4X4 Transfer

Oman self-drive tour

9 days from £2,415pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

This itinerary is designed to give you a flavour of what is possible.

  • We can tailor this trip to suit your specific requirements

  • Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation

Highlights of this Itinerary

  • Wander Muscat's charming old city

  • Discover Nizwa's mountains & forts

  • Wake up to sunrise over the Wahiba Sands

  • Shop for spices in the city souks

  • Watch turtles nest at Ras Al Junaiyz

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Your Itinerary

Day By Day

Day 1

International Outbound Flight

Today you will begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Muscat.

Day 2


You will be met on arrival and taken to your hotel where you have the rest of the day to relax.

Accommodation: Radisson Blu

Day 3


You`ll be picked up by a guide this morning to discover the sights of Muscat, including a visit to the Grand Mosque.

Accommodation: Radisson Blu

Day 4

Muscat , Nizwa

Your car hire starts today - you will be driving a 4x4 vehicle. Today you head off on your first drive to the interior of Oman. You might want to visit Seeb, Nakhl and Wadi Bani Auf en route to Nizwa, where you will stay for two nights.

Accommodation: The Falaj Daris

Day 5


A day at leisure to explore Nizwa and the mountains and forts of the surrounding area.

Accommodation: The Falaj Daris

En route to the desert you can visit Izki and Sanaw, or maybe you'd like to take the most direct route to the camp. The drive is an adventure in itself, and your 4x4 will earn its keep on the sandy tracks on the way to the desert camp.

Accommodation: 1000 Nights Desert Camp

Today you can stop at the beautiful Wadi Bani Khalid as part of your journey from the desert to the coast. You stay at the Ras al - Jinz Centre and have time to rest before your evening excursion to the Green Turtle beach.

Accommodation: Carapace Lodge, Ras al-Jinz Scientific & Visitors Centre

Today you'll return to Muscat along the coastal road. There are plenty of scenic places to stopping for a picnic lunch, including the fascinating town of Sur. You spend your last night in the city.

Accommodation: Radisson Blu

Day 9

Muscat , International Return Flight

You'll drive to the airport today and drop your vehicle off in time for your return flight. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

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Route Map

  • Muscat
  • Nizwa
  • Wahiba Sands
  • Ras Al Jinz
  • Muscat

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  • Friday : 9am to 5:30pm

  • Saturday - Sunday : 9:30am to 4:30pm

Can I talk to a specialist in person?

Yes! We welcome the opportunity to speak to our clients face to face. To book an appointment, click here.

What is a destination specialist?

Our specialists provide a unique holiday-planning service. Each specialist is focused on a specific destination so you get the benefit of their knowledge and experience.

Our specialists travel extensively to their destinations - they speak from personal experience. You will have contact with the same specialist throughout the planning process.

Their enthusiasm for the destination will mean they can tailor your trip to your exact preferences. They can ensure you make the most of your time and budget during your trip.

Do I have to travel on certain dates?

Because all of our trips are tailor-made, you can depart on any date you wish (depending on flights) and for as long as you wish.

The itineraries provided on our website are suggestions only and you can change any aspect to suit your tastes and budget. Your destination specialist will be able to provide advice and answer your questions.

Will I be travelling as part of a group?

No, our tailor-made trips are arranged on an individual basis. This means you are not tied to the wishes of a group and can arrange your itinerary at your own pace.

If you are interested in a Group Tour, we do offer a range of departures in small groups of up to 16 people.

Isn’t it easier and cheaper to arrange the holiday myself?

Many of our clients like the independence that tailor-made travel brings, without the 'regimentation' of organised group tours, but with the reassurance of our professional planning and back-up services. For example, if the flight that we've booked is delayed, it's down to us to re-arrange your travel in the country.

When things go wrong, an independent traveller may find themselves putting in a good deal of time re-organising their plans, when they should be enjoying the trip. We also regularly hear from travellers claiming that they can independently organise the same trip for a lower price. Almost invariably it is not 'like for like' and they may find they incur much more expense during their travels.

What financial protection do you offer?

We hold an Air Travel Organiser's Licence (ATOL number 4817) issued by the Civil Aviation Authority. When you buy an ATOL protected air inclusive holiday from us, in the unlikely event of our insolvency the CAA will ensure that you are not left stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking.

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