Authentic International Photography and Foodie Workshops

Authentic International Photography and Foodie Workshops

Explore stunning wadis (valleys), ancient mud villages, souqs, desert sands and delicious cuisine! Oman offers something different with every day. Follow ancient spice trails, tackle the dunes of the Wahiba Sands, meet traditional Bedouin people, and stay with locals in small villages! We will photograph some of the most diverse and dramatic landscape in the world, in Oman, this enigmatic corner of Arabia. And we always have a local 'giving back' component wherever we travel. International Photojournalist, Nance Ackerman will help you hone your photographic skills as we travel through this amazing country, guided by foodie expert Cousin, Laurie Watters and our amazing local guides. Photography workshop is flexible and personalized - all levels welcome! 

Key Information

  • Price $5300
  • Duration 6+ days
  • Group Size 5+
  • Date 26/01/2020 - 05/02/2020

Highlights

  • - Change your life - One on one tutorials - Giving back projects (painting a school, buying goats for a village etc) - Authentic unforgettable experiences.

Itinerary

ARRIVAL DAY
Welcome to Oman
Flights into Muscat 
Accommodations: Boutique Hotel

DAY 1 - MUSCAT to SUR 
One on ones dawn walk with Nance exploring the glistening white streets of Muscat
Morning Welcome Class - Meet our amazing guide, Basim!
After lunch we set out in our 4x4s through the Al Arbiyeen Wadi to Sur 
with a visit to a Dhow boat (Arabian ships) factory to see the traditional shipbuilders at work 

DAY 2 - SUR to WAHIBA SANDS
We venture through Wadi Bani Khalid and visit a Bedouin family 
before arriving at the Wahiba Sand dunes to photograph the orange dunes at sunset. We settle in
for the evening over a delicious BBQ (did we mention that Basim is a chef too?) and our tents under the desert stars. 
Accommodations: Desert Nights Camp

DAY 3 - WAHIBA SANDS to AL MUDAIBI VILLAGE
Traveling through the rocky landscape we stop in the all women’s market at Ibra in the morning 
and continue our journey inland. We stay in Basim’s village, with his family, for local food, 
culture and some real Omani hospitality! 
Accommodations:Basim’s home

 DAY 4 - AL MUDAIBI to NIZWA
We head to the Thursday market at the Sinaw Souq, and up into the 
Al-Jabel Al-Akhder mountains, we take time to capture some nice light in the 
ruins village of Birkat Al-Mouz and then on the historic town of Nizwa, 
with its giant fort and high-walled souq. We’ll photograph one of Oman’s last silversmiths
and finish the day with your choice of Turkish or Zanzibari cuisine.
Accommodations:  Boutique Hotel

DAY 5 - NIZWA to SAYQ
We start our day at dawn photographing the famous Goat and Cattle Market in Nizwa 
before heading off to the mountains to hike and have lunch at an Authentic Omani guesthouse carved out of the mud cliffs. 
We get back to our hotel in Sayq in time for a Cooking class with Chef Anondo or a relaxing massage at the spa.
Accommodations  Spa and Resort

DAY 6 - SAYQ to Al HAMRA
Taking our 4x4s through the spectacular Wadi Ghul - the Grand Canyon of Oman, 
to the ancient ruins of Al Khitaym village and the Al-Hamra old Village. We continue
through the mountains to our stunning hotel. 
Accommodations  The View

DAY 7 - JEBEL SHAMS and MISFAT
Misfat Al-Abreyen old Mountain Village Day Trip and Lunch.
We’ll explore the Al Hoota Caves and surrounding mountains.
Overnight in Al Hamra
Accommodations The View

DAY 8 - Al HAMRA to MUSCAT
We’ll take the long way home in our 4x4s through the rugged and dramatic 
Wadi Bani Awf with a relaxing dip into the Nakhal Hot Springs along the way
We’ll make it back to Muscat in time for the sunset at our beachside hotel
Accommodations Boutique Hotel

DAY 9 - MUSCAT
Take a day to edit your photos, shop and explore Muscat. 
Visit the Souq, Opera house and the Sultan Qaboos’ famous Grand Mosque
Sunset Cruise on the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea

Dinner and Photo exhibit to say farewells!
Accommodations Boutique Hotel

DAY 10
JOURNEY HOME - or on to MUSANDAM ADD-ON

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