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Oman Highlights
6 Days / 5 Nights

If you ever thought that dazzling white endless sand dunes only exist in fairytales, then this tour is for you. You will also discover lush green wadi’s, old villages, rough mountains and Oman’s historical sites.


  • Wadi’s

  • Pure white Sugar Dunes, rocky beaches at Al Khaluf

  • Camping near the sea, in the dunes and in the mountains

  • Oman Across Ages Museum

  • Nizwa, Jabreen Castle, Bahla 

  • Jebel Shams

  • Archaeological sites at Salut, Wadi Al Ayn, Bat

Sea: Tours

Day 1: Beautiful Wadis

After an early breakfast, departure to Bimmah sinkhole: a deep pool with a mix of salt and sweet water.  It is created by collapsing limestone rocks, but according to the local legend, it was caused by the impact of a meteorite. With the impressive mountains on one side of the road and the deep blue waters of the Sea of Oman on the other side, we are heading to Wadi Shab.  Put on your hiking shoes to discover this stunning wadi hidden in a deep gorge with lush green vegetation. We continue the journey to Sur where you will visit one of the last dhow wharfs and enjoy the view over the white coastal city from the nearby Al Ayjah lighthouse, 

Overnight: camping near Sur, Al Khesah Beach.
Meals: Lunch & dinner.


Day 2: Sur, Wadi Bani Khalid & the sand dunes

Today, we focus on green and fertile Wadi Bani Khalid and our destination: the sand dunes. After a beautiful hike in Wadi Bani Khalid, take a refreshing swim in the clear waters of the wadi or take a footbath in the pond, where small fish will eat away the dead skin on your feet. We set up camp in the afternoon to let you enjoy the serenity of the unspoiled sand dunes near Al Hawiyah. You will marvel at a colorful sunset.  Spending a great evening and night under a bright sky is an unforgettable experience. Get up early to marvel at and feel the warmth of the first sun rays, rising from behind the dunes.

Overnight: camping in the sand dunes.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.


Day 3: Al Khaluf and the Sugar Dunes

Continue the journey South East to the shores of the Arabian Sea and the rocky beach and caves at Al Khaluf. In the nearby pure white sands of the Sugar Dunes you will imagine yourself in a scene of an Arabian fairytale. Make sure to bring your sunglasses to protect your eyes from the dazzling bright sunlight and the reflection on the white sands.  Sit on top of one of the dunes to enjoy a spectacular sunset. With the sun setting behind the dunes, the sky will change from a distinctive blue to all shades of yellow and deep orange.  
Overnight: Rental Private House.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.


Day 4: Nizwa

After breakfast, departure to Nizwa, once the capital of Oman. In Manah, near Nizwa, you will visit the Oman Across Ages Museum. The museum tells the story of Oman from prehistoric times to the present day. The construction of the museum is a modern architectural masterpiece, using the most modern technology. A very interesting visit for all ages. We finish the day with an evening walk around beautifully illuminated Old Nizwa and the Fort.
Overnight: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.


Day 5: Bahla, Jabreen and Misfat Al Abriyeen

Today we will discover more of Oman’s rich history and amazing nature. The impressive Bahla Fort is an immense mud brick structure that dominates the surrounding old settlement and palm plantations. Before leaving Bahla, you will visit one of the potteries for which Bahla is famous. Nearby, the 17th century Jabreen Castle stands as a witness of the prosperity and flourishing economy of the area.  It also was the centre of education for studies such as astronomy, medicine, history and law. On the way to the picturesque mountain village of Misfat Al Abriyeen, you will pass by a few beautiful old villages. You will walk through the lush green plantations of Misfat Al Abriyeen and learn about the centuries old falaj irrigation system. The journey continues to Jebel Shams, Oman’s breathtaking Grand Canyon.  Enjoy the spectacular sunset over the awe inspiring mountains.
Overnight: Jebel Shams area, resort or guest house
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner


Day 6: Jebel Shams Grand Canyon, Bat, Al Ayn, Salut

Often early morning, the rays of the sunlight leave a silvery shine over the dense clouds that fill the canyon, which creates a stark contrast to the surrounding dark cliffs. On the program today are the archaeological sites of Wadi Al Ayn, Bat and Salut.  Both Al Ayn and Bat are necropolis with beehive tombs dating back to the 3rd BC. In Salut you will visit the archaeological site of the settlement and castle, dating back to the bronze and iron age. After lunch in these beautiful surroundings, return to Muscat.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner


Please note that the program may have to be changed last minute, in case e.g. of bad weather conditions or unforeseeable opening hours or other circumstances.


Tours conducted by English speaking Omani staff.

Maximum participants: 9 persons


Price includes:

  • pick-up/drop off Muscat 

  • transport in 4x4 cars

  • 3 nights camping, 2 nights hotel or guest house

  • meals as mentioned in the program

  • water, soft drinks, coffee, tea

  • entry fees 

Price excludes:

  • personal travel insurance

  • personal expenses

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