An adventurous road trip in Oman
- Round trip
- 7, 8 or 9 nights
- per person
- based on 2 persons
A roadtrip adventure in Oman: Incl. rental car, 4* hotels, catering and flights.
Calling all adventurers! Nothing beats a good road trip, and here you’ll experience something truly epic, in the Sultanate of Oman. Oman is the gateway to the wonders of the Arab world and a destination that has remained a secret to most. You’ll experience the country with an included rental car, so you can, at your own pace, drive to any place you want. The country’s roads are well maintained, fuel is great value, and there is no shortage of things to see and do along the way! You’ll start the journey in the capital, Muscat, from where you can go out to the desert and mountain landscapes of the country. This expansive terrain is only interrupted by historic desert forts, green oases and long coastlines. The crown of the trip is when you’ll spend a night in the quiet Wahiba Sands desert, beneath the clear night sky. Along the way, you’ll stay at 4-star hotels, with catering included. Embrace the spirit of adventure and head out on an extraordinary road trip, to Oman's treasure trove of experiences.
- Tour of Oman: 7 nights at 4* hotels
- Dinner on day 4
- Transport between the airport and the hotel in Muscat
- Rental car
- Return flight from Birmingham, Edinburgh, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester to Muscat
- Please note that there may be an additional night(s) in transit due to flight schedules.
Day 1-2: Muscat
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 into the city.
On day 2 you will be met again by our …
Day 3: Quriyat, Bimmah Sinkhole, Wadi Tiwi and Sur
On day 3, it is time to seriously embark on your road trip through Oman. Today's final destination is the coastal town of Sur, which is approx. 200 km south of Muscat. You can take a break after approx. 100 km, in the authentic fishing village of Quriyat, where you can experience the day’s f…
Day 4: Sur, Wadi Bani Khalid and Wahiba Sands
After breakfast on day 4, the journey continues inland and into the Omani desert. You’ll drive approx. 140 km, but there is of course plenty to see and experience along the way. Before leaving Sur, be sure to visit the city's local fish market, where you can check out the day’s catch. If you…
Day 5: Jebel Akhdar
On Day 5, you’ll wake up to a day full of new adventures. After breakfast in the desert camp, drive towards the Bedouin village of Sinaw and to Birkat Al-Mawz, where there are many dates and banana plantations. As you enter the Al Hajar Mountains, get ready for a nature adventure, as you drive u…
Day 6: Bahla Fort, Jabrin Slot and Nizwa
On day 6, drive towards the old trading town of Nizwa, located approx. 80 km south of Jebel Akhdar. On the road to Nizwa you will pass the Bahla Fort, which has been listed on UNESCO's World Heritage List since 1987. In the vast open area, you can experience a maze of ancient alleys and a ci…
Day 7: Al Mussanah and departure on day 8
Today, it's time to head out on the final stop of the round trip, Al Mussanah. On the approx. 200 km long drive along the river valley, Wadi Bani Awf, drive along the lush plains where you’ll see a number of fortresses. These strong structures were built to defend the trade route against int…
If you want to make your journey even more memorable, you have the option to book onto optional experiences. The experiences can be ordered and paid for in the booking process.
• Dhow cruise in Muscat (day 1 or 2) •
Experience Muscat from a unique perspective as you sail gently and quietly along Muscat Marina on a traditional Arabian dhow boat. You’ll be provided with juice and snacks while aboard, accompanied by the sunset over Muscat. The tour lasts approx. 2 hours and includes transport to and from your hotel. Please note that the boat leaves only Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
• Dinner at Kargeen Restaurant (day 1 or 2) •
Enjoy a beautiful dinner with an authentic Omani meal at Kargeen Restaurant. The restaurant serves 100% halal grilled chicken, beef and lamb. Whether you choose to sit inside or outside, the authentic Omani atmosphere is all around you ... If you do not want to make your way to the restaurant yourself, you can also choose transport to and from the restaurant in the booking process.
- Visa expenses (USD 53 per person)
- Deposit for rental car
- Fuel for the rental car
- Possible rental of GPS (approx. USD 15 per day)
- Possible additional driver (approx. USD 8 per day)
- Possible tolls and bridges
- Any parking fees
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.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be additional entry requirements in effect at your destination, which are subject to change at short notice. Please familiarise yourself with the latest requirements before departure via your government's foreign advice service.
You will get a four-wheel drive (Toyota Prado / Land cruiser) or similar model that can drive in desert and mountain landscapes.
The primary driver must hold a credit card in their own name with an amount available to cover a $ 250 security deposit. The size of the deposit can vary and depends on the type of car. Please note that a Visa / MasterCard debit card CANNOT be used. Bring a credit card instead. If you have any doubts about whether your card is a credit card or not, we recommend that you contact your bank.
The primary driver must hold a valid European, American, Omani or international driver's license.
The minimum age for the primary driver is 23 years.
If you want to add an extra driver, this can be done at the rental office for an additional fee of approx. $ 8 per day.
Insurance included: non-life insurance, theft insurance and accident insurance. There is a deductible charge in the event of damage to the rental car. In the event of damage, claims cannot be made by the insurance company without a final police report. In the event of damage / incidents that cannot be covered by the insurance company (eg driving under the influence), all costs / charges will accrue to the leasee and no replacement vehicle will be handed over.
Included: free miles.
The above conditions are generally applicable. You will receive the individually applicable terms and conditions together with your travel documents or upon delivery of the rental car.
|By car in Oman||
In Oman, you drive on the right side of the road. The speed limit is usually 120 km / h on motorways and 60 km / h in urban areas. Road signs are in both Arabic and English.
In general, roads in Oman are paved and well maintained. However, the roads around the Wahiba Sands and Al Hajar mountains are not paved. They are also steep and cannot be reached without a four-wheel drive.
The petrol stations are most often staffed and you can give tips when refuelling. Most petrol stations have a shop - some have toilets and a restaurant. Gasoline is cheap.
We recommend that you rent a GPS from the car rental company (for a fee of about 15 USD per day). Alternatively, you can download Google Maps on your phone so you can operate the map without being on the Internet. If you choose to rent a GPS, this can be handed over to the reception at the last hotel.
Maximum 3 people per room (3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child under 4 years of age).
The single supplement is based on travel dates and duration of travel. You will see the final price in the booking process.
The discount applies to 2 full paying adults per room:
Babies from 0 to 1 year get a discount on the air ticket, but are not assigned their own seat on the plane or checked in luggage
Unfortunately, cots are not available in all hotels throughout this trip. Contact customer service to make an enquiry.
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 all documents relevant to your trip, 5 days prior to departure at the latest.
The national currency in Oman is the Omani Rial (OMR)
This is an individual trip and you will not be travelling with a group. Transport and excursions may be in groups of international travellers.
The specified itinerary is subject to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
In case the above mentioned hotels are unavailable, you'll stay in comparable hotels in the nearby surroundings. You'll receive the final accommodations with your travel documents, 5 days before departure at the latest.
|Transport between the airport and the hotel||
At the airport in Muscat, your driver will be waiting for you with a sign with our logo. You will receive more information about the transport along with your travel documents