Visit the bustling goat and cattle market in the old town of Nizwa
Explore the coastal city of Muscat with its corniche and peaceful Grand Mosque
Swim in the sparkling green pools of Wadi Bani Khalid
Trek with a specialist guide in the mountains of Jebal Akdhar and Jebal Shams
Indulge with private desert camp, with only the stars and staff for company
Sally Walters, our Oman specialist, has travelled extensively through the country. First visiting in 2005 to see the classic sites of Muscat, Wahiba, Nizwa, and the Jebal Akdhar. On a return visit she ventured further afield to Musandam in the North with its ‘Arabian Fjords’ and to the southern region of Dhofar, with some time spent in the Empty Quarter. She will often talk with great affection of the people she met from the guide who set up camp under the desert stars, to the welcoming spa therapist at the Chedi Muscat!
Oman is the perfect introduction to the Middle East, with great hotels in Muscat and now some luxury camping options in the desert and smaller hotels dotted around, it offers a relaxed and comfortable holiday. With an immaculate driver/guide and an even more immaculate vehicle (fines are awarded to those with dirty cars), you’ll be driven to Nizwa to visit its UNESCO fort and ancient souq, onto Wahiba to experience the thrills of this sand sea and then to the coast. Here stay up late to watch the Green turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. However there is still something for the adventurous; camp in the Empty Quarter, stay at the Onyx sanctuary or sleep on deck of a private dhow, all offer a wonderful insight to this friendly nation.
Uncomplicated, Oman holidays have remained a firm favourite of our clients for many years.
One of the many highlights in Oman is a visit to The Royal Opera House Muscat. Please see below for performances in 2013:
25 February 2013 - Zakir Hussain, Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer and The Symphony Orchestra of India.
19 April 2013 - Madam Butterfly, world famous Mariinsky opera led by Conductor valery Gergiev.
Steppes Travel are delighted to announce that our partners in Oman, have been awarded best Tour Operator in the Omani Travel Awards. Great to know we work with such accomplished agents on the ground.
For more information or advice on holidays to Oman please contact our Oman specilaist Sally on 01285 651 010
Journey Ideas For Oman
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- Classic Oman
8 days introduction to this wonderful country from £2,395pp.
- Omani Desert
Venture off the beaten track into the timeless desert of the Empty Quarter.
- The Chedi Hotel
Offering breathtaking views over the Gulf of Oman.
- Al Bustan Palace
Wonderfully high standard of accommodation located on one of the best beaches in Muscat.