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  • Personalised journeys from start to finish

  • Every trip helps support Conservation

  • Every detail taken care of

Itinerary highlights

  • Enjoy a round of golf at the stunning Al Mouj golf course
  • Go on a morning hike through the dunes in Wahiba with your Bedouin guide
  • Take a bike ride through the ancient village of Al Hamra
  • Spend time climbing in the Al Hajar mountains

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

One of the best ways to experience the beauty of Oman is by lacing up your walking shoes and heading out for an active adventure in the fresh air. We’ll create a trip that hits all the high notes for you when it comes to being outdoors and on the move, here’s what it might look like depending on your interest.

Begin in Muscat with an exploration of the city after dark. Enjoy a leisurely round of golf at Al Mouj golf course, which is  consistently ranked second in the Middle East. Then it’s time to head out of the city and into the Muttrah mountains on a walk that promises impressive views of the bay and Muscat’s old town. A private boat trip is the great way to take a breather before the next leg of your trip.

On the way to Wahiba Sands, stop in the old city of Ibra and Al Minzafah, one of the Sultan’s favourite villages. Your time in Wahiba Sands will be filled with energising walks among the dunes with a Bedouin guide, quad biking and sandboarding. Finally, you’ll head north again towards Nizwa with a stop at Mudayrib and the abandoned village of Birkat Al Mauz.

Your exploration of the Al Hajar mountains includes navigating a via ferrata, a rope bridge and a natural cave. You’ll also have the opportunity to go hiking around Jebel Akhdar, happening upon mountain villages and ancient irrigation systems. Take a bike ride through the ancient village of Al Hamra, and hike to ‘The Balcony’ below the summit of Jebel Shams.

Our travel designers will craft the perfect trip for you, taking into account your interests and thirst for adrenalin and adventure.

Example trip itinerary

Days 1-4

Muscat

Flights & transfers

Transfer

Airport meet and greet

Transfer

Transfer to your hotel in Muscat

Accommodation in Muscat

Muscat by night Muscat by night

Get to know the most beautiful places in Muscat by night. You'll 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. Afterwards you'll drive along the panoramic corniche to Muttrah Souk, the oldest market in Oman. Here you'll have time to stroll around and hunt for bargains. An authentic dinner in a popular local restaurant rounds off this special jaunt.

Golf at Al Mouj Golf at Al Mouj

Spend some time at the stunning Al Mouj golf course, the country’s oceanfront golfing destination. Here you will experience golf on a World Top 100 course that is consistently ranked second in the Middle East. Featuring 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course designed by international acclaimed golf designer Greg Norman. Following the natural lines of Muscat’s pristine coastline, this golf course is a links style course offering amateurs and professionals alike a challenging, yet rewarding, round of golf.

A walk in Muttrah mountains A walk in Muttrah mountains

This walk takes you above the ophalite mountains behind Muttrah, where you have a breathtaking view of Muscat's old town, Muttrah Bay and the mountains, the walking time is 2.5 hours. Afterwards, a meal is served in a local restaurant. Please wear suitable walking shoes.

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

Spend the day exploring Muscat's beautiful coast, in search of dolphins and stopping at a private bay for lunch on board. Snorkel to coral reefs and keep an eye out for turtles.

Ibra and Al Minzafah visit Ibra and Al Minzafah visit

Travel from Muscat to the dune landscape of the Sharqiyah region where you visit the old city of Ibra where on Wednesday mornings a special event takes place: the women souk. It is the only market in Oman where merchants and clients are women. Men are “banned” from the scene and meet at a nearby coffee shop to enjoy a chat. The tour continues to Al Minzafah, one of the Sultan’s favourite villages. This part of Ibra is a good example of the old architectural style. The houses are close to 300 years old and are said to be the oldest in the country. In the Wahiba desert you visit a Bedouin family where you are invited for tea and dates. Enjoy the drive through the elevations whose shapes are changing as the wind blows. Not only the shape of the dunes change; their colors change with the hours as well: from white in the morning to ocher, almost red in the afternoon.

Days 4-6

Wahiba Sands

Accommodation in Wahiba Sands

Hiking through the dunes Hiking through the dunes

Start the day with a hearty breakfast at the camp. Afterwards a Bedouin guide will pick you up to take you on a two-hour hike through the dunes. Once returning back to the camp relax and watch the sun go down.

Birkat Al Mauz and Jebel Akhdar Birkat Al Mauz and Jebel Akhdar

Stop for a short break in Mudayrib. Even from a distance you can see the watchtowers on a small hill around which the village spreads out. Continue to Birkat Al Mauz, an abandoned village at the foot of the mountain. Enjoy a picnic in the date plantation near the Aflaj Irrigation System that is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. In the afternoon you will drive up Jebel Akhdar, the green mountain: the Saiq Plateau at 2000m and Diana Point offer a beautiful view down to the plains. The point is named after the late Princess of Wales, who landed here in 1990 on a helicopter to marvel the extraordinary vista.

Days 6-10

Nizwa and Al Hajar Mountains

Accommodation in Nizwa and Al Hajar Mountains

Al Hajar via ferrata Al Hajar via ferrata

A daring way to experience the breathtaking beauty of Oman’s landscape. Set out on a journey that incorporates a section of via ferrata, Italian for ‘iron path’, just below the ridge. Then, make your way along the mountain to discover a natural cave that stretches into the mountainside. Step out onto a 20-metre-high rope suspended over the valley below as you make your way across to a secret cave on the other side. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you will never forget.

Jebel Akhdar village walk Jebel Akhdar village walk

This hike offers breathtaking views of Jebel Akhdar, the green mountain that lies 2,000m above sea level. Take a walk through the mountain villages where you will find ancient irrigation systems and green terraces built into the mountainside. The walking distance is around 4km. Ensure you wear comfortable walking shoes.

Bike ride in Al Hamra Bike ride in Al Hamra

You will start the day early with a journey to the ancient village of Al Hamra. Through the plantations, under the palm trees and between the 400-year-old houses, you will enjoy a two hour bike ride and finish with a private lunch set up.

Jebel Shams Balcony walk Jebel Shams Balcony walk

In the afternoon head to 'The Balcony', a flat area of rock not far below the summit of Jebel Shams which gives way to Wadi Ghul, The Grand Canyon of Oman. The balcony walk follows an old donkey trail to a small natural pool and the abandoned village of As Sab.

Private hike at altitude Private hike at altitude

Enjoy an easy hike at altitude on ancient trails connecting mountain villages. Admire terraced farmland and ancient falaj irrigation systems, fossilized coral and a traditional rose water distillery. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the western Hajar Mountains as they change with the seasons.

Flights & transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Muscat airport

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