Oman Explorer 5 Night Guided Self-Drive Adventure

  • Approx 1600kms including 800kms offroad  (approx 2000kms if travelling from Muscat)
  • Estimated 34 hours behind the wheel, half of it offroad
  • 1 night “basic” hotel 
  • 1 night “glamping” at a traditional camel farm
  • 3 nights wild camping
  • No previous offroad driving experience is required.
  • minimum 3 guest cars
  • Maximum 6 guest cars.

Package A : 5 Nights


  • Car Rental Nissan Patrol Y61 4.8litre Auto (Falcon edition for early bookings!)
  • Petrol
  • Hotel
  • Camping Equipment Hire
  • Breakfast/lunch/dinner
  • Soft drinks

Package B : 5 Nights

As for package A, but excluding

  • Rental Car
  • Petrol

Aimed at GCC Residents

  • Using their own 4×4 OR
  • Independently rented 4×4

 Tour Dates

26th-31st December 2022

Other times on request

Subject to a minimum 4 car/8 adult sign up





Day One

  • Meet in Adam, 2 hours drive from Muscat, at 4pm
  • (package A – Arrive in Muscat, any time before 1200hrs, collect hire car – you will need to drive to meeting point, 2 hrs away).
  • Coffee and pre-trip briefing.
  • Overnight at a genuine Omani Camel Farm (toilet & shower available)


#oasis #glamping #camelfarm

Day Two

  • 200kms drive to our  desert entry point
  • This area, known as the Al Huqf (al Hoof) Escarpment is exceptionally remote
  • Dark skies at night ensures, subject to weather conditions, an amazing starscape.
  • 80km offroad wadi/plain driving til we reach our campspot

#rocks #fossils #darkskies #offroading #wadi

Day Three

  • Light breakfast at camp,
  • 100kms or so of offroad driving, including easy rock crawling, until we reach the road at Duqm.
  • Onroad drive to the coast near Ras Al Madrakah
  • Overnight camping near beach

#rocks #fossils #offroading #remote

Day Four

  • Breakfast, then onroad drive to Al Haima
  • Explore coast area on rough tracks
  • Drive westwards until we reach Al Ghaftain
  • overnight at hotel


Day Five

  • Early start with 100kms drive to Ghaftain, where we enter the Rub Al Khali
  • Drive Northwards through the magnificent Empty Quarter
  • Lots of stops for photos
  • Camping overnight just south of the Umm As Sameem


Day Six

  • Continue our journey in the Rub Al Khali
  • Cross the mysterious and enigmatic Umm As Sameem
  • Travel to the historic town of Ibri


What’s Included/Pricing Tables

Oman Explorer What's Included

DetailsPackage APackage B
Hire of Nissan Patrol Y61yesno
Extra Driver£50 eachn/a
Camping Equipment Rentalyesoptional
Basic hotel, Haimayesyes
Glamping at Omani Farmyesyes
Wadi Campingone nightone night
Desert campingone nightone night
seaside campingone nightone night
Breakfasts, lunch, dinneryesyes
water, tea and coffeeyesyes
accompanied by Scottish Guideyesyes
Accompanied by Omani Guideyesyes
Oman Visa nono
Maximum guest cars66

Oman Explorer Accommodation and Catering

Oman Explorer

DetailsPackage APackage Bcomments
5 Nights including car hire5 nights with own car
Two Adults in One car, sharing hotel rooms/tent1900 GBP (equivalent to 950 GBP per person)*1150 GBP (equivalent to 575 GBP per person)**minimum charge is for 2 adults in one car
Children aged 5-11200 GBP each**200 GBP each****sharing existing bedding in hotels. One extra bed per room available for a small charge
1st Extra Adult** 300 GBP***300 GBP******extra bed in exisitng hotel room. Separate rooms available for a supplement
2nd Extra Adult300 GBP****300 GBP********cars with 4 adults in them will have two rooms allocated to them
Payment Options: Mastercard/visa in GBP/EUR/AED OR Bank transfer in GBP

Empty Quarter Enterprises Ltd T/A Xpedition Arabia, 39/8 Hyvot View, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, EH17 8PQ


Call/whatsapp us +971509478563   UK number +447565570827

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