Package A: Car hire included on all itineraries.
These are rented from the airport office of Bahwan Travel and Tourism, and will be Nissan Patrol Y62 Automatic 4.0 litre petrol* (pictured left).
They are very roomy and can carry 4 adults and their luggage in comfort. Where we are heading there are no radio stations being broadcast so we suggest you bring some music of your own and a jack plug to connect your phone to the car’s entertainment system.
They have a 140 litre fuel tank – don’t worry you won’t be paying to fill it – which covers over 1000kms onroad and 650kms or so offroad, dependant on terrain. We carry extra fuel in our guide cars, just in case, but it is unlikely we will need it for any of our itineraries as we do a maximum 600kms between petrol stations.
Guests from the UK and many other countries do not need an international driving licence as they can drive on their own one. If your licence is not printed in English we recommend getting an International Driving Permit from a motoring organisation in your own country before your holiday.
Whilst car accidents are extremely rare, certainly where we are going, you should know that you are covered for insurance both on and offroad (with certain limitations, which we will be mindful of), but you are required to guarantee a damage deposit of 250 OMR for onroad damage or 350 OMR for offroad damage. There are insurance companies which cover you for excess charges and a quick google search should find one local to your home country.
*Occasionally a similar car may be substituted.