Golden Highlands is a family run business which has been catering for visitors to Oman since 2001.
We are able to arrange absolutely everything necessary for any kind of tour, from arranging hotel bookings; organizing package tours; car hire, and camping gear, food and equipment, as well as private and guided tours and personal drivers, and other similar such things. We are certainly the people to offer you a memory you will never forget.
Whether you are here for the short or the long term, we look forward to providing you with the best offer available and making your experience of the orient a truly magical one.
Golden Highlands is licensed by and insured through the Ministry of Tourism, Muscat.
FROM THE CEO:
“For almost 20 years Golden Highlands has been a family run business of discoverers and travelers, who delight in sharing the beautiful landscape of Oman with fellow adventurers: whether they are tourists, students, teachers or other visitors.
As one of the original geo-tourism company’s in the Sultanate, we take looking after our environment as seriously as we take learning from its landscape. We know that the wadis, deserts, mountains and beaches are the unique resources our business is based on- it is our responsibility to keep these places clean and unspoiled.
This is why we take our zero-plastic ambitions so seriously, and why we organize clean-up days to try to minimize the damaging effect that waste and litter can have on our environment.
We keep working on finding solutions to reach our goal: zero waste during our trips and daily life"
Mansoor Al Shabibi
Each year, we organize some special tour to our customers guided by below experties.
Upon request, you can join one their groups. Don't miss out!
Prof. Gösta Hoffman
Gösta is head of the environmental geology group at Bonn University. He was responsible for setting up the geoscience department at the German University of Technology in Oman. Since 2008 he conducts field trips in Oman for students and laymen alike. He is the main author of the well-known book Fieldguide to the Geology of Northeastern Oman. He also carried out several international research projects in Oman with a focus on coastal development.
Valeska is a geoscientist and specialist in plant ecology. She was co-leader on several Oman-trips and has a profound knowledge on the vegetation and different ecological habitats. Currently, she is doing her Phd at Bonn University. Her research topic is about mangrove ecosystems in Oman with relation to climate change and sea-level variability.
Roman is archaeologist and explorer, who traveled to less visited regions of Arabia and conducting world’s first focused research on triliths of Arabia. He is head of archaeological mission which relocated in November / December 2018 endangered trilith monument from Duqm to the National Museum in Muscat.
Mission, References & Testimonials
Real people, real adventures: real Oman. At Golden Highlands we provide more than tours: we offer first-hand experiences, glimpses into lives unseen and opportunities to learn.
All of our tours are conducted by licensed Omani guides. Our company is registered and licensed through the Ministry of Tourism (CR1816462)
We are on the newspaper !
"FIELD GUIDE TO THE GEOLOGY OF NORTHEASTERN OMAN"
We provided logistics to Roman Garba and his archaeology team on their reasearch in Duqum and installation in the National Museum in Muscat
We are proud of our paricipation while provinding logistics to the authors :G. Hoffman - M. Meschede - A. Zacke - M. Al Kindi
Please take a look at our reviews on Tripadvisor
Prof. Dr. Martin Meschede
Regionale und Strukturgeologie Institut für Geographie und Geologie, Greifswald, Germany
Travelling around the wonderful landscapes of Oman with Mansoor and his group was a fantastic experience. Not only the very obliging handling of our overnight camps but also the efforts of our guides to give us an understanding of Oman´s culture was intriguing.
Most impressive was the preparation of the traditional Omani meal “Shuwa” with goats being baked for 24 hours in a hole in the ground.
Many thanks to Mansoor and his group for all these magnificent experiences.