- Tour Plan
- English-Speaking Driver
- Entrance Fees
- Airfare- International
- Optional Activities
- Personal Expenses
- Trip Insurance
- Visa Services
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
Muscat – Coastal Road - Sur
Day 01 – Muscat – Coastal road - Sur
At 08:30hrs, you will meet our driver/guide in your hotel in Muscat. Start your journey and proceed along the coastal road heading to Sur. On the way you stop at the Bimah sinkhole, a formation of the karst topography and a scenic wonder. From here it’s a short distance to Fins Beach, a white sandy beach. Continue the tour to Wadi Shab, which translates as a gorge between the cliffs. Only accessible on foot, the path winds its way up the wadi past caves, cliffs and deep pools with the scenery changing at every step. At the end of Wadi Shab there is a swim through the famous keyhole into the secluded world of thrilling fantasy. After spending some time there, you will then proceed to Sur and visit the dhow yards, and you might see a dhow still being made by hand. Check-in at the hotel around 15:30hrs. Overnight at the Sur Plaza Hotel.
After early dinner proceed to Ras Al Jinz to observe the nesting habits of green turtles in Ras al Jinz beach. Return to your hotel after the tour.
Wadi Bani Khalid – Wahiba Sands - Nizwa
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then by 08:30hrs, embark on your tour towards Wadi Bani Khalid, the Lost Shangri La. Starting off at the village with its endless date plantation, we walk on following intricate cave passages weaving through the wadi. The pool is cool, deep and absolutely stunning with silky clear water. You will then drive to the undulating golden sands of the Wahiba Desert.
The great Wahiba Sands are longitudinal dunes, 200 KMs long and 100 KMs 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. (Lunch at optional cost) You then proceed to Nizwa, the old capital of Oman. Visit the souk showcasing a wonderful array of handicrafts - coffee pots, swords, leather goods, silverware, antiques, and household utensils. Check in at the hotel around 16:00hrs for your overnight stay. Overnight at: Falaj Daris Hotel. (B)
Nizwa – Misfat Al Abrein - Muscat
After breakfast at the hotel, depart at 08:30hrs and visit Nizwa fort, which was completed in the 1650s. It was the seat of power during the rule of the Al Ya'ruba dynasty and is Oman's most visited National monument. Then drive towards Bahla, the oldest recorded region of civilization in Oman.
Photo stop at the huge loam fort. The forts main feature is its 7-mile long walls which were patrolled by sentries night and day. Bahla is also known as the pottery capital of Oman. Because of its cultural value, Bahla is placed in the UNESCO’s list of heritage monuments.
From here it is a short distance to the mighty bastion of Jabrin and the crown seat of the Yaruba Dynasty. You will then 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. Picnic Lunch can be served at optional cost. You then proceed back to Muscat and we drop you off at your hotel in Muscat approximately around 16:00hrs. (B)