Itinerary Highlights
    • Sleep in desert tents, spot dolphins in the Gulf, hurtle down sand dunes and swim in natural pools in family-friendly Oman
    • Discover the country’s natural wonders on a road trip encompassing wadis, waterfalls and miles and miles of undisturbed coastline
    • Enjoy a wealth of activities to keep everyone entertained, plus plenty of leisure time and a healthy serving of beachside bliss

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When it comes to family holidays, Oman has the lot – perfect weather, natural beauty, gorgeous beaches, friendly people, ancient forts, stunning palaces, deserts, wadis and oases. This three-part family trip starts in the captivating capital Muscat, a shopper’s paradise of ancient souqs and modern malls offering everything from designer fashion and traditional textiles, to perfumes, spices, crafts and jewellery. This is the perfect place to start your discovery of Oman’s rich heritage and folklore. From here, enjoy a dolphin-spotting trip. Sightings are almost guaranteed and are certain to impress the little ones, whether you’re travelling with toddlers, tweens or teens. Then hire a car to explore the country’s natural wonders at your leisure.
Oman is a playground of mountains, lunar landscapes, dunes, desert, freshwater pools, wadis and waterfalls and miles and miles of stunning coastline. Spending time in the desert is a big part of understanding Oman. You’ll have the chance to ride camels in Wahiba Sands, before camping beneath the stars in a comfortable tent, and learning more about the traditional way of life with a friendly local. Spend the final three days of your holiday back in Muscat, this time by the coast where you’ll find beautiful beaches and top-notch resort hotels, from good-value luxury to out-of-this-world extravagance. Little ones can join in the fun at the kids’ club and you’ll have some uninterrupted time to lounge by the pool and indulge in some serious R&R before returning home.


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Head to the airport today for your overnight flight to Muscat, a non-stop journey that takes seven-and-a-half hours. Enjoy some refreshments in the airport lounge and make sure to remember our fun Family Packs to keep the nippers entertained and excited about the holiday ahead.



Welcome to Oman! Your private chauffeur will be waiting to transport you to your accommodation in the Qurum Heights area, which is half-an-hour’s drive from the airport. The hotel – home for the next two nights – is modern, comfortable and comes with a private beach to help everyone quickly switch to holiday mode. After you’ve settled in, one of our friendly guides in Muscat will give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the city. Your walking tour includes the Mutrah Souq, one of the oldest markets in Oman, where you can explore the narrow alleys and stalls selling traditional goods such as frankincense, spices and textiles. Then stroll along the Mutrah Corniche, a scenic waterfront promenade that offers stunning views of the sea and the city. Other highlights include Al-Riyam Park and the Muscat Fountain, which is known for its beautiful water displays accompanied by music and lights (trust us, the youngsters will love it). This relaxed tour is a chance to learn more about the rich history and culture of Oman, as well as the modern developments that have shaped the city, and to collect a wealth of tips for the rest of your trip.



Get ready for a true bucket-list experience today as you set sail on a dolphin-watching cruise. The boat runs along the wildest coast of the capital, around Al Bustan, Sidab and Old Muscat. Sightings are almost guaranteed, and the dolphins love to swim beside the boat – an awesome sight, especially with the dramatic mountains as a backdrop. The boat then sails away from the coastline towards the coral reefs where you can go snorkelling with the tropical fish. Other optional experiences include pottery and jewellery-making workshops, both of which will be tailored to the whole family. At the end of the day, it’s time to collect your rental car before the next stage of your trip begins.



The first section of your road trip takes around three hours and winds through oases, mountains and ocean to Wahiba Sands. If you leave early, you’ll have time to stop at Wadi Arbaeen, one of the most beautiful oases in the country. You’ll quickly find yourself surrounded by date palms and natural crystal-clear pools, and adventurous families can explore the surroundings and enjoy refreshing swims in the cool water. Another magnificent stop en route is Wadi Shab, which is fantastic for hikes. Your traditional camp, set amid red dunes, is home for the next two nights. The tents are shaded by ghaf trees and there’s a swimming pool where you can cool off after a dusty day. Enjoy mealtime together before getting a good night’s sleep in this amazing setting.



You’ll want to make sure everyone has a good breakfast this morning as you’ve got an active day ahead, touring Wahiba Sands with a friendly local. After being picked up by your personal driver in a 4x4, you’ll begin to appreciate the vast expanse of the desert stretching out before you. Your guide is Omani, originally from Al Bidiyah, on the outskirts of the Wahiba dunes, and he knows the desert like the back of his hand. The first stop on your walking tour is a Bedouin village, where you can learn about the desert way of life and perhaps enjoy some food and refreshments with a local family. Alternatively, you may wish to drive through some of the most scenic spots in the desert, where you can take in the breath-taking views and capture some amazing photos. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to meet local people and learn about their customs and traditions. It’s an experience that will leave your family with lasting memories of this beautiful and unique place.



Driving back to Muscat should take around three hours. Along the way, take the opportunity to stop at Wadi Bani Khalid, a stunning natural oasis known for its crystal-clear waters, lush greenery and dramatic rock formations. Return the rental car before checking in for three nights at a luxury hotel. Nestled on the beach, at the foot of the mountains, and facing the warm waters of the Gulf of Oman, this beautiful accommodation offers plenty of water sports and clubs to keep the youngsters entertained, as well as opportunities for everyone to relax. Should you wish to explore Muscat, the city centre is just a few minutes away by car.

DAYS 7 & 8


Enjoy the final part of your holiday at your leisure. If you can tear the kiddos away from the pool and the beach, you can choose to relax in the hotel’s lounge areas, go on bike rides, book in for blissful spa treatments, and flit between the restaurants offering a wide range of treats to please all palates. Muscat’s considerable cultural attractions await those looking for a second dose of sightseeing. Known for its beautiful architecture, stunning beaches and vibrant markets, the Omani capital is compact enough to explore on foot. Be sure to visit the old town of Muttrah, and iconic landmarks such as the Al Alam Palace, the Muttrah Fort and the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque – one of the largest mosques in the world. While staying in Muscat, you also have the option of a private cruise to the awe-inspiring Daymaniyat Islands.



Sadly, it’s time to say goodbye to Oman. Soak up the city and sea views during your private transfer to the airport, then be sure to make the most of the lounge facilities to stock up on snacks for the kids, before the seven-and-a-half-hour flight home.

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A private boat tour of Daymaniyat Islands is an unforgettable experience that takes you to one of Oman’s most beautiful and pristine natural wonders. Off the coast of Muscat, these small islands are known for their white sand, turquoise water and the surreal sight of camels treading along the beaches. Home to a variety of birds and marine life including tropical fish, turtles and dolphins, the islands are a mecca for divers, photographers and families competing to spot lobsters, large stingrays, and even leopard sharks. Your cruise is led by an English-speaking skipper who’ll lend you masks and snorkels, and prepare you an excellent barbecue lunch.


Learn about Oman’s rich heritage in traditional crafts during a pottery or jewellery making class in Qurum or Matrah. Throughout the workshop, you’ll learn about the cultural significance of pottery and jewellery making in Oman, and how these skills have been passed down through generations. As well as getting the chance to hand-craft your own keepsakes, you’ll also meet the passionate and friendly artisans behind the masterpieces during this enriching and memorable experience.

A Rough Idea of Price

Dependent on season, accommodation and activities
The estimated cost for this trip starts from £2,345 to £3,300 per person. The final cost of the trip depends on the way we tailor it especially for you. The final cost varies according to several factors, which include the level of service, length of trip and advance booking time. The exact price will be provided on your personalised quote. The average starting price for this trip is £2,865 per person.
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