Oman small group vacation

“A week long, small group tour of Oman, covering a spectacular circuit of coast, mountains, desert and ancient forts. Stay in hotels with one night in Bedouin camp. ”

Highlights

Muscat | Ras al Jinz Turtle Reserve | Hawiyat Najim Park | Bimmah Sinkhole | Wadi Shab | Sur | Wadi Bani Khalid | Wahiba Sands | Nizwa | Jebel Sham | Hajar Mountains

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21 Sep 2019
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05 Oct 2019
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12 Oct 2019
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26 Sep 2020
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Responsible tourism

Oman small group vacation

Carbon reduction

Your vacation will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this vacation and how to reduce them.

Environment

Travel is an opportunity to experience different cultures, meet new people, taste weird and wonderful foods and – for many – to get close to wildlife you may have only seen in books or David Attenborough documentaries. We actively discourage the participation of travelers in any activities that exploit wild or domestic/working animals. Lately there’s been a rise in animal-related incidents around the world, and it doesn’t sit well with us.

This trip visits the Ras Al Jinz nature reserve, which was established in 1996 to better protect the sea turtles and their natural environment. The protected area stretches over 120 square kilometres with a 45-kilometre coastline, extending for one kilometre into territorial waters. The governing body allows us to visit the turtle nesting in a controlled and protected environment that allows us to be curious whilst maintaining the delicate balance of this nesting ground.

We build, restore and equip using carefully sourced local materials and in a style that tells the cultural or geological story of the landscape. This trip stays in the first hotel built in the Sultanate of Oman. Whilst there is much new and developing infrastructure within Oman we find that the charm and ambiance of this local hotel is much more sustainable and authentic than those fast developing global chains. This trip also spends a night in the desert in a Bedouin Camp. By choosing local camps like this rather than hotels we are supporting local Bedouin Tribes and using accommodation facilities that blend with the environment rather than oppose it.

Community

We work to maximise the benefits generated by tourism for local economies and communities. Understanding local life is an important part of travel and on this trip, we source local activities which we believe are sustainable to the economy in that they allow the flow of income from visitors to be distributed to a greater audience rather than remaining concentrated with tourism providers. This could be as simple as a local market visit in Nizwa to a surprise visit to a local home.

We employ predominantly local staff and leaders within our operational teams. We also design and operate our trips to feature local suppliers or suppliers who directly benefit the local community and economy. We offer local people good working conditions, a fair wage, and empower them through training opportunities. All of our tour leaders go through an initial training program, which includes a module on responsible travel. This trip is operated by local Omanis who take pride in their culture and country. They observe traditional dress standards and local customs, and are not afraid to share their stories – you may even find yourself meeting the entire family!

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The tour was a mix of sea, cities, mountains and desert so very diverse and really enjoyable.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


If you enjoy constant good weather, a fair bit of car travel but immersing yourself in all that a country has to offer this tour is perfect. Great scenery too.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Not a lot

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


A 5! The tour leader was excellent in sharing the culture and history of Oman.

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you for your review, Oman is an emerging Tourism Destination and we are continually working on new initiatives to minimize environmental impacts and support conservation. We will be commencing a plastic bottle collection on our tours to try and promote recycling, collected bottles will be delivered to the recycle plant in Muscat following completion of the tour. We will also continue to promote the use of filtered water bottles on all our trips.
We currently visit the Turtle Reserve in Ras Al Jinz on this trip and by choosing this activity we are supporting the continuing conservation of this project.

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