From Tel Aviv/Jerusalem: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi & Dead Sea
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My experience was fantastic. A really fun day meeting very friendly people and gaining a lot of insight into past and current socio-cultural climate in Israel and Palestine. You can see so much in one day! The driver was especially kind, and had a lot of interesting things to say about life in the region today. It took away a lot of the misconceptions given by western media. It was a really informative day, yet very chill and relaxing. One thing to keep in mind is that the stops on the tour are subject to change depending on weather, problems at the checkpoint and groups. They kind of mixed a few people together and combined our tours (also because it was raining so some stops were closed). If you're flexible and dont mind that things could change on the day, it's a great experience. However, if you have a very specific need to see a certain site, I would recommend getting in touch with the tour company the night before the tour to check what their plans are.
Thank you Abraham Tours for our Jordan 3 day trip. We have loved the experience and certainly Petra exceeded our expectations. What an amazing place! Pictures do not do it justice. Wadi Rum is just spectacular and we are now left with memories that will be cherished forever. Our tour guide, Abdullah was friendly and very knowledgeable. Food was great and coach very comfortable. Bedouin camp standards are basic and if you are not a frequent camper you might struggle with basic facilities. There was no heaters provided in tents and during winter season this should be a standard in each tent. No hot water in the morning... No hooks or shelves to put your things on when taking a shower resulted in personal belongings getting wet. Nevertheless, Jordan is an amazing country and I would highly recommend taking this tour but pay for a hotel upgrade if you do mind basic camping standard.
The 21 hour trip is hard because of the driving (appx. six+ hours each way ),and a slow, very disorganized border crossing, but the Petra experience is worth it. We loved that we were able to go and next time, will plan a two-day trip with one night at a hotel. There is so much to see and nowhere near enough time to enjoy it all. Petra is absolutely astounding! Also, the "lunch" bag had terrible food - a plain, dry bagel with nothing inside, a very brown banana, one apple and one orange, a juice drink box (not real juice, but sugar and water), and an expired-date wafer bar. Our bar said it was good until December 2019 and clearly we are way past that . Considering we paid $300 pp, plus the extra fees of $125pp, a better lunch would have been reasonable to expect. Perhaps a quick lunch at a plaza cafe?
Very comfortable bus and guide was excellent. We had a family on board that was disrespectful to our guide because they whispered loundly to each other when he was trying to speak. They had to be hushed on several occasions and it was distracting. One member of their group had a small dog in her bag/purse. Although the dog was cute, there are certain Holly places the dog was not allowed and this was again a distraction from the tour. Overall, I’d recommend this tour. Great way to see Jerusalem’s highlights on a 6 hour tour.
The tour guide in Bethlehem, was in too much in a hurry, when we are in the Church of Nativity, everything was so fast and we were not able to see the actual cave, I told him I want to pray a bit but in the end he always say we need to go like it is only 9:15am so in the end I was not able to pray and it’s frustrating, plus he brings us to a very expensive souvenir and he always pressured me to be faster in paying, this guide is indeed in awful, it’s not nice, it horrible, just wish that he do his job better.