Travelers' reviews about Jordan

4.5
14 reviews
moumou
5
Jordan
Private group
7-full day itinerary. We went almost everywhere and itinerary available from the Agency. MERCI to the team at Evaneos. It is ONE of the BEST holidays.
Best parts:
LOVE: Mohammed our tour organiser. Nadir our guide. Our driver was attentive and careful. Mohamed was Ab Fab! Patient, informative, helpful.... He chose the right guide/drive/transport for us. The services we received since arrival until departure was first class. We are frequent foreign travellers so I can safely say it is 10/10. Our guide was superb! He made us fall in love with Jordan. We received some negative feedback before our journey on Jordan from friends in UK but our travels was magical. We WILL come back God willing! Jordan IS gorgeous and the people wonderful.
Worst parts:
A bit pricey but apart that nothing really in particular. We were a group of 14 folks (adults, children, adolescents, elderly) with each one having their own preferences. It was a tall order and yet Mohamed/Nadir/Driver delivered on ALL fronts. Evaneos/Mohamed and Nadir/Driver went above the call of duty to ensure we had a wonderful time. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! We came back home recommending the services of Evaneos.
Evaneos
Dear moumou, Thank you for your feedback! We are more than happy that you enjoyed your trip to Jordan and we are looking forward to see you again soon! Yours sincerely, Your Evaneos Team!
Rosiem
3
Jordan
Couple
Overrall the trip was enjoyable , we were obvious to the fact it was indeed a Tour Jordan trip with nil mention of Evaneos who it would appear are just booking agents . Had it not been for the excellent driver I feel we would have been more disapointed
Best parts:
Jarash ,Dead Sea , Petra, Mt Nebo and Red Sea resort
Worst parts:
Dana and Kings highway which was nothing like the descriptor, I highlighted this to our driver , it was false information and a wasted dayThe location of the Seven Roses hotel in Amman is pretty dire , surrounded by building rubble and derelict shops with absolutely no where to meander and enjoy the city The guide in Jarash was a stand in from GA Adventures and gave us the briefest of tours , Basil in Petra gave less information than that included in the free guide which was a bit disappointing ,He also encouraged a local youth to shoot down small birds with a catapult and treat it as a joke which was a little upsetting especially for my wife The Wadi Rum is dreadful a sun baked Nissan hut at least 50Deg C with no ventilation other than a desk fan , We had pictures of a luxury tent open to the aspect arranged around the cooking area , this was really something I would like a refund for
NED
5
Jordan
Couple
A very good, enjoyable holiday that ended with a relaxing stay in Aqaba.
Best parts:
Seeing and learning about the spectacular archaeology, scenery and geology of Jordan. Jerash, Petra and Wadi Rum were the highlights. Very good standard of hotels, meals, service etc. and, in Bader, an excellent guide who was knowledgeable, friendly and had a good sense of humour.
Worst parts:
The appalling standard of other drivers, the amount of food waste and the litter (particularly plastic bottles) that seemed to be everywhere in Jordan.
Buffalogirl
5
Jordan
Solo
It was a very interesting country with many top sights, a fascinating culture and very friendly people. I felt safe exploring by myself and at the same time not too constrained by the tour schedule. It was a perfect arrangement for me - a customised feel and at the same time having the logistics taken care of. Sight highlights were Petra, Wadi Rum and Jerash. I would love to upload some photos, but they are not ready yet. If I may I would like to submit some in a little while.
Best parts:
The mix of sights, the quality of the hotels, the flexibility and personalised nature of the tour, the reliability and supportiveness of the driver, the quality of the guides at the sights.
Worst parts:
In hindsight, I could have done with a bit more info about the program items and how the tour would work. Some info, which I think I was meant to have from the outset, was attached to the survey from the tour operator, which I only saw at the end of the tour. It was up to me to ask questions and find out things.
Bill and Margi
5
Jordan
Couple
We were referred to Evanos web site by our travel agent who was unfamiliar with Jordan. They very efficiently connected us with the local agency who took very good care of us . We were met at the airport and taken to the Seven Roses hotel in Amman, a very busy city. No problem getting there through heavy traffic. The itinerary included Jerash, Amman, Petra, Dana and Wadi Rum with the Bedouins. All by car and all very comfortable. Great explanations of the places we visited.
Best parts:
The surprise of Jerash. Everyone focuses on Petra but Jerach was just as stunning. Our guide, Gasson, was very informative and an excellent conservative driver in a very comfortable car. . The walk in the desert of Wadi Rum. The ease with which Evanos connected us with a local guide group.
Worst parts:
cold nights in WADI RUM No chance to see the Red Sea. Slippery Shower at Seven Rose Hotel, and very smokey dining room.
Family of 4, USA
5
Jordan
Family
We've wanted to go to Jordan for a very long time, and we spend 2 days in and around Ammam, 1 day at the dead sea, 2 days in Petra and 1 day in the Wadi Rum.
Best parts:
We had an amazing trip. Our itinerary was perfect and the support from the local agency was wonderful. But the highlight besides the beautiful country, wonderful people and amazing food was our terrific driver Basil who could not have been more wonderful and accomodating. His recommendations for schedule adjustments, restaurants and other ideas was PERFECT. he also adjusted our schedule to our every last minute whim. He was absolutely the best and we recommend both Him and Hala's Agency in Jordan. The service, hotels and everything was just amazing.
Worst parts:
NOTHING. We had the most amazing time and it exceeded all expectations!!!
OHMIteam
2
Jordan
Friends
The destination was worth visiting.
Best parts:
The itinerary was well planned and manageable.
Worst parts:
The guide did not speak English so we felt cheated. She hardly could frame a complete sentence in English and struggled most times to communicate with us. After a while we started relying more on our own skills and third parties to get information. The assigned guide was obviously new and had worked with Evaneos for the first time. We had signed up with Evaneos because we thought we would get an English speaking guide.
Evaneos
Hello, Thank you kindly for providing your feedback from your trip to Jordan. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your time in the destination, and that you were happy with your itinerary created by your local agent. We are very sorry to read that your guide was struggling with speaking English and we will discuss this with the local agency directly to ensure that they improve their partnerships for the future. We hope that this did not hinder your experience, and thank you for letting us know. Kindest regards, The Evaneos Team
Bob
5
Jordan
Friends
Favorites: Jerash, Dead Sea, Petra and Wadi Rum. That's pretty much the whole trip. There was a travel day from the Dead Sea to Petra which wasn't so interesting.
Best parts:
Jordan is an amazing country with a ton of stuff to offer. As an unknown part of the world to me, I was surprised and impressed with the variety of its terrain and the history it offered, from Moses to the Nabateans to Greeks, Romans and Byzantines, to the Islamic conquest and the Crusaders, and finally to the Ottoman Empire.
Worst parts:
Jordan was expensive. While we were on tour and largely spared the costs because we prepaid, we wondered how the ordinary people live. Downside: The paperwork was confusing and mismanaged with repeated requests for passport (already sent) and finally, when we arrived, the wrong names on exit permits.
moebius
5
Jordan
Solo
I started the tour in Anman for 2 nights visiting ancient sites, followed by one night in Petra and one night in the Dead Sea. Of all the ancient sites visited on my Middle East trip, Petra takes the cake. I especially enjoyed walking through the Siq. The red sands of Wadi Rum accentuated the desert. The Dead Sea hotel is actually a resort on the grounds of the Dead Sea, which makes it easy to access the waters. The water was warm in mid November. The weather was warmer than I expected, with a bit of humidity.
Best parts:
Dead Sea! It was a surreal experience standing in the water without touching the bottom. Petra and Wadi Rum were also amazing experiences. I rode on the camel multiple times on this Middle East trip, and the camel ride in Wadi Rum is the best. It feels the most authentic, riding on the camel in the open desert. All the accommodations were centrally located, especially in Petra. It was one block from the entrance to Petra. Hala, the travel agent was patient, accommodating, and helpful. She answered all my endless e-mails without a complaint.
Worst parts:
I wish the driver would look at his cell phone less often, as this is a safety issue. However, the driver is skilled enough that I have less qualms about it than other drivers that I know. I wish I had more time in Petra. I believe the original itinerary planned to have the desert ride in Wadi Rum at sunrise, but my driver suggested sunset is better, hence curtailing my time in Petra.
Vifill Jordan
5
Jordan
Friends
Petra was the goal. Wow flight to Israel was the starter and google was the way to find the trip.
Best parts:
The people, and old culture
Worst parts:
Boarder control and rubish besites roads in Jordan and Palestina.
Photos by K.H.
5
Jordan
Family
We learned from our friends who visited Jordan before. Both Petra and Wadi Rum are great places to visit. We wish we could spend more time in Jaresh.
Best parts:
Jordan is amazing country and Jordanians are so welcome and nice. The several tourism sites we visited were wonderful! Also, we had a great driver+guide, Mohamed.
Worst parts:
Time is too short. We wish we had more time in Jordan.
joekp
5
Jordan
Solo
Arrived in Amman Friday afternoon by Hassan and drove to Wadi Rum and checked in to Camp Ramayeh. I was met early the next morning by an agent from Wadi Balloon for the ride. After the ride, my guide met me and we went to Petra where I spent about 5 hours on the tour and self exploration. The next day we toured Aqaba and then took a jeep tour of Wadi Rum and Bedouin camp. We returned to the airport the following morning.
Best parts:
Hassan was great tour guide! He was well versed in his country, its sites, food and culture and has an excellent command of English. He was able to arrange an additional hot air balloon ride over Wadi Rum that an excellent experience. He also found an excellent guide for Petra.
Worst parts:
The camp did not have accommodations for my driver/guide the first night so he had to drive to Aqaba and then come back the following morning. Overall I can't think of much that was bad the trip--some of the Jordanian drivers were a bit crazy but suspect you can't do much about that. The Camp was basic but comfortable with good food. The vendors at Petra could be aggressive. I suspect that with a proper education a couple of the younger ones could run a Fortune 500 company some day.
CB
4
Jordan
Family
Amman airport - Madaba - Dead Sea - Wadi Rum (night in the desert) - Petra - Amman
Best parts:
The itinerary was really well planned. Excellent choice!
MikeH
5
Jordan
Couple
Trip We travelled the length of Jordan with a day in Amman (including the citadel and theatre), travel to Madaba visiting the mosaics, Mount Nebo and the Baptism site and on to the Dead Sea. Then via Kerak and Shawbiak to Petra. 2 days in Petra, then 2 days in Wadi Rum followed by 2 nights in Aqaba. Travelled back to Amman on the Dead Sea Highway and visited Jerash and Ajloun. We found the Jordanians very pleasant and interested in us as travellers. Food quality was excellent and good portions. Some of the hotels were 'tired' but with the decline in tourism this is expected.
Best parts:
The sheer scale and ruggedness of Jordan together with its wide range of history.
Worst parts:
Weather was mixed - rain and flash floods in Amman and 2 days of sandstorm overcast.