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
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
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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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We took a small group from Steppes Travel on a tour of northern Oman over Christmas.
Al Hamra Oman
Since we started operating this for The Traveller (who Steppes purchased)
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Frankincense is such an evocative word for many religious people. Its associated with religious ceremonies worldwide and of course with the gifts brought by the 3 Kings, or
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Having been in the heart of all the storms before the National Day holidays it was great to escape for a tour around Salalah.
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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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.
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 we 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 in Doha at the Souq Waqif, Doha.
Souq Waqif Doha
This, like most
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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
As this was a Wednesday
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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
Taking to an almost mirror-like
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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
They offer a contrast in size and
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