Most of Oman is covered by desert or semi-desert environment.
However, in this tour, we will focus on the wonderful Wahiba Sands, also known as the Sharqiya Sands.
It is the most well-known by the tourist because it is easily accessible from the capital Muscat.
The desert cover 180km North to South and 80km East to West.
Apart from the touristic camp, there are no permanent settlements, only Bedouin temporary camps.
08:30 – 17:30
The tour starts at 08:30, your guide meets you in the lobby of your hotel.
Step inside the a/c 4wd vehicles, as you drive through the Hajar Mountains. We travel to Fanjah, where we stop to take photos of an abandoned village. We drive through the Sumail Gap that divides the Western and Eastern Hajar. See the ruins of the old mercantile community in Al Mansfah which saw its heydays hundreds of years ago in Ibra.
Head towards the enchanting Wadi Bani Khalid. Drive past the village with its endless date plantations, reach the magnificent Wadi. The pools are cool, deep and absolutely stunning. From here, proceed to Wahiba, the undulating golden sands. Indulge in some thrilling Dune Bashing and then visit the Bedouin settlement before returning to Muscat.
The tour ends at your hotel lobby.
Maximum of 4 passengers will be accommodated in 4WD vehicles, due to space and safety reason.
The above rates are only applicable for pick-up and drop-off with Muscat City Hotels, Shangri-la Resorts and Al Bustan Palace Hotel
Supplement of USD 95 per vehicles (total) will apply for all pick-up’s and drop-off’s to/from Al Nahda Resort
Supplement of USD 140 per vehicle (total) will apply for all pick-up’s and drop-off’s to/ from Sifawy Boutique Hotel & Millennium Al Mussanah
“Visiting desert in not my hobby but I liked it! There are camping, a lot of camels, beautiful dunes where you can take marvelous pictures. Choose your guide to be quite erudite so he could show you everything!”