Guide for Excursions in Sur
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Great guide to amazing sights Jan 18, 2011
Sur Hotel put us in touch with a tour guide by the name of Shibu Hussain. We wanted two excursions ... firstly to Ras al Jinz for the turtles (at night), then secondly (next day) to Wadi Shab (plus Wadi Tiwi and some minor sights in the city).
He did us a deal for OMR60 for both excursions.
With the Ras al Jinz trip, his role was merely as driver. For the Wadi Shab trip, he was just amazing. He walked us all the way in to the wadi ... and when we were hot and tired and ready for a swim, he said "No, there's a better place ...".
Sure enough, we swam in the best rock pools and at the end, we swam underwater into a hidden cave.
However, he said that his guides may not always do what he did for us ... some customers pay as if it is just a "driver" arrangement and they'll be left to explore the wadi themselves. If customers pay as if it's a "guide" arrangement, they will be taken into the wadi but not always to the end ... it depends on the customers' stamina and the guide.
Shibu made our excursion very memorable. I'm sure he enjoyed the day very much too!
Part of the 2010/11 Sumatra, Oman and Andaman Islands travel blog
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