Oman – Gentle waves of the desert and the sea

  • Hikes: 11 x easy (2 – 3 hours)
  • Explore the fjords of Arabia on board a traditional Omani dhow
  • Hike through the vast dune landscape of the largest sandy desert in the world
  • Bathe in Salalah in the turquoise Arabian Sea
  • Snorkel in hidden bays over colorful fish and coral gardens
  • Discover fertile wadis and secluded fishing villages on foot
  • Stroll through the town of Khasab with its historic fortress

Our private dhow cruises leisurely through the rugged fjord landscape over the deep blue sea. We slide past imposing steep walls and barren rocks. On the horizon, we see dolphins jumping out of the water. We lie relaxed on the deck and enjoy the cooling breeze with our Omani milk tea. During our dhow trekking, we live onboard a traditional Omani wooden boat. We hike from bay to bay over several days, visit small, remote fishing villages, explore a wadi lined with palm trees and swim on lonely beaches with emerald green water.

When we have reached our daily goal, our boat and friendly crew are already waiting for us with a freshly prepared meal. We either spend the nights on deck or set up our tents on the shore. Water or desert? On this trip, we discover both: the unique fjord landscapes of Musandam and the largest sandy desert in the world, the Rub Al-Khali. This is where our journey of discovery through these two less-visited regions of Oman begins.

From the living Salalah, we set off on our desert adventure and marvel at the incense trees in the Wadi Dawkah. On easy hikes, we explore the seemingly endless dune landscapes, which depending on the position of the sun, turn golden yellow and sometimes orange-red. Every now and then we spot a camel in the distance. In the evening, we sit with our companions on carpets around the campfire under the vast starry sky and enjoy the seclusion that we find both in the desert in the south and on the coast in the north.

the unique fjord landscapes of Musandam and the largest sandy desert in the world, the Rub Al-Khali. This is where our journey of discovery through these two less-visited regions of Oman begins. From the living Salalah, we set off on our desert adventure and marvel at the incense trees in the Wadi Dawkah. On easy hikes, we explore the seemingly endless dune landscapes, which depending on the position of the sun, turn golden yellow and sometimes orange-red. Every now and then we spot a camel in the distance. In the evening, we sit with our companions on carpets around the campfire under the vast starry sky and enjoy the seclusion that we find both in the desert in the south and on the coast in the north.

The unique fjord landscapes of Musandam and the largest sandy desert in the world, the Rub Al-Khali. This is where our journey of discovery through these two less-visited regions of Oman begins. From the living Salalah, we set off on our desert adventure and marvel at the incense trees in the Wadi Dawkah. On easy hikes, we explore the seemingly endless dune landscapes, which depending on the position of the sun, turn golden yellow and sometimes orange-red. Every now and then we spot a camel in the distance.

In the evening, we sit with our companions on carpets around the campfire under the vast starry sky and enjoy the seclusion that we find both in the desert in the south and on the coast in the north. This is where our journey of discovery through these two less-visited regions of Oman begins. From the living Salalah, we set off on our desert adventure and marvel at the incense trees in the Wadi Dawkah.

On easy hikes, we explore the seemingly endless dune landscapes, which, depending on the position of the sun, turn golden yellow and sometimes orange-red. Every now and then we spot a camel in the distance. In the evening, we sit with our companions on carpets around the campfire under the vast starry sky and enjoy the seclusion that we find both in the desert in the south and on the coast in the north. This is where our journey of discovery through these two less-visited regions of Oman begins.

From the living Salalah, we set off on our desert adventure and marvel at the incense trees in the Wadi Dawkah. On easy hikes, we explore the seemingly endless dune landscapes, which, depending on the position of the sun, turn golden yellow and sometimes orange-red. Every now and then we spot a camel in the distance. In the evening, we sit with our companions on carpets around the campfire under the vast starry sky and enjoy the seclusion that we find both in the desert in the south and on the coast in the north.

On easy hikes, we explore the seemingly endless dune landscapes, which depending on the position of the sun, turn golden yellow and sometimes orange-red. Every now and then we spot a camel in the distance. In the evening, we sit with our companions on carpets around the campfire under the vast starry sky and enjoy the seclusion that we find both in the desert in the south and on the coast in the north. On easy hikes, we explore the seemingly endless dune landscapes, which depending on the position of the sun, turn golden yellow and sometimes orange-red. Every now and then we spot a camel in the distance. In the evening, we sit with our companions on carpets around the campfire under the vast starry sky and enjoy the seclusion that we find both in the desert in the south and on the coast in the north.