A Family Getaway to Oman

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What we came up with

Oman offers a handful of luxury beach hotels, and desert adventures, making it an ideal destination for active families. With just a one week holiday (perfect for those half term travel slots), relax on stunning beaches, snorkel, enjoy a camel ride, go whale watching and even sleep under a starry desert sky at a luxury Bedouin camp. Beats a blustery October half term at home.

— Ra, Original Travel Expert

Itinerary Highlights

  • Muscat - 4 days
    Begin your Omani adventure at the Shangri-La Barr al Jissah. Here, there is something (read: a thousand things) for everyone. Take a plunge in one of the hotel's three pools, sink your toes into the sand on one of the three pristine private beaches, try diving, snorkel or head out whale or dolphin watching. The hotel also boasts Oman's largest spa - surely the swiftest means of recovery from all that action. During the day, venture into Muscat and spend the morning haggling at the Grand Bazaar, and marvelling at the Grand Mosque.
  • Wahiba Sands - 1 day
    Next up, retreat to the vast desert, spending a night in a Bedouin-style tent under the stars in the Wahiba Sands. Desert Nights Camp is a tented refuge made up of just 30 luxurious dwellings, and where evening meals can be enjoyed around the campfire. Waking the next morning with the dunes on your doorstep, try your hand at sand boarding, dune bashing, trekking or quad biking. Soak up even more Omani culture at the nearby old fort in Mantrib, or by visiting a traditional Bedouin family home.
  • Jebel Akhdar Mountains - 2 days
    Having torn yourself away from the Wahiba Sands, settle into one of the 30 stylish pods at The View, a striking (and aptly named) eco retreat built into a hillside in the Jebel Akhdar Mountains. For active parents and teens, cycling and hiking are the best ways to explore local villages, forts, castles and the highest mountain in Oman - Jabal Shams. Kick back and relax by the pool as the sun dips, and enjoy delicious Omani cuisine on the terrace, perched above a deep canyon.

A rough idea of price

A similar itinerary would cost in the region of £2,280 per person, based upon a family of four, which includes all flights, hotels, transfers and organised trips.

A note about prices

The guide prices shown are designed to provide you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your trip. Prices are generally for private arrangements using economy flights based on two people travelling together and sharing a room. There are a number of factors which will influence the price; these include the standard of accommodation, the season, the class of flights, the airline used and the level of private guiding versus shared excursions.

Key Stats

September - May
Price PP (Inc Flights)

Destinations Included

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