Oman - easy to reach, impossible to forget, beyond compare - one of THE great holiday secrets. Wall-to-wall sunshine, virgin desert sands, wadis rich in wildlife, some of the best beaches in the world, and the kindness of the kindest strangers make Oman the perfect destination for a luxury holiday of a lifetime. A meditation in wide-open skies, vast empty spaces and warm, welcoming hearts - are you blue sky thinking what we’re blue sky thinking?
Immersive holidays in OMAN
There’s something magical about Oman. From mile after mile after mile of extraordinary Empty Quarter (the world’s largest continuous desert) to the maritime city of Salalah, rich in waterfalls and wadis. From the cobalt blue waters and pure white sands of Al Khaluf to the terraced orchards and rugged peaks of Jebel Akhdar - Oman glistens in a clean, crystalline ambience, a vivid Arabian light, a white gold - a sense of wonder.
And wherever you stay in Oman, from desert camps to world-class resorts, your accommodation will shimmer and sparkle too, Oman hotels both honouring the country’s ancient heritage and your visit, in style.
But for all Oman’s natural beauty and luxurious accommodation perhaps more than anything it’s the Omani people who should be celebrated most of all. Warm, welcoming and proud to share their culture and their kindness, you’ll enjoy no shortage of fascinating encounters. And who knows, maybe an invitation from your guide to share cardamom coffee and fresh dates.
Popular Types of Holidays in Oman
Oman, the perfect place to regather your strength, recharge your batteries aaaannnd relax. Take a little time out to immerse yourself in a rich, fascinating, ancient Arabian culture, or simply surrender to the staggering beauty of Oman’s epic landscapes. If you’re after something a little more up-tempo, you’ll find that in Oman too. Whatever age, whatever your tastes and timescales, and whatever luxury means to you - it’s all yours in Oman.
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Muscat’s a must. Oman’s low-rise, arabesque capital framed by the Al Hajar Mountains. And quite the contrast to the nearby Ds - the skyscraping, bank-breaking Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha. From beach hotels to the sensational Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat’s magnificent Opera House, Corniche (a 3km waterside promenade) and the bewitching frankincense-filled souks, here’s your chance to really experience this charming and historic city.
For a relaxing remote Oman break then how about heading up to the Musandam Peninsula? Beautiful, off the beaten track and with mountains dropping sheer into the turquoise sea. Dhows and dolphins, frontier fishing villages and forts - a land that time almost forgot. Stay at Six Senses Zighy Bay, swim, snorkel and soak up the rays before returning to Muscat on your own private catamaran.
A land of contrasts, from June to September Oman’s southern city Salalah emerges from the desert as a tropical paradise. An ideal time of year to take a luxury week or two at the Al Baleed Resort by Anantara with a wealth of wadis, waterfalls, wildlife and beautiful beaches a short amble away.
A Week In The Arabian Tropics
Salalah - everything that's great about Oman in one luxurious location. Perfect for families seeking a half-term with a difference or couples tight on time.
Classic Family Oman Holiday
The everything holiday - mountain, desert and beach packed into an unforgettable two-week Omani adventure. The ultimate family holiday experience.
Family Oman & India's Golden Triangle
Experience the magic of Oman and India's Golden Triangle on an epic luxury family holiday. The magical memories that families are made of.
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Oman - the ultimate OOO.
Channel your inner Lawrence of Arabia with a night in the desert.
HANDPICKED HOTELS IN OMAN
Our advice? Mix it up. Get the most out of your trip to Oman and stay in different types of accommodation as you travel around. All the hotels we recommend are lovely and all offer their own unique charm: from the effortlessly chic beachfront Chedi, to the super chilled Alila Jabal Akhdar up in the Al Hajar mountains, or the modern quirk of Muscat’s 5-star city W Hotel.
There are tonnes of excellent family hotels in Oman too, especially along the coast - a heaven-sent vitamin D factory for those gloomy school holidays. Shangri La, Muscat and Al Baleed Resort by Anantara in Salalah all have a vast and varied range of fun and games for kids of all ages - and their parents...
It’s camping Jim… but not as… So maybe it’s their Bedouin roots, or maybe not. Either way, Omani people love to camp. You’ll love it too, luxury Omani style at Desert Nights Camp in the Wahiba Sands. Or if you prefer to go off-piste then let’s have a chat and we'll put a private wild camping experience together for you.
Alila Jabal Akhdar, Jabal Akhdar
An outrageously gorgeous gorge-edge resort. Luxurious. Breathtaking. Unique. And more than a touch of Grand Canyon grandeur.
Antique Inn, Nizwa
Step back in time to this characterful heritage hotel,tucked away in the oldest part of Nizwa, an ancient capital and one of the oldest cities in Oman.
Desert Nights Camp, Wahiba Sands
Luxury Bedouin-style tents pitched in the rolling red sand dunes. Arabian nights and days packed full of desert adventure and exploration.
Muscat Hills, Muscat Beach
A simple, comfortable, step straight onto the sand, beach resort. Eco-friendly villas on the outskirts of Muscat with your own private bay.
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Zighy Bay
Tucked beneath a rugged mountain range on the white sand of Zighy Bay, Six Senses offers the ultimate in luxurious accommodation.
The Chedi, Muscat Beach
A beautiful, luxury, private beach hotel with exceptional rooms, facilities and service. Just a hop and a skip from bustling, beguiling Muscat.
Once in a lifetime experiences in Oman
Experience it all, in enigmatic Oman - the drama of the desert and Oman’s Grand Canyon, the dazzling beauty of secret bays and turtle beaches, the souqs, the sunshine, the warm and welcoming people - do it differently - do it in luxury. Immersive holidays that give back from ETG - curious holidays for curious travels, a unique alternative to your transitional package experience.
Four-wheel drive towering desert dunes. Deep dive heady scented souqs. Feast your eyes on the wonder of the Grand Mosque, or dusty, shimmering Nizwa Fort. Sail with dolphins through sparkling fjords on a traditional Dhow and watch golden sunsets across the vast desert expanse of the Empty Quarter.
Each itinerary is designed to create a connection with the real Oman - an immersive interaction with her people and her culture. Each is made with care - light touch travel created to leave the people and places you encounter better for your visit. Each a holiday rich in surprise and delight. Each, the last word in luxury - in whatever form luxury works best for you. Accommodation, stimulation, organisation, relaxation - it’s all here, and it’s all yours.
IMPORTANT TRAVEL INFORMATION
An essential backdrop to any holiday of a lifetime? Peace of mind. When you book with Experience Travel Group we make yours a priority. Your money is always fully protected by the ABTA and ATOL schemes. Your welfare is always taken account of with up-to-the-minute advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and in-country partners reporting on the latest local comings and goings. Travel insurance too, so you can book with confidence.
And peace of mind as well when it comes to the environmental and ethical impacts of your holiday. Which is why sustainable travel is at the very heart of what we do. Meaningful travel that creates exceptional ethical experiences. Empathetic, light touch travel, like no other.
Why Experience Travel Group?
At ETG we’ve spent a lifetime learning exactly what it takes to create holidays of a lifetime - Holidays to Oman as intrepid, as inquisitive, as adventurous as you like - and ALWAYS luxurious. Which is why every hotel we offer is handpicked, every guide and local partner proven, and every experience guaranteed to inspire. So you always get the holiday you always dreamt of.
A dream holiday that always starts with a conversation. So let’s talk, let’s plan and make that dream come true, in exactly the way you choose.
Why Holiday with Experience Travel Group?
Immersive ETG holiday experiences let you genuinely connect to the people and places you visit. You’ll learn as much about yourself as you do about them.
Sometimes you can know too much. Our holidays are specially designed to confound preconceptions and share magical, memorable, unexpected discoveries.
Our B Corporation certification, commitment to sustainability and 'give back' philosophy mean you can always be sure that every step you take is light. Ethical, mindful, guilt-free travel - travel done right
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