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“Fabulous insight into Gambian lifestyle”
Review of Arch Tours

Arch Tours
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Arch Tours are Gambian owned & managed ground tour operators with office in the Senegambia strip next to the scala restaurant on the strip to the monkey park. We offer ethical site seeing tours, tourist trips, safaris,educational tours,exclusive tours,cultural tours,scenic tours, airport transfers, hotel and private apartment bookings and reservation & excursions in The Gambia & Senegal.we have being operating as a fully insured and registered tour company in the gambia and senegal for 11 years.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 16 January 2011

This was our first time in the Gambia and we had a fantastic holiday. We went on the 4 tours in One day and had a most memorable day. The staff were brilliant and couldn't do enough for you. Only 10 persons on the trip and 6 staff! We went to the local market, the cattle market and we even went to visit a family in their own home. Make sure you take some sweets for the children, who are so happy and always smiling, even though they have very little. We had lunch at Paradise beach which was perfect. The staff even put our towels down on sunbeds for us which was a lovely touch. Our only problem was that we only visited for one week and ran out of time to book other tours. However, we intend visiting the Gambia again and will definitely be booking with Abdul and Arch Tours again.

Date of experience: January 2011
3  Thank sandra_adcock
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Reviewed 1 January 2011

We went on two trips, Roots and 4 tours in one day. The team worked really hard to make our day enjoyable, even to the point of carrying our two small children around all day. The whole ethos of the operator is impressive, promoting equal opportunities for the Gambian people. They really did focus on making us more aware of the local culture rather than only focussing on the 'nice bits'. Fantastic, and better value for money than other operators.

3  Thank kirsten1b
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Reviewed 14 December 2010

Me and my partner went on a arch tours to senegal in december 2010 had a great time going by jeep for about two and half hours crossing the border and getting your passport stamped. then transferring to a boat to speed up the river to a small island to be meet by some wonderfull kids. on the return trip we took the smugglers route. if you are going on this trip take some sweets for the kids on the island and the villages that you pass through. we had a nice meal at a beach restaurant which was included in the price of the tour.

5  Thank jeanrich
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Reviewed 14 December 2010

We booked 2 trips with Arch tours and found both great value for money and recieved a great service! They are much cheaper than the rest and deliver exactly what they say! Abdul the owner is great and the two guides Ali and JayJay were great. I would highly recommend the 4in1 - you see so much! We took sweets for the kids along the way and they loved it!

4  Thank PSP31
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Reviewed 22 November 2010

Just got back from Gambia, we did the North Senegal trip with Arch Tours.We drove to Banjul the capital with our excellent guide Mando.We crossed by ferry to Barra what a experience this is proper Africa. Then in our jeep we traveled on to the Senegal border where we got our entry visa to Senegal. A thirty minute drive took us threw villages to the Fathala Game Reserve that encloses 2000 hectares of natural and protected forest were we saw Antelopes Rhinos Monkeys Zebra and Ostridge.Packed lunch and drinks were a plenty, and a good day was had by all, ow by the way max of six people on tour. If you want to see proper Africa i would definatly recomend this tour.

16  Thank scottyPembrokeDock
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