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
1775€
Duration
8 days - 7 nights - 4 days riding

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An exciting ride in the Sultanate of Oman often referred as “The Jewel of the Arabian Gulf”. A stunning country to visit with mountain ranges, wadis, desert and the sea and, according to the legend home of Sindibad the Sailor. Oman has retained its ancient atmosphere and mystique; now is the time to visit!

Itinerary
Programme intro

HORSE RIDE IN OMAN
INDICATIVE ITINERARY *

OmanDay 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 : image 1289After 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

image 1290Day 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. 

image 1291Day 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.
Camping night

image 1292Day 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.
image 1293If 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.
Departures Timing:
From Marina Bandar Rawdha 9Am to 15pm
From Al Mouj Muscat marina 9 Am to 13pm
Overnight stay Muscat Holiday INN Hotel 4* or similar

Day 8- Saturday-B-Departure
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 at set times for group.

SEPARATION:
Saturday at Mascate airport. Transfer at set times for group. 

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.

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Arabs or crossed, well balanced, trail rides professionals. 

TACK: 
English "Wintec" saddles.

Comfort

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ACCOMMODATION:
- 1 Hotel night in Muttrah Holiday Inn Hotel or similar.
- 1 Hotel night in Barka Hotel or similar
- 1 Hotel night in Sawadi Hotel or similar
- 2 Hotel nights in Muscat Holiday INN Hotel 4* or similar
- 2 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 2020 / PAR PERSONNE:
in 2 person bedrooms and tents :
• 1775 € per person

Single Room supplement : 
+ 260 € per person

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
• 6 night in Hotel
• Breakfast every day (B – BREAKFAST)
• 3 days lunch (L – LUNCH)
• 3 nights dinner (D – DINNER)
• 2 Camping Nights
• Demaniyat island for 4 hours and snorkeling.
• Horse Riding trail
• 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
- 1775€ ON REQUEST IN MARCH - MEETING ON SATURDAY + Infos
- 1775€ ON REQUEST IN APRIL - MEETING ON SATURDAY + Infos
- 1775€ ON REQUEST IN MAY - MEETING ON SATURDAY + Infos
- 1775€ ON REQUEST IN JUNE - MEETING ON SATURDAY + Infos
- 1775€ ON REQUEST IN JULY - MEETING ON SATURDAY + Infos
- 1775€ ON REQUEST IN AUGUST - MEETING ON SATURDAY + Infos
- 1775€ ON REQUEST IN SEPTEMBER - MEETING ON SATURDAY + Infos
- 1775€ ON REQUEST IN OCTOBER - MEETING ON SATURDAY + Infos
- 1775€ ON REQUEST IN NOVEMBER - MEETING ON SATURDAY + Infos
- 1775€ ON REQUEST IN DECEMBER - MEETING ON SATURDAY + Infos
Prices may be revised down or up depending on the exchange rate.
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".