Active Oman

Muscat, Hajar Mountains & Wahiba Sands
8 nights private tour from $5,300 per person

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.

Active Oman
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

Journey highlights
  • 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

  • Active itinerary:Our Active Journeys let you get under the skin of a destination by hiking, biking or kayaking your way through it, while unwinding in some of the finest hotels around
Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When 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.


Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

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  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
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July $5,300 $1,300 plan your trip
August $5,300 $1,300 plan your trip
September $5,900 $1,500 plan your trip
October $6,400 $1,600 plan your trip
November $6,400 $1,600 plan your trip
December $6,400 $1,600 plan your trip
January $6,400 $1,600 plan your trip
February $6,400 $1,600 plan your trip
March $6,400 $1,600 plan your trip
April $6,400 $1,600 plan your trip
May $5,900 $1,500 plan your trip
June $5,300 $1,300 plan your trip
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $5,300
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    $1,300
  • August
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $5,300
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    $1,300
  • September
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $5,900
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    $1,500
  • October
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,400
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    $1,600
  • November
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,400
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • December
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,400
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • January
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,400
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • February
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,400
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • March
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,400
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • April
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,400
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • May
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $5,900
    Deposit from*
    $1,500
  • June
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $5,300
    Deposit from*
    $1,300
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Itinerary

Fly to Muscat
Day 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 )
Day 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 )
Day 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 )
Day 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 snorkelling 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 )
Fly home from Muscat
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 holiday.

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When to visit

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Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

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.

Active Oman
Active Oman

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis 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 holiday.

Plan your trip

Why Scott Dunn?

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  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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