Muscat - Wadi Nakhr - Musandam - Salalah - Wadi Shab - Sur - Jebel Shams - Wahiba sands - Nizwa - Ibra
15 DAYS – 14 NIGHTS
Day 01: Arrival – Muscat
Arrival at Muscat International airport, transfer to Muscat. Overnight in Muscat.
Day 02: Muscat City Tour
Visit 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. Overnight in Muscat.
Day 03: Muscat – Wadi Shab – Sur
Drive to 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. We head onto Qalhat to see Bibi Mariam Tomb (closed for archeological searches). Continue to Sur, famous for its trading and Dhow Building Yard. The turtles come to lay their eggs at night. Overnight in Sur.
Day 04: Sur – Wadi Bani Khalid – Wahiba Sands
Drive to Wadi Bani Khalid, one of the most picturesque wadis in Oman where water flows all year round. Continue to Wahiba sands, with its golden sand dunes. Meet a Bedouin family, do some dune bashing Enjoy the tranquility of the desert. Overnight in Wahiba sands desert.
Day 05: Wahiba Sands – Ibra – Nizwa – Jebel Shams
Transfer to 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. Overnight in Jebel Shams.
Day 06: Jebel Shams – Wadi Nakhr – Muscat
Trek to the Abandoned village, walk is not compulsory. 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. Overnight in Muscat.
Day 07: Musandam
Transfer to Muscat airport. 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. Overnight in Musandam.
Day 08: 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 snorkelling in pristine waters. Overnight in Musandam.
Day 09: Salalah
Transfer to Khasab airport. Arrive to Salalah and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Salalah.
Day 10: West Salalah Tour
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. Overnight in Salalah.
Day 11: East Salalah
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. Overnight in Salalah.
Day 12: Salalah – Muscat
Transfer to Salalah airport. Arrive in Muscat, transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Muscat.
Day 13: Muscat
Free full day at leisure in the city of Muscat. Overnight in Muscat.
Day 14: Dolphin watching and snorkelling cruise
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. Overnight in Muscat.
Day 15: Departure
Transfer to Muscat International airport for departure.
This is a sample itinerary and a tailor made program can be offered upon request. For individual or group travelers, tour services may include the following:
• Meet and greet, assistance with visa formalities.
• Accommodation as per your chosen hotels category (3, 4 & 5 stars).
• Transportation in a modern A/C vehicles with English speaking drivers.
• Meal Plan, Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner, at hotels or in local restaurants.
• Entrance fees to all archeological sites.
• Multi-lingual guides.