Deserts, Mountains and Beaches of Oman

7-day North Oman 4x4 driving and trekking itinerary, visiting Muscat, Sur, Nizwa, Jebel Shams, and the Wahiba Sands

Deserts, Mountains and Beaches of Oman

Discover the scenic splendour and contrasting scenery of northern Oman's desert and mountain environments. Focusing on the Al Hajar Mountains and Wahiba Sands, this programme can be booked as a sightseeing tour, with an emphasis on scenic drives and easy walking, or as a more in-depth trekking itinerary, with scope for longer walks. The itinerary also incorporates the green turtle nesting grounds at Ras Al Jinz, and can be extended to include a longer beach component.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Muscat

    You will be met on arrival in Muscat and transferred to the Tulip Inn, where you stay one night (with breakfast). You will be met on arrival in Muscat and transferred to the Tulip Inn, where you stay one night (with breakfast).

  2. Day 2: Nakhl Fort, Wadi Bani Awf and Misfah

    You will be collected from your hotel after breakfast and travel by 4x4 to the historic settlement of Nakhl, in the southern Batinah region (90 mins drive).

  3. Day 3: Misfah – Jebel Shams

    After breakfast, continue by car to the base of Jebel Shams, Oman’s tallest mountain, where you begin a guided trek through the foothills of the Al Hajar Mountains.

  4. Day 4: Nizwa – Jebel Akhdar – Wahiba Sands

    After breakfast at the hotel, take the time to explore Nizwa with your guide.

  5. Day 5: Wahiba Sands Desert

    Today will be spent exploring the Wahiba Sands on foot with your guide.

  6. Day 6: Wahiba Sands – Sur

    Depart the Wahiba Sands for the coastal town of Sur, where you check-in at Turtle Beach Resort, or similar, for one night.

  7. Day 7: Sur – Muscat

    Depart Sur this morning for the return journey to Muscat.

Price guide

Price based on two travellers in shared twin/double accommodation and subject to availability at the time of booking.

7 days from £2095pp


7 days from £2095pp

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