You know the privilege of having regular business travel is that you can combine leisure with it – “bleisure”. A number of posts back, we mentioned about budget planning for 2017. Well, that is serious business when it comes to mapping out where next to place our handprints. Viably and economically.
So it is with ticking one more bucket list item : touching Petra.
We believe that we shall have an opportunity to fly to Zurich in May next year. With the airmiles on hand, Mel will be redeeming a return ticket for Suan. Guess where we can fly to from Zurich? Tel Aviv of course! Now the trick is to make the right arrangements to get across the border and into Jordan – from Israel.
From tripadvisor, numerous folks shared how it can be done – Tel Aviv (or Jerusalem) through the border and towards Wadi Musa. We are now looking at Abraham tours and a few others and they all seem to be making their way via Amman southwards. At a cost of NIS 1,860pp for 3D/2N, this seems fair enough for staying in a beduoin ‘camp’.
Fortunately there are twice daily flights from Zurich to Tel Aviv. Good hotels aren’t that cheap in Israel and we are likely to stay 2 nights (one in and one out). Might as well use that time to see Jerusalem. From Megan’s blog, we have gleaned a considerable amount of “intelligence” on both places even as she made her journey across both countries (well she’s a globetrotting vet who has apparently just returned from Egypt).
Next step, work out the budget and intinerary plan. Petra, here we come!