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Hello,

in the middle of September I would like to visit Oman for 5 days. I am searching low budget tour guide or someone who already been in Oman to travel together and share expenses. I would like to do 1 day tour in Muscat, 1 day tour in Nizwa, 1 day on the beach, 2 day easy trekking.

I would be happy for some suggestions or information. Thanks!

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Hi,

we will be in Muscat in September and would like to do a 2-3 day tour to the mountains. We would rather not have to drive but all the tours I found so far are really expensive (400-1000$ for one person). All the tours I saw are private tours.
Is nobody doing shared tours that would be less expensive?

Thanks for your help!

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Hi all

I will be in Muscat in September 2015. Does anyone know if there is currently a night bus from Muscat to Dubai? It looks as if there were one several years ago, but I would like to confirm that one operates now. I looked at the ONTC website, and it has been under maintenance for several days. Also, I sent an email, but there was no response. I may end up calling and asking if I have to.

Do there happen to be shared taxis by any chance?

Thanks,

Alex

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Hi all,

we will visit Oman in January 2016. We would like to hire a 4WD/SUV and would like to hear from Thorntree members who might have experience dealing with a local company. I have quotes from most of the big companies and consolidators but I would like to compare their rates with locals.
Thanks
Greg

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Hi,

I've been researching for a while and can't decide where to go for a day trip to the mountains - Jabel Shams, Jabel Akhdar, Wadi Shab, other Wabis, Nizwa... My girlfriend and I are into nature, so what is the most impressive place to see. We want to do full day, and we'll have rental car. We can enjoy it by our own if you suggest or take a tour (through which tour operator), but would like to do hiking, swimming in those lakes, have full on experience. Can we combine few places in a day?

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Hi,
I am planning to visit a friend that lives in Dubai this October or November. I plan to spend 3 weeks there. I want to spend a few days in Dubai and Abu Dhabi since I've never been there. I get bored easily with modern cities though. I am thinking that I could spare 10-14 days in Oman. I don't know how to organize the trip to Oman though. I love hiking (I've hiked in the Himalaya's, New Zealand, Patagonia etc), kayaking (though I am not an experienced kayaker at all). I love exploring old…

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Hello,

me and my girlfriend are currently in the last planning stages of our honeymoon to Oman, most of which we will spend exploring the country by 4x4.

Given that this will be our honeymoon, we are considering staying at the Shangri-La for a couple of nights at the beginning of our trip. Maybe even in Al Husn, their most exclusive part. It does indeed seem absolutely lovely on the website and on Tripadvisor and this way we can start our trip to Oman with a couple of days just relaxing at a…

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Hi All
I am considering a 3-week on-road and off-road bike touring and camping trip to Oman in September, with a bit of hiking thrown in for good measure. Info is pretty sparse! I know there are a couple of hiking books out there but these are out of print and unavailable. For cycling, I will have a road map, that's about it. Ideally I would like to head into the mountains on a mixture of proper roads and dirt roads, but not too rough as I will be carrying my panniers full of luggage.
Any…

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Hello everybody,

after spending most of our last vacations backpacking in Iran, the Caucasus and Central Asia, my girlfriend and I have decided to take things a bit slower this year and find a country where we can actually stay in one place for most of the time, find a nice small hotel or guest house (ideally with a swimming pool) and explore the surroundings from there by rental car. Maybe even spend some days just relaxing at the hotel.

Do you think it would be possible to find such a place…

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Hi,
I'm Interested To Do a Trip To Oman. Usually I Organize my Trips By Myself. Is it possible To Travel Independently in Oman? Or Do I have To Book a Tour ? I Would Like To Do a combination of relaxing at the Red sea and travel around.
Thanks
Nina