Explore Oman

7 days tour with English speaking driver/guide

Day 01 Arrival in Muscat
Arrival in Muscat International airport. Meet and greet and transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Al Falaj Hotel.

Day 02 Muscat – Nakhl – Wadi Bani Awf – Jabal Shams
At 9:00 am 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 then 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 the Jebel Shams resort. (B/L/D)

Day 03 Jabal Shams – Nizwa – Sayq Plateau – Nizwa
After breakfast, you will leave the hotel at 9:00 am and proceed to 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. You will then drive towards Jebel Akdar via Birkat al Mawz. Lunch is on your own. Jebel Akdar in Arabic means “Green Mountains” and this region of the most verdant outside of Salalah and the Batinah Coast. One of the most scenic areas in Oman, coupled with the friendly local inhabitants, this region is a natural spot for tourism. Points of interest include the towns of Wadi Bani Habib, Saiq and Al Ayn, where local farmers raise grapes, pomegranates, apricots and walnuts. The climate is moderate year round as the mean altitude is about 1800 meters. Also of interest is the lookout over the canyon recently named Diana’s Point, for the late Princess of Wales who spent time here in the late 1980’s. Return to Nizwa. Overnight in Falaj Daris Hotel. (B)

Day 04 Nizwa – Wahiba Sands
Breakfast in the Hotel. At 8:30am you continue the tour and your first visit is 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. Later you drive to undulating golden sands. Lunch is on your own. 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 05 Wahiba – Wadi Bani Khalid – Ras al Had
Breakfast at the camp site. At 9:00 am proceed to Wadi Bani Khalid you 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, Proceed to Sur and visit dhow yards and you might see the dhow still being made by hand. Lunch is on your own. Continue the journey to Ras Al Jinz and check in at the Hotel. Overnight at Turtle Beach Resort (King Fish rooms). After dinner around 10:00pm leave for the famous turtle beach to watch turtles laying their eggs and nesting. Return to the resort for overnight. (B/D)

Day 06 Sur – Wadi Shab – Fins – Bimah – Muscat
After breakfast you leave the Hotel at 9:00 am and proceed along the coastal road. You will make a 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 a 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. Overnight at Al Falaj Hotel. (B/L)

Day 07 Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure. Transfer to the airport for departure. (B)

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PRICES

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, land only, US dollars

 

1st Feb to 30th April 2016
2 – 4 people $1790
5 – 8 people $1720
Single room supplement: $395

1st May to 30th Sep 2016
2 – 4 people $1760
5 – 8 people $1685
Single room supplement: $365

1st Oct 2016 to 30th April 2017
2 – 4 people $1800
5 – 8 people $1725
Single room supplement: $405

PRICE INCLUDES:

Accommodation on twin sharing basis, bed and breakfast
Dinner on day 1 & day 3
4×4 Land cruiser for 5 days as mentioned
Transfers from airport-hotel-airport
English speaking driver – guide
Entrance fees at the forts & turtle watch
Water & soft drinks

NOT INCLUDED:
Air fare
Meals not listed, snacks
Any items of personal nature such as alcohol, laundry, telephone etc
Visa charges if any
Trip insurances