My trip was so amazing. I was able to take some of the most amazing pictures while on my trip which is what I wanted to do. Hazim, our tour guide, was just so gracious and kind. He answered all our questions and clearly has such a love for his country and for its history. He is truly an asset to your company.
Kalyani S. Bronx, NY
9 Day Classic Jordan, October 2016
We really enjoyed our trip in Jordan. It was very interesting, eye opening and enlightening. The itinerary was well planned and organized. The tour director, Hazim, was very professional, knowledgeable and entertaining. Also every step of the way after landing and at departing we had been taken care of. We are (relatively) seasoned travelers and were really impressed with Gate 1. We definitely have no hesitation in recommending Gate 1 to others and we look forward to join some other Gate 1 tours in the future.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your assistance and cooperation in the arrangement of this trip for us.
Joseph T. VIC, Australia
9 Day Classic Jordan, September 2016
Oh, boy - where to start? It was great! Parts were beyond great.
Although modern-day Jordan would not be on everybody's top-ten list, for a history buff and for someone who likes really remote places, this trip is fascinating. And yes I'm a history buff and yes I like really remote places. Ancient highways, ancient caravan routes, Crusader castles, Old Testament, Roman ruins, Lawrence of Arabia --- and Petra! Wow.
As we've come to expect from Gate 1, this trip was reasonable priced and very well-organized. We were met at the airport on our arrival, and taken care of until the Gate 1 rep put us back onto the plane for home. The accommodations were great (you gonna complain about the Marriott?). The bus was clean, comfortable and spacious. Each day's tour was different and interesting, with no single day being too long or overwhelming.
But finally, and most importantly, was your excellent choice of a local tour guide. Hazim was just about everything you want in a guide. He was friendly, articulate, funny, and accommodating. His depth of knowledge of the history, places, cultures, and current events was professorial. Plus, he's just a plain old nice guy. He interfaced with everyone, was informative yet diplomatic about the politics of the region, and handled individual questions and requests with ease.
Gate 1's choice of local guides is a single most important reason we come back for more.
William H. Fullerton, CA
9 Day Classic Jordan, March 2016
Thanks, we have a wonderful trip. I enjoyed especially Petra. Good experience in Wadi Rum Desert where we get to ride the camel, fantastic view like you just can't get enough of it. Also, floating in the Dead Sea was so much fun.
Josefina B. Pittsburg, CA
9 Day Classic Jordan, March 2016
My trip was fantastic! I had no idea of what to expect and I must admit that I was nervous about going to Jordan. I am so glad I went, though. What an amazing and fascinating country Jordan is for so many reasons. Our guide was fantastic and the hotels were excellent. And there are no words to describe how incredible it is to wander around Petra and Wadi Rum.
Estella W. Silver Spring, MD
9 Day Classic Jordan, March 2016
It was awesome! Our tour guide was both knowledgeable and extremely funny. The people in Jordan were friendly and welcoming. The sites, of course, are spectacular. We are recommending Jordan as a destination to everyone who asks about our trip. We have been recommending Gate 1 for years.
Sheryl S. Centralia, IL
9 Day Classic Jordan, February 2016
My Jordan trip was great. Great group for 42 of us and great guide. He is the first guide to daily go to the back of the bus to talk and answer any questions. Hamiz has his heart and soul into being the best tour guide. And our driver was great too. People came up to me in Jordan to thank me for visiting their country. The country was very safe. In Amman there was a police presence everywhere. I was able to walk alone anywhere safely even after dark. The kings Highway had police checkpoints. Drivers respected the laws and drove the same as here in the USA. I recommend this trip to anyone and do not listen to the fears here in this country.
Cynthia W. Lompoc, CA
9 Day Classic Jordan, February 2016
Our Jordan adventure was outstanding. It is a stable country that has good relations with its volatile neighbors. The trip itself was very rewarding. We had a great guide in Hazim. The hotels were excellent with bountiful breakfasts. The sights were all worth seeing whether they were Greek, Roman, Byzantine or Biblical. Of course the highlight was Petra. It is beyond description. So, yes, our Gate 1 trip was a memorable journey to a fascinating place that is well worth visiting.
Gregory P. Athens, OH
9 Day Classic Jordan, February 2016
We had a GREAT trip. Our guide, Hazem, was perfect and very knowledgeable about the sites and history, and the accommodations were very nice. Everyone seemed to want to go out of their way to help us have an enjoyable experience. We have already told several people about our exceptional experiences with Gate 1.
Charles M. Denver, CO
9 Day Classic Jordan, December 2015
My trip was awesome. Hotels were fantastic. Our guide Hazim was energetic, knowledgeable, patient and caring. He had great sense of humor....all that a great guide should be.
Marta J. Prague, Czech Republic
14 Day Israel & Jordan, March 2015
It was just great as usual with Gate1.
Loved the guides for Israel/ Adina and Jordan/Hazim. They were both great and very informative, easy to get along with and kept everything in order so we just had nothing to worry about and just enjoyed every moment. Just great guides you have. I don't know where you find them but they are the BEST!! Especially loved seeing all the places we hear about all the time in the news and then to meet some of the people there it makes for a whole different view than what we hear on the news. It also just brought alive the Bible for us. Walking where Jesus walked and seeing the towns and ruins with all the expert information was over the top experience. Just LOVED it. Your company again did a GREAT job! Keep it up!!!
P.S. The 4 Wheeling in Wadi Rum, Petra ALL DAY, and the camel ride/experiences and Bedouin and Dead Sea visits were a BIG PLUS. Soooo glad we had time put in for those fun times.
Roxanne F. Carson City, NV
9 Day Classic Jordan, March 2015
My trip to Jordan far exceeded my expectations. Jordan has so many exciting areas of which most of the world has never heard, from Roman ruins to Biblical sites. Our guide, Nizam, was very informative and had a wonderful sense of humor.
The Marriott at the Dead Sea was drop dead gorgeous and ended our trip on the highest note!
Janice M. Little Rock, AR
9 Day Classic Jordan, March 2015
Jordan 9 day tour was outrageous! Hazem was a fabulous tour guide, full of knowledge about history, bible connections to the areas and a great sense of humor. The places we toured were so interesting and we always felt 100% safe in Jordan--everywhere we went! Petra, of course, was the highlight, but the Marriott hotels included in the plan were so wonderful as well. Everything about this tour was incredible!!!
Madalynn R. Fairfield, CA
9 Day Classic Jordan, February 2015
Jordan was a fabulous choice to visit in the Middle East. Loved all of it. Hazim was a great guide and we had perfect weather to boot. Petra of course was the highlight, however the Wadi Rum desert jeep ride and lunch in a Bedouin tent came in a close second. The Dead Sea Resort was lovely, however getting to and out of the Dead Sea itself proved to be a chore. Folks enjoyed their mud baths and our accommodations at the Marriott chain were exceptional.
Gate 1 rocks for value and cultural exchange.
Joanne D. Palm Desert, CA
14 Day Israel & Jordan, January 2015
The trip was fabulous! Our guides in both Israel (Adina) and Jordan(Omar) were beyond compare. They were knowledgeable, helpful and kind. The sites were just amazing and the accommodations were luxurious especially in Jordan. We couldn't have had a better time. This trip with Gate 1, just like our previous 4 Gate 1 trips, was a rousing success.
Dianne S. Catskill, NY
9 Day Classic Jordan, December 2014
We had a wonderful time in Jordan. The sights were awesome - Petra,
Amman and even the Dead Sea. We had a great tour leader, Hazim. He
was knowledgeable, funny, kind and thoughtful. On our first day, there
were only nine of us and then the next day we were joined by 20 people who had
just come from Israel. The group as a whole got along pretty well.
We were surprised at the number of young people (30's) in the group. The
weather was just fine - just like California. The Marriott Hotels were so
very nice. All in all, we had a fun, interesting trip. Enjoyed the
Cora O. Castro Valley, CA
14 Day Israel & Jordan, December 2014
The trip exceeded my expectations first of all Israel is very safe
country, safer than many places here in Peru, the tour
managers, Schmulich in Israel and Hazin in Jordan, were fantastic, the
excursions, the pacing were outstanding, the transportation and optionals were
very well organized, with this trip i have completed 33 countries and in the
future I only see Gate 1 to travel with.
Enrique V. Cusco, PE
14 Day Israel & Jordan, October 2014
I thought that Gate 1 did an excellent job with the tour guides and travel
arrangements. I have used other tour companies but yours was the best. I liked
the fact that everything was well organized and all I had to do was sit-back,
relax and enjoy the touring.
I have already recommended Gate 1 to my friends, colleagues, and
Robert M. Harrisburg, PA
9 Day Classic Jordan, February 2014
My wife and I enjoyed every minute of our escorted tour of Jordan which took
us to Amman, Um Kais, Ajloun, Jerash, Mt. Nebo, Madaba, Petra, Wadi Rum and Dead
Sea. The guides, Ahmed who accompanied us on the first day and Hazim for the
rest of the tour, were very competent and the hotels were excellent. Contrary to
popular misconceptions, we found Jordan to be a peaceful country and the people
very friendly. Petra, where we spent a whole day, was undoubtedly the crowning
piece of the tour. It certainly merits the place it has earned amongst the new
seven wonders of the world. Wadi Rum in the middle of a desert was very
Keshav S. Mercerville, NJ
9 Day Classic Jordan, November 2013
Our trip was absolutely fantastic! I can't say enough good things about our
guide, Hazim. He provided everyone with very customized care and gave us so much
insight about life in Jordan. Everything was perfect--the hotels were great, the
meals on the meal plan were very good, the itinerary was well planned. What can
I say? Gate 1 does it again--a fabulous trip at an affordable price. The only
suggestion we would have is to add another night at the Dead Sea, but I
understand that change is already underway for next year!
Dianne B. Fairfax Station, VA
9 Day Classic Jordan, October 2013
The trip was wonderful and it exceeded my expectations of it. We explored
different places, I tasted marvelous foods, and met some wonderful people. The
tour guide Hazim, was very knowledgeable, punctual, and catered to the needs
and desires of the people in his care, to say the least about him. This was my
second trip through Gate 1 Travel and I was not disappointed and hope to travel
with Gate 1 again in the near future.
Raymond S. Auburn, NY
9 Day Classic Jordan, April 2013
The 9 Day Classic
Jordan tour was superb in every way and I am so happy that Jordan is being given
a more substantial tour as the Classic Tour or part of the Jordan and Israel
tour, rather than it being a couple of days added to other another tour as it
used to be - that is a great move! Of course, most travelers go to see
Petra, and this new Wonder of the World does not disappoint and exceeded all
expectations. But Jordan is also a lot more; ancient biblical sights,
crusader castles, desert, green valleys, mountains and very friendly people;
other "sight" highlights were the city of Jerash and its fantastic Roman ruins,
the Crusader Castle at Ajloun (what it is about castles that transport you back
to another time?) and the Wadi Rum desert with its echoes of "Lawrence of
Arabia". The trip was flawless from start to finish - timely transfers,
lovely hotels, very tasty included meals, interesting schedules, excellent
drivers and most of all, a tour manager for the
Our guide, Hazim, was
brilliant in every way - kind, knowledgeable, friendly, patient, funny and a
consummate storyteller, which is so much more effective that just giving you a
thousand facts and figures. He brought his magical country to life for us
in a very special way, and when he told us his story of the ancient Nabateans,
as we gathered along the Siq on the trek to the Treasury at Petra, we were all
spellbound! So I urge any adventurous traveler to look past the news
headlines and head to this safe and peaceful little country, "the Switzerland of
the Middle-East", for a rich and rewarding experience that will stay with you in
your mind and in your heart! Thanks Gate 1 for another
Lorraine P. Stamford, CT
14 Day Jordan & Israel, March 2013
I always wanted to go to
Jordan to see Petra and was pleasantly surprised there is so much more to Jordan
than Petra. From the Roman ruins in Jerash, down to desert in Wadi Rum, Jordan
captured my heart. And, of course, Petra was truly magnificent. You have a gem
with Hazim. He is such a knowledgeable, friendly tour guide -- the best I have
ever had. He made everyone feel comfortable and he was always available if we
had any concerns. When we were in Petra, he explained the history of the area in
such detail, I felt like I was there is those earlier times. The same applies to
both Jerash and Wadi Rum. Jordan is a safe place to visit and the Jordanians are
very friendly. I had a great time.
Laura G. Lutz, FL
14 Day Jordan & Israel, February 2012
I just returned from a fifteen day tour of Jordan and Israel. We saw so
much on this trip that a lot of it has not sunk in yet.
Petra definitely stood out as a jewel in Jordan. Our guide Hazim was kind
and patient. He handled stress well, when certain mishaps happened. The co
travelers were a nice company. The Holiday Inn (five stars) by the Dead Sea in
Jordan was great! The breakfasts were good everywhere, with a lot of salad
options. The lunches/dinners that were included were elaborate in very nice
The tour of Israel was the trip of a lifetime! It was not only a treat to
the eyes; but to the soul. The best thing that happened on this trip was that
Mr, Ophir Keshet was assigned to our group as the guide in Israel. He proved to
be a lot more than a guide. He is very intelligent; has a deep knowledge of
history, religions, culture, economics, archeology, literature, etc.,and he
presented those to us very objectively. He was well organized, very well
spoken, caring, thoughtful, and patient with the tourists, and did so always
with a smile. I grew fond of him and was sad to part from him. I will go back
to Israel for a longer visit next time, if I can have Ophir for my guide again.
Gate 1 is fortunate to have guides like him!
I left Israel with a lot of admiration for the tenacity, intelligence,
creativity and industriousness that people in that country posses. Their
pioneering agricultural models, excellence in other Sciences and Technology,
Arts, and Entrepreneurship, is exemplary. I am very happy that I took this
tour! I will definitely recommend it to family and
Usha V. Vienna, WV
14 Day Jordan & Israel's Legacy, February 2011
Everything went exactly as planned and we had no problems whatsoever.
The guides were excellent and the hotels were very nice. The bus was
comfortable and the meals, although not spectacular, were better than we have
had on other land tours. We would definitely book with Gate 1
Don H. Chula Vista, CA
13 Day Israel with Red Sea & Jordan, February 2011
The trip was great. We had a wonderful time. The tour directors where
wonderful. The bus driver was also great. We were impressed with Gate 1's
service. The hotels were ok. This is our first trip with Gate 1 so we
didn't know what to expect. All in all a great trip.
Phil and Joann T. Modesto, CA
11 Day Jordan & Egypt: from Petra to the Nile River, January 2011
Jordan with Petra was the highlight for me. Our guide was
Samer, We appreciated his services very much. The Kam Zeman
dinner was not notable. On the road to Petra, I very much enjoyed Midway
Castle and regret that it was only a brief stop. I saw some of the
best Jordanian art plates and vases there.
Despite the disappointments of not getting to the Pyramids and other Cairo
scheduled stops during the Egyptian portion of the tour, we thoroughly enjoyed
Aswan, the cruise and Luxor (both banks). Our guide during this portion was
Fatma. She was marvelous, simply marvelous, and that was before the
Egyptian uprising troubles began. As the situation deteriorated, she was
constantly in touch with every official, Gate1 and Egyptian, that seemed
useful. I think she salvaged a number of optional tours (Thebes and
Karnak) that might have been lost with a less experienced and knowledgeable
guide. Her depth of knowledge of Egyptology and local officials and
conditions were invaluable.
No need to banter on ... we had a great trip. Gate 1 Travel will be
high on our list of tour operators.
Classic - First class accommodations, balance of included sightseeing and free time, transfers & multiple meals included.
Off Season - Beat the crowds with a Classic tour itinerary in the off-season, and save on land services and airfare.
Partially Escorted - A portion of your itinerary will feature escorted touring services with additional time traveling independently.
Value - Tourist and/or first class accommodations, minimal inclusions with a variety of optional tours available to customize your experience.
Express - Short getaways featuring the highlights of a destination with maximum efficiency.
Luxury - Deluxe accommodations, unique & exclusive experiences, exceptional food, all touring and most gratuities included.
Small Group - Maximum 22 travelers, unique & boutique accommodations, enhanced cultural immersion
Independent - Explore at your own pace, without the included features of an escorted tour.
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