Footsteps of Lawrence - Jordan

Experience Level

Ride and Visit to Dead Sea

5 star rating   23 April 2018

Better than expected. Tip though the dust and heat is harder on the body than the riding itself, so protect your mouth and nose from breathing in the dust and sand. Very exciting, be prepared to be adventurous it makes it more fun!

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
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How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
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How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
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The Accommodation

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How would you rate the standard of the food?
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Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

Very little accommodation on this trip. Hotels are basic but do exactly what they need to. Just be aware of the Mosaic City hotel, some nights there is a buffet that is good and others it's A La Carte, but they don't seem to understand that means a choice, it was lentil soup with chicken and rice. That happened 2 out of 3 nights, so be prepared to go out and get food. There is a built camp, with beds and showers! What an unexpected bonus, the rest of the nights we slept on mats under the stars, great experience. Food was amazing, loads of it, bit limited for the vegetarians but they didn't seem to mind. Loads of snacks and drinks. I took some bags of sweets to share, but we really didn't need anymore food.

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

Loved the leather binder with personalised trip details, nice touch and all my questions were answered. Didn't get any shocks or anything unexpected. Everything better than expected

How could we improve the way we handled your booking and payment?

I do believe that there are more guarantees for customers booking with trip and flights attached, so as a consumer I would have liked In the Saddle to have taken on the flight booking as well, but that is being picky and as there were no delays there was no issues.

Do you have any other feedback for us?

Can't say enough how good it was. Loads of fun the group on the trip were great, the guide was so laid back and a great laugh, joined in with everything, Saleem kept appearing, on one occasion in the middle of the desert with ice cold juice! Brilliant, great character. All the team including the drivers were so helpful, there was nothing they weren't prepared to do to make our stay better.