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Sarah Eaton

As a former professor of religion and philosophy at various colleges and seminaries in the U.S., my particular interest is in pilgrimages and educational religious tourism in Jordan and Israel. I have been working in the travel industry since moving to the Petra area with my husband in 2018. I enjoy planning unique trips that aren't "cookie-cutter" itineraries and love giving lots of options so that the client can get involved in tailoring the trip to their personal needs and desires. I like to help travelers think outside the box so that the journey gives opportunity for meaningful experiences and relationships across cultural boundaries.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in classic tours for those with a particular interest in historical or religious elements of travel. Further, I see travel as an amazing tool for mutual understanding and ultimately for peace. So I can also help organize group tours that expose travelers to the complexities of life in this region. For example, perhaps you would like to visit a cooperative village jointly founded by Israeli Jews and Arabs, or even meet with local religious and civil leaders from various organizations. I'm looking forward to hearing your ideas about what you want to learn from a trip to the region: Jordan, Israel, Egypt and now Saudi Arabia!"

How did you get involved in travel?

"I went on a group tour to Israel several years ago and left with the idea that working in tourism would be an interesting and gratifying profession. At that time, I was the Dean of a seminary and was quite happy in academia. Then, in 2017, my academic institution closed. So my husband and I decided to make a big change and follow our dream of moving to Jordan to live near Petra. Here, the travel industry is a huge part of the economy, so I began working with a local tour operator."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I decided to rent a car and drive myself from Barcelona to Montpellier, France during a summer trip. The coastline was marvelous and I was so happy driving along, listening to the French radio and feeling proud of myself for understanding as much as I did. Meanwhile, I was using my phone GPS to keep track of my directions. Yes... when I returned to the US, my cell phone bill was over $1000 due to roaming charges. It was an unforgettable lesson learned, and I couldn't believe I had done it!"

Sarah is part of the following groups: Jordan Travel Agents
Petra
Jordan in 7 Days - Amman, Jerash, Mt Nebo, Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba and the Dead Sea

Perfect for travelers ready for a full week of adventure, this 7 day, 6 night itinerary prioritizes Jordan's best-loved landmarks. You'll bask in the beauty of the Dead Sea, take in panoramic views from the temples of Petra, and camp in Wadi Rum's desert wilderness, finally returning home with a satisfying slice of the country's rich heritage.

Recent trip reviews for Sarah

Barclay

I had a great time in Jordan · Jordan - Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2019

Traveler: Barclay R. - Local specialist: Sarah Eaton

I had a great time in Jordan. The driver's personalities were great and love what they do. I can't say that what we got was different than what another tour company could have provided though. I booked my own hotels so it was essentially boiled down to a car service. Sarah was incredibly responsive. The drivers were on time 100% of the time. It would have been nice to have a SIM card provided like my Egypt tour gave. Or provided A Jordanian delicacy on arrival as a welcome gift. Or something more to make it stand out. But everything went swimmingly from the transfers and planning.

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Sarah Eaton, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Barclay,
Thanks so much for the feedback about your trip, and for letting us at In2Jordan make it a smooth and positive experience for you. I have shared your ideas with our team. May you have many great travel adventures in the future!
-Sarah

Jordan visit November 2019 · Jordan - Nov 10 - Nov 16, 2019

Traveler: Daniela G. - Local specialist: Sarah Eaton

Sarah was amazing through this whole process from beginning to end! She mentioned doing 2 extra things while visiting Petra. We had dinner with a local family which was quite nice. We also went to Petra at night. Petra during the day was amazing too. We took full advantage of both days. On the first afternoon we saw the treasury for the first time. We took pictures from a scenic overlook. Then explored a little further and would up at the high place of sacrifice. Day 2 we started super early... read more

Sarah was amazing through this whole process from beginning to end! She mentioned doing 2 extra things while visiting Petra. We had dinner with a local family which was quite nice. We also went to Petra at night. Petra during the day was amazing too. We took full advantage of both days. On the first afternoon we saw the treasury for the first time. We took pictures from a scenic overlook. Then explored a little further and would up at the high place of sacrifice. Day 2 we started super early and went to the monastery. On the way back we went to see some of those other tombs on the hill and saw a sign for a trail to go see the treasury from the highest point. This was so worth the extra couple miles of walking. On the first day, the tour of Amman and Jerash...I had no idea what to expect of the sites we would see. The biggest surprise was the Aljoun Castle. On our way to Wadi Musa our driver, Ahmad, took us to “little Petra” and joked about a surprise and it was a stop to see a boulder formation that looked like an elephant. Ahmad had snacks for us in the car along with water. That was fun. Both drivers stopped at rest areas so we could get out, use the restrooms, grab a snack, and maybe a souvenir. The short stay in Wadi Rum was great. We had a desert tour (also suggested by Sarah) that was so much fun. Our guide for this was fun with his driving and taking us on a route that gave us quiet time from other tourists at some of the stops. Mt Nebo and the Baptism site were well worth it also. For the Dead Sea day, Sarah has booked us a room at a hotel that had a private beach and that made everything so easy. This was the thing I had been looking forward to the most. I have been intrigued by the Dead Sea since I was a small child when I saw it in a book of natural wonders of the world. I know I missed a thing or two, but Jordan, our drivers, the locals, and the sites we saw all exceeded our expectations. This was an absolutely amazing experience!!

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Sarah Eaton, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Daniela,
I am so glad that you both had a great experience here in Jordan and that the trip was what you had been hoping for! I will pass along your kind review to the team here at In2Jordan. Thanks for letting us be a part of making this trip special for you!
-Sarah

Easy to navigate and packed with highlights. ... · Jordan - Nov 9 - Nov 15, 2019

Traveler: Paul G. - Local specialist: Sarah Eaton

Easy to navigate and packed with highlights. Sarah and my driver Hasan were awesome :)

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Sarah Eaton, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Paul,
Thanks so much for choosing In2Jordan for your trip. I am so glad to hear it went smoothy for you.
Your feedback is truly appreciated!
-Sarah

Amman, Petra, Dead Sea · Jordan - Sep 15 - Sep 22, 2019

Traveler: Lydia H. - Local specialist: Sarah Eaton

Super easy process, Sarah was wonderful in accommodating all my questions and changes, giving me information on different options available for me at my budget, and very supportive while I was on the trip. As a single woman traveling alone, this was the best value for money I found, a completely tailored trip for me, very professional service from the drivers and Sarah, and a great experience overall.

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Sarah Eaton, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Lydia,
Thanks so much for letting me know that you were happy with the trip and felt that we were able to meet your needs as a solo female traveler. Your feedback is much appreciated!
Sarah

Marcel

Trip to Jordan · Jordan - Aug 9 - Aug 14, 2019

Traveler: Marcel L. - Local specialist: Sarah Eaton

The trip was really well planned and every single arrangement just worked - even in cases where we requested modifications to the plan.

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Sarah Eaton, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Marcel,

Thank you very much for your kind words. I am happy that you enjoyed your trip to Jordan and I hope that we can welcome you again soon.

Sarah