After nearly 100 trips to the African Sahara, we can confirm that Oman is the best of the best. The reason is simple. Oman has a wonderful desert with high dunes, has enormous mountain ranges that you can remember to the Dolomites raising up to 3,000 m. The wadis (valleys between the mountains) in most countries are normally dry for most of the year, but in Oman they are filled with water and provide amazing natural pools and green gardens. Do not forget its world famous beaches and diving spots. It is difficult to find more variety in one country.
And most importantly, after the concerns experienced by the Arab Spring, we can guarantee that this country is completely quiet, safe and with a very low crime rate.
The tourism infrastructure is growing daily and we can choose between our tents in the middle of the dunes ("1000 star hotel") or the luxury of several dream resorts that leaves you absolutely perplexed.
Flight to Muscat city tour, overnight in cozy hostel.
Take over of vehicles, off-road driving through easy routes to Qurayyat,
Tent Accommodation in Wadi Dayqah at a natural pool. Approx. 200km.
On isolated mountain roads to the Majlis al Jinn cave, back to the coast, splashing in Shaab and Wadi Tiwi, back into the mountains. Tent overnight. At the 5000 year old (beehive) tombs round on the Salmah Plateau 1750m Approx. 200km
From the mountains we turn south and reach the northern tip of the dune area Wahiba Sands. We traverse the ever increasing dunes from north to south towards the coast. Tent night before nightfall
in the dunes. Approx. 200 km long.
Leisure day: dune surfing without end, swimming in the Indian ocean, or just relax, everyone here is happy in his own way .........
Now our main direction is north and another day in the dunes we hit our camp at the foot of the Al Aflaj mountain. approximately 175km
We come back to civilization and visit the fort of Nizwa, the former capital of Oman. Overnight accommodation in a mountain resort at over 2000m with spectacular views. Approx. 200km
The drive along the highest mountains of Oman brings us back towards Muscat. As a final highlight, we have the crossing of the water-rich wadis Abayad and Fanya provided if it allows the water level. Hotel accommodation and closing ceremony. Approx. 250km
Journey home or extension at the beach or in Dubai ...