Oman

Uncover the Magic of Oman: A Luxury Small Group Tour

Discover the untouched jewel of the Middle East on this 7-day luxury small-group tour (max. 8 people) that will have you experiencing magical beaches, ancient cities and majestic mountains. Taste delicious traditional dishes, meet a local Bedouin family and experience the rich authentic culture that is unique to Arabia. Includes 6 nights in Oman’s most luxurious accommodation—including a glamping experience under the desert stars—daily breakfast, a selection of lunches and dinners, insider experiences with private local guides, all sightseeing and entrance fees and so much more.

travel Options


7 Days
TWIN SHARE
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  • 6 nights of luxury accommodation including two nights at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa perched on a private beach, one spectacular night glamping under the desert stars at Desert Nights Camp and three nights at the opulent, multi award-winning Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort
  • Daily breakfast, four lunches and five dinners
  • Return private airport transfers
  • Private air-conditioned transportation throughout the tour
  • Expert local English speaking guides throughout the tour
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Insider experiences
  • Visit Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque & Royal Opera House
  • Visit a traditional dhou factory in the fishing village of Sur
  • A sunset dhou cruise
  • 4WD through the Wahiba Sands
  • Visit a traditional Bedouin Family
  • Visit Wadi Bani Khalid
  • Visit Nizwa Fort
  • Witness the amazing Friday Cattle Market at the Nizwa Souq
  • Traditional lunch at Al Hamra village
10 Days
TWIN SHARE - EXTENSION
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  • 6 nights of luxury accommodation including two nights at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa perched on a private beach, one spectacular night glamping under the desert stars at Desert Nights Camp and three nights at the opulent, multi award-winning Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort
  • Daily breakfast, four lunches and five dinners
  • Return private airport transfers
  • Private air-conditioned transportation throughout the tour
  • Expert local English speaking guides throughout the tour
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Insider experiences
  • Visit Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque & Royal Opera House
  • Visit a traditional dhou factory in the fishing village of Sur
  • A sunset dhou cruise
  • 4WD through the Wahiba Sands
  • Visit a traditional Bedouin Family
  • Visit Wadi Bani Khalid
  • Visit Nizwa Fort
  • Witness the amazing Friday Cattle Market at the Nizwa Souq
  • Traditional lunch at Al Hamra village

Plus the following:

  • 3 nights in the lavish beachfront Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara
  • Return domestic flights from Muscat to Salalah
  • Return private airport transfers
  • Private guide and transportation
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Daily breakfast and an additional lunch
  • Visit the old fishing village of Taqah
  • See the remains of Queen Sheba's Palace
  • Visit Taqa Castle
  • Visit to the Frankincense tree known as the "Holy Incense"
7 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER
Sold out
  • 6 nights of luxury accommodation including two nights at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa perched on a private beach, one spectacular night glamping under the desert stars at Desert Nights Camp and three nights at the opulent, multi award-winning Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort
  • Daily breakfast, four lunches and five dinners
  • Return private airport transfers
  • Private air-conditioned transportation throughout the tour
  • Expert local English speaking guides throughout the tour
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Insider experiences
  • Visit Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque & Royal Opera House
  • Visit a traditional dhou factory in the fishing village of Sur
  • A sunset dhou cruise
  • 4WD through the Wahiba Sands
  • Visit a traditional Bedouin Family
  • Visit Wadi Bani Khalid
  • Visit Nizwa Fort
  • Witness the amazing Friday Cattle Market at the Nizwa Souq
  • Traditional lunch at Al Hamra village
10 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER - EXTENSION
Sold out
  • 6 nights of luxury accommodation including two nights at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa perched on a private beach, one spectacular night glamping under the desert stars at Desert Nights Camp and three nights at the opulent, multi award-winning Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort
  • Daily breakfast, four lunches and five dinners
  • Return private airport transfers
  • Private air-conditioned transportation throughout the tour
  • Expert local English speaking guides throughout the tour
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Insider experiences
  • Visit Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque & Royal Opera House
  • Visit a traditional dhou factory in the fishing village of Sur
  • A sunset dhou cruise
  • 4WD through the Wahiba Sands
  • Visit a traditional Bedouin Family
  • Visit Wadi Bani Khalid
  • Visit Nizwa Fort
  • Witness the amazing Friday Cattle Market at the Nizwa Souq
  • Traditional lunch at Al Hamra village

Plus the following:

  • 3 nights in the lavish beachfront Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara
  • Return domestic flights from Muscat to Salalah
  • Return private airport transfers
  • Private guide and transportation
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Daily breakfast and an additional lunch
  • Visit the old fishing village of Taqah
  • See the remains of Queen Sheba's Palace
  • Visit Taqa Castle
  • Visit to the Frankincense tree known as the "Holy Incense"

The definition of diversity, Oman merges authentic Arabian culture with raw beauty in a way you must experience to believe. From swimming in the infinity-edge pool overlooking the cliff tops of the Al Hajar Mountains to cruising the Muscat coastline on a traditional dhow at sunset, Oman epitomises Middle Eastern sophistication without the herds of tourists.

What You’ll Love

The Accommodation – Stay in five-star Alila luxury in the Al Hajar Mountains and experience a new level of glamping under the desert stars

Begin your Middle Eastern adventure with two remarkable nights in Muscat’s Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa and experience an oasis nestled amid the majestic cliffs with access to a private beach glistening with cobalt waters.

Experience one magical night glamping beneath the bejewelled desert sky at Desert Nights Camp, where you’ll witness the enchantment of a flaming-orange, desert sunset and sleep in luxurious, Bedouin-style tents.

Being named as one of the Favourite Hotels in the World in the 2018 Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List and awarded the 7th top luxury hotel in the Middle East in the 2018 Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards, your next three magical nights at Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort will be an experience to remember. Perched 2,000 metres above sea level, Alila Jabal Akhdar is a haven for sophisticated adventure travellers and nature lovers set against a backdrop of the rugged Al Hajar Mountains and lush landscape.

The Experiences – Visit an authentic Bedouin family during your desert stay and experience the pulse of the Nizwa Souq

This luxury tour will have you exploring the depths of an undiscovered jewel. Cruise the azure waters of the Muscat coast in a traditional dhow (fisherman’s boat) as you sail pass sheer-watered coves and the magnificent Al Bustan Palace Hotel. Discover the magnificence of the castle-like Royal Opera House Muscat, a 1,110-person premier venue for musical arts and culture and an extraordinary reflection of contemporary Omani architecture surrounded by formal landscaped gardens.

Experience the authentic Omani culture with a visit to the desert home of a local Bedouin family and explore the ever-bustling Souq in the ancient city of Nizwa. The Friday Cattle Market inside the Souq will take you back to an exciting Middle Eastern past where cows are paraded around a ring and white-robed bidders observe in silence.

Sleep at the doorstep of the largest attraction in Oman—the Al Hajar Mountains—and witness the gorgeous orchard-filled mountain slopes for yourself. Home to the highest peak in the country, these mountains boast an infinite amount of flora and fauna and enough hiking trails to last you a lifetime.

Visit a traditional Dhow factory in Oman’s historical port city of Sur, where you’ll witness the incredible construction of these wooden vessels that Omanis have been using to navigate the seas for centuries.

Your Package Includes:

  • 6 nights of luxury accommodation including two nights at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa perched on a private beach, one spectacular night glamping under the desert stars at Desert Nights Camp and three nights at the opulent, multi award-winning Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort
  • Daily breakfast, four lunches and five dinners
  • Return private airport transfers
  • Private air-conditioned transportation throughout the tour
  • Expert local English speaking guides throughout the tour
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Insider experiences
  • Visit Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque & Royal Opera House
  • Visit a traditional dhou factory in the fishing village of Sur
  • A sunset dhou cruise
  • 4WD through the Wahiba Sands
  • Visit a traditional Bedouin Family
  • Visit Wadi Bani Khalid
  • Visit Nizwa Fort
  • Witness the amazing Friday Cattle Market at the Nizwa Souq
  • Traditional lunch at Al Hamra village

Spectacular Salalah Extension

Want your Arabian nights adventure to continue? Keep exploring this Middle Eastern gem with an extra 3 nights in Salalah—known for its abundance of sea life, Medieval architecture and traditional fishing villages.

Enjoy 3 luxurious nights at the ultra-luxe, beachfront Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara. Nestled between a private beach and a stunning freshwater lagoon, you’ll experience traditional Omani beach culture in its most sophisticated form. Once home to the Queen of Sheba, you’ll gaze over the remains of her Palace that sits atop a hill overlooking the village of Khawr Rawri.

Home to Frankincense, one of Oman’s most famous natural products that was once traded as a commodity more precious than gold, you’ll visit the exact port from where the Frankincense trade used to occur.

Your Salalah Extension Package Includes:

  • 3 nights in the lavish beachfront Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara
  • Return domestic flights from Muscat to Salalah
  • Return private airport transfers
  • Private guide and transportation
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Daily breakfast and an additional lunch
  • Visit the old fishing village of Taqah
  • See the remains of Queen Sheba's Palace
  • Visit Taqa Castle
  • Visit to the Frankincense tree known as the "Holy Incense"

See the full itinerary below.

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The '7 day change of mind guarantee' does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Luxury Escapes Refund Policy applies.

After you have made your booking, please follow the instructions on your confirmation email and ensure you complete your traveller information details within 48 hours.

Valid for select departure dates:

14 October 2018

09 December 2018

13 January 2019

27 January 2019

24 February 2019

10 March 2019

24 March 2019

07 April 2019

*Important: *Please allow for travelling time from Australia. International flights are not included in your package and must be purchased separately. It is your responsibility to make your own travel arrangements and ensure that you arrive in Muscat by 4pm on your chosen tour date.

*Instant Booking: *To secure your dates at purchase, click 'Instant Booking' and select your preferred package. Once your preferred package is selected you'll click through to 'Choose Your Dates of Travel' and will be able to enter in your preferred tour commencement date.

*Twin-share package: *The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 18 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise, an additional single traveller surcharge will apply. Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.

Maximum tour capacity is 8 people, minimum tour capacity is two people.

Guests must be aged 18 years or older.

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels:

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

Desert Nights Camp

Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort

Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara (Extension)

Accommodation is subject to availability and may be substituted for a hotel of a similar standard.

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two adults.

Please note, disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this when making your booking.

Packages do not include international flights, visa fees, travel insurance, additional activities and upgrades and anything else not listed in the itinerary.

Travel insurance is compulsory. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package.

Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion (as a guide, approx. US$10-15 per person, per day is the industry standard).

Strictly no refunds for this package for amendments and change of date.

Arrival and departure transfers are only available on the first and last day of the tour. Any arrivals and departures outside of these days will need to make their own arrangements to/from the airport.

*Tour extension: *Please note that for stays at Al Baleed Resort Salalah there will be a Mandatory Stay Fee of OMR 5 (Approx. USD 13) per adult per stay and will be collected from the guest directly upon check-out. This fee will give guests access to Al BaleedArcheological Park, Sumhuram Archaeological Park (Khor Rori), Shisr (Wubar) and Wadi Dawkah.

Travellers should have a basic level of physical fitness and mobility and must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces, climb stairs and board boats.

Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective. Proof of vaccination is not usually required unless you are coming from an infected area.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated) and menu options are subject to change.

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations.

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.

Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) flights are not included with this package.

Package cannot be split.

Multiple packages cannot be purchased or combined.

Offer only available for consecutive nightly stays.

Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas.

A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa.

The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving.

Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time.

All activities and services are subject to availability.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply.