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Looking for a reliable English speaking driver,

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Looking for a reliable English speaking driver,

We are a group of 6 people ( 3 couples), looking for a reliable English speaking guide for trips around Oman. We will be in Oman end of February 2014.

Many thanks!

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1. Re: Looking for a reliable English speaking driver,

Depending on your budget and schedule, maybe it would make the most sense to go through one of the reputable tour companies. You will probably need two cars/SUVs or one small van. Going with a company would give the most assurance that they will meet your expressed needs.

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2. Re: Looking for a reliable English speaking driver,

I used Zahara Tours for a couple of day trips (forts and wadis) and their driver/guides were excellent with perfect English.

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3. Re: Looking for a reliable English speaking driver,

Hi and thanks!! The problem with day trips is that you are on the road for 8-10 hours and then get back to Muscat. It is less tireing to do a circuit tour around the sights, for a few days. Tour companies tend to be very pricey. I have gotten a couple of exhorbitant quote for a 6-7 day tour.

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4. Re: Looking for a reliable English speaking driver,

Rent a car, buy a guide book.

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5. Re: Looking for a reliable English speaking driver,

No thank you!!!

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6. Re: Looking for a reliable English speaking driver,

The roads are good, driving is easy, and you'll get more from a guide book than any local driver!

Otherwise pay the price (being Oman, most things are expensive)

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7. Re: Looking for a reliable English speaking driver,

Otherwise...I will find a better way...thanks anyway!!!

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8. Re: Looking for a reliable English speaking driver,

Is there a particular reason why you are not interested in renting a car?

I agree with al_in_muscat in that those are really your two options: paying for a guide through one of the tour companies (lodging for their driver is not terrible, don't see how it would differ from a REPUTABLE private driver/guide ), or being a bit independent.

Otherwise.... buy me a ticket and I'll drive you around.

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10. Re: Looking for a reliable English speaking driver,

Hi Valentina,

Just wrote you a personal message!

Thanks!