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When I booked my private tour I was able to email all my questions directly back and forth to my booking guide, Carmen. She made sure I had safe and easy plans, while still seeing my dream list and a lot more, as I am an older single traveler (70 soon). The Jordan Pass was easy to acquire online with her direct link and acted as my visa upon entering Jordan. I would give Carmen 5 stars for her assistance.
It was July when I was in Jordan so daytime temperatures were about 47C to 48C (115 -118F) at the Dead Sea and 43 to 45 at Acaba on the Red Sea. I would recommend going in any other months than summer. I felt safe in Jordan, although the practice of changing lanes without signaling, honking often, took some time getting used to. There is a heavy police presence everywhere, but I welcomed it in this Middle East country.
Carmen was the consummate professional in suggesting a perfect itinerary, based on our interests, for Amman and Petra. The recommended hotels were great choices and our drivers were knowledgeable. entertaining, and spoke perfect English. The highlights of our visit to Petra were the Back Door Tour and dinner with a local family. Overall, we were completely pleased with Carmen and would highly recommend her services.Read More Read More Less
Carmen was great. We really appreciated her knowledge and insight throughout the different organisational stages and she was keen to share with us her love and passion for this beautiful country (even through Skype to get a hands-on feel of her personal experience). She was prompt to respond and follow up on all our queries. Our little tour provided a varied and interesting itinerary for everyone in the group and on the whole, we could not have asked for a better selection with such wide coverage incorporating major sites and landscapes, including Bethany, Jerash, Madaba, Mount Nebo, the Dead Sea, Dana Nature Reserve, Shobak Castle, Petra and the Wadi Rum. The precision, co-ordination and general organisation of the trip was excellent. Parts of the accommodation exceeded our expectations – in particular, the Petra Moon Hotel and Wadi Rum camp, which compensated for the hotel in Amman, which was a slightly different standard. It was practical to have a mini bus and driver taking us to all these fabulous places. He knew the roads very well and was a safe driver, even though a bit fast sometimes. He also offered to share his knowledge of the various sites, which we most appreciated. All in all, Carmen really offered us an eventful and amazing four days’ programme, with Petra and the Wadi Rum being outstanding. Thank you for all her efforts, it was a superb experience that we shall treasure!Read More Read More Less
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We had a wonderful time in Jordan. Our driver went above and beyond to make our trip memorable. The local guides were knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Carmen changed our itinerary so that the trip was exactly what we wanted. The accommodation was of a high standard. I will definitely contact the company when I travel again.Read More Read More Less