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CLASSIC OMAN (9 days from £1,645 per person including flights) (Ref. CLO)

Indicative cost including flights from the UK (2 people):

  • £1,645pp. Low season, standard hotels, self-drive.
  • £2,335pp. High season, superior hotels, self-drive (our most popular option).
  • £2,795pp. High season, superior hotels, guided.


The heart of Oman’s appeal lies in the combination of stunning natural scenery, an attractive and well-preserved heritage, and a unique, well-managed blend of the ancient and modern Arabian worlds. This tour showcases all of these, starting with a few days in the capital, Muscat, before working through the forts,mountains and deserts of the interior, finishing back in Muscat.

This is just a suggested itinerary; please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

Day 1: Fly from the UK to Muscat, where you’ll be met and transferred to your Muscat hotel, chosen from our selected portfolio, for a stay of three nights.

Day 2: You have a private tour of the city, including the Sultan’s Palace, The Grand Mosque and Muttrah souq.

Day 3: Free to relax at the hotel.

Day 4: If you’re self-driving, your 4x4 will be delivered to the hotel today; otherwise you’ll be collected by your driver. Head north to the Batinah Plain to visit the forts of Rostaq and Nakhl before traversing the Hajar Mountains through the dramatic Wadi Bani Awf. Spend three nights in one of our preferred hotels in Nizwa / Jebel Shams region.

Day 5: Spend the day in the mountains, marvelling at Wadi Ghul, Oman’s “Grand Canyon”, visiting dramatically-perched mountain villages like Misfah and taking a trip underground at the Al-Hoota Cave.

Day 6: The focus today is on the imposing forts and towns of the interior. Try to be here on a Friday for the livestock auction at Nizwa souq, in the shadow of the vast fort, and head out to Jabreen fort, famous for its painted ceilings, stopping on the way to admire the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bahla fort.

Day 7: You head for the desert today, cresting dunes in the stunning landscape of the Wahiba Sands, where you spend the night in one of our recommended desert camps.

Day 8: The day begins with a visit to the cool, limpid pools of Wadi Bani Khalid and the small but fascinating villages of Jalaan Bani Bu Ali and Jalaan Bani Bu Hassan, before you hit the coastal road from Sur back to Muscat, passing palm-lined rivers in steep canyons at Wadi Shab and Tiwi, as well as taking the time to peer over the rim of the sinkhole at Bimah. You have a final night in a Muscat hotel.

Day 9: Self-drivers drop their car at the airport today; otherwise you have a private transfer to the airport in time for your flight home.

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