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Pool, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar, Mountains, Oman

Luxury Holiday to Oman

  • TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAY IDEA

Duration

10 Days

Prices Start from

£8,950 ex. flights

This holiday idea to Oman offers high levels of privacy and exclusivity that would suit a honeymoon couple or families that enjoy meticulous planning and bespoke services. Stay in the best accommodation, travel in extraordinary comfort and receive superior guiding from our panel of hand-picked guides, all ensuring a really memorable trip.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Wahiba Sands, Oman 1

Camp in Luxury

Experience stargazing in the great comfort of a luxury camp.

Wadi Bani Khalid 2

Swim in Deep Lagoons

Enjoy a spot of dune driving in the Wahiba Sands and swim in the deep pools at scenic Bani Khalid

Musandam, Oman 3

Discover Dimaniyat

Board a private yacht and sail to the magical and deserted Dimaniyat Islands.

Oman, Musandam, Six Senses Zighy Bay, Paragliding 4

Stay at Zighy Bay

Sail to the Musandam Peninsula and spend time at the Six Senses Zighy Bay.

Don't forget, we will customise this journey to suit you.

Explore our suggested itinerary

  • Day 1 - 2
    Muscat
  • Day 3
    Muscat - Wahiba Sands
  • Day 4
    Wahiba Sands
  • Day 5
    Sur - Dimaniyat Islands
  • Day 6
    Dimaniyat Islands
  • Day 7
    Dimaniyat Islands - Northern Oman and Musandam
  • Day 8 - 9
    Northern Oman and Musandam
  • Day 10
    Musandam - Dubai
Royal Opera House, Muscat, Oman
Royal Opera House, Muscat, Oman
Decorative lamps, Muttrah Souq, Muscat, Oman
Muttrah Souq, Muscat, Oman
Beach with Umbrellas, Shangri La Muscat, Muscat, Oman
Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Muscat, Oman
Muscat at Dusk, Oman
Oman

Highlights Of Muscat

Discover the modern, developing city of Muscat. Recover from your flight with a dip in the Indian Ocean and a treatment at the Balinese spa at The Chedi, one of the most stylish properties in Oman. Venture out to downtown Muscat, explore the medieval souqs and sites. Steppes Travel has fabulous partners in Oman who are able to organise tickets for world-class performances at the Royal Opera House and private tours of museums. Take a stroll along Muscat’s seafront, passing the merchants houses, medieval Portuguese forts and the Sultan’s Palace along this beautiful boulevard. By night, experience a bespoke Omani dining experience. You will be whisked away to the secluded beach at Qantab, a fishing village, where dinner can be enjoyed al fresco, lit by a thousand candles.

Children walking with camels, Oman
Oman
Hud Hud, Wahiba, Oman
Hud Hud Wahiba, Wahiba Sands, Oman
Hud Hud, Wahiba, Oman
Hud Hud Wahiba, Wahiba Sands, Oman

Luxury Private Camp at Wahiba Sands

A night in the desert is an experience that everyone should do at least once in their lifetime. Deep in the desert, the Canvas Club Desert Camp offers the ultimate escape from the hustle and bustle of modern-day living. The Canvas Club is a private experience, exclusively set up for a group of family or friends. A dedicated team will take care of your needs, organising candlelit dinners, and taking you on tours of local wadis. Your private chef will prepare authentic Omani dinners over an open fire while you enjoy a drink under the brightest of starry skies. During your stay in the desert, hike up huge dunes, hire a sand board and surf these orange giants or try your hand at dune bashing, driving 4×4 vehicles through exciting terrain under the expert guidance of a seasoned Omani driver.

Dhow Cruise, Musandam, Oman
Northern Oman and Musandam, Oman
Musandam, Oman
Northern Oman and Musandam, Oman

Private Dhow Charter to the Dimaniyat Islands

Board your very own private luxury dhow, a traditional wooden-hulled boat. Embark on a two-night cruise to the little known islands of Dimanyat. Drop anchor here and explore pristine sandy coves and coral reefs in complete and utter privacy. Dimaniyat Islands, Oman’s only marine National Reserve is truly the best places to swim, snorkel and dive, abundant with birds, fish and turtles. Diving here is spectacular with 12 dive sites offering beautiful coral gardens, reefs, walls, large pelagic fish, turtles, rays, leopard sharks and our old friend the whale shark is a frequent visitor. The islands feature stunning beaches and rocky cliffs. An optional night spent camping on the beach experiencing the tranquillity of a desert island while your crew serve up exquisite cuisine.

Beach, Six Senses Zighy Bay, Musandam, Oman
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Northern Oman and Musandam, Oman
Pool, Six Senses Zighy Bay, Musandam,
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Northern Oman and Musandam, Oman
Zighy Bay Six Senses, Kayaking, Musandam, Oman
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Northern Oman and Musandam, Oman
Oman, Musandam, Six Senses Zighy Bay, Paragliding
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Northern Oman and Musandam, Oman

The Zighy Bay Experience

Sitting pretty in North Musandam, Zighy Bay is hidden away in a secluded fishing village. It is a villa only property with private pools at every turn, and home to a pretty marina. For absolute peace, stay in the Private Retreat, ideal for families as well. During a stay at Six Senses Zighy Bay it is possible to design and customise activities and tours to suit all activity levels. The diving is out of this world and a short drive up the coast is perfect for lunchtime picnics and snorkelling in clear turquoise water in remote bays beneath imposing limestone cliffs. Further outdoor activities range from trekking and climbing to mountain biking and kayaking are also on offer or simply relax in high luxury and spa comfort at Zighy Bay itself.

Empty Quarter, Landscape, Oman
Oman
Coast, Salalah, Oman
Southern Oman and Salalah, Oman
Archaeological site Al Baleed, Salalah, Oman
Al Baleed, Salalah, Oman
Frankincense Tree, Salalah, Oman
Southern Oman and Salalah, Oman

Can I Combine Oman with Another Destination?

Oman Air is a fabulous airline that offers excellent connections on to countries such as the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Nepal and India. After a visit to the Indian Subcontinent, why not return home via the glorious beaches of Muscat. Alternatively, extend your trip around Oman by flying south to the southern state of Salalah. Salalah is a city set amongst coconut groves and banana plantations, sprawled along sandy beaches that run the length of its plain. The lush vegetation makes Salalah seem almost tropical coupled with the summer monsoon known as the Khareef. Salalah is home to frankincense souqs, historic sites, is the gateway to the Empty Quarter and is an incredible area to view humpback and blue whale.

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

The Chedi Muscat £££££

  • Oman
  • Beach and Island Escapes
  • Boutique
  • Wellness and Spa

The Chedi Hotel offers spectacular views over the Gulf of Oman to one side and Muscat’s mountains on the other. The hotel combines traditional Omani architecture with comfort and luxury to create a wonderful retreat with all 158 rooms decorated to the highest standard. The Chedi lives up to expectations with staff on-call round the clock. All the rooms have access to the hotel’s main leisure facilities including three swimming pools, a renowned spa, tennis courts and a library. The hotel has a variety of eating options – dine casually with bare feet in the sand or more formally in the hotel’s more traditional restaurants. There are several different menus available – Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, South East Asian and Indian – all deliciously presented and delivered with impeccable service.

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Six Senses Zighy Bay £££££

  • Oman
  • Beach and Island Escapes
  • Villas / Exclusive use
  • Wellness and Spa

Six Senses Zighy Bay is hidden away in a secluded fishing village on the Sultanate of Oman’s Musandam Peninsula. The setting is dramatic with mountains as a backdrop for the near two-kilometre sandy beach. It is a villa-only property with private pools at every turn, and home to a pretty marina. All villas have an outdoor dining space and gardens. For direct beach access choose a Beachfront Villa from which to enjoy amazing sunrises. The Six Senses Spa team offer a thorough wellness programme during your stay with visiting practitioners and yoga instructors on hand. There are four dining experiences at Six Senses Zighy Bay including the stunning mountaintop Senses on the Edge.

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Canvas Club Desert Camp £££££

  • Oman
  • Tented Camps

Canvas Club offers a private tented camp in the heart of the Wahiba Sands, where local Bedouin staff take great pride in showcasing their unique region to each visitor they care for. Travel into the desert by 4×4 and continue by camel back to reach your private camp. As the sun sets enjoy a refreshing drink on arrival. Stargaze and do nothing but enjoy the peace and tranquillity. Your luxury camp consists of a bedroom tent, Bedouin living area for relaxation and a bathing tent.

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Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara £££££

  • Oman
  • Beach and Island Escapes
  • Boutique
  • Wellness and Spa

Between a beach and freshwater lagoon, Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara offers refreshing luxury in Oman’s southern region of Dhofar. Experience a beachfront oasis that is the first luxury villa resort of its kind in Salalah.

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A note on price

Prices will vary depending on the time of year you are travelling. Prices do not include international flights. Please ask one of our Travel Experts for an accurate quote. Flights purchased through Steppes Travel departing from the UK are ATOL protected.

This Itinerary
Price
From £8,950 Per person

When to travel

Oman in January

Oman will generally experience cooler temperatures and occasional rainfall, making both January and February an ideal time to visit for comfortable sightseeing but as a result, some regions may become busier.

Oman in February

February is an ideal month to travel to Oman with over 10 hours of daily sunshine and average temperatures of 24°C, perfect for some winter sun.

Oman in March

As temperatures start to rise, March is a preferred time to travel to Oman in order to experience a warm climate, but without the intense humidity, that summer can bring.

Oman in April

Slightly warmer than March but cooler than the peak summer months of July and August, April can be a good time to travel to Oman with the country experiencing average temperatures of 35°C.

Oman in May

As May brings the start of summer, temperatures will be high throughout the country with marginally lower levels of humidity than the peak summer months.

Oman in June

Frome June through to August, the southern region of Dhofar catches the Indian Ocean monsoon rains, known as Khareef. This can be a welcome break from the intense summer heat, but makes Salalah, the capital city of Dhofar, very busy during this time.

Oman in July

Due to the high temperatures experienced in Oman during the months of July and August, this can be a less comfortable time to travel to the country unless you visit the Southern regions.

Oman in August

With Oman experiencing Khareef, the country’s monsoon season, visit the South of the country where the monsoon rains have created lush, green vegetation across the landscapes.

Oman in September

With both the monsoon season over and as summer draws to a close, September experiences high temperatures with very little rainfall.

Oman in October

The best time to visit the country is from late October through to mid-March with Oman experiencing temperatures ranging from 25°C to 35°C, with cooler balmy evenings.

Oman in November

The best time to visit the country is from late October through to mid-March with Oman experiencing temperatures ranging from 25°C to 35°C, with cooler balmy evenings.

Oman in December

December is the coolest time to visit Oman with a maximum average of 26°C. Mountainous regions, however, can experience considerably lower temperatures at night.

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