A hidden jewel at the top of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman is a wonderful combination of ageless heritage and modern life. From high mountains and deep gorges, to water-filled wadis, endless beaches and some of the world's most stunning desert landscapes, the diverse beauty of Oman is apparent in every part of the country. For nature lovers, there are white sandy beaches that extend as far as the eye can see, often modulating into shimmering golden sand dunes surrounding refreshing oases that are a welcome surprise to the wandering traveller. For lovers of high terrain, they will surely be captivated by the mountainous regions that conceal countless wadis (valleys) and lagoons that constitute a single and independent ecosystems by themselves. Oman is the ultimate destination for cultural tourism. This is where you will find hundreds of castles, forts and museums dating back to various historic epochs.