A geology field trip to Oman

01 December 2019 to 11 December 2019
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This journey offers a rare opportunity for amateur geologists to travel with Professor Mike Searle and Professor Bruce Levell to the eastern Arabian  Peninsula to explore the landscapes, geology and cultural sites of Oman. From the desert sands of the Empty Quarter and jagged peaks of the Semail Ophiolite, to the towering limestone cliffs of Jebel Akhdar, Oman is a geological paradise. You will travel to world famous sites including Wadi Nakhr, Oman’s own Grand Canyon, and Jebel Akhdar, including  important locations such as Wadi Muaydeen and the Saiq Plateau. These trips will be combined with visits to remote parts of the mountains around Wadi Hawasina, and the coastal exposures of As Sifah. 


  • Explore the magnificent coastline around Muscat, including the fjords of Bandar Jissah
  • Visit the old souq at Muttrah and the Sultans Forces Museum at Ruwi
  • Witness the world’s largest and best-preserved ophiolite emplaced onto a continental margin, as well as upper mantle peridotites
  • Journey to Jebel Akhdar, the highest peak in Eastern Arabia, to see mesozoic shelf carbonates, deep wadis with perennial flowing streams, spectacular hill villages and breath taking views
  • Visit the beautiful As Sifah beach and see eclogites, as well as the world’s largest and best exposed sheath fold along Wadi Mayh gorge

Trip scholar

Professor Mike Searle, Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford, and Professor Bruce Levell , Visiting Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford

Booking details

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Email: holidays@indusexperiences.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 2089 017320

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