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Light Trekking in Oman

The thrill of trekking in the desert is a unique and fascinating experience, this wonderful 14-day itinerary is the perfect opportunity to test yourself with an average trekking, seasoned by a swim (over 200mt) and excursions with the camel, also allows you to experience the exciting adventure of staying in a tent in the dunes.

1° day

ARRIVAL IN MUSCAT

Arrival in Muscat in the evening. After handling the customs formalities and having collected your luggage, transfer to the hotel for the overnight stay.

2° day

(170km, 2 hours of trekking) – FINS BEACH (B/L/D)

Start of the tour by 4x4 vehicle via Wadi Dayqah Dam, up to Wadi Shab, where you can walk among the natural pools of crystal clear water, with the possibility of taking a refreshing swim.
Overnight stay in a tent on the white beach near Fins.

3° day

(20km, 6 hours of trekking) - MONTAGNE HAJAR (B / L / D)

By car you reach Salma Plateau, in the eastern part of the Hajar Mountains. Walkthrough 5000-year-old tombs near Al Jaylah. Overnight stay at the camp set up on the valley floor.

4° day

(120km, 4 hours in the canyon, 1 hour of trekking in the desert) - WADI BANI KHALID (B / L / D)

Short drive by car before starting a trek, which includes both a walking part and a swimming part, in the lower part of Wadi Bani Khalid. Climb the rocks and swim in large natural pools to the village where cars await you. The longest swimming passage is 200 m. Afterward, you drive by car to the Wahiba Sands Desert, trekking to the desert camp, and overnight stay.

5° day

(25km, 5-6 hours of camel trekking) - WAHIBA SANDS (B / L / D)

Full day camel excursion with stop for lunch. Overnight stay in the desert camp.

6° day

(140km, 2 hours of trekking) - WAHIBA SANDS (B / L / D)

By 4x4 vehicle you cross the Wahiba Sands desert, a walk through the dunes to the sea. Overnight stay in a tent in Ras Ruways, where the dunes meet the ocean. Fossil dunes and unique panoramas await you.

7° day

(100km, 3.5 hours of trekking) - BAR AL HIKMAN PENINSULA (B / L / D)

Trekking along the beach, to the village of An Najda. Fishermen will meet along the way. Excursion to the southern tip of the Bar al Hikman Peninsula, with a beautiful lagoon where numerous birds live. Transfer by car to Mahout, and overnight stay at Al Jazeera Guesthouse, with showers and air conditioning!

8° day

(360km, 2 hours of trekking) - RUB AL KHALI (B / L / D)

Short transfer to the Al Huqf desert, trekking in the Huqf Pinnacle area. Continue by 4x4 vehicle to the Rub al Khali desert, the largest sand desert in the world. Along the way, you can see important oil and gas fields. Overnight stay in a tent in the dunes.

9° day

(30km per day, 5-6 hours of trekking per day) - RUB AL KHALI (B / L / D)

Whole days of hiking in the desert. Stops for lunch. Overnight in the camp set up in the desert.

10° - 11° day

(30km per day, 5-6 hours of trekking per day) - RUB AL KHALI (B / L / D)

Whole days of excursion in the desert. Stops for lunch. Overnight stay in the camp set up in the desert.

12° day

(320km, 6 hours) – IBRI (B/L/D)

By car you leave the desert, you pass Umm as Sameem, the largest expanse of salt in Oman. Lunch in a local restaurant in Fahud where the first oil field was discovered. Continue by car to Ibri and overnight stay at your hotel in Ibri.

13° day

(310km, 6 hours) - RETURN TO MUSCAT (B / - / -)

Visit the tombs in Wadi Al-Ayn, cross the Hajar Mountains via Murri. Arrive in Muscat in the late evening. Overnight stay at Hotel.

14° day

MUSCAT (B/-/-)

Half-day city tour in the morning. Free time in the afternoon, before transferring to Muscat airport.

Tariff per person, starting from:

DepartureDouble
From 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020€ 2,331

Notes

(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner

Proposed accommodation or similar:

  • Muscat: Holiday Muscat or Ramee Hotel
  • Wahiba: Desert Palm Camp or Safari Camp
  • Hijj: Al Jazeera Guest House
  • Ibri: Ibri Oasis Hotel

Individual participation fee starting from:

Price per person from 1st September to 24th December

  • Base 6: € 2,830
  • Base 10: € 2,450
  • Base 12: € 2,220

Person fee from January 4th to 31st March :

  • Base 6: € 3,030
  • Base 10: € 2,620
  • Base 12: € 2,380

Intercontinental flight from € 335

Airport taxes subject to change € 310

MENU IDEA DURING THE CAMPING

Breakfast:

  • Choice of tea, coffee, orange juice
  • Bread (white at the start of the trip and wholemeal bread in the last few days)
  • Margarine, spreadable cheese, choice of jams, nutella, peanut butter, cheese, sausage, yogurt, muesli, boiled eggs.
  • Fresh fruit when available

Lunch:

  • Tuna salad, dates, walnuts, dried fruit, granola bars, sandwiches prepared by local restaurants when available, fruit salad, etc. etc…

Dinner:

  • The first three days barbecue, then pasta, couscous, rice, etc.
  • Soup and salad every day
  • Tea or coffee

Check-in at hotels is usually at 02.00 pm check out at 12.00 am.

Gratuities are not mandatory but are recommended for drivers and guides.

 

ENTRY VISA: A passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry is required to participate in this trip. The visa is obtained by paying OMR 5.00 (approximately € 12).

Maximum 15 people per group

In the desert, meals are prepared with the help of the guide and drivers, but there is no real cook.

Exchange rate

Currency: US dollar (USD) – Exchange rate: 1.11

Changes in exchange rates with fluctuations greater than 3% will lead to an adjustment in costs and will be communicated within 20 days of departure.

Currency block: € 50 per case.

The customer has the possibility of definitively blocking the cost of ground services which will no longer be subject to currency fluctuations. The request must take place simultaneously with the confirmation.


The tariff includes

  • Full board starting from the second day
  • Accommodation as per program, 8 nights accommodation in tents
  • English speaking guide/driver
  • Transfers and visits as indicated in the program
  • Travel kit with backpack, photographic volumes, clothes/trolley holder (according to practical amount)
  • Insurance for medical assistance, medical repatriation, and damage to luggage (optional extension)

The tariff does not include

  • Entry visa
  • Intercontinental flights and airport taxes
  • Travel cancellation insurance
  • All meals and any extra nights
  • Drinks, gratuities, all extras in general, mattresses and sleeping bag
  • Everything not expressly mentioned in “the tariff includes”.
  • Registration fee of  € 95

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