‘The Land of Frankincense’, my new book, explores key locations associated with Frankincense in Dhofar, including the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
It’s always a pleasure to travel leading a small group tour. Zegrahm Expeditions, acclaimed for their exceptional programs, have included a guided small group tour to Oman & Jordan in their new tour program, lead by me.
The size of this Oman & Jordan escorted tour enables us to organise experiences that may not be available for an individual traveller. However, a small group usually does allow flexibility to Continue reading “Oman & Jordan guided small group tour exploring these two ancient monarchies“
on a Group Tour in Oman
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.
The Botanic garden has the Continue reading “Oman’s Flora and Fauna”
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.
We took a small group from Steppes Travel on a tour in Oman over Christmas over Christmas.
Since I started operating this for The Traveller (British Museum Tours) who Steppes purchased Continue reading “Tour in Oman over Christmas”
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 Continue reading “Frankincense in Dhofar”
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 Continue reading “Salalah Sunshine”
Its usually welcome to have rain in Oman; though it can be heavy and create dangerous flooding.
The forecast was for an intense Continue reading “Weather in Oman as we have intense rain”
We took a tour for a few days in Oman. One of the sights we came across was a small fleet of Oman’s inshore fishing boats.
In the blue sky above were Continue reading “Fish and Flags”
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).
We had an exploration of the old village at Continue reading “Flooded Wadis in Oman”
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.
Some of the group enjoyed Continue reading “Khor Rori Oman with a visiting group.”
With part of our group from The Traveller it was good to visit Salalah,
We made our first stop of the morning Tour in Doha Qatar at Souq Waqif.
This, like most Continue reading “Tour in Doha Qatar”