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What to expect


Explore with a city tour & sunset cruise

Sharqiyah Sands Desert

Enjoy an immersive desert experience

Bahla Fort

Discover this ancient World Heritage Site

Coastal town of Salalah

Relax on a beach stay finale

About the trip

Embark on a fantastic escorted group tour through Oman, a hidden gem in the Middle East, where each day promises new and exhilarating experiences. Begin your journey in Muscat with a half-day city tour and a breathtaking sunset cruise along the coast. Marvel at the striking Bimah Sinkhole, explore the evergreen Wadi Tiwi, and witness the enchanting Sur with its traditional dhow factories. Dive into the vast expanse of Sharqiyah Sands desert, where you’ll discover hidden treasures, encounter rare wildlife, and enjoy a magical sunset on the dunes. Uncover the ancient city of Nizwa and the majestic UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bahla Fort. Relax in the serene beauty of Salalah’s beaches, surrounded by tropical gardens, mountains, and cascading waterfalls. With each moment filled with cultural wonders, natural beauty, and luxurious comforts, this journey through Oman is a vibrant tapestry of unforgettable adventures.

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What's included?

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Room for sole occupancy
  • Welcome drink
  • Daily breakfast, eight lunches and nine dinners
  • City tour of Muscat with sunset cruise
  • Bimah Sinkhole and a walk in Wadi Tiwi
  • Explore Sharqiyah Sands desert and overnight camp
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site Bahla Fort
  • Beach stay in Salalah
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully Financially Protected


  • Arrive into Oman
  • Muscat City Tour and Sunset Cruise
  • Bimah Sinkhole and Wadi Tiwi
  • Sharqiyah Sands Desert
  • Ibra and Nizwa
  • Nizwa and Bahla Fort
  • Muscat and the Grand Mosque, Nakhl and Ain Thowarah
  • Flight to Salalah
  • Salalah
  • Depart Oman

What you'll be doing


Arrive into Muscat

This morning we arrive into Oman in the early hours of the morning and transfer to the hotel to check-in and rest up.

Later this morning, we enjoy a fascinating half-day tour of Muscat. We pass the embassy quarter and enjoy a guided tour through the beautiful Royal Opera House, and drive along the corniche to Muttrah Souk – the oldest souk in Oman. We then continue to Al Alam Palace for a photo stop, which is flanked by two Portuguese Forts, called Al Mirani and Al Jalali. We stop for lunch before transferring to Marina AL Bandar to enjoy a sunset cruise alongside the coastline of Muscat. Then it’s off for a welcome dinner at a local house with an Omani family.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Bimah Sinkhole, Wadi Tiwi & Sur

We leave Oman to explore the stunning beauty of this country. Our first stop will be the impressive Bimah Sinkhole and then the evergreen Wadi Tiwi. From here, we head to the port city of Sur, enjoying mesmerising views over the Indian Ocean and Oman’s beautiful white beaches. While in Sur, we have the chance to visit one of the few remaining traditional dhow factories, an open-air dhow museum, and enjoy a walk through Al Aygah with its beautiful old wooden doors. In the evening, we have the chance (depending on the season) to visit the turtle beach where turtles can be seen laying their eggs as well as baby turtles leaving their nest.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Sharqiyah Sands Desert

Today we leave the coast behind to discover the beauty of Oman’s Sharqiyah Sands Desert. Firstly, however, we discover some of the hidden treasures of Oman. In the small town of Al Kamil, we visit the forts’ museum, which has been beautifully renovated. After that, we proceed to a gazelle sanctuary to discover some of the rare fauna in Oman.

We will soon see the first dunes and enter the desert. As a group, we enjoy a sunset on the dunes and a traditional dinner at the camp.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Ibra to Nizwa

Today we enjoy breakfast in the desert and then head of to explore more of Oman. Our first stop will be Ibra – one of the oldest cities in Oman and once a centre of trade, religion, education and art. We discover the old part of the city before heading onto the ancient city of Nizwa, known for its rich cultural heritage, historic landmarks, vibrant souk, and the stunning backdrop of the Hajar Mountains.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included



Bahla Fort and back to Muscat

This morning, we venture around the souk of Nizwa and get to know more about its history at the fort. This region has a very long and powerful history, which you’ll get a glimpse of during a photo stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Bahla Fort – believed to have been built between the 12th and 15th century by the Banu Nebhan tribe who inhabited the area at the time. We also visit the unique castle in Jabreen which dates back to the 17th century.

We make our way back to Muscat, stopping at the Amouage factory. Producers of one of the finest perfumes of the world, we’ll enjoy a tour of the factory and explore the diversity of the different ingredients and incenses.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included



Muscat Grand Mosque, Nahkl & Ain Thowarah Hot Springs

Today we visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque – the largest Mosque in Oman and fifth largest in the world. There is a dress code for visiting the mosque, where visitors are required to dress modestly, covering arms and legs and avoiding tight clothing. After here, we leave the capital and make our way to the lively fish market in Seeb, where the local fishermen sell their catch of the night.

This afternoon, we reach Nakhl and visit the beautiful fort built upon a high mountain. We drive through the old city, passing old mud houses and beautiful gardens before we reach the hot springs of Ain Thowarah, where we can take a walk along the palm trees and pool area.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included



Flight to Salalah

Today we have breakfast together before heading to the airport to take our flight to Salalah for a relaxing beach break. Salalah is known for its banana plantations, Arabian Sea beaches and waters teeming with marine ife. It’s a very unique part of the world – not just in Arabia and the Middle East. Salalah has all you can imagine – desert, beaches, mountains, waterfalls, springs, sinkholes & caves.

  • Breakfast & Dinner Included


Staying at the Crowne Plaza Salalah Hotel, the hotel is the perfect place for a relaxing end to our holiday in Oman. Surrounded by tropical gardens, and overlooking the Indian Ocean and sandy beach. The hotel has a large outdoor pool and a spa and wellness centre.

  • Breakfast & Dinner Included


Today we have another free day to relax in Salalah. We can enjoy the beaches or explore this fascinating area further at our own pace.

  • Breakfast & Dinner Included
DAY 10


Today we bid farewell to Oman and transfer back to the airport for our flight back to the UK.

  • Breakfast Included



We will be staying in a number of hotels on this tour. These are listed below, or will be a similar standard:

  • Muscat – Novotel Hotel
  • Sur – AL Asala Resort
  • Sharqiyah Sands Desert – 1000 Nights camp
  • Nizwa – Intercity Nizwa Hotel
  • Muscat – Movenpick hotel
  • Salalah – Crowne Plaza Salalah Hotel

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