Muscat - 1 night
Jabal Al-Akhdar - 1 night
Wahiba Sands -1 night
Muscat - 3 nights
Salalah - 2 nights

Spendology - Widgets


Discover the Sultanate of Oman – Famed for its frankincense and date palms, Bedouin hospitality and blissful beaches, palaces and souks. Authentic Arabia, ancient and modern

Oman is a corner of Arabia, quite off the beaten track with a colourful charm and a historical heritage. Blessed with outstanding rare natural beauty, it boasts a pristine and extensive coastline, the majestic Hajar Mountains and vast swathes of desert interspersed with wadis and lush vegetation. The country combines unspoilt desert landscapes with a chance to experience authentic Arabian culture.

The charming coastal capital Muscat has a colourful history dating back to 2500 BC and features modern hotels, ancient souks, cosmopolitan malls and resplendent mosques. Beyond Muscat, antiquity and tradition can be observed in ancient trading towns built around oases replete with forts and souks.

Nizwa, the erstwhile capital, has an immense palm oasis and a giant castle. In the extreme south, coastal Salalah is both a city and leisure resort set amongst coconut groves and banana plantations with stunning sandy beaches.

Key Features

Cultural & Natural Wonders
Jules Verne Sightseeing
3 UNESCO Heritage Sites
6 Lunches and 3 Dinners
Local Expert Guides
Small Group Size: 4 18

Special Event

Coffee & Dinner with Omani Locals

Visit a culture museum, built in the style of a traditional Omani house, and meet the locals. Enjoy a cup of Kahwa (Omani coffee) and dates followed by dinner with an Omani family. Eat and talk with the family and learn about their daily life and traditions.

Day 1 Fly from London Heathrow to Muscat. Transfer to the 4-star Novotel Muscat Airport (formerly Sundus Rotana) for overnight.

Day Scenic drive to the UNESCO World Heritage site Bahla and its fort. Continue to the 17th-century Jabreen Fort which affords a commanding view of the mountains of the Jabal Al-Akhdar. Enjoy coffee with Omani locals at Bait al Safah, in Al Hamra. Drive up to the highest point of Jabal Al-Akhdar to absorb the view. Overnight at the 3-star Sahab Resort and Spa in the mountains. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Drive to Nizwa via Birkat al-Mawz for a tour of the ancient aflaj irrigation systems. View Nizwa’s dramatic 17th-century fort and explore the souq. Drive by 4x4 to Arabian Oryx Camp for overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Return to Muscat via Wadi Bani Khalid. Visit the old town of Al Kamil, the Sur dhow factory, Wadi Shab and the Bimmah sinkhole. Three nights at the 5-star Crowne Plaza Muscat. (B, L)

Day 5 Tour of Muscat includes Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Royal Opera House, Bait al-Baranda Museum, Bait al-Zubair Museum, the Sultan’s Palace and Jalali and Mirani forts. Drive to the Corniche and visit the Muttrah Souk. Dinner with an Omani family. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Visit the Barka fish market, pass along picturesque wadis to Nakhal boasting the highest fort in Oman. Travel via the natural springs at Al Thowara to al-Hazm fort and Rustaq. (B, L)

Day 7 Fly to Salalah and start a tour of East Salalah including Taqah, the old frankincense port of Sumharam and Mirbat, the beginning of the ‘Frankincense Trail’. Continue by a visit to Salalah including the Museum of the Frankincense Land, a photo stop at the Sultan Qaboos Mosque, Al Husn Palace and stroll through the Haffah souq. Transfer to 5-star Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara for two nights. Transfer to 5-star Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara for two nights. (B, L)

Day 8 Morning visit to West Salalah including the natural spring of Ayn Razat Job’s Tomb, Khor Mughsail and see first-hand how frankincense is extracted. Afternoon optional drive into the Dhofar mountain range (bookable locally). (B)

Day 9 Return flight via Muscat arriving Heathrow later the same day. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner


per person in a twin/double room
Oman Air from Heathrow

Date Price
March 5 £2995
October 15 £2795
November 12 £2825
December 3 £2795

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £925

Accommodation Upgrades

Sea view (3 nights Muscat) £50
Single supplement sea view £100
Sea view (2 nights Salalah) £60
Single supplement sea view £120

Flight Options

Oman Air Business Class from £1875 

Extension Options

Extension - Zanzibar
4 nights £945
Single supplement £285
Optional tour of Stone Town £70

Extra Nights - Muscat 
Crowne Plaza Muscat 
(per night) £115
Single supplement £115
Sea view £135
Single supplement £135

Extra Nights - Salalah
Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara
(per night) £185
Single supplement £185
Sea view £215
Single supplement  £215

Privately Guided

Add £595 per person

Independent Arrival

Save £500
Arrival or departure transfer add £30

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 8 nights' accommodation, breakfast daily, 6 lunches and 3 dinners, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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