Sea and Sand

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Sea and Sand

12 Days  11 Nights Round trip through the remote areas of Oman.

Experience the diversity of landscapes in Oman! We will bring you to the most remote areas of Oman. Witness the lifestyle of the Omanis live in villages far away from the cities. Cross the vast deserts of Arabia. Spend nights under the clear sky. Watch the sunset at a beach. Enjoy a BBQ meal with fresh prepared fish. Enjoy breathtaking sceneries of nature. Perhaps you will have the great opportunity to interact with local traditions. It is a lifetime opportunity with true camping experience in the wilderness areas while visiting Oman. We invite you to join with us to explore the untouched areas of Oman with full of adventure.

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BETWEEN SEA AND SAND

A trip through the remote areas of Oman

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Muscat
Arrival in MCT international Airport. Transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. (No meals)
Hotel: Al Falaj hotel****, Muscat or similar

Day 2: Muscat city tour
Visit the 16th Century forts Jalali and Mirani. Stroll around the old city quarter and have a photo-stop at the official Palace of HM Sultan Qaboos. Visit the museum, Muttrah souq, Grand mosque and the opera house. (B)

Day 3: Wadi Bani Khalid & Wahiba sands
Visit Wadi Bani Khalid. The large natural pools are often a cordial invitation to take a dip. Set off for the adventure of Wahiba Sands, the sandy desert in northern Oman. (B L D)
Camp: Sama Al Wasil Camp, Wahiba

Day 4: Desert Crossing
Cross the Wahiba Sands from north to south. View the fabulous pink salt flats that stretch across horizons at Shanna. Immerse into the turquoise water of Indian Ocean at Khaluf as a successful conclusion of the day. Outdoor camping at Khaluf Beach. (B L D)

Day 5: Coastal Road to Ras Madraka
Drive along the south coast towards Duqm. Arrived at Duqm, visit the stunning Rock garden. Drive to Ras Madraka bay and indulge in the warm turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. Outdoor camping at Ras Madraka. (B L D)

Day 6: Towards Shuwaymiah
On the way to Shuwaymiah view the red lagoon and many stunning views. Arrived in Shuwaymiah we proceed our drive along the Wadi Shuwaymiah. Go on hiking in the Wadi till we reach the natural spring “Ayn Shuwaymiah” (ca. 3km). Outdoor camping in Shuwaymiah (B L D)

Day 7: In to the Empty Quarter
Continue the tour towards desert. Visit the ‘Lost City of Ubar’. Proceed to the Empty Quarter to experience the “biggest sand desert in the World”. A breathtaking sunset awaits you on the top of the dunes. Overnight in camp Hashman. (B L D)

Day 8: Around Rub Al Khali desert
Today you will spend the whole day in the biggest sand desert in the world! Drive to Burkana, where you find water just few meters beneath the sand dunes. Return to the camp. (B L D)

Day 9: Towards Salalah
Start our journey towards Salalah. Drive into Wadi ‘Dawka’ on the way, known as the ‘Frankincense Wadi’. We arrive Salalah in the early afternoon. Check in to the hotel. The afternoon is at leisure. (B)
Hotel: Intercity hotel***, Salalah or similar

Day 10: Around Salalah
Go on a full day safari into the Dhofar Mountains. Highlights are the Taqah Plateau, ancient ruins of Sumharam (Khor Rohri), ever green ‘Wadi Darbat’ and the Jebel Samhan mountain.  This location is commonly known as the ‘Grand Canyon’ of Dhofar. Drive back to Salalah. (B L)

Day 11: Western Dhofar
Drive to Mughsail beach and enjoy the nature. Enjoy the landscapes on a breathtaking mountain road with hairpin bends. Visit the fishing village of Dalkut and its huge Baobab tree, experience the daily life in a remote fishing village of Oman. (B L D)

Day 12: City of Frankincense – Departure
Today we visit the Salalah city for a half day excursion. Visit the museum, lush green plantations of vegetables & fruits, make a Photo stop at the impressive Sultan Qaboos Mosque, view the Official Palace of His Majesty the Sultan (Al Husn Palace) and stroll through the old Haffah souk, famous for the sale of high quality Frankincense & numerous other Dhofari traditional souvenirs. Transfer to the Airport for the flight to Muscat in the afternoon. (B)

KEY: D Dinner  L  Lunch   B Breakfast 

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