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Amanda Qardan

I love the idea of travelling and getting to know cultures and customs of different countries. Being born and raised in Amman, I like to invite people to be exposed to my country’s traditions and customs, which is rich with varieties of historical and archaeological sites, as well as a very exciting night life! I believe travel broadens perspectives and connects people from all around the world. It gives me great pleasure to plan fun-filled trips for enthusiastic eager travelers in my beloved country; Jordan.

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How did you get involved in travel?

"Travelling to different countries got me interested in the tourism field, visiting museums and famous attractions in other countries, inspired me to share what my country has to offer in return."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"One of the most exhilarating trips for me was the HOG (Harley Owners Group) Lebanon tour, cruising the country from north to south, with challenging rocky roads, passing through cosy little villages, while enjoying breathtaking views of Lebanon’s Cedar trees, ending each day with fun parties and entertainment!"

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5 Ways to Spend a Night in Wadi Rum
5 Ways to Spend a Night in Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum is a destination in its own right, both for its surreal landscape and pleasantly isolated location. To get the most out of your experience, you'll want to spend the night. Whether you want to feel like you've landed on Mars or prefer something a bit more down to earth, this list has you covered.

Petra
Jordan Adventure: Amman, Petra and Wadi Rum - 3 Days

From exploring Roman ruins outside Amman to sleeping under desert stars in a Bedouin camp, three days touring the highlights of Jordan and Israel is just enough time to fall in love with this part of the Middle East. You'll also wander through the bazaars of Jerusalem, peer into one of the Wonders of the World at Petra, and discover the incredible Wadi Rum by Jeep.

Bedouin camels rest outside the Treasury at Petra
Family Friendly Highlights of Jordan – 8 Days

This well-rounded tour is designed to suit families and has something for everyone. Visit the ruins of Gerasa and stay in a Bedouin camp in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wadi Rum. See the holy Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics at Madaba and frolic on the beach at Aqaba. Add to this Petra and the Dead Sea and you have the complete highlights of Jordan.

Recent trip reviews for Amanda

Trip to jordan, Jordan - May 21 - May 25, 2019

Traveler: paolo C. - Local specialist: Amanda Qardan

Jordans 5 days and 4 nights.
Thanks for the organization. We liked Jordan very much. Hotels very good, the driver Haitham perfectly english speaking and actively explaining jordan traditions and routes.
To your future guests We suggest: even in very short tours, take at least 2 hours In Dead sea hotel before leaving for south tour (Petra and WadiRum) for unforgettable time floating in the dead sea. In Petra, try to visit Petra entering from back with a guide: a one way walk was much appreciated by our group.
This is a great trip and we thank all of your group for the great support. Paolo

., Jordan - Apr 21 - Apr 28, 2019

Traveler: Jason R. - Local specialist: Amanda Qardan

8 Day Trip to Jordan

When you hear about Jordanian hospitality, take it to heart. Amanda Qardan with In2Jordan went above and beyond our expectations. She not only ensured we were well-taken care of throughout our stay in Jordan, but even after we left the country! It was nice to hear from her throughout the week – but we were completely blown away that she had arranged to have us looked-after during our 12 hour flight back home. This is world-class service and hospitality!

I’m glad we... read more

8 Day Trip to Jordan

When you hear about Jordanian hospitality, take it to heart. Amanda Qardan with In2Jordan went above and beyond our expectations. She not only ensured we were well-taken care of throughout our stay in Jordan, but even after we left the country! It was nice to hear from her throughout the week – but we were completely blown away that she had arranged to have us looked-after during our 12 hour flight back home. This is world-class service and hospitality!

I’m glad we decided to use KimKim. Amanda allowed us to fully customize our last-minute, 8 Day Trip to Jordan. You can tailor your experience to what’s important for you. And she took our budget seriously, even when hotel availability became a challenge. While there were a few hiccups – mostly because it was peak travel season – our overall experience in Jordan was once in a lifetime!

When we arrived in Jordan, we were connected with Akram, our personal driver. He was very professional and accommodating. He offered us a personalized experience visiting various sites that we wouldn’t have gotten by renting a car and booking the trip on our own. Akram offered interesting commentary and his experience showed as he took us around his country. We enjoyed our time with him!

There’s almost too much to cover in this review, so let’s start with the food. We asked Akram to make a special trip to Habibah Sweets to indulge in Kanafeh while in Jordan. Simply bliss. Akram also made sure we had our fill of Turkish coffee throughout the week. As far as other food highlights, both the Maqluba AND the Mansaf are must-haves! After a grueling but awe-inspiring day in Petra, a local family hosted us for home-made Maqluba. Words cannot describe it! And Akram also took us to a local restaurant known for Mansaf. Incredible in its own right. When you visit Jordan you must eat both dishes, you won’t regret it.

If you can afford to upgrade your Petra experience, I highly recommend the Marriott. It’s perched above Wadi Mousa and offers a great sunset view of the Petra site.

A 4x4 Jeep tour in Wadi Rum is a must! Personally, I wish we could have had an extra day to see more of Wadi Rum. We also would have liked another day to explore the city of Amman. We stayed near Paris Square which was amazing, but just wish we had more time. You may need to consider your priorities, seeing archeological sites, (Jerash, Petra, or Citadel) natural wonders, (Wadi Rum, Dead Sea, or Petra) or local and city life. We were able to do it all.

Visit Jordan, you won’t be disappointed!

Amanda Qardan, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Jason!

Thank you so much for your kind review! It was my pleasure to organize this trip for you. I'll pass on your kind words to Akram as well.

It's great to hear that you’ve had such a wonderful time in Jordan!
I am glad you got to try Kunafa! And the popular dishes Jordan is known for!

Always happy to assist you or any of your acquaintances in the next visit to Jordan. All the best and thank you for traveling with In2Jordan and Kimkim!!

Have a wonderful day!
Amanda

Arun

Jordan in 7 days - amman, jerash, mt nebo, petra, wadi rum, aqaba and the dead sea, Jordan - May 1 - May 6, 2019

Traveler: Arun R. - Local specialist: Amanda Qardan

The whole trip was a mixed bag for me - and I will try and balance my feedback.
Planning - Amanda was very good and responsive giving me with multiple options. At most times she was able to understand me and tweak the plans to suit me. She would check on me from a time to time basis, ensuring things were on track which really made me feel looked after. The only part of miscommunication was that I assumed the individual guides were included which I realized after I reach there it wasn't.... read more

The whole trip was a mixed bag for me - and I will try and balance my feedback.
Planning - Amanda was very good and responsive giving me with multiple options. At most times she was able to understand me and tweak the plans to suit me. She would check on me from a time to time basis, ensuring things were on track which really made me feel looked after. The only part of miscommunication was that I assumed the individual guides were included which I realized after I reach there it wasn't.
Hotels (Amman, Petra and Dead Sea) - Petra and Dead sea the hotels were brilliant - the biggest advantage being right next to the sites. They were comfortable and provided more than what could need from a hotel, especially the Dead Sea Spa Resort (DSSR). DSSR had a sprawling site, multiple pools, easy access to the sea, great restaurant (and buffet) and a couple of good bars.
Camp (Wadi Rum)- surely one of the highlights of the trip. Khaled was a great host and ensured we were engaged. It was one of the best evenings of the trip - great views of the sunset, amazing slow cooked food!!
Driver/Car - probably the weakest spot - especially because he missed coming to pick me up from the hotel to airport on the way back. (to be fair- it was the first day of Ramadan and he may have had a poor sleep). My driver was chatty otherwise and would ensure that he was taking me to show things around as a local which a tourist may otherwise miss.
Price- Good value for money but if its more than traveler its much more price-efficient.
Arun

Amanda Qardan, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Arun,

Thank you so much for your feedback. This is very very helpful to improve our services for the future. It was my pleasure to organize this trip for you.

All the best and thank you for traveling with In2Jordan and Kimkim!!
Amanda

Trip to jordan, Jordan - Mar 15 - Mar 20, 2019

Traveler: Lena H. - Local specialist: Amanda Qardan

One of the best holidays we have ever been on. Beautiful country, beautiful people, amazing food, breathtaking landscapes. The kimkim team - Amanda, Akram, Mustafa - were incredible. Thank you guys!

Amanda Qardan, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Lena!

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm so pleased you had such a wonderful trip, It was my pleasure to organize this trip for you! I'll pass on your kind words to Akram and Mustafa as well.

Have a lovely day and with greetings from Amman, Jordan,
Amanda

Trip to jordan, Jordan - Feb 16 - Feb 20, 2019

Traveler: Anthony T. - Local specialist: Amanda Qardan

We had such a wonderful and memorable time in Jordan. Working with Amanda was such a delight - she was patient, thoughtful, and put together a schedule that worked perfectly with our travel plans. We highly recommend Amanda and KimKim.

Amanda Qardan, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Anthony,

Thank you so much for your kind review! It was my pleasure to organize this trip for you.

We hope to have inspired you to come back to this beautiful part of the world and explore even more of the country.

All the best and thank you for traveling with In2Jordan and Kimkim!!
Amanda

Jordan adventure: amman, petra and wadi rum - 3 days, Jordan - Dec 28 - Dec 30, 2018

Traveler: Caroline S. - Local specialist: Amanda Qardan

The entire trip from start to finish was beyond brilliant . Our driver Mohammed was so knowledgeable and catered to our needs . A highlight of the trip was Wadi Rum Jeep tour . Thank you Amanda for your seamless and stress free travel plans.

Amanda Qardan, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much for your kind review! It was lovely having you here in the country. I'll pass on your kind words to Mohammad as well.
We hope to have inspired you to come back to this beautiful part of the world and explore even more of the country.
All the best and thank you for traveling with In2Jordan and Kimkim!!
Amanda