CODE: THD – 01
Price: 596 OMR for 2 persons
Duration: 3 Days/ 2 Night
Highlights: Wadi Shab – Turtle Watching – Wadi Bani Khalid – Wahiba sands
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, and that was build in 11th century, it has 52 domes supported by pillars and a main entrance with carved wooden doors. Continue 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: Ibra – Nizwa (B – L)
After a nice breakfast, leave the golden sand dunes behind you and after a stop in Ibra for a closer look at the old town of Ibra with mud houses as well as watchtowers proudly looking over villages from the top of the hills, 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.
Return to Muscat.
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