12 DAY ROUNDTRIP
THE BEST OF OMAN
During this 12-day round trip you will experience the diversified landscape and sights Oman has to offer. From the vibrating, modern city of Muscat to Jebel Akhdar’s vast canyons and absolute silence in the Wahiba Sands desert, this trip includes every adventure one could wish for in one holiday.
Of course, we individually adjust every round trip to your personal preferences and wishes. We Love Oman and are happy to assist you with the planning of your holiday from A-Z.
1. Day | Muscat – The Capital of the Sultanate
Our favourite choice for your start in Muscat is The Chedi Hotel. With its boutique style and exceedingly elegant arabesque elements, it is without a doubt one of the most beautiful hotels in the Orient.
You will leave the quotidian far behind thanks to the exquisite cuisine, the prize-winning spa area and the longest infinity pool in the Arab world.
In the afternoon our Omani guide will show you around the capital. In addition to the Grand Mosque the fish market the traditional souq and the old city centre he will also offer a look behind the scenes of the Omani culture and way of life.
2. Day | Wahiba Sands Desert – Sur & Wadis on the Road to the desert
Before you reach the traditional fishing village of Sur it’s worthwhile to make a short stop in the oases of Wadi Tiwi and Wadi Shab for a hike in the palm-ringed canyons.
Via Sur where the traditional Omani dhow boats are still constructed to this day the journey leads to the Wahiba Sands – your adventure amidst the sand dunes.
Next come a camel ride into the sunset and a private luxury tent camp constructed just for you where a personal chef attends to your culinary wishes.
The campfire enveloped in silence beneath twinkling stars makes for an unforgettable experience.
Accommodation: Wahiba Sands Desert – Canvas Club Privatcamp
3. Day | Wahiba Sands Desert – Glamping in the Wahiba Desert
After a relaxed desert breakfast and bread baked over the campfire the journey goes on to Wadi Bani Khaled the most well-known oasis in Oman where you are invited to explore cave complexes and spend an easy-going day swimming.
On the way back, the Bedouins will share their knowledge of camels and the traditional native way of life before you return to your private desert camp for another night in the desert.
Ca. 35 kilometers into the desert far from the hustle and bustle you will enjoy a silent night under shooting stars with a view of the Milky Way which you can make out clearly for most of the year.
Accommodation: Wahiba Sands Desert – Canvas Club Private Camp
4. Day | Jebel Akhdar – Birkat Al-Mawz & Jebel Akhdar
The mountain village of Birkat lies on the path to Jebel Akhdar. Enjoy the city centre where you can marvel at the the famous falaj water systems, one of the four UNESCO-listed world cultural heritage sites in Oman next to date plantations and goat farms.
A round tour on Oman’s “green mountain” follows, after which you will check in at the fantastic Alila Jabal Akhdar Hotel at more than 2,000 m altitude.
Solitude and luxury in every detail for a feeling of absolute relaxation and serenity – surely one of the most beautiful places to spend time at in the Sultanate.
Accommodation: Jebel Akhdar – Alila Jabal Akhdar
5. Day | Jebel Akhdar Mountains – Revel in the Mountain Landscape
The mountain region at an elevation of nearly 3,000 m offers ideal conditions for hiking mountain biking or a carefree day full of breathtaking views. The region gained the name Jebel Akhdar which means “green mountain” because it counts among the most fertile in the country.
In the fruit gardens and in the extensive terrace fields, pomegranates, apricots, peaches, almonds, walnuts, and grapes flourish, as do the roses from which the famous Jebel Akdhar rosewater is distilled.
Accommodation: Jebel Akhdar – Alila Jebel Akhdar
6. Day | Nizwa Region – Oasis Capital Nizwa & Jebel Shams Mountains
From Jebel Akhdar the journey continues onto the perfectly constructed scenic road leading into the mountain landscape. In the former capital of Nizwa known for its tradition markets and medieval fortress you visit the weekly bazaar. The entire region offers an unimaginable variety of impressions including ancient palaces clay villages and green mountain oases.
This spectacle will be crowned by a view of the “sun mountain” Jebel Shams which towers above the region before you are greeted at the mountain hotel “The View” in the palm-ringed city of Al Hamra.
Accommodation: Nizwa Region – The View Oman
7. Day | Wadi Bani Awf – Through the Snake Canyon back to Muscat
On the return journey to Muscat you will cross what is perhaps the most spectacular mountain wadi in Oman, the Wadi Bani Awf located in a deep canyon. The lush green date palms represent a wonderful contrast to the raw mountains that surround the wadi. Clusters of green date palms and a patchwork of terrace-shaped fields characterise the beauty of this region.
Springs originating in the surrounding mountain range provide their environs with crystal-clear water which is distributed to nearby villages with the falaj canal system.
Accommodation: Muscat – Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel