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
Wadi Rum is a destination in its own right, both for its surreal landscape and pleasantly isolated location. To get the most out of your experience, you'll want to spend the night. Whether you want to feel like you've landed on Mars or prefer something a bit more down to earth, this list has you covered.
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!
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.
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 Lena
11 day jordan trip, Jordan - Dec 28 - Jan 7, 2019
Overall, we had a wonderful experience on our 12 day tour of Jordan. Lena did a great job planning our itinerary with us. We had different drivers which we were not expecting at the beginning of the trip but need up having Haithan for 6 days at the end and really enjoyed working with him! He was a super guide, went out of his way to introduce us to new restaurants, new experiences, was always on time and shared interesting information with us and was very flexible.
We would definitely book with you again!
Highlights of jordan & israel: 9 days, Jordan - Dec 2 - Dec 9, 2018
Lena was excellent! She was patient and put together an amazing trip and experience for us. She was prompt in her replies and provided expert opinion. There wasn't anything that we would have done different except extend our trip! The accommodations that were arranged were fabulous. The activities and suggestions for itinerary definitely enhanced our experience. Would recommend Lena to anyone looking to travel through Jordan and Israel. For anyone traveling to both who cross the boarder into Israel, ensure you have cash left for the exit tax!
Jordan, Jordan - Dec 14 - Dec 17, 2018
Overall it was a fantastic trip. We covered a lot of ground in a very short period of time, and it was flawless as a result of the efforts of the team, and in particular Akram. From the moment we landed until our drop off back at the airport, the team worked hard to ensure that our trip was as memorable as possible....and it was.
Highlights of jordan & israel: 9 days, Jordan - Nov 17 - Nov 27, 2018
Our trip to Jordan was beyond anything we could have imagined. From the “Grand Canyon”, Mt. Nebo, Wadi Rum and Petra, the landscapes were unforgettable. Our driver Akrem made it all come alive. He is so knowledgeable. He saw to our every need, and took us to places off the beaten path. Please give him a raise Carmen.!
KimKim does a good job of connecting with local agencies, and Lena from In2Jordan put together an amazing itinerary. Our only complaint was with one driver (George) in Israel.... read more
Highlights of jordan & israel in 12 days, Jordan - Oct 31 - Nov 12, 2018
The entire experience was awesome! Lena took care of the Jordan side, and Daniela handled Israel. Both did an amazing job of building a schedule that allowed us to see the key sites that each country had to offer - some of which we wouldn't have seen without their insight. We put our trust in Lena and Daniela and they definitely delivered! Having found Kimkim via a Google search, I was a little skeptical at first that it would work out, but there was far more understanding of our needs... read more
Trip to jordan, Jordan - Nov 3 - Nov 11, 2018
We enjoyed our trip to Jordan very much. It was very well planned out. We got to see and experience everything on our list! It was a fast pace, but did allow some down time for a bit of relaxation at the Red Sea and Dead Sea.
Our guide at Petra, Merriam, was exceptional! She invited us to dinner at her sister's house, which allowed us to experience true Bedouin hospitalty.
Our drivers were competent and experienced. We only wish their use of mobile phones during driving was less frequent.... read more
Petra wadi rum, Jordan - Oct 29 - Oct 31, 2018
We loved the trip. Going to Jordan was a wonderful experience.
There were surprises. One was how long the travel took. Knowing the time frame better in advance would have settled some of our mild anxiety. We were surprised it took all day to get to Wadi Rum and arrived almost at dusk. But the camel ride was waiting and everything ended up perfectly.
Our guide was very good, but she held the mike too close to her mouth and some of her narrative was distorted by the sound on the bus, but... read more
Trip to jordan, Jordan - Oct 25 - Nov 1, 2018
I could have been supplied with more detail.
There was an error in the airport pick-up for which I was promptly compensated for
The driver was great
The overall experience was great
Petra wadi rum, Jordan - Oct 29 - Oct 31, 2018
The trip times and experiences were told in advance to be one thing and were very much another. We were told we would be in Wadi area for lunch, turned out the time to get there was about 7 hours. We got there around sun down and took the camel ride as the sun went down and got to the overnight accommodations after dark. Our guide explained that the people booking this did not understand the time and distances and we needed to be flexible. We cooperated but were surprised that Lena did... read more
Deep cultural and historic jordanian experience, Jordan - Oct 25 - Oct 29, 2018
Lena was so professional, quick, responsive, efficient, and helpful! When my driver was late by 30 minutes, I called her and she sprung into action. She provided excellent trip recommendations and feedback. Thank you LENA!
Jordan 2018, Jordan - Oct 13 - Oct 19, 2018
Everything went very well - the planning as as well as the trip itself. Lena was very helpful when it came to answering my many questions before the trip.
The driver in Jordan was very good and was always on time for our trips/activities. We would definitely use him again if we visited Jordan on a second trip.
There was only one small snafu during our trip and it happened while we were visiting Petra. It wasn’t clear to us on the second day of our visit to Petra how and when we were to go... read more
Jordan in 7 days - amman, jerash, mt nebo, petra, wadi rum, aqaba and the dead sea, Jordan - Sep 17 - Sep 25, 2018
We had a fabulous time in Jordan. Lena did a great job organising and planning the trip. Especially the hotels she booked as all were in central locations or very close to the attractions and amenities. This made it so easy to access and visit all the areas we wanted to see - actually walking distance and you get to see more of the locality. The hotel in Petra and Dead Sea were superb and exceeded expectations.
Petra was jaw dropping and no doubt to its status as one of the worlds natural... read more
Trip of jordan & israel, Jordan - Aug 18 - Aug 24, 2018
Lena was EXCELLENT to deal with, we changed our minds 5 times in this trip and dates and she made everything so easy (thanks Lena). We loved our tour with Akram & we loved Jordan in general - it far exceeded our expectations. Mohammed (our guide through Dana nature reserve) was excellent & our favourite part of the whole trip was the 4 x 4 ride through Wadi Rum desert. Thanks everyone for an amazing holiday - we’ll be back!
Jordan in 7 days - amman, jerash, mt nebo, petra, wadi rum, aqaba and the dead sea, Jordan - Aug 18 - Aug 24, 2018
Lena is very efficient, replies very fast and organised a very fulfilling itenary customised for what we wanted to see in Jordan. Our guide Shareef was very friendly, punctual and informative and we loved going to each historical place with him. Would definitely recommend him and Lena as tour organisers for any of my contacts wishing to explore Jordan. Our favourite spots were Petra, Wadi Rum and Aqaba..not to say the other sites were any less amazing..each site had a uniqueness which we... read more
Family visit in amman + jerash, petra, dead sea, Jordan - Aug 6 - Aug 15, 2018
Driver Azzam was very good and informative and punctual. However on a couple of occasions he suggested pick-up times different to those on our itinerary, most notably at Petra where he did not know about our back-door hike to the Monastery on the morning following our day at Petra, and he suggested a pick-up time from the Dead Sea of 1:00pm rather than the previous booked 5:00pm (this was important as we were meeting the family at the Dead sea). However everything worked out all right in the... read more
Jordan south, Jordan - Aug 10 - Aug 13, 2018
Sharif was a real gentleman. We fell in love with him. Always on time, polite, attentive, full of useful suggestions, discreet.
He helped to make our two birthdays special.
Petra and Wadi Rum amazing. So much history. Bilal was a great story teller. Camel ride fantastic. Lying on the sand looking up at the stars beautiful. Sharif suggested snorkeling in Aqaba - just right.
Tour of jordan, Jordan - Jul 23 - Aug 1, 2018
We booked a 10 day trip to Jordan as a family (2 adult children). Starting in Amman we did the standard trip - Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba then ending at The Dead Sea.
Lena's communication and advice was excellent. We had a driver (Mohammed) throughout which made the trip very straight forward. I don't see how you could really cover this ground in a limited amount of time without a driver. The car was very comfortable and Mohammed was efficient and punctual. We got a couple of quotes... read more
Jordan in 7 days - amman, jerash, mt nebo, petra, wadi rum, aqaba and the dead sea, Jordan - Jul 30 - Aug 4, 2018
Everything was great, the fact that I was able to message back and forth in a "conversation" style on KimKim was very easy going and helped as I was able to request changes as they happened up to the trip.
One of the best things about my trip to Jordan when booking through Kimkim was my driver, Yahya. I wasn't sure about doing an individual trip to another country. But my driver was great company, he was a good converser.
He talked me through what to expect, how to get the most out of my... read more
Jordan in 5 days: amman, jerash, mount nebo, petra, wadi rum, and the dead sea, Jordan - Jul 22 - Jul 27, 2018
The driver was great, very thoughtful and attentive. Not always punctual at the start of the day, did give us some notice. Throughout the day, perfectly fine. Bilal the day tour guide was very knowledgeable. We saw petra through his enchanting descriptions and with great detail. LENA Was amazing, always there to respond and answer our questions, almost immediately. Seamless travel tailor made.
THANK YOU 😁
Jordan in 5 days: amman, jerash, mount nebo, petra, wadi rum, and the dead sea, Jordan - Jul 22 - Jul 27, 2018
We had a great time in Jordan. Lena was very thorough and helpful both prior to the trip and during the trip. She was quick to respond and deal with queries and issues. She made the whole experience seamless. Yahya was a thoughtful and knowledgeable driver whose local knowledge helped us experience and appreciate the history of the area. Petra was unbelievable. Beyond what we were expecting. Bilal was a very knowledgeable Petra guide who has endless amounts of information about the area. We... read more
Petra from jerusalem, Jordan - Jun 26 - Jun 28, 2018
Lena was helpful and put together a great itinerary for our group of 3, one couple and elderly parent. Make sure you do your own visa research. Our guide Burhan was very knowledgable, accommodating, interesting and helpful. The Dead Sea Spa had a lovely lunch and nice facilities for swimming in the dead sea. Movenpick was a beautiful hotel - A++. Petra was stunning - what an amazing experience. Wadi Rum - 4x4 trip was super cool. The Wadi Rum Luxury Nights camp was pretty good but I recommend... read more
It a culture tours, Jordan - Jun 13 - Jun 26, 2018
It was amazing specially Lena and Sharif the the tour guide.Highly recommend it.
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