Thank you In2Jordan for organising such an inspiring experience!! I had an incredible time discovering Jordan thanks to the organisation of Sandra and her team. It felt really unique to combine the culturally incredible Jordan with amazing yoga and horse sessions! Thank you again for creating such an impact in my travel, the only negative point was that it was too short!
We want to thank Cécile for being totally awesome!
Nothing better than giving and receiving positive vibes! This is what Sharan shared with us on Instagram:
“Just leaving Little Petra and heading to Wadi Rum. A huge thank you to Alena and Awad for their kindness and hospitality over the past two days. Missing dinner in caves and in the middle of the desert already! I came here feeling stressed, sad and a little lost and I am leaving with perspective, being able to see the bigger picture, with a sense of adventure and some of my confidence back.”
Sharan, Private Retreat Client
Dubai, UAE/London, UK
We have customers from all over the world, this feedback came to us from Spain!
“Realizamos una caminata de 7 dias por el desierto entramos caminado a Petra y seguimos hasta Wadi Rum, fue absolutamente espectacular, caminamos con un vehiculo de apoyo que traslado nuestras pertenencias, carpas, comida , etc. magnifica organizacion todo resulto muy bien.
Gracias a Gail Raid” – andreschilesan on TripAdvisor
“This is a little late, but I just wanted to share how amazing my time was with Sandra and her horses in Wadi Musa. I arrived in April, with the heavy weight of burdens and in need of some gentle time in the desert. Gamar, Sandra’s first horse, came out and we did some exercise in the yard. Not yet used to me she took her time to come closer. And then she came to me and embraced me, so intently and intimately, like she realized I needed some support and in recognition of what I was going through. And that was day one. She was amazing, as was the whole holiday, and Sandra, who supported me also with light and kindness.” – Jeny, London
Get your experience like Jeny or looking for some me-time in the southern desert of Jordan? Check out our 9 day retreat in October 2017 or email our holistic wellbeing expert Jolinda on Jolinda@in2jordan.com
In the middle of summer Julie joined the birdwatching day tour. She likes to share her good experience with you.
“I have been birding for years, so when my work sent me to Jordan, I was excited to take an extra day for birding. Although I have traveled extensively, this was my first trip to the middle east so I did not know where to start. After some time on the internet and several email inquiries, I decided to go with In2Jordan for several reasons: 1) their prompt and thorough responsiveness over email, 2) the detail provided by their materials, 3) the cost that was in-line with other guides, 4) the availability of a real bird guide and English speaking driver, and 5) the friendly tone and English fluency of the staff.
I am glad that I booked with this company and guide because it turned out to be a great day. I had fun, saw a lot of habitat that I could not have accessed on my own, and my hosts had excellent identification skills. The guide brought along a professor from a local university; they are frequent birding companions. Between the two of them, they knew just where to bring us at what time of day for certain birds. As a result we saw ~35 species, many of which were lifers for me, despite it being the height of summer (which is not the best birding season).
They transported us in a comfortable 4-wheel drive car with air conditioning, had brought along plenty of water and snacks, and provided binoculars and a field guide. They also taught me a lot about the environmental issues facing Jordan and the region. The other tourist that day had never birded before, and I think he is now hooked!
I should also say that being a woman and traveling alone in the middle east raised some concerns for my husband who did not join me on the trip. I felt completely safe comfortable and my gentlemen hosts ‘looked after’ me very kindly.” Julie Wagner, USA
Julie joined our Bird watching day tour. Would you like to add a day of birdwatching to your Jordan journey? You can find more information about it here.
“Gail Reid was an excellent agent – planned around all my desired wishes and suggested other things to do and see in Jordan. I hadn’t visited a Muslim country before, so she gave me a quick rundown of expected behavior which was very helpful. I traveled solo all around the country, visited the famous sites (Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum, Jerash, Aqaba, etc.) and not so well known ones, eco-lodges, riding horses and camels, scuba, great food (and cooking lessons), wonderful homestays and B&B’s, museums, history, competent and reliable transportation. I spent a very memorable month learning , meeting friendly and informative people. Despite being a single woman traveling alone, I never felt threatened or concerned with my safely. Jordan has so much offer to the curious open minded traveler. Please consider Jordan for a unique and truly life changing adventure.” – Caroline on Tripadvisor
We made a custom made itinerary for Caroline. Click here to contact one of our destination experts to get your customized itinerary!
“Did the 3 day ride from Petra to Wadi Rum. Fantastic experience. Good horses, great route with very varied landscapes, super food and camp sites. I can highly recommend it. For this ride it helps to have good riding experience, we spent some 6 hours a day in the saddle, but this is what we asked for. Tack is good and the horses are keen to go and love the trail.
Eid was a great guide with a good feel for the horses and the riders and knows the country inside out. This allows for flexibility to choose sites for overnight and lunch breaks. I can highly recommend this trip.”
Christian did our Petra – Wadi Rum ride. You want to join us one one of out fantastic 4 or 6 day rides from Petra to Wadi Rum ? Click here.
“Two weeks ago, I totally unexpected did a horse reading session with Sandra Jelly and two of her beautiful horses. Since I was a kid I have been in love with horses. I have always been very curious about horse reading sessions and was thrilled to finally do one with Sandra. I went inside the paddock without any expectations and came out with an incredible accurate reflection of my own social behaviour. Sandra is a truly knowledgeable, kind and loving woman, she knows exactly when she has to let the horses to their work or when she steps in with some thorough psychological questions to challenge your own awareness. Her two horses, Gamar and Remaz are not only beauties but also the best teachers you can wish for. Gamar is very quiet and only intervenes when really necessary, Remaz on the other hand is a very active and happy to guide you through the process. Depending on the session, after about an hour you finish and have a feedback talk with Sandra. I would highly recommend a session with Sandra and her horses if you would like to know/understand more about yourself, your social behaviour and how to cope with challenges this brings forward in an absolutely relaxed and very natural environment. Truly worth it! ” E. Van Rijn
Yesterday we received this lovely feedback from Christina: “I’m so grateful I chose to visit Jordan with Sandra as my guide! The retreat exceeded all my expectations. Through yoga and meditation, desert treks and mountain hikes, as well as her powerful coaching work with horses, Sandra created a supportive environment that allowed me to open my heart and mind to healing and transformation. For me, the trip started out as an adventure to discover a new country and became a pilgrimage to discover myself. I returned home feeling peaceful, strong and inspired, with new friends and new energy. I highly recommend Sandra and her retreats.”
–Christina M. , Switzerland
We were happy to host Maysar on a tailored yoga & horse consciousness weekend, this is what she had to say about it:
“The horse inspiration is the thing that really really stays with me everyday. I think I need even more. And I will”