School Adventure - Oman Multi-Activity
Oman, School Expeditions, 8 days - from £1,595 (land only) - from €1,915 (land only) - from $2,630 (land only)
- Trekking, sand-boarding, kayaking, snorkelling and more.
- Learn about the fascinating sea-life of Oman
- Dolphin spotting, turtle observation and whale watching
- The dramatic Balcony Walk in Oman`s Grand Canyon
- Camp under the stars with the Bedouin in a 2-day trek
This exceptional School Adventure provides a wide range of amazing activities in Oman ‘The Jewel of Arabia'. The trip starts in Muscat, the capital of Oman, where we see the Sultan's Palace and the Muttrah Souk, before heading out to explore the country. Miles and miles of empty beaches, dramatic mountain ranges and the sands of the 'Empty Quarter' are just a few of the highlights of this welcoming country. From Muscat, the capital city and a trading port since the first century, we take a boat trip out to a secluded beach where we spend the day kayaking and snorkelling and looking out for dolphins and whales - 22 species have been spotted along the Omani coastline. After a night at our beach camp, we will make the short hike to the idyllic swimming pools in beautiful Wadi Shab, before driving south to the turtle reserve at Ras al Jinz. With luck we'll see the females digging holes and laying their eggs, or see the baby turtles breaking through the sand by the light of the moon. Then, travelling to a Bedouin encampment in the Wahiba Sands, we meet our hosts and their camels for our 2-day desert experience. We'll enjoy helping the Bedouin go about their daily business and sleep under the stars, looking out for shooting stars and roving satellites. After saying our goodbyes, we drive by 4WD vehicle to the oasis city of Nizwa, once the capital of Oman and famed for it's 17th century fort and bustling souk. The finale of this fantastic holiday is the amazing 'balcony walk' through Oman's Grand Canyon. Far from the glitz of Dubai, Oman is the real Arabia. This tried and tested KE Schools itinerary can be adjusted to better fit the needs of your group - please call and speak to a KE School Groups Coordinator or email email@example.com
Is this holiday for you?
This School Adventure consists of a range of adventurous activities in the beautiful country of Oman. Our school-specific itinerary provides an exotic and culturally fascinating experience, whilst providing plenty of opportunity for swimming and hiking to places of interest - such as Wadi Shab and the dunes of the Wahiba Sands. There will be the opportunity to try interesting activities, such as snorkelling, kayaking, camel riding and sandboarding. The toughest part of the trip will be hiking in the desert and the morning's walk on the 'Balcony Trail' above Oman's 'Grand Canyon' which is an easy-paced 4-hour hike on a rocky trail. Fit and active youngters should manage this itinerary easily. We recommend a minimum age of 14 years.