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SAND DUNES OF THE EMPTY QUARTER

4 DAYS

A great way to experience one of the bigger and dryer desert in the world! Huge sand dunes as far as eyes can see...

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Difficulty :

Level 2

Environment :

Desert

Activities :

Trekking     Easy Walking    

Accomodation :

Camping X 3    

DAY 1 : Stop in the Salt Desert of 'Umm As Sammim'

DAY 1 : Stop in the Salt Desert of 'Umm As Sammim'

DAY 1 : Stop in the Salt Desert of 'Umm As Sammim'

DAY 1 : Transfert

DAY 1 : Transfert

DAY 1 : Transfert

DAY 1 : Transfert

DAY 1 : Short walk in the sands to sea the sunset

DAY 1 : Short walk in the sands to sea the sunset

DAY 1 : Short walk in the sands to sea the sunset

DAY 1 : Short walk in the sands to sea the sunset

DAY 1 : bivouac in the Empty Quarter

DAY 1 : bivouac in the Empty Quarter

DAY 1 : bivouac in the Empty Quarter

DAY 1 : bivouac in the Empty Quarter

DAY 1 : bivouac in the Empty Quarter

DAY 1 : bivouac in the Empty Quarter

DAY 1 : bivouac in the Empty Quarter

DAY 2 : Hiking in Rub al Khali

DAY 2 : Hiking in Rub al Khali

DAY 2 : Hiking in Rub al Khali

DAY 2 : Hiking in Rub al Khali

DAY 2 : Hiking in Rub al Khali

DAY 2 : Hiking in Rub al Khali

DAY 2 : Hiking in Rub al Khali

DAY 2 : Hiking in Rub al Khali

DAY 4 : Morning walk in the dunes

DAY 4 : Morning walk in the dunes


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
800
2094
2
400
1047
3
300
785
4
300
785
5
250
654
6
230
602
7
200
524
8
200
524
9
200
524
10
190
497
11
180
471
12
175
458


* 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.

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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


 


 


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DAY 1


      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 2


      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 3


      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 4


      Morning walk in the dunes

this morning, we climb one of the big dunes and enjoy a last view over this sea of sand...

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

      Transfer Rub Al Khali - Al Ghaba


      Transfer Al Ghaba - Nizwa





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