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CROSSING OMAN FROM NORTH TO SOUTH

17 DAYS

An easy but adventurous tour to cross Oman from north to south : from the lush green Wadis to Empty Quarter's giant dunes, from Eastern Hajar's arid mountains to the ones of Dhofar blessed with monsoon rains, and more than 1000km wild coast!

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

Difficulty :

Level 2

Environment :

Wadi, Desert, Sea, Mountain

Activities :

Easy Walking     Hiking     Swimming     Culture    Canyoning & Aquatic hiking    

Accomodation :

Camping X 10     Hotel, apartment, mountain hut, ect... X 7

DAY 1 : Walk and swim in Wadi Al Arbeyeen

DAY 1 : Walk and swim in Wadi Al Arbeyeen

DAY 1 : Walk and swim in Wadi Al Arbeyeen

DAY 1 : Walk and swim in Wadi Al Arbeyeen

DAY 1 : Walk and swim in Wadi Al Arbeyeen

DAY 1 : Walk and swim in Wadi Al Arbeyeen

DAY 2 : Full Day in Wadi Tiwi

DAY 2 : Full Day in Wadi Tiwi

DAY 2 : Full Day in Wadi Tiwi

DAY 2 : Full Day in Wadi Tiwi

DAY 2 : Full Day in Wadi Tiwi

DAY 2 : Full Day in Wadi Tiwi

DAY 2 : Full Day in Wadi Tiwi

DAY 2 : Tiwi Sunrise Motel

DAY 2 : Tiwi Sunrise Motel

DAY 2 : Tiwi Sunrise Motel

DAY 2 : Tiwi Sunrise Motel

DAY 2 : Tiwi Sunrise Motel

DAY 2 : Tiwi Sunrise Motel

DAY 2 : Tiwi Sunrise Motel

DAY 2 : Tiwi Sunrise Motel - Standard Room

DAY 2 : Tiwi Sunrise Motel - Standard Room

DAY 3 : Walk and unforgettable swim in Wadi Shab

DAY 3 : Walk and unforgettable swim in Wadi Shab

DAY 3 : Walk and unforgettable swim in Wadi Shab

DAY 3 : Walk and unforgettable swim in Wadi Shab

DAY 3 : Walk and unforgettable swim in Wadi Shab

DAY 3 : Walk and unforgettable swim in Wadi Shab

DAY 3 : Walk and unforgettable swim in Wadi Shab

DAY 3 : Visit of the city of Sur

DAY 3 : Visit of the city of Sur

DAY 3 : Visit of the city of Sur

DAY 3 : Visit of the city of Sur

DAY 3 : Al Ayjah Plaza Hotel

DAY 3 : Al Ayjah Plaza Hotel

DAY 3 : Al Ayjah Plaza Hotel

DAY 3 : Al Ayjah Plaza Hotel - Standard Room

DAY 3 : Al Ayjah Plaza Hotel - Standard Room

DAY 3 : Al Ayjah Plaza Hotel - Standard Room

DAY 4 : Hiking and swimming in the lower part of Wadi Bani Khalid

DAY 4 : Hiking and swimming in the lower part of Wadi Bani Khalid

DAY 4 : Hiking and swimming in the lower part of Wadi Bani Khalid

DAY 4 : Hiking and swimming in the lower part of Wadi Bani Khalid

DAY 4 : Hiking and swimming in the lower part of Wadi Bani Khalid

DAY 4 : Sunset in the dunes

DAY 4 : Sunset in the dunes

DAY 4 : Sunset in the dunes

DAY 4 : Sunset in the dunes

DAY 4 : Safari Desert Camp

DAY 4 : Safari Desert Camp

DAY 4 : Safari Desert Camp

DAY 4 : Safari Desert Camp

DAY 4 : Safari Desert Camp

DAY 4 : Safari Desert Camp - Arabic Tent with private bathroom

DAY 4 : Safari Desert Camp - Arabic Tent with private bathroom

DAY 4 : Safari Desert Camp - Arabic Tent with private bathroom

DAY 4 : Safari Desert Camp - Arabic Tent with private bathroom

DAY 5 : Transfert

DAY 5 : Transfert

DAY 5 : Transfert

DAY 5 : Sunset between White desert and rocky hills

DAY 5 : Sunset between White desert and rocky hills

DAY 5 : Sunset between White desert and rocky hills

DAY 5 : Camping Desert

DAY 5 : Camping Desert

DAY 6 : Stop in Khaluf

DAY 6 : Swimming in Khaluf

DAY 6 : Swimming in Khaluf

DAY 6 : Swimming in Khaluf

DAY 6 : Swimming in Khaluf

DAY 6 : Swimming in Khaluf

DAY 6 : Walk to see sunset in the white desert

DAY 6 : Walk to see sunset in the white desert

DAY 6 : Walk to see sunset in the white desert

DAY 6 : Walk to see sunset in the white desert

DAY 6 : Camping in the White desert, next to the sea

DAY 6 : Camping in the White desert, next to the sea

DAY 6 : Camping in the White desert, next to the sea

DAY 7 : Short hike toward Ras Madrakah

DAY 7 : Short hike toward Ras Madrakah

DAY 7 : Short hike toward Ras Madrakah

DAY 7 : Short hike toward Ras Madrakah

DAY 7 : Short hike toward Ras Madrakah

DAY 7 : Short hike toward Ras Madrakah

DAY 7 : Short hike toward Ras Madrakah

DAY 8 : Walk to the cape

DAY 8 : Walk to the cape

DAY 8 : Walk to the cape

DAY 8 : Walk to the cape

DAY 8 : Short walk above Shuwaymiyah

DAY 8 : Short walk above Shuwaymiyah

DAY 9 : Transfert

DAY 9 : Transfert

DAY 9 : Transfert

DAY 9 : Transfert

DAY 10 : Visit of Mirbat and Bin Ali Tomb

DAY 10 : Visit of Mirbat and Bin Ali Tomb

DAY 10 : Visit of Mirbat and Bin Ali Tomb

DAY 10 : Visit of Mirbat and Bin Ali Tomb

DAY 10 : Walk Along the ridge of Jebel Samhan

DAY 10 : Walk Along the ridge of Jebel Samhan

DAY 10 : Walk Along the ridge of Jebel Samhan

DAY 10 : Walk Along the ridge of Jebel Samhan

DAY 11 : Short hike in Wadi Darbat

DAY 11 : Short hike in Wadi Darbat

DAY 11 : Short hike in Wadi Darbat

DAY 11 : Short hike in Wadi Darbat

DAY 11 : Short hike in Wadi Darbat

DAY 11 : Short hike in Wadi Darbat

DAY 11 : Visit of Khor Rori and Sumhuram ruins

DAY 11 : Visit of Khor Rori and Sumhuram ruins

DAY 11 : Visit of Khor Rori and Sumhuram ruins

DAY 11 : Visit of Khor Rori and Sumhuram ruins

DAY 11 : Salalah Beach Villas

DAY 11 : Salalah Beach Villas

DAY 11 : Salalah Beach Villas

DAY 11 : Salalah Beach Villas - Sea View Room

DAY 11 : Salalah Beach Villas - Sea View Room

DAY 11 : Salalah Beach Villas - Sea View Room

DAY 11 : Salalah Beach Villas - Sea View Room

DAY 12 : Discover the fruits stalls of Salalah

DAY 12 : Discover the fruits stalls of Salalah

DAY 12 : Discover the fruits stalls of Salalah

DAY 12 : Discover the fruits stalls of Salalah

DAY 12 : Discover the fruits stalls of Salalah

DAY 12 : Discover the fruits stalls of Salalah

DAY 12 : Visit of Al Baleed Archeological Site

DAY 12 : Visit of Al Baleed Archeological Site

DAY 12 : Visit of Al Baleed Archeological Site

DAY 12 : Visit of Al Baleed Archeological Site

DAY 12 : Visit of Souq Al Husn

DAY 12 : Visit of Souq Al Husn

DAY 12 : Visit of Souq Al Husn

DAY 12 : Visit of Souq Al Husn

DAY 12 : Visit of Souq Al Husn

DAY 12 : Visit of Souq Al Husn

DAY 12 : Visit of Souq Al Husn

DAY 13 : Visit of Ubar ruins in Shishr

DAY 13 : Visit of Ubar ruins in Shishr

DAY 13 : Short walk in the sands to sea the sunset

DAY 13 : Short walk in the sands to sea the sunset

DAY 13 : Short walk in the sands to sea the sunset

DAY 13 : Short walk in the sands to sea the sunset

DAY 13 : Camping in the Empty Quarter

DAY 13 : Camping in the Empty Quarter

DAY 13 : Camping in the Empty Quarter

DAY 13 : Camping in the Empty Quarter

DAY 13 : Camping in the Empty Quarter

DAY 13 : Camping in the Empty Quarter

DAY 13 : Camping in the Empty Quarter

DAY 14 : Hiking in Rub al Khali

DAY 14 : Hiking in Rub al Khali

DAY 14 : Hiking in Rub al Khali

DAY 14 : Hiking in Rub al Khali

DAY 14 : Hiking in Rub al Khali

DAY 14 : Hiking in Rub al Khali

DAY 14 : Hiking in Rub al Khali

DAY 14 : Hiking in Rub al Khali

DAY 16 : Swimming on a white sandy beach

DAY 16 : Swimming on a white sandy beach

DAY 16 : Swimming on a white sandy beach

DAY 16 : Swimming on a white sandy beach

DAY 16 : Swimming on a white sandy beach

DAY 16 : Camping on the beach

DAY 16 : Camping on the beach

DAY 16 : Camping on the beach

DAY 16 : Camping on the beach

DAY 16 : Camping on the beach

DAY 17 : Short hike along the coast

DAY 17 : Short hike along the coast

DAY 17 : Short hike along the coast

DAY 17 : Short hike along the coast

DAY 17 : Short hike along the coast

DAY 17 : Short hike along the coast

DAY 17 : Short hike along the coast

DAY 17 : Short hike along the coast

DAY 17 : Short hike along the coast

DAY 17 : View Point

DAY 17 : View Point

DAY 17 : View Point

DAY 17 : View Point

DAY 17 : Short walk on the top of the corrie of Al Hautah

DAY 17 : Short walk on the top of the corrie of Al Hautah

DAY 17 : Short walk on the top of the corrie of Al Hautah

DAY 17 : Short walk on the top of the corrie of Al Hautah

DAY 17 : Short walk on the top of the corrie of Al Hautah

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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



We have different prices according to the number of travellers in the group.


 
Number of people
Price per person in OMR
Price per person in USD
Other currencies*
5
1260
3298
6
1080
2827
7
990
2592
8
920
2408
9
1050
2749
10
970
2539
11
920
2408
12
890
2330


* We issue our invoices in Omani Rials (OMR) and in US Dollar (USD) because because these 2 currencies have a fixed exchange rate.

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.


www.omantrekkingguides.com, Webiste of AL MAALAM TOURS , Comercial Omani Company Registered under number 1087801, and authorized by the Ministry Of Tourism.
(SEE TOURISM LICENCE)
AL MAALAM TOURS - PO BOX 917 - Post Code 611 - NIZWA - SULTANAT D'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



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
 


 

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


 


 


www.omantrekkingguides.com, Webiste of AL MAALAM TOURS , Comercial Omani Company Registered under number 1087801, and authorized by the Ministry Of Tourism.
(SEE TOURISM LICENCE)
AL MAALAM TOURS - PO BOX 917 - Post Code 611 - NIZWA - SULTANAT D'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 - Dibab


      Transfer Dibab - As Suwaih (Wadi Al Arbeyeen)


      Walk and swim in Wadi Al Arbeyeen

We start with a refreshing swim in the vast pool down the village of as Suwayh. We then walk up the wadi around large boulders and across water pools until the canyons narrows to form very long pools. We swim there and go back the same way. Attention : in some places, you might have to step in the water ; you shoes and pants might get wet…

- Level 2    
- Approximative length : 4 Hours
- Walking time : 2 a 3 Hours

      Transfer As Suwaih (Wadi Al Arbeyeen) - Dibab


      Camping near Wadi AlArbeyeen

We camp in the wadi or in the near rocky plateau

Individual camping tent



DAY 2


      Transfer Dibab - Tiwi


      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 Hours
- Elevation gain/loss : +100m/-100m
- Walking time : 2 a 4 Hours

      Transfer Saymah (Wadi Tiwi) - Tiwi


      Tiwi Sunrise Motel

A nice small hotel very well located, just before the village of Tiwi, in front of the sea, and at the entrance of Wadi Tiwi. The hotel has a swimming pool and a garden.

Standard Room
Modern and comfortable room with private bathroom. Breakfast at the hotel


DAY 3


      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 Hours
- Walking time : 1 a 2 Hours

      Transfer Tiwi - Sur


      Visit of the city of Sur

Sur is a big city living quietly. It is built on the seashore and extends along a wonderful lagune. It was famous in the past for the naval construction. This traditional industry is declining but there is still one factory which produces wondeful traditional arabic dhows. We stop to visit it. We then walk up to a watch tower from which we have the best view over the city.

- Approximative length : 2 Hours

      Al Ayjah Plaza Hotel

Standard Room
. Breakfast at the hotel


DAY 4


      Transfer Sur - 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 Hours
- Walking time : 1 a 2 Hours

      Transfer Bidah - Bidiyah


      Transfer Bidiyah - Our Camp in Wahiba sands


      Sunset in the dunes

We start a walk across the dunes in late afternoon. The heat isn't too strong anymore and the sunlight is the more beautiful. The setting sun always gives changing colour to the sand and the shades. This a great unforgetable time.

- Level 1    
- Approximative length : 1 Hours

      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.. Breakfast and dinner at the hotel


DAY 5


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

It's a wonderful crossing of the Wahiba sands.The track is often easy to follow but the wind brings sometimes sand that covers it. We head first to the south and then south-east. The northern part of this desert is made of almost paralell high dunes. The


      Transfer Qihayd (village at the foot of the dunes and on seashore) - Khaluf's Desert, between rocks and sand


      Sunset between White desert and rocky hills

We walk up a small plateau next to our camp. On the one side we perceive the white desert which we will cross the day after. On the other side, the sun sets on rocky hills.

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

      Camping 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 6


      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.

- Approximative length : 1 Hours

      Transfer Khaluf - White Desert on the sea


      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 Hours

      Walk to see sunset in the white desert

We walk a little to enjoy the sunset light on this surrealistic landscape.

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

      Camping 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 7


      Transfer White Desert on the sea - Khaluf

We go to the fishermen's vilage of Khaluf. On low tide we drive all the way on the beach and we see hundreds of seabirds


      Transfer Khaluf - Madrakah


      Short hike toward Ras Madrakah

We start walking along the coast to reach the wild cape of Ras Madrakah. We first walk down a wonderful bowl along white limestone cliffs. We then walk on the beach (we can here have a nice swim in the Indian Ocean).

- Level 2    
- Approximative length : 4 Hours
- Elevation gain/loss : +0m/-200m
- Walking time : 2 a 3 Hours

      Camping on the beach near Ras Madrakah

We set up our camp on this wild coast, on a sandy white beach, surrounded by black rocks et bordered by the Indian Ocean…

Individual camping tent



DAY 8


      Walk to the cape

We start our walk on the beach. The rocks change quickly : we leave the white limestone and enter the ophiolites, the rocks of the oceanic crust that are only visible in such quantity in Oman. They take a black polish and are sharply erroded. Between these back hills, the white sandy beaches bring a wonderful contrast...

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

      Transfer Madrakah - Shuwaymiyah


      Short walk above Shuwaymiyah

We have a walk on the cliffs overlooking the wide bay of Shuwaymiyah

- Level 1    
- Approximative length : 1 Hours
- Walking time : 1 a 1 Hours

      Camping on the beach

We set up our camp on the wonderfull beach of Shuwimiyah

Individual camping tent



DAY 9


      Transfer Shuwaymiyah - Mirbat

This part of the coast is very wild. We stop several times en route to swim, explore some wadis, or have a look at strange rock formations. It also happens that we see dolphins from the road.


      Amouaj Hotel Appartments

Standard Appartment



DAY 10


      Visit of Mirbat and Bin Ali Tomb

As we arrive in Mibat, we stop to have a ook at the tom of Muhamed Bin Ali Al Alawi, descendant of Ali, son-in-law of the prophet Muhamed. He came from Yemen opened a cornic school in Mirbat in the 12th century. We'll then have a round in the nice village of Mirbat

- Approximative length : 1 Hours

      Transfer Mirbat - Jebel Samhan


      Walk Along the ridge of Jebel Samhan

We have a pleasant walk along the ridge of Jebel Samhan overlooking Mirbat's plain and the ocean. The cliffs down us catch and block clouds during the monsoon : the coastal slopes are wooded while the plateau on the top is dry ; the contrast is syartling... This easy walk offers countinuously stunning views and gives us the opportunity to discover a particular ecosystem, at the limit of the clouds...

- Level 2    
- Approximative length : 4 Hours
- Elevation gain/loss : +500m/-150m
- Walking time : 3 a 4 Hours

      Camping on Jebel Samhan

Individual camping tent



DAY 11


      Transfer Jebel Samhan - Wadi Darbat


      Short hike in Wadi Darbat

Wadi Darbat is one of the most famous wadis in Oman. During Khareef (between july and september, the monsoon time) it is a of the favourite place of omani tourists who come here to enjoy the greenry and nice river. We''ll hike up the valley.

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

      Transfer Wadi Darbat - Khor Ruri


      Visit of Khor Rori and Sumhuram ruins

Khor Ruri Wadi Darbat's estuary. Seabirds are numerous there. Above the estuary are the ruins of Sumhuram, that was an importanat port during the Antiquity. It was located at the far east of the kingdom of Hadramaut, zone of production of frankincense, resin taken from a tree that was once more valued than gold.

- Approximative length : 1 Hours 30

      Transfer Khor Ruri - Salalah


      Salalah Beach Villas

We spend the night in this nice hotel. The hotel is located in Al Dhariz, facing the sea, and has a swimming pool

Sea View Room
Comfortable room with A/C, fridge, and private bathroom. Breakfast at the hotel


DAY 12


      Transfer White Desert on the sea - Khaluf

We go to the fishermen's vilage of Khaluf. On low tide we drive all the way on the beach and we see hundreds of seabirds


      salalah Food Souq

Salalah food souq is worth a visit : it is very lively! We find there wondeful fishes, meat, vegetable, fruits, dates, and traditional medicines...

- Approximative length : 1 Hours

      Discover the fruits stalls of Salalah

Salalah is a modern city but still having many agricultural fields in the middle of the city. On the streets there are numerous salls selling the fruits produced here : coconuts, banana, papayas, sugar cane, etc...

- Approximative length : 1 Hours

      Visit of Al Baleed Archeological Site

This archeological site lies in the city of salalah, facing the sea. This city was previously known as Dhofar (which is now the name of the region). The area was inhabited since since 4000 years BC, but the remainings date from the 10th century AD. Its position made it an important port in the region. Next to the site is a museum with a hall about history and another about boats.

- Approximative length : 1 Hours

      Visit of Souq Al Husn

Al Husn Souq is Salalah popular market. It is above all famous for the sale of frankincense, perfumes, and omani shawls. It is for the moment under renovation und therefore limited in size.

- Approximative length : 2 Hours

      Salalah Beach Villas

We spend the night in this nice hotel. The hotel is located in Al Dhariz, facing the sea, and has a swimming pool

Sea View Room
Comfortable room with A/C, fridge, and private bathroom. Breakfast at the hotel


DAY 13


      Transfer Salalah - Thumrayt


      Transfer Thumrayt - Shisr (Ubar)


      Visit of Ubar ruins in Shishr

We stop on the way to visit the ruins of what is believed to be Ubar, this mytical city located 'between Hadramaut and the trees of Oman'. This city was partly detroyed when a subterranean cavity coallapsed to form a sinkhole. The main tower and traces of fortifications remain visible. We'll visit them as well as a smal museum about how the site was discovered.

- Approximative length : 1 Hours

      Transfer Shisr (Ubar) - Our Camp in 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 Hours
- Elevation gain/loss : +150m/-150m
- Walking time : 1 a 2 Hours

      Camping in the Empty Quarter

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

Individual camping tent



DAY 14


      Hiking in Rub al Khali

Morning, we start walking from our camp. We climb several high dunes which surround us : the ascent is sometimes exhausting, 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 Hours
- Elevation gain/loss : +150m/-150m
- Walking time : 4 a 5 Hours

      Camping in the Empty Quarter

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

Individual camping tent



DAY 15


      Hiking in Rub al Khali

Morning, we start walking from our camp. We climb several high dunes which surround us : the ascent is sometimes exhausting, 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 Hours
- Elevation gain/loss : +150m/-150m
- Walking time : 4 a 5 Hours

      Camping in the Empty Quarter

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

Individual camping tent



DAY 16


      Transfer Our Camp in Rub Al khali - Thumrayt


      Transfer Thumrayt - Salalah


      Transfer Salalah - Fizayah


      Swimming on a white sandy beach

We enjoy a swim in the indian ocean on one of the numerous beaches of the bay.

- Approximative length : 2 Hours

      Camping on the beach

We camp on a splendid sandy white beach

Individual camping tent



DAY 17


      Short hike along the coast

We start walking where the tracck ends and head to a wonderful beach. On a good path we follow the coast until a small valley where frankincense trees grow next to the sea. We come back the same way and enjoy a swim before getting to the cars.

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

      Transfer Fizayah - View Point


      View Point

We stop at a view point : we are 1000m high and down the cliffs is the sea. During moonson time the clouds hit the cliffs which get lush green.

- Approximative length : 0 Hours 15

      Transfer View Point - Above Al Hautah Bowl


      Short walk on the top of the corrie of Al Hautah

We walk on a nice trail used mainly by cows and camels going grazing. We are around 1000m high and overlook the corrie of al Hautah. The landscape is bucolic with grazing lands, high trees, and numerous birds...

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

      Transfer Above Al Hautah Bowl - Salalah


      Salalah Beach Villas

We spend the night in this nice hotel. The hotel is located in Al Dhariz, facing the sea, and has a swimming pool

Sea View Room
Comfortable room with A/C, fridge, and private bathroom. Breakfast at the hotel

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(SEE TOURISM LICENCE)
AL MAALAM TOURS - PO BOX 917 - Post Code 611 - NIZWA - SULTANAT D'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