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Oman

Oman

Visit one of Arabia's oldest civilisations, the Sultanate of Oman, and explore its ancient architecture, magnificent mountain ranges and pristine desert wadis.

Oman is home to some of the Arabian Peninsula's most dramatic and beautiful scenery - huge deserts, mountain ranges with fascinating wadis and many miles of unspoiled beach stretching along the Arabian Sea. It is safe and hospitable with a welcoming people and remarkable culture.

The mountain ranges and deserts of Oman offer wonderful locations for four wheel drive touring, trekking, and camping. A "night under the stars" in Oman is an experience never to be forgotten, while picnics in the wild and beautiful mountain wadis or in the Wahiba Sands will enable enable you to experience the natural world at its most bare. Please click here to go to our Trek Oman pages.

Oman is a wonderful destination for beach holidays, with mile upon mile of unspoiled coastline. Here you can relax and sunbathe or enjoy a host of watersports, including excellent snorkeling and scuba diving. And of course the turtle spotting, a prime attraction of Oman and a highlight of any almost any Oman holiday itinerary.

The capital of Oman, Muscat, was historically an ancient port and fortress town overlooking the Gulf of Oman. Now it is a modern capital characterised by tasteful Arabian architecture. There are a number of world famous hotels here, such as the Al Bustan Palace, the Chedi, and the Grand Hyatt Hotel. Most Oman holidays will begin and end here in Muscat, and a good 1-2 days should be allowed to explore this most interesting of capitals.

You can view our example Oman holiday itineraries by navigating the menu on the right. Remember that Gane and Marshall can create a tailor-made itinerary specially for you. Contact us today to discuss your Oman holiday itinerary with one of our experts.

OMAN TRAVEL ADVICE

  • The best time to visit Oman is September to April. May to September can be very hot and humid.

  • A typical Oman holiday involves time in Muscat, the ancient fortress towns, and perhaps Salalah, the verdant southern province. Desert and Mountain trekking tours are also becoming increasingly popular in Oman.

  • A Oman holiday itinerary can also include the Mussandam Peninsula, or a drive across the northern desert to Dubai.

Example itineraries in Oman

Highlights of Oman

9 Days / 10 nights north & south Oman sightseeing tour, visiting Muscat, Sur, and Salalah.

Deserts, Mountains and Beaches of Oman

Seven day north Oman 4x4 driving and trekking itinerary, visiting, Muscat, Sur, Nizwa, Jebel Shams, and the Wahiba Sands.

Mussandam Extension

3 day / 2 night extension in the Mussandam governate of Oman, visiting Khasab City, Jebel Harim, Telegraph Island, and Qadah.

Salalah Extension

2 days / 2 nights Oman holiday itinerary to East and West Salalah, visiting Taqah, Sumhuram, Mirbat, and Mughsail.

In the Footsteps of Thesiger

Trek Oman's Wahiba Sands in the Footsteps of the great British explorer Wilfred Thesiger. The ‘In the Footsteps of Thesiger’ journey involves trekking on foot through the desert, using camels for support. Our route north, from the coast of the Arabian sea into the heart of the desert, follows that of an ancient trade route across the sands called the Darb Muqta’a Habl, which translates into ‘the route that cuts between the tallest dunes’.

Mountains and Deserts of Oman

4x4 Driving and Trekking Itinerary (8dys/7nts), beginning and ending in Muscat, and visiting Jebel Shams, Wadi Bani Awf and the Wahiba Sands.

Oman Small Group Departure - April 2017

Open Group Departure – 23rd April to 30th April, 2017

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