- Hajar Highlights -
13th Nov. - 18th Nov. 2017
14th Dec. - 20th Dec. 2017
If this is your first to visit Oman, what better way to see and experience the sheer grandeur Oman has to offer by exploring the Hajar Mountains.
Some of the best riding is to be had traversing the Wadi’s, Mountains & Desert and this tour does just that and more!
We visit Jebel Shams, the highest point in Oman and marvel at the shear immensity that lies before us, before continuing onto to arguably one of the finest Wadi’s in Oman, Bani Awf and the village of Balat Sayt to try and appreciate how the local population has managed to survive for centuries. And if you’re a little stiff and sore after the ride, we stop by the thermal springs of Rustaq that are renowned for their heeling abilities, but be careful it’s HOT and has been flowing since time immortal.
While no trip to the Arabian Peninsula & Oman would be complete without visiting the huge expanse of desert that the Wahiba Sands represent, nor would a trip to Oman be complete without visiting the capital of Oman, Muscat, which truly is unique and cannot be easily compared. After 2 nights in Muscat we then head slowly but surely back to Dubai and the finish of the tour.
If you can only stay in Oman for a short period and have an appreciation for different cultures and fine people this tour will certainly provide you with an insight into Oman and what a hidden gem it is!
This tour has the possibility of starting in either Muscat or Dubai. If starting in Dubai, the Premier Inn @ Dubai International Airport is the venue. The Tour Brief being conducted from 3.30pm onwards.
We understand and appreciate great distances have been covered for all of you to have joined us here on the Arabian Peninsula.
Day 2. - Distance covered ~430km’s -
With an early start, we head out of Dubai and journey towards the UAE/Oman border of Al Wajaja where we complete border formalities.
** Please DO NOT take pictures or video whilst completing border formalities.
This day is planned as an opportunity for riders to adjust & familiarise themselves with their KTM 990 Adventure motorcycle. Please take the time necessary to get comfortable with the bike, its tyres and how it handles, both on road and off road.
After crossing the UAE/Oman border we head south east and commence our ride into the spectacular Hajar Mountains and onto the highest point of Oman, Jebel Shams at 3120m. On route to Jebel Shams we stop to visit 2 distinct UNESCO listed sites, the beehive tombs of Ibri as well as Bahla Fort.
Accommodation is based on twin share basis in an Arabic Tent. Upgrades are possible at this night stop. Please talk to us for options and pricing.
Day 3. - Distance covered ~ 250km’s -
This morning we leave our mountain redoubt of Jebel Shams and make our way back down to the base of the Hajar Mountains. From here we climb up to the entry point of the breathtaking Wadi Bani Awf and the stunning village of Balat Sayt. After soaking up the tranquillity and traditional way of life that Balat Sayt represents to the Omani’s who call the village home, we continue onto Rustaq and the thermal spring that has been in existence for millennia.
After lunch in Rustaq we make our way to Muscat and our accommodation for the night.
Day 4. - Rest day in Muscat -
Today we take in the sights and sounds of Muscat.
Whilst in Muscat, attractions to visit include the Royal Opera House of Oman, The Old Quarter, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and Mutrah Souq to name only a few.
Day 5. - Distance covered ~380km’s -
This morning we head south from Muscat along the coast road to Bamah and Tiwi before lunch in Sur. After lunch we visit Wadi Bani Khalid before venturing into the Wahiba Sands and our overnight accommodation.
If riders are not entirely comfortable riding on sand, the option of transferring by 4WD to our overnight camp deep in the Wahiba Sands can be arranged.
Day 6. - Distance covered ~ 600km’s –
After experiencing sunrise deep in the Wahiba Sands we retrace our path back out of the Wahiba and make our way to the Oman/UAE border of Al Wajaja and Dubai.
Today is a long day and we hope to arrive back in Dubai appx. 8pm border formalities permitting.
Accommodation tonight is included in the tour cost on a twin share basis.
$ 2550.00 USD per rider
$ 1985.00 USD per pillion
What’s included & what is not:
- 6 nights’ accommodation (2 nights of which are in Dubai, the first and last nights)
- Meet & Greet on arrival in Dubai and transfer on tour conclusion
- All border crossing fees e.g Oman Visa & re-entry into the UAE
- Fully fuelled, serviced & maintained KTM 990 Adventure motorcycle
- Meals except for lunch on the rest day in Muscat
- Entry to UNESCO heritage sites & tourist sites
- International Airfares are not provided
- Medical Costs are not covered. It is mandatory appropriate medical coverage/insurance is sought
- All accommodation is of a generally 3-4 star standard, based on a twin share basis
- No alcoholic beverages are included
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We hope to see you soon!
Best regards from the team at Turkana Motorcycle Adventure Tours