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HIKING IN OMAN

12 DAYS
06/11/2022

A beautiful hiking tour well balanced between mountains, desert, and wadis. And an itinerary away from crowds.

Guidéd in :

Level :

Level 3

Environment :

Desert, Wadi, Mountain, Sea

Activities :

Hiking     Swimming     Canyoning & Aquatic hiking     Culture    Easy Walking    

Accomodation :

Camping X 7     Hotel, appartment, guesthouse, ect... X 4

1000 OMR

per person

GROUP
of 3 to 12

JOUR 1 : Hike across mountain villages

DAY 1 : Hike across mountain villages

DAY 1 : Hike across mountain villages

DAY 1 : Hike across mountain villages

DAY 1 : Hike across mountain villages

DAY 1 : Hike across mountain villages

DAY 1 : Camping the valley

DAY 2 : Hike across mountain villages

DAY 2 : Hike across mountain villages

DAY 2 : Hike across mountain villages

DAY 2 : Hike across mountain villages

DAY 2 : Hike across mountain villages

DAY 2 : Hike across mountain villages

DAY 2 : Hike across mountain villages

DAY 2 : Hike across mountain villages

DAY 2 : Hike across mountain villages

DAY 2 : Hike across mountain villages

DAY 2 : Hike across mountain villages

DAY 2 : Hike across mountain villages

DAY 2 : Mountain guesthouse

DAY 2 : Mountain guesthouse

DAY 2 : Mountain guesthouse

DAY 2 : Mountain guesthouse

DAY 2 : Mountain guesthouse - Dormitory

DAY 2 : Mountain guesthouse - Dormitory

DAY 2 : Mountain guesthouse - Dormitory

DAY 2 : Mountain guesthouse - Dormitory

DAY 2 : Mountain guesthouse - Dormitory

DAY 2 : Mountain guesthouse - Dormitory

DAY 3 : Hike through mountains and villages

DAY 3 : Hike through mountains and villages

DAY 3 : Hike through mountains and villages

DAY 3 : Hike through mountains and villages

DAY 3 : Hike through mountains and villages

DAY 3 : Hike through mountains and villages

DAY 3 : Beautiful hotel with simple comfort

DAY 3 : Beautiful hotel with simple comfort

DAY 3 : Beautiful hotel with simple comfort

DAY 3 : Beautiful hotel with simple comfort

DAY 3 : Beautiful hotel with simple comfort - Standard Room

DAY 3 : Beautiful hotel with simple comfort - Standard Room

DAY 3 : Beautiful hotel with simple comfort - 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 : Sunset between White desert and rocky hills

DAY 4 : Sunset between White desert and rocky hills

DAY 4 : Sunset between White desert and rocky hills

DAY 4 : Camping between black rocks and white sanddunes

DAY 4 : Camping between black rocks and white sanddunes

DAY 5 : Hike in desert

DAY 5 : Hike in desert

DAY 5 : Hike in desert

DAY 5 : Hike in desert

DAY 5 : Hike in desert

DAY 5 : Camping in the desert between sand and rocks

DAY 5 : Camping in the desert between sand and rocks

DAY 5 : Camping in the desert between sand and rocks

DAY 6 : Hike across sand dunes and rocky outcrops

DAY 6 : Hike across sand dunes and rocky outcrops

DAY 6 : Hike across sand dunes and rocky outcrops

DAY 6 : Hike across sand dunes and rocky outcrops

DAY 6 : Hike across sand dunes and rocky outcrops

DAY 6 : Camping in the desert

DAY 6 : Camping in the desert

DAY 7 : Hike across White desert

DAY 7 : Hike across White desert

DAY 7 : Hike across White desert

DAY 7 : Hike across White desert

DAY 7 : Hike across White desert

DAY 7 : Hike across White desert

DAY 7 : Camping in the White desert, next to the sea

DAY 7 : Camping in the White desert, next to the sea

DAY 7 : Camping in the White desert, next to the sea

DAY 8 : Stop in a beduin coastal village

DAY 8 : Transfert

DAY 8 : Transfert

DAY 8 : Transfert

DAY 8 : Transfert

DAY 8 : Sunset in the dunes

DAY 8 : Sunset in the dunes

DAY 8 : Sunset in the dunes

DAY 8 : Sunset in the dunes

DAY 8 : Equiped camp in the desert

DAY 8 : Equiped camp in the desert

DAY 8 : Equiped camp in the desert

DAY 8 : Equiped camp in the desert

DAY 8 : Equiped camp in the desert

DAY 8 : Equiped camp in the desert - Arabic Tent with private bathroom

DAY 8 : Equiped camp in the desert - Arabic Tent with private bathroom

DAY 8 : Equiped camp in the desert - Arabic Tent with private bathroom

DAY 8 : Equiped camp in the desert - Arabic Tent with private bathroom

DAY 9 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

DAY 9 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

DAY 9 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

DAY 9 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

DAY 9 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

DAY 9 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

DAY 9 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

DAY 9 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

DAY 9 : Hotel in Sur

DAY 9 : Hotel in Sur

DAY 9 : Hotel in Sur

DAY 9 : Hotel in Sur - Standard Room

DAY 9 : Hotel in Sur - Standard Room

DAY 9 : Hotel in Sur - Standard Room

DAY 10 : Visit of the city of Sur

DAY 10 : Visit of the city of Sur

DAY 10 : Visit of the city of Sur

DAY 10 : Visit of the city of Sur

DAY 10 : Short hike in the wadi through palm gardens

DAY 10 : Short hike in the wadi through palm gardens

DAY 10 : Short hike in the wadi through palm gardens

DAY 10 : Short hike in the wadi through palm gardens

DAY 10 : Short hike in the wadi through palm gardens

DAY 10 : Camping in the gardens

DAY 10 : Camping in the gardens

DAY 10 : Camping in the gardens

DAY 11 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 11 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 11 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 11 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 11 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 11 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 11 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 11 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 11 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 11 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 11 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 11 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 11 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 12 : Walk and swim in a wadi

DAY 12 : Walk and swim in a wadi

DAY 12 : Walk and swim in a wadi

DAY 12 : Walk and swim in a wadi

DAY 12 : Walk and swim in a wadi

DAY 12 : Walk and swim in a wadi

www.omantrekkingguides.com, website of AL MAALAM TOURS , company registered under Commercial Register Number (1087801), and with
(local tour operator licence)
AL MAALAM TOURS - PO BOX 917 - Post Code 611 - NIZWA - SULTANATE OF OMAN




MAIN INFORMATION

Price per person

1000 OMR (2617 USD)

Group Size

from 3 to 12 persons

Status

AVAILABLE (Guaranted when 3 registered)

Tour guided in

Francais

Start

06/11/2022 at 08:30

Meeting at Mutrah Hotel ; we will send you location

Finish

17/11/2022 at 18:00

We drop you to your hotel in Muscat

DOCUMENTS TO DOWNLOAD

DETAILED PROGRAM
With walking and driving times, and difficulty level
 


 

TECHNICAL SHEET
What you have to bring, prices, details of our services, and advices
 


 

COUNTRY SHEET
General, cultural, and practical information about the country
 


 

ABOUT THE GUIDE

ANTOINE
42 years old
14 years of experience
Speaks Arabi, Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol

CHILDHOOD

He was born and grew up in a peaceful village in the countryside in Normandy.

He had an easy, beautiful and worryless childhood with his brother.

His family moved to the suburb of Paris and he got to adapt to the city.

He got the chance, thanks to his parents, to travel in North Africa, America, and Europe.

YOUTH

He studied in Paris first humanities and then switched to business management, still keeping on reading about history, philosophy, sociology, and working on holidays in a warehouse.

He finished his studies in Germany and started to work as export assistant in smal family-run businesses first in Paris, and then in Millau.

He discovered mountains and hiking while travelling in South America.

Going then always more often hiking in the Cevennes and in the Pyrenees, he decideded to change job and train to become mountain leader.

A combination of cicumstances had him start this new job in Oman.

ADULTHOOD

After working a few years for another agency in the field of adventure tourism, he opened Al Maalam Tours with his friend Ibrahim.

He managed the quickly growing company and kept on guiding tours.

At the same time he integrated in Oman, assimilating language and culture.

He also traveled in Yemen, Indonesia, Nepal, India, Palestine, Jordan, La Reunion Island, and Comor Islands.

In 2017, he decided to close the company to take some rest, step back, and resettle in France, in the countryside of Correze, nearer to his parents.

He also used this time to learn gardening and read further about history, philosophy, and religions.

After digesting all this, he decided in 2021 to marry and make family.

He also reopened Al Maalam Tours with his friend Ibrahim to come back in the Sultanate of Oman and start his professional activity again but differently : slowlier, but better and longlasting.

FUTURE

The following of the story happens now, and will we written in a few years…


Tour guided by ANTOINE

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(local tour operator licence)
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BOOKING PROCESS

1 - Use the form on the right to give us a few information about you and eventualy ask us some questions.
If you are already decided to book, please check "Booking" ; Otherwise, check "Information"

2 a - If you have asked us more information, we'll reply to you as soon as possible, and you can then tell us later through a simple email when you are ready to book.

2 b - If you asked to book, we'll send you an invoice with our bank details if you want to pay by bank transfer (bank charges should be paid by you) and a link for the payment by credit card.

We ask for the payment of 30% deposit to consider your booking confirmed.

3 - When we receive the deposit, we send you the invoice mentioning the amount paid and the remaining amount to be paid.

4 - One month before departure, we'll ask you to pay the remaining amount : by bank transfer or credit card at latest 1 week before departure, or cash (OMR or USD only) during the tour directly to the guide.

CANCELLATION POLICY

You can cancel anytime.

More than 45 days before departure, we refund the full amount paid by you (except bank charges).

Between 45 and 20 days before departure, we keep 10% of the price of the tour and we refund the rest (except bankl charges).

Between 20 and 10 days before departure, we keep 30% of the price of the tour, which means the amount of the deposit paid. If you have already paid the remaining amount, we refund you that part (we keep only 30%).

Less than 10 days before departure, we keep the total amount paid.

If your insurance does not cover cancellation fees and that you have a good reason to cancel (you meet diifficltiies, not just that you changed your mind), we'll do ourt best to reduce as much as possible the amount kept: we work to earn our living, not to make money with the problems of others...


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(local tour operator licence)
AL MAALAM TOURS - PO BOX 917 - Post Code 611 - NIZWA - SULTANATE OF OMAN



DAY 1

06/11/2022

- Lunch - Dinner


      Transfer to a mountain village (225 km - 3h)


      Hike across mountain villages

The main valley forms a hughe amphitheater overlooked by the noth face of Jebel Shams which offers huge cliffs of sometimes more than 2000m. We walk along centuries old paths (some of them are in a bad state and some spots can be a bit difficult) linking remote villages. We pass 3 villages before arriving to our camp.

- Level 3    
- Duration : 4 hours
- Height difference : +200m/-400m
- Walking time : 3 to 4 hours


      Camping the valley

A wonderful campsite with unbelievable views over the north face of Jebel Shams

Individual camping tent



DAY 2

07/11/2022

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Hike across mountain villages

We start hiking from our campsite and walk up and down several valleys. Almost each valley hosts a village which has its own charm. Palm gardens, aflaj, terraced fields, beehives... We hike in traditional Oman and the scenery is spectacular. Some few passages might be a bit difficult.

- Level 4    
- Duration : 6 hours
- Height difference : +700m/-400m
- Walking time : 4 to 5 hours


      Transfer to a mountain guesthouse (35 km - 1h)


      Mountain guesthouse

It's an old settlement which was nicely renovated and turned into a guesthouse. The farming activity was kept (fields and cattle). And the staff is particularly nice!

Dormitory
Dormitories from 4 to 10 persons with bunkbeds and A/C. Breakfast & dinner taken at the hotel


DAY 3

08/11/2022

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Hike through mountains and villages

We walk in the river bed with many trees and birds (sometimes also a stream) and then find a good path which climbs in the mountain and takes us to a first small village. We then walk our way up through the palm gardens and reach a very narrow path. From there we see another bigger village. We walk down to the village and enjoy a tour in the gardens. We finaly find a very narrow gorge which we follow until we reach the main road of the valley.

- Level 3    
- Duration : 5 hours
- Height difference : +600m/-500m
- Walking time : 4 to 5 hours


      Transfer to Nizwa (80 km - 2h)


      Beautiful hotel with simple comfort

A beautiful hotel located in an old quarter of Nizwa, just behind the souk. It's a complex of several old houses which have been renovated with a lot of taste. Rooms, bathrooms, majilis, and teraces are spread in a labyrinth of corridors, stairs, and bridges.

Standard Room
Rooms are charmfull. They are furnished in a traditional style and are all equiped with A/C. Mattress are on the floor. Bathrooms are private but may be located outside the room.. Breakfast taken at the hotel


DAY 4

09/11/2022

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      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.

- Duration : 1 hours 30

      Transfer to the white desert, among rocks and sand (350 km - 3h 30)


      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    
- Duration : 2 hours
- Walking time : 1 to 2 hours


      Camping between black rocks and white sanddunes

Individual camping tent



DAY 5

10/11/2022

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Hike in desert

We leave gradually the rocks and enter for first time the white sand dunes. It is unbelievable. We change course to reach a high point from where we get a good panoramic view. Finally we reach our camp. Late afternoon we walk again around our camp to see sunset.

- Level 2    
- Duration : 6 hours
- Height difference : +200m/-200m
- Walking time : 4 to 5 hours


      Camping in the desert between sand and rocks

We set up our camp in a beautiful place where sand meets rocks

Individual camping tent



DAY 6

11/11/2022

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Hike across sand dunes and rocky outcrops

A very beautifull day : we walk across sand dunes and meet on the way many rocky outcrops. The sand is sometimes red, and sometimes white. We arrive at our camp around noon and enjoy some rest under the shade. Late afternoon, we walk to the top of the sand dunes to see sunset over this spectacular landscape with trees, rocks, and sand...

- Level 2    
- Duration : 6 hours
- Walking time : 4 to 5 hours


      Camping in the desert

Varied landscape : sand dunes, rocky hills, and an accacia "forest"

Individual camping tent



DAY 7

12/11/2022

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Hike across White desert

We have a long hike in a wonderful and unexpected landscape. We start from our campsite where the sand is rather beige and we walk across small rocky plateau, sandy valleys, and dune areas. The more we walk the whiter is getting the sand. Finaly we discover wonderful pure white sand dunes. Irreal landscape… We walk across the dunes and arrive to the sea around noon… We set up our camp, have lunch, and enjoy swimming in the indian ocean. Late afternoon, we start walking again across white sand dunes to enjoy sunset.

- Level 2    
- Duration : 6 hours
- Walking time : 3 to 5 hours


      Camping in the White desert, next to the sea

Unusual landscape : on one side we have pure white dunes, whereas on the other side we have the Indian Ocean…

Individual camping tent



DAY 8

13/11/2022

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Transfer to a fishing village (21 km - 0h 36)


      Stop in a beduin coastal village

This 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.

- Duration : 1 hours

      Transfer to our campsite in the desert (480 km - 7h)

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.


      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    
- Duration : 1 hours

      Equiped camp in the desert

A very nice camp which lays in the middle of the sand dunes, in a quiet and wild area.

Arabic Tent with private bathroom
Arabic tent nicely equiped as an hotel room : bed, carpets, tabe, chairs. Private bathroom.. Breakfast & dinner taken at the hotel


DAY 9

14/11/2022

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Transfer to a wadi (80 km - 1h 30)


      Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

An easy quatic hike in one of the most beautiful wadis of oman. We start from an oasis in the valley. We walk across its luxuriant palm garden to reach he entrance of the garden. We then walk between large boulders to arrive to 2 wonderful pools with waterfalls. In one of these we can jump from 10 meters. We keep on walking in the water and the swim several long pools (until 300 meters). The valley then widens and we discover another oasis.

- Level 1    
- Duration : 5 hours
- Walking time : 3 to 5 hours


      Transfer to Sur (100 km - 1h)


      Hotel in Sur

A good hotel with modern and comfortable rooms, located just outside the city on the lagoon

Standard Room
. Breakfast taken at the hotel


DAY 10

15/11/2022

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      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.

- Duration : 2 hours

      Transfer to Tiwi (60 km - 0h 45)


      Short hike in the wadi through palm gardens

We hike in the wadi, through the palm garden (which also hosts bananas, papayas, mango trees, lime, etc…) along the falaj to reach our camp site. Water flows in the river bed, flanks are covered by lush green gardens, dominated by steep cliffs.

- Level 2    
- Duration : 2 hours
- Walking time : 1 to 2 hours


      Camping in the gardens

We camp in a private garden in the wadi. The place is great and walking around late afternoon is great : superb views and lots of birds! For the moment, the place is very simple, but the owner plans to build toitlets soon…

Camping



DAY 11

16/11/2022

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

A beautiful hiking day : we walk all the wadi long, mostly on paths and falajs in the gardens, sometimes across boulders in the wadi bed, and few short parts on the track. On the way, we cross several villages. After arriving in the last village, we can go for a swim in the canyon just down the village in the middle of the canyon.

- Level 3    
- Duration : 6 hours
- Height difference : +300m/-50m
- Walking time : 4 to 5 hours


      Camping in the gardens

We camp in a private garden in the wadi. The place is great and walking around late afternoon is great : superb views and lots of birds! For the moment, the place is very simple, but the owner plans to build toitlets soon…

Camping



DAY 12

17/11/2022

Breakfast - Lunch -


      Transfer to a wadi (80 km - 1h)


      Walk and swim in a wadi

We start with a refreshing swim in the vast pool down the village where we park. 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. Warning : in some places, you might have to step in the water ; you shoes and pants might get wet…

- Level 2    
- Duration : 4 hours
- Walking time : 2 to 3 hours


      Transfer to Muttrah (180 km - 2h)






End of our services



www.omantrekkingguides.com, website of AL MAALAM TOURS , company registered under Commercial Register Number (1087801), and with
(local tour operator licence)
AL MAALAM TOURS - PO BOX 917 - Post Code 611 - NIZWA - SULTANATE OF OMAN