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Desert to Coast Ride


Itinerary for Desert to Coast Ride




Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1 (Saturday): Arrival
Arrival at Seeb international airport and transfer to your hotel located nearby Mutrah Souk and Old Muscat City. Afternoon city tour of Mutrah Souk, one of the most popular souks in the Middle East. Take a walk in its labyrinths with a myriad of merchandise, from imported fabrics to exotic Oriental spices, perfumes and richly handcrafted Artifacts. A visit to this frenetic, pulsating hub of Muscat’s old quarter makes for a delightful experience. Then, transfer to the magnificent Al Alam Palace, the official residence of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said the ruler of Oman. The palace is an architectural marvel for both its design and its location between the twin Portuguese forts Mirani and Jalali.
Meals included: none
Overnight at Hotel in Mutrah 


Day 2 (Sunday): Wadi Beni Khalid
After breakfast we will drive to Wadi Beni Khalid (3.5 hours from Muscat). It is the best-known wadi of the Sharqiyah region. Its stream maintains a constant flow of water throughout the year. Large pools of water and boulders are scattered along the course of the wadi. As a geographical area, Wadi Beni Khalid covers a large swathe of lowland and mountains. Late afternoon transfer to Bidiya. Meeting with our horse team and briefing for next few days.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at desert camp near Bidiya


Day 3 (Monday): Start of Desert Ride
Today you will go on your first ride to discover sand dunes and desert.
Lovely evening under the stars, firecamps and bedouins stories will make this ride unforgettable!
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at desert camp near Bidiya

Day 4 (Tuesday): Oryx Valley Ride
After a nice breakfast we will start our ride across the Oryx valley, passing through little Bedouin villages. We will find palm trees in each village (with water system called falaj), green grass for the animals,... The perfect place for our lunch break. This afternoon, we ride in a nice valley, with a lot of acacias trees, providing shade for animals and Bedouins.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Al Sarmadi Camp


Day 5 (Wednesday): Abdallah Valley Ride
We will be riding in a large valley, until we reach Abdallah Valley, with nice eucalyptus trees.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Al Sarmadi Camp


Day 6 (Thursday): Beit Al Ajuz Ride
The destination for today is Beit Al Ajuz, the old lady house. On today's route, sand is sometime very deep for our horses. We will likely meet camels’ cattle and goats on the way.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Thousand Nights Camp


Day 7 (Friday): Last Desert Ride
After a last morning ride we will end our riding journey in Al Awouia village, where we say goodbye to our desert team!
Afternoon drive to Misfah village one of the most beautiful village of Oman.
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight at Hotel in Misfah

Day 8 (Saturday): Nizwa Visit
Early morning transfer to Nizwa, the principal city of the interior and former state capital. The oasis city is located on the southern edge of the Hajar Mountains, the highest mountain range of Oman. The extensive gardens and palm groves of the oasis city are dominated by the old fort with the largest tower of Oman (40 m diameter, 20 m height). Over 500 years old Falaj channels have carried water in the oasis. Nizwa is an old trading post with a large souk, where you can admire traditional silver jewelry and handicrafts.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel in Nizwa (standard)


Day 9 (Sunday): Barka Beach Ride
After a pleasant breakfast , transfer from Nizwa to the Barka stables (Approx 2 hrs / 180 km) where the local team will be waiting for you. We will enjoy our lunch break before going on an afternoon beach ride. Along the way, you will see traditional Omani fishing boats and you might even go for a swim with your horse!
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel in Muscat 

Day 10 (Monday): Departure
After an amazing tour, it’s time for departure. We will drop you off at Muscat International Airport.
Meals included: Breakfast


Non Riders
Non-riding companions are welcome on this ride. Please, inquire for rates and non-riding activities.
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Desert to Coast Ride
Tour Code: IT-OMHT04
10 days / 9 nights ~$2,800.00
Dates : Oct-Dec

Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
CIntermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
EAdvanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
   
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
   
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
   
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
   
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
   
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
   
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
A 2021 10/16 - 10/25 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP - Standard 4 /12 Reserve
B 2021 10/16 - 10/25 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP - Luxury (on... 4 /12 Reserve
B 2021 10/23 - 11/01 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP - Luxury (on... 4 /12 Reserve
A 2021 10/23 - 11/01 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP - Standard 4 /12 Reserve
A 2021 10/30 - 11/08 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP - Standard 4 /12 Reserve
B 2021 10/30 - 11/08 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP - Luxury (on... 4 /12 Reserve
B 2021 11/20 - 11/29 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP - Luxury (on... 4 /12 Reserve
A 2021 11/20 - 11/29 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP - Standard 4 /12 Reserve
A 2021 12/04 - 12/13 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP - Standard 4 /12 Reserve
B 2021 12/04 - 12/13 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP - Luxury (on... 4 /12 Reserve
B 2021 12/28 - 01/06 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP - Luxury (on... 4 /12 Reserve
A 2021 12/28 - 01/06 10d / 9n 10 day trip, AP - Standard 4 /12 Reserve
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Tack: English sythetic wintec type or endura...
Horses: Arabians & Anglo-Arabs
Pace: Approx. 4-5 hours in the saddle per ri...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Muscat International Airport
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