Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Salalah-Oman by Tour Guide Valentina (Guide #6603)


Mariia Stoliarova

Russia
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Tour: #58689, Coastal Tour and Wadi Shab, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Apr 5/19

I liked a lot the tour. It was very interesting. Valentina is a nice and very easy person. She told us a lot about history of Oman and also about living in this country. I would definitely recommend this guide.

Norman Buchignani

Canada
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Tour: #116012, Mystical Muscat, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Apr 3/19

Valentina has deep knowledge about Muscat and environs, gained through years of guiding there. She guides throughout Oman, too. Strongly recommended.

Maria Portillo

United States
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Tour: #123549, Wadi Bani Awf and Jebel Shams - maria25032019, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Mar 25/19

Valentina is a great guide and very knowledgeable of Oman's history and culture. She put together a very good tour that allow me to see a lot of Thisbe beautiful country in 2 days. I enjoy the drive, the sightseeing and the good company. Thanks Valentina for this great experience!

Patrick Harrison

Seattle, WA, United States
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Tour: #54730, Muscat Shore Excursion, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Mar 20/19

Cathie Kemp

Australia
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Tour: #56697, The Sun mountain, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Feb 3/19

Valentina was a good guide who took us on day tour up into the Hajjar Mountains to Sun Mountain - this is a very long drive, but well worth it. The landscape is fascinating and Valentina took us to several interesting places, including the magnificent Nizwa Fort. On returning to Muscat we met a massive rain storm and Valentina negotiated this back to our hotel with care and safe driving. Altogether and great day out.

Ray Mentzer

United States
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Tour: #54837, Cultural and Heritage tour to Nizwa, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Jan 26/19

Valentina went above and beyond this 2nd day! We had originally booked a Sat tour, but needed to fly back to the states unexpectedly so Valentina offered to do the tour on Friday before we went to the airport. What a great out of town experience, starting with goat auction, and many 12 th century dwellings … quite different from the modern city of Muscat. She brought us to a great place for lunch with wonderful local cuisine, including camel meat. Valentina is an outstanding and accommodating guide!

Ray Mentzer

United States
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Tour: #54730, Muscat Shore Excursion, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Jan 24/19

Valentina provided a great tour of Muscat, including all the highlights! Since we were flying in late, she started the tour in the afternoon, enabling us to sleep in. Sampling some local food was wonderful.

Linda H.

Bethesda, MD, United States
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Tour: #64216, Oman Best Fortresses - linda23012019, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Jan 23/19

I have used and been pleased with many guides through Tours by Locals but have never had one as flexible and helpful as Valentina.

Daniel Metzger

United States
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Tour: #116012, Mystical Muscat, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Jan 22/19

Very professional and very knowledgeable and very pleasant tour guide.

Julio Messer

United States
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Tour: #131324, Al Bateena Expedition, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Jan 17/19

Valentina is extremely dynamic, tireless and knowledgeable. In two days of tours through Northern Oman, she drove us to beautiful faraway places, was very informative, flexible and patient with our group, and made our visit unforgettable. When we have an opportunity to visit Southern Oman, we'll definitely need her services again.

Julio Messer

United States
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Tour: #54837, Nizwa Culture and Heritage with UNESCO - julio16012019, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Jan 16/19

Valentina is extremely dynamic, tireless and knowledgeable. In two days of tours through Northern Oman, she drove us to beautiful faraway places, was very informative, flexible and patient with our group, and made our visit unforgettable. When we have an opportunity to visit Southern Oman, we'll definitely need her services again.

Terrie Clifford

United States
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Tour: #54730, Muscat Shore Excursion, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Jan 7/19

Vincent Ferriot

France
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Tour: #54837, Cultural and Heritage tour to Nizwa - vincent28122018, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Dec 28/18

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Vincent Ferriot

France
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Tour: #74853, The Gift of Kings Tour - vincent24122018, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Dec 24/18

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.

Noreen M.

United States
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Tour: #116012, Mystical Muscat, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Dec 9/18

Our tour with Valentina on 12/9 was excellent. She is knowledgeable, personable and speaks perfect English. After the disaster with Huda in Abu Dhabi, Valentina was a joy.

Roslyn Moffitt

Australia
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Tour: #64216, Oman Best Fortresses, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Nov 3/18

Valentina was very knowledgeable and has a lovely friendly manner. We enjoyed visiting all the forts as well as some of the markets in Nizwa. Valentina made it a comprehensive tour explaining all the origins and uses of the forts. She also expanded our knowledge of Oman and its history. A wonderful day out.

Jane Siegrist

United States
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Tour: #74853, The Gift of Kings Tour - jane28102018, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Oct 28/18

Frederick Tausch

United States
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Tour: Ground handling services in Muscat - frederick09102018, Muscat, Oman
Date: Oct 9/18

Carolyn Perelmuter

United Kingdom
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Tour: #116012, Mystical Muscat, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Oct 7/18

Valentina was warm and accommodating. She took us to all the sites outlined in our tour description plus added in a few stops to give us a flavor of Oman and to meet some Omani people. Once she recognized an area of interest on our part, she suggested ways for us to maximize the experience. She is upbeat and very personable and just made the day interesting and comfortable. Our 4 hour tour extended to 6 hours in order for her to fit in everything she wanted to show us.

Annette Pech

Germany
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Tour: #74853, The Gift of Kings Tour, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Aug 16/18

Valentina was a wonderful guide with a perfect knowledge about Oman. It was a nice mixture of information and entertainment. I learned a lot about local culture and "normal life". Organisation was perfect: punctual, good car, good choice of locations, sufficient time at any place Clearly recommended - thanks for a lovely day

Eddie (Ed) Dunn

United States
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Tour: #116012, Mystical Muscat - Eddie11062018, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Jun 11/18

Valentina, was excellent tour guide with good information and very accomodating to me. Thanks for a great tour of Muscat.

Angela Bentley

Australia
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Tour: #80650, The Green Mountain, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Jun 1/18

Thought a day tour couldn't get better? Nizwa market (Friday only) a wonderful spectacle, followed by walk through souk & fort. Valentina has great rapport & respect for local Omani & relates well to them. Once again, a wealth of information, historic & current. Excellent local knowledge: driving through mountains, knowing where to go for a unique surprise for travellers. Views from Green Mtn exquisite: 'out of this world'. Highly recommend the tour & driver. Once again, healthy snacks & water too!

Angela Bentley

Australia
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Tour: #58689, Coastal Tour and Wadi Shab, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: May 30/18

A fantastic day. Trek to waterfall at Wadi Shab worth the effort! Picturesque; local farms & crops & amazing irrigation system. Drop into pools along the way to cool off! Our guide Valentina provided hiking expertise, local knowledge of flora & birds & nutritious goodies with plenty of water. Great local knowledge/history of the area/country. Picturesque drive along coast through villages to Sur: dhow building & sink hole; then return to Muscat with backdrop of mountains at sunset. Best day ever!

Ashmid Ahmed

Australia
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Tour: #116012, Mystical Muscat, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: May 26/18

Valentina has a wealth of knowledge about Oman and Muscat, and we were very pleased with her ability to deliver this knowledge to us. In the half day tour we covered all the planned areas of the city despite it being in Ramadan. We would highly recommend Valentina to anyone looking for tours in Oman.

Malcolm Smith

United Kingdom
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Tour: #116012, Mystical Muscat, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Apr 25/18

The guide was knowledgeable and personable.The transport was clean and comfortable The route was good and adequate time was given in each location and Valentina was responsive to all questions A good trip with a good guide

David Goodman

United States
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Tour: #54837, Cultural and Heritage tour to Nizwa - david06042018, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Apr 6/18

Valentina is an excellent guide. Our day with her was most enjoyable. She is very knowledgeable. Her English is excellent. She is very enthusiastic about her work.

Fabio Dioguardi

Italy
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Tour: VS Express - fabio29032018, Muscat, Oman
Date: Mar 29/18

A 3 days tour: Muscat, Sur, Nizwa. Valentina was exceptional, doing all efforts to show us many wonderful spots and tell facts and stories. We visited the Fort and the souq of Nizwa. The amazing market for dates and the coffee drinking ritual with locals. The Wadi, the beauty of the mountains and the charme of the desert with the hospitality of an authentic family. The best in the last day: big turtles. Valentina has an energy and a passionthat make all exceptional. Every details of the tour was great

Andreas Pingel

Germany
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Tour: #123549, Wadi Bani Awf adventure, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Mar 17/18

A very nice tour in the mountains and Wadi Bani Awf with Valentina. Great view into the snake gorge and delicious food in a traditional restaurant. We saw a lot and Valentina came safely over the mountains with her car.

Andreas Pingel

Germany
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Tour: #56697, The Sun mountain, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Mar 12/18

A very nice tour in the mountains with Valentina. We saw a lot and Valentina was able to explain everything to us very well. Great!

Ranji Vimalathas

United Kingdom
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Tour: Journey to the Grand Canyon and Ancient Infrastructure of Oman, Muscat, Oman
Date: Dec 9/17

We had a great day out with Valentina. She was very friendly, full of information and very professional. The tour was great. Highly recommend The tour to the Grand Canyon and Nizwa. We had lunch in a local restaurant and the lunch was very tasty. We had enough time to walk at the top of the mountain. The visit to Nizwa was very interesting. We did some date tasting and visits to the spice market, vegetable market etc . We are thinking of coming back at some point to do some hiking on the mountains

Barbara Abrams

United States
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Tour: #74853, The gift of kings, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Nov 20/17

Day 2 with Valentina and it could not have been a better experience ! 6 star service, personality and knowledge ....I highly recommend Valentina and have already given her name to use next year for a friend coming to Oman. This was my first time using Tours by Locals and I am sold on the profssionalsm and a guidance of an unknow city that excelled my expectation .

Barbara Abrams

United States
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Tour: #74853, The gift of kings - barbara19112017, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Nov 19/17

Jeanne S.

Los Altos, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #116012, Muscat City Tours - jeanne18112017, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Nov 18/17

Jeanne S.

Los Altos, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #58689, Coastal Tour and Wadis - jeanne17112017, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Nov 17/17

Agata Patel

United Kingdom
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Tour: #58689, Coastal Tour and Wadi Shab, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Nov 14/17

Another great trip with Valentina (we have done 2) and the highlight was Wadi Shab and our little hike and swimming in the lakes at the end. Valentina was a great guide, very knowledgeable, caring and fun to spend time with! Highly recommended.

Agata Patel

United Kingdom
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Tour: #123549, Wadi Bani Awf adventure, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Nov 12/17

This was a fantastic off road adventure in beautiful Omani scenery. Valentina is very knowledgeable, caring and a great driver too. She suggested photo stops or things to do and always put us in the center of activities. We've done two trips with her and I would 100 % recommend her to anyone.

Holly Hastie

Canada
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Tour: #54837, Cultural and Heritage tour to Nizwa, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Nov 11/17

It was a wonderful tour and Valentina was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and personable. We would highly recommend her.

Thomas Montgomery

United States
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Tour: #64216, Oman Best Fortresses, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Nov 4/17

Excellent guide. English excellent. We had a full eight hour trip to the forts from our cruise ship. Saw lots of the successful country. Always was helpful and accommodating.

James Stevens

United States
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Tour: #123549, Wadi Bani Awf adventure, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Nov 3/17

Outstanding tour. I highly recommend Valentina. She very knowledgeable and a true professional in every way.

Sidney Frank

United States
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Tour: The Beauty of Dhofar - sidney02112017, Salalah, Oman
Date: Nov 2/17

Poorly planned with too much driving and no bathrooms Unfortunate car trouble but she was able to come up with a solution

Elizabeth Svenne

Australia
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Tour: #116012, Mystical Muscat - elisabeth29102017, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Oct 29/17

I cannot speak highly enough of Valentina. From the moment I met her I knew I was in the best of hands. Her knowledge of Oman, her sparkling personality, her enthusiasm and her generosity with her time made my short stay very memorable. Valentina gave me 110 percent! My time with her was one of the most pleasant of my trip. I wish Valentina all the very best for the future and my wish is to one day return and spend more time with her. Elizabeth

Robert Waldbaum Md

manhasset, NY, United States
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Tour: #74853, Muscat at a glance _Robert28102017, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Oct 28/17

Valentina was professional enthusiastic and well informed. She was a delight to spend time with.

Sally Arnold

United Kingdom
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Tour: #54730, Muscat Shore Excursion - sally21102017, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Oct 21/17

We had a wonderful day with Valentina. She met us from the ship on time and took us straight to the Grand Mosque ahead of the crowds. Valentina was most informative and knowledgeable and also very friendly and considerate. She was flexible in her approach and made sure that we saw everything we wanted to see and made our day memorable. It was a very hot day but she kept us supplied with wet wipes and chilled water! We would highly recommend her to anyone wanting a private tour of Muscat.

Ebrahim Ahmed Vahed

South Africa
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Tour: #58689, Coastal Tour and Wadi Shab - Ebrahim05102017, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Oct 5/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Mr. Ibrahim!

Mouna El Khoury

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #68173, The Beauty of Khareef - mouna30082017, Salalah, Oman    view tour
Date: Aug 30/17

Valentina is a wonderful person and guide; she made sure we experienced everything we wanted, exploring nature from East to West , picnics in beautiful green places, get cultural information, springs and waterfalls, drive through the mountains and clouds, and much more. She made sure we didn't miss anything! She was also very understanding & helpful with us as we had on tour our 8 months old baby; we were able to do things at our pace. Amazing discoveries & adventures, friendly loving guide! We Loved it!

Paula Crowder

United States
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Tour: #116012, Mystical Muscat, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: May 3/17

Valentina provided a rich tapestry of history and culture on our day out. I met the most interesting people and saw many amazing sights. I highly recommend this!

Miriam Prada Gonzalez

Germany
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Tour: #116012, Muscat Stopover tour - miriam12042017, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Apr 12/17

Jill Leverton

Napa, CA, United States
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Tour: #54914, The True Bedouin Experience - Jill11042017, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Apr 11/17

Valentina gave us a very interesting tour,taking us into the desert. The scenery was amazing and she is a very good driver so we felt perfectly safe driving over the dunes.

Jay B.

Canada
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Tour: #54730, Muscat Shore Excursion, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Apr 4/17

Very Nice tour with Valentina. She allowed us to customize where we went and made some great suggestions for instance to see the Opera House in Oman - very beautiful. We enjoyed our tour very much.

Danielle Kilpatrick

United States
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Tour: #116012, Mystical Muscat - Danielle24032017, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Mar 24/17

Darryn Wolff

San Francisco, CA, United States
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Tour: #116012, Muscat at a glance, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Feb 1/17

We had the most amazing time with Valentina. She is very open to questions and she was great!!! A wealth of knowledge of the culture and the area.

Mike Zangan

United States
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Tour: Nizwa & Jabreen, Muscat, Oman
Date: Jan 28/17

Mike Zangan

United States
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Tour: #58689, Coastal Tour and Wadi Shab, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Jan 27/17

Carol Haislip

United States
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Tour: #58689, East Coast and Wadi Shab - hairslip18012017, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Jan 18/17

Valentina was a great guide. She was incredibly knowledgeable and took us to see some less touristy sites in addition to the main sites. Her car was clean and very comfortable. She was able To answer all our questions. We wanted to purchase some local goods and she took us to a nice shop with better quality than the other souk shops. I would definitely recommend Valentina.

Carol Haislip

United States
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Tour: #116012, Mystical Muscat, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Jan 17/17

Kathia Contreras

Mexico
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Tour: #116012, Mystical Muscat - kathia21122016, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Dec 21/16

Leah Pacheco

United States
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Tour: #64216, Oman Best Fortresses - leach151216, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Dec 15/16

Great time with Valentina. She picked us up at the pier and toured us all day moving at our own pace. Very knowledge and personable. Awesome time. You won't be disappointed.

Leah Pacheco

United States
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Tour: #116012, Mystical Muscat - leach141216, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Dec 14/16

Great day with Valentina. Covered alot of ground and she toured us at our pace which is what we enjoy. Very professional and personable. You will love your time with Valentina.

Deborah Risius

United Kingdom
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Tour: #74853, The gift of kings - Debbie1112016, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Dec 11/16

Valentina was really nice, very helpful & knowledgeable. A great tour, everything on time & well planned out. Thank you so much - would highly recommend and use again!

Jacek B Stypulkowski

United States
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Tour: #54837, Oman Unesco - Jacek03122016, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Dec 3/16

thank you for taking me to the al safa house for a show of the Omani house and the walk at sunset along water ways was appreciated, sleeping on the mattress on the floor in the room without furniture was OK

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Unique travel experiences are what we aim for. Thank you for your 5-star review and for your valuable feedback!

Jacek B Stypulkowski

United States
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Tour: #116012, Mystical Muscat - Jacek01122016, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Dec 1/16

excellent organizational skills and knowledge of the country. thank you for answering my questions and helping out with ticket for a concert at the opera house. adjusting itinerary to meet my needs was appreciated.

Marianna Willis

United States
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Tour: #116012, Mystical Muscat, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Nov 24/16

Valentina was excellent. She shared her information of Oman with enthusiasm and gave us a wonderful tour. Since I scheduled the tour my husband has had to use a wheelchair. She was so kind and thoughtful. I highly recommend Valentina. Marianna

Bob Kagan

United States
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Tour: #54837, Two Capitals tour - Bob031116, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Nov 3/16

Valentina goes out of her way to make sure your trip is 100% suited to your needs.. She is flexible, resourceful and knowledgable.

Hugh Lloyd

Canada
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Tour: #123549, Forts, Mountains and Desert - Lloyd011116, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Nov 1/16

Valentina took me on a tour of Muscat and its environs for a very full day of 15 hours. The day was interesting and enjoyable. She is easy to talk to and conversation flowed with out effort. She spent considerable effort in putting together a very pleasing day of sight seeing. It would be difficult to pack any more into a day that we did. I offer an unreserved endorsement of this guide.

Carlo Piraino

United States
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Tour: #54837, Cultural and Heritage tour to Nizwa, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Oct 29/16

Extremely knowledgeable and professional.

Harris Whitbeck

Guatemala
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Tour: Muscat at glance - harris11092016, Muscat, Oman
Date: Sep 11/16

Very personable, knowledgeable and flexible. Valentina went out of her way to arrange a private cooking experience for us and was very nice about reacting to our requests in general. We were left with a great impression of Muscat thanks in great part to Valentina. Highñy recommended!

Sabine D.

Germany
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Tour: #56697, The Sun mountain, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Aug 12/16

What a fantastic day! Valentina gave us a memorable tour with her profound knowledge of Oman and its culture. The tour gave us an insight into everything this great country has to offer: Forts, old towns, scenery, the mountains - and an adventurous trip downhill through the thunderstorm. But Valentina is a safe driver and we can recommend her as a great tourguide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Sabine! It was really adventurous trip and fun. Even I did not expect such fast development of the rain. I hope you got a fantastic pictures! Please do not forget to share it. Send my best regards to your family and keep in touch!

Ray Mant

Australia
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Tour: #116012, Mystical Muscat - ray280516, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: May 28/16

Valentina made our tour of Oman unforgettable we saw her Oman we were shown and taken to places that tour buses don't see We would recommend Valentina to all **********************************

Lois Faulkner

United Kingdom
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Tour: #80650, The Green Mountain, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: May 9/16

What a charming person she is. This was the first time we had used a guide and now we are sold on the idea! Valentina was friendly, easy to talk to, full of fascinating information and never once tired of my constant stream of questions. Thank you for giving us such an interesting day. We look forward to a return visit to Oman and hopefully meeting Valentina once again.

Raymon Riordan

United States
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Tour: #123549, Wadi Bani Awf adventure, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: May 1/16

Lynn Brooks

United Kingdom
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Tour: Historical Insights, Salalah, Oman
Date: Apr 21/16

Valentina drove 1000 kilometres from our last stop in Muscat,gave us another fabulous day & drove all the way back again.!! How's that for dedication.?She loves this country & makes it come alive.So professional,knowledgable,flexible to our needs & interests & a brilliant & safe off road driver. Would love to do a more in depth & off the beaten track tour with her.Would have 100% confidence in her ability to succeed in the barren & less hospitable areas of this fascinating country.She deserves a 6th star.

Lynn Brooks

United Kingdom
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Tour: #116012, Mystical Muscat, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Apr 19/16

One of the most professional guides we have used.Very knowledgeable ,punctual,pleasant & good fun.We saw everything in great detail & felt we had got to know the culture & country well in the short time we had ashore.She is obviously well respected by everyone we met.Had dates & coffee with the robed ladies in the hospitality area of the mosque,saw the wonderful Opera House in great detail & even got to hear & speak to the harpist in the 5* hotel.She loves the country & it shines through. 6 star rating !!

Colin Shipstone

Australia
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Tour: #58689, Coastal Tour and Wadi Shab, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Apr 10/16

We could not have had a better time. Valentina took very good care of us, was an excellent driver and very informed about the area and local customs. We would not hesitate to recommend this tour to anyone wanting to go off the beaten track and have an active, awesome and enjoyable day.

Nick Bates

United Kingdom
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Tour: #116012, Mystical Muscat, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Mar 24/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Nick! It was a very nice pleasure to spend a couple of days in the company of you, your wife and your friends. Please let me know if you need any assistance in Oman in future. Keep in touch!

Nick Bates

United Kingdom
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Tour: #56697, The Sun mountain, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Mar 23/16

A great day nothing was two much trouble , we were not rushed in any way. We all loved the day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Nick! It was a very nice pleasure to spend a couple of days in the company of you, your wife and your friends. Please let me know if you need any assistance in Oman in future. Keep in touch!

Raylene Tews

Canada
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Tour: #54730, Muscat Shore Excursion, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Jan 28/16

Excellent tour with Valentina, she provided very good information on the history as well as the current happenings in Oman. Tour of the Mosque was very good,we never felt rushed. Day was well planned out and we really enjoyed our day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Raylene! It was my pleasure to be your private tour guide here in Muscat. I hope you have another chance to visit this beautiful country. Keep in touch!

Rachael Lomas

United Kingdom
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Tour: #58689, Coastal Tour and Wadi Shab, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Jan 6/16

I enjoyed a lovely day with Valentina. She was very knowledgeable and friendly. Felt like hanging out with a friend rather than a guide. She knows all the nooks and crannies of Wadi Shab and was flexible with the itinerary to avoid looming rain clouds. She went over and above to help me with planning the rest of my trip. She also knows a great place for lunch. Many thanks Valentina!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rachael, Thanks for your feedback. It is great to know that you felt very relaxed during the tour. Enjoy the rest of your trip! Keep in touch!

Daniel Phillips

United Kingdom
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Tour: #56697, The Sun mountain, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Dec 4/15

Valentina's deep knowledge of Omani culture and history and infectious passion for the country provided a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her services as she helped make this short trip to Oman very memorable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your feedback, Daniel! I am glad to learn that you and your wife enjoyed the trip and were completely satisfied. Hopefully you will have a chance to visit Oman again and explore more beautiful sites of this country. You have a nice time and keep in touch!

Kristin W.

Waldorf, MARYLAND, United States
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Tour: #54837, Cultural and Heritage tour to Nizwa, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Nov 18/15

Valentina was great. She was flexible and accommodating, we really enjoyed our time with her. She was knowledgeable and was willing to customize the tour to our needs and limitations.

Kristin W.

Waldorf, MARYLAND, United States
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Tour: Historical Insights, Salalah, Oman
Date: Nov 16/15

Valentina was great! We felt very fortunate to have her guidance in Salalah, as she is located in Muscat. We have some limitations as my father uses a wheelchair due to Parkinson's, but she really dealt with those challenges well. She was flexible, stopping at the places she thought would be of greatest interest to us, based on the preferences we expressed. Best thing ever - we got a flat tire on the way home, she whipped out a spare and had it changed in 30 min flat!

Philip Flower

United Kingdom
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Tour: #116012, Mystical Muscat, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Nov 15/15

We brought the tour forward an hour at the last minute to enable us to visit the Grand Mosque.Valentina dropped everything and rushed to meet us on time. The Opera House was closed for the day but despite strong official opposition she got us in . Both sites have a big WOW factor.Valentina was very accommodating and flexible with the itinerary to suit our needs. She is clearly very knowledgable and communicates well. saved us a lot of money in the souk.Could charge more!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Philip, Thanks for visiting Muscat! We had a great tome at Opera House and learned a lot from the unique musician. I am really glad you were satisfied with your short stay. Keep in touch! And thanks again!

Denise Adrion

Germany
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Tour: #116012, Mystical Muscat, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Nov 8/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Denise!

Robin Buxton

Orinda, CA, United States
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Tour: #116012, Mystical Muscat, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Apr 9/15

Valentina's tour was terrific. With her contacts we were able to see the Muscat Opera House even though it was closed to the public for school tours. We'd recommend her tour anytime!

Chris Arthey

Qatar
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Tour: #116012, Mystical Muscat, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Mar 31/15

Thank you Valentina for such a splendid half-day tour of Muscat. You were prompt, attentive, and very knowledgeable about the city and country. We are amputees, and you were very gracious with us (especially at the Mosque where we needed extra help) and we never felt rushed. We enjoyed meeting some of your friends during the tour. Great job!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chris, Thank you very much for your comment. More than that, I would like to thank you for your booking with me. It was the sign from the heaven as I review many things in my life after meeting you and your wife. Thanks a lot for your strong love to life!

Jean Gash

Houston, TX, United States
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Tour: Historical Insights, Salalah, Oman
Date: Mar 28/15

Valentina is friendly and her english is excellent. The tour was very good and there are a lot of things to see in the area. My daughter especially liked Al Razat and I would recommend tourists to the area. On the downside, Valentina is traveling from Muscat to give the tour in Salalah, and was about 1 hour late in arriving. But overall it was a good tour and a good area to visit, and my daughter liked Valentina quite a bit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Gash, Thank you for your comment. I am really sorry about some extra time I've taken at the beginning of the day. I arrived to Salalah Sea Port 20 minutes prior to pick up time but the procedure of issuing an entry pass took a bit longer time. But anyway, we managed to meet as soon as possible and start a tour. I am glad to learn that your daughter and mother liked it and they like Salalah itself. Let them enjoy the rest of their trip!

David Herstein

United States
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Tour: #54730, Muscat Shore Excursion - david260315, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Mar 26/15

We loved our tour of Muscat, Oman. Valentina was thorough and meticulous, warm and personable. Muscat [and Oman] caught us by surprise because we had not expected such a modern infrastructure. Valentina gave us some historical background on the Sheikh which helped us understand what he had done for his country. This was a thoroughly enjoyable and educational excursion.

Jamie Goodwin

United States
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Tour: #116012, Mystical Muscat - jamie090315, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Mar 9/15

Valentina is a great guide! She has a perfect demeanor. Everyone knew her and this helped give the tour an even more personal touch. I highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jamie, Thank you for your visit to Oman. It was real pleasure for me to guide you here in Muscat. You are a great company! Please keep in touch and let me know if you need any assistance.

Mike Eberhard

United States
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Tour: #116012, Mystical Muscat, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Mar 3/15

Valentina did a great job of relating the local culture and history.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Mike!

Dennis Kostick

Canada
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Tour: #58689, Coastal Tour and The Dam - dennis290115, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Jan 29/15

Valentina provided us with a wonderful half day your. Her knowledge of the rural areas surrounding Muscat was great and we thoroughly enjoyed our off reading portion. Her cute co-pilot added a bit of whimsy to a great day.

Sondra Ettlinger

United States
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Tour: #54837, Cultural and Heritage tour to Nizwa - sondra251114, Nizwa, Oman    view tour
Date: Nov 25/14

Valentina was everything we wanted in a guide, both during the process of fine tuning our itinerary, and then executing it. We communicated our wants and needs to her in the booking process and she more than met them during our tour. We particularly enjoyed the cultural visits.

Geetha Singam

Australia
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Tour: #131324, The Highlights of Oman - geetha271014, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Oct 27/14

Valentina was warm, flexible and happy to share her love of Oman with us. We really enjoyed all the places Valentina showed us. So many interesting spots to see and explore. A wonderful guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Geetha and Romesh, it was a real pleasure for me to show the beauty of Oman. You are such a wonderful couple to travel with. Wish you a nice time in India and safe return home. Sincerely, Valentina

Philip Coulson

Edwards, CO, United States
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Tour: Highlights of Salalah - philip181014, Salalah, Oman
Date: Oct 18/14

great fun to be with - showed us places in Oman that want to make us return!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Philip, Thanks for your feedback. I hope you will be able to return to Salalah and experience its beautiful white sandy beaches and extraordinary nature. Keep in touch!

Désirée Esper

Germany
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Tour: Express Oman - desiree051014, Muscat, Oman
Date: Oct 5/14

It was a great tour and Valentina is a very good and friendly guide. We were glad to have her as a guide. Thank you very much!

Cesar Valencia

Miami, FL, United States
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Tour: #58689, Wadis and Turtles - cesar031014, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Oct 3/14

Valentina was a great guide. She knows Oman well and adjusted the tours as needed and made sure everyone was happy / ok and enjoyed themselves. I highly recommend her and will book with her again in the future.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Cesar! It is great to know that you enjoyed the tours. Hope you may come to Oman again and explore a new beautiful sites of this country. Please let me know if you need any assistance. Keep in touch!

Ganief Galiel

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #58689, Coastal Tour and Wadi Shab - ganief030914, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Sep 3/14

We had an action packed time. Valentina was professional, energetic, reliable and efficient. She clearly knew the country and its attractions very well. She was well-prepared, and accommodating of our group requirements. My family and I would highly recommend her services to my friends and associates.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ganief, Thank you very much for your feedback. It was real adventure for you and your family in the Wadi! I am happy to know that all of you enjoyed the trip. Keep in touch!

Ganief Galiel

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #54837, Nizwa and Jebel Shams - ganief010914, Nizwa, Oman    view tour
Date: Sep 1/14

We had an action packed time. Valentina was professional, energetic, reliable and efficient. She clearly knew the country and its attractions very well. She was well-prepared, and accommodating of our group requirements. My family and I would highly recommend her services to my friends and associates.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Ganief! My very best regards to your family!

Davis F.

United States
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Tour: #116012, Mystical Muscat - davis200714, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Jul 20/14

Valentina was Great! We scheduled a one day whirlwind tour of Muscat. She picked us up from the airport, showed us around and then dropped us back at the airport that evening. She knew exactly where to go for the sites we had scheduled. Most importantly, she quickly accommodated our changing desires. Her car was comfortable and clean, and she is an excellent driver. She knew the history of Oman and has been living in the middle east for many, many years. I highly recommend Valentina.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Davis! It is great that you had a wonderful time in Muscat and got a nice impression about this beautiful country. Hopefully, the life will save a chance in your life sometime in the future and you may come here again. Send my very warm regards to your friend!

Rachel Giddings

Saudi Arabia
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Tour: #58689, Muscat explore and Wadi Shab adventure - rachel070614, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Jun 7/14

Valentina was an absolutely brilliant tour guide. 6 of us visited Muscat for a long weekend & there were certain sites we wanted to see, so Valentina came up with the perfect tour for us. She accomodated for us in every way, from collecting us from the Hotel, providing us with packed lunches, to taking us around many different areas of Muscat and ending our tour with a Hike through Al Wadi Shab which was truly amazing! Valentina was a brilliant guide and highly reccomended. Thanks again Valentina. Rachel

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Rachel! The trip was really amazing as all of you were so brave to hike in the wadi and swim to this beautiful cavern. We did it and it is great! Send my best regards to all of your friends and hope to see you in Oman soon!

James Mclaren

Bahrain
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Tour: Historic Nizwa, Muscat, Oman
Date: Apr 30/14

We proceeded on our tour with her all day and had a most wonderful time. We viewed Rizwa and a nearby Wadi as well as lunch with a local family, she took us to many sites we would never have seen on our own. Her knowledge of Oman is very good and she is a very nice and caring person. The day could not have been better. We would definitely recommend her to any travellers who wish to really experience Oman.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for a nice comment, James! I am happy to learn that you loved your experience. Hope to see you and your family in Oman soon.

Cathrine Hammer

Norway
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Tour: #56697, Oman Grand Canyon, Muscat, Oman    view tour
Date: Apr 17/14

This tour was our second tour with Valentina, and again a great tour. In front of our tour, we had some questions about the tour and clothing. She responded our mails quickly, and we had a great dialog. She modified the tour for us, because of an hip problem. She is extremely knowable, and we were able to ask about anything. Also she is a very good driver (it's a BIG plus in Oman) and have a great sense of humor. Loved spending the day with her. Highly recommended guide and the tour is a must in Oman.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cathrine, hopefully this second trip will not be the last our tour together. Thanks for a nice comment. Wish you a great time and send my best regards to your husband!