Oman has plenty to offer visitors looking to experience Arabian culture, and with the help of our dedicated specialists you can explore the stylish streets of Muscat, the sweeping sands of the Empty Quarter and the country’s pretty coastline in a variety of ways. Our itinerary ideas work as a starting point when planning your route and each can be tailored to your interests to create a bespoke tour, whether you wish to camp under the desert stars, hike through the mountains or cruise in a traditional dhow. Self-driving is an excellent way of exploring at your own pace and our specialists can make all the necessary arrangements for you.
Ideas for your trip to Oman
These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Oman, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.
Wander Muscat's charming old city.
Discover Nizwa's mountains and forts.
Wake up to sunrise over the Wahiba Sands.
Shop for spices in the city souks.
Watch turtles nest at Ras Al Junaiyz.
Enjoy a self-drive tour of this scenic Sultanate.
Witness the majestic green turtles laying their eggs.
Spend a couple of nights under the stars.
Relax in the sunshine as you unwind at the beach.
Explore the white city of Muscat.
Discover the mountains and forts of the interior.
Visit Nizwa's intriguing cattle market.
View the beautiful dunes of the Wahiba Sands.
Watch green turtles nesting in Ras Al-Jinz.
Spend a night camping under the stars in the Empty Quarter desert.
Go snorkelling in the Indian Ocean.
Hike in the Jebel Samhan mountains.
Explore the beautiful coastline surrounding Salalah by self-drive.
Enjoy the architecture of Muscat's Grand Mosque.
Watch villagers barter at the cattle market.
Peer into Oman's Grand Canyon, the Wadi Ghul.
Visit the impressive Jabreen fort.
Watch Green Turtles nesting on the beach.
Enjoy stylish architecture at Muscat's Grand Mosque.
Imagine days gone by in the evocative forts.
Swim the turquoise waters of the Musandam Peninsula.
Explore Musandam's mountains and fjords.
Take a dhow cruise around the northern coast.
Beach itineraries with a touch of exploration
These trip ideas, from our Hidden Beaches collection, are our answer if you’re looking to relax but still want to explore. Each itinerary combines time at one of our hand-picked beach properties with a few days spent either on safari, taking in a city, discovering the local culture or hopping to the next beach. These itineraries are just suggestions, and a specialist will plan your holiday individually.
Beach + Beach hopping
Spend a few days discovering Muscat's souks and mosques and then head to the white sands, stunning waters and spice farms of Zanzibar.
12 Days from £2,100pp
3 nights Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah – Al Waha, including breakfast; 7 nights Breezes Beach Club & Spa, half board. Includes flights and transfers.View this itinerary
Beach + Wildlife or Scenery
Discover the magnificent scenery, ancient forts and deserted villages of the Jebel Akhdar mountains before returning to Muscat for a week in luxury, relaxing in the beachfront Al Bustan Palace.
12 Days from £2,395pp
3 nights Jebel Akhdar Mountains, including breakfast; 7 nights Al Bustan Palace, including breakfast. Includes flights and transfers.View this itinerary
Beach + Wildlife or Scenery
Discover the dramatic desert scenery of the Wahiba Sands before a relaxing beach week overlooking the Sea of Oman.
13 Days from £2,440pp
2 nights Wahiba Sands, half board, including excursions; 7 nights Shangri-La Barr al Jissah - Al Waha, including breakfast. Includes flights and transfers.View this itinerary
Beach + Wildlife or Scenery
Discover some of Oman's beautiful scenery as you explore the Wahiba Sands and Hajar Mountains before spending a luxurious week at the beach.
11 Days from £3,215pp
3 nights Wahiba Sands, half board; 7 nights Shangri-La Barr al Jissah - Al Husn including breakfast. Includes flights and transfers.View this itinerary
Beach + City
This 11 day itinerary combines the contrast of Dubai's modern metropolis with the remote and beautiful Zighy Bay in Oman.
11 Days from £3,450pp
3 nights Dubai, including breakfast and excursions; 7 nights Six Senses Zighy Bay, including breakfast. Includes flights and transfers.View this itinerary
Some of our favourite travel guides
Oman’s understated pleasures make it a great introduction to the Middle East. Snorkel in the Arabian Sea, visit a traditional fish souq or livestock market, and stand alone at the edge of the Omani Grand Canyon.View this travel guide
Peaceable Oman provides a family-friendly introduction to the Middle East. From camping out in the desert to discovering hatchling turtles, children can feel like explorers while parents are reassured by the country’s stable history.View this travel guide
As a honeymoon destination, Oman ticks all of the boxes. Combine a relaxing stay on the beach with desert adventures in this exotic, Middle Eastern country. Our specialists can advise you on how to make your honeymoon extra special.View this travel guide
Adventure into the Empty Quarter in Oman. Journey across this vast desert region, surrounded by nothing but rolling sand dunes for as far as the eye can see and camp beneath a blanket of stars.View this travel guide
For confident drivers, Oman makes an adventurous self-drive destination, says specialist Paula. You can venture into the towering golden dunes of the Wahiba Sands, navigate winding mountain roads and see goats sold at the timeless Nizwa livestock market.View this travel guide