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review 29 Oct 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Petra was much larger and more spectacular than I'd expected. The walking was excellent, and the people interesting.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Gosh, where to start... I was the only person who hadn't already done a similar holiday, so was looking for information myself, which was hard to find. A few comments: 1. Jordan is dry, no alcohol, any one who tells you otherwise is wrong. We found one restaurant on one evening, but essentially forget alcohol. 2. Take wet wipes, 4 nights in a tent... take decent pyjamas, a head torch, sleeping bag liner, and ideally your favourite pillow, it makes a big difference. 3. If possible, pack snacks, the experts all had their favourite no chocolate, so not melting, protein bar type snacks or nuts. 4. Drink loads of bottled water. 5. Take loads of photos, then pool them with the group. 6. Take a kindle or iPad, it's hard to read a book in the dark, take a battery charger. 7. Sunblock, hat, scarf, long trousers, loads of t shirts and underwear, you'll need often more than one set a day and there is no chance of washing them. 8. You will be with other people 24/7. Accept it, there's no getting away, no private space or time. You all sleep in the same tent. 9. The guide is brilliant, but he will get tired too, again, accept it and keep smiling. 10. I downloaded the Times whenever we found free wifi. It gave me loads to read on the bus journeys, 5 hours on the first and last day. Well, that's my starter of comments. It was worth it, I'd go again, preferably with running water.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, our guide was very intune with both locals and the environment and made efforts to support local people.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Generally excellent. I would possibly change the Petra campsite from basic to primative. I couldn't see why we had to have a chemical loo when other nearby camps had running water. It seemed an affectation rather than a requirement.

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