doistayordoigo · 24/07/2021 15:02
Thinking about doing a tour of Jordan in 2023 but I'm struggling to decide which company is the best to go with. We'll be 2 adults, and want to visit Petra for two days, would like an overnight in Wadi Rum and want to go to the Dead Sea. Not too bothered about Aqaba, but also don't mind if it's included as long as it not at the sacrifice of the places we really want to see.
Would prefer a small group tour rather than private, but I'm finding it hard to find a group tour that includes an overnight at Wadi Rum. Has anyone got any recommendations of companies to use, as there may be some I've missed.
Padamae · 25/07/2021 17:46
I’m currently planning the same. We’ve been looking at Stubborn Mule travel. Would be interested in other recommendations as well.
doistayordoigo · 25/07/2021 19:14
Not come across Stubborn Mule before, but they seem very geared
towards families, and are also solely private tours I think? No problem with kids but would prefer a group tour.
PrettyLittleFlies · 25/07/2021 19:19
Two whole days in Petra? Honestly I couldn't wait to get out of there, the place smella like a giant urinal.
Jellifer · 25/07/2021 19:27
I think Travelsphere do a group tour with an overnight in Wadi Rum, not done that one but can recommend as a good company to use.
doistayordoigo · 25/07/2021 20:36
PrettyLittleFlies Most people have said that Petra is so big it takes two days to fully appreciate it, which is why I've said two days. Where did you prefer?
Jellifer I'll have a look at Travelsphere.
Does anyone have any experience of Explore! They've got a tour which seems to tick most of the boxes, but only includes a couple of hours at the Dead Sea - not sure whether I'd prefer an overnight?
mrsrobin · 26/07/2021 15:35
I have been with Explore - they were great - it would depend on the tour leader a bit though. They were very professional and efficient and I would go with them again.
doistayordoigo · 26/07/2021 18:27
mrsrobin That's good to know, still not sure about no overnight at the Dead Sea but I think we are going to have to compromise somewhere.
whiteroseredrose · 26/07/2021 18:41
You can do it yourself really easily. And then you can do exactly what you want (without having to make small talk!).
We will hopefully be going for 8 or 9 days when Covid permits.
whiteroseredrose · 26/07/2021 18:45
If you want a tour Travel Local based in Bristol can be as flexible as you like.
doistayordoigo · 26/07/2021 21:21
We want a group tour though, we've done s four day private tour in Sri Lanka and whilst we enjoyed it, we found it hard to chat to each other freely when it was just us and a guide/driver. We'd rather have a small group of other people to chat too. Plus, I'm quite an anxious traveller (at the moment, hoping that will change) and would prefer the comfort of a group.
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