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Rocks, Sea and Sand: 7 (or 6) Night Oman Adventure

Take the wheel of a 4 litre Nissan Patrol and follow us on our fantastic Rocks, Sea and Sand Guided Self-Drive Adventure to explore a wide range of spectacular terrains in rural Oman.  Marvel at the millennia-old rocks carved by the wind and sand into fantastic and impossible shapes.  Venture over water to the mystical Masairah Island and walk along empty beached with the warm Indian Ocean lapping at your feet.  Camp under an inky black sky studded with millions of stars.  Traverse the enchanting Wahiba Sands where even to this day, camel farmers eke out a living in harsh conditions.

Once these remote places were only accessible to the most daring of adventuters who knew where the desert wells were located and had their trusty camel to carry all their provisions for their journey.  Today, we too can explore these amazing remote places and marvel at the skill and stamina of the ancient bedu; the landscapes will be no less magnificent, but our journey will be in the comfort of an air-conditioned car.

So, look out your driving licence, check your passport is in date and lace up those desert boots; come join Xpedition Arabia for the adventure of a lifetime.

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  • Approx 1600kms including 450kms offroad 
  • Estimated 28 hours behind the wheel, half of it offroad
  • 3 nights Hotel on our 7 night Adventure
  • 1 night “glamping” at a traditional camel farm
  • 3 nights wild camping
  • No previous offroad driving experience is required.
  • Maximum 6 guest cars.

Package A : 7 Nights

Includes

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

Package B : 7 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 : 6 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 come off the Wahiba Sands at Bidayer on Day 7 approx 1300hrs 

 Tour Dates

Rocks, Sea and Sand runs during the winter, between October and April each year

  • Sunday 16th – Saturday 22nd October 2022
  • Saturday 25th – Friday 31st March 2023
  • Other dates upon request

Please note: children should be a minimum of 5 years old at the time of the trip.

Other dates may be added; if you fill in our enquiry form we will email you updates

 

*subject to borders being open, tourist visas being issued

**special new terms and conditions for UAE/Oman/Saudi Expats

Bookings for all dates open now

 

 

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 return to the road
  • Overnight and dinner at the Crowne Plaza, Duqm

#rocks #fossils #offroading #remote

Day Four

  • Leave hotel around 0800hrs
  • Drive north to explore Barr Al Hickman, with a beach drive if tides allow
  • Lunch on the beach
  • Overnight camp close to the beach
  • Dip your toes in the Indian Ocean!
  • Camp supper 

#rocks #fossils #offroading #remote

Day Five

  • Wake up and have a walk on the beach or a swim in the sea.
  •  Return to the road and head north
  • Catch the old ferry to Masairah Island (1hr 40mins crossing time)
  • Settle into our hotel then quick tour of Hilf town, try to catch the sunset behind a recumbent dhow

#beachdrive #ferry #masairahisland #vultures #goats

Day Six

  • Breakfast outside at local cafe and watch island go about its daily routine
  • Drive round the island, stopping at a beautiful beach for picnic lunch.
  • Catch the National Ferries Catamaran  back to the mainland approx 1500hrs,
  • Drive 70kms before entering the Wahiba Sands and driving approximately 25kms in the desert before stopping for the night.

#islandtour #wahibasands #desertcamping

Day Seven

  • A further 100kms driving through the Wahiba Sands until we reach Bidayah. 
  • Guests with their own 4×4 opting for 6 night package C will leave us here.
  • The rest of our party will take the road to Muscat, staying overnight at the Mysk Al Mouj. 
  • Farewell dinner at the lovely Rozna Restaurant; Omani food served in a beautiful building reminiscent of an old fort (and vintage landrovers parked up outside!)

#desertdriving 

 

Day Eight

  • Hearty breakfast at hotel
  • Time to relax
  • Late checkout can normally be arranged

 #timetogohome

 

Oman Rocks, Sea and Sand 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
Ferry faresyesyesyes
Camping Equipment Rentalyesoptionaloptional
Crowne Plaza OCEC/Duqmtwo nightstwo nightsone night
Hotel Apartment, Masairahyesyesyes
Glamping at Omani Farmyesyesyes
Wadi Campingone nightone nightone night
Beach Campingone nightone nightone night
Desert campingone nightone nightone night
Breakfasts, lunch, dinneryesyesyes
water, tea and coffeeyesyesyes
accompanied by Scottish Guideyesyesyes
Accompanied by Omani Guideyesyesyes
Oman Visanonono
Flightsnonono
Souvenirsnonono

Oman Rocks, Sea and Sand Accommodation and Catering

Oman Rocks, Sea and Sand Prices

DetailsPackage APackage BPackage Ccomments
7 Nights including car hire7 nights with own car6 nights with own car
Two Adults in One car, sharing hotel rooms/tent3350 GBP (equivalent to 1675 GBP per person)*2550 GBP (equivalent to 1275 GBP per person)*2370 GBP (equivalent to 1185 GBP per person)**minimum charge is for 2 adults in one car
Children aged 5-11199 GBP each**199 GBP each**179 GBP each****sharing existing bedding in hotels. One extra bed per room available for a small charge
1st Extra Adult** 550 GBP***550 GBP***460 GBP******extra bed in exisitng hotel room. Separate rooms available for a supplement
2nd Extra Adult690 GBP****690 GBP****510 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

Oman Rocks, Sea and Sand Prices in AED (guide only as mid-markete exchange rate GBP-AED on XE.com on day of invoice will apply)

DetailsPackage APackage BPackage Ccomments
7 Nights including car hire7 nights with own car6 nights with own car
Two Adults in One car, sharing hotel rooms/tent15178 AED (equivalent to 7589 AED per person)*11554 AED (equivalent to 5777 AED per person)*10738 AED (equivalent to 5369 AED per person)**minimum charge is for 2 adults in one car
Children aged 5-11901 AED each**901 AED each**811 AED each****sharing existing bedding in hotels. One extra bed per room available for a small charge
1st Extra Adult** 2492 AED ***2492 AED ***2084 AED ******extra bed in exisitng hotel room. Separate rooms available for a supplement
2nd Extra Adult3126 AED ****3126 AED ****2310 AED ********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

Oman Rocks, Sea and Sand Prices in EUR (guide price only as exchange rate will be mid-market rate on XE on day of invoice

DetailsPackage APackage BPackage Ccomments
7 Nights including car hire7 nights with own car6 nights with own car
Two Adults in One car, sharing hotel rooms/tent3918 EUR (equivalent to 1959EUR per person)*2982 EUR (equivalent to 1491 EUR per person)*2772 EUR (equivalent to 1386 EUR per person)**minimum charge is for 2 adults in one car
Children aged 5-11233 EUR each**233 EUR each**209 EUR each****sharing existing bedding in hotels. One extra bed per room available for a small charge
1st Extra Adult** 643 EUR***643 EUR ***538 EUR ******extra bed in exisitng hotel room. Separate rooms available for a supplement
2nd Extra Adult807 EUR****807 EUR****596 EUR********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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