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Oman: An Arabian Odyssey

Private Travel | General interest 9 Days & 8 Nights Lead-in price: £2,945 Current prices from: £2,945
Visit the key cultural and scenic sights of Oman including magnificent forts and palaces, the rolling dunes of Sharqiya Sands, Oman’s highest mountains and picturesque coastal fishing villages. Discover the warmth of the Omani people and travel between the contrasting landscapes of the desert, sea and mountains.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Spend a night under the desert sky in Sharqiya Sands
  • Travel in 4x4 vehicles from day 4
  • Watch the endangered green turtle nesting on the beach
  • Visit a traditional Omani home & watch local artisans at work

Khasab

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2373 2475 2781 3290 3799 39102 38100 38100 3799 3493 2984 2577
Min temp (C)(F) 1457 1457 1763 2272 2577 2882 3086 3086 2781 2373 1966 1661
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 9 10 11 9 9 10 10 9 8
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 14 14 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 261 422 361 141 40 0 10 20 10 30 70 211
Rainy Days 4 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Humidity M H VH E E E E E VH VH H M
UV 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 6/H 5/M
Sea temp (C)(F) 2475 2373 2373 2679 2984 3290 3391 3391 3290 3188 2882 2577

Musandam

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2068 2170 2475 2984 3391 3595 3697 3595 3391 3086 2679 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 1050 1152 1457 1864 2170 2475 2679 2577 2373 1966 1457 1152
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 9 10 11 10 10 10 10 9 8
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 14 14 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 321 482 371 141 40 10 30 20 20 20 100 271
Rainy Days 3 4 6 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3
Humidity H VH VH E E E E E E VH H M
UV 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 6/H 5/M
Sea temp (C)(F) 2475 2373 2475 2679 2984 3290 3391 3391 3290 3086 2882 2577

Muscat

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) 2170 2272 2475 2984 3493 3595 3493 3290 3188 2984 2577 2272
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 10 10 40 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)

Nizwa

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) 1864 2170 2577 2984 3391 3697 3493 3493 3290 2984 2475 2068
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 0 0 20 0 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 0
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)

Sur

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2679 3188 3595 3697 3493 3391 3290 3086 2679 2373
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 10 10 20 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Muscat

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Muscat with Oman Air. Transfer to the Park Inn for a 3-night stay. (N)

Day 2: Muscat

Morning visit to the spectacular Grand Mosque†, followed by a tour of the city, including a visit to the Bait Al Zubair Museum, the sultan’s palace and the forts of Al Jalali and Mirani. Continue to the magnificent Royal Opera House, the largest in the Middle East. Remainder of afternoon at leisure. (B, L)

Day 3: Muscat & surrounds

Full-day tour, including Barka fish market and view the Nakhal fort, before driving to the warm springs of Nakhal, where a picnic lunch is served. Early afternoon visit to Bait Na’aman fort before returning to Muscat. Optional twilight dhow cruise. (B, L)

Day 4: Wadi Shab • Qalhat • Ras Al Jinz

Drive south by 4×4 along the coast from Muscat to Sur, passing the fishing village of Quriyat. Stops en route include Wadi Shab, a palm-fringed lagoon, and Qalhat, an ancient city visited by Marco Polo. Check in at your hotel, then make an evening visit to the green turtle nesting site at Ras Al Jinz beach. Stay overnight at the Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve Hotel (or similar). (B)

Day 5: Sharqiya Sands

Take a scenic drive through the eastern Hajar mountains to Sharqiya Sands. Stop at Wadi Bani Khalid, a picturesque river valley, before continuing to Sharqiya Sands, home to the bedouin people. Stay overnight at Arabian Oryx Camp (or similar)*. (B, D)

Day 6: Nizwa

Early departure for Nizwa, stopping en route at the bustling Sinaw livestock market. Proceed to the Wadi Al Madeen checkpoint, which leads to the high peaks of Jabal Akhdar, with spectacular views. Stay 2 nights at The Sama Hotel, Jabal Akdhar (or similar)*. (B, D)

Day 7: Nizwa & surrounds

Morning visit to the impressive new souk, then visit the massive Nizwa fort, which dominates the town. Drive past the date plantations in Al Hamra village and visit a traditional Omani house at Bait Al Safah. After lunch, continue to Bahla to visit a pottery maker and watch mud vessels being made. Continue to Jabal Shams, Oman’s highest peak, stopping en route at Wadi Ghul and Wadi Nakher farming villages before returning to Nizwa. (B, D)

Day 8: Bahla fort • Muscat

Leave for Muscat. En route, visit Bahla fort, a Unesco world heritage site, before driving through the Sumail Gap to Muscat. Arrive back in Muscat in the late afternoon. Stay overnight at the Park Inn (or similar). (B)

Day 9: Fly to London

Transfer to the airport for a flight from Muscat to London with Oman Air. (B)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information *Accommodation:

This tour is based in 4-star accommodation, with the exception of Sharqiya Sands and Nizwa, where the accommodation should be considered more basic. Transport will be by air-conditioned minibus and by 4×4 vehicle from day 4 onwards.

†Grand Mosque visit:

Both men and women visiting the mosque must be fully covered. Women must also cover their head with a scarf.

Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Single supplement

From £595pp.

Tailor-made travel:

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

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Dates & prices

OAI2020

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • 4-star accommodation*
    • Flexible - extensions & flight upgrades available
    • International flights
    • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
    • Experienced local tour manager
    • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
    • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees

Destinations on this tour

    https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/middle-east/oman/muscat
  • Muscat

    Muscat enchants visitors in a way that no other city in the Gulf can even begi...

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/middle-east/oman/ras-al-jinz
  • Ras Al-Jinz

    Located on the eastern point of the Arabian Peninsula, Ras al Jinz is an...

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/middle-east/oman/muscat
  • Muscat

    Muscat enchants visitors in a way that no other city in the Gulf can even begi...

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/middle-east/oman/sharqiya-sands
  • Sharqiya Sands

    The spectacular landscape of Sharqiya Sands, home to the Bedu (Bedouin) and...

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/middle-east/oman/jabal-akhdar
  • Jabal Akhdar

    The area of Jabal Akhdar, meaning 'Green Mountain', forms part of the Al Hajar...

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