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GREAT DISCOVER OF OMAN

14 DAYS

A tour to discover Oman differently : mountain oasis, salt desert, Empty Quarter's huge dunes, the mysterious Huqf region, Khaluf's white desert, and wild wadis... An easy tour but a true adventure in secret and secluded places...

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Difficulty :

Level 2

Environment :

Mountain, Desert, Wadi, Sea

Activities :

Easy Walking     Swimming     Trekking     Culture   

Accomodation :

Camping X 7     Hotel, apartment, mountain hut, ect... X 7

DAY 1 : Hike from Al Alya to the Palm Garden of Ad Dar

DAY 1 : Hike from Al Alya to the Palm Garden of Ad Dar

DAY 1 : Hike from Al Alya to the Palm Garden of Ad Dar

DAY 1 : Hike from Al Alya to the Palm Garden of Ad Dar

DAY 1 : Hike from Al Alya to the Palm Garden of Ad Dar

DAY 1 : Hike from Al Alya to the Palm Garden of Ad Dar

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah - Dormitory

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah - Dormitory

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah - Dormitory

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah - Dormitory

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah - Dormitory

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah - Dormitory

DAY 2 : Walk in Balad Sit

DAY 2 : Walk in Balad Sit

DAY 2 : Walk in Balad Sit

DAY 2 : Walk in Balad Sit

DAY 2 : Walk in Balad Sit

DAY 2 : Transfert

DAY 2 : Transfert

DAY 2 : Visit of Bait As Safah

DAY 2 : Visit of Bait As Safah

DAY 2 : Visit of Bait As Safah

DAY 2 : Visit of Bait As Safah

DAY 2 : Visit of Bait As Safah

DAY 2 : Visit of Bait As Safah

DAY 2 : Visit of Bait As Safah

DAY 2 : Visit of Bait As Safah

DAY 2 : Short walk along the gardens of Misfat Al Abreyeen

DAY 2 : Short walk along the gardens of Misfat Al Abreyeen

DAY 2 : Short walk along the gardens of Misfat Al Abreyeen

DAY 2 : Short walk along the gardens of Misfat Al Abreyeen

DAY 2 : Guesthouse in Misfat Al Abreyeen

DAY 2 : Guesthouse in Misfat Al Abreyeen

DAY 2 : Guesthouse in Misfat Al Abreyeen

DAY 2 : Guesthouse in Misfat Al Abreyeen

DAY 2 : Guesthouse in Misfat Al Abreyeen

DAY 2 : Guesthouse in Misfat Al Abreyeen

DAY 2 : Guesthouse in Misfat Al Abreyeen - Standard Room

DAY 2 : Guesthouse in Misfat Al Abreyeen - Standard Room

DAY 2 : Guesthouse in Misfat Al Abreyeen - Standard Room

DAY 3 : Hike on top of Arabia's Grand Canyon to Sab Bani Khamis

DAY 3 : Hike on top of Arabia's Grand Canyon to Sab Bani Khamis

DAY 3 : Hike on top of Arabia's Grand Canyon to Sab Bani Khamis

DAY 3 : Hike on top of Arabia's Grand Canyon to Sab Bani Khamis

DAY 3 : Hike on top of Arabia's Grand Canyon to Sab Bani Khamis

DAY 3 : Hike on top of Arabia's Grand Canyon to Sab Bani Khamis

DAY 3 : Al Diyar Hotel

DAY 3 : Al Diyar Hotel

DAY 3 : Al Diyar Hotel

DAY 3 : Al Diyar Hotel

DAY 3 : Al Diyar Hotel - Standard Room

DAY 3 : Al Diyar Hotel - Standard Room

DAY 3 : Al Diyar Hotel - Standard Room

DAY 4 : Souq of Nizwa

DAY 4 : Souq of Nizwa

DAY 4 : Souq of Nizwa

DAY 4 : Souq of Nizwa

DAY 4 : Souq of Nizwa

DAY 4 : Souq of Nizwa

DAY 4 : Souq of Nizwa

DAY 4 : Souq of Nizwa

DAY 4 : Visit of the fort of Nizwa

DAY 4 : Visit of the fort of Nizwa

DAY 4 : Visit of the fort of Nizwa

DAY 4 : Visit of the fort of Nizwa

DAY 4 : Stop in the Salt Desert of 'Umm As Sammim'

DAY 4 : Stop in the Salt Desert of 'Umm As Sammim'

DAY 4 : Stop in the Salt Desert of 'Umm As Sammim'

DAY 4 : Transfert

DAY 4 : Transfert

DAY 4 : Transfert

DAY 4 : Transfert

DAY 4 : Short walk in the sands to sea the sunset

DAY 4 : Short walk in the sands to sea the sunset

DAY 4 : Short walk in the sands to sea the sunset

DAY 4 : Short walk in the sands to sea the sunset

DAY 4 : bivouac in the Empty Quarter

DAY 4 : bivouac in the Empty Quarter

DAY 4 : bivouac in the Empty Quarter

DAY 4 : bivouac in the Empty Quarter

DAY 4 : bivouac in the Empty Quarter

DAY 4 : bivouac in the Empty Quarter

DAY 4 : bivouac in the Empty Quarter

DAY 5 : Hiking in Rub al Khali

DAY 5 : Hiking in Rub al Khali

DAY 5 : Hiking in Rub al Khali

DAY 5 : Hiking in Rub al Khali

DAY 5 : Hiking in Rub al Khali

DAY 5 : Hiking in Rub al Khali

DAY 5 : Hiking in Rub al Khali

DAY 5 : Hiking in Rub al Khali

DAY 6 : Salt Dome of Qarn Kibrit

DAY 6 : Salt Dome of Qarn Kibrit

DAY 6 : Salt Dome of Qarn Kibrit

DAY 6 : Salt Dome of Qarn Kibrit

DAY 6 : Short walk in the rocky chaos of jebel Kobra

DAY 6 : Short walk in the rocky chaos of jebel Kobra

DAY 6 : Short walk in the rocky chaos of jebel Kobra

DAY 6 : Short walk in the rocky chaos of jebel Kobra

DAY 6 : Short walk in the rocky chaos of jebel Kobra

DAY 6 : Short walk in the rocky chaos of jebel Kobra

DAY 6 : Short walk in the rocky chaos of jebel Kobra

DAY 6 : Short walk in the rocky chaos of jebel Kobra

DAY 6 : Short walk in the rocky chaos of jebel Kobra

DAY 6 : Short walk in the rocky chaos of jebel Kobra

DAY 6 : Bivouac at the fottom of the cliffs

DAY 6 : Bivouac at the fottom of the cliffs

DAY 7 : Jebel Srj

DAY 7 : Jebel Srj

DAY 7 : Jebel Srj

DAY 7 : Jebel Srj

DAY 7 : Jebel Srj

DAY 7 : Jebel Srj

DAY 7 : Jebel Srj

DAY 7 : Jebel Srj

DAY 7 : Jebel Srj

DAY 7 : Jebel Srj

DAY 7 : Jebel Srj

DAY 7 : Walk across sand and rocks

DAY 7 : Walk across sand and rocks

DAY 7 : Walk across sand and rocks

DAY 7 : Walk across sand and rocks

DAY 7 : Bivouac Desert

DAY 7 : Bivouac Desert

DAY 8 : Stop in Khaluf

DAY 8 : Short walk in the white sand dunes

DAY 8 : Short walk in the white sand dunes

DAY 8 : Short walk in the white sand dunes

DAY 8 : Short walk in the white sand dunes

DAY 8 : Short walk in the white sand dunes

DAY 8 : Swimming in Khaluf

DAY 8 : Swimming in Khaluf

DAY 8 : Swimming in Khaluf

DAY 8 : Swimming in Khaluf

DAY 8 : Swimming in Khaluf

DAY 8 : Bivouac in the White desert, next to the sea

DAY 8 : Bivouac in the White desert, next to the sea

DAY 8 : Bivouac in the White desert, next to the sea

DAY 9 : Short walk in Ras Al Ruwais

DAY 9 : Short walk in Ras Al Ruwais

DAY 9 : Short walk in Ras Al Ruwais

DAY 9 : Transfert

DAY 9 : Transfert

DAY 9 : Transfert

DAY 9 : Transfert

DAY 9 : Safari Desert Camp

DAY 9 : Safari Desert Camp

DAY 9 : Safari Desert Camp

DAY 9 : Safari Desert Camp

DAY 9 : Safari Desert Camp

DAY 9 : Safari Desert Camp - Arabic Tent with private bathroom

DAY 9 : Safari Desert Camp - Arabic Tent with private bathroom

DAY 9 : Safari Desert Camp - Arabic Tent with private bathroom

DAY 9 : Safari Desert Camp - Arabic Tent with private bathroom

DAY 10 : Hiking and swimming in the lower part of Wadi Bani Khalid

DAY 10 : Hiking and swimming in the lower part of Wadi Bani Khalid

DAY 10 : Hiking and swimming in the lower part of Wadi Bani Khalid

DAY 10 : Hiking and swimming in the lower part of Wadi Bani Khalid

DAY 10 : Hiking and swimming in the lower part of Wadi Bani Khalid

DAY 11 : Walk in al Jahl

DAY 11 : Walk in al Jahl

DAY 11 : Walk in al Jahl

DAY 11 : Walk in al Jahl

DAY 11 : Walk in al Jahl

DAY 11 : Walk in al Jahl

DAY 11 : Walk in al Jahl

DAY 12 : Walk and unforgettable swim in Wadi Shab

DAY 12 : Walk and unforgettable swim in Wadi Shab

DAY 12 : Walk and unforgettable swim in Wadi Shab

DAY 12 : Walk and unforgettable swim in Wadi Shab

DAY 12 : Walk and unforgettable swim in Wadi Shab

DAY 12 : Walk and unforgettable swim in Wadi Shab

DAY 12 : Walk and unforgettable swim in Wadi Shab

DAY 12 : Wadi Shab Resort

DAY 12 : Wadi Shab Resort

DAY 12 : Wadi Shab Resort

DAY 12 : Wadi Shab Resort

DAY 12 : Wadi Shab Resort

DAY 12 : Wadi Shab Resort - Standard Room

DAY 13 : Full Day in Wadi Tiwi

DAY 13 : Full Day in Wadi Tiwi

DAY 13 : Full Day in Wadi Tiwi

DAY 13 : Full Day in Wadi Tiwi

DAY 13 : Full Day in Wadi Tiwi

DAY 13 : Full Day in Wadi Tiwi

DAY 13 : Full Day in Wadi Tiwi

DAY 13 : Mutrah Hotel

DAY 13 : Mutrah Hotel

DAY 13 : Mutrah Hotel

DAY 13 : Mutrah Hotel

DAY 13 : Mutrah Hotel - Standard room

DAY 13 : Mutrah Hotel - Standard room

DAY 13 : Mutrah Hotel - Standard room

DAY 13 : Mutrah Hotel - Standard room

DAY 14 : Muttrah fish and vegetables souq

DAY 14 : Muttrah fish and vegetables souq

DAY 14 : Muttrah fish and vegetables souq

DAY 14 : Muttrah fish and vegetables souq

DAY 14 : Muttrah fish and vegetables souq

DAY 14 : Muttrah fish and vegetables souq

DAY 14 : Muttrah fish and vegetables souq

DAY 14 : Muttrah fish and vegetables souq

DAY 14 : Snorkeling and Boat Tour in Khiran

DAY 14 : Snorkeling and Boat Tour in Khiran

DAY 14 : Snorkeling and Boat Tour in Khiran

DAY 14 : Snorkeling and Boat Tour in Khiran

DAY 14 : Snorkeling and Boat Tour in Khiran

DAY 14 : Snorkeling and Boat Tour in Khiran

DAY 14 : Snorkeling and Boat Tour in Khiran

DAY 14 : Snorkeling and Boat Tour in Khiran

DAY 14 : Visit of Muttrah Souq

DAY 14 : Visit of Muttrah Souq

DAY 14 : Visit of Muttrah Souq

DAY 14 : Visit of Muttrah Souq

DAY 14 : Visit of Muttrah Souq

DAY 14 : Visit of Muttrah Souq


Prices always change according to the number of travellers in the group.

As the agency is closed, these prices are only informative. They were the prices of the agency for the season 2015-2016.


 
Number of people
Price per person in OMR
Price per person in USD
Other currencies*
1
2300
6021
2
1255
3285
3
970
2539
4
800
2094
5
970
2539
6
845
2212
7
780
2042
8
740
1937
9
820
2147
10
770
2016
11
740
1937
12
710
1859


* The conversions to Euro are just informative. All conversions on the internet are made using a mid-market rate which is always more intersting than the one used by currency exchange services and banks.

EASY WALKING IN OMAN - HIKING & TREKKING IN OMAN - CLIMBING IN OMAN - CANYONING IN OMAN - GEOLOGY OF OMAN - CULTURAL TOUR IN OMAN - BOTANY IN OMAN - SNORKELING IN OMAN - CAMEL TRIP IN OMAN - SEASIDE TREK IN OMAN - MOUNTAIN TREK IN OMAN - BOAT TOUR IN OMAN - SWIMMING IN OMAN - SEA OF OMAN - DESERT OF OMAN - MOUNTAIN OF OMAN - WADIS OF OMAN



DETAILED PROGRAM
With walking times, ascent and descent, driving times, and difficulty level
 


 

TECHNICAL SHEET
What you have to bring, the prices, what is included and what is not, and advices
 


 

MAPS
Some maps with the itinerary of the tour
 


 

COUNTRY GUIDE
Some general, cultural, and practical information about Oman


 


 


EASY WALKING IN OMAN - HIKING & TREKKING IN OMAN - CLIMBING IN OMAN - CANYONING IN OMAN - GEOLOGY OF OMAN - CULTURAL TOUR IN OMAN - BOTANY IN OMAN - SNORKELING IN OMAN - CAMEL TRIP IN OMAN - SEASIDE TREK IN OMAN - MOUNTAIN TREK IN OMAN - BOAT TOUR IN OMAN - SWIMMING IN OMAN - SEA OF OMAN - DESERT OF OMAN - MOUNTAIN OF OMAN - WADIS OF OMAN



DAY 1


      Transfer Muttrah - Al Awabi


      Transfer Al Awabi - Al Alya (Wadi Bani Kharus)


      Hike from Al Alya to the Palm Garden of Ad Dar

We Start from Al Alya at the end of Wadi Bani Kharus. We walk in the wadi and on the luxuriant terraces of the palm garden. The path then heads along the valley, goes up to a small pass and down to Ad Dar. Ad Dar is a palm garden only accessible by foot : the inhabitants of A Alya come there every day to take care of the cultures and of the falaj (traditional irrigation system). It is a lovely place and the palm garden is so luxuriant that we have the imppression to be in a tropical wet country! We come back using the same way…

- Level 2    
- Approximative length : 4 heures
- Elevation gain/loss : +300m/-300m
- Walking time : 2 a 4 heures

      Transfer Al Alya (Wadi Bani Kharus) - Bimah


      Mountain hut Bimah

A very nice and pleasant place to stay, located in the heart of Wadi Bani Awf, only a few steps from the Snake Canyon and 5 minutes drive (or 5 hours hike) from Balad Sit. It's a rustic but beautiful mountain hut with 4 dormitory (4 to 10 persons on bunkbeds), 2 private rooms, and 3 bathrooms with hot shower. Located in a natural and peacfull environment, you'll find in the garden many paces to chill and relax after hiking...

Dormitory
Dormitories from 4 to 10 persons with bunkbeds and A/C. Petit-dejeuner et diner pris a l'hotel


DAY 2


      Transfer Bimah - Balad Sit


      Walk in Balad Sit

We start from the main valley and head to a narrow gorge. This part of the walk is just wonderfull! At the end of the gorge, we discover the village of Balad Sit ('the hidden village'). Built in a small hill and surrounded by cliffs, this village is one of the most beautiful of Oman. We walk through the village and the ardens and come back through an other branch of the small gorge.

- Level 1    
- Approximative length : 2 heures
- Elevation gain/loss : +50m/-50m
- Walking time : 1 a 2 heures

      Transfer Balad Sit - Al Hamra

We Cross the mountain through Sharaf Al Alamain Pass. That's th only pass whch allows to cross the Westrn Hajar by car. There is tarmac road on the southern slop, but on the northern side, a steep track goes down to Wadi Bani Awf offering stunning views...


      Visit of Bait As Safah

Bait As Safah is a traditional omani house located in the old city of Al Hamra. The women of the vllage welcome us in this house and show us how they make omani bread, omani coffee, carpets, and different creams and lotions made from mountain plants.

- Approximative length : 1 heures 30

      Transfer Al Hamra - Misfat Al Abreyeen


      Short walk along the gardens of Misfat Al Abreyeen

Misfat Al Abreyen is one of the most beautiful mountain village of Oman. It is located on the southern side of the mountain, on the slope of a canyon. The gardens were build all around the old village on man-made terraces. Laying at an altitude of 800 meters, we find their a wide variety of tropical fruits : bananas, papayas, oranges, limes, dates, pomogranates, etc... The old village is here still inhabitated.

- Level 1    
- Approximative length : 2 heures
- Elevation gain/loss : +100m/-100m
- Walking time : 1 a 2 heures

      Guesthouse in Misfat Al Abreyeen

We spend the night in a traditionl omani house that was rehabilitated recently : we find here the ancient architecture and modern comfort. Located inside the palm garden, it is an enchanting place… The guesthouse is located a few minutes walk away from the parking ; so, please plan a small bag with only the stuff you need for that night. Also, to respect the inhabitants of the village, it is forbidden to bring alcool in the village and to smoke inside the house ; we thank you in advance for respecting these rules!

Standard Room
rooms with A/C and a simple and rustic decoration typical of mountain houses. Shared bathroom.. Petit-dejeuner et diner pris a l'hotel


DAY 3


      Transfer Misfat Al Abreyeen - Al Khitaym


      Hike on top of Arabia's Grand Canyon to Sab Bani Khamis

We start the walk at Al Khitaym. The path is very easy and offers all way long wonderful views on Arabia's Grand Canyon. On the way we can see the highest point of the country. Finally, we arrive to an old village built in the cliff : Sab Bani Khamis. The village was abandonned some 15 years ago when the road was build. Some 5 to 10 families were living there, taking care of their gardens also built on the cliff and of their goats. We come back the same way. It is a very easy wonderful walk!

- Level 2    
- Approximative length : 4 heures
- Elevation gain/loss : +250m/-250m
- Walking time : 2 a 3 heures

      Transfer Jebel Shams Plateau - Nizwa


      Al Diyar Hotel

Medium category hotel **. Located at 5 km from Nizwa Souq, it has a swimming pool and clean rooms of international standards.

Standard Room
Each room is equipped with bath or shower, toilet, fridge and TV.. Petit-dejeuner pris a l'hotel


DAY 4


      Souq of Nizwa

Nizwa is a major city of Oman located at the foot of the mointains in the interior. In the past it was the capital of the country and remains the cultural center of the country for mountain people. The Souq was rehabilitated some 15 years ago. Friday is the market day, called 'Souq Al Jumaa', and brings visitors from the nearby mountains as well as bedous from the desert side. The livestock souq is particularly worth a visit. But you find also the fish souq, vegetable souq, meat souq, as well as some people saling moutain honey, dates, incense, and anything you might need.

- Approximative length : 1 heures 30

      Visit of the fort of Nizwa

The fort of Nizwa was rehablitated recently. He has a defensive part (the so called citadelle) and a housing part (which was designed or the Imam and the scholars). From the top of the citadelle e have stunning views over nizwa and its palm cove, the largest of the country. The underfloor of the fort was occupied by prison cells. These have been equiped to receive a museum about local culture. The museum is small but very well done. It is worth a visit!

- Approximative length : 1 heures

      Transfer Nizwa - Fahud


      Transfer Fahud - Umm As Samim


      Stop in the Salt Desert of 'Umm As Sammim'

In arabic, 'Umm As Sammim' means 'the mother of poisons'. It is a very dry and plane stretch of salt. It is very unhospitable for life and there is no vegetation. We stop in this weird place to have a look at the salt crust.

- Level 1    
- Approximative length : 0 heures 30

      Transfer Umm As Samim - Rub Al Khali


      Short walk in the sands to sea the sunset

We go have a walk across the high dune of the Rub Al Khali (Empty quarter in arabic), the huge and arid desert of Saudi Arabia that crosses Oman's border. We'll walk up a dune to see sunset in this unbelievable landascpe…

- Level 2    
- Approximative length : 1 heures
- Elevation gain/loss : +150m/-150m
- Walking time : 1 a 2 heures

      bivouac in the Empty Quarter

We set our camp at the foot of the huge dunes of the Rub Al Khali

Individual camping tent



DAY 5


      Hiking in Rub al Khali

Morning, we start walking from our camp. We climb several high dunes which surround us : the ascent is sometimes exhaiusting, but the descent is quick and fun and gives us sometimes the opportunity to have the dune sing. Around noon, we walk back to our our camp and have lunch and rest under a shady place. Late afternoon, we climb another huge dune to get to its summit and enjoy a wonderful sunset at the top.

- Level 3    
- Approximative length : 6 heures
- Elevation gain/loss : +150m/-150m
- Walking time : 4 a 5 heures

      bivouac in the Empty Quarter

We set our camp at the foot of the huge dunes of the Rub Al Khali

Individual camping tent



DAY 6


      Transfer Rub Al Khali - Qarn Kibrit


      Salt Dome of Qarn Kibrit

We stop to see a hill completely made of cristalized salt. We also explore an ancient gallery which was used by miners.

- Level 1    
- Approximative length : 1 heures

      Transfer Qarn Kibrit - Jebel Kobra


      Short walk in the rocky chaos of jebel Kobra

We stop at the foot of the cliffs made of white lime stone. We then walk across the many small gorges which. It is a very exclusive place with unbelievable landscapes. Rocks are having very particular shapes...

- Level 3    
- Approximative length : 2 heures
- Walking time : 1 a 2 heures

      Bivouac at the fottom of the cliffs

We set up our camp at the bottom of the cliffs, just at the beginning of a small gorge.

Individual camping tent



DAY 7


      Transfer Jebel Kobra - Jebel Srj


      Jebel Srj

We stop to have a look at a strange sandstone range in the middle of an arid plane. The rock has been eroded by winds and offers very tortuous shapes

- Level 1    
- Approximative length : 2 heures

      Transfer Jebel Srj - Khaluf's Desert, between rocks and sand


      Walk across sand and rocks

We walk across rocky outcrops covered by sand in the surroundings of the White Desert. It is a wonderful place. The sand has different colours : sometimes cream, and sometimes red. And there is a small accacia forest which gives a touch of green to the landscape

- Level 2    
- Approximative length : 3 heures
- Walking time : 2 a 3 heures

      Bivouac Desert

We set up our camp in the sand, in an 'acacia forest'. Around us are some rocky hills and Sanddunes

Individual camping tent



DAY 8


      Transfer Khaluf's Desert, between rocks and sand - Khaluf


      Stop in Khaluf

Khaluf is a very picturesc fishing beduin village : feelings to be t the far end of the world where old 4WD cover with algaes and shells tow small boats coming back from fishing.

- Level 1    
- Approximative length : 1 heures

      Transfer Khaluf - White Desert on the sea


      Short walk in the white sand dunes

We have a walk in the white sand dunes. It's a very surprising and beautiful place.

- Level 2    
- Approximative length : 2 heures

      Swimming in Khaluf

Hard to say if we are on the bech or in the desert, since the dunes arrive in the sea… Here endless beaches strech along the Indian Ocean. The bath is just great!

- Approximative length : 2 heures

      Bivouac in the White desert, next to the sea

We set up our camp in the first dunes of the white desert, just 50 meters from the sea. This place is magical and unusual : on one side we have pure white dunes, whereas on the other side we have the Indian Ocean…

Individual camping tent



DAY 9


      Transfer Khaluf - Ras Ar Ruays


      Short walk in Ras Al Ruwais

We stop for a walk in Ras Al Ruwais. Here sand dunes litteraly overlook the sea, set on a sandstone basement (petrified sand) erroded by the sea and the wind to form original cliffs.

- Approximative length : 1 heures

      Transfer Ras Ar Ruays - Qihayd (village at the foot of the dunes and on seashore)


      Transfer Qihayd (village at the foot of the dunes and on seashore) - Our Camp in Wahiba sands

A spectacular crossing of the Wahiba desert by 4WD. The track is usually well marked, but sometimes sand blown by the wind covers it. We start at the sea and cross the desert towards the North. The more we drive, the higher are the longitudinal dunes.


      Safari Desert Camp

A very nice camp which lays the middle of the sand dunes, in a quiet and wild area. There is no electricity, which makes this camp more authentic. Tea, coffee, water and soft drinks are complimentary. There are also some nice lounges where you can relax and smoke sheesha.

Arabic Tent with private bathroom
Arabic tent nicely equiped as an hotel room : bed, carpets, tabe, chairs. Private bathroom.. Petit-dejeuner et diner pris a l'hotel


DAY 10


      Transfer Our Camp in Wahiba sands - Bidiyah


      Transfer Bidiyah - Bidah


      Hiking and swimming in the lower part of Wadi Bani Khalid

The lower part of this valley forms a narrow and wild canyon. We start from the lovely village of Bidah and cross its palm garden to access the entrance of the canyon. We hike in the canyon between big boulders (the way is not very easy but doesn't last long) until we arrive to a splendid pool with waterfall. We have rest here and enjoy the swimming in this secluded place. For those who like jumping, a very nice 10 meters ump is possible there…

- Level 2    
- Approximative length : 3 heures
- Walking time : 1 a 2 heures

      Transfer Bidah - Sumayyah


      Bivouac surounded by red mountains

Individual camping tent



DAY 11


      Transfer Sumayyah - Al Ghomb

We drive off-road for a wonderful crossing of the eastern Hajar. We first drive across the low colourful hills and then start climb up the plateau. Once we arive up drive through amazing behive tombs built 2000 B.C and several shepperd's hamlets until we rich the village of Al Ghomb.


      Walk in al Jahl

We discover this remote and secluded (the access dirt track was built only in 2013!) village set in a spectacular location. It's a lush green oasis in the middle of on arid mountain!

- Level 2    
- Approximative length : 2 heures
- Elevation gain/loss : +100m/-100m

      Camping on the Plateau

We set up our camp on the plateau, and spend a fresh night under the stars...

Individual camping tent



DAY 12


      Transfer Al Ghomb - Tiwi


      Walk and unforgettable swim in Wadi Shab

We start from the sea and start hiking in the wadi. After 45 minutes or 1 hour walk in this beautiful wadi we'll go to the water : we swim from pool to pool to discover a incredible place. But we don't tell you more about this, since it has to be a surprise!

- Level 1    
- Approximative length : 3 heures
- Walking time : 1 a 2 heures

      Wadi Shab Resort

The Wadi Shab resort was build on the hill overlooking the blue sea near Tiwi. It is a comfortable 3-stars hotel with swimming pool facing the sea.The hotel’s main restaurant overlooks the sea and serves Omani breakfast and dinner as well as international specialties

Standard Room
This air-conditioned room offers a small seating area with a flat-screen TV. Facilities include an electric kettle and a fridge. The bathroom is fitted with a shower, toiletries and hairdyer.. Petit-dejeuner et diner pris a l'hotel


DAY 13


      Transfer Tiwi - Saymah (Wadi Tiwi)


      Full Day in Wadi Tiwi

We start from a village called Saymah. We walk on an old donkey path a little up the wadi. The views are splendid. The palm trees are so dense in this wadi that they look like a green river.As we arrive to another village, we go down and walk at the bottom of the wadi, on the falaj chanel, along the river or between the boulders, We finally arrive to a nice pool surrounded by cliffs and palm trees. We enjoy a swim there and have rest. We make a barbecue for lunch, and enjoy relaxing and swimming in this lovely place.We come back the same way and stop en route to have a last bath…

- Level 2    
- Approximative length : 6 heures
- Elevation gain/loss : +100m/-100m
- Walking time : 2 a 4 heures

      Transfer Saymah (Wadi Tiwi) - Tiwi


      Transfer Tiwi - Muttrah


      Mutrah Hotel

Mutrah Hotel is the first hotel built in Oman. It is only 20 minutes walking from the Souk and Corniche. This hotel offers comfortable rooms each with its own decoraction and character. The hotel has Wifi, Laundry service, minibar in the room, 4 bars, and a restaurant.

Standard room
Comfortable and well decorated room. In room facilities : minibar, 24 hours room service, Satellite TV, iron, hair dryer, coffe and tea making facilities.. Petit-dejeuner pris a l'hotel


DAY 14


      Muttrah fish and vegetables souq

It is a very lively and typical place that is worth a visit. We only rarely see such a choice of fishes : many spieces of breams and groupers, tuna, swordfishes, kingfishes, sharks, squids, crabs, shrimps, and even parrot fishes and other multicolor fishes. Next to the fish market is the vegetable market where you'll find fruits,vegetables, dates, honey, thyme, etc…

- Approximative length : 1 heures

      Transfer Muttrah - Al Khiran


      Snorkeling and Boat Tour in Khiran

The bay of bandar Khiran is located only 30 km east from Muscat. There, the mountains fall down to the sea and form a lot of small tiny coves. We take a fisherman's boat in the village of Al Khiran and have a tour in the bay to see mangrove, seabirds, and the many sandy coves. Finally we stop in a wonderful beach, have lunch with grilled fish, and enjoy rest on the beach and snorkeling. Among other fishes you will probably see here : surgeon fish, tigerfish, butterfly fish, angelfish, and even sometime, if we are lucky, you'll be able to swim with turtles. ATTENTION : When the sea is rough, this cove is not reachable by boat ; we go to another one which is also nice and suitable for snorkeling, but the seabed is not so rich.

- Approximative length : 4 heures

      Transfer Al Khiran - Muttrah


      Visit of Muttrah Souq

The main building of the Souq is beatifuly decorated : painted wooden roof and stained glass windows. Some smaller streets start on all sides and are full of small shops. You'll have a round in this labirynthe in search of what you want to bring back home. The souq is organized by product type : there is a place for gold, one for silver, one for gifts, one for carpets, one clothes, etc…

- Approximative length : 2 heures

      Mutrah Hotel

Mutrah Hotel is the first hotel built in Oman. It is only 20 minutes walking from the Souk and Corniche. This hotel offers comfortable rooms each with its own decoraction and character. The hotel has Wifi, Laundry service, minibar in the room, 4 bars, and a restaurant.

Standard room
Comfortable and well decorated room. In room facilities : minibar, 24 hours room service, Satellite TV, iron, hair dryer, coffe and tea making facilities.. Petit-dejeuner pris a l'hotel

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