Oman13 Days

  • Overview

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      Four and five-star hotels

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      Traditional dhow cruise

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      Desert sunset adventure

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      UNESCO World Heritage forts and castles

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      Wadi Ghul - Arabias Grand Canyon

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      Four night beach stay in Salalah

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      Most meals included

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      Fly direct from Heathrow or Manchester

    Description

    The second largest country on the Arabian Peninsula, Oman boasts a unique culture and stunning landscapes. Its vast array of natural attractions ranges from rugged mountains to Ochre deserts. The countrys abundant archaeological heritage reflects hundreds of years of foreign influence and international trade from a great seafaring nation. Oman is home to more than 500 forts, as well as castles, watchtowers and ancient cave paintings, not to mention four UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

    The gated capital Muscat is the gateway to the Gulf of Persia and home to the impressive mosques and palaces built by Sultan Qaboos. You will venture off the beaten track into the sands of the Wahiba Desert and through the hidden wadis (valleys) of the Al Hajar Mountains to the spectacular canyon of Wadi Ghul, the second deepest in the world. The ancient capital of Nizwa has Arabias largest cattle market and the countrys most intriguing souk where fresh dates, Omani sweets, spices and homemade textiles are sold by welcoming locals still dressed in the traditional dishdasha (shirtdress) and Kuma cap.

    We offer a varied array of included sightseeing, most meals and relaxed afternoons to enjoy the winter sun with a four-night stay on the shores of the Arabian Sea in Salalah where camels roam free in the lush oases and lakes. A journey of discovery awaits you in this welcoming land at the crossroads between Asia, Africa and Western civilisation.

    Your hotels
    During your holiday you will stay in four and five-star hotels except for the single night stay in the desert where accommodation will be of a simpler nature in a very unique setting.

    Number of nights
    3 nights - Muscat: Sheraton Hotel (5 star)
    1 night - Wahiba Sands: Arabian Oryx Camp
    3 nights - Nizwa: Golden Tulip Hotel (4 star superior)
    4 nights - Salalah: Hilton Salalah Resort (4 star superior)