Sample Itineraries for Schools
Oman – Arabian Sands
Travel with the Bedouin as the legendary explorer Wilfred Thesiger did in the 1940’s when he crossed Oman’s Empty Quarter. Thesiger spent five years in the Arabian deserts with his Bedouin companions. He admired their hospitality and marvelled at their resilience. As one of the first great explorers to cross the huge areas of unmapped desert in Arabia on foot and by camel, Thesiger experienced the everyday challenges of hunger, thirst and long marches beneath the relentless sun. In spite of all he endured, he was able to recognise that satisfaction in attaining a goal was directly in proportion to the hardship and challenge involved in getting there.
Suitable for October and February half term departures.
Oman – The Hajar Mountains
A more challenging journey through Oman’s dramatic mountains that have only recently become accessible, where towering limestone massifs with craggy summits are dissected by sheer canyons. The Western Hajar region contains Jebel Akhdar, or Green Mountain, named after the lush vegetation that thrives here on intricate terraced slopes. We will follow mountain paths used for generations by the ancient Arab Bani Riyam tribe and we stop along the way in their villages, tucked deep in remote mountain valleys. More than a simple trek, this spectacular journey gives a glimpse into another world, with an insight into the life of the fascinating and proud mountain tribes who have lived here for centuries.
Suitable for Easter and summer departures.