“Almost no possible improvements”

We’ve just got back to Perth after our amazing Oman trip. I wanted to drop you a note to say a big thankyou to you and your team for arranging such a fantastic trip for us. 

I can’t say enough good things about our guide Khalil. Having a local guide of Khalil’s experience really made a difference for us in so many ways. Not only did he get us everywhere safely even with some difficult weather conditions and many changes in plan, he was also a great tour guide, historian, restaurant expert, language teacher and seemingly a friend of everyone we met! He turned our holiday from good to fantastic and we are extremely grateful to him.

It’s hard to pick our favourite place from the trip but the stay in the mountains at Anantara Jebel Akhdar was pretty close to the top of the list. The hotel is amazing. And coming from Perth which is flat, we found the mountains very beautiful. 

Wandering around the markets and the fort in Nizwa and around the ruined villages was also an amazing experience for us. We were quite surprised (and happy!) that these places were so accessible to tourists and very uncrowded considering what incredible places they are. 

The pace of the trip was good too. Switching hotels every few days worked well for us and we felt we got to see lots of stuff without getting too tired. The last couple of days in the desert and the turtle resort would probably have been a bit better if the weather had been good but that’s just travel and Khalil did a great job getting us there and managing all the disruptions. 

I really have almost nothing to offer in terms of possible improvements. You have organised an amazing itinerary and we will certainly be recommending Experience It and Oman to our friends. Only things I can think of is to include that we needed hiking gear for the wadi walk in the preparation info you sent (we ended up not being able to do it this time anyway because of the rain, but we did have to go and buy some cheap walking shoes that we could get wet because we didn’t have any with us). And also FYI it’s really difficult to exchange Australian dollars anywhere outside Muscat! But these are tiny things compared to everything else that went brilliantly.

Thanks again for helping us to have a trip of a lifetime.

Tom R. (Feb, 2024)