Family Fun in Oman

Muscat, Ras al Jinz, Wahiba Sands & Al Hajar Mountains
8 nights private tour from $4,000 per person

Take the family on an exciting adventure through Oman, beginning with a few days at on the coast, taking in snorkeling and stay at a turtle conservation camp, before heading to the desert and mountains for some action and adventure with expert guides.

Family Fun in Oman
At a glance
  • A super itinerary for families with children of all ages - particularly adventurous types. Ideal for October Half Term, Christmas, February Half Term, Easter and May Half Term

  • Spend time in Wahiba Sands desert climbing dunes and riding camels

  • Swim in the crystal clear water of a remote wadi (valley)

  • Explore forts and the exciting livestock market in the ancient city of Nizwa

Journey highlights
  • A super itinerary for families with children of all ages - particularly adventurous types. Ideal for October Half Term, Christmas, February Half Term, Easter and May Half Term

  • Spend time in Wahiba Sands desert climbing dunes and riding camels

  • Swim in the crystal clear water of a remote wadi (valley)

  • Explore forts and the exciting livestock market in the ancient city of Nizwa

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 25°C. For the rest of the year, much of Oman is oppressively hot and hazy, particularly between May and August.

Itinerary

Fly to Muscat
Day 1-3

Muscat

Your family adventure begins when you touch down at Muscat and are greeted by your waiting driver who will whisk you away to your luxurious hotel. There are some great properties in Muscat, but we suggest the wonderful Shangri-La, a fabulous family option which offers interconnecting family rooms, an excellent kids’ club and a long sandy beach. We have included for you a guided city tour, taking in highlights such as the souk, the Sultan Qaboos Mosque and the fresh food markets.

Accommodation: Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Sultanate of Oman ( 2 nights )
Day 3-4

Ras Al Jinz

After two nights in Muscat, your journey takes you down the coast, stopping the picturesque town of Sur, The Bimmah Sink Hole and the traditional Dhow boat yards. Arrive at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Conservation camp where you have a luxury tent for a night learning about the Omani efforts to protect native turtles. Enjoy the magical experience of seeing turtles nesting and hatching with your professional guide. Please note: this experience is subject to seasonality- please talk to your travel expert for more information.

Accommodation: Ras al Jinz Turtle Reserve ( 1 night )
Day 4-5

Wahiba Sands, Oman

From the coast, you drive inland, heading deep into the desert to the everchanging dunes of Wahiba Sands. Spend a night under the stars, counting constellations in the clear sky, dune bashing in a 4x4 and enjoying tea and dates with a Bedouin family in their tent. You may also want to ride a camel into the dunes at sunset for the ultimate desert experience!

Accommodation: Desert Nights Camp ( 1 night )
Day 5-7

Nizwa, Oman

After a night in the desert, trade sandy dunes for mountainous crags in the Hajar Mountains. Nizwa is the old capital of Oman and is crammed with fascinating history and culture, and beautiful traditional architecture. You may enjoy a gentle walk through the hills, relaxing and taking in the views from your hotel, and we have also arranged for a day tour of the city, Jabrin Castle and the UNESCO protected Bahla Fort.

Accommodation: Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort ( 2 nights )
Day 7-9

Muscat, Oman

As your vacation draws to a close, you can sit back and relax for a fascinating drive back along the mountain roads, taking in villages and wadis on your way back to Muscat. Here you have two final nights to unwind, relax and reflect on your trip. Perhaps pick up some final souvenirs at the souk, and make some precious memories with a boat trip out onto the Gulf of Oman where you can spot dolphins and whales cresting in the blue water.

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.

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

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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.
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July 2024 $4,000 $1,000 plan your trip
August 2024 $4,000 $1,000 plan your trip
September 2024 $4,600 $1,200 plan your trip
October 2024 $5,300 $1,300 plan your trip
November 2024 $5,300 $1,300 plan your trip
December 2024 $5,300 $1,300 plan your trip
January 2025 $5,300 $1,300 plan your trip
February 2025 $5,300 $1,300 plan your trip
March 2025 $5,300 $1,300 plan your trip
April 2025 $5,300 $1,300 plan your trip
May 2025 $4,600 $1,200 plan your trip
June 2025 $4,000 $1,000 plan your trip
  • July 2024
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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.
    $4,000
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    $1,000
  • August 2024
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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.
    $4,000
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    $1,000
  • September 2024
    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
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    $1,200
  • October 2024
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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.
    $5,300
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    $1,300
  • November 2024
    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
  • December 2024
    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
  • January 2025
    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
  • February 2025
    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
  • March 2025
    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
  • April 2025
    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
  • May 2025
    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*
    $1,200
  • June 2025
    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.
    $4,000
    Deposit from*
    $1,000
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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.

Family Fun in Oman
Family Fun in Oman

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely personalized to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation.

Plan your trip

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