29 Nov Oman Desert Adventures Dream Holiday fr. £1,625pp
Experience an unforgettable Oman holiday where modern life meets local tradition with warm hospitality and amazing adventures along the way. This 8-day tour ideal for couples or an adventure family holiday includes the chance to experience the majestic beauty of Oman’s desert wilderness, its famous forts and castles and the breathtaking Jebel Sham Grand Canyon. Enjoy a four-wheel drive over the vast desert sand dunes and the Wadi Ghul with a fabulous overnight stay stargazing in a luxurious Bedouin-styled desert camp.
Relax in the sparkling oasis waters at Wadi Bani Khaled and watch the turtles coming to nest on the beach. This dream Oman holiday takes in a city tour of cosmopolitan Muscat, all the must-see historical sites and soaks up the culture of traditional fishing villages and bustling souqs. From dunes to beaches, castles and canyons, the natural beauty of Oman holidays is yours to discover with this dream adventure holiday.
Oman Dream Holiday Highlights
- 4-wheel adventure in Oman’s rugged mountain ranges
- Discover the breathtaking Wadi Ghul, the Grand Canyon of Arabia
- Sleep under the stars in a luxurious desert camp
- See the historic forts and stunning palaces of Oman
- Explore cosmopolitan Muscat and haggle for silverware in the souq
- Relax on golden beaches overlooking the Arabian Sea
Price per person sharing on a double / twin room for 7night from £1,625pp
- Accommodation for 7nights in a double / twin room with meals as specified.
- Flights includes of all applicable taxes with Oman Air from London
- Return private airport transfers by air conditioned saloon car
- Desert tour by 4×4 vehicle
- Services of qualified English-speaking guide/driver throughout
- Meals and beverages when not mentioned above
- Alcoholic beverages
- Gratuities to guides, drivers, maid service, porters, hotel room telephone calls etc
- Any other expenses not mentioned above
The Tour (8 Days / 7Nights)
Day 1 Muscat:
Upon arrival, you will be met by your driver to transfer to your hotel (transfer time: approx.30m), the luxurious Al Falaj Hotel. Take an afternoon city tour of Muscat including a drive through the old town, views of the Al Alam Palace and Jalali Fort and a stop at the Bait Zubair Museum. A visit to the Muttrah Souq you explore the ancient market and maybe try your hand at haggling. Return to your hotel for a relaxing evening.
Day 2 Muscat – Jebel Akhtar:
After breakfast, depart for a tour of the impressive Grand Mosque, one of the largest in the world with its intricate carvings and stunning architecture. Taking the scenic coastal route, head for Jebel Akhtar (transfer time: approx. 3h30m), stopping on way to visit Birkat Al Mauz, a traditional village famous for its date farms. There’s a tour of one of the plantations before continuing on to the mountains of Jebel Akhtar. Overnight stay at the scenic Jebel Akhdhar hotel.
Day 03 Jebel Akhtar – Jebel Shams:
After breakfast, take a city tour of the ancient capital, Nizwa (transfer time: approx. 1h30m) which includes a trip to the bustling souq and impressive 17th century Nizwa Fort (transfer time: approx. 1h) with its enormous round tower. Explore the picturesque castles and forts of Jabrin and Bahla (transfer time: approx. 45m) before arriving in Al Hamrah village (transfer time: approx. 30m) for a cultural tour of a traditional Omani house. Then head for the breathtaking scenery of the Jebel Shams Canyon (transfer time: approx. 1h) driving through the Wadi Ghul . The Grand Canyon is the third highest in the world and you’ll have chance to take in the awesome mountain views. Return to Jabal Shams before sunset.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 04 Jebel Shams – Wahiba:
After breakfast, head to Wahiba Sands (transfer time: approx. 4h), home to the traditional Bedouin communities and the beautiful shifting sands. Dinner and overnight stay at Desert Nites Camp or the Arabian Oryx Camp.
Day 05 Wahiba – Sur:
Breakfast at the campsite followed by a drive to a traditional Bedouin house (transfer time: approx. 3h) and on towards the natural oasis of Wadi Bani Khaled (transfer time: approx. 45m). Enjoy a stroll or swim in the natural waters. Later, head to Sur (transfer time: approx. 2h30m) to check in at the Sur Plaza Hotel. In the evening you can catch the green back turtles coming ashore to nest.
Day 06 Sur Costal Drive – Millennium:
After breakfast, leave for Sur (transfer time: approx. 30m), famous for its boats and Dhow Building yard. Soak up the scenery of traditional villages en route and learn about the exotic fruit farms before arriving at Fins Beach (transfer time: approx. 45m) and on to the spectacular limestone Sink Hole pool. At Wadi Arbyn, take an exciting off-road Wadi drive before relaxing at the fishing port village of Quriyat (transfer time: approx. 3h). Check in to your luxury Millennium Resort hotel at Mussannah overlooking the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Oman.
Arrive Muscat and Transfer to Millennium (transfer time: approx. 2h30m) Check in to your luxury Millennium Resort hotel at Mussannah overlooking the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Oman.
Day 07 Millennium Resort:
Breakfast at the Hotel and day of leisure to enjoy the beach and all the excellent facilities, spa and pool at your hotel.
Day 08 Muscat:
Breakfast at the Hotel and transfer to Muscat International Airport for departure flight.