The Best of Oman Overview and Itinerary

The Best of Oman.

Essential Oman.

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The itinerary at a glance.

Oman is a destination that has it all. Enjoy a fantastic winter climate, characterful cities, dramatic mountains and outstanding beaches in one simple itinerary. This wonderful two-centre journey in Oman will begin in Muscat where you can enjoy its attractive position, located between mountains and the sea. You will then enjoy a stay in the spectacular Al Hajar Mountains, a road transfer away from your Muscat accommodation.

Essential Oman.


Neighboured by the fast-pace United Arab Emirates, Oman offers a slice of cultural tradition in a region that is rapidly changing. Spectacular landscapes and nature activities abound – watch nesting turtles on the beach or go diving in abundant marine reserves; camp beneath an unpolluted sky or take a boat trip to admire unique geological formations. As the oldest independent state in the Arab world, Oman’s rich history is told through castles, forts, palaces and archaeological sites.

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This itinerary purely gives a suggestion of a tried-and-tested trip which is a favourite of both our clients & agents. Everything you see is by no means set in stone and does not catalog the only hotels we deal with, the experiences we can organise or the journeys we can design for you. If you do not see something that you are looking for here, please just contact us – we have decades of knowledge ready to share with you.


7 nights

Oman’s understated capital Muscat is located on the easternmost tip of the Arabian Peninsula. It’s a city which, unlike its glitzy neighbour Dubai, has avoided rampant development and blends low-rise modern Arabia with ancient traditions of a bygone era. An early morning visit to the imposing Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, which dominates the skyline, is a must.

The waterfront Muttrah corniche, lined with 19th century merchants’ houses, is Muscat’s old commercial centre. Visit at sunset when families come out for a stroll. Let the winding alleys of the Muttrah souk entice you deeper into its depths with copper coffee pots, the scent of burning frankincense and ornate lanterns at every turn.


Where To Stay
The Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel enjoys a fantastic location. With its extensive mature tropical gardens and equally extensive soft sand beachfront, it is only a 10 minute car journey to Muscat town.

Al Hajar Mountains.

3 nights

No visit to Oman would be complete without a stay in the Al Hajar mountains. Driving from Muscat, you will travel through a dramatic rugged landscape, rising to 2000m above sea level. You will stay in luxury in these lofty surroundings, hiking rocky trails and enjoying sensational sunsets over seemingly endless vistas. Spending a few nights here will show you the majesty of the mountains from dawn to dusk.


Where To Stay
The Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, the highest resort in the Middle East, is perched at the edge of a canyon with spectacular views of the mountains. Enjoy the spectacular spa, dining & cliff-side villas with private pools.

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