I highly recommend Desert Discovery tours if you wish to sightsee and get to know Omani culture properly. All there is to know is at http://www.desertdiscovery.com/ but I will try to highlight the main cons.
First, they pick you at your Hotel so that there is no need for taxi expenses nor to get lost in beautiful Muscat. Said, our guide, proved to be very reliable, ponctual and quite knowledgeable. Over 2 days we drove along the coastline and activities were endless. For instance, we stopped by in different villages to testify Omani everyday life, we dared into wadis to enjoy the scenery and bath in those refreshing waters, we learned about cultural/religious/political issues in modern Oman and, of course, we went to the desert and saw the turtles delivering their eggs on the beach in the middle of the night! These were incredible moments during our first trip to Oman. Just to name a few.
Both camps were nicely located, clean and affordable. It is a plus that the organized trips of Desert Discover include accommodation, it just makes all the process of leaving Muscat to explore the inner country over some days so much easier! Meals are OK, no need to carry food in bags (just some water). Besides, the staff was friendly and I mean this. They were spontaneous and welcoming, we did not feel put apart for the fact of being tourists. In fact, we were invited to celebrate Ramadan together with the locals and this was unique. Oman is a hidden pearl, a beautiful country with warm hearted people. Highly recommended under guidance of Desert Discovery! :)
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