This Oman Tour for Christmas by British travel company ‘The Traveller’ may turn out to be the last guided tour of Oman I organise under their name. The Traveller was purchased by Steppes Travel, and though I will have Christmas groups under Steppes own name – The Traveller has been a real treat to organise tours for.
Taking to an almost mirror-like Sea of Oman, our group on a week’s holiday in Oman sped away from Muscat’s mountains into the land of the Dolphin.
To the accompaniment of oooh’s and aaaah’s we had a nice encounter with a Dolphin Pod which included several mothers and young. Not quite as exciting, but far easier to photograph, we walked around ‘Old Muscat’ with of course an obligatory stop at the Sultan’s Palace.
Later we had a nice private dinner to enjoy Christmas evening under the spreading leaves of a date tree in the garden.
Our destination on Boxing Day was eastern Oman where we passed through Tiwi and enjoyed its tranquil scenery and some Birdwatching before
arriving for lunch at Sur overlooking the lagoon.
overnighting to watch Green Turtles.
As always after watching Turtles we took a late start especially during an Oman tour for Christmas, passing a mobile trailer of Bee Hives,
before arriving at Wadi Bani Khalid where we had lunch overlooking the water pools.
and then travelled to our desert night in very traditional Goat Hair tents, nice and warm against the cool desert air.