Back in January, Alicia and I spontaneously bought a flight deal from Toronto to Dubai for 2 weeks and decided to choose another country to go to for 1 week within that time from Dubai. The country we chose in the end was Jordan. I was a bit worried about the safety and travelling around on our own, so we opted for a tour. We chose a 6 day tour through Viator (which was operated by Zaid Travels). In summary, the tour really did bring us to most of what there was to do and see in Jordan and we ended up getting some additional activities added on to the itinerary too. The only thing that was not so great about this tour was 1) We got put into a bilingual tour probably due to low popularity of the tour itself…and our guide was more so a Spanish guide than English one. 2) Lunch was not included but the tour would bring us to places to eat…however they were either always lunch buffets or on our last day a “home cooked” meal…which all of them always costed 12 JOD, which is like near 24 CAD!!!! That was a huge gripe for us. Overall I would still recommend it if you are interested in visiting and touring Jordan and want a guide or trip organizer as they planned everything out. You can always request specifically and English guide and pack your own lunch to omit my issues.
Our tour originally consisted of only 6 travelers, us 2 and 4 Mexican aunties. Later on for Petra and Wadi Rum, another 2 Spanish uncles joined us too. Unfortunately due to language barrier we couldn’t befriend them that easily.
First day we went to Jerash to view its ancient ruins – which is one of the most well preserved Roman ruins in the world. Continue reading