Tour in Oman over Christmas

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

Al Hamra Oman Tour in Oman over Christmas
Al Hamra Oman

Since I started operating this for The Traveller (British Museum Tours)  who Steppes purchased

Picnic Lunch in Oman Steppes Travel Tour in Oman over Christmas
Picnic Lunch in Oman Steppes Travel

this has been a mid-price program allowing us to offer more local flavour.  Over the course of several days our lunches were varied including an open-air picnic with stupendous scenery and inside a simple local home a traditional style of meal.

Meal in an Omani home Tour in Oman over Christmas
Meal in an Omani home

As always we incorporated unexpected events into the days, including this one with splendid horses and their riders.

Horse Event in Oman Tour in Oman over Christmas
Horse Event in Oman

Oman is full of Date Oasis and we enjoyed a walk through one.

Date Oasis on a Tour in Oman over Christmas
Date Oasis

In Oman the date trees are an important crop and tightly packed together offering good shade and coolness.

Beach Breakfast on a Tour in Oman over Christmas
Beach Breakfast

Our accommodation included one of my favourites, irrespective of cost. Its set on a small sea lagoon and with breakfast directly on the beach and a few meters from the sea which makes a great start to a day.

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4