My passion are the local people of Jordan and I love to share this with you. The Jordanian culture is a very welcoming and peaceful, which makes that I love to live in this beautiful country. Together with you I'll create a wonderful holiday that fits all of your needs and those of your family or friends. I'm originally from Holland but I've been living in the Middle East and mainly Jordan for 6 years.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"I regularly visit different places in Jordan to keep up to date. This means that you can ask my anything about the country or special activities. And if I don't know about it, I have a team of wonderful travel specialists who do. My specialties are diving holidays (Me and my husband also run a dive center in Aqaba), responsible tourism, yoga holidays and hiking holidays. But mostly I create customized itineraries based on your wishes. "
How did you get involved in travel?
"I studied cross cultural management and sustainable entrepreneurship, not knowing that I would end up in tourism in Jordan. After my studies I left for a month long trip to and through the Middle East. That's when I fell in love with Jordan. From day one I've been involved in the travel industry in Jordan. This has resulted in having my own tour company in this surprising country. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"I've been brought up traveling around the world. I'll never forget the day I went into the rural areas of Gambia but I'll also never forget that one holiday on where I met my husband! "
Featured trips & expertise
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.
Although Jordan is small in size, the list of historic sites, adventurous activities, and cultural experiences within its borders is endless. Whether you plan to see all the classic highlights or take the road less traveled, you can fit a lot into one trip if you have more than a week to spend. These inspiring 10-day itineraries will take you through Jordan from north to south, and even across the border to Israel - all you have left to do is pack a suitcase.
While most people visiting Jordan are familiar with Petra, there is much more in Jordan to see and do — from hiking oak forests in the north, to enjoying a sunset dinner at a rooftop restaurant in Amman, to snorkeling in the Red Sea in the south. Traveling to a new destination raises a lot of questions. Here are some answers to help you properly prepare for your Jordan journey.
Visiting Jordan is an adventure in itself, and there is no better way to get to know this fascinating country than by diving into its culture. The Jordanian people are known for their warmth and hospitality, making it easy for visitors to forge connections through food, traditional activities, and alternative modes of exploration. Read on to discover five of our favorite local experiences in Jordan.
Jordan has it all: vibrant cities, otherworldly landscapes, perfectly zen seaside resorts, and ancient ruins around every corner. You could spend a lifetime exploring everything this country has to offer, so we've compiled a definitive list of highlights that no traveler should miss.
How to Visit Jordan from Israel - All you need to know about border crossing logistics and visa requirements
Planning a trip to Israel? Get the most out of your time in the region by paying a visit to neighboring Jordan as well. Both countries are packed with things to do and see, and crossing the border is simple as long as you know what to expect. Read on to learn all about how to travel from Israel to Jordan.
Recent trip reviews for Carmen
Jordan: petra & the dead sea - 3 days, Jordan - Jun 4 - Jun 7, 2018
Overall the trip was great and all of us think that Petra was the highlight. It was a rush, but that's because we had time constraints and entirely our doing. Carmen is a great planner and was in constant contact & communication before and during the trip. My thanks to her. The guides were good and knowledgeable. Najeeb may have been a little overbearing but overall no complaints. They were punctual and helpful.
The Art Hotel (Downtown) was a great location and good place to stay and get a... read more
Trip to jordan, Jordan - May 5 - May 10, 2018
We are back home after a great trip to Jordan, all thanks to Carmen. Carmen was always kind and quick in responding to our endless questions. She suggested an alternative itinerary to save some transfer time and it worked well for us. She was very accommodating to all our requests and changed the hotels to meet our requirements and budget. Our driver Audi was very cheerful, helpful and a kind person and we had a wonderful time with him. The whole itinerary was well planned, all the pickups... read more
Amman, jerash, petra, wadi rum, aqaba, dead sea, Jordan - Apr 19 - Apr 26, 2018
My experience in Jordan would not have been what it was without my travel specialist, Carmen answering ALL my questions, working around my own plans etc., and just being accommodating! My driver, atef, was unbelievable. He was so gracious and kind and knew all the routes and gems of each place. My Bedouin guide, Ibrahim, who took us through Petra's backdoor to the monastery was wonderful. He was patient, helpful, and an overall great guide who showed us so many cool things along the way. From... read more
Jordan in 5 days - amman, jerash, mt nebo, petra, wadi rum, aqaba and the dead sea, Jordan - Mar 29 - Apr 3, 2018
My trip to Jordan was everything and a bit more from what I have expected :)
Carmen has provided me with an amazing service from the beginning and she was great accommodating all the places I wanted to visit in only 5 days, thank you so much for that!
Amman was very interesting and I really enjoying walking around the Paris Circle and getting lost on Circles 1 and 2... also on day 2 going to Mount Nebo and Bethany beyond the Jordan was a great experience, and needless to say that a pit stop... read more
Content research trip - writer & editor for kimkim, Jordan - Mar 24 - Mar 31, 2018
I'm the Head of Content at kimkim, and booked part of my recent trip to Jordan with Carmen from In2Jordan. A major goal of my trip was research for original article ideas, and my criteria was pretty challenging. Carmen did an amazing job of curating interesting, unique, and immersive experiences that lived up to my "off the beaten path" standards.
One of my absolute favorite memories is from my time in Wadi Rum, the desert wilderness in southern Jordan. I was originally scheduled for an... read more
Jordan: petra & the dead sea - 3 days, Jordan - Apr 19 - Apr 21, 2018
If I were to do this again,
I would want more information up front from the guide about what has been paid for already and what hasn't.
The ultimate guide to wadi rum - jordan's adventure paradise, Jordan - Apr 5 - Apr 12, 2018
Wonderful country and nice people.
We enjoy a lot and our trip was a great experience.
Good organisation, maybe just one driver had been better as a new one every day !
Thank’s a lot !
Adventure, exploration, Jordan - Mar 11 - Mar 19, 2018
The trip was amazing. Carmen did a great job planning the excursion, she was always available to answer any questions or make last minute accommodations.
Akram was our guide for most of the trip. He was knowledgeable about all the sites we travelled to. Gave us lots of free time to explore. His english is impeccable but most impressive was his driving skills. Couldn't ask for a better guide.
Petra was unbelievable. We were there for 2 nights and 1 full day. If you like hiking I would recommend 2 to 3 days there. A lot more to see then just the treasury.
Overall the trip was 5 stars
Jordan in 7 days - amman, jerash, mt nebo, petra, wadi rum, aqaba and the dead sea, Jordan - Mar 12 - Mar 19, 2018
I booked this trip as a surprise for my husbands 40th birthday. Carmen was amazing in putting the itinerary together and answering all of my many questions, no question to stupid, ensuring it was a birthday to remember!
From Jerash to the Dead Sea we saw so many amazing sites with our driver Bashar nothing was any trouble!
For the birthday day itself we went to Petra which no words can describe it’s beauty and wonder! Followed by a night under the stars at Wadi Rum.
Even on returning home... read more
Petra wadi r7m trip, Jordan - Mar 16 - Mar 19, 2018
We just returned from our Petra/Wadi Rum trip and it was an outstanding experience. The entire 4 days were great - filled with many new tastes, mind-blowing sites, and relaxation. Working with Carmen was smooth and easy. Our driver - Mohammad Karajeh - went out of his way offering guidance, coffees, tastes of native foods, etc. He really added touches that made our trip so memorable. My only suggestion might be to offer a range for the tent stay in Wadi Rum...I believe we might have chosen a... read more
Jordan 2 day trip, Jordan - Mar 16 - Mar 17, 2018
The trip planning had up and downs with regard to hotels. Carmen suggested the Movenpick as a 5 star option, but I had already seen that rooms were not available. She then came back with news that rooms were not available and suggested the option of the Hyatt Zamman as a 5 star option. Turns out it was not even a part of the Hyatt chain but just a local hotel claiming to be 5 star but certainly not of international standard. I had to demand WiFi in the room ( arranged finally after being told... read more
Hoping to have a great journey/budget tour, Jordan - Mar 2 - Mar 8, 2018
Thank you to Carmen who facilitated our first trip to Jordan. It eased our apprehensions knowing we have transports and guides to assist us in a foreign land. The recommendations to stay at the Wadi Rum Luxury Night camp, and accesss to the Dead Sea at Dead Sea Spa Hotel —spot on! The Backdoor hike to Petra’s Monastery from little Petra— incredible ! We are also grateful to our guide, Ibrahim whose personality and character, stands out amongst the many we have met.
Thank you again. Hope to be back soon.
History and culture of petra, amman and environs, Jordan - Feb 28 - Mar 4, 2018
A fantastic trip to Jordan thanks to Carmen’s expertise and knowledge. It was busy but never too hectic as we saw the amazing sites. Wael, our driver and guide was easy going and friendly, as well as very punctual. He put some miles on that car shuttling us from Amman to Wadi Rum and back again! Petra of course had to be a highlight, just magical. I also loved the vastness and beauty of Wadi Rum and our friendly guide, Rashid. I think we may have been running out of energy towards the end,... read more
History and culture of petra, amman and environs, Jordan - Feb 28 - Mar 4, 2018
Mark and I had a great trip thanks to Carmen and the travel team she organized for our time in Jordan. Everything went as planned and the sights and schedule of activities exceeded our expectations.
I will definitely recommend Kimkim to my friends and will be using Kimkim for my upcoming trips.
Thank you very much!
Jordan: amman, petra and wadi rum - 4 days, Jordan - Jan 20 - Jan 23, 2018
My overall experience with the travel arranged for me in Jordan was quite nice.
- all the drivers arranged for my pick-ups were professional, polite and kind. They made some calls for me on the way to the hotel and so on to make sure everything goes smoothly. I really appriciated that
- I feel like I didn’t get enough information about Jordan and all the destinations I was going to prior my trip. Carmen created Vamoos app for me for my itenerary, which was great, but I thought... read more