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Mountains, Deserts and Coast of Oman - Explore!
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Mountains, Deserts and Coast of Oman

8 days
4.3
(12)
Start and end in Muscat
Tour Operator:
Explore!
Max group size:
18
Age range:
14 to 85
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
124763
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Highlights

  • See the Forts, Royal Palace and Corniche of Muscat
  • Stroll from Wadi Tiwi and relax on sandy Finn's Beach
  • Learn about Dhow building at the Ayega village in Sur
  • Enjoy a 4WD adventure on spectacular sand dunes
  • Visit the impressive Jebel Shams 'Grand Canyon'

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Itinerary

Start and end in Muscat! With the Explorer tour Mountains, Deserts and Coast of Oman, you have a 8 days tour package taking you through Muscat, Oman and 4 other destinations in Oman. Mountains, Deserts and Coast of Oman includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join trip in Muscat; afternoon sightseeing tour
  2. Day 2: Drive to Finns Beach via Wadi Tiwi
  3. Day 3: Visit dhow shipyard in Sur; Evening turtle walk
  4. Day 4: Drive into Wahiba Sands via Bedouin villages
  5. Day 5: Drive across Wahiba Sands and onto Nizwa
  6. Day 6: Nizwa Fort and Jebel Shams viewpoint; Lunch with local family
  7. Day 7: Drive via Wadi Bani Awf to Muscat; optional Dhow trip
  8. Day 8: Trip ends in Muscat
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  • Accommodation
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Where You'll Stay

Hotel
5 nights
Camping
2 nights

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Transport
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Accommodation
    Good
    4.0
  • Food
    Good
    4.0
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  • A
    · December 23rd, 2019
    We have been particularly specific, we had a great holiday, but we also know its 4 to have feed back on various bits in order to help improve all the time and you are trying to keep everyone happy which is difficult for sure. More time at the Nizwa... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review and feedback. Glad you had a great trip!
    Trip date: October 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · December 23rd, 2019
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    Explore! commented on this review
    Many thanks for your review and good to see you had a great trip The Explore Team
    Trip date: October 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • JH
    · October 25th, 2019
    This tour is a good way to see Oman beyond Muscat. Lots of time in cars, but some of this, such as driving through the desert and the canyon are part of the experience - it isn't just let's drive from A to B. There was downtime/own exploring time... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Hi Jacqueline, Many thanks for your review and great to hear that you enjoyed the trip. Your advice on the driving and it's purpose will be great for prospective travellers. Kind regards The Explore Team
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    Trip date: October 2019
  • A
    · May 17th, 2019
    A brilliant trip which gave a good overview of Oman. There was a lot of driving but it enabled us to see a lot. The camping locations were amazing - yes, there were no facilities but we woke up on the beach, on the dunes and in the desert, so all well... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review and feedback. Glad you had a good trip.
    Trip date: March 2018
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  • A
    · May 17th, 2019
    No - lovely country, really nice group of fellow travellers and lovely leader. Would have liked more days!
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review and feedback. Glad you had a good trip.
    Trip date: March 2018
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  • A
    · May 17th, 2019
    The trip was excellent and thoroughly enjoyable. The provision of free bottled water throughout the trip was great and saved us having to purchase along the way. Packed lunches for the camping weren’t great. Suggest having less, better quality food... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review and feedback. Glad you had a nice trip.
    Trip date: February 2018
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  • A
    · May 17th, 2019
    You might want to review the beach on the second night camping. It was a lovely beach but sadly it was absolutely covered in rubbish which was such a shame. There was even rubbish in the sea which really puts you off swimming.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your feedback and review!
    Trip date: December 2017
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  • A
    · May 17th, 2019
    Lunch boxes every day would have been better than the restaurants that weren't equipped to cope with us all. Slow service and OK food. Lunch boxes in some of the sights would have been much more enjoyable
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your feedback and review.
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • A
    · May 17th, 2019
    B'fast and dinners in the desert were excellent. In sharp contrast, the lunch boxes were not that great. Too much food altogether, too many carbs. More fruit would have been welcome.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Many thanks for your comments regarding the food and as part of our ongoing assessment of each trip we do look into these comments seriously to see where improvements can be made. Kind regards The Explore Team
    Trip date: March 2018
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  • A
    · May 17th, 2019
    1 or 2 members were a little surprised by the basic nature of the 3 nights camping but they clearly had not read the trip notes. For me it was a highlight of the trip.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Great that overall you enjoyed the trip and thank you for pointing out how important it is to read the trip notes before embarking on our trips. We try to be as specific as we can regarding the camping but as you indicated it really is a major part of... Show more
    Trip date: March 2018
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Mountains, Deserts and Coast of Oman
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    • Typhoid - Recommended for Oman. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Oman. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Oman. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Rabies - Recommended for Oman. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Oman. Ideally 10 days before travel.
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