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Omani Heartland 8 (or 7) Night Adventure

  • Approx 2000kms including 750kms offroad 
  • Estimated 34 hours behind the wheel, half of it offroad
  • 3 nights Hotel (including two 4*) 
  • 1 night “glamping” at a traditional camel farm
  • 4 nights wild camping
  • No previous offroad driving experience is required.
  • Maximum 6 guest cars.

Package A : 8 Nights

Includes

  • Car Rental Nissan Patrol Y61 4.8litre Auto (Falcon edition for early bookings!)
  • 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

This itinerary runs on request, for a minimum 3 cars/6 adults

 

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

We currently have availability early October 2022, late February and Early March 2023

 

 

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 or Mysk Al Mouj
    • Farewell Omani Dinner at Rosna

    Next morning

    • Breakfast at Hotel
    • Departure

    What’s Included/Pricing Tables

    Oman Heartland What's Included

    DetailsPackage APackage BPackage C
    Hire of Nissan Patrol Y61yesnono
    Extra Driver£60 eachn/an/a
    Petrolyesnono
    Airport Meet & Greetyesnono
    Hire Car delivered/picked up to hotel£15 each wayn/an/a
    Camping Equipment Rentalyesoptionaloptional
    Crowne Plaza OCEC/Duqmtwo nightstwo nightsone night
    Hotel Apartment, Masairahyesyesyes
    Glamping at Omani Farmyesyesyes
    Wadi Campingtwo nightstwo nightstwo nights
    Desert campingtwo nightstwo nightstwo nights
    Breakfasts, lunch, dinneryesyesyes
    water, tea and coffeeyesyesyes
    accompanied by Scottish Guideyesyesyes
    Accompanied by Omani Guideyesyesyes
    Oman Visa nonono
    Flightsnonono
    Souvenirsnonono
    Maximum guest cars666

    Omani Heartland Accommodation and Catering

    Omani Heartland (to be updated, currently same price as RSS!)

    DetailsPackage APackage BPackage Ccomments
    8 Nights including car hire8 nights with own car7 nights with own car
    Two Adults in One car, sharing hotel rooms/tent3350 GBP (equivalent to 1675 GBP per person)*3050 GBP (equivalent to 1550 GBP per person)*2750 GBP (equivalent to 1375 GBP per person)**minimum charge is for 2 adults in one car
    Children aged 5-11229 GBP each**229 GBP each**299 GBP each****sharing existing bedding in hotels. One extra bed per room available for a small charge
    1st Extra Adult** 630 GBP***630 GBP***540 GBP******extra bed in exisitng hotel room. Separate rooms available for a supplement
    2nd Extra Adult770 GBP****770 GBP****590 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

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