At B&R we make it incredibly easy for you to journey with your friends, family, colleagues or on your own. Create your own private trip by taking over one of our dates—or we can request a fresh one. Prices are sliding scale to suit the number of travellers. Interested in tweaking the itinerary? We can do that too. Ask us for details!
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.
- Difficulty Level
Level 1: Occasional
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain with a few small hills—all very manageable for people trying their first biking trip.
Walking – 6-10 km (4-6 mi.) a day on country lanes, footpaths and coastal or forest trails, all on relatively flat terrain, perhaps with an occasional hill.
Level 2: Recreational
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over terrain that’s relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.
Walking – 8-12 km (5-7 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain, with occasional steeper climbs.
Level 3: Enthusiast
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day in gently rolling countryside, with occasional longer climbs to points that are well worth the effort.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over rolling terrain on a variety of surfaces. Most days, one or two steeper climbs to spectacular viewpoints or places of interest.
Level 4: Avid
Biking – Roughly 50 km (30 mi.) a day in consistently rolling countryside, with repeated climbs and longer options available.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) over terrain that varies between rolling and hilly, with a few steeper climbs.
Level 5: Expert
Biking – 50-60 km (30-45 mi.) a day over both level and tougher, hillier terrain with multiple 100 km (62 mi.) options. The routes are designed for avid cyclists and include plenty of chances to push yourself.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over fairly hilly terrain offering lots of challenges. Routes are along high meadow paths and/or well-maintained cliffside or alpine trails, with a few steep ascents to make you feel invigorated.
Mysticism in the mountains
Oh man. This beautiful country couldn’t be more unlike Dubai, its flashier neighbor. This is the land of the golden-orange Wahiba Sands, ancient souks, the soaring Hajar Mountains, and the Omani Grand Canyon. Hey, how’d you like to sail in a wooden dhow in Muscat Harbour? Or spend a night under desert stars? Mystical, magical and mysterious: exactly our cup of (cardamom) tea.
Trip designed by Travel Expert Nathan LaneView Nathan’s Profile
Converted from USD based on the latest exchange rate. Final amount and payment will be in USD. Final conversion rate is determined by your bank.
Muscat to Muscat Share This Trip request a
Ready for Adventure?
Simply fill out this form to view the itinerary. We’ll also email you a copy so you can refer back to it later.
Select Your Trip Dates
Go with the right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
This departure is either sold out or almost fully booked. With a deposit, we will request additional rooms from our hotels where possible.
Adult Family Trips
These are departures we have designated as appropriate for families with kids in their late teens and 20s.
Have a custom trip designed exactly to your interests. Like a tailor making a bespoke suit, it will fit you perfectly.
Our Bespoke trip designers are a talented bunch who can craft unforgettable experiences for your specific group—and working within your needs and budget.
Get in touch with a Trip Designer to begin planning your perfect vacation.REQUEST A QUOTE
Day by Day
Go back in time as you explore the city of Nizwa and witness centuries-old trade traditions. Settle into a picnic lunch beneath the date trees of a UNESCO-protected plantation.
Journey to Oman’s highest point, Wadi Nakhar, referred to as the Omani 'Grand Canyon'. Trek along the wall following a donkey-trodden path to the abandoned village of As Sab.
Hike through Jebel Akhdar, also called the 'Green Mountain' observe abundant plantations sprouting in high-mountain villages and picnic on a canyon edge, like royalty once did.
Walk an old shepherd route to an ancient dam and cool off en route with a dip in a mountain creek. Sit down to a picnic lunch complete with some local entertainment.
Trade mountains for the desert and slumber beneath the stars in the Wahiba Sands. Visit a local Bedouin family and enjoy the sunset on camelback before dinner around the campfire.
Explore the mountain oasis of Wadi Shab and plunge in its natural pools. Wrap up in Muscat and set sail on a dreamy sunset cruise on a traditional Dhow boat.
After breakfast at the hotel, you'll be driven to the Muscat airport for your onward travels. Salaam!
Explore the unknown.
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.
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!
Alila Jabal Akhdar, Jabal Al Akhdar, Nizwa
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.
Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa, Muscat
One of the Shangri-La’s most sophisticated and luxurious properties, this hotel enjoys a fantastic location with its own private beach. The décor is very much Arabian in style, complete with a collection of authentic Omani art. The hotel is well served with restaurants, bars, a spa, shops and gorgeous outdoor spaces to relax. Think palatial beachside retreat!
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
Our daily hikes are between 2 and 3 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.
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- Meals as indicated
- Services of B&R guide(s) and support vehicle
- All special events, private tours, guest experts and entrance fees
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- All transportation from rendezvous to dropoff
- All baggage transportation
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
Walking Poles & Waist Pack
Included with all walking trips are telescoping walking poles and custom-made padded waist packs, which comfortably carry one full half-litre water bottle. The walking poles get “recycled” for use by another B&R traveller, but the waist pack is yours to keep at trip’s end. See Equipment Details
Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help.
Call us to create an independent travel experience that fits your needs—we can also arrange for a local guide.
Spend more time in Abu Dhabi or Dubai
To round out your Middle Eastern travel experience, consider spending time in Abu Dhabi and/or Dubai. In Abu Dhabi, you'll find a modern, progressive city with a strong cultural pulse. Here some highlights include art, architecture, the tranquil coast, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and, Warner Bros World. In Dubai admire the profound grandeur, while this city is fearlessly futuristic the history and tradition remain intact. Discover engineering feats, elegant locales and, pristine beaches. Of course, a camel is never far away for a final desert ride before you go.
More Trip Inspiration
And your mind? Totally and utterly blown.
We craft extraordinary experiences, tailor made to meet
your every need, with every stitch of every day crafted
just the way you want it. Learn more about Bespoke
Notes from the road, on the B&R blog.
Insider’s Guide: Things to See and Do in Muscat
In Deep: A (Brief) History of Islam in Oman
In Oman, A Secret Worth Keeping
Oman: A Magic Kingdom
Q&A with Luke Bailes, Founder & CEO, Singita
Reflections on a Generational Journey in Tanzania
Miavana Madagascar: A Luxury Island Escape
Spectacular Stays: Singita Lebombo Lodge
Spectacular Stays: Somalisa Camp
Spectacular Stays: Dulini Lodge
The 18 Best Shops in Marrakech
Marrakech the Muse
How Grandma and Grandpa Grabbed the Trip by the Horn(s)
Jordan’s Must-See Desert Landscapes
5 Ways Morocco Will Captivate You
Tanzania: 9 Natural Wonders
7 Best Wines from South Africa
© 2020 Butterfield & Robinson Inc. All Rights Reserved