Be dazzled by the dreamlike world of Oman.
Adventure from portside Muscat and Muttrah into the heart of Oman's richly coloured past. Discover the awesome Islamic forts, age-old mud-brick houses, and silver- and spice-filled souqs that makes this Middle Eastern jewel such a feast for the senses. The treasures aren't all man-made: trip to the blazing remote landscapes of Wahiba Sands for a desert getaway with the Bedouins, and soak up breathtaking canyon views at Jebel Shams and Wadi Bani Awf before returning to the seaside capital.
Experience some traditional Omani hospitality with a one-night camping getaway under the stars in Wahiba Sands
Discover Oman's most phenomenal fortresses and mosques, including the beautifully preserved Jabrin Fort
Explore the busy fishing harbour of Muttrah and mine the bustling souq for hidden treasures – anything from unique silverware to frankincense
For a capital city, Muscat sure packs a lot of charm. Explore the tranquil waterfront and visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
When visiting a mosque, it's important to show respect by dressing appropriately, even in the heat. Ladies should cover their arms and wear a head scarf; trousers or a long skirt are recommended. Gentlemen are required to wear trousers and long sleeve shirts.
Tourism is new to Oman and whilst we say it is “developing” you will be surprised at the standard of accommodation facilities and local restaurants; this trip is appealing to those that want to experience the Middle East and Arabia in relative comfort
New 4x4 vehicles are used on most parts of the trip as we travel around Oman. You will travel in convoy style and due to the configuration of the vehicles there may be times when you are not travelling with your leader.
it is possible your driver will not speak English.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
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IMPORTANT VISA INFORMATION
As of March 21, 2018, Oman will only issue tourist eVisas. That means the only way to get a tourist visa to Oman will be online, and not at a consulate or on arrival in Oman. Applications for unsponsored single entry tourist visa have to be submitted individually through https://evisa.rop.gov.om/.
A single supplement is available for purchase on this trip. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
Our Discover Oman trips score an average of 4.24 out of 5 based on 17 reviews in the last year.
Intrepid travel offers the perfect combination: free time, solid organisation and good tour guide, and travelling partners who become new friends all over the world. Safety, fun, dicoveries and great people.
Review submitted 16 May 2018
A can definitely recommend intrepid for solo travelers and friends as an interesting and easy going way with a lot of experiences within a short time - and in a small group. I'll keep on traveling with intrepid for sure.
Review submitted 04 May 2018