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“Fantastic trip and personell”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Arch Tours

Arch Tours
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Kololi
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Helsinki, Finland
1 review
“Fantastic trip and personell”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Much value for the money and interesting program during the whole day. Very friendly guides!
Interesting places to visit and the time table was optimal per place.

Visited December 2013
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bridlington
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31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A must whilst in Gambia”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

Whilst staying at the Sheraton, we met a couple who recommended the Fours tours in a day trip with Arch Tours. What a find, we googled them, rang and booked for the next day, they could not have done more to make the trip great. The staff just want to please and show off their country.
BK is not in the picture, but she was also great.
Many thanks.

Visited December 2013
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Hull
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9 reviews
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“Amazing tours”
Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Thanks to Arch Tours for making our holiday even more fabulous, we booked four trips: The four in one, Roots, 2 day George Town and Senegal and all four were fantastic the guides were great and had an excellent rapport with all the tourist they were informative and really made sure everyone was enjoying themselves, We had some memorable experiences that I'll never forget such as stroking a lion, petting a crocodile and the best of all seeing my favourite animal The Hippo. Big thanks to Adul,Lamin, Denbo, Emmy and Rhino who were great fun xx

Visited December 2013
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West Byfleet, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Fantastic day out”
Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Fourth visit to Gambia but first trip with Arch tours. Feel annoyed I haven't used them before! Did the four in one trip and my 67 year old mother in law said it was the best day trip she had in her whole life. Even my teenage daughter had a good day. The guides were fantastic and we laughed all day. Real eye opener and great to see the real Gambia. Would highly recommend this professional company. Great also with drinks and foods being supplied so all is catered for.

Visited December 2013
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Cheshire, Uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Fun, Informative Excusions”
Reviewed December 22, 2013

We used Arch Tours in December to do their 4 in 1 and Roots tour. Worth noting that if you book more than 1 trip you get a discount, and you pay half up front and the other half when you return (but only if you are smiling!) You can also pay in sterling if you want.

I like that the company offers a "no hassle" rule and will give you a leaflet to take away or are happy to answer questions if you want. They don't try to push you into anything but are helpful if you have questions.

I was impressed with the guides' professionalism. You feel that you are in safe hands, especially in the madness of Serekunda market! On both tours the guides were great fun, really knowledgeable and encouraged questions from everyone.

I was impressed as a day or two after one of our tours we walked past the office and were greeted by name by the guides from the previous day (Lamin and Mohammed Ali). I felt that they made a real effort to talk to everyone on the trip and were open when asked questions about themselves.

The 4 in 1 tour includes food and drink all day (beer, water and soft drinks.) The doughnuts at Lamin Lodge are lovely, but watch out for the cheeky monkeys! On this tour you see a lot and are in an open top Jeep and I would heartily recommend this tour. A tip would be to take wet wipes as you do get really dusty and will appreciate them when you get to Paradise Beach.

The Roots tour is more relaxing than the 4 in 1 and a great experience. The boat we travelled on was captained by Rachel, who is really friendly and her crew really looked after everyone the whole day. Lunch is provided and was varied and plentiful. We also had sandwiches and tea/coffee in the morning on the boat.

We had some great experiences with Arch Tours and cannot recommend them highly enough. They have a good ratio of guides to customers and work hard at making everyone feel involved in the day as well as looking out for the customers. From Abdul's "No smile, no payment" policy to the fun nature and professionalism of the guides, you are in for a good time if you book any excursions. The fact that they are way cheaper than Thomas Cook is an added extra.

Visited December 2013
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Arch-Tours, Owner at Arch Tours, responded to this review, December 24, 2013
thanks for your honest review.we appreciate the fact you had fun on the tours .our tours are not only about informations but having fun as well which is one reason why people go on holidays.looking forward to seeing you again .
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