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Desert Discovery
Reviewed 23 August 2013

I highly recommend Desert Discovery tours if you wish to sightsee and get to know Omani culture properly. All there is to know is at http://www.desertdiscovery.com/ but I will try to highlight the main cons.

First, they pick you at your Hotel so that there is no need for taxi expenses nor to get lost in beautiful Muscat. Said, our guide, proved to be very reliable, ponctual and quite knowledgeable. Over 2 days we drove along the coastline and activities were endless. For instance, we stopped by in different villages to testify Omani everyday life, we dared into wadis to enjoy the scenery and bath in those refreshing waters, we learned about cultural/religious/political issues in modern Oman and, of course, we went to the desert and saw the turtles delivering their eggs on the beach in the middle of the night! These were incredible moments during our first trip to Oman. Just to name a few.

Both camps were nicely located, clean and affordable. It is a plus that the organized trips of Desert Discover include accommodation, it just makes all the process of leaving Muscat to explore the inner country over some days so much easier! Meals are OK, no need to carry food in bags (just some water). Besides, the staff was friendly and I mean this. They were spontaneous and welcoming, we did not feel put apart for the fact of being tourists. In fact, we were invited to celebrate Ramadan together with the locals and this was unique. Oman is a hidden pearl, a beautiful country with warm hearted people. Highly recommended under guidance of Desert Discovery! :)

Thank Vitor A
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Reviewed 8 February 2013

We had a three day tour that more than met our needs and expectations. Local knowledge and personal service make this company easy to recommend. Very satisfied indeed.

Thank dp191244
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Reviewed 12 January 2013

We stayed for one night at the Al Areesh Camp. The place is nicely located next the to sand dunes.

We took a 4wd sand dune drive. It was the best thing with to stay in the camp.

In the evening we had a dinner that is included. The dinner is avrige and the is nothing that indicates that you are in Oman. India could be the place. We could not either take the camel rides that we had looked so mutch forward for.

We stayed off season. - Off season or not there should be something Oman about the camps also during this time.

Next time we check better what other options there are to stay in the desert that are more Oman than this.

1  Thank Jo L
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Reviewed 5 January 2013

Used these guys to organise a trip down past sur to watch the turtles hatch. I found them very helpful and not expensive at all .... Also used them for a trip to the wahiba sands which is a very good trip.

Thank scottdxb
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Reviewed 30 August 2012

This was an 8hr round trip from Muscat, but it included 4x4 dune bashing and a trip to Wadi Bani Khalid. You really see a lot of countryside (mostly scrubland and endless mountains) which gives you a good window into this part of the world. Good fun.

1  Thank simonrip
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