Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
Type
Circular Inn to Inn trail ride
Comfort
Accomodation in comfortable camping tents
Level
Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor
From
2490€
Duration
8 days - 7 nights - 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. This horseback ride will make you discover all the diversity of Oman: gallops on white sand beaches, discovery of its fortified citadels, riding in the canyons and sand dunes inhabited by Bedouins, camel keepers jealously guarding the " tiwis "(wells) precious to travel this dry country.

Itinerary
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Programme intro

HORSE RIDE IN OMAN
INDICATIVE ITINERARY *

 

Day 1: Muscat.
Meeting at the airport and transfer to your hotel by taxi (this transfer is at your expense about 15 OM is 35 €). Installation at your hotel located near the old town. In the afternoon you can discover the traditional souk which is open until midnight or the great mosque and the Palace of the Sultan of Oman. The Mutrah souk "Al Dhalam Souq" (the shady market), is one of the oldest markets in the Arab world. For centuries, it has been used to trade goods that arrive at Muscat harbour from India, China, Europe and other parts of the Middle East. The souk is still a bustling market, selling fresh produces, vegetables, herbs and spices, as well as traditional fabrics, clothing, jewelery, incense, water pipes, pottery and ceramics, crafts. Immerse yourself in the buzzing and scented atmosphere of the market, whose alleys and lanes are lined with stalls and vendors. Explore the winding alleys and follow the aromas of scented oils, fresh jasmine and spices. The small shops that line 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 the spices and powder dyes are divided into colored heaps. Dinner in a restaurant, overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Muscat - Sultan Mosque - Sawadi - Horse riding on the beaches.
Breakfast and departure for the visit of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. You continue your journey towards Barka, visit of the Halwa factory. Rest at your hotel located in Sawadi. On horseback at the end of the day on the beautiful beaches of Sawadi. Overnight at Sawadi Resort and Spa.

Day 3: Sawadi- Wahibas desert.
Rich breakfast and preparation of your horses for a first day devoted to the discovery of your companions for the days to come. The local team consists of Bedouin owners and horse breeders. The flat races being the main activity in Oman, as well as the Omani online acrobatics well known throughout the peninsula! The Oman Sultanate is a cavalry people, from the royal stables of the Sultan to the small owners, the horses are loved and cherished! They are part of the family. At the end of the day, you will find your team for a superb sunset on the expanses of red sand of erg Wahiba. After this wonderful day, enjoy a typical Omani meal at Obeid and overnight in a comfort camp.

Day 4-5-6: Wahiba Ester.
During these three days, you will ride in the "Wahiba" desert, so named by the Bedouin tribe who lives there. Departure often early, you go in this immense desert, where the wind sculpts the dunes permanently. You ride on an ocean of ocher sand, cut off from the world, and you totally immerse yourself in this universe very different from yours. The Bedouins live in dwellings made of palm branches, different from the wide black wool tents of Bedouins from Arabia or Jordan, which are much too hot in Oman. The camel breeding of the sultanate is very active and famous and the prices can reach exorbitant sums. You will come across young camel drivers who, perhaps owners of real champions, will compete against the racetracks of the neighboring Emirates. Visit and swim in the Wadi Beni Khalid will be organized during the lunch break, the Wadi Beni Khalid is 1 hour drive from the Wahibas! Last day riding in the large valleys of dunes with multiple colors. A few paces on pleasant tracks before joining a well for lunch. Continuation of the ride and at the end of the day, you leave your team and the horses that leave for the stables. Last night in comfort camp.

Day 7: BirkatAl Mawz - Nizwa - Barka.
Early departure for Birkat Al Mawz, a mysterious and abandoned village, built in the lower part of the mountain Jebel Akhdar, nicknamed the "green mountain". You will be surprised!, Then drive to Nizwa the former capital of the Sultanate whose fort, one of the most beautiful in the country, and the souk offer you another glimpse of Omani culture. Night at the hotel.

Day 8: Muscat.
Departure for a last morning on the beaches of Sawadi. Transfer to the airport (at your expense but organized by us, about 10-15OM per vehicle). If your flight takes off the next day, we can reserve you an additional night at the hotel (cost about 100 € per room). Possible extension to discover this country on request.

* 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

RENDEZ-VOUS:
Le samedi après-midi à l'aéroport de Mascate.
Transfert pour votre hôtel en taxi (ce transfert est à votre charge, environ 15 OM par voiture soit 35€).

SEPARATION:
Le samedi de l'aéroport de Mascate.
Transfert à l'aéroport (à votre charge mais organisé par nos soins, environ 15 OM par voiture soit 35€) après le repas du soir (non compris) et vol pour l'Europe. Si votre vol décolle le lendemain, nous pouvons vous réserver une nuit supplémentaire à l'hôtel (environ 100€ par chambre).

VOLS:
Les vols ne sont pas compris dans nos tarifs car il est généralement plus intéressant de réserver vous-même vos vols, un forfait vols compris revient généralement plus cher avec les commissions d'agences. Nous sommes toutefois à votre disposition pour vous aider à trouver les meilleurs tarifs ou vous proposer un voyage transports compris sur demande: service gratuit.

TARIF INDICATIF DES VOLS:
A/r Paris-Mascate: à partir de 350 €

Riding

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NIVEAU:
Nous parcourons en moyenne 20 km par jour: soit environ 4 heures de cheval. Le temps à cheval dépend du niveau du groupe, des chevaux , du terrain et de la météo. Pour pouvoir participer à cette randonnée, nous demandons une bonne expérience de la randonnée, être à l'aise au 3 allures. Les chevaux de race Arabe sont endurants mais peu porteurs. Ainsi, nous demandons aux cavaliers de plus de 85 kg de nous le préciser avant la réservation, afin de valider avec le guide la disponibilité d'un cheval adapté.

ENCADREMENT:
Vous serez encadrés par un guide Anglophone et/ou Francophone spécialiste de la région… L'équipe logistique assure l'intendance de la randonnée, ainsi que vos transferts routiers afin que vous profitiez au maximum de votre voyage.

rando cheval omanCAVALERIE:
Purs-sang arabes omanais, et anglo-arabes. Ces races particulièrement réputées pour leur endurance et leur résistance aux fortes chaleurs sauront se faire apprécier lors de vos longues journées à cheval.

SELLERIE:
Selles de type anglais. Les selles sont équipées de sacoches pour y mettre vos effets personnels durant la journée.

Comfort

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HEBERGEMENT:
3 nuits en hôtels *** et 4 nuits en camps confortables. Grande tente pour prendre les repas, grandes tentes de 2-3 personnes aec lits de camp pour la nuit, tentes et chambres de 1 personne disponibles avec supplément. Les tentes individuelles sont des petites tentes igloo.

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Les repas sont pris dans les hôtels pour les nuits en hôtels. En camps, les repas sont préparés par une équipe d'assistance. Le midi: l'assistance prépare des repas cuisinés, dans des restaurants locaux les jours de visites.

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Rates
Infos tarif

PRIX 2020 / PAR PERSONNE:
En chambre de 2 personnes et bivouacs en tentes de 2 personnes: 2490 €
Supplément chambres et tentes individuelles: + 250 €
Prix calculés sur la base du Rial Omanais, susceptibles d'être révisés à la baisse ou à la hausse au moment de la réservation.
Frais de dossier d'inscription: 15 €

TARIF INDICATIF DES VOLS:
A/r Paris-Mascate: à partir de 350 €

LE PRIX COMPREND:
La randonnée telle que décrite, 1 nuit à muscat en hotel***, 1 nuit à Sawadi****, 1 nuit à Barka***, 4 nuits en camp Omanais*** confortable, transferts prévus au programme durant le séjour, les repas, la garantie financière de vos paiements par notre caution.

LE PRIX NE COMPREND PAS:
L'assurance individuelle, les frais de visa, qui s'obtient à votre arrivée à l'aéroport de Muscat (environ 40€), le repas de midi du jour 1, le repas du soir du jour 8,  les boissons (sauf eau minérale), les transferts départ/arrivée aéroport, les pourboire, vos dépenses personnelles, le supplément chambre individuelle. D'une façon générale tout ce qui n'est pas indiqué dans "le prix comprend".
 

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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 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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