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  • Personalised journeys from start to finish

  • Every trip helps support Conservation

  • Every detail taken care of

Itinerary highlights

  • Go on a walking tour up the lava mountains behind Muttrah
  • Look out for turtles and dolphins as you cruise from Muscat to Wahiba Sands
  • Explore one of the world's largest underground cave systems, Al Hoota Cave
  • Spend time with an Omani family, learning about their traditions and daily life

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

Oman is a land of extreme natural beauty, with shifting sands, lush oasis and glittering coastlines, punctuated by energetic cities and remote villages. We can introduce you to the highlights of this captivating country, with a trip catered specifically to your interests. Depending on when you’d like to visit and how long you have for your adventure, your trip could look something like this.

Begin your trip with an invigorating walking tour in the mountains behind Muttrah, marveling at the volcanic formations and views over the bay and jumbled old town. Heading back down you’ll get to browse Muttrah Souk, the oldest traditional market in Oman. A half day tour of Muscat let’s you take in some of the best-known sites in the city, including Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and Bait Al Zubair Museum. Cruise along the coast, stopping off in the fishing village of Sur on your way to Wahiba Sands as dolphins chase alongside you in the water.

Your time in the desert can be willed with sandboarding and quadbiking, as well as hiking through the dunes with a a Bedouin guide. From there, you’ll head towards Nizwa, making stops at the settlement of Mudayrib and the palm plantation-surrounded deserted village of Birkat Al Mouz. This leg of your journey can include a visit to a pottery and silverware souk as well as time with an Omani family, learning all about their customs.

As you round the trip off with a return journey to Muscat, explore Al Hoota Cave, one of the largest underground cave systems in the world, and take an off-road trip out to the hot springs of Nakheil.

Allow us to craft a trip that will form memories you’ll want to share with family and friends for years to come, and which will give Oman a firm place in your heart.

Example trip itinerary

Days 1-3

Muscat

Flights & transfers

Transfer

Airport meet and greet

Transfer

Transfer to your hotel in Muscat

Accommodation in Muscat

A walk in Muttrah mountains A walk in Muttrah mountains

Go on a walking tour up to the lava mountains behind Muttrah from where you have a spectacular view overlooking the old town, Muttrah Bay and the surrounding mountains. Afterwards visit Muttrah Souk, the oldest traditional market in the country and end the tour with a stop at an authentic local restaurant.

Half day Muscat tour Half day Muscat tour

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 when visiting the mosque. 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 drive along the panoramic corniche to Muttrah Souk, the oldest market in Oman. Here you'll have time to stroll around and hunt some bargains.

Muscat to Wahiba Sands by private boat charter Muscat to Wahiba Sands by private boat charter

By catamaran or speedboat, with meals on board, you will sail along the picturesque coast to the fishing village of Sur, keep an eye out for turtles or dolphins as you cruise along. There you pay a worthwhile visit to the dhow museum, and continue your chauffeur-guide towards the Wahiba Desert.

Days 3-5

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.

Mudayrib and Birkat Al Mouz Mudayrib and Birkat Al Mouz

Drive to the village of Mudayrib, a well maintained settlement dating back several hundred years. Explore Al Kanajirah Fort, the carved town gate, a lively marketplace and the traditional houses. Continue your round trip to Nizwa, the cultural capital of the country for a visit to the souk and fort. After, head to Birkat Al Mouz, a deserted village at the foot of a mountain. This magical place is surrounded by date plantations and an ancient aflaj irrigation system that is a UNESCO heritage site.

Days 5-7

Nizwa and Al Hajar Mountains

Accommodation in Nizwa and Al Hajar Mountains

Nizwa and Misfat Al Abriyeen Nizwa and Misfat Al Abriyeen

Nizwa is considered the spiritual centre of the country. Explore the traditional souk, known for its magnificent silverware and Bahla pottery. This is followed by a visit to Nizwa Fort. At the Bait al Safa, you will be taken into the daily life of an Omani family and offered an authentic experience where you will learn about the lifestyles, customs and traditions of the Omanis. You will end the day with a walk through the picturesque mountain village of Misfat Al Abriyeen.

Al Hoota Cave and Bilad Sayt Al Hoota Cave and Bilad Sayt

Heading towards Muscat, you'll visit Al Hoota Cave, one of the largest underground cave systems in the world. You will also stop at the charming village of Bilad Sayt, enjoy an exhilarating off-road drive through wadi Bani Awf and visit the hot springs of Nakheil as well as a stroll around its 350 year old fort.

Flights & transfers

Transfer

Transfer to Muscat airport

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