The Sultanate of Oman shimmers under a golden sun and lies between the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman. The capital, Muscat, is an enticing mix of old and new as enduring historic forts keeps watch over the city centre. Practice your bartering skills in the local souks or unwind on one of the spectacular beaches. For adventure, Oman offers a wonderful range of activities, from scuba diving and rock climbing to desert oasis tours.
|Tour Type||Trip Name||No. Days||Bookings||Prices per person|
|Independent Tour||Discover Oman||7||Contact us||From $2,305.00|
Discover the many sides to fascinating Oman. Wonder at the dramatic mountain scenery contrasted with pure white sand beaches. Experience the warmth of traditional eastern hospitality, ancient ruins and bustling markets, where life has remained unchanged for centuries.
|Day 1: Arrive Muscat||
Welcome to Muscat, a vibrant port city and capital of the Sultanate of Oman. After being met and transferred to your hotel enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
|Day 2: Muscat||
Explore Muscat on a city tour this morning, starting at the magnificent Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Then visit the lively Muttrah Souq, thought to be one of the oldest marketplaces in the Arab world. See the Sultan’s Palace and finish at the Bait Al Zubair Museum, home to a beautifully curated display of Omani culture and history.
|Day 3: Muscat - Ras Al Hadd||
Travelling by 4WD along the spectacular coastline, stop to visit the fishing village of Qurayyat. In Wadi Shab enjoy a short hike to discover the beautiful waterfalls and turquoise pools nestled between stone cliffs. Reach the Ras al Jinz Scientific Research Centre this afternoon, on the easternmost point of the Arabian Peninsula. An important nesting site for the green sea turtle, each year 30,000 turtles come here to lay their eggs. Venture down to the beach to see the nesting area tonight.
|Day 4: Ras Al Hadd - Wahiba Sands||
Discover enchanting Wadi Bani Khalid today, where you’ll be able to swim in the incredible emerald pools. In the afternoon head inland to the vast desert of Wahiba Sands. Travelling off-road by 4WD, explore the mesmerising landscape of endless dunes and witness a breathtaking sunset. Spend the night under a blanket of stars in a typical desert campsite.
|Day 5: Wahiba Sands - Nizwa||
Waking to the sun rising over the desert, visit a Bedouin house to experience the warm Omani hospitality with a cup of kahwa (Arabic coffee) and dates. Sightseeing today also includes a visit to the old abandoned mercantile village of Al Mansfah and the town of Nizwa. Here you’ll visit its round fort and the Silver Souq, renowned for its handcrafted jewellery.
|Day 6: Nizwa - Muscat||
On the way back to Muscat, stop for a photo at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed mudbrick fort of Bahla, the beautifully decorated Jabrin Fort, and explore the picturesque village of Misfat Al Abrein, where time seems to have stood still. This afternoon visit the oasis village of Birkat Al Mauz.
|Day 7: Depart Muscat||
Transfer to the airport for your onward journey.
|Meals:||6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners|
|Transport:||Airport Transfers & private air-conditioned vehicle|
|Guide:||Local English Speaking Guide|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|