Desert safari

4 day escorted tour Itinerary

Highlights of Oman Tour

Desert adventure in traditional Oman

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 of the Oman's best sights. Enjoy the thrill and adventure of staying overnight in the Arabian Desert, and a Desert Safari drive. This tour is rich in culture experience old traditional fishing villages and the Nizwa Fort, to name but a few.

Due to the early morning start to the tour (at approximately 8 am), we recommend at least one night before the tour in Muscat.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Traditional Souq
  • Traditional fishing villages
  • Nizwa Fort
  • Desert camp experience
  • City tour of Muscat

Sample Itinerary Summary

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Duration
4 days
Guide Price
£1,639 per person
Price based on
Based on 11 March 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Oman Air, staying for 1 night bed and breakfast in a Standard Room (Muscat) and 4 day tour, meal basis as per itinerary (2 adults sharing) including transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of pricing which will vary depending on exchange rates, accommodation, duration, dates, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
Options
Private basis, Escorted
Included
  • International flights
  • English speaking driver and guide
  • Board basis as specified
  • Standard rooms on a double or twin basis
  • All entrance fees where applicable
Not included
  • Visa entry on arrival
  • Beverages with meals
  • Any optional extras, tips for the guide, meals stated outside of inclusions, drinks, laundry

Itinerary Breakdown

After breakfast meet your guide and depart on a half day city tour of Muscat where you will see the old and new Muscat, visiting the Grand Mosque, Muttrah Souq, which is one of the oldest in Oman. After a short drive along the corniche via the waterfront embark on your journey to Al Jabal al Akdhar.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Time reversal spa - standard tour or ALILA Resorts - luxury tour

Embark on a journey through the Jabel Akdher and the green mountains, a far contrast to the desert city of Muscat; here you will take a walk at Siq Plateau to see the terrace plantations and abandoned villages. Continue your drive to Nizwa, where you will visit the historical fort and may have time to visit a traditional souq on the way. After Nizwa, continue the drive into the desert and Wahiba sands, here the dunes are orange in colour and can reach up to 100 meters high. Visit a Bedouin house where you will be greeted with Omani coffee and dates. Adventure into the dunes and experience the thrill of dune driving, where you will witness an amazing sunset that will be hard to beat. Take advantage of the star gazing opportunities on the overnight stay in the desert.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Desert Nights Camp or similar

Take the black top road and drive towards Wadi Bani Khaled, an oasis in the desert with stunning clear emerald natural spring water pools, a dramatic contrast form the sand dunes of Wahiba sands. Onward journey to Sur, where a city tour awaits, enjoy the rest of the day to your leisure. After dinner, visit a Turtle reserve for a unique opportunity to see turtles in their natural habitat.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Sur Plaza - standard tour or Ras Al Jinz Reserve - luxury tour

After breakfast a coastal drive to Muscat awaits, but not before a few stops enroute, where a visit to Wadi Tiwi a local traditional village and then onto Fins beach, to stretch your legs. Next stop is Bima Sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with emerald green water at the bottom, spend some time here and take advantage of the photo opportunities before heading to Quriyat Village, a large traditional Omani-fishing village. The tour then ends in Muscat where we would recommend extending your stay at one of the many luxurious resorts.

  • Al Jabal al Akhdar

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Mountain back drops and amazing views
    • Walking routes and trails to explore
    • Nizwa Fort and the souq
  • Wahiba Sands

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Experience desert adventure and bedouin traditions
  • Sur

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Visit Old Sur for a glimpse of the past
    • See the traditional boats on the water