Oman Adventure Trekking
Oman, Trek & Walk, 10 days - from £1,295 (land only) - from €1,750 (land only) - from $2,265 (land only)
By: James Flatt, Dorset, UK
New experiences are always a bonus, swimmimg in a river/cave in a wadi was a first. I also liked the transport between walks/camps sited which enabled me to see some of the culture/countryside which would not be available had we been walking all the time.
By: Tony Peacock, Burnley, Lancashire
The guide and the support crew were excellent.
Rob (trip leader) was excellent, as were his support team.
A wonderful experience - enjoyed the trip very much.
A new, very different country. Nice people, both local and trekkers. Big mountains. Well looked after by guide and support team - no hitches. Sleeping under the stars.
By: Julie Violet, London, UK
Rob (trip leader) and the crew were excellent - I cannot fault them. Rob was brilliant, even did foot washing at the end of one walk. Very knowledgable and attentive, would highly recommend him.
I found Oman and its people to be a delight! The kindness and friendliness of everyone ensured I had a fantastic trip. The cultural aspects and the hiking. A lovely mix of the two. The hiking was great, perfect level and the night in the hostel in the middle was a great chance to clean up. The guides were very good at bringing the culture to life, not just when visiting a city but when eating and talking round the camp fire. On New Years Eve, a big effort was made with the fish BBQ and the special plates to ensure a special evening.
The trip exceeded my expectations primarily because of the people. I arrived a few days early and the people I met as I explored were helpful and very kind to me.
I have been on a number of KE trips previously and have always had a good experience.
By: Roy London, Bromley, Kent
A fabulous holiday. Rob and his team were excellent, enthusiastic and hard working. I thought it was very demanding but achievable. Particularly enjoyed the camp atmosphere. The group were easy to be with. A good mixture of walking in mountains, swimming in Wadis and relaxing at the end of the holiday.
By: Sarah Dunnell, Woldingham, UK
Having done similar holidays with other companies it was so refreshing to have a competent, sensible, fun, mature etc trip leader who you could have a great time with but who made sure everything worked effectively. His continued good humour made such a difference.
If the Oman tour operator is representative of all your tours, we have already discussed with friends that we would use KE in preference to other companies (obviously making sure we prepare for the level of the trip next time!)
By: Carol Birch, Leicester, UK
We had 3 excellent guides/support staff, 2 who were experienced in the mountains and one (the first female tour guide in Oman) who provided cultural and historical input. The local agent, Robert, joined us for the last 3 days. They were all excellent 4x4 drivers.
Suleiman and the whole support team were great. My husband broke his wrist on Day 2 - entirely his own fault - and Suleiman ensured that he completed the whole trek apart from day 4 as he couldn't do the scramble part. He also gave great support at hospitals both immediately after the accident and also afterwards.
We greatly enjoyed Oman and were struck by the pride the local guides took in showing it to us.
By: Jenny Maddick, Derbyshire, UK
Leader and support crew very good and agreable; took a lot of trouble to make it a good trip. Gave some good information about the country and history etc in the evening and Majda (who drove the vehicle in which I travelled was an excellent driver and gave extremely good guiding on the visits to Nizwa and Muscat and a good evening talk. Local agent Sasha gave me excellent help in arranging extension programme that met my requests extremely well and I enjoyed this part of the holiday very much also.
The balance between trekking/camping days and the hotel break to visit nizwa was good. Opportunity to eat Omani food and hear about local culture good. Company very agreeable. Beautiful views and suitably challenging trekking.
By: Martin Plackett, London
I most enjoyed the Balcony trail, Wadi Al Qashah circuit, Nizwa fort, swims in Wadi Tiwi & Wadi Shab, fish barbecue by the sea.
I got a cold and a stomach bug, but still had a great time!
By: Patrick Tehan, London
Excellent leadership, Rob is one of the most culturally sensitive leaders I have been with. His attention to detail was exceptional and his training of the local Omani staff is exemplary.