Petra was stunning and Um Qais and Jerash were impressive too. Many of the other items on the itinerary did not live up to the exaggerated hype in the trip notes or were not covered well, but even so the trip was still packed with a lot worth seeing.
An experience so far removed from my daily routine that I relaxed completely despite the early starts. You can't underestimate the sensation of being amid lions, giraffes, zebras, hippos, baboons - and much, much more - in their natural habitat.
This was an enjoyable week, great weather especially for the beginning of November, great food - although sometimes a little too much, good hotel, fab company, good guide and a good mix of walking and site seeing.
An amazing trip with some hard trekking in the most beautiful country. Our group became close friends quickly and we had a lot of laughs, which eased some of the most taxing bits of the trek. River rafting and swimming in the Cheti river near the camp was spectacular, as is the elephant trekking and jungle in Chitwan.
Great mountain scapes. I opted out of the Peak ascent due to laziness. Very well looked after.MOST IMPORTANTLY, Luckla had a 2000 backlog of trekkers waiting to leave because of bad weather. Exodus got ALL of their clients out in the first 24 hours of the airlift. A fantastic achievement and reinforces my recommendations for this company.
A great holiday if you want to get back to nature. I really loved being on the river, although at times it wasn't for the faint hearted! Dodging the hippos in particular at times could be nerve wracking although the leader (CB) gave us confidence that he knew the best routes to take.
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