A very beautiful ride in the Sultanate of Oman including 4 1/2 days of hiking in the Sharkiya region “Wahiba sand desert” with pretty evening camps… Discovery of pretty valleys of sand dunes, long wadis, Bedouin villages. This trail ride is a beautiful stroll through the Wahiba Sand Desert. Each night you will stop at different cozy camps and enjoy wonderful local dinners, Bedouin music and Omani hospitality. This program is also open to non-riders: meeting with our team every evening, camel ride or trekking ...
HORSE RIDE IN OMAN
INDICATIVE ITINERARY *
Day 1 - Saturday: Arrival at Seeb International Airport Arrival at Seeb International Airport and transfer to your hotel located near Mutrah Souq and Old Hotel, located near Mutrah Souq and the old town of Muscat with its palace and a museum. Afternoon, visit the city, Mutrah souk, one of the most popular souks in the Middle East. Wander its labyrinths with a myriad of goods, from imported fabrics to exotic oriental spices, perfumes and ornately handcrafted products. The pulsating center of Muscat's Old Quarter makes for a delightful experience. After Mutrah 5 minutes by taxi, discover the magnificent Al Alam Palace, official residence of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, the Ruler of Oman. The palace is an architectural marvel both in its design and its location between the Portuguese twin forts Mirani and Jalali. Night at the hotel.
Day 2 - Sunday: After your breakfast, you head to Wadi Beni Khalid located 3 hours 30 minutes from Muscat. It is the most beautiful wadi known in the Sharqiyah region. Its stream maintains a constant flow of water throughout the year. Puddles and rocks are scattered throughout the wadi. A recognized geographical area, wadi Bani Khalid covers a large swath of lowlands and mountains. Transfer at the end of the afternoon to the guest house located a few minutes from the stable.
Day 3-4-5-6 - Monday to Thursday: The ride begins from the stable located in Bidiyah, meeting the horses and teams. With an experienced guide you begin your ride in the Wahiba desert: the adventure begins. This immense desert extends over more than 10,000 square kilometers, a true masterpiece of nature, with more than 150 different plant species, 1,600 insects and 200 species of mammals. This is the perfect place to experience the life of the Bedouins who have lived in the desert for centuries. Camels and goats are the livestock of the Bedouins. "In Oman, the best camels in the Middle East are raised there. During the journey, you meet nomadic families and experience the hospitality and lifestyle of these proud desert people. You can even meet a real camel caravan, and you feel safe, transported to a bygone era. The magic of the desert has a lot to offer: an infinite space that offers ample space for beautiful gallops, but also times of reflection, romantic nights in the desert around the fire camp under the stars... During these days to cross the desert and adapt to its rhythm. Seen cross an ocean of sand dunes, always enthusiastic about the play of colors, and enjoy the freedom, ... The Crossing the desert is an adventure like no other, because the desert is unpredictable. Temperatures can vary greatly, from very cold desert nights to very hot daytime temperatures! Either way, crossing the desert on horseback offers an experience unique to the experienced rider and there is always something happening. Your eyes will get used to the peculiarity of the desert and so will your heart. After a long day in the saddle, enjoy a comfortable camp and fresh produces used for prepared meals and campfires (please note that in Oman, alcohol is traditionally not served).
Day 7 - Friday: Last morning on horseback, then transfer to the village of Al Rakka, and transfer to the hotel, located on the seafront of Muscat. Night at hotel in Muscat.
Day 8 - Saturday: After an amazing day, it's time to leave. Our guide will drop you off at Muscat International.
* This itinerary 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.
Saturday afternoon at Mascate airport.
Saturday or Sunday (additional day riding on the beach option) morning to Mascate airport.
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.
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.
About 4-5 hours on horseback per day. Paces vary depending on the terrain with good canter opportunities when the terrain permits.
Local English speaking guide and assistants, tranfering luggage and preparing meals.
Arabs or crossed, well balanced, trail rides professionals.
English synthetic saddles with saddle bags.
- 2 nights in hotels.
- 1 night in a guest house.
- 4 nights in comfortable camps: large tent for meals, tents for 2-3 people with beds. Common sanitary facilities.
- Tents and single rooms available at extra cost.
Picnics, dinners in restaurants for the 3 nights in hotels, dinners prepared by the assistants on camps.
The assistants transfer luggage every day by car.
250 € discount on February and March departures.
On rides with minimum 4 riders.
2024 PRICE PER PERSON *:
The price is calculated from 4 riders. Ask how many riders are already registered for the date you are interested in booking.
In 2 person bedrooms and tents *: 2500 €
Single bedrooms and tents supplement: 300 €
Booking fees: 15 €
* Prices may go down or up depending on the exchange rate at the time of registration.
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
• Transfers from / to airport at fixed times
• 4 days 1/2 of horse riding
• Guide and assistance team
• 2 nights in a hotel
• 1 night in a guesthouse
• 4 nights in camps
• Full board from day 2 dinner until last day breakfast
• The financial guarantee of your payments by our travel agent bound.
THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE:
• Individual insurance
• Arrival and departure day meals
• Drinks (other than bottled water included on the camps)
• Personal Expenses
• Single bedrooms & tents supplement
• All that is not indicated in "the price includes"
A civil liability and travel insurance (assistance/repatriation) is compulsory. A cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
A payment by credit card can make you benefit from its possible insurance (check your contract).
We offer to Europe Union, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway residents: the Chapka insurances.
Cap Security: full insurance with cancellation. Cap Cancellation: cancellation only.
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Flights are not included because it is more interesting to book directly 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 prices or to offer you a flight included package on request.
250 € discount on February and March departures.
On rides with minimum 4 riders.
By booking with Cap Rando, you get the benefit of the French travel agency law, one of the strictest in the world: an unlimited financial guarantee for all your payments !
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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.
You will receive a confirmation file and contract with the invoice and all useful information within 24-48 hours after reception of your registration form and payment.
Before booking your transport: we advise you to wait for the receipt of the confirmation file and check that your transports feet with the meeting/separation times of the offered transfers. We recommend booking refundable transports.
7. CANCELATION POLICY:
Please note: Any stay may be canceled if there are insufficient bookings to ensure the stay up to 20 days before the date of a stay of more than 6 days, 7 days for a stay of 2 to 5 days. In this case, you may be offered a replacement stay or a departure with a supplement, if these proposals do not suit you: a full refund (unless you have accepted a possible supplement upon registration), excluding booking fees and possible non-refundable transport, is guaranteed without compensation.
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