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Raísa Jorge

I hold a degree in Journalism but became a travel agent by passion. I am a fortunate person who has chosen two careers leading to the greatest experiences one can possibly have: New places, tastes, essences, people and their life-changing stories.

I'm originally Brazilian but have found myself on the other side of the World. My journey through Middle East & Asia started in 2012 and it is nowhere close to an end.
This region is an endless source of unforgettable experiences and we, at Experience Jordan, want to share the best with you. Our team is not only very professional, and capable of providing you the perfect trip, but also very passionate about their countries and work.

Prepare yourself for loads of fun and new discoveries. We promise you a lifetime adventure!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"We specialize in adventure and experiential tours of the Middle East, particularly Jordan and Israel Palestine, offering hiking, biking, and experiential sightseeing tours. Our experienced guides will take you off the beaten path, to see the real highlights of the region, meeting the people, experiencing the hospitality and tasting the delights of the Middle East.

We aim to be the best inbound tour operator in the region, offering you the perfect trip, tailored to your specific requirements at affordable prices, with excellent customer service.

We know you’ll love our trips, because they are all the result of our own adventures around the region, sharing all the authentic treasures we have found and love. All the Experience Jordan team love exploring and we’re here to help you create the perfect tour for your needs, whether it’s sightseeing, hiking, cycling or family adventures. Do you want to stay with a local family, camp out under the stars in the desert, learn to cook Arabic food, explore the markets, ride a camel, engage with the people and even learn some Arabic greetings? Our international team has traveled the world, so we know what it’s like to be travelers, so we aim to give you outstanding service and include the best practices we’ve learned global into our trips.

As part of our commitment to the people of Jordan, we continue to pioneer new tours and experiences to create jobs and generate income for our local partners throughout the country, both in Amman, but also in the rural communities and Bedouin families across Jordan."

How did you get involved in travel?

"Back in 2011, I started working in an NGO which provides exchange program for university students. Through this organization, I've done my first trip abroad to [a not-so-usual first destination] India.

That experience was dramatically life-changing. After few months exploring the country, its culture & people, I was bitten by the travel bug and I went back to Brazil knowing exactly what I wanted for my life.

My next destination was Jordan and here I am since 2013 working in the travel industry, aiming to share with other travelers at least a bit of the huge and amazing experience it's been living here."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Besides India and Jordan. I have been to other countries in Asia and my ultimate experience was certainly in Afghanistan.

This war-torn country, normally avoided by most of travelers, has some of the most beautiful and unexplored landscapes in the World.

Hiking through the mountains of some very remote areas and dealing with the incredible hospitality of Afghan people have changed my life perspective forever. And, as weird as it sounds, I have never felt so peaceful like those days."

Featured trips & expertise

Family Travel Guide to Amman

Hospitality and family are key components of Jordanian culture—so it should come as no surprise that families traveling in Amman experience a warm welcome. Looking for ways to enjoy the city with your loved ones? Here are a few of the many fun, family-friendly adventures available in Jordan’s capital city.

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 Tour from Jerusalem - 2 Days

Perfect for adventurers of all types, this 2-day tour winds through well-preserved Roman cities, ancient citadels, and the famous lost city of Petra with its temples, tombs, and incredible photo ops. Explore ancient sites from Jerash to Amman to famous Petra — and don't forget your best walking shoes, your camera, or your sense of wonder.

Recent trip reviews for Raísa

Highlights of jordan & israel: 9 days, Jordan - Oct 29 - Nov 9, 2018

Traveler: Marion M. - Local specialist: Raísa Jorge

We had an amazing trip to Jordan and Israel everything was planned perfectly and worked like clockwork so thankyou for that. We saw everything we wanted to and a lot more.
Our two drivers Mo'ayed in Jordan and Monther in Israel were fantastic - nothing was too much trouble they were always on time and very efficient, informative and very pleasant, please pass on our thanks to them they really made the holiday. Our jeep safari of Wadi Rum was very enjoyable what an adventure! as was the... read more

We had an amazing trip to Jordan and Israel everything was planned perfectly and worked like clockwork so thankyou for that. We saw everything we wanted to and a lot more.
Our two drivers Mo'ayed in Jordan and Monther in Israel were fantastic - nothing was too much trouble they were always on time and very efficient, informative and very pleasant, please pass on our thanks to them they really made the holiday. Our jeep safari of Wadi Rum was very enjoyable what an adventure! as was the entertainment in the Dead Sea and the desert camp.

However we were disappointed by the quality of a number of the hotels we stayed in, as you know we asked to be moved from the Rum Al Waleed for which we were grateful as we were due to stay 4 nights - this hotel was dark, dingy and dirty and Breakfast was very basic. I would highly recommend that you do not put other tourists in that hotel. The Corp which you moved us to was superb and much more the standard we were expecting so thank you for that.

The Grand Court in Jerusalem was also very good, and we enjoyed our stay there.
The Dead Sea Spa was ok but just tired and in need of a refurb and it showed it was tatty and unloved, the food was also not great.
Our desert camp likewise tired and basic - whilst we were expecting a Bedouin camp experience not a 5 star hotel it again had seen better days. The food was very good however! The sister hotel to it in Aqaba was better and we enjoyed our stay there.
The hotel in Petra La Maison the same our room was really tatty and basic.
I can understand that when you are used to using the same hotels some of these things can go unnoticed however you should be checking on your clients experiences and the facilities on offer- with such a wide range of hotels in the area to choose from I would strongly recommend you review your choices.
That said we had a fantastic holiday and with the above caveat would recommend you to others looking to explore this fascinating part of the world.

Thank you for a very well organised and memorable trip!

Raísa Jorge, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Marion,
Thank you very much for experiencing Jordan with us! Your detailed feedback is highly appreciated.
We aim to work only with quality accommodation, so we will bring your observations to our quality control department and we will reconsider our future bookings in these properties.

Yet, happy you enjoyed your trip!

We hope to see you again in our beautiful country.

Happy travels.

Jordan: amman, petra and wadi rum - 4 days, Jordan - Sep 26 - Sep 30, 2018

Traveler: Michael J. - Local specialist: Raísa Jorge

Petra was great and we all enjoyed that. I was disappointed with Wadi Rum and the organization/lack of information of what we were doing and its duration. For example, we were told we should leave Petra early to get to wadi rum, thinking there was a lot to do. After getting there around 11, we sat around for over an hour not knowing what was going on. We then went on our jeep/camel ride for a few hours and got back around 4 with nothing to do til dinner. Our driver told us he was picking us... read more

Petra was great and we all enjoyed that. I was disappointed with Wadi Rum and the organization/lack of information of what we were doing and its duration. For example, we were told we should leave Petra early to get to wadi rum, thinking there was a lot to do. After getting there around 11, we sat around for over an hour not knowing what was going on. We then went on our jeep/camel ride for a few hours and got back around 4 with nothing to do til dinner. Our driver told us he was picking us up the next morning around 6 to do a 1 1/2 hour jeep ride then a 2 hour hike. We woke up at 6 and then told there was a booking issue to see if we could pack up and move our stuff to a different tent. On our ride, the jeep broke down and were stuck for 1 1/2 hours before the replacement jeep came. At that point we were not in the mood to drive another 1 1/2 and hike in the heat of the day which was the whole point we left early. So when we got back we had nothing to do for the whole day and thats why we called our agent to go to Amman earlier. I just felt that if we had known how long that hike/jeep ride was and that we would be doing it in the morning, we wouldn't have stayed an extra night at the camp and went to Amman early and saved the expense of the extra car ride/hotel cost.

Raísa Jorge, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Michael,

Thank you very much for traveling with us and your detailed feedback is highly appreciated.
We apologize for any inconvenience. That's certainly not the kind of experience we want our guests to have. We strive for excellency and your holiday should be worry and stress-free.
And we take your comments very seriously and have discussed with the team aiming to improve our future services.

Nevertheless, thanks again for experiencing Jordan with us. We will be more than happy to host you again in the future.

Happy travels!

Highlights of jordan & israel: 5 days, Jordan - Sep 9 - Sep 13, 2018

Traveler: William G. - Local specialist: Raísa Jorge

This is the first time I have used KimKim, and I am very happy with the booking process and the tour itself. The agent, Raisa, answered all of my questions quickly and in good details. Once we have started the tour, she kept me informed on the tour guide change. The tour itself was wonderful and my group really enjoyed our guides and our time in Jordan. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to travel to Jordan in he future.

Raísa Jorge, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi William,
Very glad to know you had a good experience with us! Happy to be at your service.
Thanks for choosing Kimkim/Experience Jordan.
We hope to see you again in our beautiful country.

Happy travels,
Raisa

Trails through the holy land , Jordan - Sep 3 - Sep 12, 2018

Traveler: Julienne S. - Local specialist: Raísa Jorge

A wonderful trip! Raisa organised it perfectly, listening to my requests well. She checked and asked questions and coped well with my questions and changes.
Mustafa Orabi, the driver. Driver is the incorrect title. Carer would be more accurate! Mustafa is an amazing, caring person, who made sure that everything was perfect every day. Nothing was too much trouble. I just sat back and relaxed for nine days. Add to this his great knowledge of each area, north to south, we visited and his... read more

A wonderful trip! Raisa organised it perfectly, listening to my requests well. She checked and asked questions and coped well with my questions and changes.
Mustafa Orabi, the driver. Driver is the incorrect title. Carer would be more accurate! Mustafa is an amazing, caring person, who made sure that everything was perfect every day. Nothing was too much trouble. I just sat back and relaxed for nine days. Add to this his great knowledge of each area, north to south, we visited and his ability, to tell great stories. His care and concern should be taught to others in the tourism business in other countries!!!
Thank you again. It was a wonderful nine days in a fascinating country. PS: Loved your food too! And the cats.

Raísa Jorge, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Julienne,
It was our pleasure to show you the beauties of Jordan! Thank you for experiencing it with us.
We hope to have you back soon. There is much more to explore (:

Happy travels,
Raisa

Trip to jordan, Jordan - Jul 18 - Jul 20, 2018

Traveler: Jessica H. - Local specialist: Raísa Jorge

Raisa did an amazing job planning our trip for us! We were driven around the country in cool comfort by Ahmad who provided interesting cultural and historical tidbits along the way. He also gave us some great restaurant recommendations for when we got back into Amman. Mohammad, our guide in Petra, was extremely knowledgable and funny. Petra was amazing to experience for the history and beauty of the place. The Dead Sea at the Kempinski resort was a highlight. Floating in the water is such a... read more

Raisa did an amazing job planning our trip for us! We were driven around the country in cool comfort by Ahmad who provided interesting cultural and historical tidbits along the way. He also gave us some great restaurant recommendations for when we got back into Amman. Mohammad, our guide in Petra, was extremely knowledgable and funny. Petra was amazing to experience for the history and beauty of the place. The Dead Sea at the Kempinski resort was a highlight. Floating in the water is such a unique, unforgettable sensation... wish I could do it for hours on end!!! And the service at the resort is some of the best I've ever had in all my travels. Wish I'd had more time everywhere!!!

Raísa Jorge, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Jessica,
That's great to hear from you. Our team is focused on providing lifetime experiences and having your feedback make us feel accomplished.
Thanks for experiencing Jordan with us and we hope to see you again in our beautiful country, there is much more to explore!

Happy travels,
Raisa

Mikhail

Best of jordan, Jordan - Mar 28 - Apr 1, 2018

Traveler: Mikhail K. - Local specialist: Raísa Jorge

The trip was very well organized. The whole process of communication with Raisa and payment process before the trip was very easy. Raisa picked the best itinerary for our short four days stay in Jordan. Our guides were very professional and knowledgeable. Drivers were very polite and courteous. Hotels and bedouin camp which Raisa picked for us were very good, provided great service.

Raísa Jorge, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Mikhail,
Thanks again for experiencing Jordan with us. I am glad to know you had such a good time!
Happy to be at your service.

We hope to see you again in our beautiful country.

Happy travels!

Best,
Raisa