Best international trip experience
Jordan | Oct 14 - Oct 23, 2022

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Michael R.
Raleigh, NC | Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

Wonderful trip to Jordan and the best international travel experience I have ever had! Nada did an amazing job communicating with us for a couple of months and helping us plan our trip. She gave us an itinerary that matched the exact experience we wanted while still giving us the flexibility to change things around if needed. She was always prompt in responding to any messages and concerns we had before and during the trip.

Everyone we encountered in Jordan made our trip special. Our... read more

Wonderful trip to Jordan and the best international travel experience I have ever had! Nada did an amazing job communicating with us for a couple of months and helping us plan our trip. She gave us an itinerary that matched the exact experience we wanted while still giving us the flexibility to change things around if needed. She was always prompt in responding to any messages and concerns we had before and during the trip.

Everyone we encountered in Jordan made our trip special. Our two drivers were great. Ali was very fun and interactive. He always knew the good places to stop for travelers and would always take a picture if needed. Khalid was exceptional and made our trip better in so many ways. He always gave us suggestions on ways we could make our trip better and probably knows the entire history of Jordan. In fact, he helped organize two excursions that weren’t even on our itinerary. We didn’t have Mount Nebo on our radar, but he was able to make it happen. I can’ t say enough on how great Khalid is and anybody that encounters him as a driver for Amani tours should consider themselves lucky.

Every tour guide we had that Amani set up was fantastic. The Wadi Ghuweir hike in Dana was a lot of fun and our guide Isaa went at a perfect pace for my girlfriend and I and was super friendly (and funny). Nada set up a dinner with a Bedouin family and it was a great experience. They were very welcoming and the food was delicious.

The accommodations in Jordan were great as well. In particular the Wadi Rum Luxury Night Camp and Dana Guesthouse were our two favorite. Both experiences were unique in that they offered great views from our room and had a wonderful staff. We also enjoyed Ajloun Cabins as well. The lone criticism I have from the trip is our stay in Amman. The Signature Hotel was the worst stay we had by far. The staff was unresponsive to our concerns about the air in our room after we made two phone calls. Additionally, the room and service were not up to par for a “4 star hotel”.

I can’t say enough about the great job the KimKim team and Amani tours did for our Jordan trip. It certainly is a once in a lifetime trip and Hasina and I thank you for making our vacation a special one.

Hotel Reviews
Wadi Rum Night Luxury Camp
Wadi Rum

The best place we stayed in Jordan. Glamping under the stars was one of the most memorable experience we had from our trip. The room was spacious and clean and we surprisingly had a great shower and toilet in our bubble tent. Additionally the food was fantastic and we enjoyed the show that the chef and staff put on in the evening. Can’t recommend this place enough!

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Dead Sea Spa Hotel
Sweimeh

Great beach for getting into the Dead Sea. The room was just ok. Clean and inviting. But, we had a safe box in the room and it didn’t work even after we called for help. Everything here is overpriced too. You can’t even buy water downstairs. We had to call for room service where each bottle was 3 JD (very inefficient and expensive).

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Ajloun cabins
Ajloun

Cozy cabin in Ajloun. It’s very clean and spacious. We enjoyed our peaceful evening in this forest reserve.

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Dana Guest House
Al Tafileh, Dana

We loved this hotel. Especially the view we had from our balcony at sunrise and sunset of Dana. The room was spacious and clean. The restaurant was good too.

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Edom Hotel
Wadi Musa

This place was just ok. The lobby and rooftop are swanky and nice to hang out in. The rooms could be better. TV didn’t work and the room had a musty smell. Clearly outdated. It was clean though. It did however have an excellent location being less than 5 minutes from the Petra entrance.

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Activity Reviews
Wadi Ghuweir Hike
Dana

This was such a fun hike. Isaa was a great guide and made this a memorable experience. This is an all day hike and probably 8 to 10 miles according to our guide. It was a hard hike but we had read online about the difficulty so we were well prepared for the terrain. Anyone thinking about this hike should be in good shape as there are some climbing aspects involved. The driver had a lunch prepared after the hike that was absolutely delicious.

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Hike from Little Petra to Petra
Jordan

This is an incredible hike that allows you to hike from little Petra to Petra via the backwards way through the mountains. Therefore you see the Monastery first and the Treasury last. It is a difficult hike, especially to get to the Monastery but we enjoyed it. This is apparently not a popular route because there was a little confusion with our driver that morning. He believed we were just seeing little Petra before being transported to Petra by car. In the future, I would suggest just making the drivers and staff more aware of this hike. Once we straightened out the confusion with the office (Nada helped us out immensely) the hike was wonderful and they set us up with a local guide that gave us a lot of good information about Petra.

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Local specialist: Nada Altaji
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Nada Altaji
Local specialist in Amman | Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

Thank you for this very positive review Michael. It was a pleasure helping you plan out this once in a lifetime trip, and happy it turned out great :)

Best Wishes to you & Hasina ,