Jordan Family - Wadi Rum, Petra and the Dead Sea
Jordan, Family, 8 days - from £895 (land only) - from €1,255 (land only) - from $1,505 (land only)
By: MacDonnell Family, London
Out Bedouin guide Salem Qublan was excellent. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the desert environment and extremely jolly. We left Wadi Rum feeling that we had made a true friend. Salem was especially supportive of my son, and his attempts at natural rock climbing.
From the first evening, Murad Arslan was the perfect guide - helping us settle in at Madaba and locating a nearby shawarma stall despite the late hour. Murad took great care to ensure we were always fully informed, with much details of both natural features and historical sites. It is rare to find a guide so knowledgeable and agreeable. When we had a special request, he made every effort to help us - such as seeing Petra by night or snorkeling in Aqaba. Our son had a birthday during our stay in Jordan and Murad thoughtfully arranged a big birthday cake and sing-along at the Dead Sea spa. Murad also has a photographer's eye, and gave us a lovely cd collection of pictures of the trip! Most of all, we appreciated Murads delightful sense of humour and adventure: from staging comical photo-ops on the cliff side to finding a way for us to try out sand-dune surfing. Murad is a true professional, a kind person and a real credit to KE.
Nice blend of sightseeing and hiking.
By: Philip Manning, Aberystwyth, Wales
This was a marvellous holiday for children with many and varied activities, some of these required a bit of effort! Life at camp was pleasant and enjoyable, the cooking of the chicken in a sand pit was fascinating. The trip is highly recommended for children and adults. Well done KE.
By: Ann Mcwatt, UK
Diverse, adventurous trip , historically and politically fascinating and scenically magical.Saw and experienced a lot in a shortish time. Will recommend to friends and others.
By: Clare Cammack, Cumbria, UK
Loved being in the Wadi Rum, particularly Burdah Bridge and camel trekking for the kids. Petra was fantastic. The Dead Sea was great fun, better than expected.