The Bedouin Trails

Embark on the journey across the desert sands like never before

Experience the landscape the local way

Ride through the desert dunes on camels

Marvel under the night sky at the abundance of stars

Overview

Let us take you on a journey from riding camels through the golden desert dunes to camping under the stars in a traditional Bedouin camp. Devour toasted marshmallows by the campfire and find your peace in the desert sands.

We aim to explore the lesser travelled adventure routes to show you the historical, cultural and adventurous sides of the Sultanate of Oman. This is an experience for the energised and enthusiastic!

2 days
1 night
Offered in English
Medium Difficulty
Good for Avoiding Crowds
Key points:
Sustainability:
Guides are from local Omani communities
We provide reusable meal bags
Food provided will be locally and responsibly sourced
We leave areas cleaner than we found them
With each trip we donate directly to the Environmental Society of Oman
Itinerary:

Day 1

Depart Muscat 8am

Stop at - Wadi Hawir 11am

Arrive at - Wahiba Desert 2pm

Day 2

Depart Wahiba Desert 10am

Stop at - Wadi Mibam 1pm

Arrive at - Muscat 7pm

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DAY 1

Grab your breakfast and morning coffee and let’s hit the road, we’ve got a lot to fit in!

We will meet at 8am ready to jump into our adventure cars and set off for a prompt 8.30am departure.

Arriving at Wadi Hawir, a location we refer to as ‘Nature’s Playground’ it is the lesser known section of the famous Wadi Bani Khalid. Scrambling over boulders and diving into fresh pools of water your hiking efforts are rewarded with incredible fun in the playground.

Save some energy in the Wadi, your day isn’t over just yet… With enough time to refuel your body we take a short drive before arriving in the golden paradise of the Wahiba Sands desert. Climbing out from the cars and straight onto the traditional mode of transport - Camels! It doesn’t get much more Arabian than travelling a distance through the sands like this.

Dismounting from your camel in the camp for the night it’s time to see how the traditional Omani Bedouins (nomads of the desert) still live to this day.

We will cook our evening meal together and enjoy the evening around a campfire, not forgetting the marshmallows! With traditional music, Arabic coffee served by the fire side and stories of the desert. The friendly Bedouins welcome your curiosity and questions.

Relax in your tent, or under the stars if you prefer, and enjoy the downtime before another action packed day.

DAY 2

We rise with the sun on the second morning. Unzipping our tents and stepping out into a fresh day with the morning rays making their way over the dunes and warming the day.

Bidding a friendly “Masalama!” to our Bedouin hosts we jump back in the adventure cars and leave the desert sands behind. It’s time for us to get ready for an epic adventure under the waterfalls at lesser known Wadi Mibam.

 

Steep inclines are ahead as we gain elevation from the floor of Wadi heading upwards into the high mountains above, we hope you’ve got a head for heights! Nestled deep in the mountain side is the traditional village of Mibam where many Omani families still live to this day far away from the city lights and luxury living of Modern Arabia..

Here in Wadi Mibam we will hike, climb, swim and play in the flowing waterfall as it cascades down the rockface and into the pool below. With amazing nature and scenery Oman doesn’t get much better than Wadi Mibam.

Exhausted and exhilarated we descend the mountain and back to normality as we head back to Muscat for a well earned rest.

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MAIN QUESTIONS

What to bring?


- Adventure outfits x 2 - Keep in mind that you will get wet each day!
- Comfortable & dry outfits x 2
- Towel
- Sleeping clothes
- Sleeping bag & pillow
- Jacket/Jumper for the evening incase it gets chilly
- GoPro to capture your adventure
- Suitable adventure shoes with good grip
- Trainers as a second dry pair
- Backpack




What is included?



- All transport from meeting place & returning to Muscat

- Main meals, drinks and refreshments
- All excursions & expert guides
- Lifejackets & necessary PPE
- Tents for camping




What is not included?


- Adventure insurance
- Sleeping bags and pillows




Cancellation policy


For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.