Oman small group tour
Description of Oman small group tour
Oman is slowly emerging from its hermit shell, revealing a land of friendly people and dramatic landscapes, peppered with forts. Oman is distinctly Arabic and offers many old-world wonders.
Swimming in the turquoise waters of Wadi Bani Khalid and then driving across the dramatic red dunes of Wahiba are both adventures to be remembered forever. Embrace the curious traveller within exploring Bedouin desert culture, visiting ancient tribal forts and mountain mud homes, small plantations and fishing villages. And show your considerate side by staying in locally owned hotels, supporting the green turtle sanctuary at Ras Al Jinz, being guided by local experts who advise on cultural sensitivities as you head way off the usual tourist trail. All of which can be summed up in two words: Oh. Man.
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21 Reviews of Oman small group tour
Reviewed on 21 Nov 2023 by Alan KeyAn extremely good experience in a very friendly and safe country. Read full review
Reviewed on 08 Mar 2023 by Meryl LloydWe had a really wonderful time. Having no expectations as to what was on the agenda, we were surprised all along the way at the beauty of the country, the kindness of the people. Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Feb 2023 by Stephen TurnerGood holiday that told the story of Oman - people exceptionally welcoming Read full review
Reviewed on 13 Dec 2022 by Catherine FredmanGreat! I'd recommend it in a heartbeat and would love to come back for a longer trip. The tour operator did a superb job of making sure everything ran smoothly -- from airport pickup to the farewell sunset dhow cruise. Read full review
Reviewed on 09 Mar 2020 by Vivien JonesFantastic, brilliant guides. Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Jan 2020 by Karen BrownThe local tour leader was excellent; the people of Oman were amazing as it the landscape. Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Feb 2020 by Judy BakerWe were lucky to see a green turtle laying her eggs, camouflaging them and then going to the sea. Read full review
Reviewed on 13 Apr 2019 by Aruna ParamasivamEating camel curry & all the local Omani cuisine and seeing the Grand Canyon of Oman were the most memorable parts of our holiday ! Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Dec 2018 by Rob PearsonMany memorable episodes! Watching the Green turtles on the beach at Ras Al Jinz. The hustle and bustle of Nizwa market. Rugged 4-wheel drive down from the mountains to snake canyon... Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Dec 2018 by David WilliamsFascinating. Fabulous desert landscapes, friendly people, restored historic buildings, beautiful modern mosques, good food. What's not to like? Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Mar 2018 by Oliver GrumittJust about everything was memorable. But traveling through and swimming in the wadis and canyons would be the top highlight. A one hundred percent success, things went very smoothly. I hope I will do many more holidays with the company. Read full review
Reviewed on 21 Feb 2018 by Frances HastingsAll of Oman was amazing and a wonderful country to visit ...but I especially loved being in the mountains at Wadi Bani Awf, with stunning scenery and incredible views. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Nov 2017 by Martin BiggWatching the turtles at Ras el Jinz after dark and before dawn - both adult female turtles laying and baby turtles hatching and scurrying to the sea. Such a privilege to be part of this. Read full review
Reviewed on 19 Mar 2017 by Sheryl PadjenThe entire trip was excellent and memorable. The most memorable was seeing the green turtles at night laying eggs. It was incredible! Wahiba Sands was also spectacular. Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Nov 2017 by Bennett HinkleyThe drive from Nizwa to Muscat, through the mountains was the most memorable part. Astounding. Read full review
Reviewed on 21 Feb 2017 by Fiona McFarlaneTravelling into the desert was the most memorable. Very highly. The guide was excellent, arrangements were very smooth. Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Jan 2017 by Victoria JohnsonThere were several memorable moments: turtles on the beach in Ras al Jinz, sunset in the desert, villages in Jebel Akhdar, Misfat and Al Hamra Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Nov 2017 by Maria TrivyzaThe highlight was Salalah! Read full review
Reviewed on 19 Dec 2016 by Ana PissarroGreat! Loved it! Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Jan 2016 by Yann BaconThe most memorable part of the holiday was crossing the mountains and the desert, and having a clear night sky in the desert. Omani are really hospitable. Read full review
Reviewed on 11 Feb 2015 by Dennis ShulhaIt was wonderful. The people were warm and gracious. Our guide did a great job and was a superb quick driver. Read full review
Planet and peopleBy keeping our tours involved with the communities we visit, the people who benefit from our tours in Oman are the local people; drivers, hoteliers, and restaurateurs, local guides - even the Bedouin from whom you can buy fresh fruit while travelling. We do not use big international hotels which drain economic and natural resources. The money that is spent on entrance fees directly contributes to the ongoing maintenance of the desert castles we visit. Our journey through Oman includes a stop to see a local turtle preservation and protection scheme. With your help, the local people are beginning to appreciate the importance of conservation. The project shows the community a direct association with the income they receive from tourism and the preservation of the turtle sites.
We only employ local staff and unlike many operators we believe that to send a foreign Tour Leader along to accompany your trip is an unnecessary burden on your wallet and our carbon footprint. We believe that locals know best. Our local operators only use locally owned accommodation. This means your money stays in the area to benefit the local community. When possible we use local transport, (i.e. rail or bus) and we always use local restaurants, markets and shops. In doing this your travels are supporting and encouraging the development of local services.
We only work with operators who are as committed as we are to putting something back into the communities we visit. This may include giving a percentage of the profits from each tour to a foundation to help street children or local conservation projects. Furthermore, in order to allow our clients to make an informed decision on where a greater proportion of their money should be spent, we avoid including pre-paid full board meals where possible. Local restaurants and cafes then benefit.
Our groups average only six clients, and many tours operate on a private basis with just two travellers. This has much less impact when travelling through rural areas, reducing our environmental and social affects. Finally, to emphasis our commitment to Responsible Tourism all clients will receive a copy of our Travellers Code of Conduct with their travel documents.