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$1807 Outdoor Activities

7 Day Oman Adventure

DAY 1 SundayBe picked up from your hotel or the airport. This day offers free time for you to explore and relax in walking distance to the beach and dining possibilities. Overnight Ramada Muscat. DAY 2 Monday (B,L) Highlights of Muscat. Today you visit the 5th largest mosque in the world, the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Passing by the diplomatic quarter, you will be taken to the oldest and largest market in the country, Muttrah souq. Finally, see Muscat on a boat cruise while sipping your first ever Omani kahwa a way to wrap up the day! Overnight Ramada Muscat. DAY 3 Tuesday (B,D) Coast, Wadis and Turtles. We start the day with a leisurely hike through the twin wadis of Shab and Tiwi. Arriving to the fishing town of Sur, the home of Omani traditional Dhows (boat). At night, you will get the opportunity witness sea turtles coming to the shore and laying eggs! Overnight Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve. DAY 4 Wednesday (B,D) Sand & Stone. We embark on a stunning coastal drive this morning before reaching Wadi Bani Khalid where water flows all year round. And for the main destination of the day, you traverse through the elevations of the vast Wahiba desert. Overnight Sama Al Wasil Camp. DAY 5 Thursday (B,D) The Green Mountain. Get in your 4wd and drive towards the nearby town of Ibra. The drive now takes you to Jebel Al Akhdar, the home of Omani rosewater. From Saiq plateau, you will have the perfect view of the terraces. Just at the foot of the mountain is Birkat Al Mauz, a magical place particularly during sunset. Continue to Nizwa for the night. Overnight Nizwa Hotel Apt. DAY 6 Friday (B,L,D) Nizwa. The Cultural Capital Explore the cultural capital of the country- Nizwa. As it is a Friday, you have the opportunity to watch the bargaining at the animal market where the herders bring their cattle to be auctioned once a week. This is followed by a photo stop at Nizwa Fort (entry to the fort is optional). Another beautiful castle, Jabreen, and another UNESCO site, Bahla Fort (photo stop only) are in your way before driving to Al Hamra. To the west of Al Hamra lies the road winding up Jebel Shams, the mountain of the sun. Enjoy the breathtaking views before checking in at your mountain resort. Jabal Shams Resort  DAY 7 Saturday (B) Wadi Bani Awf to Muscat. Another reason to get up so early: old village of As Sab on top of the mountain. Your rugged route to Muscat consists of a stop at the charming village of Bilad Sayt, followed by one of the most exhilarating off-road ride through Wadi Bani Awf. Visit the hot springs of Nakhl before heading towards Muscat, where your unforgettable journey ends.

$1385 Multi-day & Extended Tours

BLISSFUL OMAN

DAY 01: ARRIVAL MUSCAT. Overnight at 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 drive to visit Seeb fish Market.  DAY 03: MUSCAT – NIZWA 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.  DAY 04:  NIZWA – JABEL SHAMS – NIZWA Morning visit the powerful Fort with its massive Circular Cannon Tower, one of the most impressive forts in Oman and the traditional Souq. Al Hamra and Misfah to see one of the oldest villages of this region.  The traditional mud houses dated back from 400 years are still occupied.Thereafter drive to visit Wadi Gul & Wadi Nakhar the remote villages exactly at the drop point of great canyon. Then proceed to Jabel Shams DAY 05:  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. Evening watch spectacular sunset from top of the dunes. BBQ dinner and over night at desert camp. DAY 06: 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. Then drive to you visit Sur, renowned for its dhow shipyard in former times.  After an early dinner you will visit the turtle sanctuary at Ras Al Jinz, where at night the Green Turtles DAY 07 SUR –QUIRAT-QALHAT-MUSCAT.Visit the fish jetty and dhow factory . Visit the Sineslah Fort. The ruins of Bibi Miriam's Tomb can be seen at the village of Qalhat on coastal road to Muscat. Stop at Fins beach. Our next stop is the Bimah Sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with blue green water at the bottom.Proceed to Wadi Arbayeen which has refreshing deep pools of water set among the date palms.  DAY 08 DEPARTURE TRANSFER

$655 Multi-day & Extended Tours

CULTURAL TOUR OF OMAN

DAY 01: MUSCAT – NIZWA-BAHLA-JABREENToday you will drive to visit 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, 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 and you will visit a potter’s workshop (not possible on Fridays and Public Holidays). Later visit. Al Hamra one of the oldest villages & up to 400 years old mud houses are still occupied. Also visit the Al Hamra Falaj system.DAY 02: NIZWA – WAHIBA – RAS AL JINZMorning visit the powerful Fort with its massive Circular Cannon Tower, one of the most impressive forts in Oman and the traditional Souq.  Later 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. Drive to 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.  Enjoy the ambiance of the Wadi. On arrival at Sur check in at Hotel and after an early dinner (own arrangements) drive to 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 then return to Hotel at late night for the overnight.DAY 03:  RAS AL JINZ –BIMAH SINKHOLE-WADI ARBAYEEN-MUSCATMorning you visit Sur, renowned for its dhow shipyard in former times. There after you can start your fascinating coastal trip to Muscat. The road leads through scenic countryside and rugged mountains to the small fishing towns. On the coastal road you stop at Bibi Miriam Mausoleum in Qalhat. Later you visit Wadi Tiwi, an oasis well known for its lemon and date plantations and then proceed to Fins beach. Visit the picturesque Wadi Arbayeen with its deep pools of water set among the date palms. We then proceed to the Bimah sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with blue green water at the bottom. On clear sunny days while driving along the coast one might chance to see sharks in the deep blue waters or fleet footed Gazelles sprint across the landscape.

$695 Multi-day & Extended Tours

TREASURES OF OMAN

DAY 01: MUSCAT-WADI SHAB- QALHAT-RAS AL HADDTour will start from hotel at 8h30 AM and take you for an incredible journey. Start the tour by going towards Bimah sinkhole, the clear blue-green water and accessible steps will give you the opportunity to go for a swim if you wish. Continue to Wadi Shab which means a “wadi between the cliffs”, enjoy a walk through the wadi, walking shoes are strongly recommended. Going up the wadi you will soon see pools appearing before you and you may also enjoy a refreshing swim in those pools. Enter Wadi Tiwi with its green pools and lush plantations. We head onto Qalhat famous for its history of exports to and imports of spices from India. Looking over at Qalhat is the Bibi Mariam Tomb (closed for archeological searches).Your next stop will be in Sur, another town famous for its trading Dhow Building Yard. The turtles come to lay their eggs at night and this experience is a memorable one.Night at a camp in Ras Al Hadd DAY 2: RAS AL HADD- JALLAN BANI BU ALI, AL HAMOODA MOSQUE-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 Jallan Bani Bu Ali, Al Hamooda Mosque …. 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 a desert camp DAY 03: WAHIBA SANDS-WADI BANI KHALID-IBRA-MUSCATAfter 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 of green pools and waterfalls.Coming to Muscat, stop at Al Mudayrib and Ibra for a closer look at the watchtowers proudly looking over villages from the top of the hills.Return to 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