Our guide was excellent, Ossma's knowledge and enthusiasm for his county was great. It seemed a lot that he should be our egyptologit as well as do all the organisation, but he was great at it all. The trip covered the full range of places in Egypt and had good hotels with good facililties.
The location and group were fantastic. The guide left a lot to be desired. For a walking holiday there was very little walking. The longest walk was 2 hours. The hotel was quite a long way out of town and the shuttle taxi we were promised was so unreliable we opted to get the local bus in the evenings by day 3.
In my view the holiday was very expensive with inadequate content. For over £1200.00 this 6 day holiday had only 4 days proper Via Ferrata which met the grading 'tough', and even then, I have had better trips.
This holiday is well thought out in terms of the route and sights. In both countries I found the locals very polite, friendly and keen to help. There is a good contrast between the big cities (Aleppo and Damascus), the wide open spaces (eastern Syria) and historical highlights (Krak de Chevalier, Petra)
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