Oman Tour 2019

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8 DAYS      21 Oct – 28 Oct, 2019

Provisional Price: USD 2795 per person (twin share); Single supplement USD 600

The Sultanate of Oman lies nestled into the south east corner of the Arabian Peninsula. The country has a rich history dating back over 100,000 year and in its more recent history has seen occupation by various foreign powers including the Persians, the Portuguese, the Ottomans and the British. Today the country is taking steady steps at modernising its economy whilst, at the same time remaining fiercely proud of its heritage. It’s still one of the best places in the Gulf to experience traditonal Arabia. Outside the larger more developed cities you will find mud brick villages surrounded by enormous date plantations. Traditional souks are busy with shoppers bargaining for jewellery, frankincense and other commodities. The country is rugged and beautiful with its towering mountains, rugged canyons and wadis, and its seemingly endless dunes. Crumbling forts stand guard over ancient towns and watch over long coastal stretches where, as in centuries past colourful fishing boats bob around in the blue waters of the Arabian Sea.

Our trip through the Sultanate starts in the sprawling modern capital of Muscat and will include the magnificent Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, the Bait al Zubair Museum and the historic quarter of Old Muscat where we visit a local family for lunch and take a wander throgh the local souq. Inland we climb into the spectacular Western Hajar mountains and to historic Nizwa our base for exploring the local area including the mudbrick town of Al Hamra. We view the giant Bahla Fort and the nearby intimate Jabreen Castle which offers a fascinating insight into life in old Oman. We’ll also take a village walk in picture perfect Misfat Al Abrayeen.

After admiring some of Oman’s finest mudbrick architecture in the village of Ibra we turn south to the magnificent Wahiba Sands where, out amongst the dunes, we dine with a Bedouin family and enjoy the beautiful desert sunset from our comfortable campsite. The following morning we leave the dunes behind and head to the Arabian Sea coast to visit the Ras Al Jinz turtle reserve and to witness the age old craft of traditional Dhow boat building. It’s then time return to Muscat stopping off at the spectacularly deep and narrow carved Wadi Tiwi and the must-see Bimmah sinkhole.

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