Oman holiday, tailor made

“A 2 week, tailor made holiday around Oman, with a 4X4 vehicle, staying in mix of hotels, camping and a wadi guesthouse. Make it as adventurous or active as you like. ”

Highlights

Muscat | Nakhl Fort | Jebel Shams | Wadi Bani Awf | Wadi Nakhr canyon | Nizwa | Wahiba Sands | Masirah Island | Wadi Shuwaymiyyah | Wadi Shuwaymiyyah | Dhofar | Lost City of Ubar

Description of Oman holiday, tailor made

This Oman holiday is a tailor made trip, following an itinerary that has been carefully crafted to appeal not only to adventure seekers but also those keen to get a real cultural insight into Oman.

This enigmatic yet totally accessible country is still quite new to tourism and Oman is very proud of sharing its heritage with visitors. Consequently, the famous tourist sites such as Muscat, the capital, the ancient forts and castles have been beautifully restored for all to see.

Using a hire car, 4X4 to cope with the great desert and wadis, or having the services of a private driver guide if you like to upgrade your package, as well as the ancient sites and cities, you can explore incredible landscapes. These include the Jebel Shams mountain range, Wahiba Sands where you can camp among the dunes, or Masirah Island, home to the wrecks of old dhows and pristine beaches where turtles come to lay their eggs.

Oman boasts many such charming dichotomies, and no better place to witness that than further south along the coast at Salalah, which is the Dhofar region of the country and famous for the rainfall that comes during the monsoon or Khareef season. When the country celebrates the rain and valleys turning green.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Oman holiday, tailor made

Environment

This trip spends much of its time exploring the stunning landscapes of Oman, from the mountains of Jebel Shams to the dunes of the Wahiba Sands – beautiful but fragile environments that are easy to spoil. We take great care to ensure that we do not degrade the pristine lands that we travel through. We ensure that we stay on tracks (where they exist) when we drive rather than making new trails. This also applies to any hiking - we stick to existing footpaths so as not to disturb the flora.

We also spend some nights camping on this tour. There are no formal campsites on this route and so we make sure that all refuse is taken away with us, to be disposed of properly within the towns, and we do our best to ensure that we leave no trace of having been there, leaving the environment as we’ve found it.

Oman is a desert environment and we work with our local partners to ensure that they follow responsible practices. These include water conservation and cooking with gas rather than depleting the already scarce trees in many areas.

As part of the pre-departure information which all travellers receive, we include an extensive section on how to travel responsibly. In our UK office we recycle extensively, from paper and envelopes to ink cartridges, plastic bottles and food packaging, with dedicated recycling bins. We minimise our use of electricity by turning off appliances and using energy efficient lightbulbs, and our toilets use reduced water cisterns to minimise our use of water

Community

This tour has a strong focus on the more remote parts of Oman and we spend time exploring some of the more off the beaten track areas, often where few tourists take the time to visit. We strongly feel that our presence here should benefit local people and so we arrange accommodation in locally owned hotels and guesthouses which provide employment for people in some more remote areas. We also include accommodation in a local house, ensuring that people who would normally be outside of the tourist industry are able to earn income from our presence,

We encourage our travellers to stop at small villages along the way to gain further insights into local culture. These are carefully selected to ensure that our presence is welcome, rather than obtrusive, and we discuss with local elders how best to show our appreciation in terms of appropriate donations.

We visit a number of historic and archaeological sites on this itinerary including the ‘lost city’ of Ubar and the Queen of Sheba’s Palace. The entrance fees that we pay here help, albeit in a small way, with essential maintenance and with ensuring that these remarkable sites remain for others to see in the future.

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