Unexplored Oman

12 days


Indicative cost incl. flights:

A typical 4* holiday costs from



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

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Day 1
Fly from the UK to Salalah, changing in Muscat, where you’ll be met and transferred to your campsite in the Empty Quarter.
Day 2
Today is dedicated to exploring the beauty of the Empty Quarter, admiring the stunning sand dunes as you make your way to your next campsite. Before settling in for an authentic Omani dinner around the camp fire, you set out on a sunset hike.
Day 3
Leaving behind the Empty Quarter your journey leads you through Bedouin villages and the blowholes of Mughsayl. You spend the night at your first hotel of the journey.
Day 4
Your 4x4 hire vehicle is dropped off at your hotel as you continue your journey alone following the coastal road to Mirbat where you set up camp. For dinner we suggest that you try the "catch of the day" prepared by the local fishermen.
Day 5
Today you head to the Pink Lagoon to observe the graceful flamingos and other sea birds. Your day ends with a night in Duqm.
Day 6
Your journey north continues as you pass through fishing villages leading to Masirah, known for its white salt fields. You set up camp in Ras Ar Ruways, surrounded by sand dunes and the sea.
Day 7
Drive through the desert reaching the town of Sur where you can visit the Dhow factory. You spend the next two nights at Ras Al Jinz Reserve.
Day 8
Your stay at Raz Al Jinz includes an early morning and late afternoon guided tour in search of the turtles which frequent the beach. Not only the perfect turtle spotting beach, but also an area from which to take a moments reflection or explore the nearby mountains by foot or bike and maybe be inspired by a cookery class.
Day 9
Take the panoramic road towards Muscat, stopping at Wadi Tiwi and Bimmah sinkhole, a limestone crater filled by ocean water from an underground river. You spend your final 3 nights unwinding in Muscat.
Day 10
You have the day free to sit back, relax and make the most of the pristine beaches of Muscat.
Day 11
A final day to either soak up the sun, take in a spa treatment or two, do a bit of dolphin spotting or head into the city and experience the history and culture of Muscat.
Day 12
You are transferred to Muscat airport in time to board your onward flight.

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.

Most visits to Oman take in the well-known highlights, including Muscat, the mountains and the enviable beaches, but what about those of you looking for a more intricate and lesser-explored side of Oman. This itinerary is designed for those who wish to delve further into what makes Oman so special and explore the far-reaching corners of its endless beauty and culture.

To truly immerse yourselves in the Oman scenery, your journey comprises a mix of nights spent camping beneath the stars and in accommodations which complement their surroundings. As you travel from campsite to campsite, through breathtaking scenery, you begin to unravel the history and culture of Oman, exploring Bedouin villages and natural formations along the way. Your journey will also allow for some wildlife spotting, as you visit the flamingos of Duqm and turtles of Raz Al Jinz.

**The best months for observing the turtle hatching are May through to September**

2 nights camping ‘Empty Quarter’ – 1 night Salalah – 1 night camping Shuwaymiah – 1 night Duqm – 1 night Wahiba Sands – 2 nights Ras Al Jinz – 3 nights Muscat

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