Without hesitation, I will recommend Experience Jordan to anyone who is planning a trip to this wonderful country.
Enas and eventually Raisa are both Tour Designers Extraordinaire. They both helped me plan a tailor fit 2-weeks adventure for the 4 of us, answered all my never ending questions, alleviated my concerns, and most importantly, delivered more than what we expected. Raisa was always quick to respond, and gave me all the information that I needed, from visa arrival to my concerns re: wilderness camping (my very first time!), to the daily changes of international travel during coronavirus.
We were greeted by Rakkan as soon as we arrived, and he sped us through arrival with no hassle at all. Then super cool Mahmood Atal, our guide for the next 2 weeks took us under his wings and began a wonderful journey to explore Jordan. Us 4 Canucks can be a handful at times, but Mahmood is great and lots of fun to get along, while making sure all of our needs were looked after. He brought us to sample local food on the streets and little mom and pop restaurants, which tasted authentic and very delicious. On our trek from Dana to Petra, he made sure everyone was okay at every point and kept us fueled with these GIANT DATES he whisked out of his magic knapsack every so often. The Wilderness Camp team, Momen and Ali, are also amazing - and kudos to these chefs who prepared the best meals we ever had on this trip. We spent an extra day in Petra, and we learned so much more because of Mahmood's knowledge, which made us appreciate what we were seeing that much more. Aside from the main sights in Petra, Mahmood also took us to other spots such as the High Place of Sacrifice and the Wadi Farasah Trail. We managed to make it to the Dead Sea before all of a sudden, we needed to scramble to get out of Jordan before border closed on us. Again, thank you to Mahmood for giving us advanced warning - we were able to contact our airline within hours, and changed our travel plans. Even though we had to cut short our trip by 3 days, we are still very grateful (and lucky) we got to see Jordan in these unsettled times. Because of our sudden need for departure, Mahmood was kind enough to do some last minute shopping for us for spices and yes, those giant dates too. Experience Jordan is obviously very professional and excellent in what they do, but it's their people we met along the way that impressed us with their kindness, thoughtfulness, and generosity. Thank you for some truly spectacular Instagram worthy pictures, and lots of very fond memories of our adventure in Jordan.