It’s more than likely that the plains of western Oman were the source of the frankincense carried by the three Wise Men, while stories relate how the founder of Bhutanese Buddhism may have flown into the kingdom upon a tigress to meditate in a cave. Such tales of spice, serenity and spiritualism abound in Oman and Bhutan.
We think these two countries complement each other in so many ways (not forgetting that they even rhyme!). With everything from the giddy heights of the magnificent Himalayas to the golden sands of Arabia, a trip like this just has to go straight to the top of your bucket list.
Bhutan and Oman may have totally different scenery and very distinct cultures, but they’re both extraordinarily calm and welcoming, offering space for quiet reflection with some of the most awesome views you’ll ever see. This suggested itinerary is packed with an array of magical adventures in the great outdoors and the kind of experiences you’ll remember for a lifetime. Oman also offers one of the easiest ways to combine a visit to landlocked Bhutan with time at the beach.
This holiday would be particularly well-suited to those with an appetite for adventure and staggering scenery; couples or curious families with older children alike.
- Spin a prayer wheel as you pass fluttering prayer flags and babbling streams on a trek to your overnight camp in Bhutan
- Stumble upon a colourful Bhutanese festival or a simple family gathering and be welcomed in with open arms. These kind of chance encounters are inevitable in Bhutan and truly bring the mysterious country to life
- Feel like you’ve been transported from one planet to another as you swap the celebrated Tiger Mountain in Bhutan for the dramatic scale of Oman’s Jabal Akhdar
- Spot pods of dolphins frolicking off the coast of Oman, then kick back in the serene surroundings of a beautiful beach hotel
Your holiday will include private guides (and transport) throughout. This will allow you a level of flexibility and spontaneity. We believe our guides in Bhutan and Oman are some of the very best, and they will make your adventure exceptional.
As with all our holidays, this itinerary is just a starting point. We can tailor it completely to suit your budget, pace and style. Get in touch to find out how this suggested itinerary could inspire your own adventure.