Classic Oman

9 days

Indicative cost incl. flights:


A typical 4* holiday costs from

£3,980 per person


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




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Day 1
Fly from the UK to Muscat, where you’ll be met and taken to your hotel, 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
You are free to relax at the hotel today.
Day 4
Head north to the Batinah Plain to the forts of Rostaq and Nakhl before traversing the Hajar Mountains through dramatic Wadi Bani Awf. Spend three nights in the Nizwa/Jebel Shams area.
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 – most notably Jabreen and UNESCO-recognised Bahla. Try to be here on a Friday for the livestock auction at Nizwa.
Day 7
You head for the desert today, cresting dunes in the sweeping Wahiba Sands. Spend the night in one of our recommended desert camps.
Day 8
Head back to Muscat via the pools at Wadi Bani Khalid and Sur town before hitting the coastal road. On this you’ll pass palm-lined rivers at Wadi Shab and Tiwi, and peer into Bimmah sinkhole.
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.

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.

The heart of Oman’s appeal lies in the combination of stunning natural scenery, an attractive and preserved heritage, and a unique, well-managed blend of the ancient and modern Arabian worlds. The good news is that much of this diversity is close together; you can be in the heart of bustling Muscat then in the space of a few hours’ drive find yourself in the back and beyond in the mountains. This of course means that you don’t have to spend too long in Oman, or spend hours on end in the car each day, to see many of the country’s greatest highlights.

This tour showcases all of this, starting with a few days in the capital, Muscat, before working through the forts, mountains and deserts of the interior, finishing back in Muscat. A nice way to do it is to pack some culture into the first few days in Muscat and leave the final section at a beach hotel, a relaxing way of finishing an otherwise jam-packed, thrilling trip.

3 nights Muscat – 3 nights Nizwa and the mountains – 1 night Wahiba Sands – 1 night Muscat

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