Hard to pick a highlight - it was all so memorable! But maybe walking up to the High Table of Sacrifice in Petra, and then watching local Bedouin youths show off by sitting on top of the Monastery hundreds of feet off the ground!
How was your Explore Tour Leader?
Superb. Heather encouraged me to challenge my fears and do things that I wouldn't normally do, like running up and down dunes in the Wadi Rum, or snorkelling in the Red Sea. She was extremely knowledgeable about the area, and encouraged everyone to get involved. She made sure that no-one was left on their own, unless they wanted to be on their own, and was great fun to be with. She led an optional walk on our free day in Petra that was one of my highlights of the tour.
What tips would you give to someone else booking this tour?
Pack conservatively; long sleeved tops that aren't too low-cut and full length trousers. Don't bother with the Petra by Night tour, but do opt for the camel trek in the Wadi Rum, do sleep outside in the Wadi Rum, and do opt for the snorkelling from the boat in Aqaba. And try the mint and lemon drink - it's delicious.
Do you have anything else to add?
I felt the first couple of days were a bit rushed; I would have liked to spend more time in Madaba in particular, and in Kerak, perhaps fitting in the other crusader castle in the district. I understand that since I did this trip, it has added an extra day which I would have appreciated!