Most Inspirational Moment
The most inspirational moment was walking towards the Treasury at Petra, having read so much about it and seen it in documentaries and films it was fantastic to be there in person and see it for real. In fact the whole site including Petra and Little Petra is quite amazing, is scale is vast and full of impressive carved tombs.
Thoughts on Group Leader
The group leader Abdullah was excellent, well organised, very friendly with a good sense of humour he very much made the trip such a great experience. I felt you could always rely on him to provide any help, assistance and advice when needed.
Advice for Potential Travellers
You don't need to pack as much kit as you might think, but make sure to take worm clothing and a good jacket. Its cold ait night in the desert but Petra was particularly cold in March with a strong wind blowing through the canyons.
Climbing the Burdah rock bridge is a great experience but its done without any protection from falls. This is OK for people with some scrambling experience and this part of the trip is definitely optional. However any falls on this route could have drastic or even fatal consequences so it would be good to see some additional precautions taken on the more exposed sections of the route. One member of our group was hauled up the last few meters using a headscarf and a piece of string, a practice which carries considerable risks should anything go wrong.