Africa & the Middle East Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Eco desert tours - highly recommended

Jump to last reply

While we were in Israel, we decided to visit Petra in Jordan. My husband and I are independent travelers and rarely take tours. However, we decided to take a tour to Petra from Eilat. Prior to leaving for Israel, we had read good reviews on Eco desert tours and we had contacted them in an effort to decide which of their tours would be best for us. Their response was quick and professional, as was the service they provided throughout our dealings with them. We selected the overnight tour which is a good value for the money. A visit to Petra is extremely expensive, but much of the cost is the entrance fees which cannot be helped. Our overnight package included lunch at Petra, the amra hotel, and dinner and breakfast at the hotel. The hotel was very comfortable and we saw no reason to upgrade to a different hotel. The staff and service were excellent and there was free wifi throughout the hotel. Staying overnight was beneficial as it gave us extra time to explore Petra on our own.

We were picked up by van at our hotel for the tour and joined a larger tour group at the border. Eco desert tours facilitates the border crossing with guides on both ends, making it effortless. We entered Jordan with a group of tourists and were taken by bus to Petra. During the drive there, a guide provided us with interesting information about Jordan and about Petra. This same guide accompanied us through Petra, until a late lunch, at which point another couple and my husband and I separated from the group to continue on. At the end of the day, we returned to the Eco desert tour company's office where we had left our overnight bags and they provided transportation to the amra hotel. The next morning we were picked up by a taxi to return to the Jordan/Israel border crossing. Once again, a representative from the company met us in each side of the border to facilitate the border crossing and we were then taken back to our hotel.

We couldn't have been more pleased with our experience with Eco desert tour company and would recommend them without reservations. The trip to Petra was the highlight of our 3 week trip to Israel and should not be missed!

4 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report Trip Report Africa & Dubai
  2. 2 Generic malarone now availbale in Canada
  3. 3 Trip Report 14 day South Africa + Zimabawe with Gate 1 - Excellent Trip
  4. 4 Israel and Petra
  5. 5 Morocco for 2 nights
  6. 6 Need Help Organizing our time in Cape Town - 3.5 days in June
  7. 7 Who Plans and Packs for Your Bucket List Travel (Safari)
  8. 8 Trip Report Magnificant Morocco
  9. 9 The 1st of may questions .. when to go???
  10. 10 Hotels in Nairobi
  11. 11 israel and petra
  12. 12 Itinerary needed for four days in Morocco
  13. 13 Memory cards for camera
  14. 14 World Travel Expert
  15. 15 maputo beach resorts -- safer this year?
  16. 16 Deep sea fishing -Seychelles
  17. 17 Trip Report Tanzania Safari
  18. 18 Safari and Beach Honeymoon in September
  19. 19 FABULOUS Safari Clothing - Might as well look FINE... :)
  20. 20 Eilat/Petra Itinerary advice and Where to stay in the Dead Sea Area?
  21. 21 Trip Report Oman: an indipendent and memorable 4x4 trip
  22. 22 Trip Report Namibia and Botswana trip report: an indipendent 4x4 safari
  23. 23 Trip Report Uganda Trip Report May 2012
  24. 24 Help with Kruger Park itinerary
  25. 25 Tanzania Visa on Arrival requirements?
View next 25 » Back to the top