Desert Kingdom of Oman

Adventures in the Land of Frankincense and Myrrh

Trip Level

This trip is rated Level 2+, Easy to Moderate, according to our trip grading system. It combines cultural exploration with walking tours and light hiking, and opportunities for desert camel riding. Our expedition includes several half-days of rugged road travel in the Western Hajar mountains and an adventurous off-road crossing of the Wahiba desert dunes by 4WD vehicle. We'll overnight in a variety of accommodations, from deluxe seaside hotels and chic bungalows perched high in the mountains, to a simple tent accommodation with incredible access to the turtle nesting beach, and of course Desert Nights, Oman’s finest tented camp. Each participant should be in excellent health and physical condition. Daily walking or hiking, jogging, or stair-climbing are excellent for preparing for the trip.

Note: Oman is a Muslim country whose  friendly people are anchored firmly in their traditions. As guests of the country, we will be welcomed warmly and asked to respect the local customs, dress modestly, avoid alcohol consumption outside of authorized premises (alcohol will be available in hotels and restaurants), and adhere to Omani codes of etiquette for greeting others, taking photographs, swimming, and visiting mosques. More information will be provided in your confirmation materials.

Weather

Oman has a dry and sunny desert climate, with a wide range of temperatures between day and night, and varying climate between the coastal and interior regions. In January the daytime temperatures average in the high 70's to low 80's. Nights and early mornings in the desert can get cold. Rain is unlikely.

Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.

References

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