Explore this fascinating corner of the Middle East on our nine night luxury holiday around Oman, where we’ll show you the best places to take in the incredible scenery and experience its local customs and traditions. You’ll start off exploring the capital city of Muscat where we’ll show you the best places to pick up some local handicrafts away from the tourist trail. Then you’ll escape the city and head to the stunning Alila Jabal Akhdar, perched amidst the peaks of the Al Hajar Mountain Range. Here you’ll find extensive hiking trails to get off the beaten track or discover the UNESCO heritage site Bahla Fort and town of Nizwa. From the mountains, we’ll then send you into the remote expanse of the desert, where you’ll experience life with local Bedouins of the Wahiba Sands. It’s the ultimate escape from reality.
MUSCAT’S ANCIENT TREASURES
Begin your trip in Muscat with total immersion into the city’s bustling souks, learn of its vibrant history and get lost wandering through beautifully constructed, labyrinthine alleyways. We’ll take you to the fish market in Mutrah, definitely worth popping into and a visit to the nearby Mutrah souk (one of the oldest in Arabia) is essential for picking up amazing handicrafts whilst experiencing true Omani culture.
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From the city, your trip will take to new heights, as we whisk you off to the peaks of the Al Hajar Mountain range. For the next three Arabian nights, you’ll hole up in the Alila Jabal Akhdar to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy some spectacular panoramic views. Feast your eyes on the famed Oman damask roses as you wander through the rose terraces that decorate the mountainside around the resort. Discover the rugged landscape on foot as you trek through caves and canyons before heading back to your luxury sanctuary to relax those muscles with some traditional Asian therapies in the spa. For you culture lovers, we’ll organize a trip to the UNESCO protected Bahla Fort, just make sure to have your camera at the ready.
DO AS THE BEDOUINS DO
From the mountaintop, you’ll be whisked down to Wahiba Sands and an enchanting Bedouin camp where the stars, candles and campfires will be your only source of illumination during the crystal clear nights. If you can tear yourself away from your luxury camp and its stunning views, visit Wani Bani Khalid with its tumbling waterfalls and fresh, natural pools perfect for cooling off and topping up that tan. Spend time with a Bedouin family trying traditional Omani khawa (coffee), whilst for the adrenaline junkies among us, we’ve found the perfect dune and can’t recommend enough the high octane pursuit of sand boarding; it’s a great work out and a fantastic way to spend an afternoon and to end all-encompassing Omani adventure.