Arrive at Muscat International Airport. After Immigration clearance, baggage collection & customs proceed to the arrival hall to meet the chauffeur and transfer to the hotel of your choice.
Breakfast. Pickup from the hotel to visit the Grand Mosque (except on Friday & other public holidays), which is the highlight of the tour. Completed in 2001, the Grand Mosque is a beautiful building which looks modern but retains tradition. The handmade carpets, the chandeliers, the ceiling of the great dome in the main prayer room are absolute 'must sees'. Please note, ladies to be fully covered and carry a head scarf and men should wear trousers.
Drive along the waterfront Corniche visiting the colourful Muttrah Souq. Proceed for a photo stop to the magnificent Al Alam Palace, official palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos flanked by the 16th century Portuguese forts of Mirani and Jalali. Next, visit Bait Al Zubair Museum for a glimpse of Oman’s history. Return to your hotel.
Breakfast. Transfer to the Marina to embark on a boat to search for dolphins and whales, a thrilling way to start the day. If you’re lucky, you may even come across one of the many species of whales just a few kilometres from the rugged coast. Enjoy your trip and learn about nature’s most fascinating marine mammals. Return to the Marina and then to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure to explore the city.
Breakfast. Depart by 4WD vehicles to Wahiba Sands via the scenic and rugged coastal route. Enjoy breath-taking glimpses of the blue waters of the Gulf of Oman offset by pristine white beaches. Drive past the fishing village of Quriyat. There is a good chance of spotting flamingos and eagles at an inland stream. Visit the picturesque Wadi Arabayeen with its deep pools of water set among the date palms.
Continue to the Bimah sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with blue green water at the bottom. On clear sunny days while driving along, you may see sharks in the deep blue waters or fleet footed gazelles sprinting across the landscape.
Arrive Sur and visit the traditional dhow factory. Continue on a winding road through mountain terrain with glimpses of the ocean. On to the Wahiba Sands, a vast mass of undulating red and white sea of sand and dunes rising up to 200 meters, which are, also host to a variety of flora and fauna. The ever-changing patterns of the dunes are a photographer’s delight. Enjoy a roller coaster - like ride over the dunes.
Dinner and overnight.
Enjoy breakfast at the camp. Wahiba Sands is also home to the traditional Bedouin tribe known for their hospitality and their knowledge of the sands. Visit a Bedouin family in its traditional and simple habitat.
In stark contrast to this is Wadi Bani Khalid made up of small pretty villages embedded in the mountains. The Wadi has clear deep blue water. It is advisable to wear light comfortable clothing and walking shoes.
Proceed to Al Jebel Al Akhdar, famed for its fruit orchards laid out in typical terrace style along the slopes of mountains, which are endowed with natural springs. Visit some of the ancient villages which overlook a spectacular landscape of dramatic peaks, gorges and wadis. The roses of Jabal Al Akhdar fill the air with fragrance in March / April. Rose water is distilled in the homes of the villagers. It is advisable to wear light comfortable clothing and walking shoes.
Breakfast. Check out and proceed to Nizwa, capital of the interior and the birthplace of Islam in the Sultanate of Oman. Photo stop at the famous Round Tower Fort built in the 17th century and its Souq, renowned for its Friday cattle auction, intricately hand-carved “Khanjars” (daggers) & ornamental silver jewellery. Proceed to the airport.
End of Tour.
Validity: Till 30th September 2023
Tour Price Per Person
|Child With Bed
|Child Without Bed
|3 Star||Rs. 79,999||Rs. 62,999||Rs. 24,999||Rs.13,999|
|4 Star||Rs. 83,999||Rs. 64,999||Rs. 24,999||Rs. 13,999|
|4 Star Plus||Rs. 86,999||Rs. 67,999||Rs. 27,999||Rs. 14,999|
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