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RIYADH to MUSCAT (15 days) Oasis Caravan

Overland Adventure

Oasis Caravan

Countries Visited: Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

From a walled mud brink oasis town along desert trading routes, Riyadh - which means "garden" in Arabic - is now one of the richest cities worldwide. Soak it all up, because you'll leave the city lights behind as you set off on a 4x4 adventure into the "Empty Quarter", the largest sandy desert in the world. From the dry desert you'll visit one of the Kingdom's cultural centres, Al Hofuf, which sits on one of the largest oases on earth. As we enter Oman, we'll visit various UNESCO sites, camping on Omani farms along the way. Walk the famous "Balcony" with views of Wadi Ghul, Oman's very own "Grand Canyon", explore the ancient souqs of Nizwa and Ibra, and dust off in the water holes of Wadi Khalid and Wadi Shab. Our last night before Muscat is a magical one, spent searching for endangered Green Turtles at Ras Al Jinz, before we head to capital to explore some if its highlights.

Route Map

RIYADH to MUSCAT (15 days) Oasis Caravan
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Highlights

  • Travel into the heart of the Rub'al-Khali desert, the world's largest sand desert
  • Experience sensory overload in the lights of Riyadh, one of the richest cities in the world
  • Trek the Balcony Walk with views over Oman's 'Grand Canyon'
  • Enjoy a traditional Omani feast with a tribal leader
  • Spend a night looking for Green Turtles whilst trekking up Ras Al Jinz beach

Includes

  • Accommodation - approx. 75% simple hostels/hotels & 25% camping
  • Airport Transfer on arrival
  • Riyadh
  • Overnight trip to The Empty Quarter
  • UNESCO tombs at Al Ayn Entrance
  • UNESCO site of Bahla Fort Entrance
  • Balcony Walk in Jebel Shams
  • Omani traditional feast with a tribal leader
  • Ras Al Jinz Beach Resort for the Green Turtles
  • Meals - approx. 40%
  • All transport on Oasis Expedition Truck
  • Camping and Cooking equipment
  • Services of Oasis Crew

Excludes

  • Visas
  • Optional Excursions as listed in the Pre-Departure Information
  • Flights
  • Airport Taxes & Transfers
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals - approx. 60%
  • Drinks
  • Tips

Trip Itinerary

Detailed itinerary coming soon

Day 1 of your trip is an arrivals day, there will be a pre-departure meeting in the starting hotel this evening, usually around 6:00pm. There will be a notice in reception advising the exact time and here your crew will explain how the day to day running of the trip works. Your Tour Leader will collect your Local Payment money as well as a photocopy of your passport information pageinsurance policy details with policy number and confirmation that the duration will cover you for the entire trip and a 24-hour emergency assistance telephone number. It is essential that you attend this meeting - please let the UK office or your tour leader know if you are unable to do so.

Day 1 in your departure city, is an arrivals day. For your convenience we would advise that you arrive at the latest, on the afternoon of this day. You may wish to allow some extra time to explore your arrival city.

We recommend allowing an extra day post trip before booking a return flight, just in case of any unexpected delays.

There are many online flight search engines such as www.skyscanner.net or www.ebookers.co.ukflights can also be booked direct with airline websites or through travel agencies. Please inform us of your flight details through your online account, as airport transfers can be arranged for various trips.

One way ticket: If you intend to travel on a one way ticket to meet up with one of our trips, without possessing an onward flight ticket - we recommend that you  have a copy of your payment confirmation/receipt (that you will be sent at time of your balance payment) available at immigration to assist easy entry.


2020

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Fri 04 Dec Fri 18 Dec Dates: Fri 04 Dec - Fri 18 Dec
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2021

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Fri 05 Nov Fri 19 Nov Dates: Fri 05 Nov - Fri 19 Nov
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2022

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Sun 23 Jan Sun 06 Feb Dates: Sun 23 Jan - Sun 06 Feb
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Sun 10 Apr Sun 24 Apr Dates: Sun 10 Apr - Sun 24 Apr
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15 days from £1,995

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  • Travel Style
    Overland Adventure
  • Start Location
    Riyadh
  • End Location
    Muscat
  • Region
    Middle East

A deposit of just £200 secures your place; full amount payable if booking within 10 weeks of departure.