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Country: Oman
City: Muscat
Duration: 9 Day(s) - 8 Night(s)
Tour Category: Classic Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

DISCOVER MAGICAL OMAN

 

Day 1  - Arrival 

 

Arrival to Muscat & transfer to the hotel.

 

Overnight stay at Al Falaj hotel, Muscat

 

Day 2   -  Nakhal +Ar Rustaq +  Muscat City tour

This morning & after breakfast will start our tour to Al Batinah Governorate by visiting Nakhal fort &  Al Thawarah spring . Then move to Ayn Al Kasfah ( Al Kasfah spring ) in Ar  Rustaq. When we our way back will start the city tour in Muscat.

Muscat offers the visitor a unique opportunity to witness a modern commercial center existing in harmony with its traditional culture. With its Natural Harbour, Muscat means 'Anchorage' and lies in natural volcanic bowl. Our tour of the Grand mosque*(except Friday) and Bait Al Zubair Museum (except Friday) is a brief introduction that traces Oman's history and development. Drive along the waterfront cornice visiting the Fish market and the colorful Mattrah Souq. We proceed for photo stop to magnificent Al Alam Palace, official palace of his Majesty Sultan Qaboos, flanked by the 16th century Portuguese forts Mirani & Jalali

*Dress code for Grand Mosque: long sleeves and full-length trousers for men and women. Ladies to be fully covered with scarf

 

Overnight stay at Al Falaj hotel, Muscat


Day 3     -  Muscat / Coastal Road / Sur / Ras Al Jinz

After having breakfast will start our tour to the oriental region by visiting Wadi Dayyqah Dam, then continue driving through wadi Al Arbyeen to reach the main road. After that will continue the trip to , Wadi Shab, Wadi Tiwi, Sur & Ras Al Had. In the night, visit to Rus Al Jinz Turtle Reserve

 

Overnight stay at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve

 

Day 4     - Ras Al Jinz / Wadi Bani Khalid / Wahiba Sands

 

After breakfast we start our tour to Wadi Bani Khalid – a beautiful oasis spot in the middle of the barren and dry mountains. Opportunity swim in the Wadi. Then we move to the Wahiba Sand ( Al Sharquiyah sand). A breathtaking tour through the sand dunes where we also have the chance to visit Bedouin families and enjoy the sunset.

 

Guests can also book optional activities like camel riding to see the sunset. 

 

Overnight stay at a Safari Camp in the desert on Half Board.

 

Day 5    - Wahiba Sands / Ibra/Birkat Al- Mouz/Jabal Shamas

 

Breakfast at the camp and adventures drive out of the sand dunes. Then we move from the Al Sharqiah Sands & then will visit women market in Ibra.   Continue the trip to the Al Dakhlyah Region, the interior part of the country.  We then move forward to visit the Birkat Al- Mouz (Oasis ) .Then proceed to Jabal Shams which is the highest point in GCC.

 

Overnight stay at Jabal Shamas Resort on Half Board.

 

Day 6     -  Al Nakhar/ Misfa / Bhala / Jibreen/Nizwa

 

After breakfast, we proceed to Al Nakhar to have a walk inside the Wadi & between the mountains. Then will visit Misfa (Old village) & traditional houses. After that will proceed to Bahla fort (photo stop), & will visit Jibreen castle. 

Overnight stay at Falaj Daris hotel in Nizwa

 

Day 7    - Nizwa / Jabal Al Akhdar/ Muscat

Nizwa, the old capital of Oman, visit the lively Nizwa Souq (the local Market ) where you can find potteries, silver, gold, traditional weapons and cattle market.

Then proceed to “Green Mountain”, Jabal Al Akhdar, where you can see the growing of different kinds of fruits and trees. Jebel Al Akhdar is also the home of the famous Omani rose water. After that mountains experience we move to Muscat.

 

Overnight stay at Shangri-La Al Waha (Superior Pool View), Muscat

 

Day 8    - Dolphin Watching & Snorkeling (03 hours)

Check out the hotel (if we did not get the late checkout free) and store the luggage at the hotel and proceed to Marina at 9.00am from the hotel. Dhow will leave at 10.00am for Dolphin watching and Snorkeling.

 

Day 9 - Departure

After breakfast in the hotel, stay leisurly at the hotel until check out time and transfer to airport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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