HORSE RIDE IN OMAN
INDICATIVE ITINERARY *
Day 1 - Saturday, Arrival in Muscat : You will arrive at the Muscat International Airport. Upon your arrival you proceed straight to the Immigration. Immigration & customs are quick & simple. Upon arrival at the General arrival lounge you will be met by our friendly & efficient chauffer who will assist you to the comforts of our vehicle to drive you the hotel. After settling down at hotel we will proceed with the tour to traditional Souq. The Muttrah Souq is one of the oldest markets in the Arab world. For centuries, it has served in the trade of goods which arrived at the port of Muscat from India, China, Europe and other parts of the Middle East. The Souq remains a lively market, and sells fresh products; vegetables; herbs and spices as well as traditional fabrics, clothes,
jewelry, pottery etc. Immerse yourself in its buzzing and fragrant atmosphere, whose alleys are lined with shops and vendors.
Explore the winding alleys and follow the aromas of scented oils, fresh jasmine and spices. Small shops in the market sell embroidered fabric, veils and clothing in some stalls, antiques and gilded decorations from India and Oman are stacked to the ceiling, while in others, spices and powdered tinctures are divided into colored heaps.
Overnight stay at Muttrah Holiday Inn Hotel or similar.
Day 2 - Sultan Qaboos Mosque - Barka : After your breakfast, visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. After this, transfer to the Barka stables where the local team will be waiting for you. Lunch on the site and first meeting with your horses, which are endurance PSA Arabs trained all year. Departure of the horse-riding adventure on the immense beaches of Barka, where you will be trotting and galloping for a pleasing afternoon. Arrival at sunset at your hotel!
Overnight stay at Barka Hotel or similar
Day 3 - Monday, Day at Sea: After a pleasant breakfast by the sea, we will ride on the beaches in the direction of Mussanah, pretty gallops will make you appreciate your rides, see traditional Omani fishing boats, Oman is the country of Sindbad the sailor, beautiful day at sea and swimming with horses!
Overnight stay Sawadi Hotel or similar
Day 4 - Tuesday, 4 to 5 hours of riding depending on the group level: Transfer to the endurance tracks, where the team and the horses that have been transported await you - We start this hike on the endurance tracks, the landscape is semi-desert strewn with acacia trees, in the distance the chain of Hajar mountain. Camping night.
Day 5 - Wednesday, Wadi Al Abyad :
After a local breakfast at 7 am you will start our horse riding, we start this day on a different terrain, the sand of Wadi Al Abyad "the white wadi", red dunes and mountains, a striking contrast. You will take half hour brake in between and stop for Lunch break 1 to 2 hours and then start our journey. The terrain is good and we can enjoy our Arabian horses. Camp night.
Day 6 - Thursday, Wadi Al Abyad : After morning breakfast at 7 am you will drive by car to Wadi Al Abyad. Visit small villages close to Hajar mountains and will be back to Muscat by 2 pm.
Overnight stay Muscat Holiday INN Hotel 4* or similar
Day 7- Friday, DIMANIYAT ISLAND (Depending on the weather condition)
After morning breakfast you’ll visit one or more of the nine neighboring Daymaniyat Island. Departure from either Marina Bandar Rawdha or Al Mouj Muscat marina.
If you depart from Marina Bandar Rawdha it will take approx. 1and half hours to get to the islands however, the advantage is you will get to see some of Oman’s coastline which can only be seen from the ocean, which includes cemetery bay, Al Alam Palace, the engraving on the rocks and many more. You might even be lucky to see dolphin on your way as they tend to be around Marina Bandar Rawhda. If you depart from Al Mouj Muscat marina, the trip is a lot shorter 45 mins however no coast line, both departure locations is down to your preference and no price difference. Once you arrive to the islands our team will help you with best place to snorkel. The islands is famous for its coral reef and rich in pelagic sea life, turtles are often spotted and we are coming to the end of the whale shark season however some were spotted yesterday.
Day 8 - Saturday: Departure. Our guide will drop you at Muscat International Airport.
* 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.