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temperatures of 25-32 Celsius and low humidity, migrant species from throughout the Western Palearctic and Central Asia take advantage of easy foraging and prolific groundwater at farms and oases. Eagles flock to local carcass dumps and waterfowl languish in the Khawrs near the ocean and at freshwater pools in wadis. At no time of year is the Arabian Peninsula more diverse than the early days of spring. From the possibility of Hypocolius, to the wonders of sandgrouse flocking to drink at a remote oasis, fascinating birding experiences abound on this very relaxed and highly recommended tour!
Tour Dates: Arabian Birding Adventure 4th to 17th December (14 days)
Jordan - Petra Extension 18th to 20th December (3 days)
Tour Price: Arabian Birding Adventure: US$4,850 per person sharing (see below) US$325 approximate cost of domestic flight (Tour price fixed in US$, other rates subject to exchange rate fluctuations – see below)
Petra Extension: US$1,250 per person sharing (see below) (Tour price fixed in US$, other rates subject to exchange rate fluctuations – see below)
Tour Size: Limited to 12 participants and 2 RBT leaders
4th December - Arrival in Dubai
5th December - Dubai area, including Mushrif, Pivot Fields and Nazwa
6th December - Dubai to Al Ayn, via Ra’s al Khor and Wathba Camel Track
7th December - Al Ayn area, including Mubazzarah, Jabal Hafeet and Zakher
8th December - Al Ayn to Sohar, Khatmat Milahah (Oman)
9th December - OAR/Sun Farms, Liwa, Khatmat Milahah
10th December - Sohar to Jabal Akhdar, via Ra’s al Sawadi and Al Ansab
11th December - Jabal Akhdar to Barr Al Hikkman via the Coastal Highway
12th - December Barr Al Hikkman to Qatbit Guesthouse via Ja’aluni, the Empty Quarter 13th December Muntasar and Qatbit Oases
14th December - Qatbit to Salalah, via Central Desert farms
15th & 16th December - Salalah and the Dhofar Mountains
17th - December Salalah, fly to Dubai and departure
This tour is limited to 12 participants and 2 Birding Tour leaders.
The fee for the UAE & Oman – Arabian Birding Adventure tour is US$4,850 per person sharing, and for the Jordan – Petra extension it is US$1,250 per person sharing.
(Please note: The price for the UAE & Oman – Arabian Birding Adventure does NOT include the domestic flight from Salalah to Dubai as mentioned in the itinerary. As a general guideline, we suggest you budget +/- US$325 per person. RBT can book this flight on your behalf.)
The single supplement costs for the UAE & Oman – Arabian Birding Adventure tour and Jordan – Petra extension are US$475 & US$125 respectively and will be charged if you wish to have single accommodation. If RBT cannot provide you with a rooming partner although you choose to share, the single supplement will become applicable. We will make all reasonable efforts to ensure that a rooming partner is found if you do wish to share.
Should you wish to pay for this tour in Great British Pound (£), Euro (€), or South African Rand (ZAR), please refer to our website for the current exchange rate.
All meals from dinner on day 1 to lunch on day 14 for those on the main tour, and from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on day 3 for those on the Petra extension;
Bottled drinking water at meals and 2 litres of drinking water every day;
Reserve entrance fees; and
All guiding services (including tips for local guides and services).
The tour fee does not include:
Passport and Visa fees;
ANY flights (see below);
Extra excursions and activities not included in the itinerary;
Telephone calls; and
Laundry and other items of a personal nature
a) Due to constantly fluctuating exchange rates, we now quote our tours in 4 currencies. The tour price is however fixed only in the currency printed in bold (US$), and the actual cost in
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the other currencies listed will be adjusted according to prevailing exchange rates at the time
of final invoicing (usually 3 months before the tour.) Approximate domestic flight and single
supplement rates have been converted to US$ but are also subject to exchange rate
b) Rates are based upon group tariffs; if the tour does not have sufficient registration (a
minimum of 6 paying participants) a small party supplement will have to be charged.
c) Furthermore, these costs are subject to major foreign exchange fluctuations and unforeseen
increases in tour related costs and may have to be adjusted as a result.
d) Lastly, we may be forced to change or alter the itinerary and / or the designated leader/s at short or no notice due to unforeseen circumstances; please be aware
that we will attempt to adhere as close to the original program as possible.
As noted above, gratuities (drivers, hotel staff, porters, restaurants etc) are included on this tour.
However, this does not include your leader/s. If, therefore, you feel that he/they have
given you excellent service, it is entirely appropriate to tip them.
It is important for you to be aware that although it can get quite hot in Dubai, we have set
this tour up to coincide with the coolest time of the year. Daytime temperatures will be in
the mid to high 20’s C (high 70’s, low 80’s F) and the humidity is generally quite low. Rain
is more likely at this time of the year but, as it is an arid climate, this should not hamper us
Much of our time is spent in vehicles, as we do have to cover some long distances in order
to get to the best areas for birds and animals. The more luggage you pack the less room there
is in the vehicle, so it is important for the comfort of your fellow travellers that you do not
overpack. Kindly stick to 20kg (44lb) for check in luggage and 8kg (+-18lb) for hand
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE DETAILS:
This tour does not include ANY airfares. The tour will depart from Dubai International and, as day
1 is an arrival day, you can arrive at any time on this day. Further meeting details in this regard will
be forwarded to you in due course. The tour will conclude in the mid to late afternoon at Dubai
International Airport on day 14. For those doing the Petra extension, the tour will conclude in the
early evening on day 3 of the extension at Amman International airport. Please note that the flight to
and from Amman is not included in the tour price for the extension. If you wish to arrive early
and/or depart late and would like assistance in this regard, kindly contact the office.
Dubai is the main port of entry for international flights in the UAE and is well serviced by all of the
world’s major airlines. We have the capacity to advise you on the best route according to your preferences, but your local travel agent will best be able to book these flights for you. We can,
however, book the internal flights on your behalf at no extra charge. IMPORTANT: please DO NOT book your international flights until you have consulted the office for confirmation on the status of the tour.
Prices subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Price excludes flights
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