I have just returned from a wonderful week travelling through Oman in 4x4’s with a local driver/guide and a few friends. The Omani people are very friendly, kind, peaceful and welcoming- which made this journey even more enjoyable. The food was tasty and very fresh and I loved being welcomed most days with fresh Arabian coffee and dates!
Oman is a country of diverse landscapes and spectacular scenery- from desert camps, to rugged mountains and deep canyons, mountain top villages to large cities. I particularly enjoyed driving along dry river valleys to go swimming in clear aqua green water in hidden Wadi’s, visiting the Grand Mosques in Muscat and discovering numerous forts and castles in the old capital of Nizwa.
I was even lucky enough to see turtles nesting on the beach near Sur and enjoyed a fascinating sailing trip along the coastline. I relaxed in beautiful hotels and resorts throughout the country and was surprised every day at how delightful Oman really is. I can truly say that Oman exceeded all my expectations and will be remembered as one of the best destinations I have had the pleasure of exploring.