Our Classic Oman tour is a privately chauffeured journey through Oman and showcases the country’s wonderful highlights. Explore Oman’s beautiful beaches, rugged mountain landscapes, pretty villages, palm-fringed wadis, and the sheer beauty of the Arabian desert. You’ll have time to savour each element, taking a ‘slow travel’ approach so that you have time to truly relax and explore.
Muscat & Wahiba Sands
Begin in Muscat at one of the superb beach hotels, allowing the second day to explore both old and new Muscat. Your driver/guide will then take you south, stopping at the superb Wadi Arbaeen before arriving at your desert camp in Wahiba Sands (now known as Sharqiya Sands). On your approach to your camp, head off-road for a desert 4×4 dune ride. Spend the evening on a camel safari as the sun slowly sets.
Turn north, and visit Ibra which has a superb souk, before driving to Jabrin, a spectacular 17th fort. For those with a particular interest in forts, we can also include a visit to nearby Bahla Fort. Continue to Birkat Al Mouz, a picture-perfect Omani village before taking the serpentine road leading to your spectacular mountain-top hotel in the Jabal Akhdar.
The next day, set out on the wonderful Four Village Walk, a delightful 2-hour walk through abandoned villages, overlooking picturesque orchards, craggy peaks, dramatic gorges, and lush green terraced fields. Continue to the village of Wadi Bani Habib.
Rise early, and head to Nizwa, and if you can plan your trip so this day is a Friday, you can explore the superb livestock market and the bustling souq. Return back to Muscat via the off-the-beaten-track Wadi Bani Awf, arriving late in the afternoon.
Your final three nights are all about R&R. You can kick-back and get a good book out beside the Indian Ocean.
Tweaks and Changes
We can tweak and change any element of this itinerary (see the Customise tab below). This could mean adding more walks in the mountains, a visit to see nesting turtles at Raz Al Jinz, or possibly extending your time in the southern city of Salalah or the northern Musandam Peninsula. All our tours are private and fully tailor-made and you can depart on any day of the week.