The Oman Expedition
The Expedition Oman
Welcome to the Sultanate
Your journey in Oman begins with a warm welcome in Muscat at The Chedi Muscat. Set within an expansive 8-hectare palm-fringed garden, the hotel offers scenic sea views, providing an ideal oasis for mental preparation before your upcoming adventure.
The day concludes with a festive dinner, promising a delightful culinary experience with a backdrop of the sea and a gentle breeze.
Exploring the Jabal Akhdar Mountains
In the following days of your journey, you will venture into the awe-inspiring Jabal Akhdar Mountains, boasting peaks that reach heights of 3,000 meters. Acting as your base for exploration, the strategically positioned Alila Jabal Akhdar Hotel, perched 2,000 meters above a stunning mountain gorge, marks the start of your initial adventures.
Starting with an exhilarating drive to Jabal Akhdar, the day unfolds with an adventurous Via Ferrata experience. Embarking on a hike through the mountainous terrain provides an opportunity to discover the beauty and variety of the surroundings. Visit traditional clay villages, offering insights into the authentic lifestyle of the region's inhabitants.
As the day concludes, a unique experience awaits with an Omani astrologer sharing insights into the night sky and Arabian mythology. This knowledge not only captivates but also prepares you for the forthcoming desert adventures.
Wadi Hawer Oasis & Canvas Club North Camp
Following the days in the Jabal Akhdar Mountains, your expedition transitions from the mountainous terrain to the Sharqiyah Desert. This leg of the journey signifies the start of navigating the "little sister" of the Rub al Khali, the largest sand desert, starting from the fourth day onwards.
Before beginning the desert crossing, a detour leads you to the enchanting Wadi Hawer oasis. Following the exploration of Wadi Hawer, your journey proceeds to the exclusive Canvas Club North Camp nestled in the heart of the Sharqiyah Desert dunes.
Prior to starting the desert crossing on the following day, an essential training session awaits. You will be provided with guidance and advice on driving on sand to ensure a safe navigation through the dunes during the forthcoming desert exploration.
Crossing the Rub Al Khali Desert
After breakfast, the most thrilling phase of your expedition begins—the four-day traverse of the Rub al Khali, recognized as the world's largest sand desert. The adventure begins with a drive to Fahud, this is where the vehicles are refueled, and all necessary preparations are undertaken for the impending desert crossing. This day signifies the initiation of your captivating odyssey through the Rub al Khali.
Your camps through the four-day desert crossing are all setup in remote, scenic locations far from civilization and light pollution. Nights in the Rub al Khali offer an intense stargazing experience, defined by the untouched nature of the desert.
Canvas Club South Camp
On the eighth day of your expedition, you'll arrive at Canvas Club South Camp in the evening, situated near one of the highest dunes in the entire region. This unique camp provides awe-inspiring views, serving as the perfect conclusion to your desert adventure.
Arriving in Salalah
After the immersive desert expedition, you now return to the lush southern region of Salalah to conclude your journey in a picturesque environment.
Here, the Alila Hinu Bay Boutique Hotel awaits you on Oman's southwest coast. The Alila Hinu Bay Boutique Hotel offers an immaculate private beach, perfect for moments of relaxation.
The hotel also presents various water sports activities, including whale and dolphin watching or diving excursions to explore the captivating underwater world. These activities offer a delightful change from the previous adventures and provide an opportunity to appreciate the natural beauty of Salalah's coastline.