Tours in Oman

Oman may not be as well-known as some of its neighbours, but that’s not because it doesn’t have as much to offer. This relatively undiscovered tourist destination will reveal ancient cities, rolling deserts and lush oases as you explore its lengths. And wherever you go, you’ll be met by smiling faces offering warm greetings along with coffee and dates, staples of the famous Omani hospitality. 

Our eight-day Oman Impressions, and slightly shorter Highlights of Oman tour, will whisk you from the golden beaches of Sur, where you can watch fishermen casting traditional nets, to the golden dunes of Wahiba Sands where you can gaze up at the Milky Way after night fall. You can also take this part of the tour separately with our two-day Wahiba Sands Desert Experience if you have less time to play with. 

Venture into the surprisingly green hills of Al Jabal Al Akhdar in a 4x4, a couple of hours’ drive from Muscat. At you ascend the mountains, the dry dusty plains disappear in favour of vast canyons hiding verdant oasis-like wadis. Our five-day Oman Explorer tour will then take you back to Muscat where you can explore the breath-taking Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and the kaleidoscopic Muttrah Souq, where you can haggle for frankincense, rugs and jewellery.

8 days

Oman Impressions

 

Discover the best of Oman on the Oman Impressions tour, from golden deserts to beaches and outstanding natural beauty. Expect Grand Mosques, golden coastlines, traditional fishing village, souks and off road driving, not forgetting UNESCO world heritage sites and the...

Escorted tours

Oman Impressions
4 days Desert safari

Highlights of Oman Tour

 

Touring Oman offers so much more than what you might think. Take advantage of our private guides that are on hand to make sure you have the best possible experience. Embark on this whistle stop tour of Oman, visiting some...

Escorted tours

Highlights of Oman Tour
8 days Dhow Boat

Oman Explorer

Guide Price £1,989 pp  

Embark on a true Arabian family adventure and venture through all the history, culture and stunning scenery that Oman has to offer. Traditional Bedouin experiences to luxury stays in 5 star hotels at the beach, your guide will be on...

Family holidays

Oman Explorer

Charlie

Destination Manager

“The Grand Mosque in Muscat is the only mosque in the country open to non-Muslims. If you’re planning to visit, dress respectfully. Women and girls aged over seven will be expected to cover their hair.”

Grace

Commercial Executive

“You may not think of Oman as being a hub for opera and the arts, but if you’re able to get tickets to one of the performances at the Royal Opera House, it’s guaranteed to be a show you won’t soon forget.

Steph

Direct Marketing Campaign Manager

“For a truly unique experience, take a tour in one of the handmade dhow boats along the fjord-like khors. The Musandam Peninsula is often referred to at the ‘Norway of the Middle East’. Go and find out why.”

Arabic is the official language of Oman, but English is widely spoken and taught in schools from a young age. All signs are written in Arabic and then English.

As you might expect from its location on the Arabian Peninsula, Oman has a reliably warm temperature with consistently good weather year-round. It can get blisteringly hot in the summer, from May to July, so it’s best to visit during the cooler winter period from October to March.

There are no warnings from the UK government around visiting Oman, and it is actually one of the few places in the world where there is reportedly no terrorism whatsoever. There is also virtually no crime, making Oman an incredibly safe destination.

Oman is like something from a fairy tale, with grand palaces and ornate mosques, and warm smiling people. Discover all it has to offer, from its ancient history spanning thousands of years, to vast golden deserts with great sand dunes rolling into the distance, and misty emerald oases producing bountiful crops of bananas and pomegranates.

Why you'll love Oman... 

  • Taking in the splendour of the palatial Grand Mosque in Muscat 
  • Exploring sub-tropical Salalah’s lush green banana plantations
  • Savouring rich dates and aromatic coffee wherever you go 
  • Shopping for everything from jewellery and rugs, to coffee pots and incense at Muttrah Souq 
  • Learning about the fascinating heritage and culture at the National Museum 
  • Discovering the oasis of Jebel Akhdar, famous for its incredible pomegranates 
  • Watching dhow boats being made by hand in Sur 
  • Catching a glimpse of the Sultan’s Palace through the gates in Muscat 
  • Haggling for carpets at Jebel Shams, the Grand Canyon of Arabia 
  • Witnessing the remarkable turtle-hatching at Ras Al Jinz 
  • Strolling along the glittering waterfront of Muttrah Corniche in the evening 
  • Journeying south on the fragrant UNESCO Frankincense Trail

Did you know?

  • The Omani weekend falls on Thursday and Friday, but the authorities are looking to change this to Friday and Saturday. 
  • A traditional welcome in Oman includes greeting your guests with dates and coffee. 
  • The top selling beverage in Oman is Mountain Dew.