Omani Heartland 8 (or 7) Night Adventure

For those “petrolheads” who are tired of the tarmac, Xpedition Arabia has the perfect adventure for you. With only one day of on-road driving, this adventure takes you across multiple terrains crossing some of the most remote areas that Oman has to offer.

This adventure will also appeal to those wishing to escape the everyday routine of city life and truly explore the quieter landscapes this adventure offers.

  • Approx 2000kms including 750kms offroad 
  • Estimated 34 hours behind the wheel, half of it offroad
  • 3 nights Hotel (including 2 Crowne Plaza) 
  • 1 night “glamping” at a traditional camel farm
  • 4 nights wild camping
  • No previous offroad driving experience is required.
  • Maximum 5 guest cars.

Package A : 8 Nights


  • Car Rental Nissan Patrol Y62 4.0L Auto
  • Petrol
  • Hotels
  • Camping Equipment Hire
  • Breakfast/lunch/dinner
  • Soft drinks
  • Camping Equipment Hire

Package B : 8 Nights

As for package A, but excluding

  • Rental Car
  • Petrol

Aimed at GCC Residents

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

Package C : 7 Nights

As for package B, using your own 4×4 but excluding

  • Historical tour of Adam
  • Last Night at Crowne Plaza OCEC
  • Farewell dinner at Kargeen

Join us in the evening of day 1 at Adam

Leave us when we return to the road near Rustaq on day 8 approx 1300hrs

Tour Dates*

Omani Heartland runs during the winter, between October and April each year.

  • to be advised
  • Please fill in our enquiry form at the bottom of the page and we will email you updates.


*subject to borders being open, tourist visas being issued



Day One

Package A and B:

  • Arrive in Muscat, any time before 1200hrs, collect hire car.
  • Coffee and pre-trip briefing.
  • Drive to the old city of Adam,
  • Historical Oasis Tour
  • Overnight at a genuine Omani Camel Farm (toilet & shower available)

Guests opting for package C (6 nights) should join us at Adam between 5 and 7pm

#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.
  • Overnight accommodation in the beautiful Crowne Plaza Duqm 4* with dinner 

#rocks #fossils #offroading #remote

Day Four

  • Leave hotel around 0900hs
  • Drive westwards until we reach Al Ghaftain
  • Enter Rub Al Khali and drive til one hour before sunset
  • Camp for the night
  • BBQ 
  • Skywatching – it should be very dark here


Day Five

  • Continue our drive northwards
  • 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
  • Overnight at the Ibri Oasis Hotel


Day Seven

    • Leave hotel around 0900hrs
    • Explore fascinating geology!
    • Drive thru Wadi Sahtan
    • Camp near Wadi Banni Hinni


    Days Eight and Nine

    • Visit an old Oasis Village on the edge of Wadi Bani Hinni
    • Those opting for package C will leave us now
    • All others will drive back to Muscat via highway
    • Check into the Crowne Plaza, Muscat
    • Farewell Dinner at Kargeen

    Next morning

    • Breakfast at Hotel
    • Departure

    What’s Included/Pricing Tables

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


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