A week in Oman Cultural Discovery Holiday


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Trip Code: AXM
Region: North Africa - Middle East
Countries visited: Oman
Activities: Desert, People & Religion, History
Duration: 9 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Profile: Travel by minibus and comfortable, air-conditioned 4WDs on mainly good road with some long drives. Reasonable fitness required.
Meals: All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners included.
Accomodation: 5 nights hotels, 2 nights camping in permanent huts.
Group: Normally 8 to 16, plus leader, local drivers and guides.

Holiday price from: to including flights.

An exhilarating country of outstanding natural beauty and historic interest

Grand Mosque in Muscat

Immense sand dunes, stunning coastline, palm-fringed wadis and rugged mountains are a few of the reasons why Oman is widely considered to be the most beautiful of the Gulf States. As well as scenic beauty, this country offers extraordinary hospitality and fascinating culture. We explore the delights of Muscat, including the Grand Mosque, and head by jeep to Wadi Bin Khaled where we'll spend a night camping in the astonishingly beautiful Wahiba Sands and explore 60metre high sand dunes. The variety continues as we take in the ancient fort at Nizwa and follow the 'balcony walk' where spectaular views of Oman's 'Grand Canyon' are guaranteed.

Holiday Itinerary

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Day 1: Fly to Muscat; transfer to hotel.Show detailed information

Day 2: To Ras Al Hadd, the Green Turtle conservation beach, via Wadi Shab and the ancient port of Sur.Show detailed information

Day 3: To oasis of Wadi Bani Khaled and then on to Wahiba Sands for overnight desert camp; jeep safari on sand dunes.Show detailed information

Day 4: Morning short desert walk with camels (optional); to historic town of Nizwa.Show detailed information

Day 5: To Jebel Shams to walk the Grand Canyon 'balcony walk'; afternoon in Nizwa.Show detailed information

Day 6: Explore Nizwa Fort; afternoon walk in a farming village; to Nakhl Fort; transfer to Muscat for overnight hotel.Show detailed information

Day 7: Free morning; afternoon board traditional wooden dhow for cruise on the ocean; evening free or visit souk.Show detailed information

Day 8: Visit Grand Mosque, palace and forts; depart late evening.Show detailed information

Day 9: Arrive London.Show detailed information

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