This was our first trip using Travel Local, and our first visit to Jordan. The whole experience was so easy and efficiently arranged we were very impressed. From the start with our meeting at Amman airport by the local partner's representative to being dropped back at the airport for the return flight EVERYTHING was smoothly organised. Our drivers were excellent and really made the holiday with their local knowledge and friendliness. The hotels were very good with buffet meals of a very good standard. The excursions were much better than we had hoped for, interesting, good guides and a variety of places. The visits to Petra and Wadi Rum were excellent, especially the desert experience which was out of this world. We loved the country and felt very safe throughout. We had been concerned regarding toilet facilities but encountered no problems at all. Tipping is an essential and when done gratefully received. The countryside is fascinating and very varied. The only disappointing bit of the whole holiday was a lot of plastic rubbish around, especially in the desert, a VERY sad reflection of our generation.
Easy to deal with, helpful and efficient. Vehicles were new, good condition and clean. The two drivers we had were superb, friendly with good local knowledge, very good English. Local guides good and organised by the driver on behalf of the local tour operator. Very good value for money. Due to help from our drivers tipping was explained and they saved us a lot of money and embarrassment. Just about everything was included.
Petition the government to litter pick especially in the desert, after educating the population about not throwing rubbish out of car windows!
Unfortunately our first driver had a medical appointment on our second day so we had a second driver for the rest of our trip. This however gave us an opportunity to meet two excellent drivers, rather than just one. Both were friendly, helpful and had good English. Both cars very good.
Do not worry about toilet facilities, we had no problems, clean and western style, normally with paper! Use a local driver, their knowledge and help is invaluable. Spend time in the desert, we stayed at Rayhabed camp which was a brilliant experience. Ladies, think about a sports bra as some roads, and the desert safari, can be bumpy!
The desert stay as this can only be experienced not just seen.