Jordan is definitely a country to visit. It has less culture shock than Egypt, but still has friendly,welcoming people and great sites to visit. The cost is slightly higher than Egypt, but less undefined tipping.
If I did it over, I would spend more time in Petra and spend a night in Wadi Rum.
We did a private tour with a driver and private car, but he was not a guide. He dropped us at sites and we usually rented audio guides.