Unveiling Ancient Treasures, Desert Whispers, and Ocean Magic
Set off on an eight-day Oman Adventure through the enchanting landscapes and rich cultural tapestry of Oman. This meticulously designed itinerary kicks off in Muscat, the bustling capital where age-old architecture and contemporary lifestyles merge seamlessly. Your exploration starts at landmarks like the Sultan Qaboo Grand Mosque and the Royal Opera House, immersing you in Oman’s heritage. Wander through lively markets and historic forts, diving into the essence of Omani culture.
Your adventure takes you beyond the city to Oman’s varied and stunning scenery. Experience the old-world charm of Nizwa, the former capital, with its imposing fort and spirited Souq. The rustic allure of Al Hamra village beckons next, nestled at the foot of the majestic Hajar Mountains. As you ascend to the tranquil Green Mountain (Jebel Akhdar), discover terraced orchards and timeworn villages showcasing Oman’s natural grandeur. The itinerary includes a special desert experience, too, offering a peek into the Bedouin lifestyle against the backdrop of Oman’s vast sandy landscapes.
As the trip winds down, you’ll encounter nature’s wonders, from the serene waters of Wadi Shab to the turtle-nesting beaches at Ras Al Jinz. A snorkeling and dolphin-watching excursion in the Sea of Oman is a standout feature, bringing you up close to the region’s vibrant marine life. When you return to Muscat, you’ll be enriched with a mosaic of memories from this land of stark contrasts. This eight-day Oman Adventure is more than a vacation; it’s an immersion into the heart of Oman, leaving you with a sense of wonder and discovery.
Arrive in Muscat, Oman, and breathe in the warm desert air. Relax at your hotel after the journey, and feel free to explore the vibrant capital city on your own. Perhaps wander through the bustling Muttrah Souq, haggle for treasures, and soak in the authentic atmosphere.
Accommodation: Mysk Al Mouj
Muscat springs to life, inviting you on a timeless exploration. In the morning, it bathes the Sultan Qaboo Grand Mosque in a warm light, highlighting the historical richness of its sandstone and marble construction. Inside, you’re greeted by dazzling mosaics and chandeliers twinkling like stars. A short walk leads you to the Royal Opera House, Muscat’s contemporary gem, where the air resonates with melodies ranging from opera to traditional Omani music.
The heart of the city beats in Muttrah Souq. Wander through lanes filled with the scents of spices, vibrant textiles, and unique crafts. Engage in lively bargaining, and you might bag a beautiful rug for your journey home. As evening falls, make your way up to Muttrah Fort. Standing strong, it shares tales of past battles and secrets. Here, Muscat reveals itself, a blend of sparkling lights and historical echoes, and a city where the past and present perform a mesmerizing waltz.
Get ready to stroll with your curiosity as your compass, and let Muscat’s captivating allure sweep you off your feet. Each corner offers a fresh discovery, every turn a window into a rich culture ready to be unveiled.
Accommodation: Mysk Al Mouj
Time travel seems real in Nizwa. Enter its grand fort and feel Oman’s rich history alive in its sunlit courtyards. The lively Souq nearby buzzes with life, filled with sparkling fabrics, aromatic spices, and the lively sounds of bargaining. Every corner reveals a piece of the vibrant culture, seen in the meticulously crafted textiles and the mountains of colorful saffron.
Then, we journeyed to Al Hamra, a village straight out of a fairy tale. Here, ancient mudbrick houses stand beneath the Hajar Mountains, their walls holding stories of ages gone by. Touch the cool clay and picture the countless lives that have echoed within these walls.
High up in Jebel Akhdar, life pulsates in a different rhythm. The hills are draped in green orchards, caressed by gentle mountain winds. Explore hidden wadis offering refreshing escapes and discover ancient rock art telling tales from long ago. Remote villages, each a timeless gem, welcome you with warm smiles. In Jebel Akhdar, the past and present merge, creating a stunning landscape rich in history and beauty.
Get ready to step through history’s pages. Inhale the fragrance of age-old spices and feel the fresh mountain air. Nizwa, Al Hamra, and Jebel Akhdar are waiting to cast their spell, adding unforgettable moments to your Oman Adventure.
Accommodation: Sama Al Akhdar Hotel 3 Retreat
As you venture deep into the Omani desert, let its boundless sands envelop you. Swap the hustle of city life for the vast, sun-kissed dunes, where endless horizons and profound silence rule. Under a sky sprinkled with countless stars, encounter a Bedouin family, their hospitality as warm as the dates and aromatic Omani coffee they share. Hear their stories, each one a precious gem shaped by the desert winds, handed down through generations.
Witness the sunset transform the desert into a canvas of crimson and gold. Watch the camel caravan’s silhouette against this vibrant sky, and find your desert camp, an oasis of canvas and gentle lantern light. Here, indulge in a meal worthy of royalty under the night’s jeweled sky. Laughter and stories blend with the crackle of the campfire, each spark adding to the enchantment of the desert night. This camp is more than a stopover; it’s a portal to an ageless realm, where ancient rhythms pulse in the breeze and stars murmur age-old secrets under the night’s velvet embrace.
So, step out of your urban life and immerse yourself in the Omani desert’s vast expanse. Let the sands share their tales, the fire kindle your dreams, and the stars lead you on an extraordinary journey into the soul of Oman Adventure.
Accommodation: Desert Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Swap the heat of the sun for the refreshing embrace of Wadi Bani Khalid’s cool waters. Plunge into its inviting turquoise pools, nestled within canyon walls, and feel the desert’s dust and urban noise wash away. Revel in the play of light on water as you explore the enigmatic Mukal Cave, its hidden stories echoing softly. After your swim, enjoy a vibrant wadi lunch, each bite bursting with flavors as bright as the sun, before heading towards Sur, a city rich with maritime history.
In Sur, discover the time-honored artistry at the Dhow Factory. Observe skilled artisans as their experienced hands craft wooden dhows, each vessel carrying tales of sea voyages and future explorations. As the evening sky turns golden, arrive at Ras al Jinz, pulsing with excitement. Follow the guided path on the beach and witness a breathtaking spectacle: majestic green turtles making their way to the shore under moonlight. Watch the miracle of life as hatchlings take their tentative first steps towards the sea. Let the wonder of Ras al Jinz envelop you, a memory forever framed in moonbeams and ocean whispers.
So, leave behind the urban hustle and immerse yourself in Oman’s colorful canvas. From the secret murmurs of canyons to the salty sea air, from the craftsmanship of ancient boat-making to the miraculous journey of newborn turtles, this trip awakens your senses and fills your soul with awe. Oman Adventure is ready to unveil its wonders, one adventure at a time.
Accommodation: Sama Ras Al Jinz Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
As you journey along the Sea of Oman, let its brilliant turquoise hues guide your path, winding along the coastline like a sun-kissed trail. Each turn in the road unfolds a new scene of sparkling waters and rugged mountains, painting a breathtaking backdrop. In the heart of this wild scenery lies Wadi Shab, a hidden gem. Here, dive into refreshing emerald pools, offering a cool retreat from the sun-bathed cliffs. Trek towards a secluded waterfall, its gentle cascade creating a melody for the soul. In this tranquil haven, every breath is a whisper of peace amid nature’s grandeur.
Continuing your coastal adventure, Fins Beach calls out with its melody of pink pebbles, each holding secrets of the ocean. Bask in the warmth of the sun as you step into the clear, inviting waters of the Bimmah Sinkhole, a natural wonder cradled by the mountains. Submerge yourself, and you’re transported into an aquatic paradise, alive with colorful marine life. As the day fades into a vibrant evening sky, make your way back to Muscat, carrying with you the memories of rugged landscapes and turquoise-infused dreams. Your Oman Adventure is far from over, with each new day weaving more unforgettable moments into this rich tapestry of experiences.
Accommodation: Crown Plaza Muscat
Dive into the Sea of Oman’s sapphire depths, where the sunlight creates a moving tapestry over the vibrant coral reefs. As you explore this underwater realm, your diving mask becomes a portal to an awe-inspiring world. Watch as schools of fish, glowing like living gems, weave through coral formations, reaching up to the sunlight. Admire the delicate dance of anemones and spot the colorful Nudibranchs making their way across the ocean floor.
If fortune smiles upon you, you might encounter the sea’s most graceful inhabitants: dolphins. Observe as they glide effortlessly through the water, their sleek forms casting silvery trails in the sunlit waves. Delight in their acrobatic displays and listen to the symphony of clicks and whistles that fills the air. You may even share a brief, enchanting glance with one, a rare moment of connection between two different worlds.
Embrace the weightless joy of the sea, each movement painting your part in this aquatic wonderland. From the intricate ballet of fish and corals to the playful leaps of dolphins, the Sea of Oman offers a mesmerizing experience. These encounters, full of nature’s splendor, will sparkle in your memories long after you return to the shore.
Accommodation: Crown Plaza Muscat
Bid farewell to Oman, carrying memories etched in your heart. Based on the timing of your flight, take advantage of the opportunity for some final exploration or choose to unwind at the hotel. Peregrine Treks will ensure a smooth transfer to Muscat Airport, marking the end of your unforgettable Oman Adventure.
Dive into the contemporary essence of Oman with a stay at Mysk Al Mouj. Situated by the lively Al Mouj Marina, this modern hotel grants you picturesque views and effortless access to local shops, eateries, and activities. Rooms here are a blend of style and comfort, with some featuring balconies to embrace the seascape fully. Enjoy a swim in the rooftop pool, savor delectable dining options, or relax at the spa. Mysk Al Mouj strikes a perfect balance between modern luxury and the vibrant spirit of Muscat.
Nestle into the heart of the Hajar Mountains with a stay at Sama Al Akhdar. This hotel harmoniously integrates with the region’s traditional architecture, offering snug rooms that open up to breathtaking mountain views. Relish in local Omani flavors at the restaurant, enjoy tranquil moments with mint tea on the terrace, and immerse yourself in the local culture. Evenings are best spent by the lounge’s fireplace, exchanging tales of your mountain escapades. Sama Al Akhdar presents an inviting and genuine experience amidst Oman’s majestic mountains.
Experience a night like no other in the vastness of the Omani desert. The desert camp provides a glimpse of nomadic life with tents that are comfortably equipped. Share stories around a campfire under a starlit sky, indulge in traditional Bedouin cuisine, and greet the day with awe-inspiring sunrises over the dunes. This desert stay is an unforgettable journey into the heart and history of Oman.
Positioned on the untouched beaches of Ras Al Jinz, this resort is your gateway to the turtle sanctuary’s natural marvels. Stay in cozy rooms with balconies that offer serene beach views. The resort’s dining options showcase local delicacies, enhancing your seaside experience. Join in on nighttime guided tours to observe green sea turtles in their natural environment and experience stargazing activities that illuminate the wonders of the night sky. Sama Ras Al Jinz Resort is an idyllic spot for wildlife enthusiasts and anyone seeking a unique and mesmerizing nature encounter.
Conclude your Omani journey in the urban elegance of the Crown Plaza in Muscat. This upscale hotel is strategically located near key attractions like the Opera House and Royal Gardens, ensuring easy access to Muscat’s cultural and shopping hubs. The hotel offers spacious, well-appointed rooms, a luxurious spa, and a rooftop pool with sweeping city views. Crown Plaza combines luxury and convenience, making it an ideal choice for those looking to soak in the contemporary vibrancy and nightlife of Muscat.
Customize this trip with help from our local travel specialist that matches your interests.
We accept major currencies such as the US Dollar, the Great Britain Pound, the Euro, the Australian Dollar, the Singapore Dollar, the Indian Rupee, the Swiss Franc, the Canadian Dollar, the Japanese Yen, the Chinese Yuan, the Saudi Arabian Riyal, the Qatari Riyal, the Thai Baht, the UAE Dirham, the Malaysian Ringgit, the South Korean Won, the Swedish Kroner, the Danish Kroner, the Hong Kong Dollar, the Kuwaiti Dinar, and the Bahrain Dinar.
Type C, D, and M power plugs and sockets are used. The standard voltage and frequency are 230 V and 50Hz, respectively.
Vaccinations You must be completely vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before traveling to Nepal. Vaccination documentation is required.
On Arrival Visas are available at Nepal's entrance points for travelers. Travelers from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, and Syria, on the other hand, are required to obtain a visa through their nearest Nepalese diplomatic post (embassy/consulate).
To confirm the trek/tour package, we want a deposit of at least 20% of the total tour/trek fee. The remaining balance must be paid when you arrive in Nepal. We take Visa, Maestro, MasterCard, American Express, and other major credit cards. The total cost of a Bhutan and Tibet tour must be paid in full at the time of booking.
We strongly advise you to purchase a SIM card for reliable internet access throughout Nepal. Nepal Telecom (owned by the government) and NCELL (owned by the private sector) are the two main SIM card providers in Nepal. It is preferable to get a SIM card at an airport, where staff will assist with activation and data plan purchases. If you have a SIM card, it will be easier for you to contact us and locate our airport agent.
You can charge your electrical devices at hotels and lodges because there are no power outages. In the Himalayan region, however, hotel owners may levy a nominal fee.
Oman follows Oman Standard Time (OST), which is four hours ahead of GMT. Adjust your watch accordingly for a head start on your day!
Stay powered up in Oman! The standard voltage is 220-240 volts, 50Hz, and the most commonly used plugs are the square three-pin type. If your devices require a different connection, remember to bring an adapter.
Communicate with ease! While Arabic is the official language, you’ll find that English is widely spoken and understood, ensuring smooth communication during your stay.
Manage your finances wisely! In Oman, the official currency is the Omani Rial (OMR). You’ll find banknotes in various denominations, including OMR One, Five, Ten, Twenty, and Fifty, as well as 500, 250, 200, and 100 baiza. Additionally, there are coins in circulation with values of 50, 25, 10, and 5 baiza. You can easily access cash through ATMs, and major credit cards are generally accepted.
Keep an eye on your budget! 1 Omani Rial is equivalent to 1,000 baiza. Remember this exchange rate when planning your expenditures.
Pack smart for comfort and cultural sensitivity. Lightweight cotton clothing is ideal year-round, and it’s a good idea to have a warm wrap for cooler evenings, mountain trips, or air-conditioned spaces. Outside of hotels, avoid revealing clothing and opt for modest attire, such as long skirts/dresses and covered shoulders for women and trousers and sleeved shirts for men. Tight-fitting clothes are best reserved for hotel restaurants, as shorts are generally not seen in public, and beachwear is reserved for the beach.
Stay connected with ease! Oman’s country code is 968. Although roaming agreements are in place with international mobile phone companies, it’s important to note that coverage can vary. You’ll also find internet cafes readily available throughout the country.
Choose the perfect time for your Oman Adventure! Oman’s prime season runs from November to mid-March, offering pleasant temperatures around 25°C and refreshing mountain air. From May to August, the country experiences hot and hazy weather, except for the “Khareef” season in southern Oman from mid-June to late August, which provides a delightful escape from the heat. The peak tourist season in the north is from November to mid-March.
Satisfy your taste buds! Expect to spend approximately US$5 for a simple snack, US$10-18 for a light meal, and US$25-40 for a fine dining experience.
Stay hydrated wisely! Budget around US$2 for a liter of water and US$2 for a 30cl bottle of soft drink. Beer enthusiasts can expect to pay about US$7 per bottle. Remember that alcohol is only allowed in designated areas like hotels, bars, and restaurants. Smoking is prohibited in public spaces, and individuals under 20 years old are restricted from purchasing cigarettes and entering designated smoking areas. During Ramadan, it’s essential to be aware that eating, drinking, and smoking in public are not permitted as a sign of respect for this holy month in Oman.
Prioritize your well-being! While no vaccinations are mandatory for entering Oman, a certificate for cholera and yellow fever is required if you’re arriving from affected areas. It’s advisable to avoid tap water outside the capital area and stick to bottled water throughout your trip. Food purchased from major supermarkets is generally safe. Outside the capital, exercise caution with dairy products and consider boiled or pasteurized options. When it comes to meat and fish, cook them thoroughly and peel fruits and vegetables before consuming.
Embrace Omani culture with respect! Oman is a Muslim country, so be mindful of alcohol consumption, which is restricted to hotels and designated areas. During Ramadan, show respectful behavior by refraining from public displays of smoking, drinking, or eating between sunrise and sunset. The customary greeting is a handshake, and small gifts that promote your company or country are greatly appreciated. Dress modestly, especially outside hotels, and avoid tight-fitting clothing unless in hotel areas. Keep in mind that shorts are not suitable for public spaces, and beachwear is only appropriate at the beach. Lastly, refrain from collecting seashells or abalone.
Based on 3 Reviews
I recently did an 8-day Oman Adventure, and it proved to be an unforgettable experience. The itinerary was meticulously planned, allowing us to discover both the historical and natural marvels of Oman. From the magnificent Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque to the enchanting desert camp beneath the starry skies, each day unveiled new and exciting adventures. The local guides were exceptionally knowledgeable and extended a warm welcome. The only reason I didn’t award it five stars is that on some days, it felt a tad rushed, and I yearned for more time to explore certain destinations fully. Nevertheless, it was an exceptional journey through this captivating country.
The Oman Adventure was a dream come true! It marked my first visit to Oman, and I couldn’t have asked for a more satisfying experience. The itinerary was perfectly paced, allowing us to immerse ourselves in Oman’s culture, history, and natural splendor. The desert camp experience was the standout moment for me, providing the opportunity to connect with a Bedouin family and witness a breathtaking desert sunset. The guides were outstanding, offering valuable insights into Oman’s rich heritage. I wholeheartedly recommend this Oman Adventure to anyone seeking a unique and authentic travel adventure.
I joined the 8-day Oman Adventure with high expectations, and it exceeded them in every way. Oman is a hidden gem, and this tour showcased its beauty perfectly. From the bustling markets of Muscat to the serene moments in the mountains of Jebel Akhdar, every day was filled with awe-inspiring experiences. The local cuisine was a delightful surprise, and the accommodations were comfortable. The tour organizers took care of every detail, making it a stress-free journey. I can’t recommend this tour enough for those seeking adventure, culture, and natural beauty all in one package.
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