Discover the world of Oman
- Round trip
- 7, 8 or 9 nights
- per person
- based on 2 persons
A cultural tour of Oman, with excursions, flights and transfers
Located on the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula, and adjacent to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Yemen, you will find the captivating Sultanate of Oman. Embracing locals and a treasure trove of natural beauty are just the start - Oman is also home to historic desert forts, green oases and stretches of scenic coastline. During this tour you will experience all of Oman's unique facets, as you journey from the capital of Muscat inland, to Oman's highest mountain - Jabal Shams. Then, it's on to the vast sandbanks and the open starry sky of the Wahiba Sands, before the paradise-like beach of Al Mussanah. You'll be catered for along the way, with all transport and private excursions included, as well as an English-speaking guide. Discover the unique world of Oman with this unforgettable trip.
- Tour of Oman: 7 nights
- Lunch on Days 2 & 5
- Dinner on Days 3, 4, 6 & 7
- Private highlights of Muscat excursion (Day 2)
- Private excursion to Nizwa and Jabal Shams (Day 3)
- Private excursion to Bahla Fort and Wahiba Sands (Day 4)
- Private excursion to Wadi Tiwi, Wadi Shab, Bimmah's Sinkhole and Quriyat (Day 5)
- Private excursion to Barka, Nakhal Fort and Al Thowarah Hot Springs (Day 6)
- English-speaking guide during the excursions
- All transport during the journey (in passenger car, minivan and four-wheel drive vehicle)
- Return flight from Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle to Muscat
- Please note that there may be an additional night(s) in transit due to flight schedules.
Day 1-2: Oman
Welcome to Oman and its capital city - Muscat. Upon arrival, you will be picked up at the airport and taken to your hotel. This historic place has plenty of exciting sights to offer, and you have the rest of the day to rest and settle in to the city.
On Day 2 you will be picked up afte...
Day 3: Nizwa and Jebel Shams
On Day 3, you will wake up to a day full of new adventures. The old trading town of Nizwa is first on the list - this historic city is one of the oldest in Oman and often referred to as Oman's cultural capital. In the city, visit the cattle market in the souk, the 1650 fortress and the rou...
Day 4: Bahla Fort and Wahiba Sands
After breakfast on Day 4, continue down to the foothills of the Jabal Mountains to the mud fort Bahla, which has been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1987. In the area you can experience a maze of ancient alleyways and the city wall that extends for a total of 13 kilometres - th...
Day 5: Wadi Tiwi, Wadi Shab and return to Muscat
Day 5 begins after breakfast, with a drive to the village of Wadi Tiwi and to Wadi Shab, both of which are popular excursion destinations due to the natural lakes, waterfalls and green vegetation. After about an hour's hike, it's time for a refreshing swim. Then you'll visit Bimmah...
Day 6-7: Al Mussanah and departure on Day 8
Today, it's time to head for the final stop of your trip, Al Mussanah. On the 200-kilometre drive (approx.) you'll stop at Barka to visit the fish and vegetable market by the beach, and you'll see a number of fortresses along the river valley Wadi Bani Awf and along the lush plains...
If you want to make your trip even more memorable, you have the opportunity to purchase the following optional excursion. The excursion can be booked and paid for in the booking process.
• Dhow Cruise in Muscat (Day 2) •
Experience Muscat from a different perspective as you sail gently and quietly from Muscat Marina on a traditional Arabian dhow boat. Juice and snacks await you on board, and you can enjoy the sunset over Muscat fro the water. The trip lasts approximately two hours and includes transport to and from your hotel. Please note that the boat departs on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday only.
- Visa expenses (£42 approx. per person)
- Gratuities for drivers/guides (it is recommended to give about £10 per day)
If you book this deal before 42 days of your departure, you can choose to pay in parts. The deposit will be 50% of the deal’s price plus the booking fee and travel and/or cancellation insurance (when applicable). You will find the payment amounts and deadlines to pay every installment at the last step of the booking process.
Your booking is a direct contract between you and Secret Escapes Ltd. for the provision of your package. Secret Escapes acts as a tour operator responsible, and is therefore liable for the proper execution of the agreement. The Secret Escapes Terms and Conditions (A) apply to this booking. The Secret Escapes Cancellation Terms and Conditions apply to this booking.
Please note that the flights included in this offer are subject to live availability and price, and can change during your booking process. When this is the case, we will always notify during the booking process.
Maximum 3 people per room (3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child).
The single supplement is based on travel dates and duration of travel. You will see the final price in the booking process.
Based on two full-paying adults per room, travellers will receive a discount on hotel stays for children 12 years and younger. This is dependent on the chosen travel period and whether the child sleeps in a separate bed. Please note: children up to 12 months old receive a discount on the plane ticket, but will not receive a seat or baggage allowance.
Unfortunately, cots are not available throughout this trip.
Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. Don't forget to check the actual flight times before departure on the website of the airline or the airport to avoid inconvenient surprises.
You will receive your travel documents 5 days prior to departure at the latest
The national currency of Oman is the Omani rial (OMR).
Your passport must be valid for six months upon arrival in Oman. For up-to-date information, visit the official gov.uk website or the relevant embassy.
British nationals need a visa to enter Oman. You should apply for an e-visa before you travel. For up-to-date information, visit the official gov.uk website or the relevant embassy.
All travellers should be up to date with primary courses and boosters. No additional vaccinations are usually recommended for travel to Oman. Consult your doctor or the NHS travel advice website for more information.
This trip is an individual tour and you will not be travelling with a group. However, the optional excursion may be shared with other travellers.
The specified itinerary is subject to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
|Transport between the airport and the hotel||
At the airport in Oman, your driver will be waiting for you with a sign with your names. You will receive more information about the transport along with your travel documents.