Welcome to Oman
On arrival at Muscat International Airport you will be met by our local representative and you will be transferred to the hotel.
The Day is free, for you to explore the city at your own pace.
Muscat, Oman’s port capital, sits on the Gulf of Oman surrounded by mountains and desert. With history dating back to antiquity, it mixes high-rises and upscale shopping malls with clifftop landmarks such as the 16th-century Portuguese forts, Al Jalali and Mirani, looming over Muscat Harbor. Its modern, marble-clad Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, with 50m dome and prodigious Persian carpet, can accommodate 20,000 people.
Overnight in Muscat.
Breakfast at the hotel.
You will meet with your driver and guide at the hotel for a half day city tour. Visit the Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the Middle East, followed by the Natural History Museum. Drive along the picturesque Corniche with a photo stop at Al Alam Palace, the residence of his Majesty Sultan Qaboose. The palace is flanked by the 16th century portugueese forts- Mirani and Jalali. Before winding up the tour you will be strolling through Muttrah Souq and then return to the hotel. Enjoy the Lunch at a Rumba Latina restaurant, The Cave Muscat. Drop off to hotel. By evening, transfer to Bait Al Zubair Museum for a visit followed by a sunset cruise along the Muscat coastline on a Traditional Omani Dhow followed by dinner at a restaurant on the cornice.
After check-out at the hotel, you start your fascinating roundtrip with the first leg taking you in south eastern direction along the coast to Sur. The road leads through scenic countryside and rugged mountains to the Wadi Dhaiqa Dam. Stop at the limestone Sinkhole in Bimah and then continue to Fins. Enjoy the white sandy beach at Fins proceed to visit Wadi Tiwi, an oasis well known for its lemon and date plantations. Enjoy your lunch at Wadi Tiwi Hotel, overlooking the beautiful sea. Then proceed to the coastal town of Sur, where you will check in to the Hotel. After an early dinner at the Hotel you will visit the turtle sanctuary at Ras Al Jinz.
Sur is a port city on Oman’s eastern tip. Its shipyards, which still produce traditional wooden vessels, played a pivotal role in Oman’s maritime past. In the city center, Sunaysilah Fort has 4 defensive towers around a courtyard. Exhibits at the Maritime Museum include ship models. Southeast of Sur, green turtles nest at Ras al Jinz Turtle Reserve. To the west, craggy cliffs surround verdant Wadi Bani Khalid Valley.
Overnight in Sur.
After check out at the hotel you will first be taken on a short tour of Sur, renowned in former times for its shipyard, where the dhows, the traditional wooden Omani boats were built. Later we proceed to Wadi Bani Khalid– an oasis spot in the middle of the barren and dry mountains and picnic lunch will be served here. The afternoon is reserved for your desert experience. You drive into the Wahiba Sands, a vast mass of undulating red and white sea of sand. After some exciting sand dune driving with your experienced driver, you may want to go on a camel ride or do some sand skiing before visiting the home of a Bedouin Family in the desert. You will experience traditional Arabic hospitality with coffee and date you will arrive and check-in at the 1000 Nights Camp. Enjoy a BBQ dinner with Omani music and a dance show.
The Sharqiya Sands is a region of desert in Oman, The region was named for the Bani Wahiba tribe. divided between the northern and southern governorates in the Eastern Region. The area is defined by a boundary of 180 kilometers north to south and 80 kilometers east to west, with an area of 12,500 square kilometers
Overnight at the Camp.
After breakfast proceed to the historic town of Nizwa, Oman’s cultural capital. Nizwa’s main places of interest are the Souq and the Nizwa Fort, one of the impressive forts in Oman and then to Jabreen castle. Later proceed to Al Hamra, one of the oldest villages in Oman. Lunch at a local restaurant and later drive up to Jabel Shams, which literally means Mountain of the Sun. Experience an untamed and rugged countryside at Oman's highest peak at 3000 mtrs, often hailed as the Sultanate's own version of the Grand Canyon.
Al Hamra is a 400-year-old town in the region Ad Dakhiliyah, in northeastern Oman. As a province, it is home to a number of villages including the mountainside village of Misfat Al Abryeen, with the village of Ghul to the northwest of the town, and Bimah to the north-northeast.
Overnight Jebel Shams.
Breakfast at the hotel. Prepare for check out.
Visit the hidden and remote village of Misfat Al Abryeen. Embark on a heritage walk through the many plantations in the village to learn about the Falaj system. Drive back to Muscat. Check in and the day is free for leisure.
After breakfast. The day is free until checkout time. The driver will pick you up and drop you to the airport for your onward flight.
AED 8,290/- per person, prices are based on twin sharing.
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights.
Destinations: Muscat, Sur, Wahiba and Al Hamra.
The rates are subject to availability at the time of booking request. In the event if there are rate changes due to an increase in Govt taxes, or hotel charges a surcharge, or BAR rates (Best available rates), we reserve the right to amend the rates without notice. The exchange rate is subject to change. Please ensure that you have secured the relevant visa / entry permits & valid passport. The best source of visa information is the embassy of the country itself.
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Please ensure that the names given to us for reservations match the names in your passport, as hotels, sightseeing tour companies are very particular about name changes. Mismatched names may result in heavy amendment penalties. We strongly recommend travel insurance as part of your package – we have excellent rates with the world’s best companies – please let us know if you wish us to add this to your package.
Economy class airfare from Dubai / Muscat / Dubai.
3 nights accommodation in Jebel Akhdar based on double room occupancy.
Return airport transfers on private car.
Sightseeing tours in Muscat, Sur Wahiba Sands, Nizwa & Al Hamra.
Complimentary travel insurance.
All airline and hotel taxes.