When visiting these countries in the ME is it worth getting a guided tour or visiting all the various places by yourself, having done some research, bearing in mind that cost is usual a major factor for travellers. I know that some of these tours can be quite expensive... Cheers
Whoops, sorry, I meant Exploring yourself not self exploration, though you are welcome to!!!
Hey fellow manc!
I would definitely recommend exploring independently – as you say, tours are extremely costly and don’t allow you the flexibility that you would get doing it on your own. I have just come back from Syria and Jordan and it was so easy (and cheap) to get around independently, and whenever we arrived at a bus station not knowing where to go (as the signs were in Arabic only) someone would invariably come up to us and point us in the right direction. I couldn’t have found the middle east to be friendlier, or safer. In Syria a 3 hour coach journey cost around £1.00, slightly more in Jordan. Taxis are also dirt cheap and we ended up getting a taxi throughout much of Jordan for a very cheap price, and ended up seeing much more than we would have done on a bus. In both countries we saw as much, or more than, we would have done on a tour, for a fraction of the price.
Can’t speak for any of the other countries you are planning on tho
HEy Bex, thanks...
Syria and Jordan sound appealing. I think I Will just go and try to explore by myself... I Suppose it's a lot more fun too!! you get lost, you find your destination, you run in to someone...lol
I understand LUVMorocco but is that not part of the excitement? I was in Spain last summer and I got lost whilst driving. It was a great memory!! LOL
Your not a tour guide btw are you??