Experience a truly unique SwimTrek adventure among the stunning fjords of the Musandam Peninsula
Take in the dramatic landscapes, as imposing cliffs plunge into open waters
Marvel at the views from the isthmus which separates the Persian Gulf from the Gulf of Oman
Enjoy delicious lunches onboard our very own dhow
Soak in the panoramic views over the Strait of Hormuz from our 4-star hotel in Khasab
Unleash your inner adventurer on this stunning swimming holiday in Oman. Taking in the awe-inspiring fjords of the spectacular Musandam Peninsula, this trip gives you the chance to discover some truly breathtaking locations, many of which had never been swum in prior to SwimTrek’s arrival in the area.
Often described as the ‘Norway of Arabia’, the Musandam Peninsula is one of the Persian Gulf’s great wildernesses. Separated from the rest of Oman by the UAE, the peninsula lies at the extreme north-eastern tip of Arabia, where the steep red rocks of the Hajar Mountains plunge into the blue waters of the Arabian Gulf, creating a labyrinth of massive fjords (khors).
Our traditional local dhow is the perfect vessel from which to explore this area, and our swimmers are often accompanied by the friendly dolphins who frequently visit these waters. From the towering cliffs and incredible views, to the local culture and delicious cuisine, this trip allows you to experience this fascinating corner of the world from a truly unique perspective.
Who is this trip for?
This trip is ideal for swimmers who are looking for an adventurous swimming experience in one of SwimTrek’s most unique destinations.
Swimmers should also have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average swim distance of around 3 km prior to the start of the trip. The average daily swim distance is around 6km (split over a minimum of two swims).
We have given this trip a 'Moderate' grading. Most swimmers comfortable in the open water will be able to take part and enjoy one of these trips.
- Fully guided swimming holiday in Oman
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
- Technique advice with video playback
- Six nights accommodation
- All breakfasts
- All lunches
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Evening meals
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during the course of your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and sea conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilot will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
A fantastic trip to Oman practically had the place to ourselves which was very special. Dramatic scenery, great guides and a good variety of swimming conditions and styles ie coastal / crossing / circumnavigating etc. Finally a great bunch of swimmers who make the trip. Would highly recommend. Thank you!Tasmin C, UK - 2022
Excellent experience for my first swimming holiday, perfect conditions, stunning location and most important such a lovely group of people to spend a week in the water with!Katja Gysin - 2021
Never fails to deliver.Lawrence Thomas Richards - 2021
Swimming the Oman Fjords was a trip of a lifetime. The most stunning, rugged and barren mountains reaching out between the glorious fjords offering aquarium-style coastal swims and deep blue crossings. John ensured every aspect of the trip exceeded my expectations.Helen Cavendish - 2021
What a memorable trip in so many ways. The magical fjords of Oman enveloped us whilst we swam in perfect conditions. John offered a healthy dose of professionalism and fun which made the experience enjoyable.Lucy Halliday - 2021
A time out of time, resulting in a complete physical, emotional, mental and spiritual reboot.Emma P, France - 2019
An unforgettable experience, a jewel in the Arabian gulf and the holiday of a lifetime!Monica B, Hong Kong - 2019
Swimming the Oman fjords was a brilliant experience, made more enjoyable by having two professional and practised guides, a vessel that was fit for purpose, and a pleasant and supportive crew.Chris W, Australia - 2019
Being dwarfed by the sheer rugged beauty of Oman Fjords, made it the most memorable swimming holiday ever.Roger W, South Africa - 2019
The whole trip was fabulous. The majesty and location was superb. It really doesn’t matter if you are the fastest or slowest you are treated the same, and a bonus you meet likeminded people who become friends.Elaine B, UK - 2019
The Khors are spectacular. The contrast of the often glass flat water against the harsh and unyielding mountains towering above you as you swim is humbling. The mountains keep changing colour as the day progresses and the sun shifts, casting long shadows into the water. Dolphins accompanied us on our expeditions briefly popping up to say hello before disappearing down into the depths. A truly majestic experience.Kari G, Australia - 2018
Swimming in Oman was unique and incredible, a huge adventure!Anne-Marie B, UK - 2018
An amazing opportunity to improve my swimming and have a holiday!Jo S, UK - 2018
Such a luxury to be able to swim and swim and swim knowing that somebody is always looking out for you, and as for the daily dolphin fix …that was breathtaking.Viv, P, UK-2018
Swimming in the Omanian fjords was an extraordinary chance to experience our planet in all its glory. Thanks to SwimTrek for finding and making accessible this breathtaking water.Lynn, S- USA, 2018
The Oman trip was beyond my expectations. Mind blowing scenery, the scale of it, the show ... and the dolphins alone made this my biggest swimtrek adventure so far.Keren L. UK- 2017
SwimTrek made me fall in love with swimming all over again!MacKenzie D. Canada- 2017
This was my first Swimtrek and I was quite nervous about both the distances and also my speed, being the slowest in the group. But after some excellent swim tips I ended the week feeling like a hero and really enjoyed swimming and making friends with all the other participants. Thanks to Swimtrek and our guides Ricky and John for making it such a memorable week !Steve L. NLD- 2017
The Omanian fjords were majestic!Tisha. Malaysia- 2017
If you're looking for an otherworldly experience, this is the trip for you!Leslie W. CHE-2017