Great value--10 stars, not 5! Samanta of Zam...
Jordan | Feb 25 - Mar 2, 2023

Cheri R.
Renton, WA | Reviewed on Mar 05, 2023

Great value--10 stars, not 5! Samanta of Zaman in KimKim made our trip everything we could have hoped for. With our travel dates fixed, Samanta was able to develop a tour that matched our interests, emphasizing the sites we most wanted to see, and hotels and meals that were terrific. We have never had such responsive and knowledgable assistance--she always made sure we could reach her wherever we were, and when we had a small issue due to our error (not hers, she is excellent!), Samanta went far above and beyond to help us. She arranged a terrific guide and driver of a luxury SUV car, Hamdi Das, who was mediator in every interaction with his countrymen, ensuring communications were clear and direct, and that we got exactly what we were requesting. Hamdi has extensive knowledge of Jordan and, like Samanta, found no question too small to immediately address. He is also an excellent driver, as I told him on one winding road up a mountainside "I am always relaxed when you drive, Hamdi".
We are still raving about Samanta and Hamdi. On our flight back to Seattle, a seat mate was talking about her tour experience--which cost double our price--and she told my husband "I really wish we had used Samanta and Zaman Tours in KimKim instead of this luxury tour". We had the best possible experience and highly recommend them to you.

Hotel Review
Movenpick Petra Resort
Wadi Musa

Gorgeous hotel with local decor, luxurious interior. We immediately relaxed when we walked in, staff and our room were lovely. The location is just a few hundred feet from Petra's entrance, yet far enough to be quiet. We also loved the dinner, which is important after the long days hiking/walking in Petra.

Authenticity & Character
Beautiful dark wood, local designs.
A short distance from Petra's entrance but managed to be quiet.
Smiling friendly staff were patient with everyone.
Cleanliness & Comfort
excellent beds too
Activity Reviews
Secret Petra Backdoor Hike

Our guide spoke very good English, made sure we were able to have every experience that we wanted (& there is a lot!), was patient with a good sense of humor. His enthusiasm made the trip even better.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
3hrs Jeep Safari + Lunch with a Bedouin Family
Wadi Rum

We were able to see petroglyphs and the gorgeous cliff walls in the powdery sand desert of Wadi Rum. Our guide cooked a delicious dish alongside his truck.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Day trip to Jerash, Ajloun & Umm Qais from Amman

Our driver guide, Hamdi, made this (as all days with him) a special tour. Hamdi makes the drive in the luxury SUV smooth and interesting as well as entertaining. He made sure that we had all questions answered, and saw everything we had hoped for.

Quality of Experience
This Roman city is indeed special
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Hamdi is excellent, both as a driver and as a guide. Kind, humorous, and patient.
Water and snacks are always inside the gorgeous SUV.
Local specialist: Samanta Neroli