This exciting excursion is for adventurous explorers, who wish to sample the thrill of driving through breathtaking desert scenery and meet the people of Bedouin on their own territory.
Your four wheel drive vehicle takes you through the fascinating and spectacular Hajar Mountains; the terrain is rugged and is a whole world away from the modern landscape of Muscat.
Get ready for the ride of your life as you enter The Wahiba Desert, where you will put the four wheel drive vehicles through their paces on an exciting dune drive. Crossing rolling sand dunes as far as the eye can see, you may be lucky enough to spot a herd of camels.
Make a stop to meet Bedouin families who have made their homes in these harsh desert conditions and gain an insight into their way of life. Luncheon will be served at a desert camp with hand washing and toilet facilities.
You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.
Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.
Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.
This excursion will operate by 4x4 vehicles. Guests are requested not to take photographs of the local people without prior permission. This tour is not suitable for those with injuries or conditions, which may be affected by the bumpy ride. Pregnant women and children under 12 may not participate. This tour is weather dependent as heavy rain can lead to flooding in the Wadis. The drive to enter the Wahiba Desert takes around two hours and is on tarred road and the tyres will need to be deflated and then inflated again for the dune drive part of the tour.