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Our first trip to the Middle East

"We found Oman to be a country of fascinating contrasts"

Sue from England
Oman
February

Great trip

"An excellent trip"

Susan from Mevagissey Cornwall
Oman
January
8 days
from £1,340 pp

Oman: Secret Summer

Oman
OctoberNovemberDecember, +4
Off the Beaten PathUnique to TravelLocal

Fascinating cultural and sightseeing trip to Oman!

"Our family trip to Oman over Christmas 2019 included two daughters in their 20s who also loved the experience"

Michael from London
Oman
December

Great to see Oman

"Trip was good"

Reham from US
Oman
December
Nov 6, 2019

The best places to go wild swimming

Martha Hales

Discover these wonderful wild swimming spots around the world. From lakes and rivers via beaches and waterfalls to natural pools and hot springs, there are some truly unforgettable wild swimming spots out there.

OmanArgentinaPhilippines, +7
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CoastBoat Journeys
Oct 26, 2019

Where to go for winter sun

Martha Hales

If you are looking for a winter sun destination, be inspired by the following countries offering a great climate, as well as plenty of great activities to make your holiday extra special. All you need to do is decide where to go!

SenegalMoroccoPhilippines, +9
SeptemberOctoberNovember, +3
CulturalSafariCoast, +1
Sep 14, 2019

The off-season destinations you need to know about

Martha Hales

We've handpicked our top 5 countries, from Vietnam to Costa Rica, to visit out of season. With fewer tourists, cheaper flights and a better choice of activities and hotels, you'll be spoilt for choice.

MoroccoOmanCosta Rica, +2
Off the Beaten Path

Just brilliant!

"My husband and I have just returned from a wonderful week in Oman"

Samantha from UK
Oman
July
Jun 24, 2019

Top five things to do in Oman: The Arabia of your imagination

Huw Owen

Think of Arabia and you think of Arabian nights, rolling sand dunes, flowing white robes and faultless hospitality. Visit some parts of the Arab world and it doesn't always match the Arabia of your imagination. However, that's not the case with Oman...

Oman
Off the Beaten PathHoneymoonCultural, +2
Apr 24, 2019

Where to see the world's most endangered species

Martha Hales

The Earth and its animals are precious and some of the most endangered species are teetering of the edge of extinction - only we can help. Here we've looked at the reasons for why so many species' populations are in decline, and where you can ethically go to see these incredible animals in the wild.

LaosSouth AfricaMozambique, +22
SafariOff the Beaten PathWildlife

Awesome!!!

"Oman is an amazing country, well worth a visit"

Sarah from United Kingdom/Italy
Oman
January

Oman experience

"Our Oman trip was fantastic"

Aida from London
Oman
October

Trip to Oman

"They put us in touch which we found out was the best local tour company"

Pamela from UK
Oman
November
Oct 1, 2018

Strange beasts and where to find them

Corinne Homer

The world is home to some weird and wonderful creatures, and here at TravelLocal we often come across them as we research destinations with our local experts. From the rarely seen pink fairy armadillo to the alien appearance of the snub nosed monkey, find out our favourite strange beasts and where to find them...

ChinaMyanmar (Burma)Tanzania, +12
WildlifeUnique to TravelLocalOff the Beaten Path
Jul 27, 2018

Our top 10 reasons to visit Oman

Martha Hales

From blissful oases to meandering streets of historic mountainous villages, Oman is a country full of surprises. Discover why it should be top of your list of places to visit whether you are seeking white sand beaches, delicious cuisine or a fascinating culture...

Oman
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CulturalFood & DrinkOff the Beaten Path, +2

Holiday of a lifetime in Oman!

"We have just returned from the most wonderful holiday in Oman. TravelLocal's partner in Oman produced just what we asked for - desert, mountains and sea. "

Elaine from Scottish Borders
Oman
March

Unforgettable trip to Oman!

"The trip to Oman was amazing! TravelLocal put me in touch with a local tour operator who organised a 7 days tour based on my briefing"

Elisa from UK
Oman
January
Jan 2, 2018

A sun-seeker's guide to 2018

Martha Hales

We've gathered together some of our favourite, sun-bathed destinations from Laos to South Africa - they are perfect escapes from the dreary winter days of Northern Europe.

OmanSouth AfricaLaos, +2
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +2
CoastFamilyBoat Journeys, +3
Nov 23, 2017

November News from TravelLocal HQ

Huw Owen

Huw and Tom, TravelLocal's founders and MDs, give an update on what we have been up to in November, including awards for Ecuador at The Savoy and the launch of Japan.

CambodiaEcuadorJapan, +8
CoastWildlifeUnique to TravelLocal, +1
Nov 17, 2017

Take your family to the Middle East

Martha Hales

Explore deserts by jeep and sleep under the stars in a bedouin tent, swim in sparkling wadi's, wander through ancient cities and take camel rides through the sand dunes...

JordanOman
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureCoastFamily, +3

Fantastic trip that exceeded expectations

"A fantastic trip that exceeded expectations in terms of the variety of the places we visited, the food, the friendly and courteous people"

Maxine from London
Oman
October
Oct 18, 2017

Where to go in November

Martha Hales

November can be a gloomy month in much of the world. We’ve gathered stunning November holiday destinations to brighten your month, from Oman to Nicaragua.

NicaraguaOmanSenegal, +1
NovemberDecember
Walking & HikingBoat JourneysCoast, +1
Aug 29, 2017

Beyond Muscat - A guide to Oman

Iain Mallory

Discover the hidden treasures of Oman with guest blogger Iain Mallory. Read on to hear about his adventures.

Oman
OctoberNovemberDecember, +3
CoastOff the Beaten Path
Aug 23, 2017

Follow in the footsteps of Zheng He

Martha Hales

Heralded figure of China, Zheng He lived an adventurous life, leading huge fleets across the globe to open China's trade routes. Follow in his footsteps with these destinations across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

MalaysiaIndiaChina, +4
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CulturalGreat JourneysAdventure, +2
Nizwa
7 days
from £1,950 pp

Classic Oman

Oman
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +4
WildlifeCulturalClassic
Tessellate Moray Eel
5 days
from £1,260 pp

Beautiful Oman

Oman
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +4
HistoryAdventure
9 days
from £6,270 pp

Oman Luxury Escape

Oman
OctoberNovemberDecember, +4
LuxuryClassic
Amazingly beautiful Yiti beach near to Muscat, Oman
9 days
from £1,730 pp

Oman: Self Drive

Oman
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +4
Self-driveHistory
10 days
from £2,460 pp

Oman: Muscat and Salalah

Oman
OctoberNovemberDecember, +5
Undiscovered BeachesCoastClassic, +1