Discover Oman

8 Days | Be dazzled by the diverse landscapes of Oman.

4.9 out of 5 based on 50 reviews submitted.
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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 make 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.

Trip overview

Map of Discover Oman including Oman
Start
Muscat, Oman
Finish
Muscat, Oman
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Oman
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ELSO
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Stand on top of Oman, with the vast Grand Canyon at your feet and take the scenic route down through the mountains to Muscat.
  • Walk through remote villages, tucked between mountains and at the bottom of valleys, lush with date palms and full of friendly locals, enjoy a visit to a local bee keeper and a hearty home-cooked Omani lunch.
  • Scramble to the top of the Wahiba Sands dunes for incredible sunset and sunrise views, and experience traditional Omani hospitality over coffee and dates with a Bedouin family.
  • Discover Oman's most phenomenal castles and mosques with guided visits to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and Jabreen Castle.
  • Step back in time with a night in Nizwa, staying in a heritage property in the heart of the old town, and stroll the souq for souvenirs.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Eden Reforestation Projects. Donations help them provide local employment opportunities and tackle climate change one tree at a time as they restore forests across 10 different countries.

Is this trip right for you?
  • When visiting a mosque, it's important to show respect by dressing appropriately, even in the heat. Women must cover their heads and chest, arms and legs must be entirely covered in loose-fitting clothing. Men also need to cover their arms and legs.
  • 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.

Itinerary

Map of Discover Oman including Oman

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Mini Bus, 4x4

Accommodation

Hotel (5 nights), Heritage stay (1 night), Desert hotel (1 night)

Activities
  • Muscat - Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
  • Muscat - Sidab Women's Group visit with lunch
  • Hawiyat Najim Park - Bimmah Sinkhole
  • Wadi Tiwi - Visit
  • Wadi Bani Khalid - Visit and swim stop
  • Wahiba Sands – Desert dune sunset
  • Sur - Dhow factory visit
  • Nizwa - Jabreen Castle
  • Wahiba Sands - Bedouin family visit
  • Misfat Al Abyreen - Village walk & beekeeper visit
  • Nizwa - Souq visit
  • Misfat Al Abyreen - Home-cooked lunch
  • Jebel Shams - Grand Canyon scenic drive
  • Bilad Sait - Fortress villlage visit
  • Jebel Shams - Balcony walk (1 hour)
Add on activities
  • Muscat - Sunset Cruise in Muscat Harbour (appx 2 hours including transfers) - USD55
  • Nizwa - Fort visit - Entry Fee - OMR5
  • Muscat- Snorkeling Trip (2 Hours) (10am-1pm) - USD75
  • Muscat-Dolphin Watching Cruise (2 Hours) (8am-10am,10am-12pm) - USD55

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 50 reviews submitted.
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John · Traveled May 2024
A varied and interesting itinerary with good inclusions and an excellent leader (Said), although probably more at the Comfort level than Explorer. It would be great if Salalah was included in future departures.
Review submitted 19 May 2024

Yazeed · Traveled April 2024
Excellent trip led by an amazing tour leader Sa'id. Oman is a truly underrated country and should be added to anyone's list of countries to visit.
Review submitted 08 May 2024

CHRIS · Traveled April 2024
Oman is a country full of culture, history, and natural beauty. This tour shows a great cross section and leaves you with the desire to explore it in more detail. Said, the guide, is wonderful and made all it come to life. I highly recommend Oman as a destination.
Review submitted 14 May 2024

Donald · Traveled April 2024
Excellent trip to Oman. Got to explore the country and meet the locals. Said the tour leader was very good - efficient and knowlegeable.
Review submitted 25 Apr 2024

Susan · Traveled April 2024
An excellent tour with excellent guide and driver. Flooding affected our itinerary and this was handled well. At no time were we in any danger. Oman is fascinating and we would love a longer tour.
Review submitted 20 Apr 2024
Discover Oman
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EUR €2,532