Oman roundtrip in a small group on November 2023
12 days North Oman, plus a 4-day South Oman extension, with relaxing and dreaming in Salalah
November 21 till December 6, 2023, with just up to eight persons in a little group.
For a long time, Oman has been a hidden gem of the Orient, but now it is becoming more popular. We have an exclusive offer for you to experience something that cannot be found anywhere else. During your Oman roundtrip, you can immerse yourself in the culture of authentic Arab families and meet Bedouins.
Travel program from Muscat – the capital of the Sultanate of Oman
Day 1 – November 21st, 2023 – Tuesday
Individual arrival from Frankfurt/Europe.
We can guide you through booking your flight with our affiliated agency.
Once you complete your 6-hour direct flight from Frankfurt to Muscat, you will be picked up and taken to the stunning “Mysk Al Mouj” hotel. It is a chic hotel that is located right in the Marina. Once you arrive in the evening, you can take a leisurely walk along the harbor promenade and soak in the oriental atmosphere. You are sure to feel relaxed and comfortable during your stay. (Overnight and rich Breakfast)
Day 2 – November 22nd, 2023 – Wednesday
After a good night’s sleep and a satisfying breakfast, we begin our adventure in Oman.
Our first destination in this Oman Roundtrip is the magnificent Sultan Qaboos mosque and experience the rich culture of Oman. We then travel back in time to the Muttrah Souk, where we witness the transformation of the past into the present through the trade of Frankincense, Myrrh, Gold and Silver Jewelry, Circular Daggers, Cashmere Scarves, and Henna. Our Muscat City Tour also includes a visit to the legendary Opera House.
Following the half-day tour, you have the option to relax and enjoy the beautiful harbor complex or continue exploring the capital city in the afternoon on your own
The overnight stay and breakfast will be at the Mysk Al Mouj Hotel in Muscat.
Day 3 – November 23rd, 2023 – Thursday
Today, we set off from Muscat towards Jebel Akhdar mountain, also known as the “Fruits Garden of Oman.” The Arabic name of the mountain means “green,” which is a reference to the fertile terraced fields on its steep slopes due to frequent rainfall. Despite the altitude of 2000m, the Mediterranean climate provides ideal conditions for growing crops like olives, almonds, dates, bananas, apricots, pomegranates, and figs.
We’ll explore the ruins of Birkat Al Mauz village, which features historic mud houses washed out by rain.
After we visit Banana Lake, a fertile oasis with a poetic name. A traditional Omani lunch with a local family awaits us, promising a unique experience. Later, depending on the program, we’ll check in to our traditional hotel in Nizwa for the night.
Our stay in Nizwa includes breakfast.
Day 4 – November 24th, 2023 – Friday
Today is an early bird day because the legendary animal market in Oman’s old capital Nizwa awaits us – an absolute highlight.
It is always historic and photogenic to observe this activity up close. We’ll continue to be immersed in the magic of these souks, and we will walk along colorful streets. See the halwa and some of the oriental specialties! The fort in Nizwa is also on the schedule, an opportunity to take great pictures! We’ll continue on our tour to Jebel Shams at the highest plateau. We drive through the Wadi Ghul and relax while hiking through the old mountain village of Misfat al Abreen, the Jabrin Palace,and the Bahla Fortress.
An intense, eventful day!!
Overnight stay/breakfast at the hotel in Nizwa.
Day 5 – November 25th, 2023 – Saturday
Today after breakfast, we’ll be heading to Wadi Bani Khaled to swim and relax in a beautiful natural mountain pool. Everyone is welcome to walk, take a dip, or simply unwind in this stunning location. Later on, we’ll embark on a desert excursion to the Wahiba Sands, where you’ll see beautiful dunes that change their colors during the sunset time.
We’ll spend the night at the Starwatching Private camp, nestled in the heart of the desert. You’ll get to enjoy the breathtaking starry sky that blankets the area.
For dinner and breakfast, you’ll be treated to a delectable array of mouthwatering specialties.
Day 6 – November 26th, 2023 – Sunday
Witness the awe-inspiring sunrise over the desert and savor a breakfast infused with the essence of the desert. Our expedition will then take us on a journey to explore the daily routine of Bedouin families and their strikingly unique desert lifestyle. We’ll be treated to a special lunch by a warm and hospitable Omani family at their animal farm, allowing us to immerse ourselves in the Omani culture and hospitality by relishing a traditional Bedouin meal.
Afternoon we drive to our Bedouin family friend’s house in the middle of the desert and experience the sunset on a camel
Pure emotions, and once again, the opportunity to take wonderful photos…
Overnight stay and dinner in a typical Bedouin camp with an authentic atmosphere around the campfire with the Bedouins. Of course, part of the desert experience is that we experience the sunset camel ride to the highest dunes.
Overnight stay in a Bedouin tent (with beds) or if you want in a “high-bed”, open air under the stars”.
Day 7 – November 27th, 2023 – Monday
Today, you have the chance to discover how the Bedouins explore animals and experience the desert in a unique way.
One of the most exciting activities during your time in the desert is the Animal Trekking tour (1.5 hours) with Badar, an animal guide in Oman, early in the morning. You will be amazed by the amount of animal life that exists in the desert and we hope to spot many different creatures together. This experience is definitely the highlight of your trip! You will also have the opportunity to experience the Bedouins’ hospitality and charm once again while visiting a mobile camp in the desert near the sea.
During the tour, there will be plenty of chances to take special snapshots of the beautiful scenery and photogenic motifs. As part of the Bedouin family, you will learn, feel, and explore a lot. This is a chance to leave Europe behind and immerse yourself in their way of life.
Another exceptional experience is attending the Omani dinner with a Bedouin bread-baking ceremony in the hot sand.
Finally, spending the night in a tent camp at Sugar Dunes is an emotional experience, with only the stars as your witness.
Day 8 – November 28, 2023 – Tuesday
The day starts with a traditional Omani breakfast in the middle of the desert and then passes the desert to the sea, which is very close. You’ll experience a gentle sea breeze, lukewarm bathing water, and, as always, great photo opportunities after the heat of the desert. Today we drive to the Alashkhara Beach Resort and enjoy a “sea flair” dinner/overnight stay/breakfast in the resort, which is located right next to the sea.
Day 9 – November 29th 2023 – Wednesday
Today, we will be heading to the Turtle Beach Hotel, which is a beautiful resort that offers the opportunity to enjoy a swim or a leisurely walk on the beach. Tomorrow morning, we will embark on a guided tour to Ras al Jinz beach with the hope of witnessing the fascinating sight of sea turtles laying their eggs. With a bit of luck, we may also catch a glimpse of newly hatched turtles making their way towards the sea. We will be spending the night at the Turtle Beach Hotel, where dinner and breakfast will be provided.
Day 10 – November 30, 2023 – Thursday
After a rich breakfast, our tour continues to see the lovely city of Sur and for a walk in the green oases into Wadi Tiwi, always an adventure.
Sur was the small fisher village where the famous dhows were built. Visit the shipyards. If time permits, we will also pay a visit to the Wadi Sinkhole before we start the journey back to Muscat. Overnight stay/breakfast at the Crown Plaza Hotel Muscat.
Day 11 – December 1st, 2023 – Friday
And we’re going to have another exciting day with a tour of the surrounding area. We’ll head to the fish market in Barka this time and, now fully prepared, we’ll be immersed in the chaotic trading environment. It’s going to be a lot of fun discovering all these things, and great opportunities for photos. And then we’ll head up into the mountains to Rustq, where there are hot springs. Relax as your legs get pampered by the cleaner fish. Stay at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Muscat overnight and breakfast.
Day 12 – December 2nd, 2023 – Saturday
Today marks the last breakfast for our first group of guests, followed by an exciting dolphin-watching and snorkeling adventure.
Later transfer to the airport, return flight to Europe, or onward flight to the beautiful south of Oman to Salalah – the insider tip on the Indian Ocean.
2nd part of the trip: Arrival in Salalah and transfer to the Atana Hotel in the evening.
Day 13 – December 3rd, 2023 – Sunday Day 14 – December 4th, 2023 – Monday Day 15 – December 5th, 2023 – Tuesday
The “1001-night-dream” can begin…
On the 2nd day transfer to the romantic luxury hotel Rotana Resort Salalah – All-inclusive – a pure enjoyment – 3 nights
Day 16 – December 6th, 2023 – Wednesday
With a tier in your eye today you will leave Oman.
Transfer back to the airport
1-Salalah city tour – 4-hour half-day trip (6 hours/car) “Incense experience”
2-West Salalah Tour
3-East Salalah Tour
Prices depend on the number of people.
You will discover a variety of natural landscapes, lively markets, huge forts, and beautiful wadis and the desert, in a small, harmonious group with a maximum of 8 participants and a German-English-speaking guide as your travel companion.
Be enchanted by the magic of Oman, a country that has been able to retain its old South Arab charm. We know all the stories of Sinbad, the sailor, the Queen of Sheba, and other legendary known names, let’s explore like them, the history of the country and the tail of the Frankincense Route.
Oman is the absolute shooting star in the Orient and a “dream travel destination”. Here the sun shines with the gold – a highly polished treasure trove of Arabic culture. And yet so fascinatingly authentic – mosques, camels, incense market, and gold souk. And all of the great hospitality of the Omani people need not to be forgotten. Experience a wonderful journey of discovery – get up close with the locals, experience nature and wildlife, and the most beautiful local places with a look beyond the scenes.
Dip yourself in the world of real Arabs and get to know the Bedouins up close. We have been traveling in Oman for years and guests on our tours benefit from the intensive contact with the country and its people.
Be inspired by a sultanate that couldn’t be more diverse.
What everyone should pack is a large dose of curiosity! Because curiosity means openness.
And that guarantees you’ll find happiness far from home, yet feel at home.
Trip Costs per Person: (excluding international scheduled flights/domestic flights)
1st part of the trip:
North Oman discovery tour – 12 days for 8 or more participants: 1417 OMR per person in a double room
For 6 or more participants: 1587 OMR per person in a double room
Single room supplement: 348 OMR per person
2nd part of the trip: Dreaming in South Oman in Salalah – 4 days with 8 or more participants:
298 OMR per person in a double room
6 or more participants: 330 OMR per person in a double room
4 or more participants: 390 OMR per person in a double room
Single room supplement: 110 OMR per person
For payments by Euro, the currency exchange rate will be variable according to the day of payment at the moment
OMR 1 (Omani Rial) = €2.50
We would be happy to assist in booking your flight (international flight and domestic flight) through an airline agency affiliated with us from Germany
For other countries’ arrivals, please crosscheck the flight details with us from Frankfurt, as accordingly, we book only 1 transfer at the same arrival time.
Different arrival times may need an additional private transfer at extra cost.
All overnight stays, meals, and activities mentioned in the itinerary, all transfers, and personal and a private German-English speaking Guide.
Services not included:
International flight to Muscat, Oman domestic flight Muscat to Salalah, personal expenses, all meals and drinks not mentioned, optional activities as mentioned in the travel program, Oman visa fees, all insurance, etc., gratuities and all services not listed under “Services included”
Any increases in fees and taxes.
Our special payment and cancellation conditions for this trip:
100% of the travel price upon registration
Cancellation deadline/fee: 31 days before the start of the trip 50% of the travel price from 15 days before the start of the trip – 100% of the travel price It is recommended to take out appropriate insurance (trip cancellation, trip interruption, international travel health insurance, Corona travel protection, etc.)
Medical information on vaccinations can be found at www.auswaertiges-amt.de.
Otherwise, the general terms and conditions of Go-wild Reisen und Event GmbH as our partner in Germany apply and are part of the travel contract.
Please note all applicable airline regulations. Price changes due to government or publicly approved tariffs (e.g. increases in government taxes and tariffs, VAT, etc.) are possible.
We also reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary and the accommodation/meals mentioned due to local conditions.
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