Imagine Oman

Muscat, Wahiba Sands, Nizwa & Hajar Mountains
7 nights private tour from $3,900 per person

This vibrant itinerary combines some of the highlights of northern Oman, including the capital city of Muscat, the vast desert of Wahiba Sands and the dramatic forts and hidden villages around Nizwa in the stunning Hajar Mountains.

Imagine Oman
At a glance
  • You can immerse yourself in Omani history and culture as you go on a tailor made trip through this country visiting Muscat, the desert and the Hajar mountains

  • You have the opportunity to spend a night in the desert, a unique experience whether you wake at dawn to see sunset over the dunes or stay up late in the night star gazing

  • Whether you want action packed hiking and  trekking in the mountains and wadis or just want to enjoy peaceful walks through ancient villages and date palm groves the mountains are truly stunning

  • If you want to add to this trip you can either end with a few days on the beaches in Muscat or fly down to Salalah to explore the Dhofar region fames for frankincense and powder white beaches

Journey highlights
  • You can immerse yourself in Omani history and culture as you go on a tailor made trip through this country visiting Muscat, the desert and the Hajar mountains

  • You have the opportunity to spend a night in the desert, a unique experience whether you wake at dawn to see sunset over the dunes or stay up late in the night star gazing

  • Whether you want action packed hiking and  trekking in the mountains and wadis or just want to enjoy peaceful walks through ancient villages and date palm groves the mountains are truly stunning

  • If you want to add to this trip you can either end with a few days on the beaches in Muscat or fly down to Salalah to explore the Dhofar region fames for frankincense and powder white beaches

  • Imagine itinerary:Rooted in the culture, history and people of a destination, our Imagine Journeys offer premium hotels and experiences with an emphasis on discovering the best the locals can offer
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 most popular time to visit northern Oman is from November to March, when daytime temperatures are around 25-30 degrees Celsius, with warm seas and blue skies. Whilst there may be the odd rainy day, these are pretty infrequent, although occasionally there can be tropical storms which can last a few days. From May to September, humidity and temperatures soar, with July and August often experiencing temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius.    


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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May $4,200 $1,100 plan your trip
June $3,900 $1,000 plan your trip
July $3,900 $1,000 plan your trip
August $3,900 $1,000 plan your trip
September $4,200 $1,100 plan your trip
October $4,600 $1,100 plan your trip
November $4,600 $1,100 plan your trip
December $4,600 $1,100 plan your trip
January $4,600 $1,100 plan your trip
February $4,600 $1,100 plan your trip
March $4,600 $1,100 plan your trip
April $4,600 $1,100 plan your trip
  • May
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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.
    $4,200
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    $1,100
  • June
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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.
    $3,900
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    $1,000
  • July
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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.
    $3,900
    Deposit from*
    $1,000
  • August
    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.
    $3,900
    Deposit from*
    $1,000
  • September
    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.
    $4,200
    Deposit from*
    $1,100
  • October
    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.
    $4,600
    Deposit from*
    $1,100
  • November
    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.
    $4,600
    Deposit from*
    $1,100
  • 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.
    $4,600
    Deposit from*
    $1,100
  • 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.
    $4,600
    Deposit from*
    $1,100
  • 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.
    $4,600
    Deposit from*
    $1,100
  • 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.
    $4,600
    Deposit from*
    $1,100
  • 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.
    $4,600
    Deposit from*
    $1,100
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Itinerary

Fly to Muscat
Day 1-2

Wahiba Sands

Your driver will collect you from the Radisson Blu and you will leave Muscat behind travelling down the beautiful Eastern Coastal Route. Although you can drive to the desert in just 3 hours we recommend taking this route to see some of the beauty of Oman’s breath taking coastline. You will have the opportunity to stop at the Bimmah Sinkhole, see powder white beaches and explore wadis on the way. As you leave the coast behind you will drive into Wahiba Sands and your driver will drive you across this vast area where you can see nothing but sand dunes, some as high as 200 metres. The desert is a photographer’s dream with ever-shifting sands, a great feeling of space and stunning sunsets. Spend the night at the Desert Nights Camp, a permanent camp where you can enjoy dinner and start gazing before bed.  In the morning wake early to see local Bedouin with their camels and walk to the top of the nearest sand dune to watch the changing colours of the sand as the sunrises.

Accommodation: Desert Nights Camp ( 1 night )
Day 2-4

Nizwa

As you leave your camp behind you can stop at a Bedouin house and meet a Bedouin family.  Although many now have houses in the city some Bedouin still prefer to stay in the desert and care for their animals as their ancestors did before them .  Known for their knowledge of the desert and their hospitality you will be offered tea or Arabic coffee and have the opportunity to talk about this unique way of life and how it fits into modern Oman.

Leaving the desert behind you will drive towards the stunning Hajar mountains stopping on the way at the beautiful Wadi bin Khalid.  This is a perfect place to dip your toes or even enjoy a cooling swim after the heat of the desert.  You may even see an Omani family enjoying a picnic amongst the rocks.  As you leave Wadi bin Khalid behind you will drive towards the majestic Hajar mountains to Nizwa, the ancient capital of Oman, Here you will spend 2 nights at the Golden Tulip which is close to Nizwa and will give you the opportunity to explore the Fort and Souq and if you get up early we recommend visiting the local Souq, especially on a Friday when Bedouins and local Omanis flock to sell their livestock and vegetables and fruit.  You can also look for a Khanjar, a traditional Omani silver dagger which is part of the Omani National dress for men and is a unique souvenir from Oman. Alternatively, you can find Omani silver jewellery some old and some new which is a fabulous reminder of your stay in Nizwa.

Accommodation: Golden Tulip Nizwa ( 2 nights )
Day 4-6

Nizwa

The mountains surrounding Nizwa are perfect for adventure enthusiasts, with some excellent opportunities for trekking and mountain biking. There are options to suit all fitness levels, from easy-going strolls to strenuous full-day adventures.  Staying at the View which overlooks the village of Al Hamra is an ideal base to explore the canyons and mountains and wadis.

Accompanied by your driver, you can also explore some of the local villages in the surrounding countryside. Many of these villages are hundreds of years old, with traditional mud houses and falaj water systems. Most of the older villages are now abandoned, and you can wander freely through the winding empty streets.

From the mountains it is around a two to three-hour drive back to Muscat, where you can either fly home, spend some time at one of the Hotels on the beach for a few days or relaxation , or fly down to Salalah in the south of the country and explore the area of Dhofar. 

Accommodation: The View ( 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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  • O
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  • D
Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

The most popular time to visit northern Oman is from November to March, when daytime temperatures are around 25-30 degrees Celsius, with warm seas and blue skies. Whilst there may be the odd rainy day, these are pretty infrequent, although occasionally there can be tropical storms which can last a few days. From May to September, humidity and temperatures soar, with July and August often experiencing temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius.    

Imagine Oman
Imagine 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?

At Scott Dunn, we live and breathe travel. An insatiable appetite to discover the world runs through everything we do. We relish the planning and revel in the detail. We know it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference, and we stop at nothing to make every trip not only exceptional but totally unique.

  • 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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