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Walks, Wadis and Wonders of Oman

Starts: Muscat, Oman
Finishes: Muscat, Oman

Visit: Muscat, Fulayj al Mashā’ikh, Nizwá, Muscat

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Walking Tour

Overview

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Miles of empty beaches, hidden wadi pools, nesting turtles, endless desert, dramatic mountain ranges, welcoming people and year-round sunshine are some of the highlights on this super holiday in Oman. Our week starts in Muscat visiting the impressive Grand Mosque before an afternoon dolphin and whale spotting on the water. Heading south we have a short walk in the beautiful Wadi Shab with its idyllic pools, and a stop at the interesting traditional dhow (boat) building yard before driving to the turtle reserve at Ras al Hadd. With luck we'll see the females digging holes and laying their eggs, or see the baby turtles breaking through the sand by the light of the moon. We walk in the famous Wadi Bani Kahlid and then travel to the dreamlike landscape of dunes at Wahiba Sands. Wild camping in the dunes is a great experience and we can choose to sleep out under desert skies, looking out for shooting stars and roving satellites. The next stop on our loop is the oasis town of Nizwa where the colourful souks are a dream for souvenirs or just taking a look at the wares. Our final day takes us into Jebel Shams and we walk along the dramatic Balcony Walk through the Grand Canyon of Oman. This is a great one-week holiday with short walks, minimal camping, high sunshine probability and lots of culture and adventure!

Highlights

    • Walk the dramatic Balcony Walk the Grand Canyon of Jebel Shams
    • Dolphin-spotting boat trip, turtles on the beach and camels in the sands
    • Walk by the pools and palm trees of Wadi Shab and Wadi Bani Khalid
    • Experience proper desert & dunes in the Wahiba Sands, and an overnight in Nizwa
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Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 161212
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private##Private
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Muscat, Oman
Finishes: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 8 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • An experienced English speaking local guide
  • Single timed Muscat Airport transfers
  • All accommodation as described
  • Meals as per the Meal Plan
  • 4-wheel-drive vehicle support throughout the trip
  • Excursions as described
  • When camping a full service including food and all equipment (including sleeping bags)

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $2,710 ($339/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

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Itinerary

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Oman Muscat, Wadi Shab, Ras Al Hadd, Wadi Bani Khalid, Wahiba Sands, Nizwa
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Ann 

Excellent trip, great guides, friendly companions and very varied and interesting itinerary. We weren't initially over-keen on the two nights camping but we had comfy mattresses and real soft pillows and our guides provided the best meals of the trip. We enjoyed all the walks but April can be hot ( nearly 40 ' C ) so we appreciated the shade, greenery and cool waters of the Wadis. The Bedouin camp in the desert was very atmospheric, good food, music and even dancing. As KE says lunches were rather predictable, but the other meals were very good. The vehicles were comfortable and reliable. The guide/ drivers excellent and ensured we got a real taste of Oman it's scenery and culture. Ian and Carol Hatwell

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Katharine 

What a great trip! Nice small group of travellers, excellent guides, well planned itinerary with plenty of variety and always something happening along the way. We thought that both Hanna and Zaid were very professional, competent and friendly and really made the trip. The 4x4s are comfortable and lots of fun in the desert. We especially liked the wild camping on the beach the first two nights falling asleep to the sound of lapping waves, but swimming and walking in the wadis was great too. The food is generally very tasty and good, but other travellers should be prepared that there is not much variety, basically rice plus a choice of chicken/fish and veg mostly. Special shout out for the Yemeni restaurant in the last couple of days which was really delicious! We also loved Hanna's little treats he would bring us (ice creams, chilli chocolate or mangoes).

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