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Classic Oman

Nizwa,Wahiba Sands, Muscat & Salalah

Dramatic and varied, this captivating trip takes in the striking Green Mountains, Muscat and the pristine coastline in Salalah. Staying in some of our favorite upscale resorts, this trip takes in Oman's epic scenery whilst staying in style.

At a Glance

  • Ideal for both families and couples as the trip combines a relaxed pace with lots of optional activities

  • Take in both breathtaking mountains and pristine beaches in one trip- this itinerary makes the most of Oman's understated and hidden beauty.

  • End relaxing on the beach in Salalah, home to some of Oman's finest beaches, with soft white sand

  • Enjoy some of the finest views in the Middle East, visiting The Green Mountains in Oman's dramatic interior

  • A great option for families with a direct flight to Muscat from the UK and only one short internal flight

  • Go trekking, visit historical forts and explore local Omani villages to get under the skin of this understated but incredibly beautiful country

  • Oman is an ideal destination for year-round sunshine and is one of the few remaining destinations in the middle east that retains a truly authentic and humble charm.

Couples, Culture, Family, Adventure

Insider's View

Don't miss the Friday market in Nizwa where you can watch the locals buying and selling livestock

Scott Dunn team

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.

Description

The trip begins with your arrival into Muscat where you'll be met by your private car and guide. You'll be driven to your beautiful accommodation in Jebel Akhdar, a mountainout area perched 2000 meters above sea level, home to tiny villages and fantastic walking trails. Spend 3 nights here and truly relax in style, taking in the pristine mountain air and incredible scenery. We highly recommend heading out with your guide by car or on foot visiting the rose-growing villages and towns, and also spending a day in Nizwa, taking in the ancient city, souq and streets, as well as the Bahla fort and Jabrin Castle.

From Nizwa you’ll head out into the desert, for a night under the stars and a visit to the inviting Wadi Bani Khalid where you can take a refreshing dip during your day of sightseeing in the area.

From Wahiba Sands, your guide will drive you to Oman's capital, Muscat, a low rise and incredibly friendly city with a genuine Arabian charm. One of the Middle East's most glorious cities, it brilliantly combines glossy contemporary architecture with a historic charm rarely found in this part of the world. Soak up Oman's intoxicating and rich history by visiting the old city souk in Muttrah and many of the city's fantastic museums on your half day city tour, and we also recommend heading out on a boat into the Gulf of Oman to spot dolphins and whales.

After three relaxing nights, fly from Muscat down to Salalah for 4 nights exploring the Dhofar region, which is in complete contrast to the north. This pristine coastline feels much more tropical than the dusty northern shores, with coconut trees, banana plantations and ancient Frankincense trees, dotting its landscape. Here you'll find the silky white sand beaches, ideal for some true relaxation at the end of your trip. Ideal for both families and couples, Salalah is a hidden gem.

Itinerary

Stay

Location/route

Overnight

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3 nights

Nizwa, Oman

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort
1 night

Wahiba Sands, Oman

Desert Nights Camp
3 nights

Muscat

The Chedi Muscat
4 nights

Salalah, Oman

Anantara Al Baleed Resort Salalah

Location & Directions

Nizwa,Wahiba Sands, Muscat & Salalah

When to go

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. The Dhofar region, and Salalah, experiences the Khareef (or monsoon) during the summer months, between mid-June and mid-September, making the mountains really lush during this time and for some weeks afterwards. Salalah is much cooler than the north, reaching a maximum of 32°C during the summer.

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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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