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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.

Ahlan Wa Sahlan/ Welcome!

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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Wander amid the ruins of the former Roman Empire at the Amman Citadel
Experience Jordan: Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum, & More - 10 Days

Experience the best of Jordan from the northwestern tip in Umm Qais down to Aqaba at the Red Sea. Enjoy ten days visiting main attractions like the "Lost City" of Petra, the bustling capital of Amman, the salty Dead Sea, and the wilds of Wadi Rum. Along the way, you'll wander amid ancient Roman ruins in Jerash, discover the historic Ajloun Crusader castle, and look out onto the Judean Desert from atop biblical Mount Nebo.

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.

Recent trip reviews for Amanda

Jordan in 5 days: amman, jerash, mount nebo, petra, wadi rum, and the dead sea, Jordan - Jun 27 - Jun 30, 2019

Traveler: Beena P. - Local specialist: Amanda Qardan

Wonderful trip and so excited to be able to share how much fun I had. Wouldn’t have been possible without Amanda’s help and our great driver Akram. Jordan is a beautiful country - everyone should visit!

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Amanda Qardan, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Beena!

Thank you for your kind review, great to hear that you enjoyed Jordan! It was my pleasure planning the trip for you guys! Akram will be happy to know that as well!

I wish you many more memorable trips!
Amanda

Jordan in 5 days: amman, jerash, mount nebo, petra, wadi rum, and the dead sea, Jordan - Jun 28 - Jul 3, 2019

Traveler: Veronique B. - Local specialist: Amanda Qardan

Great experience working with this company! Amanda was quick to respond and made sure our trip had everything we wanted to see in a very short timeline. Assam, our driver, was very punctual and made our trip headache free. It was amazing to walk into a cold car with water bottles ready at every stop. He knows Jordan very well and we felt safe at all times driving all over. Our tour of Madaba and cooking class really gave us a chance to experience the culture and have genuine conversation with... read more

Great experience working with this company! Amanda was quick to respond and made sure our trip had everything we wanted to see in a very short timeline. Assam, our driver, was very punctual and made our trip headache free. It was amazing to walk into a cold car with water bottles ready at every stop. He knows Jordan very well and we felt safe at all times driving all over. Our tour of Madaba and cooking class really gave us a chance to experience the culture and have genuine conversation with the husband and wife duo that owns the operation. I really enjoyed learning and chatting about their perspective of the country! Jordan is a destination worth visiting at least once in your life. I would strongly recommend this company for a worry free vacation for an adventure of a lifetime!

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Amanda Qardan, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Veronique,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was my pleasure planning this trip for you :)

Azzam will be happy to know that you had a great time. We invite you to visit Jordan again in the future!

I wish you all the best, and thank you for traveling with In2Jordan!!
Amanda

Kevin

Jordan in 5 days: amman, jerash, mount nebo, petra, wadi rum, and the dead sea, Jordan - Jul 2 - Jul 6, 2019

Traveler: Kevin C. - Local specialist: Amanda Qardan

We spent 5 absolutely fabulous days in Jordan organised by Amanda. Everything was spot on. The organisation, selection of sites and timing were perfect. We had Safwat as our guide and driver. The service was impeccable from our arrival at the airport where he was waiting for us to his guidance, advice and suggestions right up to the very end when he safely transferred us back to the airport. I will definitely book my future holidays with kimkim.

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Amanda Qardan, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Kevin,

Thank you so much for your kind review! It was my pleasure assisting you with this trip. Fantastic to hear that you've had a fabulous time in Jordan!

Thank you for traveling with In2Jordan!!

I wish you many more memorable trips!

Amanda

Jordan in 5 days: amman, jerash, mount nebo, petra, wadi rum, and the dead sea, Jordan - Jun 28 - Jul 3, 2019

Traveler: Valérie C. - Local specialist: Amanda Qardan

From the start I interacted with Amanda. She planned everything based on the short time we had there and on what we wanted. It was never so easy to plan a trip. I told her the cities or places we wanted to see and the itinary was done so quickly. Even when I wanted to make changes, she changed them and responded quickly to my demands. Once we were in Jordan, she called me many times to make sure the trip was as expected, and it sure was. The service and availability of Amanda was outstanding.... read more

From the start I interacted with Amanda. She planned everything based on the short time we had there and on what we wanted. It was never so easy to plan a trip. I told her the cities or places we wanted to see and the itinary was done so quickly. Even when I wanted to make changes, she changed them and responded quickly to my demands. Once we were in Jordan, she called me many times to make sure the trip was as expected, and it sure was. The service and availability of Amanda was outstanding.

Assam was our driver. From the moment we met him at 3:40 AM at the airport until the moment he dropped us, he took very good care of us. The car was very nice, always clean and cold. After a walk in the castle or at Jerash, per say, it was nice coming back to a cool car. Assam was very patient and even took the liberty to show us some stuff that weren't planned, which we loved. He was very friendly and his English was good enough for us to understand him. We felt safe with him.

I couldn't recommand this agency enough. If you are looking to book with an agency in Jordan, please consider doing it with Kimkim. The trip was well planned and the staff was very friendly! Thank you again for everything.

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Amanda Qardan, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Valerie,

Thank you so much for your review, and your kind words! It was awesome having you here in Jordan. I'll pass on your kind words to Azzam as well.

It will be our pleasure to have you back in Jordan. Thank you for traveling with In2Jordan!

Amanda

Julie

Jordan: petra & the dead sea - 3 days, Jordan - Jun 20 - Jun 24, 2019

Traveler: Julie G. - Local specialist: Amanda Qardan

The trip was well planned and executed with Amanda on call if required. She was quick to respond when we had some questions

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Amanda Qardan, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Julie!

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It was my pleasure planning this trip for you :)

It gives me great pleasure knowing that you had a wonderful time in Jordan!

I wish you ll the best for your future trips!
Amanda

Dermott

Jordan: petra & the dead sea - 3 days, Jordan - Jun 20 - Jun 24, 2019

Traveler: Dermott M. - Local specialist: Amanda Qardan

A genuinely excellent experience from beginning to end. Booking was simple and our agent Amanda was amazingly helpful, flexible and courteous. I was particularly impressed by her checking in with us routinely during the holiday. Everything worked perfectly, with our driver and guide Haitham being both punctual, friendly and an endless well of knowledge and advice. Needless to say Jordan itself was magnificent. Petra left us speechless, particularly the iconic view of the Treasury as we... read more

A genuinely excellent experience from beginning to end. Booking was simple and our agent Amanda was amazingly helpful, flexible and courteous. I was particularly impressed by her checking in with us routinely during the holiday. Everything worked perfectly, with our driver and guide Haitham being both punctual, friendly and an endless well of knowledge and advice. Needless to say Jordan itself was magnificent. Petra left us speechless, particularly the iconic view of the Treasury as we emerged from the Sic. The Dead Sea was floaty as advertised and Wadi Rum was just as beautiful, and spiritual as it appears on screen! Amman, complete with Haitham arranged feast at a local restaurant was also a highlight. My only regret was that we only had a few days to absorb everything and left so much unseen. We have to return. In sum, a truly great experience and worth every penny/cent. Outstanding.

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Amanda Qardan, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Dermott!

Thank you so much for you kind words and valuable review. I am really glad you enjoyed your time in Jordan, and thank you for the lovely pictures!

Will be happy to arrange a longer trip for you and your lovely wife in the future. I will pass your kind words to Haitham as well :)

I wish you all the best!
Amanda

Jordan in 7 days - amman, jerash, mt nebo, petra, wadi rum, aqaba and the dead sea, Jordan - May 22 - May 31, 2019

Traveler: Bob T. - Local specialist: Amanda Qardan

This trip and the organizing lived up to expectations. Amanda was in touch on a daily basis to ensure that all was in order and or to make last minute changes/additions to the itinerary to ensure that we derived the maximum enjoyment from our holiday experience. The other very special touch was Akrem (our personal driver) who drove us for the entire journey. His stories and attention to the littlest detail was extra special and he really made the experience all the more... read more

This trip and the organizing lived up to expectations. Amanda was in touch on a daily basis to ensure that all was in order and or to make last minute changes/additions to the itinerary to ensure that we derived the maximum enjoyment from our holiday experience. The other very special touch was Akrem (our personal driver) who drove us for the entire journey. His stories and attention to the littlest detail was extra special and he really made the experience all the more enjoyable.....wonderful company and now a friend. The only suggestions I would offer is to be crystal clear of your preference for accommodations. Amanda is not a mind reader so be very clear if you want or need upgrades. It’s better to pay a little extra for these comforts rather than need to make the change mid trip. Also the dinner with a “Jordanian family” was quite an experience. This should have been explained a bit better as we thought we were going to a sit down dinner as we would come to know it....actually this was the home of a Bedouin family, sitting on rugs, eating with hands etc. Niah our host was wonderful, but my wife almost wore a dress to dinner which would have been quite uncomfortable. Given that the custom is for the men (and Western guests) to eat in one room while the women and children in another. Nonetheless this was genuinely a great experience and shouldn’t be missed.
We had limited time (8days) and wanted to see as much of Jordan as we could. The Itinerary was quite comprehensive ensuring we hit all the high spots but also allowed plenty of beach downtime as well. NOTE: you’ll appreciate a pool because it can get very hot!. The highlight though was our “Lawrence of Arabia” experience in the Wadi Rum.....absolutely breathtaking and stunning.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this Kim KimTours and look forward to our return.
Shukraan jazilaan!!

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Amanda Qardan, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Bob,

I would like to thank you for sharing this great review about your time in Jordan! I am thrilled that you enjoyed your trip. I will be sharing your feedback amongst our team, and your kind words to Akram!

We loved having you in our county, we welcome you to visit Jordan in the future!

Ahlan wa Sahlan!
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

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Amanda Qardan, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Paolo,

Thank you for your review! I will share your kind words to Haitham as well.

It was delightful planning this trip. I will be happy to plan a longer trip for you in the future! So you’ll be able to discover more of this beautiful part of the world.

Warm greetings from our entire team at In2Jordan Travel Agency!
Amanda

., 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!

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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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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