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Mountains, Beach and Desert Luxury

Sample tour from 12 Days

Best travel time

October - April

Flight time

6,5 Hours from
FRA or ZRH

Price

On request, depending on the season

Mountains, Beach and Desert Luxury

On this 12-day trip through the Sultanate, you will discover the extraordinarily diverse landscape of Oman in all its facets. From the lively capital Muscat to breathtaking gorges in the Jebel Akhdar Mountains, to the complete silence in the Wahiba Desert, everything is included.

Needless to say, we will be happy to tailor your trip to your personal ideas and wishes. We love Oman and can arrange all services from A to Z, which includes everything from air tickets to accommodation, from guided tours to self-drive trips, and more.

Day 1

Muscat - the Capital of the Sultanate

The perfect hotel for starting your Oman holiday is The Chedi Muscat. With its boutique style and very elegant, arabesque elements, it is without doubt one of the most stunning hotels in the Orient. The outstanding gastronomy, the multiple award-winning spa area and the longest infinity pool in the Middle East ensure that everyday stress is quickly forgotten. In the evening, take a stroll along the waterfront promenade and enjoy the illuminated mountain scenery. 

Overnight stay: The Chedi Muscat

Day 2

Explore the Capital

Today our private Omani guide will show you around the capital. In addition to the Grand Mosque, the fish market, the traditional souq, and the old city center, he will give you “behind the scenes” insights of the Omani culture and way of life. The day is rounded off with a sunset dhow cruise along the coast of Muscat in the afternoon while enjoying a drink overlooking the ocean and looking forward to the days ahead.

Overnight stay: The Chedi Muscat

Day 3

Crossing the Western Hadjar Mountains

Following breakfast, you will be picked up by your guide and start your journey. The first stop is in Barka, a small town known for its lively fish market, the famous sweet Halwa and its bullfights. Shortly afterwards you will reach Nakhl, where you can visit the 350 year old fort and the hot springs, before continuing your journey through the mountains. The Wadi Bani Awf lies in a deep rocky gorge. The lush green date palms form a wonderful contrast to the rugged mountains surrounding the wadi. The step-like arrangement of the houses along the foot of the mountain is a typical example of the architecture of a medieval Omani settlement. There you can explore Bilad Sayt, one of the small villages that has retained its traditional charm and sense of rural solitude over the centuries. After crossing this unique wadi, you will reach your hotel for tonight on the other side of the mountains. Do not miss the sunset from your private balcony!

Overnight stay: The View

Day 4

The Oasis Region of Nizwa

Besides the former capital Nizwa, which is known for its traditional markets and the old knight's fort, the whole region offers an incredible variety of impressions with old palaces, clay villages, and green mountain oases. The scenery is crowned by the "sun mountain" Jebel Shams, towering above the region, and the Jebel Akhdar, meaning "green mountain" because of its distinctive flora and fauna.

Overnight stay: Alila Jabal Akhdar

Day 5 - 6

Enjoy the Mountain Region

The almost 3,000m high mountain region provides the perfect setting for hiking, mountain biking or a relaxing day with breathtaking views.

After only one day at the Alila Jebel Akhdar, peace, seclusion, and a feeling of absolute relaxation and serenity are guaranteed. This is certainly one of the most beautiful places to stay in the Sultanate.

Overnight stays in Alila Jabal Akhdar

Day 7

Glamping in the Wahiba Desert

Today, you and your private guide will explore the Wadi Bani Khaled, Oman's most famous oasis, which invites you to discover cave systems and a relaxing day of swimming.

Afterwards you will continue towards the Wahiba Desert, where our Camp Manager is waiting for you and will accompany you to the private Canvas Club Camp. Enjoy the exciting journey through the endless dunes to your private camp set up in the middle of the desert.

On the back of the indigenous camels, ride into the sunset and indulge into the great variety of tastes that your private chef has to offer. The campfire under the sparkling starry sky of Oman ensures an unforgettable experience in absolute silence.

Overnight stay: Canvas Club Privatcamp

Day 8

Sur, Oases & Back to Muscat

The drive back to the capital follows along Oman's golden coast and through the dreamy fishing village of Sur, where the traditional Omani dhow boats are still built today. 

Before reaching Muscat, a stop in the oases Wadi Tiwi and Wadi Shab or the white sandy beach of Fins is worthwhile for a little refreshment.

Day 9 - 12

Beach Stay in Muscat

The impressions and the many unforgettable encounters and experiences of the 12 day trip, are best reflected on in the Al Bustan Palace, one of Muscat’s stunning beach hotels overlooking the sea, before having to say "Ma'a Salama" to this wonderful country. 

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