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DESERT SAFARIES IN OMAN
Duration: 1 Day
Location: Oman
Price: $ 320 for Two Persons
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Overview

Desert of Oman :
Oman covers a total area of approximately 309,500 km squared; about 82% of this area is covered by desert and sand. The vast part of this is an area known in Arabic as Rub al Khali meaning the Empty Quarter which also takes up substantial portions of Saudi Arabia, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates. Because of the extremely dry and hot environment it is almost impossible for any animal, plant or human to survive in such conditions. In the past there have been Bedouin tribes living in such areas but modern life and education have moved them further towards towns and settlements on the borders of the sands.Further north east of the Empty Quarter, you will find the Wahiba sands also known as the sharqiyah sands, another desert plain approximately 180 km from North to South and 80km from East to West. It is here that about 3,000 Bedu families from different tribes still there. The wahiba sands is home to many species of plants, birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

Highlights

Trip includes :

  • Guide
  • Transport to/from
  • Water / soft drinks
  • Picnic lunch
  • First Aid

What to bring/wear :

  • Sun cream, sunglasses, hat, camera or case!
  • It is advisable to bring a medium sized back- pack so that you can carry your water
  • A sense of adventure!

Itinerary

Day 1 :
After breakfast in hotel you will meet the Omani Guide at 7:45am . The drive take around 2 hours toward to Wahiba Sands through the mountains passing through Sumail Gap and across the desert plains through the townships of Bidbid, Al Qabil and Ibra.Visit the abandoned village of Al Mansfah near Ibra . Continue the drive to the golden sands. The great Wahiba Sands are located in dunes 200 km long and 100 km wide running south from the Eastern Hajars to the Arabian Sea. The Dune Bashing on the golden sand dunes and visit the local Bedouin have Omani Coffee and Camel rides. Than drive back to Muscat same road.

Times :
pick-up at 8am (or to suit if 3+ guests)
drop-off by 5 pm