Oman

Once the seat of a wealthy empire whose power and influence stretched throughout Arabia and as far as India and East Africa, Oman is an endlessly fascinating destination for lovers of rich culture, ancient history and diverse and dramatic landscapes.

Explore the resplendent Grand Mosque, labyrinthine souk and picturesque harbour of Muscat, Oman's historic capital; shop for frankincense in Salalah's Al-Husn souk, one of Arabia's oldest markets; and admire the stunning frescoes, carved doors, painted ceilings and secret passageways of Oman's architectural treasures.

Follow centuries-old paths through dramatic canyons, terraced farms and remote villages in the beautiful Hajar Mountains; and head out into the savagely beautiful Wahiba Sands desert to roller-coast by 4WD over massive sand dunes, visit a local Bedouin home and camp out beneath a canopy of stars.

Witness thousands of giant green sea turtles breeding on the gorgeous Arabian Sea beach of Ras Al Hadd; swim in the spectacular blue-green pools of Wadi Bani Khalid, a palm-studded desert oasis set among striking rocky landscapes; and discover sheer cliffs, rugged mountains and crystal-clear waters as you cruise the wild coastline of the Musandam Peninsula in a traditional wooden dhow.

Explore the ancient forts and Islamic architecture of historic walled towns; train your lens on impossibly photogenic scenes; and enjoy the warm hospitality of some the friendliest people you'll ever meet. Join us as we explore the cultural and natural riches of beautiful Oman!

 

Our all inclusive approach

Our Oman adventures offer great value for money, featuring top quality service, comfortable accommodation and informative touring options. Additionally, we aim to incorporate as many inclusions as possible in the tour cost such as most meals, private vehicles, transfers, excursions and entry fees.

Innovative itineraries

We offer a diverse range of itineraries that encapsulate the cultural heart of Oman and all that its natural beauty has to offer. From seeking out treasures in the souks of Muscat and Nizwa and hiking through dramatic canyons to camping in the desert and cruising the clear waters of the Musandam Peninsula, we specialise in showing you the highlights of this unique country.

Experienced local guides

Our friendly and knowledgeable driver-guides are extremely hospitable and will be delighted to welcome you to their country, introducing you to the Omani culture, cuisine and hidden gems.


 

Responsible litter disposal

We remove all waste from our campsites, often taking out more than we take in.

Animal and children welfare focus

We protect vulnerable children and animals by adhering to our Child Welfare and Animal Welfare Codes of Conduct, and seek to edcuate travellers on the issues surrounding such abuses.

Support of local economies

The guides and support crew we employ are from local communities and are paid above the award wage. Additionally, we purchase all food and equipment required for our itineraries from local businesses.


Hotels

In cities or large towns you will be accommodated in 3 to 4 star, twin share properties that are centrally located, comfortable and reliable.

Desert camps

These permanent safari camps in the desert use traditional tents and decor, with the added ambience of being under a thousand stars.


A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.



Currency

Rial Omani

International Dialing Code

+968

Electricity
Type G plug

Electricity in Oman is 240 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is G (UK – 3 prong).

Visas

Visas for Oman are required for passport holders from the following countries*:

Australia

Canada

United Kingdom

United States

All other nationalities should check with your nearest embassy or consulate.

From 20th April 2018, all tourist visit visa applications must be made online prior to arrival to Oman.

For online visa applications and more information, please refer to the following website: https://evisa.rop.gov.om

Select REGISTER AS USER on https://evisa.rop.gov.om and complete eVisa User Registration details.

Log in with Username and Password on https://evisa.rop.gov.om

Select APPLY FOR UNSPONSORED VISA

Select Nationality (drop down) as shown in Passport

Select 26B TOURIST VISIT VISA FOR G1 NATIONAL.

Required Documents to complete the eVisa application – Copies of passport page and photo of the applicant

Note: The single entry non-refundable visa fee is 20 Omani Rials for maximum stay of 30 days (subject to change).

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.

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