Active Oman

Muscat, Hajar Mountains & Wahiba Sands

From $4100 per person in low season
From $4900 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:

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Selected experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

Price based on 2 people sharing.

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At a Glance

  • Climb Jebel Shams, Oman's highest mountain.

  • Combine a range of day treks in the Hajar Mountains to truly get off the beaten track

  • Combine five nights in the mountains with a night in Wahiba Sands and time to relax on the Arabian Sea.

  • Rather than just sticking to main roads, drive along off-road routes such as Wadi Beni Awf and Wadi Tiwi

  • Tailor your itinerary to the exact amount of adventure you want, whether it is more cycling, trekking or less of both

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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 at 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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Insider's View

For those who want to find their 'inner Bradley Wiggins', try the 64km full day ride through the Hajar's highest mountains, rising to 2300m with some amazing views at the top

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. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation.

Itinerary

Delve into Oman's rugged Hajar Mountains for an adventure combining sightseeing in the desert with a challenging climb up Jebel Shams, Oman’s highest mountain. With stunning views and the chance to really get off the beaten track., this is the ultimate action-packed adventure to Oman.

  1. Days 1-3: Nizwa

    Begin this active adventure as soon as you land in Muscat and are collected by your private driver/ guide for the journey to Nizwa, in the beautiful Jabal Al Akhdar mountain range. The drive to Nizwa is approximately 3.5 hours, but you will stop for sightseeing at picture perfect wadis and dramatic rock formations along the way. Depending on the time of year, Oman's rugged mountains are often contrasted with pockets of fertile green valleys below, filled with date plantations and orchards, making it strikingly beautiful. Spend two nights outside the town of Nizwa itself, in a comfortable lodge, the perfect base for your first big trek- the Via Ferrata on Jebel Shams, Oman’s highest mountain.

    Accommodation: The View (2 nights)

  2. Days 3-6: Nizwa

    After two nights you transfer into Nizwa, where you can explore the souks, ruins and markets of Oman’s former capital city. Relax and enjoy the pristine mountain scenery, embarking on challenging hikes through the hills and mountains. In the evening you can explore local eateries, or just relax by your hotel pool. Make sure not to miss the fantastic Nizwa Friday Market, where locals gather to sell their livestock.

    Accommodation: Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort (3 nights)

  3. Days 6-7: Wahiba Sands

    Finally, you will bid farewell to the mountains and embark on your journey into the desert, to join your luxury tented camp in Wahiba Sands. Whilst in desert, you could spend time driving through the dunes in a 4x4, camel riding, sand boarding and meeting the local and incredibly friendly Bedouin people. We have included an excursion to the Al Hayer Falls where there are plenty of hidden pools and waterfalls to jump off in the twisting depths of the canyon. In the evening you can enjoy a candle lit game of cards under the stars, or simply walk a little way into the desert to enjoy the silence.

    Accommodation: Desert Nights Camp (1 night)

  4. Days 7-9: Muscat

    The route back to Muscat takes you along the Eastern Coastal Route. This drive is approximately 4.5 hours and will include breaks to stop at points of interest along the way, such as traditional dhow yards and for a swim at the famous Bimmah sink hole. Finally, you arrive back in Muscat, for your final two nights in Oman. Relax and unwind, maybe pamper yourself with a treatment at the spa or lie on the beach with a good book. If you are still looking for more, we have included a two-hour snorkeling trip to examine the fantastic range of corals just off the coast, where you will also find beautiful fish and turtles.

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

Experiences

  • Al Hayer Falls

    Get off the beaten track to explore the Al Hayer area of the popular Wadi Bani Khalid. This stretch of the canyon is away from the more frequently visited pools, offering hours of fun-filled adventure.

  • Trekking in the Mountains

    Today you will go on a trek in the mountains with a private guide.

  • Via Ferrata on Jebel Shams

    Not for the faint-hearted, today's adventure will involve climbing up 200-meter cliffs to the top of Jebel Shams, Oman's highest mountain, with the assistance of a steel Via Ferrata cable.

Location

Muscat, Hajar Mountains & Wahiba Sands

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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. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation.

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