When I was 18, I decided to leave Germany for Australia. After a few years of globetrotting, I moved to Jordan. During my first time in this beautiful country, I lived and worked in Aqaba. But as it gets pretty hot there, I decided to relocate to Amman, the quirky capital of Jordan. I love living in this city, as there is way more to discover than what's written in travel guides. In my free time, I like to travel through Jordan myself, trying to find places off the beaten track, which I like to integrate into my itineraries.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Every change I get, I travel through Jordan to revisit places and keep myself up to date. I specialise in hiking and adventure holidays, responsible tourism as well as trips that involve getting to know the local Jordanian cuisine. All itineraries I make are customized. "
How did you get involved in travel?
"I love travelling and I have travelled all my life. Eventually, I ended up studying Tourism Management, with the aim of turning my passion into a career. I came to Jordan on what was supposed to be a 6 months internship, fell in love with this amazing country and decided to stay. Ever since, I have been working in Jordan's tourism industry."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Working on a music festival in Malawi was definitely one of the most unique experiences, as well as sitting on a beach in Thailand!"
Featured trips & expertise
There are many variables to consider when packing your bags for Jordan: the variety of terrain and weather conditions, outdoor adventure activities, Arabic culture, and transitioning from vibrant city life to laid-back beaches and desert escapes. Let this packing list be your guide—it covers the essential items you'll want in your suitcase when embarking on your Jordan journey.
Two weeks is a perfect amount of time for a taste of all that Jordan has to offer. From the vibrant capital city to otherworldly deserts and the refreshing Red Sea - not to mention the endless ancient ruins along the way - it's easy to fill your itinerary with exciting adventures and relaxing escapes. Need some inspiration? Read on for two distinct options for an unforgettable 14-day journey.
There is perhaps no better way to get "off the beaten path" in Jordan than to walk or ride the trails that traverse its spectacular landscapes and diverse communities. The Jordan Bike Trail takes you behind the scenes and away from the crowds, on a challenging and rewarding journey from ancient Greco-Roman ruins in the north to refreshing Red Sea waters in the south. Here are some tips to get you started.
Jordan is made up of much more than arid desert. Take a road trip and you'll quickly see the scenery change – from bustling cities to serene sea, wooded hills to rocky cliffs, all offering visitors a variety of vistas and activities to enjoy. Here are some of the best road trip routes through Jordan to get you started.
Jordan is one of the world's most incredible hiking destinations. Its scenic terrain is strikingly varied throughout the country, and you'll encounter everything from hidden waterfalls to sand dunes and ancient ruins on these four classic treks.
Recent trip reviews for Lena
Highlights of jordan & israel: 9 days, Jordan - May 29 - Jun 6, 2018
Overall, our trip to Jordan and Israel was great.
Our journey to Jordan was well-taken care by Akram. He led us to many spectacular spots, which were unforgettable. He also shared Jordanian history and culture. The service Akram provided was exceptional.
We were particularly grateful to be arranged to accommodate in the luxury camp in the Wadi Rum Desert. Our camp was so luxurious and beautiful, which was beyond our expectations. The food was good. And our favourite part was hooka-ing under... read more
Jordan: amman, petra and wadi rum - 4 days, Jordan - Apr 26 - Apr 30, 2018
Been there. Done that. Have the t-shirt to prove it.
That’s usually what people say when they have travelled to a place, or have completed a task.
Well two out of three ain’t bad, especially since buying t-shirts is not part of my aesthetic. LOL!
Instead, I’ll sit grinning madly with memories of the “been-there-done-that” when I flip through my passport, my gmail account or my phone photos.
Jordan was amazing. The people are amazing. The food is incredible. The history is epochtic. The... read more
Bedouin jordan april 27, 2018 to may 4, 2018, Jordan - Apr 28 - May 3, 2018
We loved our trip to Jordan! We saw everything we wanted to see at our own pace. It was the perfect blend of rest, relaxation and activity, all thanks to Lena, our kimkim trip organizer and Wael, our tour guide and driver, Wael. Lena was professional, answered all our questions in a timely manner and planned an amazing trip for us. She worked with us as we requested for numerous adjustments and changed itineraries. Thank you Lena for your patience!
Wael showed great customer experience. Super... read more
Jordan: amman, petra and wadi rum - 4 days, Jordan - Apr 11 - Apr 14, 2018
Our trip to Jordan was great. Lena created a perfect itinerary for us and she included in it everything we wanted. Even if we changed our requirements a lot of times and we booked our trip at the very last minute, Lena was very patient, responsive and understanding.
We didn't have any problems. and our driver was very funny, professional and friendly. The price was very good as well. Highly recommended!
The only thing that I would change is the 4-hour 4x4 Jeep Tour that we had in the... read more