J&E Petra to the Pyramids Sept. 26th 2021 tour. My experience....... By Mil.
Hello everyone... Hope you're all doing well.
This is my adventure...
So, the much anticipated day was finally here.. I could not be more excited and also anxious to see what the new normal at the airport would be like, we loaded the suitcases and carry on into the car, I checked my travel folder.. I had my passport, CDC cars, the PCR test, The Jordan QR form and finally some health forms.. ( which noone asked for) all ready to go, got to the airport ( Sea-Tac) 3 hours earlier.. not much action going on.. Emirates counter was closed, so I was 4th in line... Once the counter opened , heart started pumping! faster & faster.... I'm going on Vac. ,YES!!!!
So, moving along.. my check in took 5 min. or less- I was asked for the passport, QR form and PCR test - nothing else. )
Welcome to flight EK230 Sea-Dubai-Jordan. I waited at the gate.. and VIOLA!!!! "the parade".. all the Emirates crew.. walked in front of us! I Chocked... How exiting! I even took a video..
20 min. later.. I was walking through the ramp to happiness!!!!
Flight was less than 1/2 full.. everyone had their own beds.. and service was best ever! , we landed in Dubai and transit to next terminal.. we had our temp. checked and that was it.! Airport pretty empty too... waited for our next flight an landed in Jordan @ 12:05 am- the Tauck rep. was already by the immigration area with a sign, he took our pass.-QR form, PCR test and in less then another 5min. we got our stamps.. we did nothing.. he collected our luggage and on to the Hotel, no traffic , so it took about 30min.
weather was pleasant.. maybe in the 70th. - got to the amazing hotel and on.. on a golf cart to our Villa- Villa #20. near the pools, rest. etc.. it could not be better-
We booked 2 pre-nights, so 1st day we spend it at the hotel, pool time, dead sea, Spa( which was amazing- specially my masseuse TIK- well known for being the best.
2nd day- we did a private tour to Amman- I set it up through the hotel- driver & car full day- went to visit, Citadel, Roman Amphitheater, the Royal Automobile Museum, The Blue Mosque, Rainbow ST. etc...
THE TOUR Part I:
it's Sept. 26th 1st day of Tauck tour- Cocktail and dinner great. only 16of us... excellent and the TD, a British guy that it's Amazing!
he follow all the introduction protocols and explained what the new Covid- regulations in each country were.. He enforce the freedom to do as you considered necessary regarding masks around and within the group and did mention everyone was fully vaccinated
Also re-assure that everyone near or within the tour would also be fully vaccinated.
here is a Black & white of our 1st day on the road.
we departed on time.... I do recommend to call the golf car ahead as stated- in the mornings they do get busy.. even if the hotel is not to full as it was when I was there..
So we headed to Jerash on time... got here and I personally enjoy the views during our way day...
Now Jerash was a little disappointment.. it looked abandoned and there was a lot of stage set ups for concerts etc.. not many people either, which was great- out and around , no masks needed.
we visited around and enjoyed a pipe recital. watch video
After Jerash, we went for lunch at a nice rest. on the road -typical Jordanian food- Mezze etc.. Lots of food as always Tauck those.. Yumm everything delicious. later back to hotel.
Day 3 to follow ....