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This itinerary is perfect for the first-time visitor to Oman or the perfect tour when you want to add an extension to your European, Middle East or North African Holiday. Incorporating the highlights of Oman, from the bustling city of Muscat to the peace and serenity of the Hajar Mountains, this tour is perfect for getting an overall perspective of the history and culture of this truly amazing nation.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Visit World Heritage sites
  • Explore the towns of the Hajar Mountains
  • Take a sunset cruise in Muscat
  • Take a camel ride in the desert.

What’s included

  • Completely private tours for all activities included
  • Meet & greet airport service
  • Luxury accommodation at your chosen level
  • Expert guides in each destinaton


This is an example itinerary. It is fully flexible; you can add or detract days and include hotels at your chosen budget. It departs daily.



Price Guide

$3500 – $5700 pp

Our quotes are bespoke for your customised trip. The prices displayed are indicative only, read more

Day 1

Fly to Muscat

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Day 2


Today, Explore the captivating port city of Muscat. Here you can select different ways and tours to discover the elegance of this Middle Eastern capital. Wander around the marvellous Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, a stunning example of contemporary Islamic architecture containing the world’s second-largest hand-loomed Iranian carpet. Or visit the National Museum of Oman, showcasing the nation’s heritage from the earliest human settlement in the Oman Peninsula some two million years ago to the present day. at the end of your day maybe take a sunset cruise. Muscat truly has so much to offer.

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Day 3-4

Hajar Mountains

Today’s journey takes you to the dramatic Hajar mountainous region, one of Oman’s biggest tourist attractions. For the next two days, you can choose several tour options. Visit the traditional villages of Saiq, Al Aqr, Al Ayn in the Ad Dakhiliyah region, the most well-known agricultural area in Jabal Akhdar, or Hike Around Jabal Shams. And at night, go stargazing with your private guide or enjoy a candlelit dinner with some of the most spectacular views.

Day 5


At the foot of the Western Hajar Mountains lies Nizwa. The town offers amazing tour options. Visit Nizwa Fort with its imposing sandstone structure has been added to and adapted ever since. Search out the metal spikes, booby traps and ‘murder holes’ that made Nizwa impenetrable. Make your way to the rooftop, where dozens of cannons would have once stood, for excellent city views. If you are an early riser, explore the Nizwa Souk, one of the country’s oldest. And if it’s a Friday, you can select to visit the fresh produce and livestock market.

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Day 6

Wahiba Sands

South of Ibra stretches the magnificent Wahiba Sands. This is the desert you’ve always imagined, sculpted by the wind into delicately moulded crests and hollows. There are no permanent settlements, although some local Bedu lives in ramshackle temporary camps on the southern fringes of the sands around Al Ashkharah. Here you can relax by your camp, take a camel ride, or for the more adventurous, off-road quad biking and sand surfing is available.

Day 7

Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve

Leave the mountains behind you, and travel east toward Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve. Along the way, choose from many amazing destinations, including Quriyat, a lovely fishing village with amazing history, Bimmah Sinkhole, Wadi Tiwi, and Sur, with its fine corniche, two forts, souqs and excellent beaches nearby. Tonight, you can decide to walk across the sands, where you will see the ghostly silhouettes of green turtles emerging from the surf.

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Day 8

Fly home

A note on price

The prices outlined above are a rough guide to give you an idea of costs and enable you to budget for your trip.

Guide prices are generally for private arrangements based on twin share, in well located, good quality accommodation (excluding international flights).

Please note costs are indicative and may vary due to a number of factors such as; travel date, hotel choice, room category, number of people travelling and prevailing exchange rates.

Price Guide $3500 – $5700 per person

When to travel

jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec

The winter months are a delightful time to visit Oman, when the air is clear, the nights are cool, and the daytime temperatures rarely rise above 30°C. There is some rain, but any showers are short and sharp. Visitors are guaranteed warm and dry weather in the autumn and spring months, with temperature averaging in the mid-thirties. The summer months are best avoided, when heat soars to 54°C and the humidity is stifling.

Add on’s

This Oman itinerary has many add-on holiday options; for example, you could head to the magnificent beach and mountains of Khasab in Musandam, just a few hour’s drive from Dubai. Or spend a few days relaxing in the sun at a resort in Salalah.

Oman is also easily accessed by the main flight hubs of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha, making city stopovers easy to arrange.

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