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8 nights in Jordan and Israel · Israel - Feb 14 - Feb 21, 2020

Traveler: Danielle B. - Local specialist: Lena Sluga

First of all, I want to say thank you to Lena for sticking with us! We took months to plan and finalize our trip, and she was with us through it all, changing our itinerary multiple times and answering our seemingly endless questions promptly!

Jordan was full of natural beauty and we LOVED our hike in Dana and our guide Mohammed. Will never forget having Bedouin tea and freshly warmed pitas with him over lunch. Equally lovely was Wadi Rum. Aicha Camp was gorgeous (and they upgraded us to... read more

First of all, I want to say thank you to Lena for sticking with us! We took months to plan and finalize our trip, and she was with us through it all, changing our itinerary multiple times and answering our seemingly endless questions promptly!

Jordan was full of natural beauty and we LOVED our hike in Dana and our guide Mohammed. Will never forget having Bedouin tea and freshly warmed pitas with him over lunch. Equally lovely was Wadi Rum. Aicha Camp was gorgeous (and they upgraded us to a panoramic tent - superb!), and our driver on our Jeep tour, Adam, was wonderful. We loved our driver for the first portion of our Jordan trip, Hasan. Always on time and very kind! The only thing I wish we had done differently is make sure that we had transportation arranged for our day at Petra, as our hotel was a bit off the main Tourism Street (Petra Quattro). It was easy to hire our own guide for Petra at the Visitor's Center, but I'm sure Lena could have arranged this for us in advance had we wanted! I also want to note that we loved our cooking lesson at Beit Sitti in Amman our first evening!

Lena was very helpful in prepping us on what to expect during the border crossing at King Hussein Bridge. We were a little nervous, but it went smoothly and our driver Awas was waiting for us on the other side.

Jerusalem was an overwhelming city, but we had the most wondeful guide two days in a row for it and Bethlehem (I loved that we got the same guide as it really allowed you to make a connection). Ibrahim was one of my favorite tour guides ever, anywhere. If I am back in Jerusalem, I know who I am calling. He even checked in on us a few days later to make sure we were okay and ask if he could help us with anything more! The location of our hotel was pretty great too (Gloria on Latin Patriarchate Street near Jaffa Gate). It was definitely older (the dining area is currently being remodeled), but the location makes that worth it.

I thought the price we paid for the trip was quite fair, and appreciated the flexibility Lena showed in booking everything for us.

Thank you again for an unforgettable trip!

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Lena Sluga, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Danielle,

Thanks a lot for the feedback, I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip! It was very nice for me working alongside with you for the past couple of months, and I'm happy that you had the trip you wanted in the end.

I've passed on your wonderful feedback to all the relevant parties (Mohammed, Ibrahim...), they are all very happy to hear :)

All the best for the future,

Lena

Israel · Israel - Jun 15 - Jun 24, 2018

Traveler: Jeremy H. - Local specialist: Andy Nurse

Overall itinerary was great. Monther Salah, our guide in Israel was fabulous and we had two guides in Jordan, Ahmed and Seyeal, who were equally good.

Highlights included: Jerusalem Old City; Masada; Sea of Galilee; Tel Aviv; Amman; Kerak; Petra and Wadi Rum.

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Andy Nurse, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks Jeremy, it is always great to hear when our clients enjoy the highlight of the Holy Land across Jordan and Israel / Palestine. There are so many great sights in this region and I am happy you enjoyd Monther Salah's service. He is a valued partner of ours.

Best wishes and enjoy your future travels!