17 Apr Uncovering Oman
Arrive by private jet to a Bedouin lunch in secluded private majlis in the historic southern town of Salalah, before an afternoon of snorkeling amongst the coral shelves along the coastline of the Indian Ocean. This beautiful stretch of the Dhofar coastline is host to an array of wildlife including spinner dolphins, green turtles, and coastal bird life including ospreys, pelicans, flamingos and kingfishers. Visit the verdant Wadi Darbat, the ruins of Sumhuram, the ancient trading port of the Queen of Sheba and the charming old port of Mirbat.
Overnight is spent in a luxurious secluded camp and dinner is served each evening by your private chef, under the stars and before a crackling fire. Fly on to Muscat and journey towards Wahiba Sands desert, passing traditional villages, old forts and watchtowers, wadis and date plantations, uncovering hidden corners, such as a dramatic and steep sided canyon, occasioned by lush rock pools and ideal for a quick dip. Try your hand at sandboarding, or a little off-road 4×4 driving in the sands.
Journey through the landscape of the Mountains of the Moon and Negd desert, arriving in time for to explore the surroundings with a paramotor and absorb the exquisite sunset over dinner, surrounded by the fabled Boswellia Sacra, the Frankincense tree.
Spend overnight in a camp deep in the dunes, and speak with local Bedu from the Haraizi tribe, or even ride their camel. The following days can be spent relaxing as hard as you like – abseiling into the Canyon Room of the Seventh Hole for lunch, discovering caves and fossil passages, trekking or mountain biking, before exploring the wadis on the coastal side of the Eastern Hajar, taking a swim in the deep pools and enjoying a seaside picnic.
From $125,000 for seven day experience. Henry Cookson Adventures is a collective of high-end travel experts, creating truly bespoke itineraries in extraordinary places, pioneering concepts to push the boundaries of luxury travel. With expertise and passionate creativity, Henry and his team open forbidden sites, explore isolated reefs and share secrets of this magnificent world, with flair and in luxury, promising genuine next-level travel.
The great aviatrix – Amelia Earhart once said ‘Adventure is worthwhile in itself’. Here at ConnectJets, we see a similar spirit in Henry Cookson Adventures and their philosophy of creating ‘journeys without limits’, which is why we are delighted to partner. Our experienced charter team will create a seamless transition from land to air, delivering you to the start of your adventure, or safely back home at the end of your adventure. As one of the first charter companies to operate a Global 5000 into the Island of Tuvalu and recent trips to the Antarctic, you can relax knowing that our team are well versed in dealing with challenging and adventurous journeys, by air. With a collective 60 years’ experience within our team, you are in safe hands.