We are happy to customize any trip to your wishes and ideas. The following trips are just examples of how a trip could look like.
Oman is still an insider tip among travelers, where mass tourism or overcrowded sights are nowhere to be found. Instead, an authentic oriental experience awaits you in the safest travel destination of the Arabian Peninsula: Breathtaking landscapes, fascinating culture, and genuine encounters with the incredibly friendly Omanis.
Due to the scenic diversity alone, Oman already has an incredible amount to offer. Nature lovers and action lovers will get their money’s worth in the fascinating desert landscapes, mystical mountain ranges, and surprisingly green oases. For those seeking relaxation, the more than 1,700km long coastline offers one dream beach after another, and exciting cultural highlights await you in the cities and villages.
The rugged beauty of steep canyons and mist-covered mountain peaks up to 3,000 meters high awaits you on your Oman trip. In between, you will find surprisingly green oases and wadis with crystal clear water. The journey continues into the endless expanses of the desert: Not only the largest contiguous sand desert in the world, the Rub al Khali, lies partly in Oman, but the Wahiba Desert also fascinates its visitors. The magical landscape invites to desert tours and overnight stays in extraordinary desert camps. In addition, with its coastline on the Gulf of Oman, the Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean, Oman is a true beach paradise with fascinating diving spots.
Immerse yourself in a mysterious culture that is thousands of years old! Oman’s history dates back to a nation of sailors, traders and explorers. While the society of the oldest independent state in the Arab world has modernized, many aspects of this ancient culture have been preserved. This symbiosis of new and old defines many parts of Omani culture. Visit the Great Sultan Qaboos Mosque in Muscat or the oasis city of Nizwa to experience this mesmerizing culture. As a World Heritage Site, the former Incense Road offers a unique glimpse into the country’s history.
The hospitality of the Omanis is almost legendary. The locals are incredibly friendly and helpful to strangers. For an authentic encounter, let them invite you for an Omani coffee, traditionally served with dates. The Bedouin people make up only a small part of the Omani population. You should not miss the opportunity to sit with them at the fire and listen to their centuries-old stories.
Even though the reserved and respectful Omanis are unlikely to approach you for inappropriate or negative behavior, you should take some etiquette rules to heart.
Miles of white sandy beaches, lush palm groves, and spectacular underwater worlds – Salalah is the perfect place for a varied beach vacation. In the interior, blooming oases and beautiful waterfalls await you, while off the coast fascinating diving spots are waiting to be explored.
The capital of Oman is definitely worth a visit and awaits a multitude of exciting sights: Discover the Sultan Qaboos Mosque, one of the largest sacred buildings in the Orient, or the modern Royal Opera House. A stroll through the souk in Muttrah is also not to be missed.
Amidst the mystical mountain landscape of the Hajar Mountains is Jebel Shams, Oman’s highest mountain at 3,009 meters. The view from the summit is spectacular and, thanks to the relatively easy climb, accessible even to inexperienced hikers. Below Jebel Shams is the gorge Wadi Nakhar, also known as the “Grand Canyon of Oman”
The oasis city of Nizwa in the north of Oman is still considered an important trading center. Particularly impressive is the fortress complex of Jabrin Castle with a 44-meter-wide round tower. At the souks, the city’s traditional markets, you can browse the finely crafted silver jewelry for which the city is famous.
The beautiful sandy desert of Wahiba Sands is home to the Bedouins and is one of the most exciting places to visit on an Oman vacation. On a camel ride or a jeep safari, you will get a feeling of the endless expanses of the desert. An overnight stay in our unique desert camp is also a magical experience.
Wadis can be found in many places among the mountains or in stony deserts in Oman. These dry river courses and valleys present themselves as idyllic green oases. Against the spectacular backdrop of towering rock formations, the wadis with their emerald green natural pools invite you for a swim.
In principle, Oman is a year-round destination with lots of sun and warm seaside temperatures around 30 degrees. However, in the summer months from July to September, it can get extremely hot and humid. Especially the southern region around Salalah is dominated by the Khareef monsoon at this time of year, which brings rain and very humid weather. From October to April you can expect a milder climate with temperatures between 20 and 32 degrees. Learn more about Oman’s climate here.
The roads of Oman are now very well developed. Therefore, you can travel through the country without any problems. Even the coastal route from Muscat to Salalah, a distance of over 1200km and an absolute insider tip, are paved roads. Offroad enthusiasts will also get their money’s worth on our Wadi crossings. Furthermore, the trips in the mountains of Jebel Shams (3.009m) and Jebel Akhdar (2.988m) are great for adventurers. Each self-drive Oman trip is designed by us with a detailed program, maps, and a 4WD Landcruiser with GPS.
We have a team of experienced Omani guides, all of whom we have known personally for several years. For an authentic feeling, we use only Omani guides. This allows you to get to know the culture of the country. Besides, you can enjoy the cordiality of the Omanis. Depending on your wishes and the focus of your trip (culture, hiking, family) we will choose the right guide for you. Before the Oman trip, we discuss the contents with the tour guide personally. This way we can ensure that everything will be according to your wishes.
An Oman group tour is another way to discover Oman. During the whole trip, you will be guided through the country in jeeps. This way you won’t have to miss any of the scenic highlights (desert, oases, off-road roads). To keep the group manageable, we limit the number of participants to 12, which allows us to better cater to individual needs. The Oman group tours take place twice a month. Each tour is guaranteed to take place with a minimum of 2 people and there is always a German-speaking guide.
Citizens of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland need a passport valid for at least six months. In addition, the application for an e-visa at the Royal Oman Police is required in advance, upon entry a visa can only be issued in exceptional cases. We will be happy to assist you with visa matters. Further information can be found here.
There are no mandatory vaccinations for direct entry from Germany. Nevertheless, it is recommended that you are up to date with the standard vaccinations according to the vaccination calendar of the Robert Koch Institute. If you are entering from a yellow fever area, you must provide proof of a yellow fever vaccination. However, Oman itself is not a yellow fever-infected area. More information about vaccinations and possible infectious diseases can be found here.
Oman is a traditional yet open-minded country. Omanis are very hospitable and helpful to strangers. Unlike many other Arab countries, women are not required to wear a veil in public. You only need to wear a headscarf if you want to enter a mosque. Nevertheless, it is recommended to keep shoulders and knees covered at all times. During the fasting month of Ramadan, you should refrain from eating, drinking, smoking, and wearing revealing clothing in public. Here you can learn more about the behavioral norms in Oman.
Generally, similar to Germany, tipping is at your own discretion. As a guideline, depending on your satisfaction, you can calculate about 10% of the invoice amount as a tip. For cab rides, a fixed price is always given, so a tip is not necessarily expected here. In restaurants and hotels, the bill usually already includes a service charge. Whether or not you wish to add an additional tip is at your discretion. For drivers and tour guides, you can expect to tip about three euros per day.