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Discover Oman

Experience the natural delights, history, desert and mountain, camp overnight in the Wahiba Sands and explore Nizwa, one of the oldest cities in Oman

  • Oman

  • 9 nights
  • Half Board plus Two Lunches
  • Worldwide Journeys




  • Jan




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Tour codes: 29400

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Walking grade

Grade 5

This is a Grade 5/SS holiday and features some full and half day walks with generally moderate amounts of ascent and descent. The paths are mostly good, but there will be some steep, uneven. stony and rough ground as we walk along wadis (dry river beds), cross open country and follow Bedouin paths along the hillsides. Some days will be dedicated solely to sightseeing or include an element of sightseeing, and our transfers between centres will include walks and activities where possible. Generally we’ll walk between 3 hours- 5 hours a day, up to 12kms (8 miles) and an ascent/descent up to 400m. While some walks appear shorter than others, it is the weather and terrain that determines the grade. If you usually walk with poles and find them useful, they may come in handy on this holiday, so bring them with you. This holiday offers a more adventurous itinerary, off the beaten track, exploring lesser known corners. Local events may require amendments to the programme, sometime at short notice.


Holiday Highlights

  • Explore the contrasting terrains of green valleys and barren mountains, white beaches and amber hued desert dunes.
  • Walk through the villages and wadis of the Jebel Akhdar plateau with stunning views at every turn.
  • Watch the sun set and stars in the night sky from our stone cottage desert camp in the majestic Wahiba Sands.
  • Discover the Muscat coastline with a sunset cruise on a traditional style Dhow.
  • Explore the old capital of Nizwa with its winding streets, bustling souk and ancient fort

Welcome to Oman, a land where ancient traditions harmonize with modern aspirations, creating a destination that is as diverse as it is captivating. Nestled on the south-eastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman is a jewel waiting to be explored. 

In Muscat, Oman’s coastal capital, which sits scenically wedged between the mountains and sea, you’ll discover a world of tradition as you meander through the old souk, see the Sultan’s Palace and visit the Grand Mosque. Modern city architecture converges with the historic aspects of the city. 

You follow the coastline southwards to Wadi Tiwi, where wadi (valley) walks take us along riverbeds, some running with water, and through narrow gorges surrounded by plantations, flora and fauna. The stay on the coast allows us to dip our toes in the Arabian Sea.

The dunes of the majestic Wahiba Sands reach from the eastern Hajar Mountains to the Arabian Sea offering a landscape rich in colour and starlit skies, home to Bedouins for centuries. From your desert camp you’ll explore in 4x4 vehicles, including some dune bashing, see camel trains, watch the sun set and see the dunes change colour with hues of red, oranges and browns in the most breath taking of surroundings. You have an overnight here, enjoying traditional Bedouin dishes and hospitality.

In the Hajar mountain range you’ll explore the impressive Jebel Akhdar Mountain, rich with fruit orchards, here the cooler mountain air creates a verdant landscape. Discover small villages, lush oases, an ancient necropolis as well as green hills and orchards. Wadi Ghul, the Grand Canyon of Arabia and Jebal Shaams, the highest and most impressive of mountains in the region await. 

In Nizwa, you’ll spend time exploring the majestic fort with its 360 degree citadel tower, discover the interesting museum, visit the weekly market and wander the small and fascinating streets of the old town. 

On arrival back in Muscat, we have time to relax and enjoy our hotel, before returning to the UK.

  • Return flights from Heathrow to Muscat
  • Airport transfers
  • Half board en suite accommodation with two lunches
  • Knowledgeable local English speaking walking and sightseeing guides
  • All entrance fees
  • All local transport including coach and 4x4 vehicles.
  • A 'Water to Go' filter bottle posted to you before departure
  • The services of a Discover Tour Leader
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

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NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

In flight

You depart the Uk on an overnight flight to Muscat arriving early the next day.

Transfer Time = 30m

Day 2



Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Arriving into Muscat early morning, you go straight to a local restaurant for breakfast. You then drive to the Grand Mosque in Muscat (dress code applies) for a brief visit and take in some city sights, before continuing to your hotel for check in, lunch and free time to relax. Mid afternoon the group will transfer to the Pier to join a sunset cruise along the coastline of Muscat in a traditional style Dhow.  After the cruise you visit Muttrah Souq, located in the Corniche before returning to the hotel. Dinner is in a local restaurant tonight.

Day 3

Wadi Tiwi


Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


  • Time

    1 hours

  • Distance

    2 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


  • Time

    3 hours

  • Distance

    3 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


You leave Muscat this morning in 4x4 vehicles, travelling mostly along the coast road, via the Quriynt Dam, to Wadi Al Arbyeen, a quiet place that lends itself for a walk (approx 1 hour) past isolated villages on the river banks. You arrive at the next accommodation with time for lunch (included) before an afternoon exploration of Wadi Shaab, a spectacular deep and narrow gorge cut into the mountains. The walk passes emerald  pools, date and banana plantations and gurgling falaj (or 'springs').  You return to the accommodation, which has its own beachfront, for dinner and overnight.

Day 4

Wahiba Sands


Breakfast & Dinner


You travel slightly further south this morning to the city of Sur, famous for its Dhow building. The shipyards still function today and you may be lucky to see dhows being built by hand as you visit. After time for lunch, you leave the coast behind and head inland to the magnificent desert of Wahiba Sands, whose dunes cover an area of over 200kms. Bedouin desert camps come into view as you travel and the dunes change colour as the sun sets, with hues of reds, oranges and browns and are a spectacular sight to see. After exploring the dunes in your 4x4, dune bashing, you overnight at the camp enjoying traditional Bedouin cuisine and hospitality.

Day 5

Jebel Akdhar


Breakfast & Dinner


After exploring the dunes some more this morning, and having our Bedouin breakfast, you leave the desert for the historical capital of Oman, the city of Nizwa. En route you visit Sinaw Souq (or market) and see the village of Birkt Al Mauz, (walk of approx. 30 minutes) which lies in the foothills of Jabal Akhdar, in lush plantations of dates irrigated by the falaj system.  Dinner at the hotel this evening.

Day 6



Breakfast & Dinner


  • Time

    3 hours

  • Distance

    4 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Today is a day to explore Jebel Akhdar, or Green Mountain. Here the cooler mountain air and greater rainfall creates a verdant landscape in the Hajar mountain range. The hike will take you at higher altitude from the village of Al Aqur to Sayq following old mountain paths which link villages showcasing terraced farms, ancient irrigation systems and with wonderful views over Wadi Muhaydin. The changing seasons are clearly seen in the mountain villages with the variety of crops and fruits. Today's walk can be described as one of the best in Oman. You enjoy dinner at a local restaurant again this evening.

Day 7



Breakfast & Dinner


  • Time

    3 hours

  • Distance

    4 miles

You take transport today and head out after breakfast for Jebal Shaams and see Oman's highest mountain at just over 3000m. Your walk from the village of Al Hamra continues along the W6a route for about 3 hours to where transport awaits to take you up to the mountain peak. You'll see the village of Misfah, built into the side of the mountain and Wadi Gul, known as the Grand Canyon of Arabia and walk around the plantations of date palms before returning to Nizwa. 

Day 8



Breakfast & Dinner


Today includes a visit Nizwa town and its souq, an excellent local market for souvenir shopping, before exploring the fort with its 360 degree citadel tower. The fort's museum has an interesting timeline comparing the history of Oman and the Middle East with the rest of the world. After time for lunch, you take our 4x4 vehicles and driver to the impressive Jabreen Castle, built by the Yaruba dynasty iman, Bil'arab bin Sultan, in the 17th century.

Day 9



Breakfast & Dinner


Leaving the desert town of Nizwa you make your way back to Muscat, arriving in time to enjoy the hotel facilities, perhaps go to the beach or some last minute souvenir shopping in the souk. You enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant this evening.

Day 10

Final day



After breakfast, you make our way to Muscat's International airport for our flight back to the UK. 

Departure dates for your selected tour

24th Jan 2024 - 2nd Feb 2024 (9 Nights)

6th Nov 2024 - 15th Nov 2024 (9 Nights)

22nd Jan 2025 - 31st Jan 2025 (9 Nights)

12th Mar 2025 - 21st Mar 2025 (9 Nights)

6th Nov 2025 - 15th Nov 2025 (9 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights from Heathrow to Muscat
  • Arrival transfer by road c.30mins
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.


Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

Muscat Holiday Hotel or similar

We plan to use the following accommodation or similar.

The Muscat Holiday Hotel offers rooms with a flat-screen TV, air-conditioning, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and toiletries. There is an outdoor swimming pool, coffee shop, bar, restaurant and a gym. The hotel offers wifi.

Tiwi Sunrise Hotel or similar

We plan to use the following accommodation or similar.

The Tiwi Sunrise Hotel is located just back from the beach. It offers an outdoor swimming pool, garden, restaurant, along with free WiFi throughout the property. All rooms are fitted with air conditioning, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, minibar and kettle,

Sama Al Wasil Camp or similar

We plan to use the following accommodation or similar.

The Sama Al Wasil camp, in the heart of Wahiba Sands, is an exciting experience. Surrounded by sand dunes all around it gives the feeling of remoteness from the outside world. Accommodation consists of simple but comfortable chalets with en suite facilities (shower only), air conditioning, towels, outside and seating area. You will find a shared lounge to retreat to after a dinner, which is cooked onsite. Eating under the stars is a great experience!

Sama Hotel or similar

The Sama Hotel Jabal Al Akhdar offers 3-star accommodation in a lovely scenic location. All guest rooms come with air conditioning, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, kettle, hairdryer, bath, free toiletries and a desk. Rooms also have free WiFi. The hotel enjoys an outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre. The hotel offers a continental or buffet breakfast. Guests can make use of the hot tub.

Falaj Daris Hotel or similar

We plan to use the following accommodation or similar.

The Hotel Falaj Daris is located on the edge of the city of Nizwa, Oman's historical capital. All 55 rooms are en suite with mini bar, in room safe, wi-fi, climate control, and satellite TV. Hairdryers are available on request. Rooms can be offered as twin bedded or double. Hotel facilities include a multi-cuisine restaurant, bar and a swimming pool and terrace. Perfect after a day of walking and sightseeing!






Crowne Plaza Muscat or similar

We plan to use the following accommodation or similar.

The Crowne Plaza Muscat is located in the Qurum quarter of Muscat, overlooking the Gulf of Oman. The hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, restaurants, bars and access to a beach. All rooms are en suite with a mini-bar, climate control, hairdryer, kettle, in room safe and wi-fi.

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

This is a Grade 5/SS holiday and features some full and half day walks with generally moderate amounts of ascent and descent. The paths are mostly good, but there will be some steep, uneven. stony and rough ground as we walk along wadis (dry river beds), cross open country and follow Bedouin paths along the hillsides. Some days will be dedicated solely to sightseeing or include an element of sightseeing, and our transfers between centres will include walks and activities where possible. Generally we’ll walk between 3 hours- 5 hours a day, up to 12kms (8 miles) and an ascent/descent up to 400m. While some walks appear shorter than others, it is the weather and terrain that determines the grade. If you usually walk with poles and find them useful, they may come in handy on this holiday, so bring them with you. This holiday offers a more adventurous itinerary, off the beaten track, exploring lesser known corners. Local events may require amendments to the programme, sometime at short notice.

Walks & Excursions

Oman is such a beautiful country and this holiday allows you to appreciate its stunning natural diversity. We travel across the flat desert and up to the high mountains, then into the “Sands” and on to the Indian Ocean, covering a huge variety of terrain. There's so much to experience on this holiday including striking scenery, historic sites, traditional villages and the wonder of the desert and mountains. Much of our walking is done at higher altitudes where the air is slightly cooler, and also along coastal paths with cooling breezes, but days when we walk through the wadis, shade may be at a minimum. We have carefully designed the walking programme to make it as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, but have not included a rest day. Should you wish to take a day off from the group arrangements, you are free to do so where possible.

Local Transport Costs

In the holiday cost, we've included all local transport expenses related to the advertised activity program for your convenience. If there are additional visits or excursions to enrich your experience, you can choose to participate and cover the costs locally. Depending on the itinerary, local transport may involve a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses, and ferries.

Optional Excursions

At your destination, you may have the option to book various local excursions and activities through a local operator. It's important to note that we are not involved in these activities or excursions, and we do not operate, supervise, or control them in any way. Your contract will be directly with the local activity supplier, and we bear no responsibility for their actions or omissions.

Spending Money

Holiday Budgeting

As you plan your holiday budget, it's essential to account for expenses such as drinks, meals not covered in the holiday price, entrance fees not included, optional local excursions, and any souvenirs or additional services like laundry. For a rough estimate, budgeting around £10-£20 per person per day for lunches and drinks is a helpful guideline.


As you are probably already aware, tipping or “backsheesh” is a way of life in the Middle East. In order to take the hassle out of tipping, we strongly recommend that you allow your leader to take care of making sure tips are given to hotel and restaurant staff & to local guides and drivers. This will be done using some funds provided by Ramblers Walking Holidays plus a contribution from you, which your leader will collect during the holiday. We suggest an amount of £25-£30 per person for this. A small tip is usually required for the use of toilets and any drinks and meals you purchase yourself.

Tour Leaders & Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Your tour leader plays a crucial role in enhancing your holiday experience, and they share your passion for exploring the world on foot. In addition to being resourceful and organized they are also well-travelled and deeply enthusiastic about showing you new destinations.  Your tour leader takes care of all the local administration, ensuring you can fully enjoy your holiday without worrying about the logistics. While leading group holidays, they always keep in mind that each group is composed of individuals. Each tour leader brings their unique style, talents, and professional background to the table. Rest assured, they are all trained, qualified, experienced, and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting, and inspiring as possible. Remember, your leader, while on holiday, is your first port of call for any issues, ensuring a smooth and worry-free experience for you.

Leader's Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will meet with you to review the program for the next day. This is your chance to discuss details and ensure that the planned activities align with your walking ability. If you have any concerns about clothing or equipment, feel free to bring them up during this discussion. If, for any reason, you prefer not to participate in the organized group program, please inform your leader. Your preferences are important, and your leader is there to make sure your experience aligns with your expectations.

Local Guides

To enhance your experience, as well as your tour leader, each holiday will be accompanied by a well qualified and knowledgeable English-speaking local guide.

Your Travel Details

We travel from London to Muscat.

The transfer from Muscat airport to our hotel in Muscat is by road and takes approximately 30 minutes.

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements

If you prefer to arrange your own flights from a non-UK or regional airport or travel to your holiday destination by rail or car, you may qualify for 'land only' reductions, and we can provide details upon request. Feel free to reach out to us for more information.

Before finalizing any independent travel arrangements, especially if you're doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended travel date, please check with us first to ensure your holiday has been cleared to operate. If you plan to join your holiday locally, kindly inform us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you're joining and leaving your holiday overseas, we assume, unless you specify otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.

Although airport transfers are not included for those making independent travel arrangements, you may have the option to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time. If interested, contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details.

Please be aware that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be eligible for the group transfer. Additionally, we'll need your flight number, arrival time, and departure point to ensure the group leader can meet up with you. If you have a mobile, please ensure we have the number, and it is turned on while you are traveling for effective communication.

Hotel Transfers

When you book a Flight-Inclusive holiday, transfers between the airport and hotel and back are included. On some holidays, where we offer various flight options, the transfer vehicle may wait for all flights to land before transferring to the hotel.  

Luggage Allowance & Travel Documents

If you're booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, rest assured that details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be clearly outlined in your 'Final Travel Documents'. These will be sent to you approximately 10 days before your departure, ensuring you have all the necessary information for a smooth and well-prepared journey.

Personal Details Check

To ensure the accurate administration of your holiday arrangements, kindly verify that the personal details we have for you are current and correct. Confirm that you've given us all the necessary information for securing your travel and accommodation. Please review your passport details, date of birth, and any other pertinent information crucial for the management of your holiday.

Additionally, please make us aware of any dietary allergies or intolerances you may have. Your well-being is important to us, and this information will help us make appropriate arrangements for your meals during the trip.

You can access and update the provided information or add missing details through the "Manage My Booking" feature on our website at www.rambleworldwide.co.uk. Alternatively, reach out to our Sales and Reservations team at +44 (0)1707 331133. Upon receiving your booking confirmation, promptly check the details. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable holiday experience.

Passports and Visas

Passport Information for Oman

British nationals are no longer required to obtain a visa prior to travelling to Oman. British nationals can visit Oman without a visa if:

your stay is less than 14 days (no extensions);

you have evidence of a confirmed hotel booking

you have health insurance to cover your stay

you have a return ticket

Clients on Ramblers Walking Holidays should meet all of these requirements. Any clients arriving early in Oman or departing later will have to be mindful of the 14 day limit.

For other types of visit, British nationals need a visa to enter Oman. Visit visas are available on arrival at the airport, however it is recommended that you apply for a visa before you travel. Applications can be made through the Royal Oman Police portal. If you are travelling as a tourist, you can apply for an unsponsored visa.

Your passport should have at least 6 months’ validity remaining on your date of entry to Oman.

If you hold another passport, other than a United Kingdom passport, please refer to your national Omani embassy for further details.


All  breakfasts  and  dinners  are  included  in  the  holiday  cost,  plus  one  lunch.  Dinners  are  taken  in  a  mix  of  our hotels, local restaurants and at the desert camp. The food is generally of excellent standard. You will have plenty of  chance  to  sample  local  dishes. Lunches  that  aren't  included  are  at  your  own  expense.  Lunches  may  be  a combination  of  restaurant  meals  or  picnics  depending  on  the  day's  activities.  Your  leader  will  give  you  more information at your daily briefings.

Alcohol is only available in hotels in Oman. You will not find local bars or cafes serving alcohol, so any after dinner socialising is generally done in hotel bars. Due to this, as in other Middle Eastern countries, you will find alcohol prices more expensive than in the UK

Footwear & Kit List


Lightweight waterproof walking boots with a good moulded sole (such as Vibram or similar) and a deep tread and which provide ankle support are strongly recommended and may be essential for some walks.

General Kit List

Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.

If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:

  • Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
  • Lightweight quick-drying trousers
  • Walking T-shirt/shirts
  • Walking socks
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun block
  • Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
  • Swimwear (if appropriate)
  • Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the day's activity)
  • Day sack liner
  • Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity (more than 1 bottle may be required)
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Lunchbox
  • Walking poles (should you find them useful)
  • Sit mat

This list is not exhaustive and every walker is different and may have their own preference.

Conservative Dress in Oman

Oman is a conservative country, and foreigners are received more respectfully when they dress modestly.

In general, and especially at religious sites, men should wear long trousers, with shoulders and upper arms covered, while ladies should cover the nape of their necks and should wear trousers or below the knee skirts. Women may want to bring a large headscarf to completely cover their head when visiting mosques and it can also be very useful in a sandstorm.

Dressing with local sensibilities in mind will allow you to be received more respectfully. Your leader will advise you in briefings if you will be visiting religious sites.

Prescribed Medicines

Some prescribed and over the counter medicines that are available in the UK are banned substances in Oman.  If you are travelling to Oman with prescription drugs, you should carry a copy of the prescription. If you have any queries, you are advised to check well in advance with Oman's Ministry of Health. Their website is www.moh.gov.om


It can get very cold in the desert at night under the clear skies. The temperature will drop rapidly at sundown so you will need warm clothing to wear in the evening. Whilst you will be supplied with suitable bedding some might like to take warm night attire.

Travel Documents Checklist

Documents and Information to take with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday money
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Water To Go

Opting for filtered water from a reusable bottle with its built-in water filter, like the Water-to-go bottle available at www.watertogo.eu, is a sustainable alternative to single-use sealed water bottles. Simply refill it from any water source and contribute to saving the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

Exciting news: Water-to-go has introduced two new bottles to their collection. The Active bottle is designed to fit bike water bottle holders, and the Sugarcane bottle is an even more planet-friendly option. Crafted from fibrous cane, a by-product of liquid extraction, it undergoes a process to create plant-based plastic. Explore the details on the Water-to-Go website for this innovative new range.

As a token of appreciation for your commitment to the environment, we've secured an exclusive 15% discount with Water-to-Go for you. Visit www.watertogo.eu and use the code RWW15 during your order.                        

Note: If you're booked on a long-haul holiday departing after November 1, 2023, you'll receive a complimentary Water to Go bottle, sent to your home address 2 or 3 weeks before your holiday. Thank you for being a part of our sustainable journey!

Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information

Maps, Guidebooks & More

• Oman; Bradt Travel Guide: Diane Darke: Bradt Travel Guides
• Oman, UAE and the Arabian Peninsula; Lonely Planet Guide: Jenny Walker: Lonely Planet Publications
• Oman, Under Arabian Skies: Rory Patrick Allen: Vanguard Press
• Oman - Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture: Simone Nowell: Kuperard Publications


The Map Shop

If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs

Tel: 01684 593 146
Website: www.themapshop.co.uk
E-mail: themapshop@btinternet.com

If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.


Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

Staying Healthy On Holiday

Health requirements in destination can change, and it's crucial for you to take responsibility in staying informed. Ensure that you consult a professionally qualified source and comply with any health requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before your departure. Your GP can provide advice on vaccinations. Stay proactive about your health preparations to ensure a safe and enjoyable travel experience.

Health Advice for Oman

No compulsory immunisations are required for visits to Oman.

You should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended in the UK.

Hepatitis A immunisation is recommended.

You may also wish to consider immunisation against Tetanus, Rabies, Hepatitus B and Typhoid.

There is a low to no risk of malaria in Oman. Please seek advice from your doctor or travel clinic.

Diarrhoea & Boiled Water

Don’t forget to exercise caution with what you eat to avoid upset stomachs and stay away from unpeeled fruit and vegetables, salad and do not have ice in your drinks. Hot, fresh cooked food, where possible, is best. 

Hand washing facilities may be poor or unavailable when travelling, we therefore strongly advise you to carry antibacterial sanitizing gel and / or hand wipes at all times and use to them regularly.

Drinking or cleaning teeth in un-boiled water is not recommended.  Bottled pure water is inexpensive and widely available in shops, at hotels, and on the coach. Make sure you only buy sealed bottles.

Further Travel Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

It’s a condition of booking that you obtain adequate travel insurance, from a reputable provider, to undertake the holiday, including UK trips chiefly due to the cancellation element of cover.

The policy must cover the period from the date of booking to the last day of your trip and should include, as a minimum, cover for: medical expenses (including the consequences of a Covid positive test result), mountain rescue including helicopter rescue, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment and shall not have exclusion clauses limiting cover for the activities you will partake in on your trip, including altitudes reached in the holiday arrangement. It is your responsibility to check that your policy is adequate for the nature and destination of the holiday booked.

Once you have obtained your travel insurance, please provide us with the name of your travel insurer, the policy number and the insurer’s 24 hour emergency assistance number.

In the event that you fail to obtain suitable Travel Insurance we shall not be liable for any costs incurred or claims made against us due to your failure to comply with this term.

If travelling outside the UK you must carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if reasonably requested to do so by RWH Travel staff, tour leaders or suppliers. No refunds will be made should you be excluded from the walking programme through being uninsured or you being unable to demonstrate that you are insured.

Our house broker MPI should be considered for whom we are an affiliate and contact information is on our website and will be referred to in your booking confirmation.

If you are travelling to an EU country or Switzerland please also ensure that you have either an existing valid EU EHIC card (European Health Insurance Card) or a valid UK GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card). You can apply for a UK GHIC free of charge on the NHS website at https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/cra/start.

Personal Safety

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office is your go-to for the latest info on security, local laws, and the nitty-gritty of passports and visas at www.gov.uk/travelaware. Make sure to take a quick peek at the current advice for your upcoming destination—it'll only take a few minutes.

When you're out and about, stay aware of your surroundings. Take smart precautions with your credit cards and passport, and maybe tone down the flashy accessories. Less is more, especially when it comes to carrying cash—just enough for the day will do. Consider using a money belt for that extra layer of security. Stay alert, stay safe, and make the most of your travels!

Cultural Awareness

Responsible Travel

We are dedicated to promoting responsible travel practices that prioritize the well-being of both the environment and local communities. We believe in the transformative power of travel and aim to minimize our ecological footprint by selecting eco-friendly accommodations, encouraging waste reduction, and supporting sustainable transportation options where possible. Our walking tours are designed to immerse participants in the local culture, fostering meaningful connections with the communities we visit. We strive to leave a positive impact by engaging in responsible tourism activities, respecting local customs, and contributing to the preservation of natural landscapes. Through our commitment to responsible travel, we aim to create enriching experiences for our guests while actively contributing to the conservation of the destinations we explore.

The Ramble Worldwide Outdoor Trust

Unlike many other tour operators, we take pride in our unique approach. Ramble Worldwide channels its surplus profits back into various outdoor, walking-related, or environmental conservation projects in the UK through our own trust. When you choose us, you contribute to this impactful initiative.

The primary focus of our Trust's financial support is directed towards Britain's premier walking charity, The Ramblers. They play a crucial role in advocating the benefits and significance of walking to the British public. Additionally, our Trust invites applications for small grants from local organizations in the UK that require support for walking-oriented activities. This encompasses initiatives such as establishing footpaths and bridleways, funding for the reconstruction of bridges and refurbishing huts, and bursary funding for organisations that support individuals to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors..

For more comprehensive details, please visit the 'About' section on our website and click on the Charitable Trust link. Your choice to travel with us goes beyond a memorable vacation; it contributes to meaningful projects that have a positive impact on our community and environment.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. See our website for more information and details of some of the projects we support.

Staying In Touch

Mobile Phones

Kindly share a mobile phone contact number with us. We'll utilize this solely for crucial communication pertaining to your holiday arrangements.

Ensure your mobile phone remains switched on and easily accessible when en route to the airport or during transit delays. This way, we can promptly reach you with any last-minute updates concerning your travel plans.

In consideration of others, we request that you switch off your mobile phone during walks or make an effort to limit its usage. Additionally, during group meals, please minimize the use of mobile devices. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable experience for everyone on the journey.


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    7hrs from UK

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No Visa Required for stays of less than 14 nights

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    Avg. Rain: 8mm

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    Avg. Rain: 10mm

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    Avg. Rain: 12mm

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    Avg. Rain: 8mm

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    Avg. Rain: 3mm

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    Avg. Rain: 3mm

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    Avg. Rain: 8mm

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