Oman & Jordan guided small group tour

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.

Chedi Muscat Cabana poolside
Chedi Muscat Cabana poolside

The size of the group 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”

Oman’s Flora and Fauna

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.

Dr Annette Patzelt at Omans Botanic Garden
Dr Annette Patzelt at Omans Botanic Garden

The Botanic garden has the Continue reading “Oman’s Flora and Fauna”

One of Oman’s small Forts and a nice Camel Race

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.

Camel Race
Camel Race

Some of our Continue reading “One of Oman’s small Forts and a nice Camel Race”

Horse Event in Oman over Christmas

We took a small group from Steppes Travel on a tour of northern Oman over Christmas.

Al Hamra Oman
Al Hamra Oman

Since we started operating this for The Traveller (who Steppes purchased) Continue reading “Horse Event in Oman over Christmas”

Sunshine in Salalah after all the rain in the north

Having been in the heart of all the storms before the National Day holidays it was great to escape for a tour around Salalah.

Salalah Roads
Salalah Roads

We came across Continue reading “Sunshine in Salalah after all the rain in the north”

Weather in Oman as we have intense rain

Its usually welcome to have rain in Oman; though it can be heavy and create dangerous flooding.

Jabal Akhdar rains
Jabal Akhdar rains

The forecast was for an intense Continue reading “Weather in Oman as we have intense rain”

Flooded Wadis in Oman

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
Birkat Al Mawz Oman

We had an exploration of the old village at Continue reading “Flooded Wadis in Oman”

Khor Rori Oman with a visiting group.

Flying down to Salalah after visiting northern Oman we have been visiting some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Oman.

Khor Rori the UNESCO Site in southern Oman
Khor Rori the UNESCO Site in southern Oman

Some of the group enjoyed Continue reading “Khor Rori Oman with a visiting group.”

Oman’s Mountains and Forts

After a great overnight in the Wihibah Sands we travelled north  towards Nizwa. Our first stop was to see how local women are continuing the traditional craft of Camel Bone Carving.

Explanation of Traditional Bone Carving Oman
Explanation of Traditional Bone Carving Oman

As this was a Wednesday Continue reading “Oman’s Mountains and Forts”

Oman for Christmas

Our Christmas visit from ‘The Traveller’ may turn out to be the last guided tour of Oman one we have under their name. The company was purchased by Steppes Travel, and although we will have Christmas groups under Steppes name – The Traveller has been a real treat to organise tours for.

Dolphin Watching Muscat
Dolphin Watching Muscat

Taking to an almost mirror-like Continue reading “Oman for Christmas”

Cruise Ships arrive in Muscat for cruise excursions

While waiting for passenger disembarkation I managed to get a few pictures of the arrival of the Cruise Ships in Muscat.

Silver Wind enters Muscat Port
Silver Wind enters Muscat Port

They offer a contrast in size and Continue reading “Cruise Ships arrive in Muscat for cruise excursions”