Itinerary Highlights
    • Explore the sultanate's major natural and cultural sites, including millennial city, wadis, desert and impressive mountains

    • Some Omani activities include visiting Muscat with a local and a private tour of Misfat Al Abriyeen

    • A selection of accommodation makes it possible to enjoy this unique setting to the fullest

    • You'll have access to all of our additional services, including our local Concierge

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In the land of Sinbad

Oman is a jewel with an emerald sea, mighty mountain ranges, deserts of sand dunes, oases and palm groves in a territory slightly larger than half of France. In addition to these many natural assets are cities such as Muscat and Al Hamra, which are now complemented by a decidedly modern atmosphere that respects this great heritage. There's a balance of traditional and modernity. The souqs are always rustling with the sounds of bartering. The mosques, markets, forts and UNESCO World Heritage-listed irrigation projects bear witness to a long history and ongoing international relationships. All these places stay in your thoughts while splashing through the natural pools of the Wadi Shab,
scrambling up the slopes of Jebel Shams or savouring the incomparable tranquillity of a night in the Sharqiya Sands desert. Oman definitely impresses.

Your trip to Oman

From assistance with formalities upon arrival, hire of a 4x4 vehicle with GPS provided, everything is done to ensure that there are no logistical problems and all the necessities are provided to enjoy this surprisingly attractive country in peace. Driving conditions in Oman are pleasant and stress-free and the days aren't taken up by long periods of travelling. This also means that there's no travel fatigue to contend with after covering long distances by road. There's always enough time for exploration and relaxation. Both options are available everywhere. The hotels are usually simple and like a home away from home. Visit the village Misfat Al Abriyeen and the terraced crops, and take a gentle walk for a chance to meet the villagers. The contact details of our local Concierge service are always available, and they can help with any slight setbacks and fulfil unexpected wishes.


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DAYS 1 & 2

Flight to Muscat

Fly to the sultanate in the evening and arrive the next morning. There will be a personalised welcome, priority customs clearance and private transfer to your hotel nestled at the foot of the mountains, bordering the clear waters of the Gulf of Oman. Enjoy a three-night stay in this idyllic setting; the perfect base camp for exploring the area.

DAYS 3 & 4


Spend the next couple of days exploring Muscat, either independently or with a local guide. Consider starting with the two most important sites: the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque (1995-2001) and the Royal Opera House Muscat (2007-2011), both emblematic of contemporary Islamic architecture. Continue on to the Bait Al-Zubair Museum, which features a valuable collection of ancient art and handicrafts. Finish in the shopping district of Muttrah, where the souq was once one of the most active on the Arabian peninsula and participated in trade with China and India. There are no longer dry mud walls or palm roofs, but Al Dhalam (the Darkness) has retained its shady, popular and busy atmosphere. The souq is the place to find dates, mother-of-pearl handicrafts, traditional clothing, 'khanjars' (the curved-blade dagger that makes a man an Omani), 'bakhoors', which perfume the house and keep the 'jinn' (evil spirits) away.



Sur is a historic city located in the north-east of the sultanate, on the shores of the Gulf of Oman. In ancient times, this city was a port of call for sailors and pirates heading for Africa. Situated between a lagoon and the mountainous foothills of the Hajar mountains, Sur is renowned for its harbour and shipyards. Not far away is the charming village of Al-Ayga, the birthplace of the famous traditional dhows. The stretch of coastline, dotted with fishing villages and magnificent beaches, is quite spectacular. Make sure to visit the mausoleum of Bibi Maryam in the Persian village of Qahlat.


Sharqiya Sands

Today, drive into the desert to spend a night in the middle of the sand dunes, staying in a tented camp in the shade of the rare ghaf trees (flowering evergreen trees). Although this is an authentic experience under the canvas, there are plenty modern conveniences to ensure you'll be comfortable. The tents are reminiscent of authentic Bedouin life, with the continual presence of the desert and the gigantic scale of the sky. Thankfully there's a swimming pool available to guests, which offers a welcome respite in this arid environment. Even the taste buds are tantalised on this trip, as you'll enjoy delicious, authentic meals. Explore the camp’s surrounding either on horseback, on an Arabian camel, in an all-terrain vehicle or on foot. Discover the Bedouin way of life by enjoying sandboarding, volleyball and billiards; or visit the gazelle and oryx enclosures.


Al Hamra

Drive to Al Hamra, where some of the sultanate's oldest buildings can be seen. In the souq, those with a sweet tooth can see how halva, the delicious oriental treat made of sesame, is created. The surrounding landscape is made up of the central part of the Hajar mountains, with views of Jebel Akhdar – also known as the Green Mountain – and hundreds of wadis. There is staunch authenticity everywhere, with spectacular scenery, small villages, old forts, orchards and terraced crops. Included in the itinerary is a visit to Misfat Al Abriyeen, a pretty village in Hajar surrounded by a huge palm grove hanging on the side of a canyon. The village presents a fine example of 'falaj', an ingenious irrigation system based on small furrows dug into the ground, into which water flows, from groundwater or wadis, which then supplies water to homes. This stop is also an opportunity to meet the inhabitants of the village, to discover their work in terraced crops and take part in some agricultural activities.

DAYS 8 & 9

Al Hamra - Muscat - Return flight

Return to Muscat, take back the hire car and catch your flight home, which will land the following day.

A Rough Idea of Price

Dependent on season, accommodation and activities
The estimated cost for this trip starts from £2,975 to £4,020 per person. A fixed price would not make sense for a bespoke journey. The cost varies according to several factors, including level of service, duration of the trip and how far in advance you book. The exact price will be provided in your personalised quote. The average starting price for this trip is £3,480 per person.
  • Return flight to Muscat with a scheduled airline
  • Airline taxes and fuel surcharge
  • Welcome and assistance with formalities at Muscat airport
  • Private transfers included in the itinerary
  • Car hire for five days, with GPS
  • Three-night stay in Muscat in a double room with breakfast included
  • Overnight stay in the Sharqiya Sands desert in a double tent with half board
  • Overnight stay in Sur in a double room with breakfast included
  • Two-night stay in Al Hamra in a double room with half board
  • Half-day tour of Muscat including transfer in a 4x4 vehicle and admission to the sites
  • Day boat trip with dolphin watching and snorkelling
  • Half-day tour of Misfat Al Abriyeen village, with a private guide
  • Our local Concierge service
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