Day 1: ARRIVAL IN MUSCAT
Arrival and after the processing of formalities, transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 2: FULL DAY MUSCAT CITY TOUR
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to visit the city of Muscat. Morning, you will be met at the hotel for a full day City Tour. The tour begins with a visit to the beautiful Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque one of the largest mosques in the Middle East. Later you drive to visit Seeb fish Market. There after drive to Natural History Museum, exhibiting the wealth of Oman’s history and thus imparting knowledge about the country’s rich culture and traditions to the visitor.
Afternoon, drive to Qantab, one of the pristine beaches in Muscat. Later you drive along the picturesque Corniche to the once walled district Muscat. Visit Bait Al Zubair Museum. You will have photo stops at the residence of his Majesty Sultan Qaboos, the Al Alam Palace, which is flanked by the 16th century Portuguese forts Mirani and Jalali. Evening you will be strolling through Muttrah Souq, where you will be bargaining for handicrafts and silver items.
Day 3: MUSCAT / SUR (Bimah Sinkhole / Wadi Tiwi)
- 260 Km approx.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Sur, along the eastern the spectacular Hajar mountain range. Then crossing white beaches and rocky coves, stop in Bimmah Sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater and Fins Beach, one of the most beautiful white sand beaches of Oman. Continue to the historic area of Wadi Shab. We then reach the ancient port of Qalhat. Lunch in a local restaurant (or picnic). Finally arrival in Sur, a charming town on the eastern coast of the Arabian peninsula. Hotel accommodation. Dinner scheduled in the late afternoon and evening excursion to Ras Al Jinz to admire the beautiful turtles will approach the beach (generally from 21.00 to 23.00 however this visit may also be carried out in the early morning of the next day). Return to hotel and overnight.
Day 4: SUR / WAHIBA (Wadi Bani Khalid)
360 Km approx.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Jalaan Bani Bu Ali for a short visit outside the Hamoda mosque with its characteristic 52 domes. Continue to Wadi Bani Khalid, a beautiful oasis between the mountains, characterized by turquoise pools. Second breakfast at a local restaurant (or picnic). The landscape has now completely changed as you continue along the picturesque area of Wahiba Sands desert with dunes that reach 200 meters in height. You can meet camps of nomadic tribes' Bedouin who have lived for centuries in the Wahiba. Fixed tented accommodation at the camp. You can 'enjoy the spectacle of sunset on the dunes. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
Day 5: WAHIBA / NIZWA (Jabrin - Bahla)
300 Km approx.
Breakfast at the camp. Departure for the historical capital of Oman that has witnessed the birth of the Sultanate of Oman. Come and visit famous Round Tower Fort, one of the best architectural works of Oman, the height is more than 40 feet from where you can enjoy the wonderful views of the city. Time for a visit the market where you will find plenty of local handicrafts in gold and silver as well as Arabic ceramic. Continue to Bahla, one of the most ancient villages in the Sultanate. Lunch in a local restaurant (or Picnic). In the afternoon a visit to the castle Jabrin which was built around the 17th century and considered one of the most beautiful forts in Oman for the its exquisite wood carvings and frescoes. In the evening return to Nizwa. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: NIZWA / MUSCAT (Al Hamra - Misfah - Nakhl)
250 Km approx.
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the picturesque area of Al Hamra, where are some of the best preserved and most ancient houses in Oman, and the characteristic Misfah village. Along the western side of the Hajar mountain range we arrive at the picturesque village of Balad Sait and follow the area of Wadi Bani Awf. These areas are certainly among the most spectacular throughout Oman with varied and charming landscapes. You continue to Nakhl where you can admire a splendid panorama from the tower of the magnificent Nakhl Fort dating back to the 17th century. Arrival inMuscat and hotel accommodation. Dinner and overnight.
Day 7: DEPARTURE FROM MUSCAT
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport and departure from Muscat on scheduled flights.