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Coastal landscape in Oman

Oman tours

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.

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Our recommended tours in 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.

  • Jebel Akhdar, Oman

    Discover Salalah tour

    Oman
    • Spend a night camping under the stars in the Empty Quarter desert.

    • Go snorkeling in the Indian Ocean.

    • Explore the beautiful coastline surrounding Salalah with your private driver.

    8 days from £2,565pp

  • Nizwa Mosque

    Grand tour of Oman

    Oman
    • 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.

    14 days from £4,295pp

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Beach tours with a touch of exploration

These tour ideas, from our Hidden Beaches collection, are our answer if you’re looking to relax but still want to explore. Each tour 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. They are only suggestions though, and a specialist will plan your holiday individually.

  • Breezes Beach Club & Spa, Zanzibar Island

    Breezes Beach Club and Spa and Muscat

    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.

  • Al Bustan Palace, Muscat

    Al Bustan Palace and Jebel Akhdar Mountains

    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.

  • Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort

    ShangriLa Barr al Jissah Al Waha and Wahiba Sands

    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.

  • Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa, Muscat

    ShangriLa Barr al Jissah Al Husn and Wahiba Sands

    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.

  • Pool Villa, Six Senses at Zighy Bay

    Six Senses Zighy Bay and Dubai

    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.

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Al Husn, Muscat, Oman

Honeymoons in Oman

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.

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Traffic jam, Oman

Self-drive Oman: Deserts, mountains and markets for the adventurous

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.

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Wahiba Sands, Oman

Family holidays in Oman

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.

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Bahla Fort, Oman

A guide to visiting Oman for the first time

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.

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Camel near Salalah

Travel into Oman's Empty Quarter

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.

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