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Adventure, culture and luxury in Wild Arabia

18th March 2013 Print

If the BBC’s Wild Arabia series has fired up your taste for a Middle Eastern adventure then look no further than Corinthian Travel, the UK’s leading tour operator to the region offering tailor-made itineraries with first-class accommodation.

Comments Hugh Fraser, Founder of Corinthian Travel: “Wild Arabia has done a brilliant job in showcasing how scenically beautiful and culturally diverse countries like Oman and Jordan are for the discerning traveller.

“The Arab Spring has sadly put on hold tourism to Syria (which we previously featured) and has had a very detrimental effect on holidays to Lebanon. But other countries are thriving in popularity, in part thanks to the BBC’s Wild Arabia, particularly Oman and Jordan.

Corinthian Travel’s 8-day Classic Oman Tour closely reflects the most recent screening of Wild Arabia and highlights include two nights in Muscat at the Al Bustan Palace Hotel, spending two nights under canvas in the Wahiba Sands (a genuine Thesiger-style desert experience, crossing the sands to the coast at Ras AL Ruwais), attending the lively weekly Camel Market and Bedouin market at the village of Sinaw, plus the weekly Cattle market at the cultural capital, Nizwa.

There will also be a chance to discover hidden villages on a guided walk through the Jebel Akhdar Mountains, to peer down Oman’s Grand Canyon of Wadi Nakhr (over 1,000 m deep) on Oman’s highest peak Jebel Shams (3,009 m), a dramatic off road drive through the mountains, a walk through the mudbrick village and oasis of Al Hamra, a visit to a living museum in the 400 year old Bait AL Safah House (where traditional domestic skills are demonstrated) and an opportunity to go dolphin spotting in the Gulf of Oman or diving in the Damaniyat Islands (near Muscat).

The holiday costs from £1650 pp (two sharing), which includes 8-nights’ B&B in luxury hotels and a desert camp (plus 3 lunches and 4 dinners), all land transportation, entrance fees and private tours with a guide throughout.

Flight-inclusive prices are available on request.

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Corinthian Travel offers recommended tours and tailor-made itineraries to holidays in Egypt, Oman, Jordan, Tunisia and Lebanon, with dedicated expert guides, the finest hotels, and private sightseeing.