Oman Walking Tours
Welcome to the Sultanate
The Sultanate of Oman could not be more unlike Dubai, its flashy neighbour on the Arabian Peninsula. Here, you won’t find colossal skyscrapers or town-sized shopping malls. Yes, Muscat (the new part) is impressively modern, and several of the country’s luxury hotels (where we stay) rival the best in the West. But what makes Oman so special is everything else: its mystical culture and ancient souks, the soaring Hajar Mountains, endless white-sand beaches, the imposing Wahiba Sands —and of course the Omani Grand Canyon. It doesn’t get less frenetic, or more exotic.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
8 Days / 7 Nights
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This departure is either sold out or almost fully booked but with deposit we will request additional rooms from our hotels where possible.
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Day by Day
Settle into your luxury hotel for the next two nights and rendezvous this evening for cocktails before our first meal together in Oman.
Today we explore the Grand Mosque, Bait Al Zubair Museum and the souks (markets) of Muttrah. Embark on a sunset cruise of the Old Muscat harbor before dinner this evening.
Head inland towards Bahla where we'll journey to Oman's highest point, Wadi An Nakhar. Trek along the canyon wall to the spectacular abandoned village of As Sab.
Wake up early to take in the Arabian sunrise before visiting the mountain village of Misfat Al Abriyeen. Enjoy a traditional Omani lunch and explore the town of Al Hamra on foot. Then, visit a palm plantation to learn about the UNESCO recognized system of irrigation.
Bid farewell to the western mountains and journey into Jebel Akhdar, AKA the "Green Mountain". Our walk this afternoon will take us through this spectacular landscape, through high mountain villages with sumptuous views.
Trade mountains for desert today and spend the night under the stars at the Desert Nights Camp in the Wahiba Sands. Visit a local Bedouin family and enjoy a sunset walk before dinner around the camp fire!
Swim and explore in the mountain oasis of Wadi Bani Khalid. The area's natural pools and springs are sure to impress!
We’ll say our goodbyes over breakfast this morning before you transfer to Muscat airport where you’ll be able to relax in the Plaza Premium Lounge before your onward flight.
Al Bustan, Muscat
Just south of the Old City, Al Bustan is a monument to architecture in the Middle East. From the moment you walk in the door you will know and love that you are in Oman. A huge, arched lobby that is all intricate mosaics gives the hotel a uniquely Islamic feel. When royalty comes to Oman, this is where they stay.
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The View, Al Hamra
The name says it all, a collection of rooms or pods located in the high mountains offering spectacular views. The hotel is modern and well appointed with a great infinity pool for the days end! View hotel website »
A beautifully designed and well appointed hotel, the luxurious Alila set new standards when it opened in Oman. The pool and spa are first rate, the dining is a modern twist on traditional Arabic, and the setting along with the views are breathtaking. View hotel website »
Desert Nights Camp, Al Wasil
A Bedouin styled permanent desert camp featuring all of the mod cons; this mini oasis provides the perfect base for experiencing desert life.
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Our daily hikes are between 3 and 4 hours over variable terrain, from donkey paths to the paved streets of downtown Muscat. On the days where the walking is particularly challenging, your guides will have easier options.
Walking Sticks &
Included with all walking trips are Leki telescoping walking sticks and custom-made padded hip holsters, which comfortably carry one full half-litre water bottle. And while the walking sticks get “recycled” for use by another B&R traveller, the holsters are yours to keep at trip’s end.
- All hotel accommodation
- All breakfasts, all lunches and six dinners, including wine
- Services of B&R guide(s) and drivers
- All special events and private tours, guest experts and entrance fees to historic sights and museums
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off, including flights, vans and boats
- All baggage transportation
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
At Your Service
We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.
“The trip was well planned and well run. Overall it was terrific and we can’t think of anything that would have improved it. Our guides were fabulous!”
— Linda Hardee, Dubai to Oman Walking
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10 Days / 9 Nights
Price from: $7,495 USD
7 Days / 6 Nights
Price from: $6,750 USD
7 Days / 6 Nights
Price from: $6,795 USD
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