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$1715 Multi-day & Extended Tours

CLASSICAL OMAN

DAY 01: ARRIVAL MUSCAT. Overnight in Muscat Hotel. DAY 02: HALF DAY MUSCAT CITY TOURThe tour begins with a visit to the beautiful Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque one of the largest mosques in the Middle East. Later you visit Bait Al Zubair Museum. Overnight in Muscat Hotel. DAY 3: MUSCAT-WADI ARBYEEN-BIMMAH SINK HOLE-WADI SHAB-RAS AL HADDIt 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. You will then stop at Wadi Shab which means a “wadi between the cliffs”, enjoy a walk through the wadi, walking shoes are strongly recommended. Overnight in Ras al Hadd.DAY 04: RAS AL HADD-SUR DHOW FACTORY-WADI BANI KHALID-WAHIBA DESERTBuffet Dinner and Overnight stay at Desert Wahiba Sands DAY 05: WAHIBA-SINAW-BIRKAT AL MOZE-NIZWA After breakfast, you will leave behind you this beautiful desert and continue your journey to Traditional village Sinaw. Continue tour proceed toward Foot of Jabel Akhdar and you will stop on the way to see the old village of Birkat Al Mawz, walking through the plantation and small streets with old crumbling houses. Overnight in Nizwa Hotel DAY 06: NIZWA-JABREEN CASTAL-BAHAL FORT & OSIS-JABEL SHAMS- NIZWAOvernight in Nizwa hotel DAY 07- NIZWA FORT & SOUQ-MUSCAT AMOUAGE PERFUME FACTORY-MUSCAT HOTELOvernight in Muscat Hotel. DAY 08: MUSCAT DEPARTURE-ARRIVAL TO SALALAH AIRPORT-TRANSFER TO HOTELOvernight in Salalah Hotel. DAY 09:  SALALAH HALF DAY CITY TOUR DAY 10: FULL DAY EAST & WEST SALALAHThe excursion begins in the morning with a visit to the old fishing village of ‘Taqah’, famous for the manufacture of ‘Dried Sardines’ & its traditional & old ‘Dhofari Houses’. Visit the century old ‘Taqah Castle’, the former official residence of the ‘Wali’ (Governor) of the region & obtain a glimpse into the rich history of the region.DAY 11:  LEISURE IN HOTELFull day Leisure in HotelDAY 12:  FINAL DEPARTURE TO SALALAH AIRPORT

$415 Multi-day & Extended Tours

FROM COAST TO DESERT

DAY 01 SCENIC COASTAL ROAD AND TURTLESYour guide will pick you up at 8:30 AM and you will start by going towards Quriyat, which lies on the east coast at the end of a sandy plain overlooked by the Eastern Hajar Mountains. Near Dibab is Bimah sinkhole with its inviting clear green waters, concrete steps lead down the side making swimming possible. The route continues along the coastline and we’ll stop at Fins with its famous “White Beach” tucked beneath the cliffs, white sandy beaches with incredible turquoise sea. The picture perfect postcard.The journey continues along the coast and through the coastal village of Tiwi. Enter Wadi Tiwi with its blue-green pools of water surrounded by palm trees. Overlooking Qalhat is Bibi Mariam Tomb, standing proudly on top of the hill. Qalhat is one of the oldest town and seaports of Oman. (Closed for archeological searches)Your next stop will be in Sur, another town famous for its trading and still now famous for its Dhow Building Yard. The sheltered lagoon is a perfect picture with all the white houses of Sur in the background and old Dhows floating …or not…in the lagoon.Arrive at Ras Al Hadd in the afternoon where you can relax before dinner and after go for turtle watching. Night at a camp in Ras Al Hadd Turtle Reserve needs to be booked in advance PM or/and AM but it will be paid directly at the Reserve. DAY 02: WADI BANI KHALID AND WAHIBA SANDS Around 8.30 am you will be met by your tour guide and driver who will escort you to the comforts of our 4 wheel drive to embark on a soft adventurous trip to the great desert of Oman. You will drive through small villages and towns before arriving at Wadi Bani Khalid driving through the mountain offering a panoramic view of the beautiful landscape below. You will pass many pretty villages embedded in the mountains. Here the road winds down to the wadi alongside a large, shallow pool fringed with vegetation & ends at a village. We park our vehicles at this point & continue on a short trek to the deep blue pools of the wadi. If you wish you may enjoy a swim in this glorious grace of nature. It is recommended to wear comfortable clothes & walking shoes for this trip.Continue drive to the great desert of Oman Known as the "Wahiba Sands". Soon you will come face to face with theenormous desert and our experienced drivers drive you through the sand dunes to give you a thrill of dune driving.After enjoy sand dunes. Return Muscat.

$975 Multi-day & Extended Tours

JEWELS OF OMAN

DAY 01: ARRIVE MUSCATYou will arrive at the Muscat International AirportOvernight at Hotel Muscat DAY 2: COAST – WADI SHAB - TURTLES 8h30 AM your guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you for an incredible journey. Start the tour by going towards Bimah sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with inviting blue-green water, concrete steps lead down the side making swimming possible. You will then stop at Wadi Shab which means a “wadi between the cliffs”, enjoy a walk through the wadi, walking shoes are strongly recommended. Overnight at Ras al Hadd. DAY 3: JALAAN BANI BU ALI - WAHIBA SANDSAfter breakfast, you will start by a drive to the Desert via Asellah, following the scenic rocky coastline, to visit the old Mosque in Jalan Bani Bu Ali, Al Hamooda Mosque, that was build in 11th  Century ….. Continue towards Wahiba sands, with its golden sand dunes. Meet a Bedouin family, do some dune bashing which consists in going up and down the dunes like a roller coaster with your 4x4. Enjoy the tranquility of the desert . The night in the desert will be a memorable one.Night at Wahiba Sands.DAY 4: WADI BANI KHALID–IBRA- NIZWA After breakfast, you will leave behind you this beautiful desert and continue your journey to Wadi Bani Khalid, one of the most picturesque wadis in Oman. Take a plunge in the crystal clear waters of the wadi, perfect spot to take memorable pictures ofGreen pools and waterfalls.On your way to Nizwa, stop in Ibra for a closer look at the watchtowers proudly looking over villages from the top of the hills. Nizwa was once the capital of Oman, go through the traditional and craft Souk ….before visiting the Fort with its large circular tower …. The breathtaking view from the tower will showyou how big the plantation is. Overnight in hotel in Nizwa.DAY 5: BAHLA –WADI NAKHR – JEBEL SHAMS Your journey starts with a visit of Bahla, a charming little town surrounded by an old 12 km long wall; visit the place where they make pottery and also the old Fort of Bahla, one of the oldest in Oman. It is UNESCO Heritage site. (Under renovation) Travel to Jebel Shams but before going up the mountain there is an interesting wadi, Wadi Nakhr, a narrow canyon. It is a stunning beautiful place, and is geologically spectacular, being one of the deepest canyons on the planet. Overnight at Hotel Muscat, DAY 06: DEPARTURE TRANSFER

$1225 Multi-day & Extended Tours

A JOURNEY OF OMAN

DAY 01: ARRIVAL MUSCAT You will arrive at the Muscat International Airport. Overnight at Muscat Hotel. DAY 02: HALF DAY MUSCAT CITY TOURVisit Bait Al Zubair Museum. 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.  Evening you will be strolling through Muttrah Souq, where you will be bargaining for handicrafts and silver items. Overnight Muscat Hotel. DAY 03:  NIZWA – JABREEN- BAHLA Today you will have full day visit of the historic town of Nizwa, Oman’s cultural capital.You proceed to Jabrin castle built in 17th century is one of the finest of its kind. Its magnificent plasterwork, 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.Overnight at Nizwa Hotel. DAY 04:  NIZWA – WAHIBA  Morning drive to Wahiba sands, via Birkat A Mauz and Ibra. 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. Evening watch spectacular sunset from top of the dunes. BBQ dinner and overnight at Wahiba Sands.DAY 05: WAHIBA – SUR     Your first destination 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. Dhow building in Sur dates back centuries and is closely linked with the maritime heritage of Oman. From Sur too, in the old days, the Omanis were sailing the seas, mainly to India. Ras Al Jinz, where at night the Green Turtles, after a journey of thousands of kilometers will come ashore to lay their eggs. You then return to Hotel for the overnight Ras Al Hadd. DAY 06 SUR –QALHAT- BIMAH SINKH HOTEL-MUSCAT. Morning after Breakfast first visit ruins of Bibi Miriam's Tomb can be seen at the village of Qalhat on coastal road to Muscat(Photo stop Only). Our next stop is the Bimah Sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with blue green water at the bottom. Overnight in Muscat Hotel DAY 07 DEPARTURE TRANSFER

$1183 Multi-day & Extended Tours

THE TREASURES OF OMAN

DAY 01: ARRIVAL MUSCAT. You will arrive at the Muscat International Airport.Overnight in Muscat Hotel.DAY 02: HALF DAY MUSCAT CITY TOUR Morning, 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. Later you visit Bait Al Zubair Museum.Overnight in Muscat Hotel.DAY 3: MUSCAT-WADI ARBYEEN-BIMMAH SINK HOLE-WADI SHAB-RAS AL HADD 8h30 AM your guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you for an incrediblejourney. You drive further to Wadi Arbaeen, en route you see lush village surrounded with dates, lemon, mango plantations. You will have photo stop at each place. Overnight in Ras al Hadd.DAY 04: RAS AL HADD-SUR DHOW FACTORY-WADI BANI KHALID-WAHIBA DESERTAround 8.30 am you will be met by your tour guide and driver who will escort you to the comforts of our 4 wheel drive to embark on a soft adventurous trip to the great desert of Oman. Your tour will going to start morning 9:00 am. Once you will be in Sur, our guide take you another town famous for its trading and Dhow Building Yard in Sur where boat building.Buffet Dinner and Overnight stay at Desert Wahiba Sands DAY 05: WAHIBA-SINAW-BIRKAT AL MOZE-NIZWA After breakfast, you will leave behind you this beautiful desert and continue your journey to Traditional village Sinaw. Continue tour proceed toward Foot of Jabel Akhdar and you will stop on the way to see the old village of Birkat Al Mawz, walking through the plantation and small streets with old crumbling houses. Overnight in Nizwa Hotel DAY 06: NIZWA-JABREEN CASTAL-BAHAL FORT & OSIS-JABEL SHAMS- NIZWA Your tour start to visit Nizwa, which was once the capital of Oman, go through the traditional and craft Souk where you can buy some souvenirs before visiting the Fort of Nizwa.Overnight in Nizwa hotel DAY 07- NIZWA FORT & SOUQ-MUSCAT AMOUAGE PERFUME FACTORY-MUSCAT HOTEL Morning visit the powerful Fort with its massive Circular Cannon Tower, one of the most impressive forts in Oman and the traditional Souq. Our next point of interest, and the highlight of the tour, is the visit to the Perfume factory «Amouage». Overnight in Muscat Hotel.DAY 08: MUSCAT DEPARTURE.Transfer from hotel to airport for final departure.

$1950 Cultural & Theme Tours

TOUR MALAK 6 DAYS PACKAGE

ItineraryDay 1: Muscat-Sinkhole - Fins Beach - Wadi Shab - Ras Al Hadd Stop At: Wadi Shab, Sur, Ash-Sharqiyah GovernorateThe tour departs Muscat in the morning towards Ras al Hadd . After a photo stop at the Bimah sinkhole (swimming in the sinkhole lake is possible) and the long white Beach of Fins, we arrive towards Wadi Shab, This Wadi is a enormous canyon gorge that is lined with palm trees and impressive indications of what the power of the water coming down from the mountains can do in nature.With a 35 to 40 minute hike up through the canyon Wadi, we arrive at one of several crystal clear water pools. Tourists can swim on through the warm waters from pool to pool. Eventually we come to the last pool where an opening among the enormous rocks allows us to swim into an incredible crevice cave with a small waterfall. Inside, the sunlight filters in from the outside, turning the water into a beautiful turquoise blue whilst water showers down one side of the cave from the wadi beyond.The tour continues to Ras al Hadd. In the evening we take you to the Turtle sanctuary at Ras Al Jinz. Here we will go on a guided beautiful walking tour on the beach at night under the stars, where we have a high chance of seeing Omanis great sea turtles stumbling on to the beach to build a nest and lay the eggs. If you are lucky, you can even see baby turtles hatching from some nests.Overnight in Ras al Hadd HotelDuration: 7 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Turtle Beach Resort, located in Ras Al Had Day 2: Ras Al Had- Sur- Wadi Bani Khalid- Wahiba Sands Stop At: Wahiba Sands, Jalan Bani Buhassan, Ash-Sharqiyah GovernorateIn the morning we will show you the City of Sur, the famous Omanin Dhow Factory, where you can see traditional wooden Dhows being built. And we take you to the old part from Sur where most of the houses there designed by wooden doors and windows. then we will drive onwards to Wadi Bani Khalid, one of the biggest and most beautiful Wadis in Oman. Here you can swim, sunbath, relax in the beautiful scenic Wadi canyons.In the late afternoon we continue to our desert camp in the Wahiba Sands desert, where you relax or take part in an adventurous 4x4 drive in the sand dunes. Then we will watch the stunning sunset of the desert on one of the big sand dunes. We finish the day with a Dinner at the camp.Overnight in Desert Camp.Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Safari Desert Camp, located in the desert ( Wahiba Sands)Day 3: Wahiba Sands-Ibra- NizwaStop At: Ibra Ladies Souk, Ibra, Ash-Sharqiyah GovernorateIn the morning we drive to city of Ibra. There we will visit the old ancient Village of Ibra, which is old almost 1500 years , After Lunch we drive on towards Nizwa, the old capital city of Oman. We will arrive there in the afternoon, and after the Hotel check-in you have free leisure time for the rest of the day.Overnight in Nizwa HotelDuration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Al Dyar Hotel, located in Nizwa Day 4: Nizwa Fort And Market- Green mountain- Birkat Al mawz- Nizwa Stop At: Nizwa Souk, Nizwa, Ad-Dakhiliyah GovernorateWe start the day early to visit the Nizwa Souq. A wide variety of vendors offer their goods in the streets of the souk, Here you can find vegetables, pottery, jewellery, handicrafts and souvenirs which are sold in authentic old market halls that few places can boast. Especially interesting is the Friday cattle market, when the locals from the nearby Villages come to sell their , goats, cattle, sheep and chickens in a circus style open market placeNext to the Souq is Nizwa Fortress. The fort is a museum today and offers splendid views of this ancient town and the surrounding mountains. You can walk around in this impressive fortress and visit its many rooms, passages and towers. The fort is an architectural testimony to the economic and military achievements of the early Yaruba dynasty from the mid-17th century. It was a military stronghold designed to withstand even the strongest of attacks at the time. Even along the corridors, many traps were laid to deter any intruders that might have penetrated the defenses. From Nizwa drive to ( Jebel Akhdar) its knowing as "Green Mountain" it is Considered one of the most scenic areas in Oman, it is a part of Hajar Mountain Range. Jebel Akhdar has so called because of the presence of green terraced gardens surrounding the villages .A variety of fruits like, pomegranates, apricot , apple, olives, Grape, Rose, Peaches, Walnut. are grown here. There are interesting walks in Wadi Bani Habib, Shrejah, Al Ain and Al Aqur. after green Mountain visit birkat Al Mauz, . It has a large Falaj system which supplies water date palms and vegetables for many orchards, its listed to the UNICCO the world heritage and culture. It is worth to spend spend a walking around the village.then back to the hotelDuration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Al Dyar Hotel Located in Nizwa Day 5: Nizwa-Jabren Castle- Misfah Al Abreen- Al Hamra- grand canyon ( Jabal Shams)Stop At: Wadi Ghul - Oman's Grand Canyon, Al Hamra, Ad-Dakhiliyah GovernorateToday we are driving up the Jebel Shams Mountain( Grand canyon). On the way we will make a stop in Jabrin Castle (The castle was originally designed as a residential palace in 1670 by Balarab bin Sultan bin Saif Ya'arubi Dynasti . An extensive renovation was carried out in 1984. The interior includes various furniture and traditional utensils to provide visitors with a taste of period castle lifestyle. The building itself is decorated with elaborate wood carvings, ceiling paintings and stucco work. The castle is open to visitors).Then we drive to Misfath al Abreen. This pictures village lies on a steep slope at the foot of Jebel Shams, a and consists of old homes and narrow streets.it has falaj system for many orchards, date palms and vegetables. It is worth to spend sometimes walking around the village.Then visit ancient village of AL Hamra ,From there we start the drive up the Jebel Shams Mountain to the Resort where we spend the night. After our check-in, you have leisure time the rest of the day. You can spend the afternoon walking around the famous Grand Canyon of Oman. There are many different walking paths to choose from (easy short or difficult and long). The Canyon edge offers spectacular views of the Wadis and valleys belowOvernight in Jebel Shams Resort.Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Jabal Shams Resort, located in Jabal Shams Day 6: Grand canyon- Wadi Bani Auf- Muscat Stop At: Track Wadi Bani Awf, Al Hamra, Ad-Dakhiliyah GovernorateIn the morning we drive down the mountain the other side (east) into the Wadi Bani Awf. This mountain road drive is an exciting offroad experience and offers fantastic views into dramatic canyons and Wadis, as it winds down several K.M before connecting with Wadi Bani Awf. Once we reach the Valley (Wadi Bani Auf), the road leads us through the Wadi while passing numerous small villages. From the end of the Wadi then drive back to Muscat.Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.