Epic Oman and the Maldives

Muscat, Wahiba Sands, Nizwa & the Maldives
13 nights private tour from $8,700 per person

Enjoy the best of both worlds on this epic vacation, combining adrenaline filled moments and cultural adventures with plenty of relaxation and stunning scenery. Explore Oman’s golden deserts and rugged mountains, dip your toes in the Arabian Sea and finish in luxurious style on the Maldives.

Epic Oman and the Maldives
At a glance
  • Be the envy of all your friends with this exclusive and unique itinerary combining light adventure with desert island luxury

  • Experience an exciting alternative to the traditional bog-standard beach vacation

  • Hurtle at speed through sand dunes whilst exploring the vastness of the desert…just look out for camels on the way!

  • Get your adrenaline pumping during the day, treat yourself to a fancy spa session in the afternoon and indulge in gourmet food and fantastic stargazing at night

Journey highlights
  • Be the envy of all your friends with this exclusive and unique itinerary combining light adventure with desert island luxury

  • Experience an exciting alternative to the traditional bog-standard beach vacation

  • Hurtle at speed through sand dunes whilst exploring the vastness of the desert…just look out for camels on the way!

  • Get your adrenaline pumping during the day, treat yourself to a fancy spa session in the afternoon and indulge in gourmet food and fantastic stargazing at night

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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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 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)

Departing 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.
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May $10,000 $2,500 plan your trip
June $8,700 $2,200 plan your trip
July $8,700 $2,200 plan your trip
August $10,000 $2,500 plan your trip
September $10,700 $2,700 plan your trip
October $11,300 $2,800 plan your trip
November $11,300 $2,800 plan your trip
December $11,300 $2,800 plan your trip
January $11,300 $2,800 plan your trip
February $11,300 $2,800 plan your trip
March $11,300 $2,800 plan your trip
April $11,300 $2,800 plan your trip
  • 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.
    $10,000
    Deposit from*
    $2,500
  • 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.
    $8,700
    Deposit from*
    $2,200
  • July
    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.
    $8,700
    Deposit from*
    $2,200
  • 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.
    $10,000
    Deposit from*
    $2,500
  • 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.
    $10,700
    Deposit from*
    $2,700
  • 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.
    $11,300
    Deposit from*
    $2,800
  • 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.
    $11,300
    Deposit from*
    $2,800
  • 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.
    $11,300
    Deposit from*
    $2,800
  • 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.
    $11,300
    Deposit from*
    $2,800
  • 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.
    $11,300
    Deposit from*
    $2,800
  • 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.
    $11,300
    Deposit from*
    $2,800
  • 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.
    $11,300
    Deposit from*
    $2,800
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Itinerary

Day 1-4

Muscat

The first thing you’ll note upon arrival in Muscat, the bustling capital city on the Omani coast, is how low-key and less glitzy it is compared to its more obnoxious neighbors, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Your driver will be waiting for you at the airport, ready to whisk you off to your chic and luxurious coastal retreat. Perfectly positioned between rugged mountains and gorgeous azure waters, on a lovely stretch of sand overlooking the Gulf of Oman, The Chedi Muscat is a stylish contemporary resort, echoing elegant white Moorish design combined with Far Eastern influences. It’s the ideal spot to help ease you into your adventure, and with the largest spa in all of Muscat this shouldn’t be a problem! Did we mention the outrageously sexy, 103-meter-long swimming pool lined with palm trees and ocean views? 

With three nights here, there’s plenty of time to just kickback and unwind beside one of three outdoor pools whilst working your way through the cocktail list and deciding which of the six onsite restaurants to dine at that evening. Muttrah, the attractive looking old town, is well worth a visit and we’ve included a quick guided tour of its main highlights which include glittering mosques and colorful souks where you can practice you bartering skills. The crystal-clear warm waters offshore offer fantastic snorkeling and diving opportunities and you’ll spend one day out at sea onboard a boat in search of turtles, rays, dolphins and even whales. 

Accommodation: The Chedi Muscat ( 3 nights )
Day 4-5

Wahiba Sands

It’s time to ramp up the excitement levels! Along with a guide you’ll take a drive out into the wild desert, with huge sand dunes measuring up to 100 meters high, photogenic multi-colored sands, roaming Bedouin and plenty of camels, there’s lots to see. As you make the journey across the vast desert to your luxury tented camp in Wahiba Sands, there will be opportunities to stop for a refreshing swim in a cool wadi, which appears like a mirage and explore traditional dhow yards. The Desert Nights Camp is nestled between two large dunes and accommodation for the night is a fancy “Bedouin style” air-conditioned tent, perfect for those who like the idea of an intrepid adventure but prefer more comfortable surroundings. There’s plenty here for thrill seekers, with dune buggies and quad bikes available for tearing up the sands or enjoy a more leisurely ride on a camel. You could also put your own legs to the test with treks across the dunes and rugged mountain tracks to explore whilst stumbling across Bedouin tending to their livestock in the wilderness. The clear sky of the desert is perfect for star gazing, so after dinner why not cuddle up under a blanket and watch the constellations emerge before enjoying a candle lit game of cards.

Accommodation: Desert Nights Camp ( 1 night )
Day 5-8

Nizwa

After a peaceful night in the desert you will drive to Nizwa, the ancient capital of Oman, full of bustling markets and souks, historic forts and mosques. An hour’s drive from the city is your hotel, Alila Jabal Akhdar, and what a spectacularly scenic journey it is. Few hotels can boast a location as dramatic as this, in fact, it can only be reached by 4x4! The hotel is perched high up on a clifftop, above a 600-meter high gorge with jaw dropping views out over the Al Hajar Mountains. Fortunately, its wilderness setting does not mean compromising on comfort. Constructed from local stone and wood, it is designed to fit seamlessly into the surrounding landscape. 

It is ideally positioned to explore Oman's rugged landscape and is the perfect escape for those looking for something a little quirky and different. You’ll have three days to suck up as much fresh mountain air as you can and whilst it’s very tempting to just laze around all day beside the stunning infinity pool or enjoy a series of therapy sessions at the spa, there is a heap of stuff to do as well. You could spend your time rock climbing and caving, hiking through canyons and clambering up to dizzyingly high peaks. There are eerie ghost villages built into the mountainside waiting to be explored and ancient castles and forts to discover. Of course, there is that pool with its tremendous views across the rugged mountains, not a bad spot to toast the sunset, glass in hand!

Accommodation: Alila Jabal Akhdar ( 3 nights )
Day 8-9

Muscat

Finally, your time in Oman is drawing to a close, but you will return to Muscat for your final night. We suggest you try the off-road route through Wadi Beni Awf to provide a fitting finale to the adventurous element of the trip. Back at the hotel, rinse off any debris sand, put on your best shirt and head out for a delicious final dinner in town, before your flight to Male in the Maldives the next morning.

Accommodation: The Chedi Muscat ( 1 night )
Day 9-14

Maldives

Today, jet off to the incredibly beautiful “photos don’t do it justice” Maldives, where you’ll spend the last part of your vacation in unparalleled luxury. With over 30 stunning resorts in the Scott Dunn collection, there’s plenty of amazing properties to choose from, and with the help of your dedicated travel consultant we will be able to find the perfect place for you. Relax, unwind, snorkel, swim and indulge to the maximum before (sadly) it’s time to head home.

Accommodation: Baros ( 5 nights )
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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  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D
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 25°C. For the rest of the year, much of Oman is oppressively hot and hazy, particularly between May and August.

Epic Oman and the Maldives
Epic Oman and the Maldives

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 vacation.

Plan your trip

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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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