This trip far surpassed my expectations. Thinking back to it now, almost a month after it had finished, I'm still in awe. Both Israel and Jordan are extremely beautiful countries and are a must see! The locals are extremely friendly and are mainly all very helpful! The itinerary was surreal. My personal favourites were visiting the Wadi Rum desert, Petra and Elat. Our tour host for Israel was a local named Fabian. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable about everything in Israel, he was also extremely funny. Our group bonded with him so well, that he became a part of the Contiki travel family with us. Our tour manager Lauren (Loz) was great! She was well organised, professional and hilarious (She cracks some of the funniest instant one liners). Our group was small, 20 of us in total. Most of us were between the age of 25-30. It wasn't your typical Contiki of going out drinking every night, we were in Israel and Jordan after all, but that was a nice change. There were a few heavy heavy nights though (Elat and Tel Aviv). Our group bonded extremely well and even now, we still all actively speak in a group chat! Overall, I could not fault this trip. It was unbelievable and incredible! Although, I understand Contiki have since removed a few locations from the itinerary, like the Dead Sea and Galilee for the 2020 version. I would definitely recommend trying to get to these places!