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Oman Tours & Trips

Oman is one of the most developed and stable countries in the Arab world, and its capital, Muscat, has been voted by Lonely Planet as the 2nd best city to visit. The coastline of the Arabian sea is lined with spectacular beaches, and activities include diving, surfing and sailing. A tour of the mountains, deserts and wadis can include sand ski-ing, trekking, birdwatching, rock climbing and cave exploration. Visit a souk to find fabrics, spices and jewellery.

11 trips through Oman with 8 reviews

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Highlights

  • Somersault off the cliffs into the natural, emerald pools of Wadi Bani Khaled.
  • Take a 4WD jeep tour of the Wahiba Sands, a desert famous for its multicolored sand.
  • Relax on cushions and carpets aboard a traditional Omani dhow. Cruise your way past the unique craggy mountains.
  • The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is grand indeed! Marvel at the second largest chandelier in the world and the huge prayer rug that took 27 months to weave
  • Watch as hundreds of sea turtles hatch and make their way to the sea at Ras Al Jinz beach.
  • Cycle through the oasis of Al Hamra surrounded by the majestic Hajar Mountains.
  • Visible only by the light of torches, watch the blind Garra Baremiae fish swim the lake within Al-Hoota cave.
  • Admire the paintings and poetry that line the walls of Jabrin Castle.

Tips

  • The official language of Oman is Arabic but English is also widely spoken.
  • The currency of Oman is the Omani Rial. Credit is widely accepted but cash is preferred in traditional markets.
    ATM’s are easy to find.
  • Gratuities are usually included on the bill but an additional 10% for exceptional service is common.
  • Strong coffee flavoured with cardamom is a must. Water is considered safe but bottled water is still recommended.
  • Don’t leave Oman without some frankincense, a coffee Dallah and a shisha pipe.
  • Oman is fairly liberal but it’s still advisable to dress modestly (shoulders to knees should be covered) when entering places of worship
  • Taking photos of people without asking for permission could cause considerable offence.
  • Doors in Oman are unique and colourful. Even simple houses will have truly stunning doors.