Between Yemen and the United Arab Emirates, in the south of Saudi Arabia and facing Bombay, this great sultanate overlooking the Indian Ocean is a jewel, offering magnificent landscapes, rich biodiversity and some architectural pearls. We are talking about Switzerland on the Arabian Peninsula. Oman alternates the fjords of the Musandam Peninsula, from wadis to lush palm groves, spectacular mountains including the magnificent Wadi Ghul Canyon (3,000 m), a desert punctuated by jebels and colourful dunes, and kilometres of coastline. Protected from the excesses of modernity, this Sultanate, rich in a thousand-year history, with an Arabic language and an Ibadite Muslim religion, evokes Sinbad the sailor, the Queen of Sheba and the Thousand and One Nights. Bedouins with caravan traditions still occupy the desert. So Oman is both the kingdom of camel racing and a country where you can make ornithological observations and discover turtle nesting sites. Muscat, the port capital, also has its treasures: an opera house, a formidable national museum with a modern scenography, the Baït al-Zubair museum of popular arts and traditions, the Royal Palace al-Alam of Sultan Qabus ibn Said in power and the Great Mosque of the same Sultan, a contemporary and sumptuous building designed for 20,000 believers. To the west of Muscat, the old port of Matrah is a must see for the entertainment of its souk and fish market. You will appreciate the fragrances of Omani incense, renowned as one of the best in the world, made from resin from the Dhofar mountains. Your tour guide will reveal many more secrets of Oman.