Bianca Abma

Ever since I can remember I love to travel and explore places. Until now I visited over 35 countries on 6 continents. One of them was Jordan. This amazing country and its people stole my heart. In 2015 I relocated from the Netherlands to Wadi Rum, Jordan. Together with Fawaz Mohammad, I run Wadi Rum Nomads an adventurous tour company in Wadi Rum. Together with our team of Bedouin guides, we give our guests a memorable experience in this extraordinary place.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Organising adventurous tours in Wadi Rum desert. Whether it is trekking, hiking, camel riding or touring by jeep, we know how to let our guests experience the true beauty of the desert and its inhabitant, the Bedouin. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"My background in the tourism industry and online marketing. In 2014 I travelled to Jordan and met Fawaz who just started Wadi Rum Nomads months before. Knowing my specialities he contacted me with a request for some help with the 'online stuff' as his strength is 'the desert' and not the computer. Instantly I knew this was a unique opportunity. I took it and here we are, relocated to this amazing place and running the business together. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Having been in Costa Rica and missing out on a lava volcano because of bad weather I was determined to visit a lava volcano when travelling in Guatemala. I choose to visit the Pacaya volcano as this was the one at that time where you could get close to the lava. 2 days before I was supposed to climb this volcano I go sick. A local pharmacist gave me medicine to relief my breathing difficulty. As my Spanish is not so good I misunderstood how to dose. I practically overdosed myself with a medicine that has a contraindication for me as my doctor told me later. Feeling extremely weak I still was determined to hike the volcano. Going up the guide noticed my quickly deteriorating health and he wondered if I was going to make it. With just my willpower I made it up to the volcano and while watching the lava streams I felt the intense heat of the lava getting through my shoes. Overcoming so much difficulty to reach my goal made it a very special, unique and dear memory. "

Featured trips & expertise

Wadi Rum desert - Abu Khashaba canyon

Israel to Petra and Wadi Rum - 4 Days

A short trip to Jordan to visit Petra and Wadi Rum is a great extension to a holiday in Israel. This trip gives you a good impression of the rich cultural heritage of Petra and natural beauty of Wadi Rum in just a few days.

The Monastery in Petra

The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Petra - Jordan's Ancient City

The ancient city of Petra is on many a traveler's bucket list, and it's easy to see why. The sprawling wonderland of ancient architecture is filled with things to do and see. With so many options, planning your trip can become overwhelming - so use our expert tips to craft your perfect experience.

Petra

Jordan in 7 Days - Amman, Jerash, Mt Nebo, Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba and the Dead Sea

Perfect for travelers ready for a full week of adventure, this 7 day, 6 night itinerary prioritizes Jordan's best-loved landmarks. You'll bask in the beauty of the Dead Sea, take in panoramic views from the temples of Petra, and camp in Wadi Rum's desert wilderness, finally returning home with a satisfying slice of the country's rich heritage.

Recent trip reviews for Bianca

Jordan, Jordan - Jun 16 - Jun 19, 2017

Traveler: Michael K. - Local specialist: Bianca Abma

Everyone we had contact with was friendly, professional and spoke excellent English. Small hick up with a driver who overslept, but Bianca was right on it. The person who took us on the Jeep trip was excellent and was very knowledgeable about the area. I would highly recommend him.

Blanca was easy to get hold of and very responsive when we needed to contact her.

Bianca Abma, local specialist, responded to this review:

Michael, thank you for your beautiful review and compliments. For sure, I will share it with Abdullh, who was your guide in Wadi Rum. It was my pleasure to help you organising your Jordan trip. And I was happy to help you out wherever it was needed. Warm greetings from Wadi Rum, Bianca

Petra and wadi rum, Jordan - Jun 10 - Jun 13, 2017

Traveler: Erik N. - Local specialist: Bianca Abma

Wow, what a great trip. Bianca was a delight to work with, and everyone she introduced us to along the way was fantastic. Can't wait to get back there and adventure with these guys again!

Bianca is extremely well organized and very effective. Highly recommended.

Bianca Abma, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much for your beautiful review and compliments, Erik. It was my pleasure to help you organising your Jordan trip. And what a joy it was for all of us to have the two of you as our guests. I hope to meet you again for another amazing adventure. Warm greetings from Wadi Rum, Bianca

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