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Rental car round trip

Oman family trip


  • An adventure from 1001 Arabian Nights in the home of Sindbad the Sailor for the entire family

  • Stay in family-friendly hotels and accommodations throughout the trip

  • Four-wheel drive rental car including all major insurances and fees

  • 24-hour emergency service throughout your stay

  • Combination of cultural, natural and beach experiences in the diverse landscape of Oman.


On our family tour through Oman, you will experience the wonders of the East and the stories of Sindbad the Sailor up close! From the capital, Muscat, your path will take you across green oases in the middle of the Wahiba Desert, over the rocky canyons of the Hajar Mountains to the golden beaches of the Arabian Gulf. Go on a journey through Oman with your children and experience adventures like in the stories of 1001 Arabian Nights.


Upon arrival at the brand new terminal of the airport in Muscat, you will meet your private driver, who will take you to your hotel in the center of Muscat. The capital of the Sultanate is the economic and cultural center of the country. On your way to the hotel, you will already pass by some sights that cannot be missed on a city tour - the Sultan Qaboos Mosque, for example, which opened in 2001, is the largest mosque in the country and the city's landmark.

Duration of trip from the airport: approx. 20 minutes / 15 km

1 night at Hilton GardenInn Al Khuwair Hotel**** in a family room with breakfast, Muscat, Oman.

After breakfast, you will pick up the rental car that will be at your disposal for the next few days. Muscat has a lot to offer, especially for families. The Muttrah market is one of the most popular souqs in Muscat and always worth a visit. With a little luck, you will see the Sultan's huge yacht moored in the nearby harbor.

From Muscat, your journey leads you toward the desert. On the way you will have the opportunity to visit some of the most famous oases in the country, the so-called wadis. Wadi Bani Khalid is not only the most famous of these wadis, but also ideal for a swimming trip. The water in the large natural pools comes from the mountains and provides wonderful refreshment.

The last kilometers to your desert camp will be offroad. But don't worry, even for less experienced drivers the short, marked route is no problem. You will reach the camp, which bears the name of the endangered antelope species - the Arabian Oryx Camp, just in time to watch the sunset.

Duration of the trip from Muscat: approx. 4 hours / 250 km

1 night at the Arabian Oryx Camp** in family room with half board, Al Wasil, Oman

Getting up early will be worth it, because a sunrise in the desert is a light spectacle for young and old, especially from the top of a nearby dune. The way down is fastest with a sandboard, which you will find at the hotel. The desert is the ideal place for many sports that are only possible there. Jeep safaris and camel tours are also offered from the hotel.

On your way to the mountains, a stopover in Nizwa, one of the most culturally interesting cities in the country, is again worthwhile. Both the old fort and the famous market of Nizwa are popular places among locals and tourists alike. The spice market is a especially good place to haggle over souvenirs.

The drive to the peaks of the Hajar Mountains is a bit of an adventure in itself, as your hotel is located at a height of over 2,000 meters. From up there you will enjoy a magnificent view of the vast canyons and the surrounding mountains, which, depending on the season, may even be covered in snow from time to time.

The unique natural landscape can best be experienced on a hike or a mountain bike tour, and the sunset is all the more beautiful during an evening picnic around the campfire.

Trip from Al Wasil: approx. 3 hours / 200 km

1 night in Sahab Resort & Spa by Al Nahda**** in family room with half board, Jebel Akhdar, Oman

Today's destination is on the Arabian Gulf, in a small bay directly on the spotless white beach. However, the path there leads through the mountains (which are especially popular with climbers and hikers) first. On your way downhill, you will also pass one or the other mountain village, where its inhabitants live in so-called Heritage Villages according to the traditions of their ancestors until today.

One of the largest industries in the country is the export of dates and other fruits. A visit to one of the numerous plantations at the foot of the mountains is a worthwhile excursion on the way to Muscat.

Just a few kilometers outside the city of Muscat, the Shangri-La Resort is located in a private bay about a kilometer long. In the early evening you will arrive at your hotel, the family-run Hotel Al Waha, one of a total of three hotels in the extensive complex. You will drop off your rental car at the hotel, and your guest relations manager will be happy to assist you.

7 nights at Shangri-La Al Waha**** in a family room with breakfast, Barr Al Jissah, Oman

Trip from Sahab Resort: approx. 3 hours / 200 km

You can reach the city in about 15 minutes from the hotel, but it is also worth looking south. Many excursion destinations can be easily reached from the hotel in less than two hours. We will be happy to inform you about the large excursion program, but various activities are also offered at the hotel. The resort has its own turtle care project, because the bays on the coast of Oman are the nesting place of many turtle species. With a little luck, you can watch the little turtles hatch. A total of 15 restaurants and bars cater to every taste, with a particularly large selection of dishes suitable for children. The in-house water playground rounds off the great offer for families.

Depending on the departure time, your private driver will be ready at the hotel to take you to the airport. You will start your journey home feeling regenerated and with many memorable experiences of this wonderful country. Goodbye from Oman!

Trip to the airport: approx. 50 minutes / 50 km

Hilton GardenInn Al Khuwair Hotel**** (1 night)

Opened in 2018, the hotel is located in the heart of the Khuwair district, one of the central neighborhoods between the old and new cities of Muscat. The hotel's special location guarantees breathtaking views of the foothills of the Hajar mountain range on one side and to the shores of the Arabian Gulf on the other. The large infinity pool, the spacious rooms and the modern design make the hotel one of the best addresses for families in Muscat.

Arabian Oryx Camp** (1 night)

Not far from the small village of Al Wasil, on the edge of the Wahiba Desert, lies the Arabian Oryx Camp. The camp is located in one of the countless valleys, framed by dunes hundreds of meters high. Authenticity, desert experience and the typical Omani hospitality of the Bedouins are part of the hotel philosophy. The camp offers various desert activities such as camel riding, jeep safari, dune bashing and sand boarding.

Sahab Resort & Spa by Al Nahda****

On the steep slopes of Jebel Akhdar, Sahab Resort & Spa by Al Nahda has been welcoming guests at an elevation of more than 1,800 meters since 2018. The hotel's slightly esoteric approach, coupled with the wonderful views of the canyons of the Hajar Mountains, make for an all-around successful stay. The hotel's design blends easily into the rocky, densely vegetated surroundings. The hotel offers guided hiking and trekking tours, slacklining, and mountain biking.

Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah - Al Waha**** (7 nights)

This family-friendly hotel is located in the luxurious resort complex of Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah, right on the Gulf of Oman. The resort's 500-meter private beach and spacious pool area offer plenty of relaxation. A total of 262 spacious rooms and suites await you with private balconies or terraces and are equipped with a bathroom, minibar, safe, satellite TV and coffee and tea facilities. You will also be spoiled culinary in the total of 22 restaurants and bars with international and local specialties. For complete relaxation, the "Chi" spa area offers soothing massages in 12 treatment rooms. With a little luck, you can observe turtles on the beach and accompany a turtle ranger.


  • 10 nights accommodation in the advertised hotels (or similar) with breakfast
    • 1 night at Hilton GardenInn Al Khuwair Hotel**** in a family room, Muscat, Oman

    • 1 night at Arabian Oryx Camp** in family room, Al Wasil, Oman

    • 1 night at Sahab Resort & Spa by Al Nahda**** in a family room, Jebel Akhdar, Oman

    • 7 nights at Shangri-La Al Waha**** in a family room, Barr Al Jissah, Oman

  • Hotel accommodation as per description
  • Meals as per description
  • Private transfers from/to the airport
  • 4x4 rental car for 3 days from/to Hotel Muscat (Nissan Pajero or similar)

Not included

  • International flights
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in the scope of service
  • Visa fees
  • Personal expenses such as minibar and tips
  • Insurances

Services & Notes

  • Of course, your itravel team will be happy to book you a long-haul flight from many airports on request and for an additional charge.
  • For entry/exit a passport is required, which must still be valid for at least 6 months at the time of departure.
  • Please note that a visa is required for entry into Oman, which is ideally applied for between 30 and 14 days before entry. For more information, please contact your personal travel advisor or visit the website of the German Foreign Office.
  • Ideal travel time: March to May or September to November. As temperatures in Oman are extremely hot during the summer months, we recommend traveling in other seasons.
  • Please note that the hotels have a limited number of family rooms. Due to the always high demand, the rooms can be booked upon request. Alternatively, we are happy to book a suite with several bedrooms or separate standard rooms for you.
  • Child seats can be booked for all transfers as well as for the rental car on request and for an additional charge.
  • The advertised price is valid for 2 adults and 2 children up to 11 years in the travel period 01.05. to 30.09.2019.

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