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Andy Nurse

I truly enjoy supporting travel to Jordan: a country of remarkable hospitality, history, and landscapes. From being offered tea countless times, to a meal with a local family, to Petra, Wadi Rum, and the Dead Sea-- Jordan has something incredible to offer. Given the often broad-brush painted over the region, when you come here and experience the amazing sites and people, your perspective is bound to be altered. Mine certainly has, and that transformation is my favorite part.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

""We specialize in adventure and experiential tours of the Middle East, particularly Jordan and Israel Palestine, offering hiking, biking and experiential sightseeing tours. Our experienced guides will take you off the beaten path, to see the real highlights of the region, meeting the people, experiencing the hospitality and tasting the delights of the Middle East.

We aim to be the best inbound tour operator in the region, offering you the perfect trip, tailored to your specific requirements at affordable prices, with excellent customer service.

We know you’ll love our trips, because they are all the result of our own adventures around the region, sharing all the authentic treasures we have found and love. All the Experience Jordan team love exploring and we’re here to help you create the perfect tour for your needs, whether it’s sightseeing, hiking, cycling or family adventures. Do you want to stay with a local family, camp out under the stars in the desert, learn to cook Arabic food, explore the markets, ride a camel, engage with the people and even learn some Arabic greetings? Our international team has travelled the world, so we know what it’s like to be travellers, so we aim to give you outstanding service and include the best practices we’ve learned global into our trips.

As part of our commitment to the people of Jordan, we continue to pioneer new tours and experiences to create jobs and generate income for our local partners throughout the country, both in Amman, but also in the rural communities and Bedouin families across Jordan.""

How did you get involved in travel?

"While in college I did an 8-week international development program in Nicaragua, the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. While there, I realized the development work we were doing had limited impact, but the experience for me was life changing. Living in homestays in a developing country, learning a language on the ground, hiking, and other off-the-beaten path adventures were tremendously valuable experiences– and importantly value that could be (and was) capitalized to benefit the local communities. In Nicaragua, I learned through experience the mutual benefit of community-based tourism. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I first moved to Jordan with a just a backpack and an interview promise, crossing my fingers that things would work out. The interview with Experience Jordan went well and I was given an amazing first assignment: a 10-day cycling and camping trip from the north to the south of the country to develop the Jordan Bike Trail (http://jordanbiketrail.com/)."

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Recent trip reviews for Andy

Dana to petra trek - hiking from dana to petra in jordan - 9 days, Jordan - Jan 1 - Jan 11, 2018

Traveler: Cynthia M. - Local specialist: Andy Nurse

Ibrahim in Jordan was a fantastic guide and Mohammed was a great driver. They worked well together. We like our history so Jerash was fabulous. The hike through Dana Valley also was a highlight as was Jerusalem. Re the design of the trip, the only dud day was the trip to the Dead Sea. The hotel where we had lunch was depressing and the beach was ugly and cordoned off with barb wire.

Andy Nurse, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks Cynthia!

I will reach out to Ibrahim and Mohammed to convey your appreciation. Also, given your feedback, I will no longer suggest that hotel for lunch and entrance to the Dead Sea for our guests.

Lastly, thanks for everything. It was a pleasure to organize this trip for you and your two daughters.

Jordan trip, Jordan - Oct 14 - Oct 21, 2017

Traveler: Dominic M. - Local specialist: Andy Nurse

We booked quite late, but some of the things between Kim Kim, Experience Jordan, and the driver were not so clear; although things were always resolved quickly.

Good advice on the trip, and how to best allocate time.

Andy Nurse, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks Dominic! It was a joy hosting you and your wife in Jordan.