Taste of Oman Overview

Visit Oman and experience the bustling bazaars of Muscat, the Wadi Bani Khalid oasis and the country's numerous atmospheric ancient forts.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,235
      CAD $2,305
      AUD $2,285
      EUR €1,540
      GBP £1,305
      NZD $2,520
      ZAR R22,645
      CHF FR1,865
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Trip Validity

  • 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Discover the exotic, old-world charms of Oman

Oman could very well be the fort capital of the world. Nearly every Omani city has at least one fort, with some dating back to the ninth century. Five hundred forts in one country may sound like a lot, but the grandeur and ancient significance of these ruins is a big part of Oman’s history, especially since it has more 1,700 km of coastline to protect. But don’t worry, there is plenty more to do on this little seaside corner than fort-hopping from town to town. Getting happily lost in winding souqs, dining on delectable Asian-infused dishes and exploring ancient history is just part of the Taste of Oman experience.

  • Visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat
  • Sleep overnight in the desert
  • Sample some uniquely processed dates in Lisq
  • Explore the immense Bahla Fort

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Muscat, Oman
  • Finish:

    Muscat, Oman
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Desert camp (1 nt), Hotel (5 nts)
  • Transport:

    4x4 Safari Vehicle, Minibus, Private Bus
  • Carbon emissions offset:

    379kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking. A single supplement is available on this trip.

  • Total price from

    USD $2,235
    CAD $2,305
    AUD $2,285
    EUR €1,540
    GBP £1,305
    NZD $2,520
    ZAR R22,645
    CHF FR1,865
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $319
    CAD $329
    AUD $326
    EUR €220
    GBP £186
    NZD $360
    ZAR R3,235
    CHF FR266
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Days 1-3 Muscat

After arriving in Oman’s capital, visit the beautiful Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, which houses the second-largest carpet in the world; it took more than 400 women weavers four years to make. For an insight into Oman’s colorful past, take some time out at the interesting Natural History Museum, and later browse the silver and spice shops at the local bazaar before checking out the two 16th-century Portuguese forts that guard the city’s entrance. Take a day-trip to the forts of Al Hazm, on the northern slopes of the Jebel Akhdar, and Nakhal – the best preserved of all Oman’s forts.

Day 4 Wadi Bani Khalid/Wahiba Sands

Escape the scorching heat of the desert and make for the cool waters of Wadi Bani Khalid. Perhaps cool off with a swim in one of the natural pools or laze beneath the palm trees that surround this oasis before journeying on to the overnight desert camp. Sleep under the stars, sing around the campfire and enjoy some traditional food and music.

Day 5 Nizwa

Journey north to Lisq and be greeted by an oasis town brimming with ancient buildings and even a castle. Explore the city, grab a bag of dates (uniquely processed in the area) and head to Nizwa, one of Oman’s oldest cities. Meander around the fort and souqs before viewing the spectacularly fruity Jebel Akhdar mountain range.

Days 6-7 Jebal Shams/Muscat

Marvel at the huge walls and towers of Bahla's remarkable fort, then explore the maze-like fortress of Jabrin on foot to discover its supremely elegant and detailed woodwork. Enjoy the cool air on Jebal Shams, the 'Mountain of the Sun', before returning to Muscat where the adventure comes to an end.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,235
      CAD $2,305
      AUD $2,285
      EUR €1,540
      GBP £1,305
      NZD $2,520
      ZAR R22,645
      CHF FR1,865
      *
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    • Comfort
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