A tailor-made guided desert safaris is the ideal way to take in the very best scenery that Oman has to offer, and Original Travel can personalise an itinerary to suit your exact requirements.

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Isabel, Eleanor and Ra are here to help give you the inside track.

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Best Time To Visit

Sep - May

Flight from London London

7:00 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +4 hrs

We use only the best 4x4s and knowledgeable driver/guides. Any itinerary should include the famous fort at Nakhl, spectacularly perched on a rocky prominence in the foothills of the Western Hajars, and a perfect stop on route into the dramatic Wadi Bani Awf.

The Wahiba Sands desert region provides an opportunity to put 4x4 driving skills to the ultimate test, taking on dunes, some with slopes at an angle of over 45 degrees.

Elsewhere, exploration of some of the beautiful wadis is wonderful, as there is often no-one else around, and it is possible to swim in crystal clear pools. Visit Nizwa for its fort and famous Friday animal market.

Nearby you can see the eerily deserted town of Tanuf and the recently restored fort at Jabrin before ascending Jebel Akhdar (the Green Mountain) for memorable views.

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You can even enjoy a self-drive version of this trip, with us providing the vehicle, accurate directions, supplies and pre-booked accommodation and camping equipment.

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Where to stay

Pool at Shangiri- la Barr al Jissah, luxury hotel in Muscat, Oman

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah

Situated on a dramatic stretch of coastline just outside Muscat, the hotels are set amid 124 acres overlooking a private bay, with rugged mountains to the rear.

Garden at The Chedi, luxury hotel in Muscat, Oman

The Chedi

The award-winning Chedi is one of the very best hotels in the Gulf Region, home to luxurious guestrooms and suites, some of the finest cuisine in the Middle East and what could be a contender for the world’s longest hotel swimming pool.

The View

The View

The View just got even better. Where this eco retreat once had 15 tents, some of which were in a second row behind the first, an eight month makeover now means there are 30 stylish pods spread over a larger area, and all of which have stunning views of the extraordinary canyon scenery.

Dining at Desert Night Camp, luxury hotel in Oman

Desert Nights Camp

Located in the heart of the Wahiba Sands, a vast expanse in the Omani desert, Desert Nights Camp is the ultimate desert refuge, with an added dose of luxury.

Pool at Al Bustan Palace, luxury hotel in Muscat, Oman

Al Bustan Palace

Fully renovated in 2008, the hotel has the most comprehensive facilities in the region, including a 1km curve of sandy beach and acres of tropical gardens dotted with palm trees.

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Isabel, Eleanor and Ra are our Nizwa, the Mountains & the Wahiba Sands experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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