Simply Oman

Muscat, Wahiba Sands & Hajar Mountains

From £3400 per person in low season
From £4300 per person in high season

based on 7 nights inc. flights & 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 holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • International economy flights and taxes from the UK

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Selected experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

Price based on 2 people sharing.

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At a Glance

  • A short itinerary compressed into seven nights in Oman with options to extend any part of the itinerary depending on your personal preference

  • Offers a chance to see the best of Oman's landscape and beautiful scenery with stays at the coast, the desert and the mountains

  • Stay in an authentic Bedouin desert camp and ride a camel to the top of the dunes for sunset

  • Experience the incredible views and beauty of Oman's Jabal Akhdar mountains

  • Spend a day shopping in the souks of Muscat and perhaps an evening at the new Opera House

  • Have a couple of days either end of your holiday to enjoy some relaxation time, either lying on the beach or by the swimming pool.

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Best time to Visit

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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

Cool off in one of the Wadis

Be sure to take a visit to the Grand Mosque in Muscat - housing the largest chandelier in the world, intricately crafted by Swarovski and the largest single carpet in the world.

Make sure you take a trip to the top of the dunes to watch the sun set over the desert

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 holiday

Itinerary

Experience Oman’s fascinating culture and some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes. Drive in the dunes, wade in the wadis and venture into mountains around Jebel Akhdar before returning to Muscat to enjoy some time by the beach and pools.

  1. Days 1-3: Muscat

    Your first two nights are spent in Oman’s capital city of Muscat where alongside your guide you will be able to explore the Sultan Qaboos Mosque, stop off outside the Sultan’s Palace and visit the local muttrah souk to stroll past colourful stalls selling exotic spices and silver. The rest of the time can be spent window shopping on the promenade, soaking up the sun on the beach, or enjoying the delicious local fare in one of the many restaurants.

    Accommodation: Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel (2 nights)

  2. Days 3-4: Wahiba Sands

    Leave the city behind and drive out into the desert, sightseeing as you go. Your destination is the shifting dunes of Wahiba Sands where you will find your luxury tented camp. Enjoy some exhilarating dune driving, perhaps ride a camel or swim in a wadi before settling down for a night under the stars.

    Accommodation: Safari Desert Camp (1 night)

  3. Days 4-6: Nizwa

    Following the desert, your journey takes you west into the Jabal Akhdar Mountain rage. Pass ancient villages built on rolling terraces winding down the hillside, and near the summit, you will find the Wadi Ghul, which has a sheer drop of the kilometre on either side - the views are simply stunning. En-route to your hotel you will find untouched wadis to explore, with their fast-flowing streams and lush vegetation lying at the foot of towering gorges. Nizwa itself contains a superb fort and an excellent souk – best explored on Fridays when the locals come from all around to sell their livestock. Spend one night here and explore the sights and sounds of this former capital city.

    Accommodation: The View (2 nights)

  4. Days 6-8: Muscat

    As your adventure draws to a close, you head back towards Muscat, stopping along the way at interesting towns and villages. Spend your final two nights relaxing on the beach, and we recommend also taking a boat trip out onto the Gulf of Oman to spot dolphins and whales. Enjoy your last coffee in the souk and pick up your last few souvenirs before it’s time to head home, after a blissful week in the mountains, desert and capital city of Oman.

    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, Wahiba Sands & Hajar Mountains

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