Oman’s dramatic, rocky scenery is a revelation – don’t miss the Gulf’s best kept secret!
If you’re seeking something slightly different for your next holiday, look no further than our Oman holidays. A land of dramatic contrasts, this is a nation where dry, arid deserts and immense sand dunes make way for lush, fertile valleys and scenic, untouched coastline.
Ancient Arabic culture and tradition sit side by side with a modern infrastructure, ensuring our trips to Oman offer something for everyone. The oldest of the Gulf States, Oman is also considered one of the most striking and the best way to make the most of this natural beauty is to get off the beaten track.
Jeep safaris, desert camps and camel rides give you the chance to experience desert life and the rolling sand dunes at first hand – a true highlight of our Oman trips – while some of its other attractions include Jebel Shams, where you can take in the spectacular views over the Grand Canyon of Arabia, and the vibrant capital Muscat, with its forts, palaces and ancient walled city.
Must-See Highlights in Oman
1. Jeep safari on Wahiba Sands: a 4×4 excursion into the dunes of Wahiba Sands is one of the major draws of our Oman tours and is the best way to discover its natural splendour. With over 15,000 square kilometres of immense dunes and rock formations mapping out millions of years of evolution, the sand dunes of Wahiba are an unforgettable experience. After a day traversing the dunes, the perfect finale is to settle back and watch the sun setting from your overnight desert camp. A night under the millions of stars awaits.
2. Wade in the Wadi: Oman is famous for its wadis; lush oases of green nestled in its mountain valleys, and Wadi Bin Khaled is one of the largest in the country. Natural springs feed large pools of deep, clear water surrounded by lush palm trees and shrubs. Above this, steep cliffs rise up out of the wadi’s colourful valley floor. Canyons, folded layered rocks and caves complete this unique mountain microclimate – an absolute must-see on our Oman trips.
3. Visit Nizwa Fort: the desert landscape of Oman is covered with forts. Nizwa Fort is the largest on the Arabian Peninsula. With fine examples of Islamic architecture, it was the seat of power during the Al Ya’ruba Dynasty. The best way to arrive there is on a camel ride. As you trek through the shimmering desert, the vast walls appear suddenly rising dramatically from the desert.
4. Muscat: the capital of Oman is a thriving city, offering a fascinating mix of ancient and modern. The city is also home to the Sultan’s Grand Mosque. An opulent building carved in marble and decorated with beautiful, ornate Islamic ceramics, our Oman tours would not be complete without it.
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