A very nice ride in Oman Sultanate including 4 riding days in Sharkiya region ” Wahiba sand desert” with lovely evening camps… Discovering nice sand dune valleys, long wadis, bedouins villages.. This ride is a nice easy ride threw the desert of Wahiba sand, each night we will stop in confortable camps and enjoy beautifull local dinners, bedouins music; and Omani hospitality. This ride is as open for non riders meeting our team each night.
Day 1: saturday
Arrival at Seeb international airport and transfer to your hotel
located nearby Mutrah Souk and Old Muscat City with palace and museum.
Afternoon city tour at your convenence, hotel is well located only 10 minutes walking distance from Mutrah old city and port. Mutrah Souk, one of the most popular souk in the Middle East. Take a walk in its labyrinths with a myriad of merchandise, from imported fabrics to exotic Oriental spices, perfumes and richly handcrafted Artifacts. A visit to this frenetic, pulsating hub of Muscat‟s old quarter makes for a delightful experience. After Mutrah 5 minutes by taxi, the magnificent Al Alam Palace, the official residence of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said the ruler of Oman. The palace is an architectural marvel for both its design and its location between the twin Portuguese forts Mirani and Jalali
Hotel*** Mutrah BB
Day 2: Sunday BLD
After your breakfast we will drive to Sultan Qaboos grand mosque- Driving to Barka and visit Halwa factory-
Halwa is a sticky, sweet gelatinous snack, made from brown sugar, honey, eggs and various spices. It has a lot of flavours, such as rose water, nuts, chocolate, etc. Some halwas are also made from the Omani dates. It takes quite a while to make as it is slowly boiled over a wood fire. Halwa can last over four months without losing any of its quality! It is often accompanied with Kahwa as another sign of hospitality
You will check in at Sawadi resort Swim and relax- Afrernoon sea ride until sunset-
Hotel night Sawadi Resort-
Day 3/4/5/6/ Monday to Thursday BLD included-
4 riding days in amazing Wahiba sand desert famous for his immensity of red sand dunes, camels and bedouins.
Spending overnight nights in confortables camps, riding threw sand dunes and Wadis-
Including nice visit of Wadi Beni Khalid during our lunch break!
It is the best-known wadi of the Sharqiyah region. Its stream maintains a constant flow of water throughout the year. Large pools of water and boulders are scattered along the course of the wadi. As a geographical area, Wadi Bani Khalid covers a large swathe of low land and mountains.
The Wahiba, a huge desert of 10,000 square km.We will visit only a small part of it- This is a real challenge for all but the perfect place to spend time with the Bedu who have inhabited this desert for centuries. The Omanis Bedus are very proud and hospitality is an important part of their way of life.caravans that still traverse this desert – the Omanis are famous for breeding the best camels of the midle east. To avoid the heat of the day you will copy the Bedu and ride in the early morning and late afternoon / evening (or even at night), with long mid-day siestas. You ride south eastward for the most part, along tracks of compact sand and prepare the food.
Riding hours are usually 4 hours per day-
Day 7- Friday -Birkat Al Mawz- Nizwa- Barka
Birkat Al Mawz Located on the way to Nizwa is an old village in the ad dakhiliyah region of oman- It is located at the entrance of Wadi muaydin on the southern rim of jebel akhdar-There is also an old fort called Beit al Redidah-
Nizwa is the principal city of the interior and was state capital. The oasis city located on the southern edge of the Hajar Mountains, the highest mountain range of Oman. The extensive gardens and palm groves of the oasis city are dominated by the old fort with the largest tower of Oman (40 m diameter, 20 m height). Over 500 years old Falaj channels carry water in the oasis. Nizwa is an old trading with a large souk, where you can admire traditional silver jewelery and handicrafts.-
Hotel night – Barka
Day 8: Saturday: BLD
Morning sea ride and transfer to Muscat- Relaxing afternoon on Muscat sea side Hotel night in supplement or late departure
Day 9 – Departure
- 4 riding days desert ride
- 2 x sea ride of 2 hours
- 4 camping nights confort***
- 1 hotel night*** in Mutrah BB
- 1 hotel night Barka*** HB
- 1 hotel night Sawadi resort**** HB
- BLD , breakfast lunch day 2 to 8
- English speaking driver
- English speaking horse guide
Do not include:
- Lunch day 1
- Dinner day 1
- Dinner day 8
- Hotel night day 8 + 42 OMR Per room
- Single room- 100 OMR
- Airport transfers 16 OMR per way