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Oman Deserts and Mountains

Our Oman Desert and Mountain trekking programmes offer students an exciting introduction to Arabia. Exploring by foot and by camel, students will have the opportunity to learn more about this ancient country’s rich Arab past and unique Bedouin culture, as well as its stunning geography, as they trek the wide expanse of the Wahiba Sands and the dramatic Al Hajar mountain range.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart London Heathrow

    Depart UK on Gulf Air at 22:05, connecting via Bahrain and arriving Muscat the next day.

  2. Day 2: Arrive Muscat

    Arrive into Muscat approx. 11:30am. Meet and greet at airport and then a 90 minute drive to the village of Birqat Ak Mauz (pool of the bananas), which guards the only entry up to the Saiq Plateau, a large, flat area at 6-7,000 feet on the Jebel Akhdar mountain. Here pomegranates, roses and apricots grow.

  3. Day 3: Mountain trekking

    Wake early (approx. 6am). After breakfast and energisers, the students will help break up camp and clean the site.

  4. Day 4: Mountain trekking

    Our journey continues down steep-sided wadis, enjoying spectacular views and maybe spotting the odd vulture and wolf trap along the way.

  5. Day 5: Transfer to Desert

    An early morning departure from our mountain home, as we pack up and clean the camping area, then drive south to the Wahiba Sands for the start of our desert expedition.

  6. Day 6: Desert trekking

    Energisers and breakfast followed by desert briefing. For the desert trek the group will be joined by 2 camels and a Bedouin handler, as we set off through the desert in the footsteps of the famous explorer Wilfred Thesiger, stopping to rest and enjoy a picnic lunch during the midday heat.

  7. Day 7: Desert trekking

    Energisers and breakfast, followed by a briefing about the desert flora, fauna, dune formations and weather, before we pack up camp and continue our journey into the desert.

  8. Day 8: Return Muscat

    An early morning departure from our desert home to drive back to the capital city of Muscat, stopping at Wadi Bani Khalid, a famous scenic spot, en route. In Muscat, there will be time to visit the souq for some souvenir shopping.

  9. Day 9: Arrive London

    Arrive London Heathrow at 06:25am.

Private Expeditions

Price based on a group size of 15 (students and teachers), travelling during peak season (Oct-Mar). For a quotation tailored to your school, please contact

7 days from £1645pp


7 days from £1645pp