Nestled into the southeast corner of the Arabian Peninsula the ancient country of Oman has seen occupation over the millennia by various local warring tribes and by some of the great colonising powers  including more recently the Persians,  the Portuguese, the Ottomans and the British.  Today Oman is taking steady steps at modernising its economy however it is still one of the best places in the Gulf to experience traditional Arabia. Traditional souks are teaming 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 small colourful fishing boats bob around in the blue waters of the Arabian Sea.

Our  8 day adventure is designed to let you experience the many different facets of this desert nation  from the modern, sprawling city of Muscat to the inland city of Nizwa surrounded by a thick palm oasis and some of Oman’s highest mountains. Nearby are ancient mountain villages renowned for their giant forts, traditional markets and wonderful mud-brick architecture. You will travel by 4WD across rolling sand dunes and stay in a Bedouin style campsite from where you can witness stunning desert sunsets.  You will wander through dramatic wadis and take a dip in picture-perfect natural pools, while on the coast you we will get up close with nature at the green turtle reserve at Ras al Jins. Oman has much to offer the adventurous traveller looking for a more traditional Arabia.

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21 October – 28 October, 2019 – The Sultanate of Oman – 8 Days

21 October – 4 November, 2019 – Oman & Jordan – 15 Days

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