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Holiday type Escorted tours
Country Oman
Travel type Fly
Price range From £2150
Travel partner Wild Frontiers
Duration 10 nights
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Oman desert adventure

Oman is one of Arabia’s true gems - a land of rugged coastlines and vast deserts where tradition and progress go hand in hand. This wonderful adventure takes us from the heart of its picturesque capital, deep into mountains and deserts of the Bedu and the old Omani Imamate.

We will take in the breathless landscapes of the Hajar Mountains and the shifting sands of Wahiba, explore the old forts of Jabrin and Nizwa and journey into the vast emptiness of the Rub Al Khali, the Empty Quarter. It is a journey of incredible contrasts, following in the footsteps of the pioneering explorers of old and taking in some of the richest natural and cultural highlights that Arabia has to offer.

Highlights:
Explore Oman’s picturesque capital
Visit the immense Sultan Qaboos Mosque
Discover the contrasting landscapes of the Hajar Mountains and Wahiba Sands
The fantastic deserts of the Empty Quarter
The 17th century forts of Nizwa and Jabrin

Included


  • Full services of a Wild Frontiers tour leader with local guides and drivers
  • Meal plan as detailed in the itinerary with mineral water as required
  • All transport as outlined in the itinerary
  • All accommodation
  • All entrance fees, as per itinerary
Not included


  • Visas (if applicable)
  • Local airport taxes
  • Tips • Beverages and any costs of a personal nature.
  • International Flights
  • Airport transfers (unless booking suggested flights through WF office)
Day one

Tour starts in Muscat On arrival into Muscat we will visit the mosque of Sultan Qaboos, before heading into the city itself.

Day two

This morning we will continue out of the city in four wheel drives, heading towards the Hajar Mountains, following the Batinah coast through the foothills to the picturesque setting of Wadi Bani Awf.

Day three

After exploring Nizwa and the local area we will head up to Jabel Shaams where will reach our fixed camp with incredible panoramic views.

Day four

Drive to Wahiba Sands This morning our desert journey takes us on towards the vast, open landscapes of the Wahiba Sands, over 10,000 square kilometres of shifting sands and towering dunes that are home to isolated settlements of semi-nomadic Bedouin.

Day five

This morning we will drive out across the shifting sands of Wahiba towards the coast, and the pink shell beaches and white dunes of Khaluf on Oman's eastern coast.

Day six

Today provides an ideal opportunity to make the most of Oman's rugged coastline. A drive from Khaluf to Ras al Madrakah provides an ample array of viewpoints and photo opportunities, as we pass through a picturesque collection of fishing villages.

Day seven

This morning we head towards the vast emptiness of the Rub al Khali, 250,000 square miles of waterless desert that covers much of the southern half of the Arabian Peninsula.

Day eight

Empty Quarter Today we will continue on through the hypnotic landscape and head further south, heading towards Al Hashman.

Day nine

The journey on to the coastal city of Salalah today takes us from the desert to the Indian Ocean by way of the barren landscapes of the Qara Mountains. A fascinating journey, it takes in the Jabal Al Qamar (Moon Mountain) and the homelands of the Bait Kat.

Day 10

This morning we will have a guided tour of the city and the local area before returning for lunch and an afternoon to either relax on the beach or head back into town to spend more time in the souks.

Day 11

The tour ends after breakfast today.
Accommodation will be in hotels and tents.
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