The sultanate of Oman is a country of enormous diversity and natural beauty which has for some time remained hidden, and unknown to the rest of the world. The rides here are pioneered by Emmanuelle Lancon, who also arranges the rides we offer in Jordan. Her contacts in the Arab horse world took her to Oman, where some of the most beautiful Arabian horses are bred, and with a sense for adventure she completed the first journey by horse across the Wahiba Sands, an area visited by Wilfred Thesiger in his marvellous book ‘The Empty Quarter’. Now, using horses from one of the royal stables, Emmanuelle returns to Oman to guide small groups through the Wahiba.