Go Local in Oman

11 days

Indicative cost incl. flights:


A typical 4* holiday costs from

£5,320 per person

(Based on two people with a local driver guide. Low season or self-drive can be a lot cheaper, and peak season or 5* hotels can be substantially more expensive.)


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Day 1
Arrive into Dubai today and be transferred three hours north, across the border and to the Musandam Peninsula.
Day 2
You'll have a very special experience today and hop aboard a dhow – a traditional Middle Eastern sailboat – for an all-day cruise through Musandam's incredible scenery.
Day 3
Catch a domestic flight down to Muscat for a couple of days soaking up modern Oman in the country's buzzing capital.
Day 4
Today's tour will take you through the best parts of Muscat. The incredible Grand Mosque is for sure a highlight, and a wander through the National Museum gives a great backdrop for the next part of your adventure.
Day 5
Leaving Muscat today you'll join a driver guide and head down the coast, stopping at Wadi Shab for a hike and swim before turning inland to reach the mesmerising Wahiba Sands for your desert experience in one of the most authentic (and rustic!) camps.
Day 6
It's time for dune bashing with your guide this morning, a thrilling Omani experience! Then you'll have lunch with a Bedouin family before returning to the camp for sunset on dunes.
Day 7
Leaving the desert this morning you'll visit Wadi Bani Khalid for another dip and walk, before heading west to the incredible Hajar Mountains for four nights.
Day 8
Exploring Jabal Akhdar mountain today, you'll go on the Four Villages hike, which leads you through (you guessed it) four authentic villages on top of the mountain plateau, offering exceptional views over the canyon as well as a dose of culture.
Day 9
You'll change hotels today to a traditional heritage home on Jebel Shams. En route you'll visit Nizwa fort and it's beautiful little souk, a living history museum, and another amazing wadi.
Day 10
This morning head out on an agricultural walk with a guide and local farmers to discover the way people have lived off the land here for centuries. This afternoon you'll do the famous Balcony Walk, one of the most memorable hikes in the region.
Day 11
Your guide will take you back down to Muscat for your return flight today - we're sorry to see you go!

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

Set off on this Omani adventure that connects you with the local culture of this Middle Eastern gem. The idea of this varied itinerary is to help you to get to know life as it has been for centuries in Oman, getting under the skin of what makes this country tick. You’ll meet local people along the way – from women creating traditional crafts in the Hajar Mountains, to the Bedouin people of the Wahiba Sands – for a truly immersive experience like no other.

You’ll start in the Musandam Peninsula, a part of Oman cut off from the rest that sits just above the UAE, home to the best dhow cruising in the country. Aboard these iconic vessels you’ll have an introduction into Oman’s deep connection with the sea. Onward you’ll head down to Muscat for a dose of modern Oman (with some classic culture thrown in!) before heading out into the wilderness of desert and mountains – the following few days will be filled with hiking in paradise-like wadis, breaking bread and making authentic Omani coffee with Bedouins, taking a digital detox sleeping under the stars, and meeting farmers in the plantations south of the capital to discover for yourself how they live and work in this sometimes harsh climate. You’ll come home with a lot of interesting, off-beat stories to tell, and a good understanding of all walks of life in this fascinating country.

2 nights Musandam – 2 nights Muscat – 2 nights Wahiba Sands – 4 nights Nizwa & mountains

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