Beduin Trip at Wahiba sand.
We set off on our 4x4 car and drive to sharqiya to meet our Bedouin family living in the middle of the desert and enjoy their life from rearing goats and camels. A delicious home cooked meal prepared by the Bedouin family and evening of entertainment and take a short camel ride and view the sunset at top of the sand dune.
Modern tents and fresh bedding are provided for your overnight stay as you gaze up at the star-filled sky. Rising with the sun the next morning enjoy breakfast al fresco before making your way back to Muscat – if time permits stop en route to enjoy the water pools of a nearby wadi.
Drive to Ras al Hadd by early evening we relax and enjoy dinner before driving the short distance to the turtle reserve around 9pm. Here we head for the beach with our guide to watch female turtles come ashore to dig their holes and lay their eggs. If we’re lucky we’ll also get a batch of hatchling burrow their way through the sand, reaching the surface they head for the sea by the light of the moon. For early risers we make our way back to the beach to see the last of the baby turtles arrive, then it’s back to Muscat via the coast road.
A wonderful way to get a snap shot of Oman’s beautiful contrasts: mountains, desert and wadis, all in one day!.Surrounded by palm trees and oleander (green bushes with pink flowers), the wadi is the ideal place for a short walk to soak in the sounds and fragrances, dip your toes in the pools and see the fish swimming around. After the wadi, we weave our way through the small mountains to the sand dunes.
Experience the age old shifting sand dunes, imagine mirages in the distance and you might even see a camel or two. Enjoy the thrill of dune driving as we traverse the desert and come out on to the flat scrubland. Stop at a traditional restaurant for lunch.