Grand Tour of Oman

Best time to go: September to November & March to May
Best for: Adventure & Off-the-beaten track, Longer Journeys, Cultural & Immersive

This Grand Tour of Oman gives you a comprehensive tour of all what Oman has to offer, with the opportunity to extend your time in the Northern region of Musandam, turning it from a two-week trip to a three-week trip.

Throughout your journey, you will have a personal driver/guide who will drive you through Oman. They are the best expert guides you can find in Oman and allow you to truly understand the destination, but they also allow you to have the most unique and immersive experiences.

Start with three nights in Muscat. You can be as active as you want to be – and we suggest a half-day seeing the city followed by the second morning exploring the Daymaniyat Islands. This leaves you with two afternoons at leisure.

Set off via The Batinah Plain, where you can stop at Nakhl and Rustaq forts before taking the off-road Wadi Bani Awf to the Hajar Mountains. You then head up to the Jabal Akhdar region, noted for its superb hotels with views and the chance to set out on the Four Village Walk the following day. 

Drive down to the plains, stopping at the picture-perfect Birkat Al Mouz before exploring Nizwa. There is a superb fort, and the souq is well worth a visit, especially on Friday when it hosts the livestock market. Continue to the wonderful forts of Jabrin and Bahla en route to the Jabal Shams region and a stay at The View.

Don your walking boots for a day of exploring Oman’s best scenic walks. You set off for Wadi Ghul to embark on the Balcony Trek. This 3-hour day hike takes you around the rim of Oman’s Grand Canyon, or An Nakhur Gorge. The views are stunning as you look down into the Wadi en Nakhr. For more ardent trekkers, continue to the abandoned village of As Sad which lies further along the rim of the canyon. Otherwise, return back to the View via Al Hamra and Misfat Al Abriyyin, two impressive Omani historic villages.

The next day takes you south via Wadi Bani Khalid to Wahiba Sands. With two nights here, you can have a second day on a full-day desert exploration – seeing Wahiba from top to bottom and meeting bedouin tribes for lunch.

You then head to the coast for a night at Raz Al Jinz – noted for where Green turtles come to nest each evening.

Continue up the coast, via Sur and Wadi Tiwi to Muscat where you fly down to Salalah. Spend four days here, with a variety of experiences to remote beaches, into the Empty Quarter and to impressive forts in the region.

Any element can be tweaked and changed – and do have a look at the customise section below for advice.

Guide Pricing

Starting At

  • LOCATION:
  • £3995 - £4895
    Silver Gold
    Price per person including all accommodation, private transfers, unique experiences and excluding international flights. We can arrange international flights should you wish.

    Highlights

    • Our ‘Grand tour of Oman’ is a suggested itinerary that incorporates a comprehensive visit to Oman
    • Explore the mountains, desert, remote wadis and Salalah
    • Have a private driver/guide throughout
    • We can tweak or change any element around your particular interests

    Suggested Hotels

    Day 1-3
    W Muscat

    W Muscat

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The beachfront W Muscat is one of the newest luxury hotels to open in Oman’s capital. The W Muscat is located in the lively Shatti Al Qurum district. 

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    Day 1-3
    Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel

    Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The Al Bustan Palace is one of Oman’s most iconic luxury hotels, located about 30kms from Muscat on a stunning stretch of coastline.

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    Day 4-5
    The Sahab Resort & Spa

    The Sahab Resort & Spa

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The Sahab Resort & Spa overlooks a dramatic canyon in the Jabel Akhdar in Oman. The Sahab is a reasonably priced boutique hotel and is designed using local stone that blends seamlessly into the landscape.

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    Day 4-5
    Anantara Al Baleed Resort Salalah

    Anantara Al Baleed Resort Salalah

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The Anantara Al Baleed Resort Salalah is located in southern Oman and is a luxury beachfront hotel.

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    Day 6-7
    The View

    The View

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The View is stunningly located on the slopes of Jabal Shams above the quaint village of Al Hamra, just outside of Nizwa in Oman.

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    Day 6-7
    The View

    The View

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The View is stunningly located on the slopes of Jabal Shams above the quaint village of Al Hamra, just outside of Nizwa in Oman.

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    Day 8-9
    1000 Nights Camp

    1000 Nights Camp

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The 1000 Nights Camp is an authentic desert camping experience located in the Wahiba Sands in Oman. 

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    Day 8-9

    Desert Nights Camp

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The Desert Nights Camp is located eleven kilometres into the dramatic desert of Wahiba Sands in Oman and has 30 luxurious air-conditioned tents.

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    Day 10
    Carapace Lodge

    Carapace Lodge

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The Carapace Lodge at the Ras al-Jinz Scientific and Visitors Centre is the perfect base to walk to Ras al-Jinz beach, famous for the nesting place of the endangered green turtle, just 10 minutes from the lodge. It is the best place to see turtles in Oman.

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    Day 10
    Carapace Lodge

    Carapace Lodge

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The Carapace Lodge at the Ras al-Jinz Scientific and Visitors Centre is the perfect base to walk to Ras al-Jinz beach, famous for the nesting place of the endangered green turtle, just 10 minutes from the lodge. It is the best place to see turtles in Oman.

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    Day 11-14
    Juweira Boutique Hotel

    Juweira Boutique Hotel

    $ $ $ $ $  

    Juweira Boutique Hotel is the perfect base to explore the Salalah and Dhofar regions of Oman. With just 65 rooms, it makes for a wonderful extension to a tour of northern Oman.

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    Day 11-14
    Anantara Al Baleed Resort Salalah

    Anantara Al Baleed Resort Salalah

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The Anantara Al Baleed Resort Salalah is located in southern Oman and is a luxury beachfront hotel.

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    You may be one of those guests who love your sense of independent adventure, and a self-drive holiday in Oman might be the perfect solution.

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