Client Testimonials from the year 2008:
Monday, December 22, 2008 11:07
Thank you very much for all the trip, it was simply fantastic and it was even better with your constant support.
If I have the chance to go back to Jordan, I will definately contact your company again.
Many thanks once again!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008 21:07
Dear Ms. Shakhshir:
It was nice to speak with you by phone last week. Now that I am back home, I just wanted to send you a short note of thanks. Our trip to Jordan was excellent! In addition to the amazing sights of Petra and the quaint hotel, we enjoyed Amman and the trip down.
Most importantly, our driver was professional, knowledgeable and an excellent addition to our trip. Mohammad made the trip even better.
Thanks again, and we look forward to a return trip to Jordan sometime soon!
Javier J Aldape
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 15:41
We have just uploaded to my web site a number of images from our wonderful tour throughout Jordan earlier this year with the assistance of yourself, Jordan Direct Tours and our very friendly and cooperative driver Ahnad Al-Suwi.
The images can be viewed at www.alanbeaton.com/Jordan
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 11:07
I would just like to say what a wonderful holiday we had in Jordan. The tour was great, and we have many fantastic memories to take away with us. It is such a beautiful country, and one day we hope to come back and do some more of it. We enjoyed all the hotels we were in, particularly the Kempinski Dead Sea, which we were really glad we spent an extra day at. The hotel in Aqaba was also very nice, although they are obviously still finishing off refitting it, which didn’t affect our holiday, but I’m sure it will be even nicer in a few months time. The hotel in Amman was fairly basic in comparison, and I think if staying in Amman for longer would be nicer to be nearer the centre of town, but for us was fine, as we only really stayed there so we were close to airport.
The biggest thank you must go to our driver, Shadi, who was lovely, and couldn’t do enough for us. We were very appreciative of him taking us to Petra by night and the returning us to our hotel afterwards which was in Taybeh as it was late by then, and he had been driving all day. We felt like we were saying goodbye to a friend at the end of our holiday, and do wish him well. He certainly helped make our trip wonderful.
Thank you all once again for organising this trip for us, we will definitely be recommending you to our friends.
Friday, October 31, 2008 11:07
Sorry it took me a while to write back to you (I had to travel on business quite a bit after vacation). I just wanted to say a big thank you for all you've done to make it a great vacation for us - we had a wonderful time and liked Jordan very much!!! Special thanks to our driver Ibrahem Alsmadi - great guy, he was always responsive to all our wishes, showed initiative, great sense of humor - just a wonderful person.
Your country has a lot to offer and we will be happy to come back again one day :-)
Hope all is well for you, take care, and many thanks again!
Oksana & Padraic Conroy
Sunday, October 26, 2008 14:07
Just back last night, minus my luggage...
Just wanted to give you feedback as to how our trip went. Overall, we had a fantastic time, we all enjoyed it very much. What we liked about it was the variety of the experiences we had. And above all, the service you provided was first class!
Here is more detailed feedback of our trip so you can use this for future.
1. "Jack" our driver was excellent, discreet and most professional. The welcome by Raed (Spelling?) both at the beginning and at the end was also very appreciated.
2. Hotels: The Kempinski was the best hotel we stayed in. Dominique and I also really liked Le Meridien and would almost be tempted to say it was almost as nice as the 4 Seasons. The Movenpick in Petra was probably the most run down in comparison to the other hotels. Although not yet opened, I am sure the Kempinski in Aqaba will be impressive.
3. Experiences: our guide in Jerash was particularly good in explaining the history and giving us a great tour of Jerash. I would think that the Dana campsite would be a good experience and would look at recommending in terms of options to give to your groups as opposed to the night in the desert with the Bedouins which is to our taste probably a bit too commercial in nature.
However, the desert drive was super. What I would recommend is the substitute this for the night with the Bedouins. Also, the Dana guest house was nice but not the most comfortable place to sleep.
You realise these are strickly for you to use in future and by NO MEANS does this mean we did not enjoy our trip.
Once again thank you...you have a wonderful country, wonderful people and your tour provided us with the opportunity to validate this!
Cheers and it was a pleasure meeting you and working with you!
I have copied Richard as he is not yet back form hte end of their trip to Israel so he can add or comment further if he so wished.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 11:07
Hello Miss Shakshir,,
I hope your Ramadan is going well.
We have arrived back home from Saudi Arabia, and I wanted to send an email to you to thank you for the day trip we had in Jordan on the way to Arabia. We were very happy with our driver Talal, who was punctual, friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable. His English was excellent, too.
We enjoyed our brief taste of Jordan so much that we are thinking of spending our next holiday there insh’Allah, so we can see more!
Monday, August 4, 2008 11:26
A quick email to thank you so much for all our travel arrangements in regards to our recent Jordan tour.
Firstly, sorry to not have met you but we were in good hand at all times. Everything ran very smoothly, efficient and on time! The peoples of your country certainly are friendly and helpful and we really enjoyed our experience and stay. Ibrahem our driver cum local guide was first class. Never late and full of tit bits of information on the local places we were passing thu. Nothing was too much trouble and he was always prepared to stop for photo opportunities, plus everything done with a smile.
Petra what can I say, awesome. Petra Palace Hotel was very good and we did enjoy the swimming pool after our long day walking in the heat! The rooms with a balcony (like ours) are the best to go for.
Aqaba snorkelling was excellent. Coral Bay Hotel suited us fine being right next to the coral reef etc. The hotel's bus service into Aqaba was very good value for money and ran on time to the second! Unbelievable for us coming from Africa.
So once again thank you and your colleagues for our great holiday. We have already made notes for other friends who are looking to visit sometime in the future. Your company will be highly recommended.
Best regards Janice.
Thursday, July 3, 2008 19:28
My wife and I have just returned to the USA after a wonderful, 8-day tour of Jordan and the first thing we said to each other upon arriving back home is how we wish we were back in your beautiful country!
Jordan Direct Tours offers a stupendous tour that showcases the many beauties and wonders of the Jordanian landscape and its warm, hospitable and welcoming people.
From the moment we stepped off the airplane, your representative, Raed, gave us a hearty welcome and personally led us without a hitch through the immigration, visa and customs requirements, and then on to our waiting car and driver. Raed was personable, kind and professionally keen about wanting to ensure that the trip would meet our expectations.
My wife and I have only praise for our driver, Mr. Monsour Monsour. Monsour is a quintessential driver whose number one priority was our physical safety—he always drove with the utmost care and professionalism. The air-conditioned car was always immaculately clean and polished and he made us feel like VIPs throughout the week we spent with him. He was extremely generous with his knowledge of the country and all the historical and modern sites that we visited. Without his insightful commentary and stories, we would not have come away from Jordan with such a personal and broad understanding, as well as a deep feeling of heartfelt affection towards Jordan and its people. Monsour was very, very kind and attentive towards us, always genuinely concerned about our comfort and willing to do whatever necessary to make our trip pleasant and enjoyable. Whether it was finding clean rest areas, restaurants, stores for shopping, finding the best route to travel, and how best to efficiently spend our free time, Monsour was the man to go to for the best advice and recommendation. My wife and I, after visiting the Citadel in Amman, had a most wonderful time when he invited us to a savor the delicious cheese dessert in downtown Amman. The taste was heavenly!
On our next trip to Jordan, we would like to include Syria on our list of places to visit. And when we schedule that trip, we want Monsour to be our driver.
The itinerary was perfect, the hotels and restaurants were all first class, and our days were neither too slow or too fast, but rather well-timed to allow us to see and enjoy Jordan at our leisure. Jordan Direct Tours is an excellent tour company, efficient and well-run; I recommend that you continue searching for ways to improve your service and product so that every client feels he is being treated as a Very Important Person.
Without a doubt, we fell in love with your country and its people. We sincerely say that we look forward to the near future when we can visit Jordan once again. Our choice of tour operators is easy—it will always be Jordan Direct Tours. And we have recommended JDT to all our friends. Best of luck to you all.
Jasmin, and now I leave the best for last. You, indeed, are a courteous, kind and attentive ambassador who professionally and most ably represents Jordan Direct Tours. From our initial inquiry (many months ago) to the day we regretfully left Amman for home, you treated me and my wife as if we were the only clients that you had. You are a valuable person and an asset to your company; I can honestly say that without your assistance in the front-office, our tour would not have been as memorable and enjoyable as it was.
Thank you, again, for a trip-of-a-lifetime.
ILDA & FRED CHILDS
Houston, Texas USA
Saturday, December 20, 2008 8:26 AM
We arrived back from Jordan yesterday. I would just like you to know what a good time we had, all your staff are very friendly and go out of their way to help and accommodate us. We took on board recommendations and enjoyed the experience.
Thank you for all your help, i have already passed on your details to others.
Once again many thanks Jackie, Sally and John
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 10:30 PM
I would like to thank you very much for all the beautifull times we had in your country, we liked almost everything there and I would definitely recommend your agency to my friends who are interested to visit your wonderful country. All my friends send their regards too.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 12:57 PM
Thank for all your atention. Wonderfull journey. The best guide.
If anyone answer me about Jordan I´ll recomend him your agency.
All was perfect.
Saturday, November 08, 2008 3:21 AM
Just a short note to say thank you for our recent trip of Jordan. We took home with us some wonderful memories and experiences.From the northern city of Jerash,the experience of the dead sea ,the absolute wonder of Petra (a must see for any traveller! ) to the developing Aqaba,every day was a buzz! Your companies organizing of our tour was excellent and went without a hitch. Our driver,Talel,was brilliant. He is a good man with a good heart – also a good sense of humour!
I had one of the best conversations about the middle east political situation I have ever had, with Talel .His knowledge of the history of the region was second to none. We also found the people of Jordan to be warm and friendly everywhere we went. I would definitely recommend jd tours to any one considering a trip to Jordan. Hopefully ,if our dollar improves,you will see us again one day
Once again many thanks
Ps : tell Talel not to forget " squish " & "marinate ‘
Friday, November 07, 2008 10:24 AM
Read this. My photo made the front page.
Thursday, October 30, 2008 3:29 PM
I wanted to take the time to finally thank you for the great job you did of organizing our trip to Jordan last month. Hani was an excellent driver, spoke English very well, and was quite intelligent and able to explain many things to us along the way. The airport assitance was perfect, the guide at Petra outstanding, and the Bedoin guide also very interesting to talk with. We are only sorry that we did not plan to spend more time in Jordan because we would have liked to see Petra in different light and have more time in the Dead Sea.
The Marriott Dead Sea Hotel was absolutely fantastic with excellent choices of food in many restaurants and they upgraded us to a suite as Mariott Rewards members. The Amman Hilton was lovely and I had the best light late dinner of my entire month long trip in their lounge.
I plan to recommend your company on Trip Advisor and you can feel free to use me as a reference in the future as well. GREAT JOB!
Monday, October 27, 2008 7:02 AM
Thank you for one of the most spectacular vacations we have experienced in many years. Our trip to Jordan far surpassed my expectations. From the moment we were picked up at the airport in Amman until we were returned seven days later, we were well taken care of. Our tour guide and driver, George, was remarkable and saw to it that our every need was met. The Jordanian culture, Petra, Wadi Rhum and the Christian holy sites were awesome not to mention the extraordinary Roman ruins that were a complete surprise to my husband and me. I would gladly recommend Jordan Tour Direct to anyone who would like to truly experience your beautiful country. The Jordanian people are kind, generous and gracious. We couldn't have had a more pleasant trip. Thank you.
Ed and Karen Logue
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Saturday, October 18, 2008 11:11 PM
I have lost the questionnaire, I am so sorry!!!! May I write you a mail instead?
General impression of your company
Very good and top professional (the fact that you ask for feedback speaks to itself!) Your company made me feel I was the only client you had, the service was very individual - however I know that you have many clients, as I knew later while travelling.
I cannot think of anything you could do better than you did.
Travel arrangements made by you: top quality, everything worked and you informed me always if there were potential changes.
Driver: was always on time and has responded always to my wishes (for example to drive me to the mameluk castle in Aqaba) and has always asked if everything was fine. His driving was safe and good. The car was always clean and in a good state. He never left me in any place until he made sure I was correctly checked in or got my ticket, etc.
Welcome at the airport: very friendly and informative, I felt safe and well taken care of.
Departure at the airport: Raed was just wonderful, I don't know how he did it that I actually got the very best seat in economy class, so thanks again a lot!!!!
Hotels: Kempinski at Dead Sea was an absolute dream, I have probably never seen a nicer hotel.
Century Park was ok, friendly service but slow in the restaurant and no mini bar nor possibility to cook coffee
To summarize, if I ever should know of somebody going to your wonderful country, I would gladly recommend your organisation. Thanks again for the very kind support and excellent service.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 7:10 AM
This is to confirm that we did make it back to Taipei safely, though a day late. Our helper at the airport, (sorry I have forgotten his name), was also very helpful and without his contact with the Cathay Pacific office we would have been much worse off.
I realise now that we forgot to hand in the comment form which we would like to send to you as we do want to acknowledge the wonderful service of Talal and the excellent organisation of our trip. I will fax it to you and if you would like any further comment or if you cannot read my husbands writing, I will be happy to provide it. Apart from Talal's good 'guiding', he has a lovely friendly demeanour and most importantly he doesn't smoke. I really do not think many Jordanians realise just how most non-smokers feel about being surrounded by so much cigarette smoke all the time.
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and now we have had an overall look at the place, the thought of going back to do some proper walking/trekking quite appeals. When we do that we will certainly get in touch with you.
Thank you for your excellent service.
Friday, October 10, 2008 9:59 PM
Just a note to say a great trip and well organised. Also the assistance at the airport coming and going was excellent and Mansour was also top class.
Monday, October 06, 2008 12:58 PM
I would like to send special thanks to you and everyone else who organized our trip to Jordan and made sure that things go smoothly. We spent wonderful and unforgettable time. Mohamed, our driver, was especially great and he made us feel welcome throughout the tour. His kindness and hospitality as well as the breathtaking views of Jerrash, Petra, and the Dead Sea would always remain with us.
ARTEC Architectural & Engineering Consultants
Sunday, October 05, 2008 8:30 PM
I just want to thank you for the great holiday you organized for us! We all had a lovely time, and I shall not hesitate to recommend you to any one who wants to travel to Jordan. Petra and the Dead Sea were highlights, but we enjoyed everything.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 6:18 PM
Just to say thank you for all the help and co operation it has been lovely so far and considering that we are spoilt with hotels and services around the world but Jordanian people and the lovely country makes does things insignificant, it has been a lovely experience and I will recommend Jordan and Jordan Direct to all my friends.
I will see you in Amman hopefully
Many, many thanks
Saturday, August 23, 2008 10:51 AM
If you would like to see some photos from our recent trip to Jordan, please take a look at the following website on Facebook. Enjoy. We did!!
Love and best wishes
Nicole and David Knock
Friday, August 22, 2008 10:36 AM
Ahlanwasalan Mrs Jasmine!
We just came back last night from your beautiful country and we already miss it!all the "welcome to Jordan" that we heard!the impressive sunsets everywhere we were!
My husband and I we really enjoyed our tour that you organized for us!!, we could confirm that Jordan is an amazing country!one place greater than the other!Petra;magical, jerash; astonish, The dead Sea; unforgettable experience! Aqaba; fabulous! Wadi rum;the nicest red dunes that we ever seen!
and all the beautiful hotels, the lovely meals, the kindness and hospitality of the people!all the tour went perfect since the first moment we get off the plane!until the goodbye to our representative he was always very professional and respectfull to us!and also our driver; Abed was excellent always nice, and helpfull to us!!
We won't hesitate at all to recommend our friends and relatives a visit to your country! and your agency; you gave us a top service!
Patricia(mexico) xavier (france) Gregori!
Thursday, August 07, 2008 5:24 AM
I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for organising this magnificent trip for me.
Waleed was an excellent guide and you must also pass my heart-felt thanks to him for showing me what a beautiful country Jordan really is.
This trip surpassed all my expectations and I now have so many amazing memories that will last a lifetime!
Jerash, Ajlun, Wadi Rum, Madaba, Desert Castles, Baptism Site, Dead Sea, Petra, Little Petra... they were all just magnificent... I was so sad I had to leave!
Oh, and Amman Century Park was a great hotel for a 4 star! Would love to stay there again!
I have already told all my friends of how organised and reliable your company is and will hopefully be taking my mother to Jordan in the next year or two, so I will definitely contact you again when I plan to return.
Thanks again to you, to Waleed and to your whole company for creating such a memorable journey for me.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 12:27 PM
Dear Jordan Direct
I apologise for the delay in writing to you to thank you for a fabulously organised holiday.
My husband and I enjoyed a two week trip to Jordan in May and June and found it to be fantastic. You did indeed plan a wonderful itinery for us, right from meeting us as we embarked from the plane at Queen Alia Airport, to the choices of hotels - The Dead Sea Ishtar was incredible, as was the hotel in Aqaba - and the organization of the tours.
A special mention to our driver Jihad, he was really great and went out of his way to be helpful. We would give him a very glowing endorsement.
THank you again for a wonderful holiday - we shall definatly return to Jordan again for a few days when we visit Syria or Lebanon in the future.
Regards and thanks
Benedicta Van Minnen
Saturday, July 26, 2008 9:47 AM
I just wanted to thank you and your team for a fantastic tour of Jordan.
The whole tour was so well organized and well planned. The accommodation was lovely and your assistance was very appreciated.
Overall we had a great experience as well as a few laughs with "King Hudj" Mansour. He was such a delight.
I already have and would continue to recommend your company. Also if we have a chance to return to further explore the middle east eg Syria, Bethlehem, Jeruselum, we will definetly be in contact with you.
Please thank Fadi and Mansour on our behalf.
Maria and Stephen.
Friday, July 25, 2008 7:05 PM
This is to thank you very much for the arrangement for the trip in your beautiful country. We had a great time. Zacharias, our driver, was an excellent person and provided my family and I with everything that we needed. You have a great employee. Take care.
23 July 2008 13:02
AIRPORT ASSISTANCE EXCELLENT
OVERALL EXCELLENT, WE WILL HAPPILY RECOMMEND YOU TO OUR FRIENDS.
Thanks for a really enjoyable trip, we loved your country and the people.
Wednesday, July 02, 2008 6:20 AM
Jasmine I want to thank you for your efforts in arranging our trip through Jordan last week.
I can only say great things about Ibrahem. He is a terrific driver, a great friend and companion, and someone who can make any trip successful through his talents, skills and contacts. We are grateful to Ibrahem for arranging for us to have Hani as our guide in Petra, and for everything else he did for us, even though his assignment was arranged without the usual advance notice and involved some complicated personal arrangements.
We are happy to refer other travelers to you and to Ibrahem in the future.
George H. Aronson, Principal
CommonWealth Resource Management Corporation
Wednesday, July 02, 2008 5:54 AM
Hello Lamees Shakhshir (Miss.):
It is almost a year ago that your company did a great job on our trip to Jordan, that I am recommending you to my cousin Alia Puig for her trip to Jordan next month. I will greatly appreciate any help and information that you can extend to her and her family. If she decides to contract your services, please make Tarik available. He was a great driver and guide. He took good care of my son and me.
Tuesday, July 01, 2008 2:09 PM
We're back home after a great holiday and I just wanted to thank you and everybody at Jordan Direct for helping to make our time in Jordan fantastic. Your country is absolutely breath-taking and we thoroughly enjoyed everything.
The tour was very well organised and we really have nothing to complain about. I found Coral Bay as good as the Dead Sea Spa if not better, but my mom thought the Spa was the best. The breakfasts were great everywhere.
As said, there were absolutely no hitches. We especially want to thank you for Ibrahim our driver. And would like to ask that you convey our thanks to him. Ibrahim was very courteous and respectful towards us old ladies and also had a great sense of humour. His English was very good and there were no communication problems. He was always a few minutes early for our morning departures and did his absolute best to make us as comfortable as possible. We really thought that he should be commended not only for the way he handled the blow-out but also for being a real sweety (he probably won't like that comment ;-).
Please thank everybody on our behalf, but especially Ibrahim. I actually missed him the first day or two in Israel ;-)
Of the two countries, I think I liked Jordan better. Your countrymen were not as friendly as South Africans, but then Jordan has an entirely different cultural and religious background. But everybody we encountered were really very helpful. We were quite "shocked" at people stopping for us to cross the street in Amman!! They could probably see that it was our first day in Jordan because we struggled to cross the busy roads a few blocks away from the San Rock. We drive on the other side of the road in South Africa and we have robots everywhere, so the traffic was a bit confusing to us. Numerous drivers waited for us to cross and we were really surprised by that. But, I must haste to add that driving in Jordan is crazy!!! :-)
There are so much more to say, but I'll stick with a comment on the beauty of the people. We thought that Jordanians are very good-looking people ;-).
With that, I'd like to thank everybody at Jordan Direct again for the very professional way that you handled everything. It was really great dealing with you guys and I will definitely highly recommend you to others. I will also be posting an e-mail on tripadvisor.com to recommend you to other travellers to Jordan. If I win the lotto, I'd like to visit Jordan again and would definitely use your services again.
If possible, please convey our thanks to Ibrahim again and send him our regards. I tried to send him an SMS from Israel to say thank you, but I'm not sure if it went through. As mentioned, please also thank him on our behalf because he was a crucial part of our tour.
Shokraan and God bless!
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Tuesday, July 01, 2008 11:01 AM
I want to thank you for all your assistance and everything was excellent and perfect, even my congratulations to the Staff of Direct Tours really professional.
I hope to see you again in Jordan or in Italy.
HR Assistant, Contract and Staffing Actions Unit (OMHOC) Human Resources Division, WFP
Sunday, June 22, 2008 12:50 AM
I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful time we spend in Jordan during the past month. We appreciate your concern and arrangements made for our party, the Hotel Bait Zaman was simply spectacular!
We look forward to come back to Jordan someday...
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 4:34 PM
Very sorry not to have been in touch until now - have been very occupied computer processing over 1200 photographs as very shortly I have to give an illustrated talk on the trip to our local community.
This is just to say that we had a most enjoyable trip - thank you for the excellent arrangements. Please also thank Awni for his very good chauffering and company. We can't remember the name of our Syrian driver but he also was very good - particularly his manoevering through the narrow alleys of old Damascus. With one exception, all the hotels were very well chosen - our favourite was the Movenpick in Aqaba. The exception was the Mirage in Aleppo where although our room was fine, we thought the facilities certainly did not justify its 4* rating - a very uncomfortably furnished lounge/bar area and poor food. It was, however, well located and had the advantage of an ATM on the premises.
Overall, an excellent trip. Many thanks again.
Monday, June 09, 2008 8:58 PM
I did indeed have a pleasant flight back - I got home from Hong Kong on Sunday night.
Our time in Jordan was wonderful, both Cath and I thought it to be a wonderful country, exceptionally beautiful and the friendliest people - in other words, we loved it!
A special word about or driver Ammar - he really made our trip extra special, what a lovely man. He was exactly what I had hoped for, he made us laugh, respected our privacy, and was a mine of information about Jordan - I cannot imagine the vacation without him - please convey my kindest regards and thanks again to him.
A couple of comments - I thought the Moevenpick at the dead sea to be exceptional - why do you not use that same hotel group in Aqaba (the intercontinental was fine if a bit big and impersonal)?
I will not hesitate to refer you to anyone else I know who is planning a trip to Jordan.
Sunday, June 08, 2008 10:32 AM
Dear Jasmine and Mr Zghoul
This is just a short email to thank you for organising the tour and transportation, during our brief visit to your wonderful country.
All the arrangements ran smoothly from our airport arrival to our subsequent departure.
Mohammed, our driver, was punctual, pleasant and knowledgeable. His insightful suggestions were invaluable, and the odd extras such as the local bread 'straight from the oven' and the melon on the Dead Sea Highway were experiences one would not get on a package tour, and much appreciated.
We would recommend your company without hesitation - and will do, to all our friends in Abu Dhabi!
In closing I would say that as 2 women travelling alone, at no time did we feel at all threatened or compromised - either by Jordan's country security systems or by the local people - they were without exception, charming and pleasant and we cannot wait to return and spend more time in Jordan.
With our thanks and best wishes
Christine and Emma White
Tuesday, June 03, 2008 6:15 PM
Dear Miss Shakhshir,
My daughter and I had an absolutely wonderful trip to Jordan, 3-7 April 2008! Every facet of the trip....reception at airport, drivers, hotels, tours....was impeccable. We specifically enjoyed the warm and gracious hospitality of everyone. I have given your company name to numerous friends. I hope they will vacation with you.
Again, a most heartfelt THANKS for a superb visit to your outstanding country.
Anne and Alex Leary
Tuesday, June 03, 2008 2:28 PM
Good Morning Lamees
I just wanted to send you a note of thanks. We are all back in Ireland since last night and very sorry to be home, even though the sun is shining here.
The tour was better than we had expected, it was very well run and organised and Salamed was always early to collect us and made our long car drives very entertaining. Please pass on my personal thanks to him, especially for the food stops for falafel, k'naffy and other Jordanian delights he introduced us to.
We loved everything we did, and have only know realised how, ever after ten days, we have only scratched the surface of Jordan. I can say that I have no doubt that we will be back again & in the meanwhile we have some fantastic photographs to remind us of our holiday. Our trip was very special in many ways - we laughed in the Dead Sea, loved camping in Wadi Rum (amazing sunset), didn't want to leave Petra & we really enjoyed the sun, sea and sand in Aqaba for the last few days.
I will be highly recommending your company to several friends who are considering going to Jordan later this year so please keep an eye out for their mails! Wishing you all the best & thanks again
Tuesday, June 03, 2008 11:56 AM
I was one of the group travelling with Susan Brown last week.
I just wanted to say thank you very much for what was a fantastic trip. I really enjoyed my time in Jordan and will be recommending it as a destination (with Jordan Direct as tour company of course!) to all my friends & colleagues.
I would like to send a special thanks to our driver, Salameh, who looked after us very well. It was great not having to think about what time we had to be anywhere as Salameh was always on hand (& on time) to make sure we fitted everything into our itinerary. He was always ready to answer our questions and made sure we tried the local foods etc.
Global Property Finance
Bank of Ireland
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 3:24 AM
I have been looking at my photos of Jordan and enjoying them so much. Thank you for all your work in putting together the tour for Ann and I .
We had a lovely time.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 9:43 AM
we are safely back home.
We would like to thank you for your superb assistance in Jordan.
We were very nicely surprised by the quality of your services and we will recommend Jordan Direct Tours to our friends.
Greetings to everyone!
Monday, May 19, 2008 11:51 AM
I would like to thank you for all your efforts regarding our holidays in Jordan! It was amazing experience and perfect organization! We are very grateful to you and I hope to come back soon – this time for holidays in Aqaba! By the way what is the best time for swimming and relax in Aqaba? It is ok for us to be hot, but not very hot J!
Thank you very much, dear Lamees!
Wishing you a very pleasant day,
Corporate Etiquette and International Protocol Consultant
CM Consulting EOOD
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 6:52 PM
We are safely back home after our tour of your country. Please convey our grateful thanks to all concerned for the arrangements and accommodation. Discovering what Jordan is about was such a pleasure, particularly as we were so ably assisted by surely one of the best guides you could have allotted to us. Thank you for Mohammad Khatatbe, who is not only knowledgeable, but was also so much fun. Right from the start he gave my husband and I Jordanian names, which added to the enjoyment. He looked after us so capably, always helped at check-in times, was a gracious and kind host, we always felt completely safe in his hands. We assured him of our regard for him, but would like you to know this as well.
Our apologies once again for the misunderstanding with Ahmed re the cash payment. My husband got a bit mixed up with the currencies.
We will certainly recommend your company to anybody wanting a Jordanian tour. Thank you again.
Sylvia van Straaten
Tuesday, May 06, 2008 5:46 AM
Just to let you know that Adrienne and I had an absolutely incredible time.
In fact of all our O/S trips-37!!- I can honestly say the way Jordan Direct Tours looked after us was probably the best we have ever experienced. The guides, drivers, meet & greet, food, hotels, and everything. Unforgettable. Please give my warmest regards to Ziad; in particular, he was amazing, so were Mohammad & others All the people in Jordan treated us with great warmth & friendship.
If there is anything I can do for you in Australia. Just let me know.
(I even have a photo of Adrienne in a Burka)!
My kindest regards
Tuesday, May 06, 2008 12:01 AM
Our trip to Jordan had been a success. Although it was a bit short since we did not have more time to spend, it was wonderful.
We really did enjoy it very much and everything went very well, only for the luggage that arrived two days later but this was not your fault, on the contrary, you tried your best to help us. I will indeed recommend your services to my friends here in Andorra and I will, as well, let it know to the travel agencies I work normally.
Once more thank you very much for all your assistance and to Mr. Ahmad to whom I will be sending a book on Andorra I have promised. It will be sent to your post address in Amman to his attention.
Carolina & family
Sunday, May 04, 2008 12:24 PM
I just wanted to send you a note of thanks. Our tour was extremely well run and well-organised, and we felt it was excellent value for money. Munir, our driver, was especially great. He was always very friendly, helpful and always made sure that we were happy. He made the tour very easy for us as he always communicated everything to us and ensured that things always ran smoothly.
We would like you to thank Munir, along with the others who assisted us along the way that made our journey in Jordan very special and also made us feel welcome.
We will be highly recommending Jordan Direct Tours to all my friends in Dubai. We wish you every success in the future.
Monday, April 28, 2008 10:32 AM
I hope you are well. I just wanted to send you an email thanking you all once again for a wonderful holiday we had in Jordan.
We havent stopped talking about it since we have got back.
Everyday was a diffirent experience and we were very much impressed with our driver Ibraheem who was very very good.
We have a couple of friends who are keen to visit jordan after we have been telling them about it and will pass on your contacts for when they decide to book.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 11:03 PM
Thank you very much for a wonderful vacation; our guide hani helped to make our visit an exceptional one. thank hani for us please.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 12:09 AM
Dear Lamees -
It was a pleasure to finally meet you on April 2, when we were in your office briefly that morning. Thank you again for all you did to make all the arrangements which made our tour very memorable. We loved both the Crowne Plaza in Petra and the Movenpick Dead Sea Resort (we wish we had more time at the Dead Sea!).
While the sunset and drive through the desert was most memorable, personally, I would not recommend camping in Wadi Rum (maybe we are getting too old!) I should have listened to your first suggestion just to take the tour and see the sunset and then go to the hotel for the night.
Thank you too, for your thoughtful gift of the Dead Sea Bath Salts which I know I will enjoy.
Monday, April 14, 2008 10:19 AM
Good Morning Lamees,
I hope I find you well. I would just like to thank you for the tour you organised in Jordan for me.
It certainly was fantastic and Jordan's diverse landscapes were awe inspiring! Monsur was great and I'm sure he made our trip even more fantastic! Thanks again.
If you are ever in England, come over and I'll show you Cambridge.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 5:49 PM
It has been very hard to settle back into normal life after our wonderful visit to Jordan but I am finally catching up with things again and now have time to write.
Thank you very much for organising such a great trip – we enjoyed every minute of it and everything went so smoothly. Mansour was an excellent driver and we really enjoyed his company for the trip. He was very friendly, helpful and made us feel like VIP’s! We particularly loved the two visits to his favourite sweet shop in downtown Amman! I had high expectations of the places we would visit but was surprised to find that they were even better than I expected! In particular the Dead Sea, Wadi Rum and the town of Aqaba were much more enjoyable than I had anticipated.
Of the many highlights, these stand out:
• The Roman columns and Jordanian soldiers playing the bagpipes in Jerash
• The light and views whilst floating in the Dead Sea (the swimming pools at the Kempenski were pretty amazing too)
• An early morning walk up to the high places of sacrifice in Petra with 40 minutes on top before anyone else arrived (we paid an extra 10 JD for a two day pass – you may want to suggest this idea to future guests as there is still a lot to do without a guide)
• The moonlit star filled night in Wadi Rum (the champagne worked out very well too thanks!)
• Walking around Aqaba in the evening amongst the Jordanian families out enjoying their holiday
• The general friendliness of almost everyone we encountered. Staying in 5 star hotels obviously helped, but it did feel very genuine.
This barely scratches the surface, many more examples are popping into my head but I would be here all day if I wrote them all down.
In fact, we enjoyed it so much; we want to go back to the Middle East next Easter. Thanks again for organising such a great trip and please say hello to Mansour from us.
John & Liz
John L. Barrett
Chief Compliance Officer
Mondrian Investment Partners Limited
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 7:31 PM
Thank you once again on the wonderfull tour you organized for us. We enjoyed every moment of the tour, and we had a wonderfull driver Mr. Awni. Without him we couldn't manage a lot of things. I hope, we'll come to Jordan again, and we'll do it through your agency.
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 6:39 PM
We are now back in Germany, safe and sound. We wanted to thank you again for organising a wonderful trip to your country. We had a very good time and very much enjoyed the different stages of our trip and meeting some very good people. In particular, we wanted to again thank Bassam for his excellent support. We can only congratulate you for working with him. Please extend our best regards to him.
Holger & Karolin Nakonz
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 6:47 PM
THIS NOTE IS TO TELL YOU HOW PLEASED I WAS WITH THE ARRANGEMENTS YOU MADE FOR ME FOR MY TRIP TO PETRA IN SPITE OF THE SHIP BEING ONE AND A HALF HOURS LATE. I WOULD ESPECIALLY LIKE TO MENTION MR. FERAS KHLEIFAT THE DRIVER WHO DID A SUPERB JOB.
MICHAEL KELLY MD FRCS
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 12:02 PM
I was very busy after returning home form my trip to Jordan, but I just wanted to tell you that I was very pleased with the flexibility you showed during our trip. Everything from your side was made easy from the moment we arrived to the moment we left.
Our Driver Hussein was excellent and we enjoyed the trip very much. Hotels recommended were very good, the only thing that we did not realize that the camp in Wadi Rum was a little cold! Next time we will take the hotel in Aqaba! Anyhow, we thank you for a very well organized trip and I will definitely recommend you in the future.
Thank you and best regards,
09 March 2008 15:52
We had a GREAT time on our trip. I had travelled in Jordan 20 years ago and saw Petra then, but it is still an amazing sight. I would highly recommend others to travel there and to book through you. (The 1st time I was back packing and the 2nd time I travel in comfort!)
Monday, March 10, 2008 8:09 PM
some feedback on our recent trip:
Mansur was a friendly and efficient driver - with some terrible jokes! Please thank him again and let him know the olive oil arrived safely. We were lucky to be upgraded in three hotels; at the Dead Sea we got the Royal suite! This features 10 rooms including your own sauna, whirlpool bath and steam room.
We would like to let you know how much we, and the other guests enjoyed the simple hospitality and very good food at the Dana guesthouse. Our walk with the guide there was a real high spot of the trip; time to relax and examine the trees, birds and flowers.
The internal air transfer worked smoothly and Royal Jordanian is to be recommended.
We will certainly recommend your company and Jordan to our friends, you have so much to see, impressive scenery, good food and friendly people.
Thanks for a most enjoyable holiday,
Jon & Harriet
Wednesday, March 05, 2008 11:17 PM
Good afternoon – I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed my trip to Jordan and that the service your agency provided was excellent. Please thank Mr. Raed Zghoul and Mansur Mansur for their help and hospitality. And thank you for all of your assistance.
I thoroughly enjoyed my day traveling with Mr. Mansur from Amman to Petra. He is an excellent driver and guide, and a very nice person as well. I hope to return to Jordan some time in the future with my daughters – it is a beautiful country and I feel it would be a great experience for them. Thank you again – If I find that friends and coworkers are traveling to Jordan I will highly recommend your agency to them.
Wednesday, March 05, 2008 8:51 AM
Just to say thank you to your company for organising our recent trip to Jordan. We had a wonderful 4 days in Jordan.
Your staff that met us at the airport and our driver were all very helpful and courteous. As was the driver at Wadi Rum (he was hilarious), Petra tour guide a wealth of information and the hotel staff very polite. We hope to return again one day to Jordan. It is a beautiful country with amazing history.
Friday, February 29, 2008 4:09 PM
I thought you'd be interested in this mention of your company in International Travel News
http://www.intltravelnews.com/ which I wrote after a short trip with your company last year.
Friday, February 29, 2008 3:56 PM
After return to Vienna, I would like to give you the following feed-back.
Having travelled in the Near East rather extensively I may point out that the tour booked belongs to best experiences I ever had. The organization was very smooth and unproblematic; we had a reliabe (AND COMPETENT) driver (Muhammad) who was always willing to adjust to our schedule. He always arrived on time. So I may say that I can wholeheartedly recommend your service, and, indeed, we are looking to return ourselves in the not to distant future.
Thank you and kindest regard.
Friday, February 29, 2008 6:45 AM
Hope you like the photos of the tour we did with you in December. Khaled was an excellent tour guide and the trip was so well organised. We would thoroughly recommend your company to anyone wanting to go to Jordan on holiday. Please pass on our best wishes to Khaled and show him the photos too.
Regards Diana, Joe, Christopher and Catherine Howard
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 6:10 PM
I just want to thank you for excellent tour arrangement that afforded us a truly unforgettable experience in Jordan. Despite the airline mishap of our baggage handling I must say we enjoyed every minute in Jordan. Although it was only a short stay there we had better understanding of your country. Our driver, Mansour, was excellent not only in safe driving but also in taking care of our need and providing information. Accommodations were very good throughout our trip. Our journey continues in India. So far, so good.
Moon H. Kim, M.D.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 1:03 AM
Lamees, thank you for taking care of us during this wonderful trip...may i share pictures of Normand s camera? hope you will enjoy..please show picture to Mohammad with him on the picture...he will be happy..
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 7:16 AM
Please pass to a manager if you can.
My family and I had a wonderful time in Jordan. The services that you provided were extremely good and I can definitely recommend your firm. Every member of your staff, as well as your contracted partners, was professional, courteous, and knowledgeable. The car provided for the duration of the stay (a new Hyundai van) was excellent. Mr. Walid, the driver, was excellent as well. We did manage to see Amman highlights, Jerash, a brief visit to the Dead Sea, and Petra. Petra was absolutely stunning! It was so much more than I expected and I would like to come back.
Until next time, Inshallah.
Head of Strategy & Business Development
Dnata Travel Services
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Friday, February 22, 2008 4:04 PM
Dear Miss Jasmeen,
Rachel Hecht, Mel and Joyce Rabinowitz and I thank you for your wonderful tour of Jordan. The itinerary was excellent, efficient and well executed. The hotel selection and vehicle were of the highest standard. Jordan is a modern country that has not forgotten it's magnificent past. The people were warm and friendly. The sights were outstanding. We wish Jordan and it's people the blessings of peace and prosperity.
Monday, February 18, 2008 4:16 PM
Hi Rana, how are you ?
We had a great time in Jordan and thanks for all your efforts.
Our driver, Okba (apologies if I have spelt this incorrectly), was great and we enjoyed really his company.
If we had to do it again would love to spend another day in Feynan, one more in Wadi Rum (climb the Burdah Rock Bridge) and then another day of relaxation at the Dead Sea to finish eveything off. I am not sure what the mud there does for you but have been totally relaxed for over a week now when usually work does its best to ruin everything a couple of days post arrival back in HK.
Thought the Movenpick in Petra was a great hotel.
I hope this helps, Rana for future trips - there may be a few more from HK coming your way.
V best now,
Friday, February 08, 2008 6:16 PM
I just wanted to say thank you for the organisation of this trip. I travelled with small groups in several countries in Asia and Africa but this tour in Jordan was just perfect! Achmed was a great guide and we were also very content with the driver (and the bus). I already recommended your agency to friends and family.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 11:23 PM
Dear Lamees Shakhshir
We would like to thank you for a lovely time in Jordan. Our accommodations were very good in every hotel. The daily excursions were interesting. We might have wanted a little longer time at a few sites, but for a first time visit it was satisfactory. We managed to see quite a bit in one week. Our driver, Muhammed, was excellent. We especially enjoyed Petra (evening candlelight walk and daytime tour), cooking at the Petra Kitchen, and also the Crusader castles and Roman ruins. The Dead Sea was another highlight.
Thank you for arranging an excellent tour.
Charles and Heather Braun and family
Sunday, January 13, 2008 9:02 AM
You may recall that I booked a tour with Jordan Direct December 22 - 30 December 2007. I just wanted to pass on my thanks to all at Jordan Direct for a great holiday. In particular to Okba my driver and to Raed for his help along the way.
I would be happy to recommend Jordan Direct to other people. Once again many thanks and my best wishes to all at Jordan Direct for a happy and peaceful 2008.
Monday, January 07, 2008 5:43 PM
In late November our family had a most enjoyable tour of Jordan with Mohammed. He mentioned that your company has links with Egypt and that you can refer us so we can do a tour there. Can you help us with that please?
Friday, January 04, 2008 3:36 PM
Thanks for the great trip and all your arrangements.
You did give us extraordinary trip with an excellent driver, good guide and top accommodation.
Your service is impeccable and we are looking forward to book again soon to sea the red sea!
Kindest regards from Vienna.