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TonyR
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:04 am    Post subject: Tour Companies and Car Hire Reply with quote

There are loads of companies that will offer you deals on seeing much of the country - some will work with hotels to give you 3 days out and 2 in a hotel type stuff.... here are contacts for a few - the phone numbers will be:

+968 as a prefix the these numbers for international dialing.... e.g. +968 24566046

National Travel & Tourism 24566046
Zahara Tours 24695678
Orient Holidays 24478902
Bahwan Travel Agencies 24704455
Global Tours 24695959
Mark Tours 24567996
NTT Tours 24566046
OUA Travel LLC 24559900
Gulf Ventures 24559985

These companies are best approached by telephone - they are all really bad at dealing with emails.... the other company worth looking at is:

Muscat Dive and Adventure Centre -
e-mail : info@holiday-in-oman.com
Tel.: +96824485663
(This is owned by Rob Gardner - a Brit out here)
This company also has a guest house located out past the Airport - its the base for a lot of their activities... well worth looking at.

BUT - before you do any of these things.... it might be worth considering doing a DO IT YOURSELF tour..... it all depends how adventurous you are - for a lot less than you can get a trip from most of these guys.....

Car Hire:
You can use some of these companies - Bahwan and NTT - or other companies

Click Here for a Web Site with a large number of Car Hire Companies On
Zubair are supposed to be good(bottom of page) or Al Maskry - our school has used them before)...

You can get a 4x4 for single days, or week deals.. it depends on the company - and for a very small amount you will get around much of the country.

GPS: It's well worth coming with a GPS unit - the maps here are not very good, certainly once you get off the main highway the quality can be really bad.. Planning in advance with Google Earth will make life easy for you - remember to use the community pages to get the best local info... Also depending on where you go people here might be able to give you GPS data... ask and find out...
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moserberni
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
due to the fact that a 4WD is much more expensive than a "normal" car - do you recommend renting a 4WD, or do you think we can get to most places (for example where the trekking tours from the book "Oman Trekking" starts) with a smaller car?
Thanks
Berni
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TonyR
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:05 am    Post subject: Cars... Reply with quote

Sorry to be breif but on holiday..

Once you get off a main road - take a 4x4..... play it safe.... you might get to places and think you didn't need it but I can't guarantee that for every where... play it safe..... play it safe......

Tony.

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moserberni
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
you are right. We definitely will need to rent a 4WD! Thanks for your post!
Berni
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