Glamping By Canvas Club

Canvas Club, Omans exclusive camping designer of choice offers private tents with an eye for hidden treasures, away from the usual mainstream.

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Glamping By Canvas Club

Spend an unforgettable night in your private traditional Bedouin tent deep in the desert of Oman. Marvel at the crystal clear starry skies relish the unique tranquility of the desert silence get enchanted by the beauty of the desert and leave your daily grind far behind.

Whether you select a package tour or an expedition individually customized to your preferences. Canvas Club offers you an exclusive oriental experience in unsurpassed privacy.

Our Tents

Tent

Approximately six meters in diameter combined with three meters in height.

These dimensions turn the tents into little desert mansions offering you plenty of airy space. The tents vary in size and accommodate up to four adults comfortably. The tents welcome you with a tasteful composition of traditional decorations made from natural materials and premium handmade pieces carefully collected by us in local markets. Complete with silk bedspreads oriental carpets and a subtle atmospheric illumination provided by sustainable magic lamps which make up for an experience that will take you back in time.
Bed

Absolute silence and a star-filled sky to dream away.

This combined with comfortable premium spring coil mattresses and cozy covers and your perfect desert nights sleep is guaranteed.
Bath tent

Cool off in your private bathing tent whenever you like

Enjoy the unique experience of a desert rain shower (with a starry panorama above). Equipped with hot water hand wash basin and chemical toilet no Glamping wishes remain unfulfilled.
Majilis

Typically Arabic. The Majilis is the living room of the Bedouins and the traditional meeting place for family and friends.

Enjoy a candlelight dinner in an elegant atmosphere with perfect comfort admire the unique natural panorama of the desert landscape or just lie back and relax on luxurious oriental cushions - and simply do nothing.

Our Tents

Tents

Bed

Bath tent

Majilis

Your Canvas Club experience

Whether for one or two nights - a Canvas Club tour means nothing less than booking your own private desert adventure. Experience an unforgettable overnight stay in a genuine Bedouin tent in one of the most beautiful deserts in the world.

Enjoy the absolute silence of the desert and let the incomparable star-filled night carry you into the most peaceful sleep you ever had.

Fully recharged there is only one question left the next morning - are you a desert fox or oasis enthusiast? Adventurers explore the depths of the desert with our professional guides and discover the secrets of the Bedouins. Or maybe become a desert lounger and choose the most refreshing desert experience possible. The incomparable natural ambience of an oasis will enchant you as you cool off with a unique desert splash.

1. Hold fast, the adventure begins!

Get on board the Landcruiser Jeep and the trip begins - across untouched dune landscapes and past wild camels 30 kilometers deep into the beautiful Wahiba Sands Desert.

2. All change please!

There is only one appropriate way to get to a traditional Bedouin camp - on a camel’s back! So climb up and enjoy the unforgettable ride as the sun sets and you slowly close in on the camp. And no worries your luggage will be transported safely to the camp by jeep.

3. Next stop: Dune!

Meet me on top of the highest dune. The perfect place for a warm welcome by our camp manager and a first glimpse on your desert residence spreading below - and much more. We only reveal the following: the whole desert for oneself, it is endless magic…

4. Final sprint!

Almost there. Just a short camel ride down the dune your luxury tents - consisting of a bedroom tent, the Majilis for relaxation and the incomparable bathing tent - wait ready for you. Starting with a well-chilled welcome drink to shake off the dust - all your other wishes are met by your private Chef and our staff standing ready at your disposal.

5. Campfire deluxe!

Sit down at the campfire watch your dinner being cooked right before your eyes and enjoy the unparalleled candlelight atmosphere of the camp - maybe with a romantic dinner!

6. Good morning endless vastness!

Whatever woke you from your deep and peaceful sleep it certainly was not noise. Perhaps it was the irresistible smell of Omani bread freshly baked at the campfire? Or maybe the anticipation of a delicious brunch with a unique desert backdrop. Our recommendation: Get up early and let the pleasures begin.
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The
Experience

How a trip could look like.

Our Story

The sweltering heat of the day still shimmers in waves on the horizon as the sun slowly fades away encompassing the desert landscape in a fabulous spectacle of red shades.

A handful of Bedouin tents stretch softly along the bottom of a dune where a young Omani is lighting up a campfire as others are busy with last preparations. In the distance a small camel trek is slowly closing in: “The guests are coming”, a voice calls softly.

What seems like a scene from long ago in fact belongs to the everyday lives of Stefan and Philip. They sit relaxed in front of a tent, gently sipping Omani tea, peering into the distance and wait for the arrival of the new guests.

The qualities of the vast and empty Wahiba Sands desert still have an almost hypnotic effect on both - absolute silence endless expanse and the star-filled desert night.

"If you really want to experience the Orient you need to see the desert," says Stefan. Out there in one of the most beautiful sand deserts globally has proven to be the ideal place for such an experience.

The Oman is nothing less than a passion for the two Canvas Club founders and their company a declaration of love to the people and the nature of the country.

"When I came to Oman six years ago to work in the tourism industry I wanted to experience my own little oriental adventure," says Philip about the humble beginnings of the venture.

What he discovered at first was the overwhelming and impressive friendliness of the Omani people. He soon found new friends who invited him to camel expeditions desert crossings and visits to the spectacular oases. His enthusiasm for Oman quickly grew great with these experiences. So great in fact that he tempted Stefan to come to Oman, too.

"Because of his stories I traded my job in logistics management in Germany for this one," laughs Stefan. "And I have not regretted it for a second!

The magic of the ancient landscapes mesmerizes him ever since. "It is like returning to the place of human origins. Going into the desert is pure exhilaration a mental cleansing ritual that opens the senses”, Stefan says enthusiastically.

The idea behind Canvas Club - offering an authentic desert experience off the beaten track - developed almost inevitably for the two friends.

"The impetus for creating the Canvas Club was our personal enthusiasm, according to the motto: “Folks you really need to see this”, reveals Philip.

The objective was clear right from the start - to harmoniously combine traditional Arab culture and world-class luxury. The logical answer: Glamping!

"Everything we do here is as close to the traditional Omani Bedouin culture as it can be! Just much more luxurious and in a setting offering privacy that is in complete harmony with nature and the desert”, says Stefan.

From the arrival by camel to the freshly baked Omani bread made directly in front of the tent at Canvas Club native Omanis are completely involved and ensuring the authenticity of the experience while Philip and Stefan arrange everything else.

"An authentic experience only works if one does not push into another culture like a foreign body", emphasizes Stefan. Canvas Club therefore deliberately focuses on German-Omani teamwork. "In fact we work as friends", he adds.

The philosophy of Canvas Club is the fusion of European comfort and Arab culture. "Where in the world can you enjoy a Bedouin shower and at the same time marvel at the spectacular star-filled sky," says Philip proudly. This philosophy accompanies all desert camping travelers as well as those interested in individually tailored tours across the Orient.

"If you come to us you should experience nothing less than your own little oriental adventure", says Stefan while setting out to receive the new guests, "… and take home a once in a lifetime experience that will remain unforgettable."

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Canvas Club Tents is a brand of the German Tour Operator FiveOneNorth

FiveOneNorth tailors unique travel experiences and extraordinary events worldwide, serving its exclusive circle of private customers and partners on the highest possible level.

Philip Eichkorn

Managing Partner
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After completing his vocational training in tourism management at one of the leading German luxury travel organisers, he gathered valuable experience while completing a degree in tourism with an integrated internship in Germany and Finland.

After several years as Sales & Marketing Manager for worldwide largest adventure travel company, he decided to continue his career in the Sultanate of Oman. As Business Development Manager for DMC, a leader in the German high-end segment, he was responsible for the larger German-speaking market for two years.

After selling his first travel packages at the age of 17 and travelling more than 70 countries, Eichkorn founded FiveOneNorth together with Stefan Ullsperger in 2015. It is his own company for travel design and advising and also represents the interests of the luxury camping company the founders established in Oman, Canvas Club.

Stefan Ullsperger

Managing Partner
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He completed his Bachelor and Master in Business at Maastricht University, Rotterdam School of Management, and Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá before choosing a management program lasting several years at the worlds’ largest food producer in Frankfurt.

After several stays abroad, he joined an organiser of travels to luxury boutique hotels as Managing Director, leading the finance and marketing departments for nearly two years.

After spinning off Canvas Club, a luxury brand he developed together with Philip Eichkorn, he founded FiveOneNorth, which is specialized in high-value travel design, consulting, and the representation of travel organisers and hotels in the German-speaking world.