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Oman Cultural Tour - hosted by Mike Taverner

8-19 January 2020 | 12 days

Muscat | Al Shab | Sur | Ras Al Hadd | Desert Camp | Nizwa | Jabal Akhdar | Misfat Al Abriyyin | Al Hamra | Wadi Nakhur

Combining breathtaking natural beauty with an expertly maintained cultural heritage, the Sultanate of Oman is one of the least-known, yet most exciting destinations in the Middle East.

The country also provides many wonderful opportunities for walking and trekking. The mountains of North Oman with their rugged scenery, calming solitude – where people live much as they have lived for centuries – has breathtaking views, dramatic canyons, gorges and high altitude plateaus. The treks range from easy walks to longer treks over difficult terrain. Many of the trails follow centuries-old routes through the mountains and are still in use by mountain villagers as the only means of access to some of the most isolated settlements.


  • Spend an evening with an Omani family
  • Short trek in Muscat with great views
  • Walks in the mountains, Wadis, plantations
  • Explore traditional souqs
  • Visit to Bedouins in the desert
  • With camels, camp in the desert


  • Accommodation for (11) nights on twin share basis
  • Return airport transfers, City, Tour & Muscat Visit in air conditioning tourist vehicle
  • English speaking local spot guide for sightseeing places
  • 4WD will be used from Day 3 -Day 11 (4 Pax + driver in each vehicle, maximum)
  • Camel rides in Wahiba sands on Day 6
  • One-time entrances at the monument places as per program
  • Services of a local tour escort
  • Services of Mike Taverner
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • All taxes including current Government taxes, which are subject to change without any notice.

Your tour host

Your expert tour leader, Mike Taverner, is an experienced group leader and enthusiastic walker having completed many recreational and wilderness walks. He is not a frantic 'must get there quickly' walker but one who enjoys absorbing the sights, sounds and experiences of the surrounds.

Mike leads Active Travel groups on walking adventures in West Timor, Nagaland, Peru, Japan and Ethiopia. Having hosted so many tours over the years Mike is always well informed of the local conditions and full of enthusiasm for the amazing environment and its cultural and natural history.

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