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
The dunes of Wahiba Sands reach from the eastern Hajar
Mountains to the Arabian Sea offering a landscape rich in colour and
starlit skies, which has been the 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.