Jewels of Oman
Jewels of Oman
Welcome to Oman where beauty has an address. Upon arrival at Muscat international airport, get transferred to your hotel.
Oman is a country on the Arabian Peninsula. It's diverse terrain of mountains, deserts and seascapes are an outdoor enthusiast's dream comes true. The Country has one of the most diverse environments in the Middle East with various tourist attractions and is particularly well known for Cultural tourism. The capital of Oman, Muscat is described as "Arabia's jewel”, and is green as green can be, and defies being classified as part of a desert country. It was named the Second Best City to visit in the world in 2012.
Overnight stay in Muscat.
Enjoy an early morning Buffet breakfast in the morning. Later go for Head out to sea in search of playful dolphins on this 2.5-hour cruise from Muscat! Cruise by comfortable fiberglass boat, and keep a look out for the fun-loving spinner, bottlenose and common dolphins that frequent the Arabian Sea against the backdrop of Oman’s mountainous coast. Later go for a city tour of Muscat. Visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, an architectural monument, and Bait Al Zubair museum, which showcases Omani heritage with a vast collection of antiques, traditional Omani weaponry, jewellery, costumes, domestic utensils and recreated urban and rural environments. The drive through old Muscat surrounded by steep mountains and flanked by the twin 16th century Jalali and Mirani forts extends to Al Alam Palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos. A stop at Muttrah, the main port area, leads to explore an ancient and colorful souk.
Overnight stay at Muscat.
Enjoy a buffet breakfast at hotel. Proceed towards Ras Al Hadd, including a stopover at Quriyat, a small coastal fishing village and proceed to Tiwi and Fins where a beautiful white sandy beach beckons for a relaxing swim. The journey then continues on the graded track to Wadi Shab, one of Oman's most spectacular wadis, flowing with fresh water most of the year alongside banana plantations and rocky paths, reach Sur and Ras Al Hadd. After dinner, drive towards Ras Al Jinz, a protected Green turtle nesting reserve. During the nesting season, turtles can be seen laying eggs at night.
Overnight stay at Ras Al Hadd.
After breakfast depart to Wahaiba Sands, one of the most fascinating and mysterious deserts in the Arab Gulf region. The Astonishing variety of flora and fauna and the ever changing patterns of dunes are a photographer's delight. It is also home to a few thousand Bedouins, who are known to have inhabited this inhospitable region for at least 7000 years. On arrival at the campsite, guests are welcomed by Bedouins, serving Omani coffee, fresh fruit and mineral water. Skilled drivers will then take guests for exciting dune drive. During night, enjoy moonlit dinner at the camp under millions of twinkling stars.
Overnight stay at Camping Wahaiba Sands.
After breakfast, head towards Wadi Bani Khalid, the evergreen wadi adorned with cascading water, forming a turquoise green pool, ideal for swimming. Reach Muscat return rest of the day is free to discover Oman on their own.
Overnight stay in Muscat.
Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast, and leave Muscat early in the morning, Drive through Fanjah, Izki and Nizwa. Stop at Nizwa for a stroll through the Old Capital of Oman. Reach Al Hamra to visit the scenic Wadi Ghul and stop at the old village of Ghul to see the abandoned Persian ruins. Later drive along Wadi Nakhr, also referred to as the Grand Canyon with breathtaking views. At the end of the Wadi is a village where rugs with bright colors and designs are made by local weavers. Visit the local weaver and haggle for their wares. From here you make our way up to Jebel Shams, the highest peak in Oman at 3000 meters. Picnic lunch at the rim of the canyon. From here you will have an outstanding view deep into the Grand Canyon of Oman. On your way back, you will stop at Misfat Al Abrein, a picturesque village strapped on to the side of a mountain. As you walk around this beautiful village where time has come to a standstill, you will be moved by the simplicity and friendliness of the people.
Return to Muscat in the evening.
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out from the hotel and we proceed to the airport for the departure flight back home.