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22 Day Oman Guided 4x4 Self Drive Adventure

Oman is diverse, accessible and rich in heritage.  It has colourful food markets, beautiful coastal scenery where 20,000 turtles come to lay their eggs, stunning desert dunes of red and white, steep and remote canyons that rival the scenery of the grand canyon, ancient forts and villages and an endless supply of wadis with hidden waterholes which are beautiful to camp by at the end of a fun day exploring by 4x4. This comprehensive tour will cover from east to west and north to south of this spectacular and friendly country.

This adventure is approximately 50/50 camping and accommodation based.  There is a camp cook to cater for the camping days – no cooking or meal planning required.  The total distance is around 2,350km with approximately 25% of the route off-road.

Highlights include: Capital city of Muscat, Bandar Khiran Marine Reserve, Bimmah sinkhole, beehive tombs, Ras Al Jinz turtle reserve, Jaalan Bani Bu Ali fort, Al Hoota Cave, Bahla Fort, Jebel Shams, Al Ayn Bronze Age tomb, 200m high Wahiba Sands Dunes, Sugar Dunes, Dohfar mountains and Salalah.


This adventure is priced in EUR, however, we have quoted approximate AUD and EUR prices below. The actual amount will depend on exchange rates at the time of payment.

Special Exploratory Adventure price:

Save EUR500* per person (approx. AUD810*) off the prices listed below (other than the single supplement).

2 people per car:

EUR7,760* per person (approx. AUD12,550*) twin/double room

Single supplement for single room EUR1,210* (approx. AUD1,945*)

3rd or 4th person in the car:

EUR4,665* per person (approx. AUD7,550*) twin/double room

EUR5,875* per person (approx. AUD9,490*) single room

*Prices assume a minimum of 5 vehicles maximum of 7 vehicles (plus support vehicles).  Prices are subject to exchange rate fluctuations – please see terms and conditions for all booking conditions. 2021 pricing to be confirmed.



14 Nov - 05 Dec, 2020: exploratory adventure


13 Nov - 04 Dec, 2021


Have your own group?  We can tailor your trip.


Arrival and departure transfers; accommodation as per itinerary (11 hotel/guesthouse luxury tent nights, 10 camping nights); vehicle hire (Pajero or similar); one way drop fees for cars to return in Salalah instead of Muscat; Rental car 'Third party liability' and Off-Road Coverage; two way radios in cars (provided locally); activities as per itinerary; one-way flight Salalah to Muscat; meals as per itinerary (all breakfasts, lunches on driving days, 10 camping dinners); camp cook; non-alcoholic drinks when camping; luxury rooftop tent for 2 people and optional tent for additional passengers; 8-litre camping shower per every 2 people; camping equipment (chairs, tables, lights, sleeping bags, pillows); firewood; recovery gear and air compressors; 1 sandboard per group; and local guide as well as Self Drive Adventures escort.


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Airfares return to Oman; fuel (approx. EUR300/AUD500 per car); meals other than listed in itinerary (9 dinners and 4 lunches not included budget approx. EUR100-350/AUD560 per person excluding drinks per person – a inexpensive restaurant would be around EUR7/AUD11 per meal, mid-range meal EUR15/AUD25 per meal and expensive restaurant around EUR25/AUD4 per meal per person); optional activities not included (there will be some to choose from and the approx. cost per activity will be around EUR100-150/AUDAUD165-245 per activity for things like canyoning or climbing); entrance fees to monuments (budget approx. EUR100/AUD165 per person); vehicle security deposit/excess and insurance (see below); alcoholic beverages and beverages when not camping (a beer in hotel approx. cost EUR7/AUD11); local tips; travel insurance (medical evacuation insurance highly recommended and if you are over 70 additional insurance may be required); Oman visa; vaccinations (if required); any other items of a personal nature and local tips.

Car rental terms and conditions will be supplied separately.  For the standard insurance package the excess payable is OMR300/approx.AUD1,100. Optional an additional insurance can be taken out for EUR14 per day, then the excess payable is OMR 150/approx. AUD550. Glass and tyres are not covered in any insurance package. A pre-authorization (Block of Credit Card) of OMR100/approx. AUD385 will be made by the Rental Company as security for traffic fines and extras if any.

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