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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 have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average swim distance and average daily swim distance (over the course of two swims) prior to the start of the trip.
The average swim distance is around 3km. The average daily swim distance is around 6km.
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 (swimmers only)
- Professional swim guides and full safety escort on all swims (swimmers only)
- Six nights' accommodation
- All breakfasts
- All lunches (swimmers only)
- Full ABTOT Financial Protection
- Technique advice with video playback
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the trip
- Evening meals
- Drinks and additional activities
Sample Trip Itinerary
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and swim conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilots will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
The Musandam peninsula of Oman is a starkly beautiful, culturally rich location for a swim adventure! The hotel and boat were very comfortable and the landscape was truly amazing. Highly recommend!Shannon C, USA - 2023
Where in the world can you swim in an aquarium, almost completely alone with your group sharing such an untouched, dramatic and bizarre natureKathleen A, Germany - 2023
Every day has been a day in paradise swimming in the Oman fjord!!Briony F, UK - 2023
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
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