Allow Memphis Tours to show you both sides of the Omani desert. First, visit Wahiba Sands to see play among the huge dunes in a 4x4 vehicle and then continue to the oasis of Wadi Bani Khaled to explore the freshwater springs and palm groves that make life in the desert possible for the bedouin who live there.
Your guide will pick you up at your hotel in the morning (07:30) in order to head into the desert. First, you will visit the area known as Wahiba Sands, which is famous for its huge undulating dunes. These mountains of shift red and white sand rise to over 200 meters and stretch out as far as the eye can see. There is also a variety of unique desert plants and animals that you will see as your 4x4 drives up and down through the dunes. Your guide will take you speeding across the sand to show you just how much fun the desert can be. The desert is the traditional home of nomadic bedouin, who can still be seen traveling across the sands with their camels. You will stop by a bedouin home for tea. Afterward, you will continue to Wadi Bani Khaled to see the other vital part of life in a desert, an oasis. Wadi means ‘valley’ in Arabic and Wadi Bani Khaled hosts fresh water springs that transform the dry desert into a beautiful landscape. You will be able to explore the palm groves, relax in the cool shade next to a spring and even go for a swim. There are also traditional villages scattered throughout the oasis on the slopes of the mountains sides. There will also be a chance to ride a camel if you choose (optional). Finally, you will travel back to Muscat, arriving back at your hotel in mid-afternoon after a tour of approximately 8 hours.
- Pick up from and return to your hotel
- All transfers in an air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle
- English speaking driver during tour
- Entrance fees at all the mentioned sites
- All taxes & service charge
- Personal Spending
|1 Pax||2-4 Pax||5-8 Pax|
|Price Per Person||$ 435||$ 225||$ 180|
Prices:Tour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in Euro or British pound.The prices quoted per person per tour all inclusive and prices are always updated to ensure you receive the lowest price possible. Once your tour is confirmed we guarantee the price will not be changed.
Children Policy:0 - 1.99 Free of Charge
2 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person
If your sightseeing tours include domestic flights or ferry boat, an extra supplement for your child may apply.
Deposit and Balance of Payment:A down payment (25%) will be required when confirming your booking as requested and can be paid by credit or debit card (Visa / MasterCard) via Verisign Secured payment system on our website. The balance of payment (75%) will be required on arrival / pick up, to be paid to your tour director by credit / debit card or in cash.
Tour Voucher:After your tour is confirmed we will email final confirmation and voucher to print and bring with you. Details will include contact numbers of your tour operator and customer care and additional information for your convenience.
Cancellation Policy:Memphis Tours does not charge a cancellation fee for tours and excursions cancelled for ‘force majeure’ reasons such as volcanoes, earthquakes, or reasons beyond control. If cancellation happens due to personal or business reasons and Memphis Tours has already incurred costs on your behalf, these costs will be transferred to you
Best Time to Visit Oman
Oman’s climate is typical of the Arabian Peninsula with blisteringly hot summers and Mediterranean winters. During the summer months almost the entire country is hot; the thermometer can often nudge up into the 40°C. The winter months are pleasantly temperate, daytime temperatures rarely climbing much above 30°C. Temperatures are considerably cooler in the mountains than on the coast
Flying to Oman
Oman Air (Scheduled Airlines only)
14 Hours, 38 Minutes from New York
15 Hours, 35 Minutes from Washington
Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival for non-restricted nationalities
No mandatory vaccinations
Conservative dress is advisable for both men and women - More relaxed clothing in the Gulf of Oman like Muscat and Salalah