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TREKKING

    

Oman offers a lot of opportunities for hikers : from one-day gentle walking to several days more demanding trekkings.

Walking on old donkey paths, you'll discover old villages, walk wadis upstream to have a refreshing bath or up the mountain to have breathtaking views over canyons and valleys.


Have a look at some ideas of Hiking and Trekking tours - Mountain Treks - Desert Treks

CULTURE

    

Despite of the development of the country, Omanis keep strong attachment to traditions. You'll discover this great people and its particular culture : music, dancing, cooking, qahwa, ancestral farming and construction technics, and much more...

Oman has also a great historical heritage : forts, archeological sites, old villages, some of the oldest mosque of the world.


Have a look at some ideas of cultural tours

SWIMMING

    

In the sea or in the wadis, Oman offers a lot of wonderfull spots for bathing and swimming.

Some Wadis have all-year long flowing water. Bathing in wonderfull turquese waterpools surrounded by palmtrees and rocks boulders is an enchantment. Oman has also great seashores : sandy beaches strech along the Inadian Ocean , and the Sea Of Oman hosts seculed idyic coves.


Have a look at some ideas of tours with Swimming in Oman - Swimming in the Wadis - Swimming in the Sea

SOFT WALKING

    

What a great way to discover Oman! Taking time of short easy walks...

Walking in the wadis to have a swim, walking in mountain villages and their gardens, walking in the Souqs, walking on the beach, walking in desert, etc...


Have a look at some ideas of Discovery Tours in Oman

SNORKELING

    

The Sea Of Oman and the Indian Ocean have a very rich marine life

Snorkeling offers an easy alternative to diving. It is accessible to anyone and offers the opportunity to discover a fascinationg world of multicolor fishes and corals. If you are lucky, you might also swim with turtles (it is not that rare...)

Have a look at some ideas of tours featuring Snorkeling

ROCK CLIMBING

    

Oman is a wonderfull country for climbers : mountainous and arid, you find cliffs almost everywhere.

There are possibilities for a lot of vertical activities : Vias Ferratas and Vias Cordas, Bolted routes, Edge climbing, Traditinal climbing, Slacklines,...


CANYONING

    

Omani mountains are cut by deeply embed canyons

Some of them have year long flowing water and offer great opportunities for canyoning or aquatic hiking (canyoning which doesn't require any climbing equipment) Bathing, swimming, jumping (up to 15 meters) are waiting for you...


Have a look at some ideas of tours with Canyoning & Aquatic Hiking in Oman

GEOLOGY

    

Oman's ophiolite is worlwide known. The oceanic floor went here up the continntal crust : you're moving horizontaly, and you have a trip in the depths of the earth...

You'll also see limestones rich in fossils, folded sediments, sahara, sabkhas, and you'll finally may understand Oman's fascinating geology...


Have a look at soome ideas of tours with Geology in 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