Explore Oman

4 day tour with English speaking driver/guide

Day 01 Muscat – Nakhl – Wadi Bani Awf – Jabal Shams
At 9:00am you will meet your tour guide and escort you to the 4 wheel drive for your journey along the Batinah coast. Batinah is the most fertile region of Oman. Your first stop will be in Nakhl to see a 17th century fortress that is spectacularly perched on a rocky prominence in the foothills of the Western Hajars and the village. Nakhl is also famous for its mineral-laden hot springs. Lunch packets can be arranged at optional cost. You make your way through Wadi Bani Awf to Bilad Seyt one of the most beautiful remote villages. The path through the narrow gorge is a connection between two little settlements. It is a spectacular drive through the mountains to Al Hamra. From here you proceed to Jabal Shams mountains and check in at hotel. Dinner and overnight at Jabal Shams Resort. (L/D)

Day 02 Jabal Shams – Nizwa – Wahiba Sands
After breakfast you leave the hotel at 8:30am and continue the tour towards old capital of Oman, Nizwa and visit the souq showcasing a wonderful array of handicrafts – coffee pots, swords, leather goods, silverware, antiques, and household utensils. Then visit Nizwa fort, which completed in the 1650’s, was the seat of power during the rule of the Al Ya’ruba dynasty and is Oman’s most visited National monument. Lunch is at your own expense. Later you drive to undulating golden sands. The great Wahiba sands are longitudinal dunes 200 km long and 100 km wide running south from the Eastern Hajars to the Arabian Sea. This is the traditional home of the Bedouin, hardy spirited people who know how to survive in these harsh desert conditions. You are invited to meet with a Bedouin family and gain an intimate insight into their traditional lifestyle. Dinner and overnight at Safari desert camp. (B/D)

Day 03 Wahiba – Wadi Bani Khalid – Ras al Had
Breakfast at the camp site. At 8:30am continue your tour towards Wadi Bani Khalid. Reach the magnificent Wadi. The pools are cool, deep and absolutely stunning and the silky water perfect for a long swim. After spending some time here, continue to Sur and visit the dhow yards, and you might see the dhows still being made by hand. Lunch is at your own cost. Continue the journey to Ras Al Jinz and check in at the hotel. Overnight at Turtle Beach Resort (King Fish room). After dinner around 10:00pm leave for the famous turtle beach to watch turtles laying their eggs and nesting. (B/D)

Day 04 Sur – Wadi Shab – Fins – Bimah – Muscat
After breakfast depart the hotel at 8:30am and proceed along the coastal road. You will make stop in Wadi Shab. Take a hike up one of Oman’s scenic wadis. At the end of Wadi Shab there is a swim through the famous keyhole into the secluded swimming hole. After spending some time there, you continue to Fins Beach where you have an optional picnic lunch on the white sandy beach. After lunch you will visit the Bimah sinkhole, a geological formation of the karst topography and a scenic wonder, before you pass through some spectacular mountain scenery up the coast as you make our way back to Muscat and drop off in your hotel in Muscat. (B/L)

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PRICE PER PERSON

Prices are per person, double occupancy, US Dollars

1st Feb to 30th April 2016
2 – 4 people $1180
5 – 8 people $1110
Single room supplement: $195

1st May to 30th Sep 2016
2 – 4 people $1160
5 – 8 people $1095
Single room supplement: $175

1st Oct 2016 to 30th April 2017
2 – 4 people $1190
5 – 8 people $1120
Single room supplement: $185

PRICE INCLUDES:

3 Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis (1 night at Jabal Shams resort, 1 nights Safari desert camp and one night at Turtle beach resort)
Meals as specified in the program
4×4 Land cruiser for 4 days as mentioned
English speaking guide cum driver
Entrance fees at the forts & turtle watch
Water & soft drinks

NOT INCLUDED:

Air fare
Any items of personal nature such as alcohol, laundry, telephone etc.
Visa charges if any
Any meals other than mentioned
Accommodations prior to Day 1
Airport transfers
Trip insurance