 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

I loved the Wadi rum desert and Petra.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Check if you can who is your guide for the tour. Our guide was very inexperienced, and didn't do a good job so this really effected the tour in a negative way.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We stayed in local hotels, but sadly all the included meals within the tour were generic buffets at the hotels at - so I would rather that we had eaten in more authentic places that would benefit the smaller businesses.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Jordan is amazing and nothing can take from that. But the experience with the operator was a great disappointment and I wouldn't risk using them again. If it hadn't been for such a nice group this vacation would have been a disaster.

Read the operator's response here:

We would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us. Information such as yours is valuable to us as it assists in identifying areas which may require improvement while also serving to highlight areas where we are meeting if not exceeding your expectations. It was therefore disappointing to learn that you found your (trip/ leader/) not up to the standard you were expecting. Our customer relations team will thoroughly investigate your experience and do all we can to resolve any issues raised and continue to work on improving our tours.

review 22 Dec 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Star gazing in Wadi Rum, seeing the iconic treasury in Petra, and the Roman ruins in Jerash are the top 3 - we did something special every day though!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Bring shoes that you are comfortable walking long distances in, and prepare for them to get sandy/ dusty! Wadi rum camp can get cold at night and if you want to lie outside and watch the stars then some warm layers are required.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes - our tour guide made every effort to stop at local shops and restaurants whenever possible to ensure we benefited local people as much as possible. We were also encouraged to minimise the amount of plastic bottles bought by buying larger sized waters, and were given reusable shopping bags to reduce plastic bag use.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Outstanding- the only slight criticism was that one hotel in particular was very run down and would be classed as 1 star in the UK. Everything else was fantastic.

review 20 Nov 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Arriving at Wadi Rum

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Enjoy the moment.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Provided employment for local people.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent.

review 19 Sep 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Wadi Rum completely blew my mind, just an incredible place

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Take flip flops for the visit to the Read Sea

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Definitely benefitted local people; using a local very knowledgeable guide and having meals with local people, eating what they eat. It's difficult in such a hot country not to keep buying plastic bottles of water but I'm not sure how this can be easily overcome.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Incredible. I ran out of superlatives on the first day.

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