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 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 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



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

Next edition departs on 20th February 2022.



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

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