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Muscat to Salalah
Round Trip – The Ultimate Oman Experience
Adventure Time: 9 days and 8 nights
All meals, camping and hotel charges included


Day 1:
Starting from Muscat and travelling south east we drive through the fishing port of Quriyat, the coastal village of Tiwi and the ancient seafaring township of Sur. Our final destination is Ras al Jinz located on the edge of the Arabian Sea. Here we will set camp and you will spend your first night under the stars listening to the sounds of the Arabian Sea. Your camping experience will include a guided walk along the sand where you can see giant sea turtles laying their eggs under the light of moon.


Day 2:
Your day of discovery will commence as you travel along the magnificent Oman coastline where you will see brilliant white sand beaches. We will pass through Al Ashkharah, one of the most beautiful spots on the east coast, then on to Al Qurun. From here we will start a sensational drive across the Wahiba Sands enjoying spectacular views of sand dunes and time enough to meet traditional Bedouin families. Ras Al Ruways is visually stunning as this is where the dunes meet the Arabian Sea. We will set camp on the beach with plenty of time to enjoy the refreshing sea waters.


Day 3:
More adventure awaits you today as we head towards the striking white cliffs of Ras Madrakah. As we travel through Film, Al Khaluf and Ad Duqm you will be amazed at the stunning coastline. Arriving at the coastal village of Ras Madrakah view the cliffs jutting out into the Arabian Sea with the ship wrecks lying beneath them. Ras Madrakah represents the point where the mainland juts furthest into the Arabian Sea. Enjoy the natural contrast of black rocks, white beaches and deep blue seas. This is the picturesque spot where we will set camp for the night.


Day 4:
Our coastal drive continues, today we will travel past the magnificent pink lagoons of Al Kahil, then on to Ras Sawqrah, Shalim and the spectacular Wadi Shuwayamiah with its dramatic vertical cliffs of white limestone. The wadi forms a huge snaking canyon and is considered Oman’s largest and probably most spectacular wadi. There will be time for a refreshing swim in the deep permanent pools of sweet water before heading to the stunning Ash Shuwaymiyah beach where we will set camp for the night.


Day 5 & 6:
Today we drive through the oilfields of Marmul, then on to Thumrayt. Travelling through the Dhofar Mountains we will arrive at our final destination the magnificent city of Salalah. Your accommodation while in Salalah will be in a comfortable hotel.

Salalah offers the visitor an enormous variety of things to see and do. The natural beauty of the surrounding area is breath-taking. You will witness the stunning view of dramatic mountains reaching right to the edge of the Arabian Sea. You will have the opportunity to experience wadis and beaches as well as the springs at Ain Razat and the caves of Tawi Atayr. There are also many historical sites of interest including the ruins of the city of Samhurum which dates back to 100BC.

Relax on your first day in Salalah and then the next day we will visit the tourist attractions you are most interested in seeing.


Day 7:
Continuing the tour of the Dhofar region you will be amazed by the coastal plains and steep mountains rising to form its backdrop. These mountains form a large plateau which is dominated by limestone rocks.

Today we will drive to Al Maghsayl where we will see the stunning Blow Holes, then travelling along a magnificent snaking road through the mountains to Jabal Al Qamar ‘the Moon Mountain’. As we continue the journey north we pass Mudayy and travel along the side of Ar Rub Al Khali desert. Tonight we set camp on the edge of the desert.


Day 8:
Today we travel to Shisr the lost city of Ubar, called “the Atlantis of the Sands” by Lawrence of Arabia. Researchers speculate that the city may have been the earliest known shipping center for frankincense. Then on to Dawkah, Qatbit, Muqshin, Hayma and Al Gabah where we will stay overnight at a hotel.


Day 9:
We commence the last day of your journey back to Muscat. We will pass by Adam, Izki and then on to Nizwa for a quick visit to the Nizwa Fort and Traditional Souk. We will deliver you back to your accommodation in Muscat with an experience of a lifetime will be your reward for embarking on this adventure filled overland camping expedition. Our beloved Oman will become for you an unforgettable, inspiring and magnificent memory forever.

Cost: 850 RO (approximate US $ 2200) Per Person (2 people)
Cost: 650 RO (approximate US $ 1700) Per Person (4 people)

 

 
 

Crossing Wahiba Sands & Exploring the Coast of Oman
Desert, Beaches, Wadis and Mountains –this tour has it all!
Adventure Time: 3 nights and 4 days
All meals included and camping included
 

Day 1:
Starting from Muscat in the morning you will experience a desert drive to the camp at Al Mintarib where you will settle at your first camp-site. After lunch there will be time to get to know the Bedouin life by meeting local people. The evening will be filled with singing, dancing and the magic of Arabian folklore. You will spend your first night camping right on the edge of the desert under a huge canopy of stars.

Day 2:
In the morning begins the journey, which will take you across the magnificent Wahiba Sands. Travelling from north to south, you will spend the next hours in a heightened state of exhilaration as you experience rolling sand dunes, varying from deep red to a rich honey colour, stretching as far as the eye can see. The spectacular landscape of the Wahiba Sands is visually sensational and the experience of the crossing offers both excitement and a great sense of achievement.

At the end of the day you reach the village of Qihayd, located on the edge of the Arabian Sea. A BBQ dinner that night coupled with the perfect camping location sees a fitting end to an incredible day’s adventure.

Day 3:
On the return journey you will discover the romance of the magnificent Oman coastline. Travelling along this beautiful coast you will pass small fishing villages and then passing through Qurun arrive at Al Ashkharah. Here at Al Ashkarah is your chance to swim at one of the most beautiful spots on the east coast. You will see a coastline like none other – seemingly endless brilliant white sand beaches.

After your refreshing swim we will continue the drive to Ras al Jinz where we will set camp adjacent to a magnificent nature reserve. Later in the night, you will take a guided walk along the sand and see giant sea turtles laying their eggs under the light of the moon.

Day 4:
The next day you will travel to Sur, an ancient seafaring town, and visit the shipyard to watch the making of the traditional wooden Omani Dhows. The craftsmen still build dhows following traditional designs without the aid of drawings.

A walk through Sur will be rewarded by views of many fine old homes with carved doors and arabesque windows. From here you travel to the ruins of the ancient town of Qalhat, one of the oldest towns and seaports of Oman. Qalhat was a major city during the 13th century. There will be time to visit the Bibi Mariam Tomb standing high on the cliff top.

Next, we continue along the coast to the village of Tiwi and a walk through the famous Wadi Shab. Wadi Shab offers cool refreshing pools and lush greenery all year round. On the return route you will also have the chance to visit Quriyat, situated on the edge of an expansive and historical harbor, before arriving back in Muscat.

Cost: 350 RO (approximate US $ 900) Per Person (2 people)
Cost: 300 RO (approximate US $ 800) Per Person (4 people)
 

Rus Al Hadd, Wadi Bani Khalid & Wahiba Sands
Round Trip – Experience the three dimensions of Oman.
Adventure Time: 3 days and 2 nights
All meals and camping included


Day 1:
Starting from Muscat and travelling south east we drive through the fishing port of Quriyat, the coastal village of Tiwi and the ancient seafaring township of Sur. Our final destination for this day is Ras al Jinz located on the edge of the Arabian Sea. Here we will set camp and you will spend your first night under the stars listening to the sounds of the Arabian Sea. Your camping experience will include a guided walk along the sand where you can see giant green turtles laying their eggs under the light of the moon.

Day 2:
Your day of discovery will commence as you travel along the magnificent Oman coastline where you will see brilliant white sand beaches. We will pass through Al Ashkharah, one of the most beautiful spots on the east coast. From here we travel towards Wadi Bani Khalid through the Eastern Hajar Mountains. There will be time for a refreshing swim in the wadi before continuing on to Wahiba Sands. Experiencing the sunset at the top of the Wahiba dunes is inspiring and at night you will enjoy the folklore entertainment and hospitality of a desert camp.

Day 3:
Next day there will be an opportunity to ride a camel, meet with the nomadic Bedouin, purchase souvenirs and be exhilarated by 4Wheel dune driving. From here you commence your drive back to Muscat.

Cost: 250 RO (approximate US $ 660) Per Person (2 people)
Cost: 160 RO (approximate US $ 420) Per Person (4 people)

 

 
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