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Carmen Scholten

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

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.

8 Best Viewpoints in Amman

Amman was built upon hills—so naturally, there are plenty of great vantage points where you can take in the rolling cityscape of Jordan's capital. Here are some of the best spots to watch a sunset, sip a cocktail, or simply enjoy the scenery.

6 Souvenirs to Buy in Jordan (and Where to Buy Them)

Any trip abroad merits a little souvenir shopping, but Jordan is a destination with especially beautiful and useful offerings. Pick up some luxe skincare products, support a women's weaving initiative, or splurge on a handmade mosaic for your wall and enjoy the lasting memories of your adventure.

Golden Triangle & Dead Sea - 5 Days

Grab your camera and your sense of adventure and make your way around Jordan's famous southern sites. From the red city of Petra to the desert wilderness of Wadi Rum to the Red Sea port city of Aqaba, this tour offers a taste of everything the south has to offer!

Petra
Explore Jordan, Israel, and the West Bank - 5 Days

On this trip, you'll explore the ancient city of Petra deep among red-sandstone mountains of southern Jordan. You'll wander through 4,000 years of history in the Old City of Jerusalem, and even cross from Israel into the West Bank to visit Bethlehem and the site of Jesus' birth.

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 Carmen

DINA

Jordan: petra & the dead sea - 3 days, Jordan - Nov 28 - Dec 2, 2018

Traveler: DINA M. - Local specialist: Carmen Scholten

We bought last minute tickets for Jordan, so we did not have time to organize it by ourselves so we decided to pick Carmen as our travel organizer. We only had 3 and a half day and manage to see everything that was our "must do places". Thanks to our driver Azzam, we did not feel tired at all and were enjoying our stay in Jordan to the fullest! Accommodations were also great and near to the everything. Especially we liked our stay in aisha luxury camp where we went stargazing! And the staff... read more

We bought last minute tickets for Jordan, so we did not have time to organize it by ourselves so we decided to pick Carmen as our travel organizer. We only had 3 and a half day and manage to see everything that was our "must do places". Thanks to our driver Azzam, we did not feel tired at all and were enjoying our stay in Jordan to the fullest! Accommodations were also great and near to the everything. Especially we liked our stay in aisha luxury camp where we went stargazing! And the staff there was also amazing!

I would recommend Carmen to everyone who wants more free time on their vacation and for those who dont want to worry how their trip is gonna look like in the end.

Dina

Carmen Scholten, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Dina,

Thank you so much for your kind review! It was my pleasure to organize the trip for you. I'll also show Azzam this review!

Thank you for traveling with In2Jordan!!

Carmen

Jordan in 5 days: amman, jerash, mount nebo, petra, wadi rum, and the dead sea, Jordan - Nov 20 - Nov 25, 2018

Traveler: Sheena A. - Local specialist: Carmen Scholten

Carmen did a very impressive service in organizing our trip to Jordan. We had a wonderful stay in Jordan because of all her efforts in catering our suggested itineraries. Thanks a lot Carmen.

Hakam,our dirver is very friendly, goes out of his way to make us both very comfortable during the whole trip. We felt very safe and had a great time seeing the tourist spots in Jordan because of him. He’s such a gentleman and so far he is one of the best driver we’ve known. Thanks Hakam :)

Carmen Scholten, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Sheena,

Thank you so much for your kind review. It was my pleasure to organize this trip for you. I've also passed on your great words for Hakam to him.

Thank you for traveling with In2Jordan!!

Carmen

Jordan experience, Jordan - Oct 11 - Oct 19, 2018

Traveler: Brad F. - Local specialist: Carmen Scholten

Carmen set up a trip of a lifetime for our family. We were impressed with every aspect of our journey. From our driver, hotel rooms, and general itinerary - all of it was superb.

Our driver (Haitham Shaltoot) was way more than just a driver. Immediately upon greeting us at the airport he was asking us our likes and dislikes for food, and what we expected from our visit to Jordan. He became our driver, cultural adviser, and tour guide. Without Haitham our trip would have been great,... read more

Carmen set up a trip of a lifetime for our family. We were impressed with every aspect of our journey. From our driver, hotel rooms, and general itinerary - all of it was superb.

Our driver (Haitham Shaltoot) was way more than just a driver. Immediately upon greeting us at the airport he was asking us our likes and dislikes for food, and what we expected from our visit to Jordan. He became our driver, cultural adviser, and tour guide. Without Haitham our trip would have been great, but with him our trip turned into something special that we will always remember. He was great with both of our boys (5 and 10), and ensured that they were always included. We were all saddened to say goodbye to him at the airport on our last day - he had become part of the family.

We met a tremendous guide at Little Petra (Qassim Mohammad). Qassim led us through Little Petra and we were so impressed that we asked him to lead us through the desert to the Monastery at Petra. Qassim not only led us to the Monastery, but he also explained all of the wildlife and vegetation along our journey. We all learned a great deal from Quassim specifically about the Bedouin way of life. He got along so well with our children that he invited us over for dinner after our visit to Petra. His whole family showed us tremendous hospitality and my wife was able to get the experience of our dreams - learning how to cook Arab food from an Arab woman.

I cannot recommend Carmen enough - you cannot go wrong working with her.

Brad

Carmen Scholten, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Brad,

Thank you so so much for this nice review and all the lovely pictures!! It was great to have you guys in the country traveling with us. Jordan is a great destination for families, everyone is so kind to children. I will pass on your nice words to all the guides and drivers involved, they'll be delighted to hear this!

Thank you for traveling with In2Jordan and Kimkim!!

Carmen

Pip

Petra and the dead sea, Jordan - Nov 6 - Nov 9, 2018

Traveler: Pip S. - Local specialist: Carmen Scholten

Everything was great especially our wonderful driver Mohammad who was very informative about the areas we were visiting as well as Jordan in general. We would have liked a bit more time at the dead sea as we arrived at 230 pm and left at 8am the next day. It was a wonderful experience except for our hotel in Petra , the Candles hotel is an absolute dump. We were initially given a room I wouldn't have housed a dog in and the replacement was much better but still way below the standard expected.

Carmen Scholten, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Pip,

Thank you so much for your kind feedback and for traveling via In2Jordan!!

I hope we've inspired you to discover more of this beautiful part of the world.

All the best,

Carmen

Jordan in 7 days - amman, jerash, mt nebo, petra, wadi rum, aqaba and the dead sea, Jordan - Oct 28 - Nov 4, 2018

Traveler: Jonas A. - Local specialist: Carmen Scholten

Our family of five tried KimKim.com for the first time to help us plan our one week trip to Jordan.

Carmen showed great flexibility and willingness to adapt to our (changing) requirements until we had an itinerary fitting our wishes and budget.

On site in Jordan, things worked nicely and without hickups with regards to booked activities, over night stays and drivers/guides.

All in all a very good experience!

Thank you
/Jonas Adolfsson

Carmen Scholten, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Jonas,

Thank you so much for your kind review! It was lovely having you here in the country.

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!

Carmen

Trip to jordan, Jordan - Oct 16 - Oct 20, 2018

Traveler: Bill A. - Local specialist: Carmen Scholten

The trip was a blast. Our driver Amjad was personable and professional. My only critique is that there was not enough time to do this trip properly. If I did it again, I would skip the Wadi Rum and spend more time in the other locations. We spent a long time driving just for a couple of hours touring the Wadi Rum. Otherwise, it is a good overview of some of the spectacular highlights of Jordan.

Carmen Scholten, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Bill,

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 Amjad 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!

Carmen

Trip to jordan, Jordan - Oct 23 - Oct 26, 2018

Traveler: Helen Z. - Local specialist: Carmen Scholten

We weren't sure we were even able to do a tour through Jordan and its most exciting places as short as 3 days, but Carmen planned a great tour for us and catered to all our wishes and needs. She was always quick to answer any questions we had and made alterations to the trip as we needed them. Overall, the trip ended up being absolutely wonderful, one we will certainly never forget! Even days before our tour, Carmen was always there to answer any questions we had!
Our driver was Nedal. He... read more

We weren't sure we were even able to do a tour through Jordan and its most exciting places as short as 3 days, but Carmen planned a great tour for us and catered to all our wishes and needs. She was always quick to answer any questions we had and made alterations to the trip as we needed them. Overall, the trip ended up being absolutely wonderful, one we will certainly never forget! Even days before our tour, Carmen was always there to answer any questions we had!
Our driver was Nedal. He was absolutely fantastic! Anything we needed, be it information or some background facts about Jordan and its landscape - he was there, he had an answer. It is also owed to him that we had such a great experience!

Carmen Scholten, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Helen,

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 Nedal as well.

I hope we've inspired you to come back and discover more in this region.

Thank you for traveling with In2Jordan!

Carmen

Jordan: amman, petra and wadi rum - 4 days, Jordan - Oct 19 - Oct 23, 2018

Traveler: Peter M. - Local specialist: Carmen Scholten

A stand out negative- the Oscar hotel in Petra is not clean and is very tired and smoky. I asked for simple but clean. We ended up moving to the move pick for our second night. I would remove it from your hotel list.

We also had three different drivers all were nice and efficient but better to have one that can tell a few stories. They were very reliable and punctual though.

Otherwise Jordan was fantastic. Thank you.

Carmen Scholten, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Peter,

Thank you for your feedback. I always appreciate to receive this to give better service during the trips for my future guest. The hotels in Petra always seem to be a bottle neck as there is such limited availability. I'm sorry to hear this has put such a mark on your trip. However, I'm very happy to have enjoyed the rest of Jordan and I hope to have inspired you to see more of this special and beautiful region of the world.

Thank you for traveling with In2Jordan and all the best!

Carmen

Jordan: amman, petra and wadi rum - 4 days, Jordan - Oct 23 - Oct 27, 2018

Traveler: Satish K. - Local specialist: Carmen Scholten

We had a wonderful trip organised by Carmen. We were able to see Wadi Rum, Petra and Dead Sea. The whole experience has been breathtaking and it will remain in our memories for a long time. Our driver Mustafa was always prompt and ensured that we were taken to the places of the visit as per our Itinerary. We loved this trip and will recommend to our Friends as well.

Carmen Scholten, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Satish,

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 Mustafa 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!

Carmen

Bharat

Jordan in 7 days - amman, jerash, mt nebo, petra, wadi rum, aqaba and the dead sea, Jordan - Oct 14 - Oct 22, 2018

Traveler: Bharat P. - Local specialist: Carmen Scholten

Thoughtfully prepared itinerary.
The driver allocated (Nedal) was helpful & advised on circuit and what to expect. Cover the northern side of Amman and the south but Petra just blew me off. What a site but it was beneficial because we engaged a guide at site.
Also incorporated some experience at Wadi Musa & Wadi Rum in the desert wilderness.
Finished the circuit with Aqaba & Dead Sea. Wish we had spent more time here
Be prepared for an active period if you want to enjoy.
Thank you Kim Kim.

Carmen Scholten, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Bharat,

Thank you so much for your kind review, and beautiful pictures! It was lovely having you here in the country. I'll pass on your kind words to Nedal as well.

All the best and if you decide to ever come back to Jordan again, please be in touch. It would be my pleasure!!

All the best and thank you for traveling with In2Jordan!

Carmen

Rishabh

Jordan in 5 days: amman, jerash, mount nebo, petra, wadi rum, and the dead sea, Jordan - Sep 9 - Sep 13, 2018

Traveler: Rishabh T. - Local specialist: Carmen Scholten

The planning and help in curating the itinerary was a highlight and was very well done. Jordan is beautiful and I wish I had more time there. Wadi rum was a short stay but exceptional. I will have to return again to do justice to the sites and stars in the desert.

Thanks Carmen and Kim Kim.

Wish you guys the best in what you are trying to achieve. Experiential travel is the way to go!

Regards
Rish

Carmen Scholten, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Rishbah,

Thank you so much for your review! It was awesome having you here in Jordan. I hope we've inspired you to come back and discover more in this region.

Thank you for traveling with In2Jordan!

Carmen

Jordan in 7 days - amman, jerash, mt nebo, petra, wadi rum, aqaba and the dead sea, Jordan - Jul 5 - Jul 15, 2018

Traveler: Gemma-Jane C. - Local specialist: Carmen Scholten

What a fabulous trip we had. Carmen planned the trip flawlessly and provided great itinerary suggestions. Our driver Shareef was fantastic and flexible as necessary. Highlights were Petra, Dana reserve (wish we'd stayed 2 nights!), Wadi Rum and Wadi Mujib. The trip was a great mix of culture, historical sites and hikes/canyoning. The Jordanians were ever welcoming and we did not want to leave!

Carmen Scholten, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Gemma,

Thank you so much for your kind review! It was lovely having you two here in the country. I'll pass on your kind words to Shareef 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!

Carmen

Jordan in 5 days: amman, jerash, mount nebo, petra, wadi rum, and the dead sea, Jordan - May 24 - May 27, 2018

Traveler: Lisa P. - Local specialist: Carmen Scholten

Carmen was great with helping me organise the trip based on my tight timelines.

My original driver Nedal ended up falling ill and was replaced with Ahmed who was lovely. He didn't have as much knowledge as Nedal but was nothing but professional and ensured my safety came first.

Loved the Jordanian hospitality. Amazing place and I look forward to returning, hopefully in the near future

Carmen Scholten, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Lisa,

Thank you so much for your review! It was awesome having you here in Jordan. I hope we've inspired you to come back and discover more in this region.

Thank you for traveling with In2Jordan!

Carmen

Krish

Jordan: petra & the dead sea - 3 days, Jordan - Jun 4 - Jun 7, 2018

Traveler: Krish I. - Local specialist: Carmen Scholten

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

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 feel of life of the ordinary people in Amman. The Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum was below our expectations in terms of accommodation. However, the staff were excellent and the jeep tour in the desert was good. (Again I am not pointing any fingers as it was my choice for a 3 star accommodation, but if I may suggest a little more information about the accommodation during the planning stages would have helped).

We were not aware that we had to pay for towels & lockers at the Dead Sea Resort - an alert/info on this matter would have helped.

Overall, we were happy. Cheers.

Carmen Scholten, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Krish,

Thank you so much for your kind review and beautiful pictures! It's lovely to hear that you had a great time. Of course I will take your remarks into consideration for upcoming trips.

All the best and if you decide to ever come back to Jordan again, please be in touch. It would be my pleasure!!

Thank you for traveling with In2Jordan and all the best,

Carmen

Lakshmi

Trip to jordan, Jordan - May 5 - May 10, 2018

Traveler: Lakshmi J. - Local specialist: Carmen Scholten

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

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 and drops were on time and everything was perfect. We loved Jordan, the people and their hospitality. Altogether we had an amazing trip. We highly recommend Kimkim, Carmen and Audi. Thank you so much :)

Carmen Scholten, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Lakshmi,

Thank you so much for your kind review! It was a blast having you ladies here in the country and I'll pass on your review to your driver.

Thank you for traveling with In2Jordan!

Carmen

Parveen

Amman, jerash, petra, wadi rum, aqaba, dead sea, Jordan - Apr 19 - Apr 26, 2018

Traveler: Parveen S. - Local specialist: Carmen Scholten

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

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 jerash, to the sites in Amman, to the absolutely magestic Petra, my husband and I had an incredible time. Petra by night was also such a beautiful experience. And driving along the dead Sea was really beautiful. It was thanks to Carmen's expertise, I was able to pack so much into my trip. I highly recommend working with this team! It'll make your life and experience that much better!!!! Thank you Carmen!

Carmen Scholten, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Parveen,

Thank you so much for your fantastic review, it really makes our day! I've passed on your kind words to everyone involved in your trip.

Thank you for booking with In2Jordan and we hope to see you again in Jordan!!

Carmen

Jordan in 5 days - amman, jerash, mt nebo, petra, wadi rum, aqaba and the dead sea, Jordan - Mar 29 - Apr 3, 2018

Traveler: Juliana T. - Local specialist: Carmen Scholten

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

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 by the Dead Sea it's always a great idea ;-)
Qusai my driver was super nice and flexible and always making sure to make pit stops to get me black tea with sage, water, sweets and the best falafel that I have ever had in the middle of nowhere on my way to Fernan Ecolodge.
I always wanted to go to Petra and I can only say that it was amazing! I am happy I spent 1 and 1/2 day there as this gave me enough time to do the back trail to the Monastery the first afternoon and enjoy the Trail to High Place of Sacrifice ( 4.5 hours and lots of steps) and the some other interesting spots on the second day.
I have really enjoyed my stay at the Feynan Ecolodge and the night at Khaled's Camp in Wadi Rum, to be honest, I never thought I would have liked to be in the desert as much as I did... Khaled is amazing and he even managed to get me on the hot air balloon the next morning, although I forgot to tell Carmen that this is something that I wanted to do and they were super flexible helping me with the payment, as I did not have enough Jordanian Dinars with me. Shukran again Khaled and Qusai :-)
Last but not least l couldn't leave Jordan without enjoying a beautiful afternoon in Aqaba relaxing by the beach sipping cocktails on the Red Sea...
By now, I hope you will drop Carmen a message for your personalized trip and go enjoy the best of Jordan! I am already looking forward to go back...

Carmen Scholten, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Juliana,

Thank you so much for your fantastic review!! Both me and everyone involved in your trip to Jordan really appreciate it!

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

Carmen

Jennifer

Content research trip - writer & editor for kimkim, Jordan - Mar 24 - Mar 31, 2018

Traveler: Jennifer K. - Local specialist: Carmen Scholten

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

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 overnight "digital detox" experience, complete with private yoga sessions and sleeping under the stars (no tent!) in the middle of the beautiful desert. Due to crazy weather and some other unavoidable circumstances, this had to be canceled day-of. Carmen immediately got to work finding alternate options for me, and managed to book one of the very highly coveted bubble tents at Wadi Rum Night Luxury Camp (see photo). This was unforgettable - I felt like I was waking up on Mars!

Thank you to Carmen for being reliable and available during my trip, and quickly coming to my rescue with a fantastic alternative to my original plan!

Carmen Scholten, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Jennifer,

Thank you so much for your kind review! Organizing your trip was a challenge at times, but it was a pleasure to do so! We'll keep in touch!

Thank you for having us organizing part of your trip in Jordan!!

Carmen

Jordan: petra & the dead sea - 3 days, Jordan - Apr 19 - Apr 21, 2018

Traveler: Jason G. - Local specialist: Carmen Scholten

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.

Carmen Scholten, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Jason!

Thank you for your 5* review. It's always nice for me to receive feedback on the guides and how to organize things better. I hope I've inspired you to come back to Jordan again!

Thank you for traveling with In2Jordan!

The ultimate guide to wadi rum - jordan's adventure paradise, Jordan - Apr 5 - Apr 12, 2018

Traveler: myriam d. - Local specialist: Carmen Scholten

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 !

Carmen Scholten, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Myriam!

Thank you for your kind review. You've surely met a lot of different people on your trip, however we'll do our best to stick to one driver for future customers. Thank you for sharing this with me. I hope we've inspired you to come to discover more of what beautiful Jordan has to offer.

Again thank you for traveling with In2Jordan!

Carmen

Adventure, exploration, Jordan - Mar 11 - Mar 19, 2018

Traveler: Graham I. - Local specialist: Carmen Scholten

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

Carmen Scholten, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Graham,

Thank you very much for your kind review. It was my pleasure. All the best to you and your brother!

Thank you for traveling with In2Jordan!!

Carmen

Jordan in 7 days - amman, jerash, mt nebo, petra, wadi rum, aqaba and the dead sea, Jordan - Mar 12 - Mar 19, 2018

Traveler: Sarah S. - Local specialist: Carmen Scholten

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

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 Carmen and her KimKim team have been amazing as I left my Bose headphones in the car transfer to the airport!!! Carmen had tracked them down and sent them home to me.
First time using KimKim and I’m sure not the last! Fantastic service from everyone!!

Carmen Scholten, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Sarah,

Thank you so much for your kind review! It was my pleasure assisting you with this trip. Fantastic to hear that you've made great memories.

Thank you for traveling with In2Jordan!!

Carmen

Yael

Petra wadi r7m trip, Jordan - Mar 16 - Mar 19, 2018

Traveler: Yael S. - Local specialist: Carmen Scholten

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

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 place that had hot water. (The place was stunning and this is a minor issue). Last piece of advice: stay 2 days in Petra and 2 in Wadi Rum - so much to take in, so much to see!

Carmen Scholten, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Yael,

Thank you so much for you kind words! It's great to hear that you had a lovely time. The pictures look awesome!!

Thank you for traveling with In2Jordan!

Jordan 2 day trip, Jordan - Mar 16 - Mar 17, 2018

Traveler: Pheroze K. - Local specialist: Carmen Scholten

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

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 that WiFi was only in community areas).
The driver and car assigned were good (once one got accustomed to the strong cigarette smell).

Carmen Scholten, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Pheroze,

Thank you for your feedback. We always appreciate the opportunity to upgrade our services. Due to availability, the hotel you stayed in was the best option we could find for you. I would have loved to known about the driver right away so we could have taken action, just like we did when you contacted us about the hotel. We hope you had a lovely time in Jordan and inspired you to get visit this beautiful country another time.

Thank you for traveling with In2Jordan!

Carmen

Gerelyn

Hoping to have a great journey/budget tour, Jordan - Mar 2 - Mar 8, 2018

Traveler: Gerelyn G. - Local specialist: Carmen Scholten

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.

Carmen Scholten, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Gerelyn,

Thank you so much for your kind review! It was our pleasure to have you here in Jordan. I've passed on your message to Ibrahim together with some pictures. Looking forward to having you back in the country, showing you even more special places Jordan has to offer.

Thank you for traveling with In2Jordan!

Carmen

Mark

History and culture of petra, amman and environs, Jordan - Feb 28 - Mar 4, 2018

Traveler: Mark N. - Local specialist: Carmen Scholten

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

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, but I really enjoyed the Amman city tour and the fantastic city of Jerash. All in all just WOW! Thanks so much!
Mark N

Carmen Scholten, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Mark,

Thank you so much for your review. It was our pleasure to have you here in Jordan and show you the many things this beautiful country has to offer.

Thank you for traveling with In2Jordan!

Carmen

Vinita

History and culture of petra, amman and environs, Jordan - Feb 28 - Mar 4, 2018

Traveler: Vinita N. - Local specialist: Carmen Scholten

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!

Carmen Scholten, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Vanita,

Thank you for your kind words! It was my utmost pleasure to organize your trip to Jordan!!

Carmen

Thanya

Jordan: amman, petra and wadi rum - 4 days, Jordan - Jan 20 - Jan 23, 2018

Traveler: Thanya Y. - Local specialist: Carmen Scholten

My overall experience with the travel arranged for me in Jordan was quite nice.

Plus
- 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

Minus
- 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

My overall experience with the travel arranged for me in Jordan was quite nice.

Plus
- 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

Minus
- 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 I’d get more personalised information about some interesting places , where to dine, or some local facts I wouldn’t normally get from the internet. Clicking the map didn’t help much, since most of the places on the map don’t have any information. Also the traveling date was wrong, and is still wrong up til now. It’s Febuary in the app.

- on my first day, my visit to Amman beach was pretty disappointing. The facility was not great, shower room broken, no hair dryer, lockers with no lock, and no staff to borrow the lock or lend towels from. Good thing I had my towel with me so I didn’t have to, but i had a hard time showering and drying my hair after the swim, espeically with that much salt on my body and hair. I would have been willing to pay more for better places, like one of those 5 star hotel facilities nearby (Kempinski, movenpick, dead sea spa etc.)

- on my last day, it seemed like my bus ticket from Aqaba to Amman was wrong. I couldn’t read Arabic of course, but my driver was kind enough to check for me at the bus station when he dropped me off, so they changed the new one for me.
And since my bus was at 6 PM and i was dropped off at 10 AM with my luggages, I had to find a place to store those before I could do anything, which was pretty troublesome. At that point I wish I was told or suggested beforehand what to do with my luggages. In the end I mannaged to ask Movenpick hotel to keep them for me, eventhough I wasn’t staying with them.
And I also wish I was given some interesting information about Aqaba, restaurants, cafe and attractions. Since it was a very low season, whatever I tried to do (glass bottom boat tour etc.) everything was unavailable due to too small group of people joining.

I think that’s pretty much my opinion on my trip to Jordan. Thank you Carmen for all the help in planning and everything. Jordan was an amazing country and I loved my experiences there.

Thanya

Carmen Scholten, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Thanya.

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry that not everything was completely to your satisfaction, but please understand that we did all that was possible within your budget. And planning a driver or rental car would surely have made your trip more quick and comfortable, but also too expensive, so we hope you understand our situation. Maybe I've should have informed you better about this, my apologies.

Thank you for traveling with In2Jordan!

Carmen