Oman

Oman is one of the most beautiful countries in the Middle East. Blessed with a rich cultural heritage, breathtaking natural beauty and a 5000 year old civilization that coexists comfortably with modern development, Oman is a country still appealingly untrodden.

Ranging from the golden dunes of the Wahiba Sands to the lush green hills of the Dhofar and from the spectacular Hajar Mountains to the colourful village souks laden with dates and frankincense, this country has so much to offer. It is also famed for its wonderful ancient forts and castles that creak with fascinating historical treasures and a wealth of unspoiled beaches on which to enjoy some well earned rest after a few days of fascinating exploration.

Start planning your Oman holiday by getting in touch with one of our travel experts.

Please call 01905 73133, email info@world-odyssey.com or enquire online.

Sand Boarding in the dunes

Wahiba Sands, Oman

For those with a bit of a need for speed, then a real highlight in the desert is to head out into the steep dunes of the Wahiba Sands and try your luck at some sand boarding.

If you’re staying at one of the desert camps such as Desert Nights Camp, then they will take you off in a 4×4 vehicle and drive you up to the top of the dunes where you jump on the board and fly down the rolling sandy peaks – easy really and hugely entertaining !

Paragliding into Zighy Bay

Zighy Bay, Oman

Why arrive at your hotel the traditional way by car when you could arrive in real style !

At Six Senses Zighy Bay you can paraglide from the top of Zighy Mountain with a professional paraglider who will take you around the edge of the mountain range, where you can explore the stunning bay and surrounding area from a height of 960 feet (293 meters). You will enjoy not only the magnificent birds eye views, but also experience a seriously exciting way to arrive at your beach paradise.

October to April is generally considered to be the best time to travel to Oman when the weather should be excellent most of the time. It starts to get very hot in May and remains so until September.

However from July to September there is the Khareef monsoon season around Salalah in the southern Dhofar region when it can be much cooler and rainy with lush, green vegetation.

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Essence of Arabia

This 10 day itinerary combines Oman’s ancient forts & culture in and around Nizwa with some adventure in the desert, followed by a magical turtle watching experience and then a few days to relax on the beach.

  • 2 nights at Shangri-La Al Bandar, Muscat
  • 2 nights at Alila Jebel Akhdar, Nizwa
  • 1 night at Desert Nights Camp, Wahiba Sands
  • 1 night at Ras al Jinz, Ras al Jinz Nature Reserve
  • 3 nights at Shangri-La Al Bandar, Muscat

(Price based on two people sharing a twin/double room excluding the cost of international flights London/Muscat/London).

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OMAN KEY INFO

Visa

A Visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required.

Time Difference

GMT + 4 Hours

Flight Time

7.5 hours Direct

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