RAKTDA Hiking Trail Leader (3)

Level 1: RAKTDA Certification Course. Guiding Tours on Hiking Trails. 2x Weekends.

  • Starts Nov 5
  • 2,500 UAE dirhams
  • Hajar Mountains

Available spots


Service Description

Course Days and Timings: 2 x weekends (4 days Total) Sat 05th - Class based - 8am-5pm Sun 06th - Jebel Jais Trail - 6am-2pm Sat 19th - Jebel Jais Trail - 6am-2pm Sun 20th -Class based - 8am-5pm This course is designed for those who want to lead groups on hiking tours, in the mountains, whilst following recognised and marked trails. This RAKTDA Hiking Trail Tour Guide course is an Entry Level 1 Certified Course for those with no previous experience of hiking & guiding groups, or for those with some previous hiking experience and want to be able to work as a Trail Tour Guide. Throughout the course you will learn what it means to be a Trail Tour Guide in the Hajar Mountains. We will cover all the training aspects that are required for you to plan, organise and guide a group in the mountains whilst following predetermined trails. You will learn how to provide a high quality tour for your participants so that they will have an enjoyable and memorable tour with you as you guide them along the non-technical trails. Throughout this course you will learn how to organise, present and deliver your informative Hiking Trail Tour, using several different presentation models, how to build customer relations skills as well as gain feedback with plenty of opportunities to practise your newly acquired skills. You will learn the importance of customer communication, intercultural awareness as well as how to deal with difficult customers. Obviously, we will be going into the mountains to participate in hiking along some of the trails that you will be using so a base level of fitness is required. Whilst on these trails, you will learn fundamental navigation skills, discuss history, culture of mountain life as well as learn about the flora and fauna found along the Trails. You will learn all about the roles and responsibilities of a Trial Tour Guide, the Pre-Tour Preparations, the Risk Assessment Process and how to deal with Hazards and Emergencies should they occur. By the end of this course you will have a greater understanding and significant knowledge base of what is required and how to deliver a memorable tour, when taking groups hiking in the mountains along some of the fantastic trails that wind through the mountains and pass by some of the oldest settlements in the region. This RAKTDA Certified Trail Tour Guide Course will enable you to work for registered organisations or to set up your own license with Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority.