Sun & Sand Tours Feedback

Sun Sand Tours wants to share with you some holiday vacation feedback received from visitors who have experienced a guided tour with Sun Sand Tour. 

We write to thank you for arranging an excellent two day tour for us. In particular our thanks for the excellent services of Faris, our guide, driver and interpreter - he was charming, well informed, flexible and delightful company. We experienced all that we desired and our special thanks to you and to Faris for the excellent service. 

Dr Lionel Jarvis & Dr Penelope Gordon, Doha, 2/2015


We have now returned from OMAN to Italy and I take the opportunity to say thank you for the great organization of the tour.

Many thanks also to the guys whom have accompanied us during the trip they have been very helpful and very professional, we have all appreciated their work.

Thanks again for yr kind cooperation and we wish you all the best for 2015.

Hope to come back to OMAN soon, all the best

Marco Magnani, Italy, 1/2015


Now that I am back home in Canada I wanted to take a moment and thank you, again, for the wonderful experience you gave my brother and sister-in-law and myself when we met recently in Oman. Our trip to the desert was very memorable and it is something I will remember for the rest of my life. Thank you so much for showing us a small part of your beautiful country.  You may remember that I collected some sand from the sand dunes and that sand is now sitting in a container on my kitchen shelf as a beautiful reminder of our time in the desert.

I hope that someday I will be able to return to Oman and, if so, I will look forward to booking another tour with you.

Valerie Gray, Canada, 3/2012


We want to thank you, so very much, for providing us with a fantastic tour of Oman. We were thrilled with every element of the itinerary, from the culturally enriching sightseeing in Muscat and Nizwa to the exhilarating treks throughout the country. Your choices for our hikes, swims, and climbs were simply superb — each so distinct and incredibly beautiful! There wasn’t a single walk we would’ve wanted to miss. 

And we are particularly grateful that you were so flexible, in adapting the itinerary to fit our needs, by adding on two days in the Wahiba Sands region. The panorama, of sand, camels, and desert flora, was simply incomparable. Nothing beats sitting atop a towering dune, to watch the sun set over a nearby Bedouin camp, or slipping into refreshing wadi pools, for a swim, after an invigorating hike.

The entire experience had a relaxed tone and yet was stimulating, every step of the way. The warmth of Oman shined through, with our being able to partake of quiet time in nature and also engage in interactions with the local people, and you, Naseeb, did a terrific job of answering all our questions and responding to e-mails, to prepare us for our arrival. We can’t thank you enough!

Thank you for such a wonderful adventure!

S and D Vandermolen, USA, 10/2011


 “A quick note to thank you and Sun & Sand Tours again for the two excellent tours you organized for me. I could not have asked for more and feel that we covered a lot of ground.

The highlights are the local lunch near Nizwa on the first day, travelling up to Jebel Shams and of course Snake Gorge. Last but not least was getting to know you and our exchange of views on life, society and culture.

Your expert guiding will no doubt encourage me to come back one day. I believe I've just skimmed the surface of your country, and shall of course let you know when I'm back.”

Christopher Felder, Geneva, Switzerland 5/2010


“I had the plan to visit Oman for a long time after hearing so many good things. My wife and I booked a 4 day tour with Sun & Sand Tours and we chose it because it had excellent references. Additionally, Sun & Sand Tours is not one of the big operators and therefore we expected a more individual service. Over the four day 4WD tour we got a very good impression of the varied landscape of Oman, its cultural treasures and its friendly people. Everything was included and we did not have to worry about anything. The accommodation was very good both in the hotel and the camps. Our very experienced guide and driver made it possible to meet and talk with the local people and never tired of answering our many questions. He showed us not only the impressive sites according to the program but was always open for an extra detour to show us additional places of interest along the main route. Sun & Sand Tours took care of everything it was the most relaxed tour we have ever had. We hope that we can come again to Oman and if we go for a trip it will definitely be with Sun & Sand Tours. I recommend this operator to all my friends and everybody interested in more than a stay at a beach hotel.”

G&G Milan, Vienna, Austria 1/2010 


"I highly recommend that if you travel to Oman, you should sign up with Sun and Sand Tours. Naseeb al-Raisi, the manager, is a gentleman and knows his way around Oman like it was his own backyard. He is an incredible tour guide and his genial manner makes it easy for his guests to get along with the Omanis whether it is in the city, the mountains or the desert. I signed up for the eleven day Muscat, Salalah and Nizwa tour and it was an adventure which I will never forget. I traveled across the entire length of Oman and had ample opportunity to see the sites, camp in the desert, beach and mountains and speak with Omanis from all walks of life; fishermen, Bedouins, businessmen, merchants and educated elite. I encourage anyone who wants to learn about Oman, and has limited time, to join Naseeb for just such a trip. The views are breathtaking throughout the country and the people are kind and ready to engage."

Joe Masih, USA April 2009 


“We are still looking over our photographs from our holiday and talking about what a fantastic holiday we had. The best part of our trip was definitely Oman. Dubai was huge and busy and Bahrain was interesting but nowhere near as exciting and varied as Oman. Still we were glad to see those different countries. We all want to thank you for making our holiday in Oman so special. Your knowledge of your country and personal touch made the tour exceptional and I would definitely recommend Sun Sand Tours to anyone going to Oman. I'm hoping one day we may come back and see more of the country!”

Laurie Whittaker, Canada 12/2007 


"Super, at last a guide who really knows how to do his job very, very well. This was our second visit to Oman and on the recommendation of my sister we booked a 4-day tour with Sun and Sand Tours.

On our first visit we had a tour with another tour operator which was quite disappointing, not from the wonderful Omani sights we saw but from the quality of the Guide.

Sun & Sand Tours guide was a completely different calibre, his incredible local knowledge combined with his many contacts and charming character, made this a trip to remember, indeed a trip of a life time.

Our teenage boys took to him quickly and as any good guide he saved the best until last. 

So if ever you are lucky enough to find yourselves in Oman and need an excellent guide, then contact Sun & Sand Tours."

Mark, Monika, Yannick and Aaron Wigley, Switzerland 10/2008


“We are back in USA and have taken a group vote and we want to tell you that we all voted unanimously that Oman and our time with you and Sun and Sand Tours was the best part of our trip. You even beat out the gorillas in Rwanda and pyramids of Egypt. We will recommend you to everyone and will always remember our time with you fondly.”

Sally Chimarusti, USA 10/2007 


“I first heard about Sun & Sand Tours through a colleague who highly recommended it. They were easy to reach, fast in responding to any queries and very flexible in planning the tour.

As for the tour itself, everything went very smoothly. We explored Omani mountains, swum in beautiful wadis and enjoyed breathtaking sights of lost villages and palm tree plantations. If you add to this a friendly and knowledgeable guide, you'll have the needed ingredients for a great time in Oman. Don't miss this opportunity to go off the beaten track and experience some of the best the Gulf has to offer.”

Pedro Queiroz, Portugal 6/2008