Best for: Slow Travel, Adventure & Off-the-beaten track, Cultural & Immersive, First Time Visitor
What is a better way to experience Oman than to take your time, explore at a gentler pace and let this magical destination unfold slowly?
This journey generally has you in each destination for three days rather than one or two, allowing for lazy afternoons with a good book beside the pool, or a potter through a local village before sitting down to a long lunch.
Begin your journey in Muscat, with three nights for an amuse-bouche of winter-sun set beside a glorious beach.
Continue to the mountains, with three nights that allow you to explore this region as much or as little as you want. Take the easy-going ‘Four Village Walk’ through ancient abandoned stone village set beside verdant green fields, contrasting with the craggy Hajar mountains above. You can have time to explore the souq in Nizwa (ideal on a Friday when the livestock market is happening. Maybe see a fort or two at Jabrin or Bahla, or take a longer day-trip to the remote village of Al Hamra and Misfat Al Abyreen, even driving up to Oman’s Grand Canyon for unparalleled views. Needless to say, the views from your hotel will warrant the time to sit back and simply admire them.
Continue to Wahiba Sands, Oman’s glorious desert. You can stop at various points of interest en route, including remote wadis. Two nights here will mean you can explore at a gentler pace, and more deeply. On your second day, you can set off in your 4×4 and be driven across Wahiba Sands on a more in-depth exploration of this remarkable corner of Oman.
Finally, finish in Muscat for three nights of gentle R&R, before you return home.
- ‘Slow Oman’ is a leisurely private tour with your own driver/guide
- Spend three nights in most places to have time to truly explore and relax
- Plenty of beach time in Muscat, explore the mountains and desert
- Ability to tweak and change the itinerary as you want
|Day 1-3 (3 Nights)||Muscat||W Muscat Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel|
|Day 4-6 (3 Nights)||Jabal Akhdar||The Sahab Resort & Spa Alila Jabal Akhdar|
|Day 7-8 (2 Nights)||Wahiba Sands||1000 Nights Camp Desert Nights Camp|
|Day 9-11 (3 Nights)||Muscat||W Muscat The Chedi Muscat|
|Day 12||Fly Home|