Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
Type
Circular Inn to Inn trail ride
Comfort
In camps and bedrooms
Level
Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor
From
2200€
Duration
10 or 8 days - 9 or 7 nights - 7 or 5 days riding

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A contrasting ride between mountains, coastal plains and deserts. Oman is marked by its nature, certainly the most varied of the Arabian peninsula. Destination off the beaten trails, the country seduces by the beauty of its landscapes, but also by the kindness of its inhabitants and the quality of its infrastructures which make it particularly safe and hospitable. A very nice ride in Oman Sultanate including 5 riding days in Sharkiya region ”Wahiba sand desert” with lovely evening camps… Discovering nice sand dune valleys, long wadis, bedouins villages.. This ride is a nice ride through the desert of Wahiba sand, each night we will stop in different comfortable camps and enjoy beautiful local dinners, bedouins music; and Omani hospitality. This ride is as open for non-riders meeting our team each night., camel ride or trekking-
 

Itinerary
Image programme
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Programme intro

HORSE RIDE IN OMAN
INDICATIVE ITINERARY *

OmanDay 1: Arrival at Seeb international airport and transfer to your hotel located nearby Mutrah Souk and Old Muscat City with palace and museum.
Afternoon city tour, Mutrah Souk, one of the most popular souk in the Middle East. Take a walk in its labyrinths with a myriad of merchandise, from imported fabrics to exotic Oriental spices, perfumes and richly handcrafted Artifacts. A visit to this frenetic, pulsating hub of Muscat’s old quarter makes for a delightful experience. After Mutrah 5 minutes by taxi, the magnificent Al Alam Palace, the official residence of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said the ruler of Oman. The palace is an architectural marvel for both its design and its location between the twin Portuguese forts Mirani and Jalali. Hotel*** Mutrah

Oman Randonnée cheval - BaignadeDay 2: After your breakfast we will drive to wadi Beni Khalid located at 3 hours 30 minutes from Muscat. It is the best-known wadi of the Sharqiyah region. Its stream maintains a constant flow of water throughout the year. Large pools of water and boulders are scattered along the course of the wadi. As a geographical area, Wadi Beni Khalid covers a large swathe of low land and mountains. Late afternoon transfer to Bidiya desert camp. Meeting with our horse team and briefing for next few days!!
Camping night comfort

Days 3 to 7: image 1286Our cook will provide delicious Omani Dinners along the trail, Majbos Also named Kabsa, this dish is rice mixed with saffron cooked with spicy red or white meat. Majboos translates to be engaged in Oman and is almost always served at special occasions like weddings and engagements!image 1285
Mashuai, Another delicious dish you will find in Oman is the mouthwatering Mashuai! It is a dish consisting of roasted king fish and savory lemon rice!!Another popular street food in Oman is Mishkak, which is grilled pieces of marinated meat, normally chicken, mutton or beef on long wooden sticks. Served hot with tamarind chutney, you can choose whether you want to eat it off the stick or with fresh Arab bread. Halwa is a sticky, sweet gelatinous snack, made from brown sugar, honey, eggs and various spices. image 1284It has a lot of flavors, such as rose water, nuts, chocolate, etc. Some halwas are also made from the Omani dates. It takes quite a while to make as it is slowly boiled over a wood fire. Halwas can last over four months without losing any of its quality! It is often accompanied with Kahwa as another sign of hospitality.
Without forgetting Omani Kahwa which is a very strong bitter coffee that is often served in tiny cups either with dates or halwa. Kahwa is made from freshly roasted ground coffee and flavored with some cardamom! Lovely evening under the stars! Fire camps and bedouins stories will make this ride unforgettable! image 1287Friday, after a last morning ride we will stop our horses and say bye to our desert team! Afternoon drive to Misfah village one of the most beautiful village of Oman. Overnight at Misfah Guesthouse or similar

IT IS POSSSIBLE TO END THE RIDE ON DAY 7 AND GO ON DAY 8

Day 8 (8 days version) : After an amazing day tour, it’s time for departure. Our guide will drop you at Muscat International Airport for departure.

Day 8 (10 days version):Nizwa Saturday Early morning transfer to Nizwa and visit Nizwa is the principal city of the interior and was state capital. The oasis city located on the southern edge of the
Hajar Mountains, the highest mountain range of Oman. The extensive gardens and palm groves of the oasis city are dominated by the old fort with the largest tower of Oman (40 m diameter, 20 m height). Over 500 years old Falaj channels carry water in the oasis. NizwaNizwa is an old trading with a large souk, where you can admire traditional silver jewelery and handicrafts. After Nizwa we will drive 2 hours to reach Muscat,
relaxing afternoon on the sea side Hotel**** we will enjoy the nice sea side area. –



MuscatDay 9: Sunday: After the desert we will go for a magical sea ride on
our Omani beach. Dinner at stable. Hotel night Sawadi resort

Day 10: After an amazing day tour, it’s time for departure. Our guide will drop you at Muscat International Airport for departure

* This program is given as an indication. It may be subject to change depending on weather conditions, winds, the changing nature of the terrain, the riders physical conditions.

MEETING/DEPARTURE

MEETING: 
Saturday at Mascate airport.
Transfer to your hotel located nearby Mutrah at set times for group.
Possible by taxi for individuals (16 OM/ 40€ per taxi).

SEPARATION:
Saturday (8 days version) or Monday (10 days version) at Mascate airport.
Transfer at set times for group. Possible by taxi for individuals (16 OM/ 40€ per taxi).

FLIGHTS: 
It is more interesting to book your ticket, a transport package included is generally more expensive with agency commissions. However, we are at your disposal to help you find the best rates or to offer you a transport trip included on request.

Riding

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RIDING LEVEL: 
You must be able to walk, trot, canter and galop outdoor on open spaces. The riding time depends on the level of the group, the horses, the terrain and the weather. To be able to participate in this hike, we require a good experience of the hike, to be comfortable at 3 paces. Arabian horses are enduring but not very supportive. Thus, we ask riders over 85 kg to tell us before booking, in order to validate with the guide the availability of a suitable horse.

GUIDE: 
Local English speaking guide and assistants, tranfering luggage and preparing meals.

rando cheval omanHORSES: 
Arabs or crossed, well balanced, trail rides professionals. 

TACK: 
English "Wintec" saddles.

Comfort

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ACCOMMODATION:
- 1 Hotel night in Mutrah HB
- 1 Hotel night Misfah, Al Hamra
- 1 Hotel night in Muscat or Sawadi
- 1 Hotel night Sawadi
- 4 Camping Nights. Large tent for meals, large tents for 2-3 people with overnight camp beds, tents and single rooms available at an additional cost. Individual tents are small igloo tents.

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rando a cheval a omanMEALS:
rando a cheval omanPicnics, dinners in restaurants for the 3 nights in hotels, dinners prepared by the assistants on camps.

LUGGAGE TRANSFERS: 
The assistants transfer luggage every day by car. 

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Rates
Infos tarif

PRIX 2021 / PAR PERSONNE:
in 2 person bedrooms and tents :
• 2460 € for 10 days / 9 nights version
• 2200 € for 8 days / 7 nights version

Single Room supplement : 
+ 430 € for 10 days / 9 nights version
+ 260 € for 8 days / 7 nights version

Registration fees: 15 €
Prices may go down or up depending on the exchange rate at the time of registration.

PRICE INCLUDES:
• Reception and transfers from / to airport at specific times, except special arrangement
• Horse Riding trail for 5 days in Wahiba sand
• 5 Camping Nights
• 1 Hotel night accommodation in Mutrah HB
• 1 Hotel night accommodation in Muscat or Sawadi
• 1 Hotel night accommodation in Misfah / Al Hamra (10 days version)
• 1 Hotel night accommodation in Sawadi (10 days version)
• BLD, breakfast lunch day 2 to 6 (8 days version) or day 2 to 9 (10 days version)
• English speaking driver
• English speaking horse guide
• All applicable taxes.
• Financial bond for your payments by our travel agent guarantee.

PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE: 
• Flights and airport taxes
• Visa (about 40€),
• Lunch day 1
• Drinks (other than bottled water included in the camp)
• Tips
• Helmets
• Personal Expenses
• Single bedroom option
• Transfers for individual (16OM / 40 €)
• Any service not mentioned as included
• Insurance assistance, repatriation, cancellation ... (see "how to book")

Dates
Dates From Infos Contact
- 2200€ ON REQUEST IN MARCH - MEETING ON SATURDAY + Infos
- 2200€ ON REQUEST IN APRIL - MEETING ON SATURDAY + Infos
- 2200€ ON REQUEST IN MAY - MEETING ON SATURDAY + Infos
- 2200€ ON REQUEST IN JUNE - MEETING ON SATURDAY + Infos
- 2200€ ON REQUEST IN JULY - MEETING ON SATURDAY + Infos
- 2200€ ON REQUEST IN AUGUST - MEETING ON SATURDAY + Infos
- 2200€ ON REQUEST IN SEPTEMBER - MEETING ON SATURDAY + Infos
- 2200€ ON REQUEST IN OCTOBER - MEETING ON SATURDAY + Infos
- 2200€ ON REQUEST IN NOVEMBER - MEETING ON SATURDAY + Infos
- 2200€ ON REQUEST IN DECEMBER - MEETING ON SATURDAY + Infos
Booking
How to book
HOW TO BOOK:


1. CHECK THE AVAILABILITY, PRICE, DISCOUNT:
Check the availability and price (depending on the type of accommodation and after possible discounts) by contacting us through the availability & quote request form or by phone +33(0)483431234, whatsapp +33(0)609520324, or e-mail: [email protected]

2. BOOKING:
Fill out the online registration form: 
https://www.horsebackridingvacations.eu/form/formulaire-d-inscription


3. INSURANCES:
Cap Rando is covered for its professional civil liability: GENERALI contract n ° AL974010.
To register on a Cap Rando holiday, you must be covered by an individual liability insurance covering your activity, individual accident, assistance, repatriation, and possibly cancellation (strongly recommended not to lose your payment in case of unforeseen your cancellation insurance contract). We offer West European citizens to subscribe the "Cap Protection Insurance" from Chapka Insurance: see information and prices. This covers you for cancellation, interruption of stay, individual accident, assistance 24h / 24h, medical expenses abroad, luggage insurance, civil liability. You can also only take a cancellation insurance if you have insurance covering other risks. If you pay by credit card, depending on your card, you may be fully covered: check your contract.
For non West European citizens, you can subscribe directly an insurance for instance on: https://www.axatravelinsurance.com/

4. PAYMENT:
A 30% deposit is required upon booking, the balance being due 60 days before the stay date. Less than 60 days before your departure date, full payment is requested at registration.
You can pay:
- By credit card on our secure payment website: Click here to access the server
- By bank transfer: Bank information

Your payments are guaranted by our GROUPAMA travel agent bond.
If you book a trip through Cap Rando, you have the guarantee not to loose any payment. 
The French law is the strongest and requires all French travel agencies to have an unlimited financial guarantee for their customers in case of financial failure.


5. CONFIRMATION:
You will receive a confirmation file and contract with the invoice and all practical information within 24 hours after reception of your registration form and payment.

Useful information

HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDE IN OMAN
INFORMATION :


DURATION: 
8 days - 7 nights - 5 days riding.

MEETING: 

Saturday at Mascate airport.

DEPARTURE:
Saturday at Mascate airport.


ACCOMMODATION:
1 night at Muscat hotel***, 1 night at Sawadi****, 1 night at Barka***, 4 nights in very confortable camp.

MEALS:
The lunches, brought by the logistics vehicle will be taken in full nature. Dinners are planned at the restaurant when you are in town, otherwise they will be prepared by the logistic team who will make you appreciate the products of the country. Bottled water are provided at the table and during the ride. The cook, a very important person, will introduce you to Omani cuisine and the rest of the team the traditions and culture of the country. In order to respect local customs, religions and traditions, alcohol is prohibited on this ride.

HORSES: 
Omani and Anglo-Arabs. These breeds, particularly renowned for their endurance and resistance to hot weather, will be appreciated during your long days on horseback.

TACK:
English type saddles. The saddles are equipped with saddle bags to put your belongings during the day.

GUIDE:
You will be supervised by an English speaking guide and / or Francophone specialist of the region ... The logistics team ensures the stewardship of the ride, as well as your road transfers so that you make the most of your trip.

RIDING LEVEL:
You ride on average 20 km per day: about 4 hours of horse. The riding times depend on the rider levels, the horses, the terrain and the weather. To be able to take part in this ride, we ask a good riding experience, to be at the 3 paces (walk, trot, canter). The horses of Arab race are enduring but not very carrying. Thus, we ask riders over 85 kg to tell us before booking, to validate with the guide the availability of a suitable horse.

CLIMATE:
The temperatures are very hot in the summer, which is why we leave early in the morning and extend the lunch break. It can be quite cold in the winter, especially on the plateaus. As in any desert, the thermal amplitude varies greatly between day and night. In the off-season, it is not too hot, but the nights are cool and a refreshment is always possible.

2020 PRICES PER PERSON:
In 2 person bedrooms and camps: 2900 €
Single bedroom and tent supplement: + 350 €
Prices are calculated on the basis of Oman Rial, likely to be revised downward or upward at the time of booking.
Registration fees: 15 €

THE PRICE INCLUDES:
The ride as described, 1 night in Muscat hotel ***, 1 night in Sawadi ****, 1 night in Barka ***, 4 nights in comfortable camp, scheduled transfers during the stay, meals, the financial guarantee of deposited funds.

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
The individual insurance, visa fees, which are obtained upon your arrival at Muscat airport (around 40 €), drinks (except mineral water, fruit juices, non alcoholic drinks during the ride), departing / arrival airport transfers, tips, personal expenses, single room supplement. In a general way all that is not indicated in "the price includes".

 

 HOW TO BOOK


1. CHECK THE AVAILABILITY, PRICE, DISCOUNT
Check the availability and price (depending on the type of accommodation and after possible discounts) by contacting us by mail [email protected] or phone +33(0)483431234

2. BOOKING:
Fill out the online registration form: 
https://go.horsebackridingvacations.eu/booking


3. INSURANCES:
Cap Rando is covered for its professional civil liability: GENERALI contract n ° AL974010.
To register on a Cap Rando holiday, you must be covered by an individual liability insurance covering your activity, individual accident, assistance, repatriation, and possibly cancellation (strongly recommended not to lose your payment in case of unforeseen your cancellation insurance contract). We offer West European citizens to subscribe the "Cap Protection Insurance" from Chapka Insurance: see prices. This covers you for cancellation, interruption of stay, individual accident, assistance 24h / 24h, medical expenses abroad, luggage insurance, civil liability. You can also only take a cancellation insurance if you have insurance covering other risks. If you pay by credit card, depending on your card, you may be fully covered: check your contract.
For non West European citizens, you can subscribe directly an insurance for instance on: https://www.axatravelinsurance.com/

4. PAYMENT:
A 30% deposit is required upon booking, the balance being due 60 days before the stay date. Less than 60 days before your stay date, full payment is requested at registration.
You can pay
- By credit card on our secure payment website: Click here to access the server
- By bank transfer: Bank information

Your payments are guaranted by our GROUPAMA travel agent bond.
If you book a trip through Cap Rando, you have the guarantee not to loose any payment.
The French law is the strongest and requires all French travel agencies to have an unlimited financial guarantee for their customers in case of financial failure.

5. CONFIRMATION:
You will receive a confirmation file with the invoice and all practical information within 24 hours after receipt of your registration form and payment.

 
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
The hike as described, 1 night in Muscat hotel ***, 1 night in Sawadi ****, 1 night in Barka ***, 4 nights in camp Omanais *** comfortable, scheduled transfers during the stay , dinner from day 1 to day 7, lunch from day 2 to day 7, the financial guarantee of funds deposited.

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
The individual insurance, visa fees, which are obtained upon your arrival at Muscat airport (around 40 €), drinks (except mineral water, fruit juices, non alcoholic drinks during the hike), transfers departing / arrival airport, lunch day 1 day 8 (depending on your flight schedule), tips, personal expenses, single room supplement. In a general way all that is not indicated in "the price includes".
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