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.
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.”
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.
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Day by Day
Get lost in time in the city of Nizwa and witness centuries-old trade traditions at the Friday market. 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.
Visit the still-intact Jabrin Fort before continuing to Jebel Akhdar, also called the 'Green Mountain', travelling along trails through high-mountain villages with endless stunning views.
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 a sunset walk 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.
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 »
Alila Hotel, Jabal Al Akhdar
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. View hotel website »
Shangri La - Al Husn Hotel, 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! View hotel website »
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
We never wanted to be the biggest travel company in the world, just the best.
— George Butterfield
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.
“I enjoy going for a good walk and can even handle an incline or two.”
Relatively flat, with occasional steeper climbs.Read more on our Activity Levels
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.
- All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
- 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 Sticks & Hip Holsters
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.
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
To round out your Middle Eastern travel experience, consider spending a couple days in Abu Dhabi. Located just 2 hours from Dubai, it is establishing itself as the cultural centre for the Middle East. Amazingly, Abu Dhabi was little more than a fishing village 50 years ago, and the preservation of its Emirati character is thanks to city planners who have chosen their development projects wisely. It has a more laid-back feel than its glitzy neighbour to the north, Dubai.
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