Bespoke Journeys - A North-to-South Adventure
Bespoke Journeys

A North-to-South Adventure


Muscat to Salalah under canvas

Putting together unusual, bespoke journeys is our speciality and passion. The intensity of these expeditions will be tailored to suit your personal requirements, interests and abilities.

There are endless opportunities for those looking for adventure and activity; from trekking to caving, abseiling to canyoning and kayaking to kitesurfing. With such a contrasting, diverse landscape, why not take the adventure of a lifetime and travel the length of Oman in style, beginning in Muscat and ending in Salalah in the south?

Past excursions have seen guests leave Muscat by boat and arrive in Salalah five days later by quad bike as part of an epic expedition which saw the group travelling over mountains, across deserts, along beaches and deep into the fabled Empty Quarter. Each night we designed and constructed a uniquely styled luxury camp whilst different chefs cooked up five-star cuisine in astonishing locations.

No man can live this life and emerge unchanged. He will carry, however faint, the imprint of the desert, the brand which marks the nomad; and he will have within him the yearning to return, weak or insistent according to his nature. For this cruel land can cast a spell which no temperate clime can match.

Wilfred Thesiger,

Travel Author


An adventurous day ahead

Leaving Muscat after breakfast we make our way to the coastal road that runs between Muscat and Sur. After short stops at the Bimah Sinkhole and White Beach, we turn away from the sea and head up the northern face of the eastern Hajar Mountains. Following a steep gravel track that, in a short time, takes us to the peak of the impressive Selmah Plateau over 2,000 m above sea level. Views to the north are of the Arabian Sea and, to the south in the hazy distance, the Wahiba Desert.

This track passes ancient villages that were, until a couple of years ago, only accessible on foot or by donkey. This long, west facing ridge is spectacularly lined with numerous beehive tombs built by the Umm Naa people around 2500BC. Here we will stop for a delicious and freshly prepared picnic lunch.

By mid afternoon we leave the mountains behind us and head through Ismaiyyah. Passing the 18th Century fort at Mudayrib, we leave the tarmac road behind to enter the desert and drive the final stretch on sandy tracks before reaching our camp, set-up with the russet red dunes.

The Wahiba Sands is a stunning desert of parallel valleys of sand dunes stretching north to south. Bedouin live, mostly on a seasonal basis, in the dunes tending to their camels.

Our camp will be nestled deep within the desert, away from other tourists and light pollution from streets and villages at the desert’s edge. The skies are crystal clear and covered with stars.

Take a look at what else is possible during your trip.

Whilst we are happy to organise two-night trips from Muscat to the desert, for those wishing to get a deeper insight into the beauty of Oman we recommend including both the desert and the Hajar mountains as well as some parts of the coast if time permits. Here are some sample itineraries:


A North-to-South Adventure in photos

Unforgettable experience

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Our camps

Not your usual camping experience

Our exclusive temporary settlements are reminiscent of a traditional, luxurious Arabian campsite. Each is created in Hud Hud’s unparalleled style, designed to meld into the natural environment and evoke the timeless ambience of the region.


Our Luxury camps offer lavish comforts amidst nature’s beauty, where every detail is meticulously designed for a sumptuous and unforgettable experience.

Great food

Great food experiences tantalize the senses, weaving a delightful narrative of flavours, aromas, and textures, creating memorable moments that linger long after the last bite.


Nomadic-style tented camps are adorned with rich textiles and intricate details, blending traditional Bedouin elegance with modern sophistication.

Environment friendly

Our environmentally friendly camps harmonize opulence with eco-consciousness, offering a serene retreat where indulgence meets sustainability amidst Oman’s natural splendour.


Other bespoke journeys

At Hud Hud Travels we specialise in creating unforgettable journeys throughout Oman for single travellers, couples, families and groups.

Combine an overland journey with some time exploring Oman’s magnificent coastline from the Ocean.

Get under the skin of Oman’s rich nature and culture with a specifically-focussed trip.

Enjoy one of Northern Oman’s great multi-day treks without compromising on comfort.