I have been in the tourism field for many years, long enough for me to become very aware of travelers' needs and requirements. My passion for tourism and travel influenced me to switch my career from Mechanical Engineering to tourism.
When I build an itinerary for my travelers, I picture the routes in my mind and see how things can go smoothly and what can be difficult for the travelers - enhancing the good things and smoothing sharp edges. I do my best always to make all trips aspects clear to my travelers so they do not need to worry about any last-minute surprises. It is a way of life for me - I enjoy helping people get the most out of what they paid for, and always ready and happy to go the extra mile to satisfy my guests. My aim always is to let all of my guests go back home, with an outstanding feeling of joy and satisfaction from their trips.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"I plan trips to Jordan, Israel, Egypt and I specialize in archeological, adventure, religious, trekking , and eco trips. "
How did you get involved in travel?
"Seeing the reactions of travelers after each day after they return from a visit. To see the joy and astonishment on their faces, I had to know why! "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Over 20 years ago, I took a pilgrimage trip to Jerusalem & Galilee. While it was an eye-opening experience from a religious and historical perspective, it was not a place that I would describe as particularly fun or edgy. But it is an overwhelming experience in all aspects. After that, I knew that I needed to go deeper into this field.
Samir's favorite itineraries and travel advice
Top itineraries and travel advice
This quick, 5-day getaway is the perfect introduction to Jordan's Golden Triangle—a region rich with stunning scenery and ancient wonders. Start at the Red Sea port of Aqaba for...
From Mediterranean beaches to the shores of the Dead Sea, this compact 8-day itinerary is the perfect introduction to Israel. Splitting your time between modern Tel Aviv and...
This 9-day journey through Israel and Jordan introduces you to some of the Middle East's most fascinating cultural and spiritual sites. After strolling the ancient waterfront...
From Jerusalem's old city streets to the underwater world of the Red Sea, this family-friend adventure is the perfect 12-day getaway. Explore the City of David and see the...
This seven-day itinerary through Jordan hits all of the country's highlights at a relaxed, fun pace designed for the whole family to enjoy. You'll visit ancient ruins, ride...
This well-rounded tour is designed to suit families and has something for everyone. Visit the ruins of Gerasa and stay in a Bedouin camp in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wadi...
Recent trip reviews for Samir
Best trip for our honeymoon! Wonderful service!
Feb 24 - Mar 6, 2023
The experience was overall amazing. Samir was very helpful with the planning, even when we had quite particular requirements and were changing the plans before committing. He was always super helpful and responsive, happily adapting to our ideas and requests. This took a lot of stress away from us.
The service was great, starting with the visa support in the airport and throughout the trip. Our main driver Khaled (with us all days expect the last two) gave us great tips and was very... read more
Unforgettable family trip in Jordan
May 2 - May 9, 2023
Just coming back from our second experience with KimKim, and it just confirmed the 5-star quality service they provide (and that we were expecting based on our last trip in Vietnam)!
Platform is user-friendly and focused on customers' experience, but the key of its success is the local agencies they are working with.
For our family trip in Jordan, we were directed to Samir and Enjoy Jordan.
Very pro-active and engaging, Samir took the time to listen to our expectations and put in... read more
Amazing tour guide - Don't recommend agency.
Apr 21 - Apr 27, 2023
I think the company needs a lot of help with the planning. The only reason why we tried this service was to see if it would be easier to plan a trip through an agency. Overall, I would go the route of hiring a driver for the stay and book everything else on your own.
- Our tour guide was Nadir/Samir is AMAZING! Could not say more positive things about , he really went out of his way to make our stay comfortable and pleasant. Always early ready to take us anywhere. Very knowledgeable... read more
Good Guide, driver make the difference
May 2 - May 10, 2023
We had an intensive 9-day tour planned, so it was critical to get the right guide and driver. We also wanted a short time break, even if it meant having an extra long day to make up the sites missed.
We were fortunate to acquire one of the best guides in Israel, Ille, and an excellent driver in Michael. Ille spoke very good English and had an encyclopedic knowledge about everything. He also knew everyone and was able to get us singular access to important sites, even with dense crowds and... read more
10 Day Trip to Jordan
Apr 14 - Apr 23, 2023
Samir helped plan a fantastic trip to Jordan for us. He was very responsive and accommodative when the trip had to be rescheduled due to the passing of my mother. Our driver Hamza was great and private guide Ibrahim was very knowledgeable and friendly. Once in a lifetime trip that went off without a hitch.
Great local guide.
Apr 21 - Apr 27, 2023
Trip with Enjoy Jordan thru Kim Kim went well. We were a group of 4 that did a 6 days/5 nights around the Dead Sea, Petra and Wadi Rum in Jordan. Our local guide/driver, Nadir, was amazing!! He went above and beyond (from guiding, driving and even entertainment)!! This is our first trip with KimKim and it's close to no-hassle but we did underwent a couple of issues with the booking and mis-alignment in pricing. Prior to contacting an agency, the group is fully aware that the month of April is... read more
For as long as I can remember, I've dreamed o...
Apr 12 - Apr 20, 2023
For as long as I can remember, I've dreamed of visiting the Middle East. My wish finally came true when my friend Leyda was invited on a Catholic pilgrimage to Israel. While Leyda was keen to visit the holy land, she didn't want to be part of a large tour group. She wanted to experience the country on her own terms. Another motivation for her trip was to visit her mother's best friend, Dorita, whom she considers her aunt. Leyda's family has been closely connected with Dorita's for over six... read more
We did not have a dedicated guide but our dri...
Mar 7 - Mar 12, 2023
We did not have a dedicated guide but our driver Mr Haitham was very helpful and filled us in on some of the details and took care of checking into our hotels. We had a local guide in Jerash who was great and one in Petra who was okay. I did feel that would have benefited from having a guide at St George’s Church and couple other places. We were disappointed in our hotel at Petra, it was very grungy with ceiling tiles stained and falling off and questionable cleanliness in our room. The... read more
Amazing trip in Jordan!
Mar 17 - Mar 23, 2023
Amazing trip in Jordan! excellent organisation of the trip.
Our driver was always very punctual and very helpful. read more
Great way to see Jordan!
Mar 2 - Mar 6, 2023
We had a great time using KimKim to see Jordan! Samir did a great job tailoring the trip to our wishes, and the hotels selected all worked out well. Getting through customs was smooth, and our driver, Wasef, got us to every destination safely and on schedule with a few extra photo opportunities thrown in. Getting to see the Holy Sites in Jordan was great, and Petra and Wadi Rum are must-sees. I would happily recommend using KimKim as an ideal way to see Jordan if privacy and flexibility are priorities for you!
Samir, at KimKim in Jordan, did an amazing jo...
Mar 5 - Mar 16, 2023
Samir, at KimKim in Jordan, did an amazing job planning and executing our very recent trip there! Everything was organized to our liking! Our English speaking drivers, Suliman Apoobaid, and Mowafaq Ahmad, together with our guides were knowledgeable and very professional! The hotels were all excellent, though we particularly liked the, Petra Guest House, in Petra. We loved everything that we did including all the fascinating historic sites that we went to Jordan to see! Snorkelling in the Red... read more
Highlights of hospitable Jordan
Mar 14 - Mar 18, 2023
We appreciated the support to arrange an excellent driver Mohammed to get us from Amman airport to the Dead Sea, Kerak, Petra and Wadi Rum via as many scenic areas as possible eg hot springs, smaller Wadi, Dana biosphere and historic town and magnificent viewpoints.
The entrance into Petra on reaching the Treasury was spectacular and truly a wonder of the world. The donkeys and carts on the way back got us back nearly in one piece. To all young people...Good to visit before the arthritis and... read more
Everything was planned well by Samir. I had a...
Mar 7 - Mar 15, 2023
Everything was planned well by Samir. I had a good time.
Special mention of my Driver in Jordan, Mamdouh. He was amazing, kind, professional and really helpful. Took really great care of me.
Jordan 7 days!
Feb 18 - Feb 25, 2023
Had an eye-opening trip to Jordan taking the Amman - Petra - Wadi Rum - Dead Sea - Amman route. Our guide and driver Khaled was splendid and we learned a lot about Jordan from him throughout the trip. He went out of his way to bring us coffee and sweet shopping.
Jordan itself offers breath-taking sites especially Petra and Wadi Rum.
Every effort made to tailor the trip and when...
Feb 12 - Feb 17, 2023
Every effort made to tailor the trip and when there were glitches, these were accepted and efforts made to resolve. read more
Very smooth and easy process. Everything was ...
Jan 3 - Jan 7, 2023
Very smooth and easy process. Everything was taken care of.. was nice to just sit back and enjoy the trip. Great people as well. read more
5 stars for Kimkim and Samir
Dec 29 - Dec 31, 2022
Could not recommend Kimkim and Samir more. Incredibly accurate, informative, flexible and responsive communication before and during trip. The guides and drivers were clearly well respected locals and very good at their jobs. Only feedback would be a bit more clarity to and from Israeli/Jordan border in terms of logistics and who was meeting us but I again very small glitches in fabulous experience. We recommend them heartily. read more
Great Jordan experience!
Dec 28 - Jan 3, 2023
Samir and our guide and driver (Anees) provided us with the most amazing experience in Jordan we could have asked for. The entire trip was very seamless, we got everything we had expected and never felt stressed. Anees was super kind and helpful through the trip - showing us all the locations, telling us about the history, stopping by whenever we needed our coffee or hummus fixes! It’s tough to choose a favourite in Jordan - but waking up in a bubble tent on 1st Jan 2023 and to see the vast... read more
Middle East Mind Blowing
Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2023
We visited 3 countries, Egypt, Jordan and Israel. Egypt was outstanding 4.5/5. The driver was excellent and the guide although a bit quiet at times was smart and helpful. Jordan was the highlight of the trip. All visitors must go to Petra and Wadi Rum. Mind blowing to say the least. If you go you must ask for Anees to be you guide! 10 out of 10 fantastic person! The trip fell off a bit in Israel as we were only given a driver and no guide. I don’t think a tourist should be left to navigate... read more
Overall, we had a fantastic time in Jordan.
Dec 24 - Dec 31, 2022
We travelled to Jordan with great expectations and we really enjoyed every moment as we travelled through this country. People were friendly and ready to help when requested. We visited Jerash, Ajloun, Amman, Mt Nebo, Madaba, Petra, Wad Rum and Dead Sea. We were able to cover all these places due to fantastic planning by the Enjoy Jordan team and I have to mention the valuable support provided by our driver Mowafaq Ahmed. He was our guide and a good friend during the travel. He was very... read more