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Oman for Families

Muscat, Ras al Jinz, Wahiba Sands & Al Hajar Mountains

From $2600 per person in low season
From $3500 per person in high season

based on 8 nights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Selected experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

Price based on 2 people sharing.

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At a Glance

  • A super itinerary for families with children of all ages - particularly adventurous types. Ideal for October Half Term, Christmas, February Half Term, Easter and May Half Term

  • Spend time in Wahiba Sands desert climbing dunes and riding camels

  • Swim in the crystal clear water of a remote wadi (valley)

  • Explore forts and the exciting livestock market in the ancient city of Nizwa

  • We recommend starting and finishing at the Shangri-La hotel on the coast in Muscat, which has fantastic facilities and endless activities

  • Visit Oman's 'Grand Canyon' in the mountains and discover the Al Hoota Caves through a series of gentle walks

  • Private driver/guide whilst touring the country

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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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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. To start planning your vacation

Itinerary

Take the family on an exciting adventure through Oman, beginning with a few days at on the coast, taking in snorkeling and stay at a turtle conservation camp, before heading to the desert and mountains for some action and adventure with expert guides.

  1. Days 1-3: Muscat

    Your family adventure begins when you touch down at Muscat and are greeted by your waiting driver who will whisk you away to your luxurious hotel. There are some great properties in Muscat, but we suggest the wonderful Shangri-La, a fabulous family option which offers interconnecting family rooms, an excellent kids’ club and a long sandy beach. We have included for you a guided city tour, taking in highlights such as the souk, the Sultan Qaboos Mosque and the fresh food markets.

    Accommodation: Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Sultanate of Oman (2 nights)

  2. Days 3-4: Wahiba Sands

    After two nights in Muscat, your journey takes you down the coast, stopping the picturesque town of Sur, The Bimmah Sink Hole and the traditional Dhow boat yards. Arrive at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Conservation camp where you have a luxury tent for a night learning about the Omani efforts to protect native turtles. Enjoy the magical experience of seeing turtles nesting and hatching with your professional guide. Please note: this experience is subject to seasonality- please talk to your travel consultant for more information.

    Accommodation: Ras al Jinz Turtle Reserve (1 night)

  3. Days 4-5: Wahiba Sands

    From the coast, you drive inland, heading deep into the desert to the everchanging dunes of Wahiba Sands. Spend a night under the stars, counting constellations in the clear sky, dune bashing in a 4x4 and enjoying tea and dates with a Bedouin family in their tent. You may also want to ride a camel into the dunes at sunset for the ultimate desert experience!

    Accommodation: Desert Nights Camp (1 night)

  4. Days 5-7: Nizwa

    After a night in the desert, trade sandy dunes for mountainous crags in the Hajar Mountains. Nizwa is the old capital of Oman and is crammed with fascinating history and culture, and beautiful traditional architecture. You may enjoy a gentle walk through the hills, relaxing and taking in the views from your hotel, and we have also arranged for a day tour of the city, Jabrin Castle and the UNESCO protected Bahla Fort.

    Accommodation: Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort (2 nights)

  5. Days 7-9: Muscat

    As your vacation draws to a close, you can sit back and relax for a fascinating drive back along the mountain roads, taking in villages and wadis on your way back to Muscat. Here you have two final nights to unwind, relax and reflect on your trip. Perhaps pick up some final souvenirs at the souk, and make some precious memories with a boat trip out onto the Gulf of Oman where you can spot dolphins and whales cresting in the blue water.

    Accommodation: Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Sultanate of Oman (2 nights)

Experiences

  • Half Day Muscat City Tour

    Half-day city tour of Muscat taking in the; Sultan Qaboos mosque, souqs, the fruit and vegetable, and fish markets.

Location

Muscat, Ras al Jinz, Wahiba Sands & Al Hajar Mountains

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