Travel challenge: A week in Oman
Saturday 24 October 2009
Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specified holiday. Today: a week in Oman in early November. Prices are for two people travelling together and include return flights from Heathrow to Muscat on 2 November...
£1,855: five-star Shangri-La Al Waha, Muscat
Includes BA flights and seven nights' B&B accommodation. "With two free nights included, this is a great winter-sun destination with Arabic style architecture surrounded by pools and set within 124 acres – a great place to kick back and relax off the beaten track," says BA's Tracy Long. (0844 493 0758; ba.com/muscat )
£3,700: Muscat and Bedouin desert camping
Includes Oman Air flights, four nights' B&B at the five-star Al Bustan Palace in Muscat, a dolphin snorkelling trip, one night's full board at the Falaj Daris Hotel in Nizwa, one night's full board at a Bedouin camp in the Wahiba Sands desert, a private guide and vehicle and all entrance fees on tour.
"The combination of Muscat's sophisticated hotel scene with the experience of sitting around the campfire in the desert makes for an unforgettable holiday," says Original Travel's Isabel de Galleani. (020-7978 7333; originaltravel.co.uk )
£3,198: Arabian Sands Adventure
Includes Oman Air flights, seven nights' B&B (four hotels and three camping) and all transport with a local driver-guide. "An ultimate wilderness experience: you'll camp amid huge, isolated sand dunes, journey along shimmering coastline by 4x4, meet dhow-builders and visit Oman's own Grand Canyon," says Tailormade Explore's Chloe Myers. (0844 875 1890; tailormadeexplore.co.uk )
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