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Muscat City Tour ½ day

Code: HD – 01

Visit of the magical Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque a splendor of unique Islamic architecture. Stop at the traditional Mutrah Souk for some souvenir shopping. Get a glance at Oman’s culture, tradition and history at the Museum. Stroll along for a view of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos’s Palace, the Al Alam Palace, guarded by the two forts, Fort Jalali and Fort Mirani….. More


Dolphin Watching and snorkeling Code HD – 02

3 Hours You can see the dolphins all year round playing in the waters of Oman. They will play in front of your eyes to the joy of the entire family. This trip will also offer you a chance to get wet and discover life under the sea ….. More


Snorkeling in the Damayniat Island Code HD – 03

½ day The Damayniat Islands are, a protected group of nine islands, abundant with marine life. The islands with their crystal clear waters invite you to snorkel among the most beautiful corals and colorful fish you can find in the Middle East….. More


Sunset Dhow Cruise – Code HD – 04

2 hours Indulge yourself to a perfect end of the day treat, a sunset Dhow Cruise. Watch the sun set behind the coastline of Muscat onboard a traditional Dhow. …..More

Coast and Wadi Shab

CODE: OD – 01

Walk inside Wadi Shab with green pools and enjoy a refreshing swim in those pools.Continue your journey to Wadi Tiwi, with its plantations and its blue-green pools. Stop at Bimah Sinkhole, a huge hole formed by erosion. Here you can take another refreshing swim in the cool, clear green water. ….More


Nizwa – Jebel Shams CODE: OD – 02

Visit Nizwa, stroll along the souk where you can buy silver jewelry, frankincense, intricately handmade Khanjars and more. Visit the 17th Century Fort with its circular tower. Then proceed to the top of Jebel Shams, “Sun Mountain”, to get a spectacular view of the “Grand Canyon”. Stop in Misfat Al Abreen village, set in a stunning landscape above terraced plantations of date palms…..More


Jebel Akhdar CODE: OD – 03

Jebel Akhdar in Arabic means “Green Mountain” but it is also known as the Sayq Plateau. Visit villages with terraced rose plantations that cling vertiginously to the rock walls,. Make your way to the pretty village of Birkat Al Mauz, located at the foot of Jebel Akhdar. Wonder in the old streets of abandoned houses made of mud and straw…..More


Wahiba sands and Wadi Bani Khalid CODE: OD – 04

Do some dune bashing in Wahiba sands, meet a Bedouin family, their hospitality will seduce you, share coffee and dates with them. Continue to Wadi Bani Khalid, one of the largest and most picturesque wadis in Oman where water flows all year round…..More


Sur and Coastal Road CODE: OD – 05

Stop at Bimah Sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with inviting blue-green water.Continue your journey to Sur. By the 6th Century, Sur was an established centre for trade with East Africa. Today the city has retained its reputation as a major Dhow building town. Enter Wadi Tiwi with its blue-green pools of water surrounded by palm trees…..More


Nizwa – Bahla – Jabrin CODE: OD – 06

This tour provides a good insight on Omani history and glorious heritage. Preciously restored, each Fort has its own story. Visit the Fort of Nizwa with its large circular tower and imagine life inside the Fort in the 17th Century. The breathtaking view from the tower will show you how big the plantation is. Bahla is a charming little town surrounded by an old 12 km long wall…..More


Rustaq – Nakhal – Wadi Al Abyad CODE: OD – 07

Rustaq Fort was built four centuries prior to the dawn of Islam in Oman, it is an imposing structure built on three levels, containing separate houses, an armory, a mosque and four towers. Nakhal and its 17thCentury Fort built on the peak of a mountain, surrounded by a beautiful oasis. Enter Wadi Al Abyad, to see the famous “blue pools” and calcite….. More


Barka – Nakhal – Wukan CODE: OD – 08

Witness in Barka the true hustle and bustle of an Arabic market. Small fishing boats are dragged up the beach and bring to the market their trophies. The journey continues to Nakhal and its 17th Century Fort built on the peak of a mountain. Visit Wukan village a small mountain village with spectacular views overlooking the surrounding mountains….. More

From Coast to Desert

CODE: TWD – 01

Day 1: Coast – Wadi Shab and Turtles Stop in Bimah sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater. Continue to Wadi Shab, enjoy a walk through the wadi, and a swim in the pools. Visit Sur, a town famous for it’s Dhow Building Yard.

Day 2: Jalaan bani Bu Ali – Wadi Bani Khalid – Wahiba sands desert Follow the scenic rocky coastline, to visit the old Mosque in Jallan Bani Bu Ali. Continue to Wadi Bani Khalid, one of the most picturesque wadis in Oman. Arrive in Wahiba sands, with its golden sand dunes. Meet a Bedouin family. …..More


Mountain Hidden Treasures CODE: TWD – 02

Day 1: Nakhal – Wadi Bani Awf – Jebel Shams Start the day by a visit of Nakhal Fort, this 17th Century Fort with some stunning views The track to Wadi Bani Awf is an exhilarating trip over the mountains. Stop in Bilad Sayt, a tranquil mountain hamlet then to the top of Jebel Shams.

Day 2: Jebel Shams – Wadi Nakhr – Nizwa – Muscat Explore Wadi Nakhr, a narrow canyon. Continue to Nizwa to visit the Souk and Fort. …..More


Heritage Tour CODE: TWD – 03 Day 1: Wadi Bani Khalid – Wahiba desert Discover Wadi Bani Khalid, one of the most picturesque wadis in Oman. Your journey continues to Wahiba sands, with its golden sand dunes. Meet a Bedouin family. The night in the desert will be a memorable one.

Day 2: Ibra – Nizwa Stop in Ibra for a closer look at the old town of Ibra with mud houses.Head towards Nizwa, go through the traditional and craft Souk and visit the Fort of Nizwa with its large circular tower. …..More

Treasures of Oman

CODE: THD – 01

Day 1: Coast – Wadi Shab and Turtles Stop in Bimah sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with inviting blue-green water. Continue to Wadi Shab, enjoy a walk through the wadi, and a swim in the pools.

Day 2: Jalaan bani Bu Ali – Wadi Bani Khalid – Wahiba sands desert Wadi Bani Khalid, one of the most picturesque wadis in Oman where water flows all year round. Arrive in Wahiba sands, with its golden sand dunes. Day 3: Ibra – Nizwa …..More


Pearls of Oman CODE: THD – 02 Day 1: Wadi Bani Khalid – Wahiba sands Head to Wadi Bani Khalid, one of the most picturesque wadis in Oman, go to Wahiba sands, with its golden sand dunes. Day 2: Ibra – Sinaw – Nizwa Stop in Ibra to look at the old town of Ibra with mud houses. Visit the Souk and Fort in Nizwa. Day 3: Bahla – Jebel Shams – Misfat Al Abreen Visit in Bahla the place where they make pottery and the old fort. Continue to the top of Jebel Shams. …..More

Jewels of Oman

CODE: FOD – 01

Price: 812 OMR for 2 persons

Duration: 4 Days/ 3 Nights

Highlights: Wadi Shab – Turtle Watch – Wadi Bani Khalid – Wahiba – Nizwa

Depart at 9 AM

Day 1: Coast – Wadi Shab and Turtles (L – D)

Your guide will pick you up at your hotel at 9 AM and take you for an incredible journey. Start the tour by going towards Bimah sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with inviting blue-green water. Continue to Wadi Shab, which means a “wadi between the cliffs”, enjoy a walk through the wadi, walking shoes are strongly recommended. Going up the wadi you will soon see pools appearing before you and you may also enjoy a refreshing swim in those pools. If you feel brave enough there is a cave that you can reach by swimming underwater or through a very narrow gorge where your head can nearly fit into. Come back to the car and enter Wadi Tiwi with its green pools and lush plantations.

Your next stop will be in Sur, another town famous for its trading and still now famous for its Dhow Building Yard. The sheltered lagoon is a perfect picture with all the white houses of Sur in the background and old Dhows floating …or not…in the lagoon.

Arrive at Ras Al Hadd in the afternoon where you can relax before dinner and after go for turtle watching. The turtles come to lay their eggs at night and this experience is a memorable one.

Night at Turtle Beach Resort

Entry fees to Turtle reserve not included, 7 OMR/pers.

NOTE: for Wadi Shab – don’t forget to bring along a backpack with towel, bathing suit, sunscreen, good walking shoes, snack bar and water

Day 2: Jalaan Bani Bu Ali – Wadi Bani Khalid – Wahiba sands (B – L – D)

After breakfast, you will start by a drive to the Desert via Asellah, following the scenic rocky coastline, to visit the old Mosque in Jallan Bani Bu Ali, Al Hamooda Mosque, that was build in 11th century, it has 52 domes supported by pillars and a main entrance with carved wooden doors. Drive to Wadi Bani Khalid, one of the most picturesque wadis in Oman where water flows all year round. You can cool down in the green pools or walk up the wadi and see more pools with waterfalls. Your journey continues to Wahiba sands, with its golden sand dunes. Continue towards Wahiba sands, with its golden sand dunes. Meet a Bedouin family, do some dune bashing which consists in going up and down the dunes like a roller coaster with your 4×4. Enjoy the tranquility of the desert at the desert camp before going back up the dune to watch the sunset over the dunes. The night in the desert will be a memorable one.

Night at Sands Dream Camp – 1 DBL Arabic tent

Day 3: Ibra – Sinaw – Nizwa (B – L – D)

After a nice breakfast, leave the golden sand dunes behind you and stop in Ibra for a closer look at the watchtowers proudly looking over villages from the top of the hills. Get the opportunity to see the old crumbling houses with their old teak wooden doors. Continue your journey to Sinaw to visit the local market. Sinaw is at the border of the desert and people are not used to seeing tourists taking pictures. We will ask you to be very respectful while in Sinaw, thank you.

Head for Nizwa which was once the capital of Oman, go through the traditional and craft Souk where you can buy some souvenirs before visiting the Fort with its large circular tower and imagine life inside the Fort in the 17th century. The breathtaking view from the tower will show you how big the plantation is.

Dinner in local restaurant.

Night at Al Diyar hotel – 1 DBL room

Day 4: Bahla – Jebel Shams – Misfat Al Abreen (B – L)

Your journey starts with a visit of Bahla, a charming little town surrounded by an old 12 km long wall; visit the place where they make pottery and also the old fort of Bahla, one of the oldest in Oman.

Travel to the top of Jebel Shams, “Sun Mountain”, Oman’s highest peak, 3009 m. The cooler temperatures will surprise you as you reach the top to get a spectacular view of the “Grand Canyon”.

The stunning landscape will enchant you before heading down the mountain to head for Misfat Al Abreen, set in a stunning landscape above terraced plantations of date palms. This is a rare sight in Oman as most palms are grown on the plains. The ancient houses and ruined watchtower perched on the mountain complete the scene.

Return to Muscat.

Price includes:

  • Pickup and drop off at your hotel
  • 4×4 with English speaking Omani guide
  • 4 days tour
  • Entry fees to Forts
  • 3 night accommodation
  • Full board
  • Water on tour

Prices are subject to availability.

Prices are listed as a guide only. For an exact price quote, please contact us.

DISCOVER OMAN

Code: FID – 01

5 Days/ 4 Nights

Day1: Coast – Wadi Shab and Turtles (L – D) Your guide will pick you up at your hotel at 9 AM and take you for an incredible journey. Start the tour by going towards Bimah sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with inviting blue-green water. Continue to Wadi Shab (optional) which means a “wadi between the cliffs”, enjoy a walk through the wadi, walking shoes are strongly recommended. Going up the wadi you will soon see pools appearing before you and you may also enjoy a refreshing swim in those pools. If you feel brave enough there is a cave that you can reach by swimming underwater or through a very narrow gorge where your head can nearly fit into. Come back to the car and enter Wadi Tiwi with its green pools and lush plantations. Your next stop will be in Sur, another town famous for its trading and still now famous for its Dhow Building Yard. The sheltered lagoon is a perfect picture with all the white houses of Sur in the background and old Dhows floating …or not…in the lagoon. Arrive at Ras Al Hadd in the afternoon where you can relax before dinner and after go for turtle watching. The turtles come to lay their eggs at night and this experience is a memorable one. Night at Turtle Beach Resort Entry fees to Turtle reserve not included, 7 OMR/pers.

Day 2: Wadi Bani Khalid – Wahiba sands desert (B – L – D) After breakfast, you will start by a drive to Wadi Bani Khalid, one of the most picturesque wadis in Oman where water flows all year round. You can cool down in the green pools or walk up the wadi and see more pools with waterfalls. Your journey continues to Wahiba sands, with its golden sand dunes. Meet a Bedouin family, do some dune bashing which consists in going up and down the dunes like a roller coaster with your 4×4. Enjoy the tranquility of the desert at the desert camp before going back up the dune to watch the sunset over the dunes. The night in the desert will be a memorable one. You will be invited by a Bedouin family for lunch. Night at Arabian Oryx Camp

Day 3: Wahiba – Nizwa – Bahla (B – L – D) After a nice breakfast, leave the golden sand dunes behind you and after a stop in Ibra head towards Nizwa. Nizwa was once the capital of Oman, go through the traditional and craft Souk where you can buy some souvenirs before visiting the Fort of Nizwa with its large circular tower and imagine life inside the Fort in the 17th century. The breathtaking view from the tower will show you how big the plantation is. Continue your journey to Bahla, a charming little town surrounded by an old 12 km long wall; visit the place where they make pottery and also the old fort of Bahla, one of the oldest in Oman. Dinner in local restaurant. Night at Al Diyar hotel

Day 4: Nizwa – Jebel Shams – Wadi Nakhr (B – L – D) Meet your guide after breakfast to travel to Jebel Shams. Before going up the mountain there is an interesting wadi, Wadi Nakhr, a narrow canyon. It is a stunning beautiful place, and is geologically spectacular, being one of the deepest canyons on the planet. Going inside by car is not easy but you can do a small and easy trek in this wadi where there used to be a village where the main activity was weaving because of the permanent floods, this village disappeared. Your journey then continues to the top of Jebel Shams, “Sun Mountain”, Oman’s highest peak, 3009 m. The cooler temperatures will surprise you as you reach the top to get a spectacular view of the “Grand Canyon”. The stunning landscape will enchant. Night at Jebel Shams Resort

Day 5: Misfah Al Abreen – Wadi Bani Awf – Bilad Sayt – Muscat (B – L) A nice breakfast will prepare you for this big journey in the mountains and villages. Head first towards Misfat Al Abreen, set in a stunning landscape above terraced plantations of date palms. This is a rare sight in Oman as most palms are grown on the plains. The ancient houses and ruined watchtower perched on the mountain complete the scene. The track to Wadi Bani Awf is a stunning, exhilarating trip over the mountains. Deep in Oman’s countryside are many villages that still retain their traditional charm and sense of rural solitude. Perhaps the most appealing of these is Bilad Sayt, a tranquil mountain hamlet tucked away in the mountains. The road or should I say track is steep to go on the other side but worth the trip. Return to Muscat.

7 DAYS TOUR

Day 01: Departure Milan 10.00 am Arrival Muscat 19.35 Overnight at the Hotel RADISSON BLU (breakfast)

Day 02: ASCA meeting with our guide and departure of the fish market of BARKA We continue to FORTE NAKHAL crossing hamra. a road that starts from the top of the mountain becomes a dirt road More than 1000 meters in altitude on some plains overlooking the surrounding canyons, with spectacular scenery on board our 4x 4 Lunch in the shade of the trees in a dry bed of a wadi in dry. At the exit of the valley we will find a regional hospital, in the middle of the nature without access road, in case the road is blocked, everything is transported by helicopter. Ibero lunch and continuation for NAKHI, famous spa of antiquity. Sara’ possible to plunge into a natural pool of hot water. Visit of the NAKHL fort, a prestigious tourist destination. (km 110) Dinner and overnight at Sama Wakan Hertitage homes 4 (breakfast dinner)

Day 03: AL HAMRA – MISFAHJEBEL-JEBEL SHAMS Visit to the traditional village of MISFAH … later visit to the museum of BAIT SAFAH. Continue to WADI GHUL, a spectacular canyon located in the middle of the mountain range where JEBEL SHAMS (mountain of the sun) is located, the highest peak in Oman with 3000 meters of altitude. JEBEL SHAMS is renowned for its weaving villages. The climate here is’ cooler all year round and it is a refreshing stop also offers the opportunity for a traditional meal served in the mountain top camp. Dinner and overnight at SAMA.HIEGTS RESORT 4 (breakfast-dinner) – (234 km)

Day 04: NIZWA BAHLA JABRIN in the morning visit of a BEDUINO VILLAGE to discover their lifestyle. We will go after the assault of the desert dunes and sands. A photographic stop is planned at the pretty VILLAGE OF BIRKAT AL MAWZ. Departure for NIZWA, tourist site for excellence of the sultanate and first Omani capital in the seventh and seventh centuries. NIZWA has known how to retain its charm through the centuries, with its fort and its 1 Normal No Title Font guard tower that protects the city against invaders, Below we will go to the discovery of the FORTRESS OF BAHLA UNESCO world heritage since 1987. The oasis of BAHLA owes its prosperity to the banu nabhan which imposed itself on the other community between the end of the fifteenth century. After the visit to the fort, walk in the ruins of the ancient houses and stop at a ceramic factory. Continue to JABRIN one of the most beautiful forts of Oman, dating back to the seventeenth century. dinner and overnight at DIYAR HOTEL3 ‘(breakfast dinner) – (km 84.4)

Day 05: SUR — WADI BANI KHALID – WAHIBA SANDS In the morning visit of the CITY OF SUR visit to a boat factory and fish market. Afterwards we leave for Wadhi Bani Khalal, a region surrounded by palm trees along with tropical fruit plantations, in the shade of which you can lie down relaxing on the shore of a crystal-clear lake. Possibility of taking a bath before leaving for the magical sands of WAHIBA where the first Bedouin tribes will welcome you, the dunes are great and of a color that goes from yellow to red. They are of the stellar type, ie with sandy crests that develop in all directions because of the wind during the desert crossing, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the sunset on the dunes, take a walk on the back of camel to ditch the dunes during an exciting excursion in jeepí dune bashing), admire the stars around the fire, taste Thalwa / sweet typical of Oman), are the best way to experience the atmosphere of the Omani Dinner and overnight stay AL SAM AL WASIL DESERT camp 4 *Breakfast-dinner) (188 km)

Day 06: WAHIBA SANDS LONG CROSS DESERT BINTAWT DUOUM DUQUM Departure to cross the desert of WAHIBA SANDS, breathtaking scenery. Stops to photograph dunes, vegetation spots, infinite spaces Bedouin and dromedaries. Stop at BINTAWT to admire an extraordinary beauty landscape made of beaches with endless sand dunes. you will arrive at DUQM (km 415-5 hours) overnight at Park Inn Duqum 4 ‘(dinner and breakfast)

Day 07: RELAXATION DAY Overnight at Park Inn Duqum 4′ (dinner and breakfast) Day 08: RELAXATION DAY Overnight at Park Inn Duqum 4 ‘(dinner and breakfast)

THE CROWN TOUR

Code: TED – 01

10 Days/ 9 Nights

Day 1: Arrival Meet and transfer to your hotel Night in a hotel in Muscat

Day 2: Muscat City Tour ½ day The tour begins with a visit to the magical Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque (except on Fridays), a splendor of unique Islamic architecture. From here you will drive through the Ministries and stop for photo or souvenir shop in Shatti District, the most prestigious district in Muscat. Continue and pass by the brand new Royal Opera house (outside only), this building reflects contemporary Omani architecture, and has a capacity to accommodate maximum of 1,100 people. Sultan Qaboos Bin Said has always been a fan of classical music and arts. Pass by Qurum Corniche where Omanis from Muscat like to take a walk at night with their families. Stop at the traditional Mutrah Souk for some souvenir shopping. Get a glance at Oman’s culture, tradition and history at the Museum. You then stroll along for a view of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos’s Palace, the Al Alam Palace, guarded by the two forts, Fort Jalali and Fort Mirani. Please, note that women have to be fully covered from head to ankles and men should wear long trousers in order to be allowed inside the Grand Mosque. Afternoon at leisure Night in a hotel in Muscat

Day 3: Coast – Wadi Shab and Turtles Your guide will pick you up at your hotel at 9 AM and take you for an incredible journey. Start the tour by going towards Bimah sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with inviting blue-green water. Continue to Wadi Shab (optional) which means a “wadi between the cliffs”, enjoy a walk through the wadi, walking shoes are strongly recommended. Going up the wadi you will soon see pools appearing before you and you may also enjoy a refreshing swim in those pools. If you feel brave enough there is a cave that you can reach by swimming underwater or through a very narrow gorge where your head can nearly fit into. Come back to the car and enter Wadi Tiwi with its green pools and lush plantations. We head onto Qalhat famous for its history of exports to and imports of spices from India. Looking over at Qalhat is the Bibi Mariam Tomb (closed for archeological searches). Your next stop will be in Sur, another town famous for its trading and still now famous for its Dhow Building Yard. The sheltered lagoon is a perfect picture with all the white houses of Sur in the background and old Dhows floating …or not…in the lagoon. Arrive at Ras Al Jinz in the afternoon where you can relax before dinner and after go for turtle watching. The turtles come to lay their eggs at night and this experience is a memorable one. Night at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve – 1 DBL room Dinner at hotel Entry fees to Turtle reserve included.

Day 4: Wadi Bani Khalid – Wahiba sands desert Early birds will have a second chance if they wish to go before sunrise and see the turtles, sometimes you can even see the babies coming out of the sand and start a race to the ocean. (To be booked in advance) After breakfast, you will start by a drive to the Wadi Bani Khalid, one of the most picturesque wadis in Oman where water flows all year round. You can cool down in the green pools or walk up the wadi and see more pools with waterfalls. Your journey continues to Wahiba sands, with its golden sand dunes. Meet a Bedouin family, do some dune bashing which consists in going up and down the dunes like a roller coaster with your 4×4. Enjoy the tranquility of the desert at the desert camp before going back up the dune to watch the sunset over the dunes. The night in the desert will be a memorable one. Night in a desert camp

Day 5: Ibra – Nizwa After a nice breakfast, leave the golden sand dunes behind you and after a stop in Ibra for a closer look at the watchtowers proudly looking over villages from the top of the hills. Head towards Nizwa, which was once the capital of Oman, go through the traditional and craft Souk where you can buy some souvenirs before visiting the Fort of Nizwa with its large circular tower and imagine life inside the Fort in the 17th century. The breathtaking view from the tower will show you how big the plantation is. Night in a hotel in Nizwa

Day 6: Birkat Al Mauz – Jebel Akhdar Take a walk in the middle of this palm plantation in Birkat Al Mauz that will take you to the old village where you can see the mud houses. The view point will give you the opportunity to take a great picture of Oman’s natural beauty. Continue your journey to Jebel Akhdar or “Green Mountain” it use to be accessible only by donkey, at present only 4×4 can go there. This mountain offers discovery and adventure. Experience a sense of awe as you witness nature’s primordial beauty as seen in the soaring peeks and plunging canyons. The rise of terraces on extremely steep mountain slopes is particularly impressive. There is a trek that goes from one village to another through the terraces and along the falaj system. Take a picture at the splendid view of the hanging terraces and continue to the remote village of Wadi Bani Habib, which would not look out of place in a cover of the “National Geographic Magazine”. Night in a hotel in Nizwa/ Jebel Akhdar

Day 7: Tanuf – Bahla – Jabrin – Al Hamra – Misfat Al Abreen First encounter the ruins of Old Tanuf, a relic from bombings during the Jabal War. Continue your journey to Bahla, a charming little town surrounded by an old 12 km long wall; visit the place where they make pottery and also the old Fort of Bahla, one of the oldest in Oman at present under renovation. Continue to Jabrin, for a visit of the Fort which was once the home of the Imam and was built to be a Palace at first, before being used for military purposes. The tomb of the Imam is still located in the Fort. The Jabrin Fort is also believed to be one of the first schools in Oman. Visit Al Hamra, where you can find some of the oldest preserved houses in Oman. Your journey ends in Misfat Al Abreen, set in a stunning landscape above terraced plantations of date palms. This is a rare sight in Oman as most palms are grown on the plains. The ancient houses and ruined watchtower perched on the mountain complete the scene. Night in Misfah Old House, an authentic Omani home nestled in a plantation.

Day 8: Wadi Nakhr – Jebel Shams – trek (optional) Meet your guide after breakfast to travel to Jebel Shams. Before going up the mountain there is an interesting wadi, Wadi Nakhr, a narrow canyon. It is a stunning beautiful place, and is geologically spectacular, being one of the deepest canyons on the planet. Going inside by car is not easy but you can do a small and easy trek in this wadi where there used to be a village where the main activity was weaving because of the permanent floods, this village disappeared. Your journey then continues to the top of Jebel Shams, “Sun Mountain”, Oman’s highest peak, 3009 m. The cooler temperatures will surprise you as you reach the top to get a spectacular view of the “Grand Canyon”. The stunning landscape will enchant you. If you are up to it and have enough time, you may do the trek to the Abandoned village. The view of the Grand Canyon all along the trek is just magnificent. It’s a 2h30 return trek and not too difficult. the abandoned village is literally on the cliff face of Wadi an Nakhr; there is no less than about a 900m drop from the village down to the wadi floor. The route follows a narrow donkey track along the edge of the canyon side at an altitude of 1,900m affording amazing views across the wadi and up to Jebel Shams. Sleeping in high altitude will get you closer to the stars. Night in Jebel Shams Resort

Day 9: Wadi Bani Awf – Bilad Sayt – Nakhal – Muscat A nice breakfast will prepare you for this big journey in the mountains and villages. The track to Wadi Bani Awf is a stunning, exhilarating trip over the mountains. Deep in Oman’s countryside are many villages that still retain their traditional charm and sense of rural solitude. Perhaps the most appealing of these is Bilad Sayt, a tranquil mountain hamlet tucked away in the mountains. The road or should I say track is steep to go on the other side but worth the trip. The journey continues to Nakhal and its 17th Century Fort built on the peak of a mountain. Nakhal Fort is one of the most spectacular forts, dramatically located at the edge of the Jebel Akhdar Mountains in northwest Oman. It is surrounded by a beautiful oasis. There is an area with healing warm springs, the most notable being Ayn A’ Thowarah. Its waters run at 45°C and are regarded as a cure for rheumatism and skin diseases due to its sulfur content. Return to Muscat. Night in a hotel in Muscat

Day 10: Departure Transfer from your hotel to the airport. For an exact price quote, please contact, Myriam.

Price includes:

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 4×4 with English speaking Omani guide
  • 10 days/ 9 nights package as described
  • Entry fees to museum
  • Entry fees to Forts
  • Meals as described in program (B) breakfast – (L) lunch – (D) diner

Total price for this package for 2 persons: OMR

11 DAYS TOUR

Day 01: Departure Milan 10.00 am Arrival Muscat 19.35 Overnight at the Hotel RADISSON BLU (breakfast)

Day 02: ASCA meeting with our guide and departure of the fish market of BARKA We continue to FORTE NAKHAL crossing hamra. a road that starts from the top of the mountain becomes a dirt road More than 1000 meters in altitude on some plains overlooking the surrounding canyons, with spectacular scenery on board our 4x 4 Lunch in the shade of the trees in a dry bed of a wadi in dry. At the exit of the valley we will find a regional hospital, in the middle of the nature without access road, in case the road is blocked, everything is transported by helicopter. Ibero lunch and continuation for NAKHI, famous spa of antiquity. Sara’ possible to plunge into a natural pool of hot water. Visit of the NAKHL fort, a prestigious tourist destination. (km 110) Dinner and overnight at Sama Wakan Hertitage homes 4 (breakfast dinner)

Day 03: AL HAMRA – MISFAHJEBEL-JEBEL SHAMS Visit to the traditional village of MISFAH … later visit to the museum of BAIT SAFAH. Continue to WADI GHUL, a spectacular canyon located in the middle of the mountain range where JEBEL SHAMS (mountain of the sun) is located, the highest peak in Oman with 3000 meters of altitude. JEBEL SHAMS is renowned for its weaving villages. The climate here is’ cooler all year round and it is a refreshing stop also offers the opportunity for a traditional meal served in the mountain top camp. Dinner and overnight at SAMA.HIEGTS RESORT 4 (breakfast-dinner) – (234 km)

Day 04: NIZWA BAHLA JABRIN in the morning visit of a BEDUINO VILLAGE to discover their lifestyle. We will go after the assault of the desert dunes and sands. A photographic stop is planned at the pretty VILLAGE OF BIRKAT AL MAWZ. Departure for NIZWA, tourist site for excellence of the sultanate and first Omani capital in the seventh and seventh centuries. NIZWA has known how to retain its charm through the centuries, with its fort and its 1 Normal No Title Font guard tower that protects the city against invaders, Below we will go to the discovery of the FORTRESS OF BAHLA UNESCO world heritage since 1987. The oasis of BAHLA owes its prosperity to the banu nabhan which imposed itself on the other community between the end of the fifteenth century. After the visit to the fort, walk in the ruins of the ancient houses and stop at a ceramic factory. Continue to JABRIN one of the most beautiful forts of Oman, dating back to the seventeenth century. dinner and overnight at DIYAR HOTEL3 ‘(breakfast dinner) – (km 84.4)

Day 05: SUR — WADI BANI KHALID – WAHIBA SANDS In the morning visit of the CITY OF SUR visit to a boat factory and fish market. Afterwards we leave for Wadhi Bani Khalal, a region surrounded by palm trees along with tropical fruit plantations, in the shade of which you can lie down relaxing on the shore of a crystal-clear lake. Possibility of taking a bath before leaving for the magical sands of WAHIBA where the first Bedouin tribes will welcome you, the dunes are great and of a color that goes from yellow to red. They are of the stellar type, ie with sandy crests that develop in all directions because of the wind during the desert crossing, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the sunset on the dunes, take a walk on the back of camel to ditch the dunes during an exciting excursion in jeepí dune bashing), admire the stars around the fire, taste Thalwa / sweet typical of Oman), are the best way to experience the atmosphere of the Omani Dinner and overnight stay AL SAM AL WASIL DESERT camp 4 *Breakfast-dinner) (188 km)

Day 06: WAHIBA SANDS LONG CROSS DESERT BINTAWT DUOUM DUQUM Departure to cross the desert of WAHIBA SANDS, breathtaking scenery. Stops to photograph dunes, vegetation spots, infinite spaces Bedouin and dromedaries. Stop at BINTAWT to admire an extraordinary beauty landscape made of beaches with endless sand dunes. you will arrive at DUQM (km 415-5 hours) overnight at Park Inn Duqum 4 ‘(dinner and breakfast)

Day 07: RELAXATION DAY Overnight at Park Inn Duqum 4′ (dinner and breakfast)

Day 08: RELAXATION DAY Overnight at Park Inn Duqum 4 ‘(dinner and breakfast)

Day 09: DUOM RAS RUMAYSWOODLAND / RAS ALJINZ Departure north to Ras Ruwais-stop to admire this beautiful beach Continuing inward to WOODLAND, a desert with almost white sands where inside opens a forest with deep green hues. Along the coastal road you get to RAS AL JINZ, protected nature reserve where they come to lay down the turtles … Dinner and overnight at TURTLE RESERVE RESORT 4 (469km) visit the beach and reserve in the evening (breakfast- dinner)

Day 1O: RAS AT THE HADD-SINK HOLE WADI SHAB- MASCATE Departure for Muscat. On the way stop at WADI TIWI and QALHAT In the early afternoon stop at WADI SHAB (river rocks) Along the way you will see many fishing villages and beautiful coves with a chance to swim SINK HOLE and QURIYAT small fort) Muscat (km 256) Overnight at the Hotel RADISSON BLU (breakfast

Day 11: MASCATE TOUR OF THE CITY In the morning guided tour of the city, visit to the great mosque of Sultan QABOOS. Following visit to the fish market and the traditional souq of MATTRAH, in the old quarter. Afterwards visit of the forts of AL JALALI and AL MIRANI Stop at the wonderful AL ALAM PALACE, palace of the sultan. continue to the MATTRAH souq and lunch in a local restaurant. free afternoon. Overnight at Hotel RADISSON BLU (breakfast Day 12-FRIDAY 1/02/2019: Airport transfer for Dubai Departure 10,50 Arrival 12.00

12 DAYS TOUR

Day 01: (Muscat) Arrival, meet and transfer to your hotel. Stay Overnight in Muscat.

Day 02: (Nizwa – Round tower fort – Jabrin) After Breakfast depart Muscat toward Nizwa. Nizwa which was once the capital of Oman, go through the traditional and craft Souk where you can buy some souvenirs before visiting the famous Fort with its large circular tower and imagine life inside the Fort in the 17th century. The breathtaking view from the tower will show you how big the plantation is. Dinner in local restaurant. Night Nizwa

Day 03: (Jebel Shams – Misfat Al Abreen) After Breakfast, your journey starts with Travel to the top of Jebel Shams, “Sun Mountain”, Oman’s highest peak, 3009 m. The cooler temperatures will surprise you as you reach the top to get a spectacular view of the “Grand Canyon” The stunning landscape will enchant you before heading down the mountain to head for Misfat Al Abreen, set in a stunning landscape above terraced plantations of date palms. This is a rare sight in Oman as most palms are grown on the plains. The ancient house sand ruined watchtower perched on the mountain complete the scene Lunch in local restaurant. Dinner and Overnight stay at Jebel Shams.

Day 04: (Wadi Bani Khalid – Wahiba Sands Desert) After Breakfast, we continue drive to Wadi Bani Khalid. It is one of the biggest and most beautiful Wadis in Oman. Enjoy a refreshing swim in its cool waters. Lunch in local restaurant. Then we drive towards the Wahiba Sands to experience the magic of a true desert, also visit a local Bedouin family in their home to get a close-up view of their lifestyle and share coffee & dates with the genuine Bedouins. Enjoy the 4×4 dune-bashing and sunset watching from top of the dunes. Enjoy the Camp fire & Dinner, Overnight at Sands Dream Tourism Camp.

Day 05: (Desert crossing – Wild camping) Will starts Desert crossing with (4×4) local Bedouin guide, which is vary adventure 170 KM through driving around 5 hours on the desert. Will having our lunch middle (Under the tree) Stay overnight by the sea side.

Day 06: (Ras Al Hadd) After Breakfast, continue to drive toward Ras Al Hadd. Arrive at Ras Al Hadd in the afternoon where you can relax before dinner and after go for turtle watching. The turtles come to lay their eggs at night and this experience is a memorable one. Overnight stay at Turtle Beach Resort. *Entry fees to Turtle reserve not included

Day 07: (Sur City) After breakfast, go to Sur (to check out the buildup of the traditional dhow) we continue visit Ship factory, and fish market. Stay overnight at Sur

Day 08: (Sur – Back to Muscat) After breakfast, will depart from Sur towards Muscat, on the way will stop on Wadi Shab, Sinkhole, Wadi Tiwi and having lunch, then continue driving by the coastal way to Muscat. Stay overnight at Muscat

Day 09 and 10: (Khasab) After breakfast, will take the flight to Khasab,

Stay 02 Overnight at Khasab.

Half day dhow cruise tour: 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM & 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm.

**Package Includes: unlimited refreshments on board; tea, coffee, fruits, soft drinks, mineral water.

Life jackets & snorkeling gears. Small toilet on boat as well shower. Activities: You can see lots of dolphins and have a perfect view from the dhow. Dhow anchor at famous telegraph island for Swimming & Snorkeling (snorkeling gears are available on board and free of charge). Visit the telegraph island (at telegraph we anchor the boat for snorkeling and you can see lots of colorful fish). You can explore the towering Musandam fjords. Sightseeing’s of fish carving and some fisherman villages Qanaha, Maklab, Sham & Nadifi. *Activities cost are not included

THE ROYAL TOUR

Code: FFD – 01

15 Days/ 14 Nights

Day 1: Arrival Meet and transfer to your hotel Night in a hotel in Muscat.

Day 2: Muscat City Tour ½ day Visit the magical Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque (except on Fridays), a splendor of unique Islamic architecture. Drive through the Ministries. Stop at the traditional Mutrah Souk. Get a glance at Oman’s culture, at the Museum. Stroll along for a view of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos’s Palace, the Al Alam Palace…. Stop at the Amouage shop in Sabco, to learn about the most valuable perfume in the world, the gift of Kings. Afternoon at leisure Night in hotel in Muscat

Day 3: Coast – Wadi Shab and Turtles Pickup at hotel at 8h30 AM. Start the tour by Bimah sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with inviting blue-green water ….. Continue to Wadi Shab and enjoy a walk through the wadi. You will see pools appearing before you and may enjoy a refreshing swim. ….. enter Wadi Tiwi with its green pools and lush plantations. Your next stop is in Sur, famous for its trading and Dhow Building Yard. The sheltered lagoon is a perfect picture …… The turtles come to lay their eggs at night and this experience is a memorable one. Night at Turtle Beach Resort

Day 4: Wadi Bani Khalid – Wahiba sands desert You have a second chance early morning, to see the turtles…. After breakfast, you will start by a drive to the Wadi Bani Khalid, one of the most picturesque wadis in Oman where water flows all year round. ……more pools with waterfalls. Your journey continues to Wahiba sands, with its golden sand dunes. Meet a Bedouin family, do some dune bashing which consists in going up and down the dunes like a roller coaster with your 4×4. Enjoy the tranquility of the desert …… The night in the desert will be a memorable one. Night in a desert camp

Day 5: Ibra – Nizwa – Jebel Shams Leave the golden sand dunes behind you and after a stop in Ibra for a closer look at the watchtowers proudly looking over villages from the top of the hills, head towards Nizwa, which was once the capital of Oman, visit the traditional and craft Souk and the Fort of Nizwa with its large circular tower ….. The breathtaking view from the tower will show you how big the plantation is. Your journey then continues to Jebel Shams, “Sun Mountain”, Oman’s highest peak, 3009 m…..spectacular view of the “Grand Canyon”. Night at Jebel Shams Resort

Day 6: Jebel Shams trek – Wadi Nakhr – Muscat Trek to the Abandonned village, walk is not compulsary. The view is just magnificent…. Enter Wadi Nakhr, a narrow canyon, geologically spectacular, being one of the deepest canyons on the planet. Go deep inside to visit the village where the main activity is weaving, especially Omani rugs …… Return to Muscat. Night in a hotel in Muscat

Day 7: Mussandam Transfer to Muscat airport. Oman Air, own booking. Arrive in Khasab (Mussandam) and meet your guide. Start your tour, Mountain Safari to Jebel Harim. Spectacular scenic routes through mountain and valleys …..visit centuries old village of Bait Al Qafl the old house and Khalidiya with its many acacia trees. Night at Golden Tulip hotel or camping on the beach (your choice)

Day 8: Dhow Cruise Dhow Cruise to Khor Sham in azure waters through a majestic fjord (Khor) …. enjoy dolphin watching. The Dhow will anchor at Telegraph Island and Seebi Island for swimming and snorkeling in pristine waters. Night at Golden Tulip hotel

Day 9: Salalah Transfer to Khasab airport. Oman Air flight, own booking. Arrival in Salalah and transfer to your hotel Night in hotel in Salalah

Day 10: West Salalah ½ day Visit Nabi Ayub or Job’s Tomb just outside the Jabbali village. Continue to Mughsayl, and blow holes, the almost vertical holes, real geological wonders. Learn about the famous Frankincenses trees and the ritual of cutting the frankincense trees. Night in hotel in Salalah

Day 11: East Salalah Start your tour with a visit of Sumhuram, the pre-islamic Frankincense port and beloved bird watching spot. Continue with Wadi Dirbat famous dam in the Dhofar mountain range. Visit Taqah Fort and drive to a fishermen’s village, Mirbat, famous for horses and the Frankincense trade. Night in hotel in Salalah

Day 12: Muscat Transfer to Salalah airport. Flight with Oman Air. Own booking. Arrive in Muscat and meet your guide and transfer to your hotel. Night in hotel in Muscat

Day 13: Day at leisure Night in hotel in Muscat

Day 14: Dolphin watching and snorkeling cruise 3 H Transfer to the Marina to board the Dolphin watching cruise. Dolphins are a familiar sight here in Oman; it is home to a variety of dolphins and whale species. You can see the dolphins playing in the waters of Oman. This trip will also stop in a stunning bay and you can find out for yourself the beauty of marine life in Omani waters. Night in hotel in Muscat

Day 15: Departure Transfer from your hotel to the airport.

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