Jordan and Israel - visit both if you can!
May 16 - May 30, 2023
Bassam was our guide in Jordan. He was wonderful! He was a safe, careful driver, and a well-informed guide on local sites and history. Jarash was amazing with the roman ruins, collinated streets and temples. Petra was so beautiful with the slot canyon (Siq) and the Treasury, the Monestary and the tombs. But if I go again, I will use the Golf Cart to enter and exit Petra because I was completely exhausted from walking in the sun and sand all day. The Wadi Rum desert was so unique with the sand, the mountains, the camels, the Bedouins, and the history of the Arab Revolt with Lawrence of Arabia. And the Dead Sea was very fun! I had a wonderful massage at the resort, I floated like a bar of soap in the sea! LOL.
Eli was our guide in Israel. He was very well educated on both state history and religious history. I especially loved his maps and his diagrams! He was an excellent guide everywhere we went. The Sea of Galilee was inspiring, as we visited Capernaum, the Mt of Beatitudes, and the Greek Orthodox Monastary. Jerusalem surpassed my wildest dreams, with the markets, the fantastic food, the history, the churches, and the christian sites. Akko, with its crusader castle, was so well preserved it was unbelievable! The street food in Jaffa was beyond yummy!!!