Dear Rana,

I am writing to thank you for arranging such a wonderful tour of Jordan (May 28 – June 3, 2005) for me. I had a fantastic time. Jordan is beautiful (gameela). I spent 2 full days in Petra, which left me amazed and exhausted – but wanting more. Next time, I would like to visit little Petra too, insha allah. I regret not scheduling more time for the Dead Sea stay because it was an incredibly relaxing experience and after Petra and Egypt, the rest was quite necessary. The castles (Shobak, Kerak and Ajlun) were exciting and the Red Sea at Aqaba was lovely. My favorite part of the tour was Wadi Rum. Wadi Rum is breathtakingly beautiful. I would like to take the camel tour next time and I am working up the courage to consider spending a night in the desert. I would also like to see more of Wadi Mujib as well.

Musa, my driver, was excellent. He was professional, friendly and a wealth of information regarding the sights we visited and the history and culture of Jordan. He was kind enough to attempt to understand my very limited knowledge and use of the Arabic language and patient enough to address my numerous questions. I left Jordan with a better understanding and appreciation of its beauty, culture and people. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity of visiting Jordan and meeting some of its wonderful people such as Musa and others. I have already and will continue to recommend (highly) Jordan Direct Tours to anyone interested in visiting Jordan.

Good luck in all your endeavors and shukran

~ jaziilan, Doreen Barnes

Dear Rana,

Just a short note to let you know that everything was perfect. Thank you very much for putting together such a wonderful itinerary. We fell in love with Jordan. Omer was a great host and driver and has a fun sense of humour, he made our trip and enjoyable experience.

Thanks again,

~ Marcus and Ximena

Rana,

We had a wonderful holiday in your beautiful country. Thank you so much for organising such a varied and interesting itinerary.

Please thank Ali for his kindness and help. He is an excellent driver and guide.

If I can help you in the future please ask. I have in mind a situation where a possible client wants to hear of the experiences of others before booking with your company. I’d be happy to give you a reference.

Next time we’d be very interested in going to Syria.

Once again thank you very much.

~ Alan Tonkin

To all at JD Tours

Just a quick note to say thank you for the fantastic service you gave us during our stay in Jordan. We appreciated being in the care of people who had everything so well organised. A huge thank you to Musa, our driver, he was brilliant as he knew so much about Jordan. It was great to have someone with a sense of humour too!

We loved your country, the scenery was out of this world and the people were so welcoming.

Thank you again.

~ Fiona, Sean, Alice and Bea Turner

Hello Rana,

Now that we are home and have had a little time to reflect on our trip, I thought you might be interested in our thoughts and reactions.

Overall it was a great trip. We all enjoyed it very much. Hassan was an excellent choice for driver/guide. We hit it off well with him and found him to be friendly, courteous, efficient, knowledgeable and pleasant. Hassan did his best to show us as much of your country as possible in the time available. We found the hotels to be good and the location of the Crowne Plaza at Petra was just great–it was the best of the 3 hotels. We were pleased with the food and enjoyed the salad portion of the buffet the best. The itinerary was good. The only thing that did not mesh well –and it was VERY MINOR — was the last day from Aquaba to Amman. We just could not have had lunch in Aquaba at noon and do the sightseeing scheduled too. So we left early and Hassan had picked up some food and we had a picnic at Lot’s cave. That was something different and gave us a chance to try some food that we would otherwise not have had a chance to eat.

All-in-all, the trip was a big success. We all want to thank you for your patience with us as we developed the itinerary last summer and then for having made such good choices of hotels, restaurants and everything along the way, especially Hassan. We all felt that we made a good choice in pre-paying for our meals. The noon restaurants were very good. It was very nice to have your staff guide us through the airport both coming in to Jordan and going out.

Again many thanks and the best to you and to Hassan.

Best regards,

~ Don Hammond

Hi, I would like to thank you and your staff for organising a most wonderful trip. We all had a great time and loved your beautiful country. A very special thanks to Mahmoud, our guide, who was most helpful and friendly and also a very careful driver.

We will come to Jordan again.

Our many thanks again.

~ Peter, Judith and Katherine Johnson

Dear Rana,

Now back in UK after 2 further weeks in Dubai.
We very much enjoyed our visit to your country, from the moment we met.
Mo until we said goodbye to him we felt entirely at ease and well.

looked after.

Travelling with Ahmed was great fun and we hope he enjoyed our company as
much as we enjoyed his. He is very good at arranging the best hotel rooms,tour guides, nd meals en route and knows the best shops for fruit and NUTS!

You might appreciate our comments on the hotels for future reference? The
Jordan Valley Marriott was definitely the best with a lovely Spa, The Aqaba
Movenpick next, very comfortable and good beach, Crowne Plaza good with easy access to the Petra entrance, Days Inn OK for a night or two en route but
you can hear the all night, every night Disco even on the 7th floor!

So, many thanks to you and Ahmed for your care and attention to detail, we’re busy telling all our friends to contact JDT and visit Jordan.

~ Bill & Regina Vine,also known as Hamdan & Nofa!!

Dear Mrs. Bseiso,

I am back from Jordan and wanted to thank you and the staff at Direct Tours for such a wonderful experience. They were excellent and worked very hard to make sure I made it through the process of getting in and out of the country. They were also very instrumental in recovering my lost luggage and getting it to my hotel before I left Amman. Please be sure to send them my thanks.

Jordan is an exceptionally beautiful and welcoming country. More than the breathtaking scenery, I was overwhelmed by the very gracious and hospitable people. I have traveled extensively and nowhere in the world have I met such a kind, friendly, and helpful population. I will never forget the Jordanians.

Most of all, however, I must send my thanks for my driver, Mansour Mansour. No words will ever be able to express how incredibly polite, caring, welcoming, and generous he is. He made sure I saw the true Jordan and had everything planned and timed to make sure I was never too early and certainly never late in my arrivals. He knows many people and made sure I was very comfortable in any situation and was excellent company throughout the trip. Quite simply, he is an amazing man and, when I tell others about my trip, he will be a part of every story. Thank you again and again for making him part of my visit.

Finally, to you and your staff, many thanks for arranging such a fantastic tour on very short notice. All of my experiences were unforgettable, the accomodations were outstanding, and the overall experience was overwhelming.

Many thanks!

~ Terrence Crawford

Dear Rana,

We enjoyed a lot our journey, your country and let me say that Jordan people is excellent.

Your organization has been perfect and Hassan has been always very kind with us and he demonstrated that he knows perfectly his job. Please extend our congratulation and satisfaction to him.

If you need something from Catalunya or from my web page do not hesitate to contact me, with pleasure I will assist you.

With all our best regards

~ Josep Maria, Anna, Jordi, Roser, Pili and Pere

Rana,

Mandy & I wanted to write and express our delight with our recent trip to Jordan. We had a fantastic holiday and it really surpassed our expectations.

This was made possible by a number of reasons, including the excellent organisation both by yourself and your colleagues. with the itinerary and booking. However, the real star was Ahmed, who was a great driver and wonderful company for the duration of our stay. He really helped to make our visit memorable and was a constant source of useful information, not to mention some very bad jokes.

Thank you once again for your help in making our stay so special. We hope to come back soon.
ps. Ahmed- I must go now, it’s time for me to drink my milk.

Best wishes,

~ Simon & Mandy

Dear Rana,

It was nice talking to you on the last day in Jordan. We returned to Tehran full of unforgettable impressions from your country, and we want to express our gratitude for the services you and your people provided. This is further detailed in the enclosed document, which we hope you may find to be of value in your endeavours to provide excellent services also in the future!

On behalf of the group, thank you again.

~ Harald Finnvik, General Manager Statoil Iran AS

Hello Rana,

Happy New Year to you!

I have not long got back from India and Nepal and sadly straight back into work!!

Thank you so much for all you did to make our short stay in Jordan so wonderful. It was so nice to meet Raed and Mo, terrific Gentlemen!

Rowan and I had a great time in Jordan, we really liked seeing Petra, – breathtaking and we were so lucky with the weather. I have wanted to see Petra for as long as I can remember and it was above expectations – a true wonder of the world.

It was great travelling with Raed and seeing Amman also, he made us most welcome and we learned a lot about Jordan in conversations with him, I hope to return again to your lovely country.

I will be recommending your company to as many people as I meet who want to see Jordan and will be posting my recommendations of your company to Lonely Planet (I will investigate to see if this is possible).

Hopefully we will be in contact again!

Thank you again for making the trip so great!

Best wishes to you all – thank you for the gift too!

~ David

Hello Rana!!

I will like to express how happy we were with the services that your company gave us I was able to see and compare to another companies and I realized that your company is one of the best or the best . I would like to mention your wonderful staff from Hassan, Ahmad that had an excelent attitude with tourist, and be sure that the name of Jordan Direct Tours will be highly recommended Thank You once again.

Ps: I found companies that offered tourist guide in my own language but I did prefer your staff they are the BEST!!!!

~ Your Guest

Rana,

I’d like to thank you for a very well organised tour. Mousa was particularly helpful and made the trip feel smooth and effortless.

The Syrian tour was also excellent and I would have no hesitation in recommending your company to any acquaintances wishing to travel in your region.

~ Nola Finn

Dear Rana,

I am just writing to say thank you for all the arrangements you made for our tour in Jordan. Everything was very well arranged and went extremely well. Our driver Mansoor was excellent. He was always punctual, polite and friendly and drove very safely. The hotels we stayed in were all of a very high standard and the places we visited were all most interesting in a whole range of different ways. We had a wonderful time.

With very best wishes,

~ Louise Ramsay

Dear Rana,

On behalf of our group I am writing to you to wholeheartedly thank you and your team to make our tour really unforgettable! We were impressed by the punctuality of your staff, their responsiveness and eagerness to assist and, of course, hospitality. I can assure you that I will recommend your company to my friends and colleagues, who might plan to visit your beautiful country. Thank you once again for accommodating our requests and making our visit both informative and enjoyable.

Yours sincerely,

~ Irina Dubish, British Embassy, Kyiv

Dear Rana,

Thank you so much for arranging our holiday in Jordan. Your staff was very polite and efficient.

The accommodation was well organised and there were no hiccups. However the thing that made our trip the most memorable holiday ever was our driver / guide Ahmad. He was an absolute star. He enriched our holiday by allowing us to have a clearer understanding of Jordian life. He was always polite informative helpful and supportive which made us feel very special.

We felt at all times safe, relaxed and very well looked after. nothing was a problem with him. We cannot speak highly enough of the care and effort he made to make our holiday unforgettable. We wonder if you realise what true gem you have, and how his professional attitude reflects to enhance your company. Although we have only been back in England 1 day we have recommended your company to many people and we hope one day our children will come to Jordan and he will be their guide and look after them because we trust him as he is such a caring and professional person. If he is a reflection of the guides in your company then we have no doubt that your company aill grow from strength to strength. His knowledge of water melons is exceptional you should ask him about it.

Once again thank you all

~ Andrew Rimmer

Dear Rana,

We have safely returned and have settled into our routine of work. But we have many memories and photos of our time in Jordan.

Thank you, Moses, for your assistance in making our time in Jordan so fulfilling and enjoyable. The service that you provided exceeded our expectation in all respects.

We are now confirmed ambassadors for Jordan. We are telling every body we meet what a great time we had and what a terrific country Jordan is to visit. A number of people have asked for your address and hopefully some will contact you, in time to organize a trip to Jordan.

Thank you again and best regards for the future.

~ Dame Rosemary Thompson (DOSJ) and Ron Thompson

Dear Rana & Tayseer,

Many thanks for making our holiday in Jordan so memorable & fun. We felt relaxed & also sad when we left your wonderful country. I of course loved the history & we both hope to return one day & see more of Petra and the desert areas we didn’t have time for. Our photos worked well & will send some to Tayseer soon. A special thanks to Tayseer for all his thoughtfulness looking after us so well every moment.

We shall recommend jdtours to everyone

Best wishes to all

~ Ken & Jan Roberts

Good morning,

With this message I would like to thank you for the extremely good vacation we had in Jordan. You have planned for us a very interesting and varied tour so that we came back with the feeling of having a good sight of your country.

Your organization is perfect. We will recommend your address to our friends.

We have already fixed at the wall our mosaique (exactly in the tone!) and we are impatient to have our pictures developed and glue them in an album.

Jordan will remain a good memory for us! Thank you!

~ Beatrice and Yves, Beatrice Huguenin, Universite de Geneve, Departement d’Econometrie

Dear Rana,

I am emailing to give you feedback on our recent holiday in Jordan.

We had a most enjoyable time and found the general service, planning and organising of our holiday to be first-rate.

Our driver (“Moses”) in particular was excellent and most helpful. The hotels were generally very good and the guides were also great (except for Ali, in Petra).

We felt we had managed to experience many of the wonders for which Jordan is so famous.

The Jordanian people we met were all extremely friendly.

We have already recommended Jordan Direct Tours to many of our friends and would certainly make use of your company again if we should get the opportunity to return to Jordan.

Many thanks,

~ Paul Sanders

Dear Rana,

Sorry we missed you when we called into the office on Saturday, I just wanted to say very many thanks for all the arrangements you made for our recent trip to Jordan.

It was a great help having your staff meet us at the airport to help us with the visas, they were very polite and helpful and everything went smoothly with both our arrival and departure.

We really enjoyed our trips to Petra and Jerash, Nael was very polite and punctual and an excellent driver, we felt very safe and relaxed in his company.

Altogether we were very impressed with the service you gave us and would highly recommend you to any tourists wishing to visit Jordan. The country has a lot to offer visitors both with excellent historical sites and a very pleasant climate, plus a very good choice of first class hotels and last but not least the wonderful hospitality of the Jordanian people.

Kind Regards

~ Anne

Dear Mrs Bseiso,

Please accept our thanks for a most enjoyable visit to Jordan. Yann and I had a fantastic time and are looking forward to sharing our photos and stories with friends and relatives. Tayseer proved to be a very professional and knowledgeable guide. His introduction to Jordan has left us looking forward to our next visit. We were very impressed at the level of service offered by your company and would not hesitate to recommend it.

Many thanks

~ Kerry Fleming

Dear Rana,

Just a quick note to thank your team for a wonderful holiday. Hassan did an excellent job, which we appreciated very much. Also our “facilitator” in Aqaba and “Tiger” in Egypt were very good. Several of our friends have now expressed interest in visiting Jordan and we will recommend them to contact you.

I would have liked to have attached a photo of our group from Petra – but the file was too large for your server (2 MB). Is there any way in which you can receive such large attachments?

Thanks again,

~ Dr. Ian G. McKinley, Executive Consultant ISP

Dear Rana,

This is to confirm that we have all arrived home safely and that our tour of Jordan was most definitely a success. We are all agreed that it was an excellent holiday. Everything went according to plan, thanks to it being so well organised by yourselves, people were friendly and helpful wherever we went, the weather was good, the food was good and the landscapes and sites we visited were stunning.

Our driver, Muhjeddin (“Deen”), deserves particular praise. As well as being a careful driver he also translated for us, recommended good places to eat, told us the history of various places and sites and was always helpful, courteous and friendly. He helped us feel safe and relaxed in Jordan.

Karen says, “I thought it was all organised extremely well, with Mo and Deen both offering amazing services – it was certainly the best way to make the most out of a visit to Jordan!”

I will certainly be telling people that Jordan is a good place to visit and recommending JDT to anyone considering visiting, because as well as the excellent service it’s also such good value for money.

Thanks again for everything from all four of us. I’ve attached some pictures of some happy customers.

All the best,

~ Austen

Hi Rana,

Just wanted to say “Thank You” – we enjoyed our trip immensely, and were quite pleased with your services. Everything went very well, from airport arrival to departure, and the driver/guide you provided was excellent – adapting to our preferences and smoothing everything for a really great experience! We appreciate all you did for us, and wish you all the best.

Regards,

~ Tom & Chalong Riley

Dear M. Bseiso,

I wanted to thank you and your colleagues for a delightful and worry free time in Jordan. I want to commend you specifically on your drivers. They were professional and friendly without being intrusive.

They were very ready to answer any questions, but did not convey needless information. They also had to drive through some very difficult situations. I was particularly thankful for your advice that I hire a driver instead of renting a car myself. The Al-Waleed Hotel was a joy — and exactly the kind of hotel (small and family owned) that I requested. The Petra Palace was bigger than we like, but it was in a perfect location. We found Jordan a particularly friendly country and will certainly recommend your services to anyone considering a trip.

Thanks again.

~ James Conlon
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