Jordan enthrals people from around the world, and it certainly worked its appeal on a Jordan Small Group Tour I lead on a tour through the kingdom, to delve into some of its well-known and not so well known features.
Amman Citadel overlooking Amman
Staying at the
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Oman’s charms worked their magic on a Small Group Tour of Oman I led through the Sultanate, to delve into some of its well-known and not so well known features.
Chedi Hotel Muscat
In Muscat we were based at The Chedi
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THE LAND OF FRANKINCENSE’, MY NEW BOOK, explores key locations associated with Frankincense in Dhofar, including the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The Land of Frankincense Paperback and eBook
Locations such as Wadi Andhur,
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I took a small group from Zegrahm Expeditions to visit Oman’s Botanic Garden where
Dr Annette Patzelt the site’s Scientific Director kindly explained the work and future of this unique establishment.
Dr Annette Patzelt at Omans Botanic Garden
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With the nice weather it was great to be able to make a very early start and attend Camel Races on the open plain in Oman.
Some of our
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I enjoyed leading a small group from Steppes Travel on a tour in Oman over Christmas over Christmas.
Al Hamra Oman
Since I started operating this for The Traveller (British Museum Tours) who Steppes purchased
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Frankincense is such an evocative word for many religious people, but few have a chance to visit the real Frankincense in Dhofar. Its associated with religious ceremonies worldwide and of course with the gifts brought by the 3 Kings, or Wise Men, to Jesus.
Walking in Dhofar mountains near Frankincense Trees
We flew down to Oman’s
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Having been together in the heart of all the storms before the National Day holidays it was great to fly down for some Salalah Sunshine with a couple of tourists so they could ‘dry themselves out’!
We came across
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Its usually welcome to have rain in Oman; though it can be heavy and create dangerous flooding.
Jabal Akhdar rains
The forecast was for an intense
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It was great to lead a small group for a few days in Oman. One of the sights we came across was a small fleet of Oman’s inshore fishing boats.
Catch of the Day in Oman
In the blue sky above were
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The heavy rains as is usual in Oman cleared quickly. We left the mountain heights and travelled through fresher air and water filled Wadis (valleys).
Birkat Al Mawz Oman
We had an exploration of the old village at
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Flying down to Salalah after visiting northern Oman our group from Steppes Travel have been visiting some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Oman.
Khor Rori the UNESCO Site in southern Oman
Some of the group enjoyed
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With part of our group from The Traveller it was good to visit Salalah,
Short Toed Eagle
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We made our first stop of the morning Tour in Doha Qatar at Souq Waqif.
Souq Waqif Doha
This, like most
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