8h30 AM your guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you for an incredible journey. Start the tour by going towards Bimah sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with inviting blue-green water, concrete steps lead down the side making swimming possible. You will then stop at 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. …… enter Wadi Tiwi with its green pools and lush plantations. We head onto Qalhat famous for its history of exports to and imports of spices from India. Looking over at Qalhat is the Bibi Mariam Tomb (closed for archeological searches).
Your next stop will be in Sur, another town famous for its trading and Dhow Building Yard. The sheltered lagoon is a perfect picture ….
The turtles come to lay their eggs at night and this experience is a memorable one.
Night at Turtle Beach Resort – overnight in barasti huts. Entry fees to Turtle reserve not included.
If you are an early bird, you have a second chance before sunrise to see the last turtles …... (To be booked in advance)
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, that was build in 11th Century ….. Continue towards 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 4x4. Enjoy the tranquility of the desert ... The night in the desert will be a memorable one.
Night at a desert camp.
Following the breakfast, you will leave behind you this beautiful desert and continue your journey to Wadi Bani Khalid, one of the most picturesque wadis in Oman. Take a plunge in the crystal clear waters of the wadi, perfect spot to take memorable pictures of green pools and waterfalls.
On your way to Nizwa, stop in Ibra for a closer look at the watchtowers proudly looking over villages from the top of the hills. Nizwa was once the capital of Oman, go through the traditional and craft Souk ….before visiting the Fort with its large circular tower …. The breathtaking view from the tower will show you how big the plantation is.
Night in a hotel in Nizwa.
Your journey starts with a visit of Bahla, a charming little town surrounded by an old 12 km long wall; visit the place where they make pottery and also the old Fort of Bahla, one of the oldest in Oman. It is UNESCO Heritage site. (Under renovation)
Travel to Jebel Shams but before going up the mountain there is an interesting wadi, Wadi Nakhr, a narrow canyon. It is a stunning beautiful place, and is geologically spectacular, being one of the deepest canyons on the planet. Go deep inside to visit the village where the main activity is weaving ….. Your journey then continues to the top of Jebel Shams, “Sun Mountain”, Oman’s highest peak, 3009 m. ….. get a spectacular view of the “Grand Canyon”. The stunning landscape will enchant you before heading down the mountain to return to Muscat.