You will complete your trip with 6 nights in the Maldives at a hotel of your choice.
The desert adventure begins visiting the old domed mosque at Jalan Bani Bu Ali near the town of Al Kamil before exploring the depths of the Wadi Bani Khalid to clamber over giant boulders or swim in the crystal clear waters of the wadi. You can climb sand dunes and mountain tracks to discover Bedouin tending their camels.
Whilst at a luxury Wahiba Sands camp, guests can watch the setting sun from the stylish Majlis or ‘meeting’ tent luxuriously furnished with low hand-carved Arabic furniture, cushions and traditional hand woven rugs. Lamps and candles are lit in preparation for nightfall.
Following the desert, the journey continues northwards into the Hajar Mountains. Stopping en route at the old settlement at Mizfa, near Ibra, guests will take the rest of the journey into the mountains on foot. The journey takes in the deserted village of Birkat Al Mawz and ruins of Tanuf before ascending up to Oman's highest peak, Jebel Shams.
Sailing highlights include the islands of Sawadi, the world-class Marina Bandar Al Rowdha, turtle-shaped Fahal Island and the picture-perfect Damaniyat Islands, offering a treasure trove of secluded bays and shallow reefs of vibrant colours where guests can snorkel with tropical fish, rays and even turtles. The sail concludes at Shangri-La Barr al Jissah Resort and Spa for three final nights in Oman. You honeymoon concludes with 7 nights relaxing in the desert island paradise of the Maldives.
When to travel
The best time to visit Oman is between November and mid-March, when the cooler air brings the mountain scenery sharply into focus and daytime temperatures average 25°C. For the rest of the year, much of Oman is oppressively hot and hazy, particularly between May and August.
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Location and directions
Muscat, Wahiba Sands & The Maldives
The Chedi in Muscat is a short distance from Ruwi, the capital city's thriving commercial district. Sitting beside the Gulf of Oman and the Haijar Mountains. Bespoke Luxury Camp is located in the heart of Wahiba Sands among the rolling dunes of the desert, in complete isolation in the east of Oman. Shangri La Barr al Jissah Resort and Spa is exclusively located in Muscat on the bay at Barr al Jissah, overlooking the Gulf of Oman. Only 15-minutes to Ruwi business district, and within easy reach of the old city of Muscat and Muttrah.
How to get there
7-hour 30-minute direct flight to Muscat International Airport. The Chedi Muscat is 17km, approximately 15-minutes by road from the airport.