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Arabian Adventure

The Natural Delights of Oman...

Images of golden desert landscapes, majestic mountain ranges, glistening oases bursting with date palms and lemon trees, bustling market places, and magnificent sunsets assault the senses. The Sultanate of Oman is one of the most mountainous regions of Arabia, which coupled with an endless coastline of white sandy beaches, sand dunes that rise to 150 metres and superb views at every turn, it is a thrilling destination for any nature lover.

Your adventure starts in the capital Muscat, where we visit the Grand Mosque, before following the coastline south where Wadi (valley) walks take us along river beds, some running with water, and through narrow gorges surrounded by flora and fauna. At Ras al Hadd we take time to make a night visit to the beach, hopefully seeing turtles.

The dunes of Wahiba Sands reach from the eastern Hajar Mountains to the Arabian Sea, offering a landscape rich in colour and starlit skies and home to Bedouins for centuries. From our desert camp we’ll explore in 4x4 vehicles, including some dune bashing, travel by camel, and see the sun set in the most breathtaking of surroundings.

Leaving the dunes behind, travelling into Oman’s Hajar mountain range, we explore the impressive Jabel Akhdar Mountain, with its abundance of fruit orchards and An Nakhur Gorge and Jabal Shams, the highest and most impressive of mountains in Arabia.

The healing warm springs of Ayn A’ Thowarah, fed from the Silud Mountains and perhaps some Wadi bashing brings this memorable journey to an end.
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You love travel and dynamic experiences. You like to push yourself or experience something completely new because the rewards make it worth the effort. You enjoy discovering the wonders of the country, whilst at the same time finding out about yourself. Previous outdoor activity experience may be essential for some of these holidays. Some holidays may have a high degree of adventure but are not necessarily over energetic. These holidays involved a heightened sense of adventure for example on water or zip wire. Where walking is involved the climate might make walking more challenging and occasionally ascents may be up to 900m.



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    24 Jan 2018
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    12
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    Level C
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    London (Heathrow), Manchester
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    £3,599
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  • Accommodation

    Muscat (2) Wadi Shab (1), Ras al Hadd (1), Wahiba Sands (2), Nizwa (2), Jabal Shams (1), Mussannah (2). We stay in a mix of hotels and camps all offering en suite, comfortable accommodation. Our coastal hotels all have access to a beach and most also have swimming pools. Our Wahiba Sands camp offers something extraordinary with traditional style tented accommodation complete with electricity, en suite facilities and outdoor seating. At Jabal Shams we stay in stylish eco-pods, the first of their kind in Oman, with spectacular valley views.

  • What's Included
    • Return air travel and transfers.
    • Half Board en suite accommodation plus three lunches.
    • All entrance fees.
    • Knowledgeable local walking and sightseeing guides.
    • All local transport including coach and 4x4 vehicles.

  • Holiday Highlights
    • Traversing the contrasting terrains of green valleys and barren mountains, white beaches and amber hued desert dunes.
    • Walking through the villages and wadis of the Jebel Akhdar plateau with stunning views at every turn.
    • Watching the sunset and stars in the night sky from our tented desert camp in the majestic Wahiba Sands.
    • Explore the abandoned villages and “Grand Canyon” of Jabel Shams from our eco-pod base.

  • Travel Information & Regional Departures
    • Arrival transfer by road (c.30mins)
    • Flights: Heathrow-Muscat (c7hrs 50mins), Oman Air.
    • Manchester flights may be available. Please ask for details.
    • UK add-on flights from £150 return, British Airways.
    • Upgrades: Business Class available, please ask for a competitive quote

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You love travel and dynamic experiences. You like to push yourself or experience something completely new because the rewards make it worth the effort. You enjoy discovering the wonders of the country, whilst at the same time finding out about yourself. Previous outdoor activity experience may be essential for some of these holidays. Some holidays may have a high degree of adventure but are not necessarily over energetic. These holidays involved a heightened sense of adventure for example on water or zip wire. Where walking is involved the climate might make walking more challenging and occasionally ascents may be up to 900m.



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