Touring Israel and Jordan: Summer 2011:
Arrival at Ben Gurion: We were so surprised and thrilled to find someone from the airport waiting for us near our gate, whisking us through all of the security checks and out the side door to our waiting van. We looked at each other and said "if this is how our whole trip is going to be, this is great!!" It was so unexpected and really started us off on the right foot. Every hotel was great.
The guide in Jordan was awesome. Lots of energy, knowledgeable, offering information all the time. Very intent on making sure that we enjoyed our visit, saw all of the interesting stuff, got whatever pictures we wanted, and so on. He really wanted us to tell everyone in the U.S. that Jordan was safe and nice to visit. And I have!! :)
In Israel, our guide, Moses, had lots of experience at navigating the sites. With a very full agenda, he did a good job of keeping us moving, but if we wanted to stop for another photo or venture off to the side, he was always accommodating. He helped us to choose items from menus, ordered for us at restaurants when necessary and helped us with money situations. We felt very comfortable with him.
We had an amazing trip. The agenda was perfect - we saw so many amazing sites that really helped us to relate to our faith. Thank you for being so patient in helping us to plan the itinerary to include every detail that we requested.