Gerald SheltonUnited States
We enjoyed our time with our guide Mahmoud. He was very knowledgeable about Petra and took us on an easy pace through the site. We took some trails that gave us great view points. We would highly recommend him to all.
Thomas von SydowUnited States
Mahmoud was excellent. He is defiantly a local expert, but also friendly and helps you understand more then just the sites, he helps frame the culture past and present. My wife and I felt very safe. The driver was excellent and the car was clean and modern. If you are considering Petra or Wandi Rum book with. Mahmoud. A couple of things to help the traveler, you need cash to leave Eliat and Jordan. Have $200 extra USD or equal in Jordan Dollars. Israel takes Credit Cards, Jordan does not. US Dollars best.
Yasmeen GurjiUnited States
When we started our search for a guide for our upcoming trip to Amman, we started communicating with Mahmoud. Immediately we became aware of his immense knowledge of the areas we were planning of visiting and his ability to work with us and our schedules.We were a group of 6 adults and from the onset of our tour we found that our intuition of Mahmoud was correct. This man is a walking encyclopedia. His love and knowledge of his country, history and religion goes unmatched.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Yasmeen for the great words, you were a great company, all of you, full of respect, passion, and understanding. I really hope to meet you again some day.
Mahmoud showed me a very memorable time in Jordan. He brought me to the Wadi Rum where I had experiences I could not have had anywhere else. He was always very kind to me, being patient and understanding . He also took me to Petra and found that there was a way I could see it on an electric golf cart. The time I had there was fantastic and unforgettable. He even let me visit with him in his home. I learned so much about his culture, something I could not have done so well any other way.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ruth, thank you for the nice words. Having you was a great pleasure, I hope that I really succeeded to introduce Jordan to you.
Anne ForbesUnited States
Mahmoud, a genuine Bedouin born & lives in Petra. An educated young man filled with a wealth of knowledge about Petra. He was enthusiastic and passionate about sharing the history of this amazing archeological site. He speaks almost perfect English, was so attentive to our every needs. We are inspired to return to Jordan for a more extensive tour of Jordan with Mahmoud. You are in good hands with Mahmoud! You won't be disappointed!
Geoffrey DaileyUnited Kingdom
A fantastic guide for a fantastic place. A perfect day from start to finish. We did and saw everything we wanted and at a pace that suited us.Mahmoud's advice and suggestions were spot on. At Mahmoud's suggestion we took the carriages to get ahead of crowds and had a pre booked time for the return carriage to avoid the delays on wad way back. Mahmoud handled all the local negotiations and we saved money at every stage.A visit to Petra is a must and having Mahmoud as your guide just adds to the experience
William SteegerUnited States
The guide was well informed, knowledgeable and very capable of presenting the information in understandable terms. His willingness to accommodate our physical limitations while insuring we saw everything we wanted to see is noteworthy. He remained vigilant and insured that we did not over exert ourselves; humorous and entertaining. His ability to link his personal history to what we were seeing was outstanding. He insured we maximized our limited time and remained open to changes to the itinerary.
Vincent MonnierUnited States
Mahmoud guided our tour of six people. He was on time at the Itzak Rabin crossing to pick us up. We should have listened to hid advice to cross early before the crowds that slow down the border process. His driver was very professional and the car very clean. Mahmoud is very knowledgeable, relaxed, pleasant and reliable.
Wonderful tour. The best that I ever seen. Mahmoud is a very good guide. Thank you so much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Having you was a great pleasure, hoping to meet you again someday.
Juan BossanoUnited States
Mahmoud not only was very knowledgeable and interesting but went out of his way to make our experience in Jordan (Amman and Petra) unforgettable and also safe. He arranged for extra transportation after the tour and even helped us with tracking a package we lost. We highly recommended him. We will be back!
Lynn BrooksUnited Kingdom
We spent an exciting & interesting day with Mahmoud.He kept everything at the right pace & gave us enough history mixed with the way of life,ancient & modern,to make our day in Petra such an incredible experience.He was flexible,with good command of English,& a great sense of humour.At my request,we got invited to a Bedouin camp.The only time a woman had sat with the old man in his tent instead of the other side with the women.He translated whilst we drank tea & ate dates.PERFECT ENDING TO A PERFECT DAY
Our tour was excellent and we can highly recommend Mahmoud as he is very knowledgeable, professional, and overall simply a great person and considerate traveling companion. Not only did we learn the detailed history of sights visited, but he provided considerable insight into the modern day events affecting Jordan and its surrounding countries. His personal experiences growing up in a Bedouin family (and now raising a family of his own) in the Petra area were particularly interesting. SUPERB!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the great words, I hope that I added something good to your visit to Jordan, and I hope to visit us again.
Virdel ThomUnited States
Look no further than Mahmoud for your excursion into Petra. He is well educated and extremely knowledgeable on the area. I plan on coming back to further explore Petra (one day is simply not enough) and I will ensure that I book Mahmoud again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Meeting you was a great pleasure, hoping to meet you again in Jordan.
Kristin W.United States
Mahmoud was great! He was flexible and very accommodating, knowledgeable and caring. My father uses a wheelchair and he was able to work out a visit to both Petra and the Wadi Rum that was accessible. Our time in Jordan was definitely the best day of our 21 day middle east voyage. Highly recommend.
Philip FlowerUnited Kingdom
A friendly and knowledgable local guide who communicates well although sometimes sounded a bit like a recording on "transmit".He was more personal when asked questions. We loved Petra and learnt a lot. The local lunch of home made houmus, tomatoes and bread was delicious.
David GernantUnited States
Mahmoud is a superb guide. Driver Fawaz was utterly charming and very safe. Weather conditions caused some mid-course changes; Mahmoud made good suggestions for those changes. He was sensitive to my need to go up and down the 800 steps at Petra's Monastery slowly--and literally supportive on the way down; he lent me his arm on the somewhat slippery rocks. We had a good time and I feel like we parted as good friends. An enthusiastic, personable guide with fast, fluent English--good company for 5 days.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Having you was a great honour, I hope this visit will not be the last!. I learnt a lot from you and from your life experience. Thank you.
Lorraine V.Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
Mahmoud was an exceptional guide. We spent TEN days together, and despite many happenings beyond our control such as delayed flights, traffic, rain, and a sick child, we had the most amazing visit. We always felt safe, and the kindness displayed by Mahmoud and the people of Jordan exceeded our expectations. if this tour appeals to you, don't hesitate. The experience will create incredible memories. One day in Petra is not enough to give you a true feeling of this little gem of a country called Jordan.
Wilma van NordenCanada
Given the itinerary had been planned by another guide, Mahmoud did an excellent job of guiding us through Jordan and making us feel at ease. He has good knowledge of the country and its history and is particularly knowledgeable about Petra. His driver, Fewaz, was also very pleasant and professional.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Joining you in your trip was a pleasure, hoping that this visit would not be the last. thank you.
DiAnn PlunkettUnited States
Mahmoud is over the top fun, knowledgeable and one of the very best guides we have ever had! Our time in Petra and Wadi Rum was amazing. There were four of us on our tour and we all feel we have a special new friend in "M". If you are going to Jordan, I would definitely suggest you book Mahmoud. Thank you for a very special time, M. Paul, DiAnn, DeDe and Larry
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you DiAnn for your nice words, having you was an honor. I hope that I added something good to your visit to Jordan, hopefully its not the last visit.
Marie P.United Kingdom
We had a very short trip and tried to pack a lot in. Our guide was really good and showed us the sights of Jordan, knowledgeable and engaging. Mahmoud was flexible to our changing plans and even made the rare event of rain in Petra enjoyable. Next time I would seek more advice on hotels (we booked them ourselves). Great trip enjoyed by everyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marie. Having you all was a pleasure, Hoping that Jordan crosses your mind when you think of traveling.
Ken ArleinUnited States
WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL. If you need a guide whose English is perfect, who is enthusiastic, knowledgeable and caring, then Mahmoud is your guy. Petra is a special place and Mahmoud helped us to appreciate it's history and significance. We traveled with my 87 year old mother-in-law and he really was excellent in helping to make this tour memorable for her and all of us. Mahmoud was prompt and provided a comfortable car. His choice of restaurant for Jordanian food was a plus.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ken for the great words, it was really a pleasure to guide such a lovely family. Thank you for visiting Jordan and I hope that next visit will be longer.
Pat JonesUnited Kingdom
Mahmoud was an excellent guide, knowledgeable and passionate about Petra, friendly and patient with our slow progress, enabling us to look and take photographs. He made the day very special and gave usmany memories we will cherish. His willingness to help make it a wonderful experience for my Granddaughter by talking to her and enabling her to practice her Arabic language skills was really appreciated. I wholeheartedly recommend his services and would not hesitate to ask for him again. Thank you Mahmoud.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Pat for the great words, the honor was mine for having such a funny family. Emily was very good in arabic and I believe she will speak it fluently in the very close future, if she practices alot ;). Hoping to meet you all again someday.
Joan TuttleUnited States
Mahmoud was excellent. He gave us a wealth of information from the time he picked us up at the port, during our Petra visit and our return to port. He accommodated our needs in particular my walking limitations. We would recommend him highly to future clients.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Having you was an honor for me. Despite of your "walking limitations" you walked the whole trail, I admire your SPIRIT. Thank you Joan for the great words.
Mahmoud was considerate, prompt, organised, flexible, spoke excellent English & used his extensive historical knowledge to give an interesting tour. We had the opportunity to interact with locals & learn about the customs & culture. We had a great time & would highly recommend him to friends. Buffet lunches were overpriced, a light lunch in a local cafe would have been welcomed. Prior to booking clients need to be made aware of any tipping expectations for guides drivers & visits to Bedouin families
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Maria, thank you so much for the kind words. It was a great time I spent with you and Sue. Thank you for respecting the traditions of the locals, for helping them, and for being so flexible for changes. Hoping to meet again.
Was a good short day, nevertheless - excellent knowledge on all sites. Had a good time with the guide who was attentive!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words, it was my pleasure to meet you and your wonderful family who were interested about sites and history which made us more interactive despite of the short tour. Hoping to see you all again in Jordan.
Walter PriceUnited States
Great tour. My teenagers liked Wadi Run the best, rolling down the dunes, driving down too, riding camels for the first time, and listening to the guides talk about the history and their life. Petra was good too, but lots of walking, though unique, with the guide adding lots of history to our day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Price, it was my pleasure to meet you and meet you wonderfull family, hoping to see again in Jordan. Thank you for the kind words.