It's a very beautiful country, still not stormed by tourists, some places are in the middle of nowhere, kind and respectful people, unique nature and also some adventures. Desert Camels Adventure Tours is an excellent organization. Our guide Aisha is fantastic as are the Omani guides and drivers, Chiara e Mustafa very patient and available during the travel arrangements. The environment created in the group is pleasantly friendly and familiar.
Having done a similar desert safari in the Egyptian desert several years ago I was concerned how this trip would be especially with 2 young boys aged 10 and 12 years. However, my initial interaction via email with Chiara Molinatto put me at ease. Contrast to other Omani operators who either did not respond or responded late or simply ignored my specific requests, Chiara was prompt and professional. My sense of comfort further increased on the morning of our first day when I met Chiara and our "guide" Mustafa who so happened to be the owner of Desert Camels Adventure Tours. Mustafa is very easy going, pleasant mannered wth a good sense of humour. He was very patient with my boys and a very good and safe driver. We had a great time over 3 days and 2 nights staying in Nizwa and the Wahiba Sands. If you are seeking personal, friendly, customized and truly authentic Omani experience, don't look past Desert Camels Adventures Tours. Highly highly recommended!
Desert Camels Adventure Tours took great care of us from the initial pick up to drop off and gave us a trip beyond what we would ever experience on our own in Oman. Swim around in an oasis water pool in absolute tranquillity, see the sunset in the desert in silence without any civilisation in sight, great food, beautiful scenic stops for stunning photos along the way and stories about the life in Oman. The stories is one of the things that made our experience the most interesting. We love to learn everything about the country and culture we visit and we did. To summarise we highly recommend Desert Camels Adventure Tours. Listen to their experience and advise before you go on your tour and it will be an even better experience.
I have just returned from a tour in Oman tailored for my friends and me by Desert Camels Adventure Tours, a local tour operator which gets top marks in everything: excellent organization, comfortable off-road vehicles plus very skilled drivers. Chiara, the efficient Italian guide, together with Mustafa and three drivers (Ahmed, Majid and Mohamed) took good care of us and they all turned out to be pleasant, polite and jolly company without being intrusive. They took us off the beaten track on some occasions which, together with the starry skies, the turquoise oasis water pools, the golden and white sand dunes and cliffs, the canyons, the dishy picnics and a scrumptious snack with luquaimat and karak tea, made our holiday a unique and unforgettable experience. But it was Chiara's passion and deep knowledge of Oman which left us lost for words giving us a great insight into a culture and society so different from our own. We would strongly recommend Desert Camels Adventure Tours to anyone who wants to get a true experience of Oman.
Visiting Oman through the eyes of who loves Oman, was contagious! Learning about “The Great Sultan”, Qaboos and his intelligent, loving, caring ideas was music to our ears as well as peace for our souls. Chiara, Mustafa and Jamal are excellent tour guides. And good friends! We also had the pleasure to share our beautiful holiday with other experienced travellers and we got on really well with one another. Oman is in our heart forever now. There is a lot more to see and we just can’t wait to go back, one day, hopefully soon.
Our tour was absolutely amazing! We had 5 days tour around Oman and we really enjoyed every single day! We planned our tour with Chiara who was always helpful and professional. She organised a perfect tour following our needs and indications. During the trip (in a massive 4x4 jeep!) we were accompanied by Mustafa, a very competent local guide who was very kind, professional and with a lot of knowledge on Oman. The plan was always respected in every single part and everyday we had a new different adventure! Hotels were always nice and clean and, in particular, we really liked the ones in the desert and in the mountains.
We arranged our 5 day trip through Oman with Desert Camel Adventure Tours a number of months before our travels. Right from the start we were impressed with the responses we received from Chiara, who was very professional, prompt and very tuned into our specific wishes for this trip. The trip that they tailor-made for us was fantastic. Ahmed, our driver was excellent, and he was a font of knowledge and able to answer all our many questions, very enthusiastic and very responsive to our needs or suggestions. We travelled in great comfort in Ahmed's 4x4. And Ahmed was very willing to make sure that every day was packed full of things we wanted to see or do. The price you pay for having a driver is well worth it - you can get so much more out of every day, and a driver like Ahmed has all the local knowledge to take you to out of the way places or fantastic viewpoints that you otherwise would miss. We were very sad to say goodbye at the end of our 5 days! This is one of the most memorable holidays we have had, and we want to thank Desert Camels Adventure Tours and the wonderfully hospitable people of Oman. We cannot recommend them highly enough.
We've been driving with Salim for six days around the country and had a fantastic time! Not only is Oman such a beautiful place, but Salim also showed us a great time beyond just being a tour guide. On top of explanations about land, people or sights he went above and beyond to show us a great time. He found our lost phone, he gave us kilos of dates, joked around with us and sang for us when we lost radio signal. On top, he's a fantastic driver who guided us safely through the desert and sand dunes. I felt a hundred per cent safe at all times. Thank you for all your efforts, Salim.
Chiara has been the perfect ambassador for Oman and not just a tour guide. She made us love the country, its history and the great Sultan Qaboos. We loved all the sites that we visited and only wished we had more time to enjoy them even more. Thank you Chiara! Also, thank you to the drivers who worked non stop and drove us safely for 5 days (1.500 km!) all around.
My husband and I had a wonderful 2 week stay in Oman, organised by Desert Camels Adventure Tours. Chiara was so helpful and responsive to my many questions, preparing an itinerary to our interests and budget. Ahmed was an excellent guide and very safe driver, always flexible with our plans, and going above and beyond to give us the best experience possible. Thank you both for showing us part of this beauty country - we hope to visit again one day!