Oman may not have made it to the top of your travel list, but it should. A visit to the Persian Gulf state of Oman offers a unique journey in the Arab world. It is that rare combination of timeless myth and magic, of enchanting landscapes, and legendary hospitality. From the desert sands to the subtropical forests to the frankincense orchards, Oman never ceases to delight.
With Zegrahm Expeditions, you can experience all that Oman has to offer on its 16 day overland expedition (March 19-Arpil 3, 2015). An expert expedition leader will enrich your expedition through guided excursions, lectures, and daily recaps.
OMAN EXPEDITION HIGHLIGHTS
Discover the splendid architecture of Muscat and visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, the country’s largest and most spectacular mosque.
Observe the time-honored craftsmanship of master dhow ship builders in Sur, an active trade port since the 6th century.
Watch endangered green sea turtles lay their eggs in the Indian Ocean sands during a nighttime excursion to the beaches at Ras al-Jinz.
Follow ancient caravan routes and enjoy a stay at the luxurious Panorama Camp, a tented dune camp in the Wahiba Sands desert.
Ascend nearly 7,000 feet in the al-Hajar Mountains to witness the traditions of village life and walk through spectacular high altitude fields and terraces.
Visit Nizwa, Oman’s ancient capital, and tour two ancient fortresses. Watch locals barter for livestock at the bustling Souk and Cattle Market.
Enjoy three days in the seaside resort of Salalah and its surrounding area, including a visit to the ancient port site of Sumhuram – where frankincense was traded for nearly 5,000 years.
Zegrahm’s 16 day Oman overland expedition departs from Muscat on March 19, 2015. Fares include all accommodations, group meals, and domestic air travel within Oman.
For a full list of inclusions or if you are interested in learning more about this expedition, please contact us. We will happy to answer any questions you may have.
SOURCE Zegrahm Expeditions. All images copyright Zegrahm.