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THE AGENCY AL MAALAM TOURS IS CLOSED !!

but the guides are still here...

In 2010, Ibrahim & Antoine opened the tour operator AL MAALAM TOURS which has developped over 6 years to become a leading company in the field of trekking and adventure tourism in Oman.

It was a great adventure which brought us a lot. With our guides we formed a strong team both professional (serious and experimented), and relaxed. We enjoyed a lot showing Oman to our guests, as well as always exploring new routes in mountains, wadis, and desert. And above all, we had a lot of fun!

After these 6 ecellent years, in 2016, we were feeling like doing something else...

So that this great adventure does not stop suddenly and goes on another way, we decided to change a bit our website so that it helps connect travellers to the guides who have worked with us.

IBRAHIM

Available in : AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL

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I come from Nizwa. I have worked for 10 years as a trekking guide and also manager of Al Maalam Tours.

I can do all kind of tours, from easy to demanding. In winter, I like particularly trips with mountain hiking and canyoning, as well as desert tours. In Summer (from end of April until mid october) I take only canyoning trips, because it is too hot for hiking or desert tours.

I also rent camping equipment.

Arabic - English / Tel : 00968 95741441 / omantrekking@hotmail.com

SAID ALMUQIMI

Available in : AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL

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I'm married and I have one child. I was born in 1988 and come from the mountains of Tiwi (wadi Ash Shab)

I'm available all the year for any kind of tours (easy, demanding, short, or long)

I have experience in hiking and canyoning. I also like camping and cooking Omani food.

You can contact me anytime also on whatsapp (WhatsApp number 0096895878697)

Arabic - English / Tel : 0096892104041 / Said88t.ss@gmail.com

BADER

Available in : AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL

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I am a tourist guide since 10 years and I like my job so much.

I come from Balad Seet (Wadi Bani Awf), and now I live in Rustaq.

I can organize tours in all Oman. I do trekking and canyoning, but I like also discovery tours.

I am available anytime for day-trips or tours of several days, depending on your request.

Arabic - English / Tel : 0096892644413 / bader.azaan@gmail.com

YUSUF

Available in : AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL

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I was born on 1991 and I live with my family in Nizwa. I have 7 years experience in adventure tourism.

I like to do a lots of things like: runing , climbing , swimming , playing football, mountain hiking, ،camping and canyoning. I also like karate ,cooking, animal husbandry, and travels.

I'm now working as outdoor instructor for kids during the week but I am off every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. So I am available every weekends to organize short tours for you!

Arabic - English / Tel : +968 95741439 / Yusuf.kindi@hotmail. Com / My Website

AHMED

Available in : AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL

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I come from Nizwa and I have worked as a driver and helper (cooking, setting up camp...) in tourism for 4 years.

I know all the places mentioned in this website. And although I'm not a guide I know most of the hikes and canyons also. My english is not perfect but is enough so that we can understand each other.

So, if you need someone to drive you to great places in Oman, organize camps, and show you the path for easy hikes, I am your man!

Arabic - English / Tel : +968 99004587

NASER

Available in : AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL

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I come from Tiwi and I have worked as a driver and helper (cooking, setting up camp...) in tourism for 3 years.

I can drive you to most places in Oman and also take you for easy hikes. But I speak only little english, so I cannot give too many information... But if you are looking for a good driver who knows a lot of beatiful spots, I'm here!

As I live in Tiwi, I can also easily take you for half-day trips to Wadi Tiwi, Wadi shab, or Wadi Al Arbeyeen ; just call me.... I am available anytime!

Arabic - English / Tel : +968 99704271 / N-Alqulhati@hotmail. com

PAUL

Available in : AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL

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I am French and live with my family in Oman. I worked as a guide for the agency Oman Trekking Guides for 4 years.

Since 2016, I have managed my own tour operator Oman Self Drive Tours. As the name suggests, it offers self drive holidays, in other words without a guide (or with limited guiding for some hikes).
During your tailor-made trip, let our accurate and detailed travel documents and our specific GPS data guide you.

For more information: www.omanselfdrivetours.com

Francais - English - Espanol / Tel : +968 97 04 61 61 / contact@omanselfdrivetours.com / My Website

NOMAN

Available in : AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL

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I have been in Oman since 2011 and I almost know the entire country with its beautiful wadis, deserts and mountain ranges. It would be my pleasure to make you discover breathtaking and hidden places, people´s culture and traditions, taste delicious food and ensure that you have an unforgettable stay.

I offer all kinds of trips for individuals, groups and families.

I will return to Oman on 22 September and for any requests I would be happy to hear from you by e-mail.


Arabic - Francais - English / Tel : 00968 94354459 / noman@yementrek.com / My Website

BRUNO

Available in : AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL

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AVAILABLE FROM MID OCTOBER TO 30 March 2017.

I can organize all kinds of tours : from easy family tours to demanding trekking trips. Mountains, desert, and wadis are my favorite terrains. After having spent 3 full seasons in Oman, I'm now based in the Pyrenees again, but I'm available to come to Oman for tours of 1 to 2 weeks.

I also organize tours in the Pyrenees, in Spain, Morocco, and Jordan

Francais - English / Tel : 00 33 06 09 95 59 62 / djoma.nizwa31@gmail.com / My Website

CYRIL

Available in : AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL

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Trekking guide located in Queyras (France), i have worked in Oman for several seasons, crossing mountains, deserts and wadis in most of the parts of Oman

Looking for an active adventure ? Or a relaxing trip ? One, two or three weeks ?
Everything is possible in Oman.. So, don't hesitate to contact me and talk about your intentions, and let's go together discover the beautiful landscapes of Oman without forgetting the rich ans savoury Asian or Middle east cuisine...

Francais - English / Tel : +33783087436 / cyrilaem@gmail.com / My Website

RACHID

Available in : AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL

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I come from Balad Sit, the main village in Wadi Bani Awf, and I still live there.

I worked as a trekking guide during 5 years. I now have another job, but I still enjoy to go on tours as soon as I have free time (and with my job, I get quite a lot of freetime...)

All year long I am happy to take you for a few days trekking in the mountains around my village (Wadi Bani Awf, Misfat Al abreyeen), and above all canyoning in the Snake Canyon, which is only a few steps from my house.

Arabic - English / Tel : +968 92360136

TAREK

Available in : AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL

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I come from BANDAR KHAYRAN, and I used to take the guests from Al Maalam tours with my fisherman's boat to beautiful remote beaches in the bay of Khayran for SNORKELING and camping. I can still organize this kind of excursio.ns for you.

I also have a taxi and I can drive you to any places in Muscat.

You can contact me by phone or on Whatsapp!

Arabic - English / Tel : +968 95747407 / tareeq704@gmail.com

ANTOINE

Available in : AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL

Busy...

I have worked for 8 years in Oman as a guide and also as manager of al Maalam tours.

I know all the areas and activities offered on this website. I am happy to run demanding tours with hiking and canyoning, but also more relaxing discovery tours.

I plan to travel to other counries at least until Summer 2017, so I don't take bookings for the moment. But maybe later I'll come back...

Arabic - Francais - English - Deutsch - Espanol / antoine.netter@hotmail.fr

RACHEL

Available in : AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL

Busy...

Fascinated by the diversity of the landscapes of the Sultanate of Oman, by its history and by its cultures, curious about its old donkey paths and about the one and thousand wadis, I have guided groups for 7 years.

Today, I take a different path, a swiss one and it’s only from autumn 2017 that I will propose new trekking and swimtrekking tours for made up groups (min. 6 persons).

And from now until then, there is time and space to dream…

Francais - English - Deutsch - Italiano / trek.rman@gmail.com / My Website

SERGE

Available in : AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL

Busy...

I have been living for years in Auvergne (France), and I have always travelled a lot.

I guided tours in different countries for several french tour operators, and since 7 years I guide tours in Oman during winter months.

I can guide you into my favorite places (but neither canyoning nor climbing) through mountains and desert from November to early march.

Francais - English / Tel : +33 4 73 96 28 92 /+33 6 45 54 76 90 / nononana63@hotmail.com

HERWIG

Available in : AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL

Busy...

I work for years now in Oman as mountain hiking guide and tour guide. My main bussines are
Trekking tours - medium to difficlt, mountain sports from easy hikes to climbing, and Desert trips.

I live in Innsbruck in Tirol actualy. I am also guiding there and I also offer Outdoor-activities for young Kids.The main season to travel in Oman is from October to April.

I am planing only to guide two or four trips in Oman in winter 2016-2017 because I want to be at home more.

English - Deutsch / Tel : +43 676 9471666 / southface@gmx.at

FRANÇOIS LAUPIN

Available in : AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL

Busy...

I do climbing, kayaking, mountaineering, and I love all outdoor activities. My job is to help people discover natural environments through challenging and thrilling thus accessible activities.

I live in Ardeche and work in all south-eastern France, as well as in Oman as Trekking Guide and Climbing Guide (french state diploms)

Francais - English / Tel : 0637176290 / f.laupin@gmail.com / My Website

SANDRINE

Available in : AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL

Busy...

As a nature and mountain addict, I very much enjoyed guiding guests and introducing them to the awesome Oman’s scenery and culture during the entire season I spent there in 2014-15.

In the meantime I started a new translation firm in Switzerland, but I can come to Oman for short periods in the next season 2016-17, with groups already formed. I’ll be happy to guide you in the north of Oman for hiking and trekking tours (easy or difficult), sightseeing trips in wadis, mountains and desert, or for birdwatching tours...

Francais - English - Deutsch / sandrine.seidel@romandie.com / My Website

We also wanted to thank all the people who helped us during these 6 years.

First the guests who trusted us and with whim we spent great time discovering Oman (well, not really all of them... but we were lucky, and we got mostly very nice guests and only very few bad ones..)

Also trekking tour operators from foreign countries : Tirawa, Atalante, le Tigre Vanille, 4 Coins du Monde, Hauser Exkursionen, Bergwelt, Bedu Reise, ASI, et Saiyu Travel.

Our partners in Oman who also helped us with the quality of their service : Misfah Old House, Mutrah Hotel, Sunrise Resort, Seif from Bait Bimah, Al Diyar Hotel, Falaj Daris Hotel, Safari Desert Camp, Turtle Beach Resort, Wadi shab Resort, Salalah Beach Villa, et aussi nos loueurs de voiture Zubair et Budget.

We also thank Thierry Grand from the Geological Center of Oisans who teached us a lot about geology, and Cyrielle & Fred who took us to wonderful canyons...

We also won;t forget all the freelance drivers with who we laughed a lot.

And above all, we give big thanks to the ones who worked in the backstage : Amar, Dib, and Sofia

SOFIA

Sofia is from Erythrea

She went through Sudan and Qatar, and finaly came to Oman.
she was in charge of the food stock and she was keeping the house. And she coocked us great meals while coming in Nizwa during the tours.

She will now open a restaurant in Dubai... Good luck!

Tigrinia - English - عربي

DIB

He is from Nepal

He first came to take care of the camping equipment (preparing it, cleaning it, and reparing it. He was staying in Nizwa. Then he also went to work in the guesthouse of Bait Bimah.

He will also remember that he got his licence in Oman (after 15 try!), and hopefuly it will be useful to him for the future...

Nepali - English

AMAR

He is from Nepal

He came first to Oman to take care of the guesthouse Bait Bimah.
The second year he changed and came to Nizwa to take care of the camping equipment and ... take driving lessons.. he fortunately got his license just a few weeks before we close, after 18 try!!!

He now wants to go back to Nepal to start a poultry and goat farm. Good Luck!

Nepali - English