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  • Personalised journeys from start to finish

  • Every trip helps support Conservation

  • Every detail taken care of

Itinerary highlights

  • Learn about science and biology at the Oman Children’s Museum
  • Enjoy some thrilling dune bashing in the desert
  • See turtles hatching on the sandy beach
  • Go on an exciting treasure hunt through a souk in Muscat

What's included

  • Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip
  • Expert guides in each destination
  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Meet and greet airport service
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At a glance

From desert adventures to thrilling treasure hunts and fascinating wildlife, Oman is a great destination for families. Our travel designers are ready to create a trip that perfectly encapsulates your family’s interested and sense of fun. A family adventure through this captivating country could look something like this.

Begin in the capital city of Muscat where you can take in some of the most popular sights and spend some time learning about science at the Oman Children’s Museum. A visit to the village of Adam gives you the chance to meet some camels. In Wahiba Sands you’ll settle into your family tent before heading out for some adrenalin pumping dune bashing with a skilled driver.

Next it’s on to Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve for a night where you’ll get to see turtles laying their eggs in the sand, a truly memorable experience. Complete the circle and head back to Muscat for the last few days of your family adventure, stopping for a hike in Wadi Shab or a visit to Bimmah Sinkhole on the way.  Head out on a dolphin spotting cruise, but keep your eyes open for other wonderful marine life, and embark on an exciting treasure hunt in a bright and colourful souk.

Example trip itinerary

Days 1-3

Muscat

Flights & transfers

Transfer

Airport meet and greet

Transfer

Transfer to your hotel in Muscat

Accommodation in Muscat

Exploring Muscat Exploring Muscat

First highlight of the day is the visit of the world’s fifth biggest mosque, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. It impresses with a 14m long Swarovski chandelier and the largest hand-woven carpet on earth (please adhere to the dress code). You pass the diplomatic quarter on your way to Old Muscat with its colourful Al Alam Palace which is flanked by two Portuguese forts: Al Mirani and Al Jalali. Visit Bait Al Zubair Museum with ethnologic exhibits from private collections.

Spend the afternoon at the Oman Children’s Museum which offers children the chance to delve into science and biology through interactive activities, including a fake electric shock, launching a hot air balloon and sending messages through a whisper dish. Another activity, “Eye Spy” consists of perception panels with illusions for children to discover how the brain processes the information seen through their eyes.

Village of Adam and camels Village of Adam and camels

You will start your journey to Wahiba, with Nizwa being your first break. The former capital is the spiritual center of the country. You can make a stop at the fort and climb the tower to enjoy the wonderful view. Afterwards the journey continues to the village of Adam. There you will meet the owner of a small camel farm. For the Bedouins the camel is of great importance: it is their means of transport as well as a supplier of meat, milk and wool. Now enjoy the car drive through the breathtaking dunes. Upon arrival at camp, savour the sunset beside a camel.

Dasy 3-5

Wahiba Sands

Accommodation in Wahiba Sands

Playing in the sandbox Playing in the sandbox

After a night under the infinite starlit sky, experience the Wahiba Sands in all its facets today. After breakfast you will go dune bashing. Your driver will give you a demonstration of his driving skills on the dunes – he will of course adjust his style to the little passengers. After this exciting ride you will be picked up at your camp and have lunch in the house of a Bedouin family. In the afternoon you will return to your camp where you will spend one more night in your family tent.

Days 5-6

Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve

Accommodation in Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve

Meet turtles on the shore Meet turtles on the shore

Leaving your camp today, your route takes you to Wadi Bani Khalid. This evergreen dry river valley is one of the most famous in the whole region and it never fully dries up. A constant stream of water flows all year round. Large ponds are lined with lush green, shady palm trees and filled with turquoise - and sapphire -coloured water, tempting you to jump. Simply give in and take a refreshing bath. After about two hours driving you will reach your accommodation at the seaside. In the evening you will get to see the turtles laying their eggs, an unforgettable experience for both young and old.

Days 6-10

Muscat

Accommodation in Muscat

Wadi Shab hike or Bimmah Sinkhole Wadi Shab hike or Bimmah Sinkhole

You will be driving back to Muscat today. On your way there, take a short hike in Wadi Shab. Cross a small pond and thereafter, a walk of about 60 minutes along the creek with its lush vegetation and through a spectacularly deep and narrow gorge will lead you to the freshwater pools. Alternatively for younger children, you could visit the Bimmah sinkhole, a limestone crater that was formed by the collapse of the ceiling of an underground river thousands of years ago. The sinkhole is fed with underground seawater and its turquoise water invites you for a refreshing swim.

Private boat trip along Muscat's coast Private boat trip along Muscat's coast

Today you will enjoy a special private boat tour. You will be picked up by your driver and taken to the nearby port. There you will join a dolphin watching tour. It is very common to see a variety of marine mammals, which happily dive up and down. After that, don't miss the opportunity to jump into the water and spot the underwater marina.

Souk treasure hunt Souk treasure hunt

Your tour guide will take you to the nearby Muttrah district. He will take you on a short walk during which you will have a wonderful view of the old town. Muttrah, the traditional part of Muscat is a melting pot, surrounded by high cliffs on one side on the other side by the ocean. Next comes the treasure hunt in the souk, the oldest market in Oman. Follow the trail of the treasure map, and a present will await you.

Flights & transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to the airport

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