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“The Arch Tours experience - NOT to be missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Arch Tours

Arch Tours
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Kololi
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Arch Tours are Gambian owned & managed ground tour operators with office in the Senegambia strip next to the scala restaurant on the strip to the monkey park. We offer ethical site seeing tours, tourist trips, safaris,educational tours,exclusive tours,cultural tours,scenic tours, airport transfers, hotel and private apartment bookings and reservation & excursions in The Gambia & Senegal.we have being operating as a fully insured and registered tour company in the gambia and senegal for 11 years.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“The Arch Tours experience - NOT to be missed”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

We cannot recommend Arch Tours highly enough, such a superb experience. We did 2 tours, 4 in 1 and Fathala Game Reserve in North Senegal.

We first booked the 4 in 1 trip - which was amazing, we had such a great day, we booked up on our return for the North Senegal trip the next day. Both days were amazing, memories we will cherish forever.

The guides were absolutely fab. Very informative, they really did looked after us very well and we have never laughed so much. All inclusive food and drink, supplied throughout both trips. In fact we drank them dry and they had to pick up more beer for the return journey :)

Thank you Lamin, Rhino, Shortcut :) and they rest of the guides. Oh and not to mention Abdul your staff are a real credit to you.

Hope to return soon

Lisa, Mike & Mackensie Walker - London

Visited April 2013
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“A day like no other........”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

I've read varying reviews of this trip and can see all of the points of view but if you put this trip in context i.e. a trip across two, very poor, African countries with limited resources and an aim to please a group of westerners, I think it delivers.
I can't thank the guys and girls of Arch Tours enough for their exuberance and energy. At every hurdle they find a way around and for me watching and listening to them overcome these minor issues was an eye opener. Always with a smile on their face and always happy to answer any question.
They introduce you to Gambia and its way of life. Fantastic.
Thanks Abdul, for the organisation and especially Rhino for every minute of the two one day tours that we signed up for and good luck to you and all of your friends.
We certainly hope to return in the future as it has opened our eyes to the real Africa, with still so much more to discover.

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Everyone else is right, Arch Tours made our Holiday”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

I think it's safe to say that Arch Tours made our Holiday. From the moment we emailed Abdul from the UK they were honest, on the ball, helpful and enormously good fun. The guides are all fantastic not only in their level of knowledge, but their attitude and we had a great laugh with them. The tours are brilliant (The ones organised by Arch Tours themselves are the best!). We're generally reluctant to recommend things to friends, but if you get the chance, the 4 Tours in One Day is pretty much a must-do for someone in the area.

Even when the ferry for our trip up to Senegal was going to be late, they organised a little boat to take us across the Gambia instead so we wouldn't miss any part of the excursion (A boat ride which turned out to be so amazing you wouldn't be surprised if they'd stalled the ferry themselves).

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic experience”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

I was recommended Arch Tours by a friend before we went to Gambia. The tour guide from our British holiday company recommended that we shouldn't use any of the local companies, and said about cases where tourists had been let down by them. In the end we went on two of their tours... The four tours in one day and the Senegal safari. Both were fantastic experiences. The staff were really lovely and knowledgeable. The tours are cheaper and better than the ones put on by the European holiday companies and. I can really really really recommend them!

Visited April 2013
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hamilton, scotland
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

We vistied the Gambia at the beginning of April and booked the north senegal and roots tours. The tour guides were prompt (no GMT here!), very friendly, helpful and informative. The tours were good value for money, and there were no hidden extras.

Visited April 2013
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