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 and travelling to the cosmopolitan city of Amman, explore Jordan's mystic desert landscapes in Wadi Rum, visit the stunning ruins of Petra and trek to the remote hilltop village of Dana on this enriching and exciting tour of Jordan. With cultural gems, ancient artefacts and warm hospitality waiting around every corner, Jordan is an enthralling and magnetic land to visit.
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
Spend a whole day uncovering the majesty and mystery of the world wonder of Petra. The first glimpse of the Treasury from the narrow path of the Siq is unforgettable
Experience the best weightlessness this side of outer space with an effortless float in the super-salty waters of the Dead Sea
The flight between Oman & Jordan is not included and un-escortedThe flight between Oman & Jordan is not included and un-escortedit'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.
There is quite a bit of walking involved in visiting Jordan's historic sites, especially in Petra and Wadi Rum, so a reasonable level of fitness is required. Most of the time there is no shade so remember to bring a hat, sun protection, and sturdy, comfortable walking shoes.
Winters can get quite cool, so if you're visiting at this time, don't forget to pack some warmer layers too.
The desert camp is basic but incredibly memorable. There are tents and shared western bathroom facilities. Please be aware that while the desert may be very hot during the day, it will still be cool at night and warm clothes and a sleeping bag is highly recommended when travelling outside of the summer months.
As tourism is a developing industry in Oman, it is possible your driver will not speak English.
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 where you are not travelling with your leader.
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
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/.
1. The international flight between Muscat and Amman on day 8 of this itinerary is not included in the price of this trip. It must be arranged and purchased separately.
2. A single supplement is available for purchase on this trip. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. Please note, on the following nights the Single Supplement is not available:
Day 9 & 10: Wadi Rum camp
Our Oman & Jordan Discovery trips score an average of 4.33 out of 5 based on 3 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