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Oriana Vitale

I am originally from Mexico City. I discovered my passion for travel when I was a child and my parents used to take me on road trips. I fell in love with Jordan in 2008 when I first came here and, it’s been my home since 2016. I enjoy when my guests experience, as I did, how friendly and kind Jordanians are and how beautiful and special Jordan is.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"All about Jordan. I specialize in tailor-made tours; whether you are looking for history, culture, luxury, local experiences and adventure, I can plan the perfect vacation for you. If you are looking for an authentic local experience; with some hiking, snorkelling, camel and jeep rides in the desert, we are your company!"

How did you get involved in travel?

"I studied Tourism Business Administration and worked as a sales representative at American Airlines for 12 years until I had the opportunity to travel to Jordan for leisure vacation and fell so in love with this country that I decided to move; I know it sounds crazy!
I started working at Jordan Select Tours as a tour consultant and, after five years, I can't imagine doing anything else. The feeling of meeting happy people because they are traveling is just great and being able to relive your experiences with them cannot be considered a job but rather a hobby."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Without a doubt, it has been Petra in Jordan. I will never forget the feeling of walking through the Siq and seeing how the magnificent Treasury appears from the rocks while I was walking. My second unique travel experience would also be in Petra, climbing the 800 stairs to reach the Monastery and have a drink at one of the Bedouin shops while admiring its marvelous façade."

Oriana is part of the following groups: Jordan Travel Agents
The Monastery in Petra
Active Adventure in Jordan: Wadi Mujib, Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba - 5 Days

On this outdoor-focused itinerary,  you'll spend five days exploring Jordan's dramatic landscapes, from windblown deserts and living canyons to ancient cultures and Red Sea reefs. Go canyoning in Wadi Mujib, hike your way through Petra, and enjoy world-class snorkeling and diving off the shores of Aqaba. Spend two of your evenings gazing at the stars from traditional Bedouin camps in Little Petra and Wadi Rum.

Recent trip reviews for Oriana

Oriana was great helping plan our trip. The ... · Jordan - Jun 5 - Jun 11, 2022

Traveler: Liz S. - Local specialist: Oriana Vitale

Oriana was great helping plan our trip. The trip was also amazing. We had a great time. read more

Oriana was great helping plan our trip. The trip was also amazing. We had a great time.

Hotel Reviews

The St. Regis Amman

Amman

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Truly a 5-star hotel.

Movenpick Petra Resort

Wadi Musa

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The hotel was ok. Not great, but apparently the best place to stay when going to Petra. The Petra entrance is right across the street, making it a great location. But, it is not a 5-star hotel.

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Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea Resort

Dead Sea

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Everything was great about this except the front desk staff, some of which were downright rude. We did have one dinner at the fine dining restaurant that wasn't great (lamb so overcooked it was inedible), but we went back the next night, and they were overly attentive and took super great care of us.

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Palmera Camp

Wadi Rum

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This place exceeded our expectations, and the staff was overly attentive and super amazing.

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Petra/ Beida/ Wadi Rum (120 KM)

Jordan

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I'd prob skip Little Petra. It is underwhelming after you've seen Petra.

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Petra visit

Petra

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Petra is simply amazing. The guide was great. Not too much, but the right amount of information. Starting early in the day (7am) was key.

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Oriana Vitale, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Liz,

Thank you so much!!!
It has been our pleasure to assist you.

Best regards,
Oriana.

Sabine

All places we visited were wonderful. Our hig... · Jordan - Apr 2 - Apr 10, 2022

Traveler: Sabine P. - Local specialist: Oriana Vitale

All places we visited were wonderful. Our highlight was the dessert stay and visiting Petra as well as floating in the Dead Sea. read more

All places we visited were wonderful. Our highlight was the dessert stay and visiting Petra as well as floating in the Dead Sea.

Hotel Reviews

Toledo Hotel

Amman

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The first room I was offered had a small double bed and we changed the room to a twin bed. Hotel was nice but bathroom looked a bit tired and need of modernisation.

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Clean fridge and bath room. Some mould on bathroom tiles and hairs in fridge. However the room was nice.
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Marina Plaza Tala Bay

Aqaba

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The first room we were offered was very dirty and we changed to another room. Hotel looks very tired especially the rooms and bathroom and need of refurbishment. The restaurant, food and pool area are very nice. Also the location of the hotel.

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Clean rooms and bathroom
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Holiday Inn Dead Sea Resort

Sweimah

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Excellent hotel lovely clean room and excellent buffet and pool area.

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Petra Corner Hotel

Wadi Musa

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Bathroom looked tired. Room was nice

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Aladdin Camp

Wadi Rum, Aqaba

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Excellent stay. Lovely tent and great location. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Delicious dinner and nicely prepared breakfast. Highly recommend a stay here.

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Excellent customer service, very friendly staff
Authenticity & Character

The campsite with the fire place and traditional cooked dinner was very nice
Location

While setting of the camp was very nice as well as our tent with nice views of the dessert
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Amman/ Madaba/ Mount Nebo/ Little Petra/ Petra (269 KM)

Jordan

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Nice car and we had such a wonderful driver called Ahmed who looked after us well. I would highly recommend him again. He is a very kind and professional person, helpful, caring, friendly and looked after us during the whole trip. Refreshment drinks were filled up every day and he is very knowledgeable about Jordan culture. It was a real pleasure traveling with him and made it a special experience.
Guides, drivers and staff

Our tour guides was really good. Ahmed was an excellent driver/tour guide. Very knowledgeable, professional, friendly, helpful, caring, always polite and he made our trip an memorable experience. I would highly recommend him as a driver. Ahmed looked after us well. Also Refreshment drinks were filled up every day and he is very knowledgeable about Jordan culture. It was a real pleasure traveling with him and made it a special experience. He also bought us a present and birthday cake which was very kind of him and touching.
Quality of Experience

Excellent holiday
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Oriana Vitale, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Sabine,

Thank you so much for your complete review.
It was great having you as our guest.

Best regards,
Oriana.

Great trip! · Jordan - Mar 22 - Mar 27, 2022

Traveler: Derika S. - Local specialist: Oriana Vitale

We had an amazing time in Jordan! Oriana was incredibly helpful during the planning stages and created a seamless plan for us. She was always prompt with replies to my many questions. Mohamed was a fantastic driver and host for us and we enjoyed every minute with him in the car. He was always perfectly on time to pick us up so we had no delays. We loved going to Petra, staying in Wadi Rum, and swimming in the Dead Sea. We will definitely use KimKim again when planning future trips! read more

We had an amazing time in Jordan! Oriana was incredibly helpful during the planning stages and created a seamless plan for us. She was always prompt with replies to my many questions. Mohamed was a fantastic driver and host for us and we enjoyed every minute with him in the car. He was always perfectly on time to pick us up so we had no delays. We loved going to Petra, staying in Wadi Rum, and swimming in the Dead Sea. We will definitely use KimKim again when planning future trips!

Hotel Review

Wadi Rum UFO Luxotel - Campsite

Wadi Rum, Petra

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We loved staying at the UFO Luxotel - even though we were there during a cold spell we enjoyed our stay very much. It was so fun staying out in the desert and looking at the night sky. The food was yummy and the staff was friendly and helpful.

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Petra by night

Petra

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We had read about this experience on Trip Advisor being a disappointment but we did not feel this way at all. We ended up leaving toward the later side and were able to have a fairly quite walk through the Siq with little other tourists. We enjoyed seeing Petra with the candles and listening to the music.

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Oriana Vitale, local specialist, responded to this review:

It was great having you in Jordan Derika!

Thank you!

Oriana.

Oriana did a really good job. She promptly im... · Jordan - Nov 15 - Nov 29, 2021

Traveler: Kai H. - Local specialist: Oriana Vitale

Oriana did a really good job. She promptly implemented our inputs/comments and was also easily reachable throughout the vacation. All in all there was just one minor misunderstanding, which was solvable on site and thus it was a really good experience.

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Oriana Vitale, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Kai,

Thank you !
It was great having you in Jordan.

Best regards,
Oriana.

14 days in Jordan · Jordan - Nov 15 - Nov 29, 2021

Traveler: Céline L. - Local specialist: Oriana Vitale

It was the first time, that my boyfriend and I booked a tour in another country through a company instead of just going and the experience was great! Oriana planned everything according to our wishes and made adaptions that we wanted. In Jordan itself everything worked out perfectly except for one situation which was also handled directly on site by our driver Mahmoun and in the end worked out as planned. So we would definitely recommend you to book through Jordan Select Tours and Oriana, and we can also recommend Mahmoun as a driver, he was always on time and very friendly.

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Oriana Vitale, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Céline,

Thank you so much!!!
It has been our pleasure to assist you.

Best regards,
Oriana.

Jordan family tour · Jordan - Oct 15 - Oct 26, 2021

Traveler: Nicola D. - Local specialist: Oriana Vitale

We are a family travelling with two adult daughters and from day one our interaction with Oriana was positive . She is prompt in her replies and experienced with meticulous planning of our trip . Good communication always and made good suggestions for places to visit and hotels.
Our driver Khaled was excellent with good communication skills and he went the extra mile for us . He was always on time and sometimes treated us on extras like coffee and sweet treats . He had good suggestions... read more

We are a family travelling with two adult daughters and from day one our interaction with Oriana was positive . She is prompt in her replies and experienced with meticulous planning of our trip . Good communication always and made good suggestions for places to visit and hotels.
Our driver Khaled was excellent with good communication skills and he went the extra mile for us . He was always on time and sometimes treated us on extras like coffee and sweet treats . He had good suggestions on local eateries .
Basil , our local guide in Petra was also very knowledgeable and exceptionable .
The other local guides in Jerash and Salt were adequate

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Oriana Vitale, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you Nicola!
It has been great hosting your trip.
Looking forward to welcoming you again!
Best regards,
Oriana.

Fatma

Amazing, fantastic and memorable trip to Jordan · Jordan - Aug 21 - Aug 29, 2021

Traveler: Fatma L. - Local specialist: Oriana Vitale

From the time of my first contact with Oriana to the end everything was perfect and our trip was a memorable one. Oriana was very patient and meticulous in helping us plan a perfect trip for us. Esam was absolutely wonderful, he was friendly, full of excellent suggestions and very flexible . Esam went above and beyond at every juncture and we as a family appreciated all that he did for us in making our Jordan holiday a memorable one. I would highly recommend Esam.
All the tour guides were... read more

From the time of my first contact with Oriana to the end everything was perfect and our trip was a memorable one. Oriana was very patient and meticulous in helping us plan a perfect trip for us. Esam was absolutely wonderful, he was friendly, full of excellent suggestions and very flexible . Esam went above and beyond at every juncture and we as a family appreciated all that he did for us in making our Jordan holiday a memorable one. I would highly recommend Esam.
All the tour guides were wonderful too and very knowledgeable… Ebrahim at Jarash, Ashraf at Petra were really good., so was the tour guide in Wadi Rum jeep safari. Amman city tour, Jarash, Salt, Mount Nebo, Madaba, Dead Sea, Petra, Wadi Rum and Aqaba were all part of our tour of Jordan, each place was unique and special in its own way. Esam made it easy as well through his suggestions and recommendations. It’s hard for us to choose the most memorable place as every place was stunning and unique so I would say the whole trip was absolutely fantastic. Thank you Oriana and Esam and all the tour guides for mdd as long it special for us.,

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Oriana Vitale, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Fatma,

Thanks for choosing Jordan Select Tours and Kim Kim.
I am glad to know you had a great time in Jordan!
I hope I can welcome you again soon.

Best regards,
Oriana.