Oman - The Great Arabian Experience

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• Explore the sites of Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Muscat
• Sail in the Fjords of Musandam by Dhow
• Enjoy a desert adventure - Bedouin tents, camels and dunes
• Hike in the Hajar Mountains
• Visit the Grand Canyon of Arabia
• Watch sea turtles laying eggs on the beach
• Walk inside of Wadis (dry river beds)
• Explore the southern province of Salalah/Dhofar
• See famous frankincense trees

Fact File

• 20 land days
• Start in Dubai, U.A.E. and finish in Muscat, Oman
• All meals included
• Includes 3 internal flights
• Activity Level: 2/3


Oman - a stunning contrast of beaches, mountains and deserts, is one of the hidden treasures of the exotic Middle East. Add over a thousand ancient forts, castles and watchtowers, lively souks, the Bedouin culture, and you have an unforgettable traditional Arabian experience. Add the extravagance and architecture of Dubai and Abu Dhabi and you have a unique Arabian experience filled with surprise and contrast.

We begin our journey in the United Arab Emirates, in the city of Dubai. We explore the city’s architectural marvels and also take in the sites of nearby Abu Dhabi. Travel by traditional dhow to the stunning Fjords of Musandam. Travel by ferry to Oman’s thriving capital of Muscat. Visit the Grand Mosque, the largest in Oman. Travel along the coast to Ras Al Jinz, where we have the unique opportunity to see the endangered Green Turtles coming ashore at night to nest.

We travel into the Great Wahiba Sands, where the amber-hued dunes meet the Arabian Sea and an overnight in a traditional Bedouin camp. We hike in the Jabal Akhdar - the "Green Mountains"- and visit a palm tree oasis and the town of Bahla, once known for its black magic and "jins", now a pottery making center. We visit the "Grand Canyon of Arabia" and hike to the remote village of Wadi Nakhr in the Jebel Shams.

Flying to Salalah, we explore the southernmost province of Oman, known for its frankincense, the tomb of the Prophet Job, the natural titanic blow holes at Mughsail, and the traditional Omani mud houses. Our journey ends back in Muscat. Join us as we explore interesting cities, the beauty of the coast, the desert, the mountains and culture of this wonderful Arabian destination.

FROM: $8395  $7555



Comfortable hotels/lodges. 2 nights camping in the desert in Bedouin tents with twin beds and shared bathrooms.

Comfort notes

Travel is partially by microbus, 4 wheel drive landcruisers, & traditional dhows. Roads can be rough and some off-roading may be required.

Itinerary - detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Dubai
Day 2: Dubai Sites
Day 3: Abu Dhabi Sites
Day 4: Dubai, To Khasab, Fortress
Day 5: Fjords of Musandam - Dhow cruise
Day 6: Fly to Muscat, Mutrah Souk
Day 7: Bandar Khayan Fjords by boat, Muscat Sites
Day 8: To Sur via Wadi Shab and Qalhat
Day 9: Bilad Sur Castle, Dhow yards, Turtle watching
Day 10: Oasis, Great Wahiba Sands & Bedouin Tents
Day 11: Desert experience, Camel Safari, Bedouin Village
Day 12: Camel Farm, Ibra, Jabal Akhdar
Day 13: Hike to Wadi Habib
Day 14: Nizwa Fort, Souk, Bahla, Jarbin Castle
Day 15: Wadi Ghul - the Grand Canyon of Arabia
Day 16: Wadi Bani Awf, Mountain crossing
Day 17: Fly to Salalah - Souks, Sites & Frankincense
Day 18: Salalah - Taqah Castle, Ancient cities, Tomb of the Prophet Job
Day 19: Fly to Muscat
Day 20: Depart Muscat
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