6 Nights/7 Days
Day 1: Muscat Arrival
You will be met, on arrival, by our representative and transferred to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day2: Half Day Muscat City TourMorning, you will be met at the hotel for a half day City Tour. The tour begins with a visit to the beautiful Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque one of the largest mosques in the Middle East. Visit the Bait Al Zubair Museum, exhibiting the wealth of Oman’s history and thus imparting knowledge about the country’s rich culture and traditions to the visitor. Later you drive along the picturesque Corniche to the once walled district of Muscat. You will have photo stops at the residence of his Majesty Sultan Qaboos, the Al Alam Palace, which is flanked by the 16th century Portuguese forts Mirani and Jalali. Later, you will be strolling through Muttrah Souq, where you can bargain for handicrafts and silver items. Overnight at the hotel in Muscat.
To enter Grand Mosque Ladies should be fully covered with scarf and wear full sleeves shirt and Men are not allowed to wear shorts
Grand Mosque Opening timings: Saturday – Thursday from 0800 – 1100
Bait Al Zubair Opening timings: Saturday – Thursday from 0900 – 1300 and 1600 to 1900
Day3: Nizwa – Bahla – Jabrin
Today you drive to the Historic town of Nizwa, Oman’s Cultural Capital. You will visit the powerful Fort with its massive Circular Cannon Tower, one of the most impressive Forts in Oman and the Traditional Souq. You proceed to Jabrin castle built in 17th century is one of the finest of its kind. Its magnificent plasterwork, the carved doors and the painted wooden beams of the ceilings makes this castle amazingly different. Thereafter continue to Bahla, one of the oldest small towns of Oman and in the 12th century the capital of the tribe living in the region. As the monumental fort is closed for renovation only a photo stop is planned. Bahla is also famous for its pottery. Overnight at the hotel in Nizwa.
Nizwa & Jabrin forts are open Saturday – Thursday: 0900 – 1600 & Friday: 0800 – 1100
Day 4: Wahiba Sands
Morning drive to Wahiba sands, via the Traditional Old Omani village Ibra, Al Mintrib. You will stop at each place for photo sessions. Your first destination today is Wadi Bani Khalid, an oasis spot in the middle of the barren and dry mountains. It is one of the most beautiful wadis in Oman and its pools with clear deep blue water give you an opportunity to take a refreshing dip. 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. The ever-changing patterns of the dunes are a photographer’s delight. After some exciting sand dune driving which offers excellent thrills and chills for all, you will have lunch at a local restaurant. Maybe, you may even feel like going on a short camel ride (own cost), before checking into the Camp. Overnight at the Camp in Wahiba.
Day 5: Sur – Ras Al Jinz
Today you will drive to Sur, which in the past was renowned for its dhow shipyard. Unfortunately, the operation at the yard has completely been shut down. Now check-in at the hotel. After an early dinner you will visit the turtle sanctuary at Ras Al Jinz, where at night the Green Turtles, after a journey of thousands of kilometers will come ashore to lay their eggs. You will then return to hotel for the overnight. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Muscat
Drive along the coast to Muscat via Wadi Shab. En route you will see lush villages surrounded with dates, lemon and mango plantations. Wadi Shab – an oasis spot in the middle of the barren and dry mountains. It is one of the most beautiful wadis and its pools with clear deep blue water give you an opportunity to take a refreshing dip. On the coastal road you stop at the limestone Sinkhole in Bimah and then continue to Fins and finally reach Muscat and check-in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Muscat Departure
Departure transfer from the hotel to the Muscat International Airport for onward flight
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