Mantis tours did a fabulous job of organizing our 1.5 day trip to Petra from Eilat. Lior did a great job communicating with me prior to arrival via e-mail, and would respond same day. He met us at our hotel and brought us to the border, where he gave us specifics, a wonderful arrangement of fruits, and handed us off to Omar (the Jordanian border expert). Omar got us through with ease. He seemed to know everyone there! We piled into a van, driven by Mohammed. It was clean and spacious for the 4 of us. Mohammed answered what questions he could for us, was super friendly, and a great driver! We arrived to our hotel, which was called the Edom Hotel. It is a solid 3 1/2 * hotel. Their dinner and breakfast food was fine. The rooms were also fine. And staff was friendly.
We were lucky to be there on a night when Petra by night was available. I highly recommend it! Lior had our tickets pre-arranged. The next morning, we were met by our guide, Muin. Now he was out of this world AMAZING. What a treasure of a man. He was on time, respectful, and super informative on so many different topics (including Petra of course). His knowledge is above and beyond what you'd expect from a guide. He made our trip extra special, and we will always remember him and the donkey 474 express jokes he'd make. He took us up to the Monastery, which is totally worth the extra 3 hours you need in Petra. We were met by Lior again on the Israeli side of the border and he presented us with a little gift. Very sweet!
Overall, I highly recommend Mantis tours. It may seem sketchy because you have to hand over in cash your prearranged cost to Lior before crossing the border. But it is completely legitimate and you get what you pay for. We were a little worried about having so much cash on us, but Lior is trustworthy and you will get your once in a lifetime trip to Petra.
We went April 20, 2016.
Had a great tour with Mantis to Jordan from eilat. Lior was really patient with answering all our questions and doing his best to make sure we had a good time and got our money's worth. Also gave us many tips to avoid getting "BIG CHEQUE" from Jordanian. Lior gave us a lovely souvenir and our only regret is not getting a photo with Lior.
Great value for the tour, the hotel in petra was really nice and Petra was amazing. Worth the trip. Made border crossing easy on both sides. Recommend a 3D2N because you save money on a visa and get to explore all of petra (it's huge). Remember to get water on the bus to petra though!!
Thanks again Lior and I hope your business does well!!
We really enjoyed our one-day tour to Petra. Mr. Lior Lev was really helpfull and friendly. We were well informed about the timetable, arrangements and other important things. It was so sweet that Mr. Lior Lev gave us even little surprises!
The group was small and our guide was excellent too. We had a nice lunch together. The one-day trip was a long enough for us.
I made a trip to Jerusalem with a different tour operator and that trip was terrible. Too big group, no one explained properly what would happend next, we didn't even have a time for a lunch.
Trust us, if you want to go to Petra, this is an excellent choice!
My wife and I hired Mantis for a two-day tour of Petra and Wadi Rum (from Eilat) in March 2016. To save on Jordan visa costs, we stayed in Aqaba a second night after the tour was over. I believe the people who wrote bad reviews had tours booked for days when Lior was unconscious in the hospital. We had no difficulties getting in touch with Lior.
We generally don't like hiring professional tour companies since we find them limiting. Despite being tough customers, we were generally happy with Mantis.
1) Excellent Jordanian guides
2) Unbelievable location for the overnight stay in Wadi Rum - the Bedouin camp they arrange for you is amazing
3) Small group sizes - most people doing tours in Jordan from Eilat join one of the large groups like Fun-Time. We didn't want to be hostage to a big group and enjoyed the relative freedom and personal attention of Mantis. We visited Petra with 3 other couples and were completely alone at Wadi Rum.
4) Easy to work with - Lior is always available by phone and is very responsive. He was willing to accommodate our request to stay in Aqaba an extra night and helped us arrange to cross the border back to Eilat in the morning.
5) Cost - we shopped around and Mantis' prices were on the low end compared to other operators. There were other operators with similar prices, but no one else was cheaper and a number of operators were a lot more expensive.
We felt like the tour didn't leave us enough time in Petra. Lior suggested we stay an extra day, but we just didn't have the time. There are easy ways to give people more time in Petra on the two day trip, and I don't understand why Mantis doesn't adopt them:
1) On the first day of the tour, they have you leave Petra for a late lunch nearby at around 3:30. There is then a dinner when you arrive at Wadi Rum at around 7:00. It seems unnecessary to do two meals so close to each other. Instead, you could provide tourists with a boxed lunch or go to a restaurant when you arrive in Petra. You would then be able to stay in Petra until the park closes.
2) If you did Wadi Rum the first day and Petra the second day, there would be plenty of time in both places (since the planned activities at Wadi Rum last only half a day).
3) We lost a fair bit of time getting across the border on the morning of the first day. Partly it was because pickup was at 8:00 AM while other tours start at 7:30, so we were one of the last people to get in line at the border. Lior told us that we went on a day with unusually long lines. I would have been willing to pay a little extra for an earlier pickup so we could have been the first at the border.
Still, even with the negatives (inevitable with a professional tour company), we were both very happy. Mantis did a great job and we had a wonderful trip!
I visited Petra on March 2016 with my boyfriend. It was amazing! Petra is so beautiful! Most important I want to say the great service that we got from Lior from Mantis Tourism. He explained to us everything. We also got fresh fruits and very nice souvenir when we returned.
Great experience in Petra. Two days tour in the beginning of March 2016 was organized good, pick up on time, maybe longer time took place crossing a border to Jordan... but that , probably, is normal there... !
Petra is amazing and tour Local guy was very informative, stay in hotel next to Petra monument entrance... very convenient ! Great local food and friendly people, amazingly almost all of them spoke english !
Experience of live time ! Thank you Lior Mantis !
i would like to tjank to mr lior from mantis tourizm for the wonderfull trip to petra
the trip was on 8.3.16
the trip was very good ' the guide that mr lior arrange for me was excellent
the problem that i back in same day ..mr lior offerd me overnight in petra but i didnt take the offer and this was my mistake ..anyway thanks lior and hope to see you soon
Unforgettable experiences in Eilat and Petra thanks Mantis Tour and especially to Lior personally! Thanks Lior we visited many nice places in Eilat and tasted special Israel food. With Lior we visited botanical garden, dolphin reef, Timna park and Aqua Beach special place for diving and just for good relax. In Aqua Beach you will find very cosy bar with vegetarian food. We took two days tour to Petra and we had really nice time. Everything was very well organized - transport, tour guides in Jordan, hotel and meals. Once again thank you Lior and Mantis tour for nice trip:)!!!
We could not find any faults in this very enjoyable tours, we were given clear instructions from Lior before crossing over to Jordan . The tour guides were very professional. Value for money. We had a very enjoyable lunch of fish and chips ( hot from the kitchen) as they forgot that we are vegetarians that eat only fish . Happy with that special gesture of making some food for us on the sport.
Tour Was very good, Leor Was very Kind, explained every step of the trip and had a Little atention With fruits and a picture from us at the end. Jordanian guide and driver Were nice too. The only thing I dont like is STOPING in shopping places in the Way to Petra, but this is they business . Trank you Leor. ...
Everything was done according to the plan ☺ were picked up from the hostel and Bringing the border where the one and the other side at the check had continuous support. Only our group (just buying a tour of the Lord) was on the path a packet of fruit as a gift (three kinds of apples, mandarin and pear). Guide to Petra sympathetic ☺ after visiting Jordanian ate a delicious dinner ☺ After returning was already waiting for us, our lovable Lord, who sold us the tour with a surprise gift
From pick-up to drop-off and all in between were done with great care. Very good guide in Petra. Scrumptious lunch after an active day. Considering that Petra is one of the most expensive places to visit, Mantis tours provides value for money - considering they are one of the less expensive tour operators. Highly recommended.
Tour company is trustworthy, sticks to promises and times and are amongst lower end priced. English is great, Leor Lev had been our initial contact, came to hotel on set time and is great guy to spend time before and after crossing Jordanian border.
Company they work with had been very reliable, punctual, and tour guide Quisim is a knowledge treasure trove about many Jordan/Petra trips.
We felt very cared for and safe with everyone who toured us with Mantis. From the time we were picked up at our hotel in Eilat until we were brought back everyone made us feel comfortable and they explained everything clearly. We loved our guide Ziad!!!! So charming and knowledgeable about the history there. The Bedouin camp at Wadi Rum and desert safari was also a fun experience. The guides there were so hospitable. I recommend this tour group to anyone who wants to visit Jordan. A+!
The guy from the agency was very kind and friendly with a lot of gifts for us, there weren't any problems in border customs, The van was in very good shape and The guide was also very friendly and knew all the history, the food was awesome (traditional Jordan food), I really recommend this agency.
I traveled with my 12year old daughter. Lior picked us up from the hotel by his car. We gave him USD for trip + border fees. We got 2 packages of fruit and he took us to the border. He explained us the border process and help us. We crossed the border, easy. We waiting jordan guide on jordan side "in cafe" for 20 min (so much), who helped us with jordan border procedures. Afterwards, we get on minibus - we were together 5 + guide + driver.. The bus was comfortable and safe. The guide talked us many informations about Jordan, journey.....during journey. Also in Petra was guide perfect. After visiting Petra we had a late lunch. The return process on both borders was without problems. Lior waited for us on Izrael side. We were very suprised when he was giving us the gifts = our photo (a calendar like fridge magnets) which he had taken on border in the morning. He droped us off at the hotel.
We were absolutely satisfied. We can recomended it = good price, organzed, kind.
Jaroslav from the Czech Republic
We took a 2-day trip to Petra and stayed overnight in a Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum. The trip was amazing: scenic, exciting, a bit challenging but totally do-able, even for two middle-aged American desk-jockeys. The Bedouin camp experience was great, although there were only 5 of us so no "show" with dinner ... but the desert tour was fantastic. We would totally do it again.
Very good organization - from the beginning everything as planned and "on time". Very nice Mr. picked us up from the hotel and drove to the Jordanian borders. The mere passage through the borders of a "procedural" - much further formalism and certainly no sense that losing our time - but that's typical clerical mentality Jordanian border guards. But from the moment when spotkalliśmy across a person from the office of the Hashemite it helped in everything, and without any problems, everything went. Sam riding on the bus with a guide was great - a nice conversation with a guide extremely communicative (English).
We had a wonderful trip to Petra via Mantis Tours. Lior of Mantis has everything well done, from the personal booking acceptance in the hotel, the border formalities with Jordan to leave with a souvenir photo and at a great price. Who needs a little Indiana Jones Feeling before Petra, is in Lior right, we can only recommend him, a cool guy.
We've ordered the trip to Petra with Mantis. We were never disappointed. Lev picked us in time at the Sunset hotel in Eilat. He gave us some nicely wrapped snacks and drove us to the border. After giving some instructions we crossed Jordan Customs and the tour guide was waiting for us there. We had to wait for a long time at customs while the whole group would arrive. It was the only issue, but it's not Mantis fault, there were lots of tour companies and everybody was waiting, so it's a lack of organization at the Jordan site, I guess. The tour guide was knowledgeable and we enjoyed every moment of being at Petra. The dinner was also good and the timing was exactly like promised ( 3 hrs in Petra) so thank you very much for the nice trip, Lev! I would recommend this tour for sure.
Vita and Roberto from Canada
It was a little tricky picking out which tour company to use on the Internet, but Mantis stood out on price and responsiveness. They answered my email questions quickly, and from WhatsApp we got real time answers to details from Lior that allowed us to personalize our trip (customs issues, border taxes and fees, non standard hotel pickups, local taxi service, etc). A+ for the company's organization, booking service and the nice gift basket of fruit.
Our Jordanian guide was knowledgeable, engaged and professional. The bus was comfortable, and the guide planned the entire tour with sufficient breaks (we have children) and we felt safe/secure at all times. The buffet lunch was good, although nothing special.
In summary, an excellent tour, and we would definitely use this company again.
We ordered the private tour to Petra from Eilat. The price difference was not much compared to travel by bus with more people. We try to find the office in Eilat, but we did not find chance and find Levi, the organizer of the tour. Although it was a little strange, he fulfilled all contracted. He picked us up at the hotel, very punctual, with a good breakfast and took us to the border by speeding up the procedures, in Jordan awaits the coordinator of that country, who introduced us to guide and driver. All the way they explained many things. The visit to Petra: spectacular, and the guide giving all the necessary explanations. The food was included in a local restaurant and back to the border. Again without problems. Levi was waiting at the border and took us to the hotel. Also he gave us a detailed recollection. We recommend that Mantis tour.
Mantis Tours provided an excellent quality 2 day tour to Petra and Wadi Rum with the ease of online booking. Booking the tour was a simple matter online. I scheduled it for 10/24 - 10/25. Lior picked me up at my hotel exactly on time and clearly explained the process of crossing the border and returning. I had run short of cash since this was my last tour of my vacation and Lior even assisted me with obtaining the additional funds I required. Every step of the itinerary was met without a hitch. The guides were both knowledgeable and communicative. The drivers, punctual and cautious. The Bedouin Camp was awesome although I was there alone with just one other couple. We got to know each other very well while the Bedouins treated us royally. The Wadi Rum tour was amazing and the the guide very entertaining. The driver who drove us back to the border at the conclusion of the trip allowed us time to explore the city of Aqaba in the area of our choosing. I had a great time and as a solo traveler was very safe and well taken care of by all.
Overall the tour was very good, well organized, nice approach, for the best price I was able to find. Maybe it should start earlier with the lunch (dinner) later cause there is lot of waiting time at borders and breaks. But the guide was really good, I believe he made the most of the given time and told us a lot about Petra
Excellent tour from Eilat to Petra and Wadi Rum (1 1/2 day). We had some special requests which were promptly attended, not to mention how kind were all the guides we had along the way. Truly appreciated the experience and would recommend Mantis to everyone! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Th Mantis Tours has an extremely good organisation . You are being taken care and guided by the most professional and reliable people . Here is briefly how out tour was :
-pick up punctually at 8
- Lior offers each of us fresh and delicious fruits plus hats !
- at the border he guided us for the procedures
- many indications for the tour
-reminded if we got enough water and explains the heat of the desert etc
-meeting with Omar on the Jordan border. Very kind as well! We took a coffee in a traditional kind
-meeting with the tour guide for Petra and the driver.
-we were a small group of 8 all together
-very knowledgeable guide and so so fun
- tour in Petra
- lunch very delicious after
-drive back. Other people continued to go home , we changed the driver and car as we stayed over night in wadi rum
-the new driver was a local Bedouin , with a very good english, fun and made the tour of wadi rum at the sunset. He made us a tea in the desert and answered all the questions
- drive to the camp and dinner ( I will review in a separate post of JABAL rum camp )
- in the morning we added at a supplement cost the camel ride
- tour of Aqaba market
- back to the border with all the assistance
- meeting Lior who gave us a gift that I won't say so that I won't ruin the surprise ! Thank you !
Maybe I skipped some details but for all the readers : don't hesitate ! Book with mantis tours as they are very very good in terms of preparation and organisation , there is fully transparency for the cost , in the wadi rum tour dinner and breakfast are included ( and so delicious )
If you need more details , I am happy to share .
In August 2015 my boyfriend and me decided to go to Petra in occasion of his birthday and we could not make a better choice. We live in Eilat so we know Lior Lev as owner of Mantis Tours and that is why we went straight to visit him when we decided to book. At the beginning we wanted only one day in Petra on a Friday but Lior explained us that also Wadi Rum is also an amazing place so we booked the trip of 2 days with Petra and Wadi Rum with overnight in a Bedouin Camp. Lior gave us an amazing service and explained the program of the trip in detail and also gave us some tips about costs in Jordan and behaviour.
The day of the trip he came to pick us and offered us a fruit box as a present before to escort us to the border where he helped us during the border formalities.
We met our Jordanian guide in Aqaba and he was very professional, fun and polite and explained us many interesting things in Petra!
At the end of the day in Wadi Rum we were tired but we were convinced to have the jeep tour at the sunset and... well I cannot wait to go back there again!
In the bedouin camp we had the opportunity to meet a young bedouin that took us to the jeep tous, we had bedouin tea looking at the sun and the beautiful rocks in Wadi Rum, he spoke about their traditions and once back in the Bedouin Camp we were also very lucky because there was a bedouin cerimony of engagement and they invited us to participate to the dance and the cheers for the girl. It was so fun!
At the end of the dinner the most beautiful surprise happened, Lior informed them that my boyfriend was celebrating his birthday and they prepared us a cake!!!! We were sharing the trip with another American tourist and the cake was so big for the tree of us :) and of course also very good! We really appreciated the gesture.
After dinner we wanted another tour in Wadi Rum to see the falling stars and with the other companion we decided to pay an extra to our bedouin friend that took us with the jeep once again and we spent long part of the night talking, drinking tea and sitting close to the fire and this was so beautiful and the experience and the warm welcome given by the bedouins worth the all trip...
The day after we did not want to leave, and I am sure that we will be back soon. During the second day we had to say goodbye to our new Jordanian friends and Lior came to pick us back at the border. We were escorted both times by a Jordanian assistant trhrough the border formalities in Jordan and the service was very well arranged and professional. Lior took us back to Eilat and gave us as a present a little souvenir with a picture of us that we took the day before, it was very nice of him. For sure this birthday will remain a nice moment that will stay in our minds for a looooooooong time.
Thank you very much to Mantis Tours for making our first trip together a beautiful experience, we hope to have soon the time for another trip with you! We trust Mantis Tours because on our first booking Lior Lev was very honest in telling us what to expect, what to do, itinerary, tips and also the price was more than fair.
Wish you all the best!
We booked through our hotel and was advised that the amount we paid prior would cover everything- we have heard this many times before so were a bit dubious but in actual fact the cost did cover everything essential - there were no hidden costs which I find extremely important! The guides were great and informative and group numbers were small! We were the only couple from 3 who did the 2 day tour, we stayed in a Bedouin camp and toured Wadi Rum at sunset! This was definitely the highlight of our trip! We were the only 2 people staying at the camp (at all) and it was spectacular - the accommodation, food and service were without fault. The tent included our own bathroom and was clean and spacious.
I think the only small niggle we had was on the lunch on the first day - after visiting Petra we were all tired and thirsty and as advised water was included with lunch, however, only one bottle (1.5l) for 6 people and anything else we had to pay for. Obviously we purchased another few bottles but as it is in a tourist restaurant it was relatively expensive.
Over all a GREAT trip and I would recommend them for ease of use and reliability!
I've travelled to Petra from Eilat with Mantis last month. As a solo traveller without any clue of how things work in the region, I couldn't have made a better choice. Right from the pickup in the bus station early in the morning, when I was in the wrong door but was attentiously found by Mantis staff, to the end of the day being brought back from the border (and receiving a lovely personalised souvenir), things went very smooth. The guide in Jordan was very sympathetic, and the meal in the end of the day was just great. Not to mention the price of the whole package, which was the best I could find, and in fact cheaper than if I had done everything by myself. The comfort of having everything arranged in such a region was priceless, though, while the good company I had in the group yielded me not just a great trip but also great talks and a richer experience. The whole process was all done by email, and it was all fine. No need to worry about unexpected traps: with Mantis you are in good hands.
I went on the 2-day Petra tour and, honestly, if you want to see all Petra has to offer, that is the minimum time. Petra was amazing of course but that's not what I'm reviewing. The driver/organizer was courteous and made sure we got through the Jordanian border to meet the tour guide. He also was prepared to pick us up and drive us to where we wanted in Eilat once we returned. The tour guide himself was guiding other groups as well so I don't know if he was officially affiliated with Mantis Tours but he got us where we needed to be on-time and gave interesting presentations at the ruins.
Excellent one day tour to Petra. On time. Informative. Exactly what we wanted to see and do.
I recently visited Israel (Tel Aviv and Jerusalem) with my mom, but we wanted to spend one day and go visit Petra. We flew down to Eilat one evening and stayed in the Dan hotel near the airport. Right on time the next morning, Lior, Mantis' owner, picked us up at the hotel and provided us with a very tasty and large packed box breakfast to take with us on our trip over to Petra. He remained with us through the Israeli border. Then we walked across to Jordan. At the Jordan border we were met by another guide he recognized our Mantis stickers and helped us through immigration. He then passed us on to our driver and tour guide just after the border crossing.
The driver and tour guide were great. We were on a private tour just the two of us. We learned a lot about Jordan in general on the way to Petra (~2 hours drive from border). Once at Petra, the driver stayed with the car, and any stuff we wanted to leave. And we spent the next few hours walking through Petra with our guide. He was great. At the end of the walk by the bottom of the Monastery, we had lunch at the restaurant, which was included. It was OK. Then we hiked solo up to the top of the Monastery (it costs extra to have the guide do that with you, or maybe its another guide). When we were done, we weaved our way back through Petra to the entrance where the guide and driver were waiting for us. All in all we spent about 6 hours walking through the site. It was hot our day, but not humid, so the shade felt good. On a humid day it would've been brutal. Plenty of places to get a drink though. And donkeys and camels to ride but we felt bad supporting the questionable conditions of the animals so we visited completely by foot.
After a two hour drive we were back at the border crossing. The guide was in contact with Lior because once we were back at the border, Lior was already waiting on the other side and dropped us off at the airport for our flight back to Tel Aviv.
All in all, great trip, would recommend Mantis and Lior again to anyone looking for a similar experience.
Also, the specific guide we ended up with in Jordan takes and post pictures on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/letsgojordan?fref=ts
I did the Petra tour and the Cairo tour. The organizer of Mantis picked my friend and I up from our hostel, drove us to the Jordanian border, and from there it was well organized.
Cairo was a bit less organized as we had to take public transport on our own from Dahab (a city in the Sinai Peninsula) to Cairo. However, my friend and I got a private tour guide and driver for the entire day in Cairo. They took us to the main tourist sites, and once we were finished they drove us wherever we wanted to go in Cairo. It was an incredible experience.
We also did activities in Eilat that weekend through Mantis Tours, and we were personally driven around to our activities by the organizer.
So there were some parts that were a little shady but ultimately, Mantis Tours is budget-friendly, and very convenient as we were given personal rides to all our activities for the weekend.
We booked our tour from Eilat to Petra spontaneously for the next morning but everything worked out just fine. We were picked up at our hostel right on time and brought to the border in a car with 2 other people. At the Israeli border things were arranged for us and in Jordan someone was already waiting for us at immigration. We were a small group of maybe 10 people and we had a van plus a car to take us to Petra. Everyone had enough room and was very comfortable. In Petra ihr Guide walked around with us and explained a lot. But we were also free to wander off alone. Time management and organization was great throughout the whole tour.no waiting, no hassles. Returning to Israel we were again picked up at the border and brought home. We even got a fridge magnet with our personal pictures that were taken at the border in the morning. A perfect day and well worth the money.
wij zijn een dag gaan varen, met alsonderdeel snorkelen. We hebben een heerlijke tocht gemaakt, langs de kust, tot de Egyptische grens, geen massa tourisme, lekker relaxed. Goed eten. Wijhebbeneen haai gezien, die alleen plankton eet, geweldige ervaring.
Our 3 day visit to Petra,Jordan earlier this month was outstanding with excellent organization from Mantis tours. This is a fine operation and we are so happy we chose Lior's company for our first trip to Jordan. His attention to detail was excellent. He delivered on all that he promised from the moment we were picked up in Eilat, Israel until we were driven back to our Eilat hotel 3 days later. The border crossings in both directions went flawlessly. In addition our Jordanian tour guide Ma'n and our driver Mahmoud were were both very knowledgeable, friendly, responsible and impressive people. We could not have asked for more from either of them. We were sorry to have to say goodbye .
I very recommend the two days tour to Petra and Wadi Rum. Petra is an amazingly beautiful place, and our guide was very professional and knowledgeable. We also very enjoyed the accommodation in Wadi Rum. We slept in a comfortable tent in a Bedouin camp. The people there are very friendly and hospitable. We had a very good dinner, and on the second day went to a tour in a jeep in the reservation. The landscapes of Wadi Rum are incredible! Very recommended tour!
I went with my friend to a tour to Petra from Tel-Aviv. We booked the tour with Mantis Tourism & Attractions. We contacted them in email before booking the tour, and also later on the phone. Their service was very friendly, and we got answers in email very fast. Our tour included flights from Tel Aviv and back. When we landed in Eilat, a driver picked us up without having to wait, and everything went on smoothly. Very enjoyable tour, and also very good price! Thank you very much to Mantis Tourism Members.
I found Mantis Tourism & Attractions on Google, while searching for a tour to Petra. I browsed through several websites that offer tours to Petra, and was a little confused how Mantis Tourism & Attractions offers such a low price for the tour. So, it made be a little concerned to book a cheap tour, and maybe also get a cheap quality. I emailed the company regarding this concern, and I was told that companies that offer high prices for the tour to Petra are not tour operators, but just agencies that charge high commission. My husband and I decided to take the chance, and weren't disappointed. We were picked up from our hotel on time and drove to the border. On the Jordanian side of the border we got on the same bus with other tourists who paid a lot more than us. The price included the transportation, entrance fees, guide and lunch, and the tour was really great. We really enjoyed the tour! In conclusion, I must say that we made a very good deal by choosing Mantis Tourism & Attractions.
We had great time on our trip to Petra, Jordan. Trip was organized very well, even passing custom and border from Israel to Jordan was very easy. We had great ride and very knowledgeable guide. Overall all trip was fun and well organized.
I have had the opportunity to utilize Mantis Tourism website for planning several tours in Israel and to Jordan, and have been 100% satisfied each time. The trip itineraries were comprehensive and well thought out, and Lior found me the best deals and rates. I will definitely be using this company for future tours.
Due to various issues, our flights for the trip had to be changed. Lior helped immensely with these changes and our trip was smooth and stress-free. Will definitely be using them again in the future!
Wow!!! Mantis Tours is one of the best companies we have booked through. They are always on the ball and the replies to all queries and bookings through the internet always came back immediately without delay.
We went to the Yacht cruise on our holiday in Eilat, and it was perfect. The staff members were very nice, the food was delicious. Beautiful, calm sea where you could swim in the middle of the cruise. Very much recommended!
Very good and friendly service. Not expensive. Reliable and safe.
We bought tour for Petra this summer. Honestly, I was not sure that it would be a good deal for us. But, now I would like to thank Lev for his work. If you are looking for a good trip, Lev is everything you need. Before journey you will get a voucher with price written inside it and next days you will go to trip with bus from your hotel. Don't worry if people in the bus are talking different languages, you'll be able to join the appropriate group (e.g. Russian) after border. Just say Lev about language you prefer, and I think he will advice everything you need. Thanks again, Lev ;)
I had 2 trips: Timna/Hai-Bar and a yacht cruise. Both were excellent, including the food in the yacht. If you want to see beautiful landscapes, birds and animals and enjoy the Red Sea, this is for you.