Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Oman Walking tour

Oman Walking

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
8 days
From: $ 6,995 $ 874 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore the Grand Mosque, Bait Al Zubair Museum
  • Explore the town of Al Hamra
  • Explore the Muscat
  • Experience at Wadi Bani Khalid

Short Description

The Sultanate of Oman could not be more unlike Dubai, its flashy neighbour on the Arabian Peninsula. Here, you won’t find colossal skyscrapers or town-sized shopping malls. Yes, Muscat (the new part) is impressively modern, and several of the country’s luxury hotels (where we stay) rival the best in the West. But what makes Oman so special is everything else: its mystical culture and ancient souks, the soaring Hajar Mountains, endless white-sand beaches, the imposing Wahiba Sands —and of course the Omani Grand Canyon. It doesn’t get less frenetic, or more exotic.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury - 5 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Muscat
End City Muscat

Trip Includes

  • All hotel accommodation
  • All meals, including wine
  • Services of B&R guide(s) and drivers
  • All special events and private tours, guest experts and entrance fees to historic sights and museums
  • All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off, including flights, vans and boats
  • All baggage transportation
  • Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
  • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service

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Itinerary

Day 1

Settle into your luxury hotel for the next two nights and rendezvous this evening for cocktails before our first meal together in Oman.

Day 2

Today we explore the Grand Mosque, Bait Al Zubair Museum and the souks (markets) of Muttrah. Embark on a sunset cruise of the Old Muscat harbor before dinner this evening.

Day 3

Head inland towards Bahla where we'll journey to Oman's highest point, Wadi An Nakhar. Trek along the canyon wall to the spectacular abandoned village of As Sab.

Day 4

Wake up early to take in the Arabian sunrise before visiting the mountain village of Misfat Al Abriyeen. Enjoy a traditional Omani lunch and explore the town of Al Hamra on foot. Then, visit a palm plantation to learn about the UNESCO recognized system of irrigation.

Day 5

Bid farewell to the western mountains and journey into Jebel Akhdar, AKA the "Green Mountain". Our walk this afternoon will take us through this spectacular landscape, through high mountain villages with sumptuous views.

Day 6

Trade mountains for desert today and spend the night under the stars at the Desert Nights Camp in the Wahiba Sands. Visit a local Bedouin family and enjoy a sunset walk before dinner around the camp fire!

Day 7

Swim and explore in the mountain oasis of Wadi Bani Khalid. The area's natural pools and springs are sure to impress!

Day 8

We’ll say our goodbyes over breakfast this morning before you transfer to Muscat airport where you’ll be able to relax in the Plaza Premium Lounge before your onward flight.

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  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 1,500

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This was our first trip with B and R, but it will not be our last. Our Amalfi Coast walking trip was so amazing from start to finish. Our guides (Courtney and Lisa) took such great care to make all of us so comfortable and feel safe and secure. The food, the five star hotels, the sights, sounds, and surprises along the way will leave lasting memories and bring smiles to our faces when we think of our Italian adventure.
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Accomodations

Al Bustan, Muscat

Just south of the Old City, Al Bustan is a monument to architecture in the Middle East. From the moment you walk in the door you will know and love that you are in Oman. A huge, arched lobby that is all intricate mosaics gives the hotel a uniquely Islamic feel. When royalty comes to Oman, this is where they stay.


The View, Al Hamra

The name says it all, a collection of rooms or pods located in the high mountains offering spectacular views. The hotel is modern and well appointed with a great infinity pool for the days end!

 

Alila Hotel

A beautifully designed and well appointed hotel, the luxurious Alila set new standards when it opened in Oman. The pool and spa are first rate, the dining is a modern twist on traditional Arabic, and the setting along with the views are breathtaking.

 

Desert Nights Camp, Al Wasil

A Bedouin styled permanent desert camp featuring all of the mod cons; this mini oasis provides the perfect base for experiencing desert life.

Cancellation Policy:

Number of days prior to your trip:

  • 270+      100% Refund of deposit
  • 96-269   50% Refund of deposit
  • 61-95     75% Refund of trip cost
  • 31-60     50% Refund of trip cost
  • 0-30       100% Cancellation fee

 

Should you cancel your reservation more than 95 days in advance of the departure date, the entire US$1,000 per person deposit is transferable as a future trip credit to be used by the same traveller towards a B&R trip departing within 24 months of the original trip cancellation date. This credit cannot be extended beyond 24 months but may be transferred to another trip only once. Between 61-95 days prior to your original departure date, you may transfer to a different trip in the same calendar year upon payment of a fee of US$250 per person (this fee will be waived for Premier Cru & Grand Cru travellers). If you cancel this subsequent reservation, then the cancellation fees applicable shall be the higher of the cancellation fee on your original reservation or the cancellation fee on the trip to which you transferred. Within 60 days of departure, the regular cancellation fees will apply.

Additional Information:

Activity Level: Recreational

Our daily hikes are between 3 and 4 hours over variable terrain, from donkey paths to the paved streets of downtown Muscat. On the days where the walking is particularly challenging, your guides will have easier options.

 

Gear: Walking Sticks & Hip Holsters

Included with all walking trips are Leki telescoping walking sticks and custom-made padded hip holsters, which comfortably carry one full half-litre water bottle. And while the walking sticks get “recycled” for use by another B&R traveller, the holsters are yours to keep at trip’s end.

Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Passport and Visa Charges
  • Personal Expenses

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