From Tel Aviv: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Tour
- Duration: 1 day
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The 3 day trip to Jordan included a city tour to Jerash and Amman, visit to Petra and jeep safari in Wadi Rum. We stayed in Bedouin camps which gave us an authentic experience to the Bedouin lifestyle and a special mention to the tea that they served. Although, it was too cold (3 degree celsius) we were provided with 4 blankets which was sufficient to protect us from the cold. We were a group of 40 people but everything was on time. I am a vegetarian, and had no difficulty finding vegetarian dishes and the buffet menu had more vegetarian dishes than non-vegetarian. Our guide Mahdi provided us details to the social and cultural aspects of Jordan, he was even open to political and economical questions. As far as the border crossing is concerned it should not be a problem unless you are carrying your passport and money for the entrance and exit to Jordan. The time provided at each stop was sufficient and we were not hurried from anywhere.
I would advise other travelers to bring a bottle of water and healthy snacks (if they want healthy snacks). The bus does make stops at places where there are toilets and food but nothing very healthy. The tour company should give people a timetable so they know what to expect: i.e. stop 1 time, stop 2 time, arrive at Petra approximately noon, return to bus at 4:30, etc. It clearly was carefully planned, but it was poorly communicated. The site itself is amazing but it is a 1 1/2 walk at minimum down a dusty road with horse drawn carriages passing by. Thus a scarf or mask to cover your face is also a good idea. The walk back is all uphill. The tour company needs to call some taxis to meet the bus in Tel Aviv because it arrives after midnight. These are suggestions, but the sites themselves were just amazing. I'm glad I went but the tour company could improve the visitor experience with suggestions and improved logistics on the return.
Abdulla the tour guide, did a great job leading us on our 3 day adventure to Petra. He was attentive, informative and funny. Day 1 and 3 are very long days of travel and border crossings. There could be a little more information about what to expect on the other side, once you cross the border. We waited for 45 minutes before anyone showed up to continue the trip with little information about how long we would wait. Other than that, everything was great!
Was one of the best think I did it I Israel ! Amazing sunrise ,great vibes on Ein Gedi and ending with the natural Muf apa in Dead Sea ! Many thanks to our driver Mahmoud for driving us safe and very good skills on driving ! Will defiantly book again another tour Congrats and Success Was amazing everything
This tour is a all day tour, is very nice if you short of time but it will be a long day. The tour is good the guide at Petra did a great job, there is not lunch or anything so bring some snacks. At Petra you can eat before you go back, it will be a long drive back plus have to cross the border again.