Transfer to hotel
Night in hotel in Muscat
Visit the magical Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque (except on Fridays), a splendor of unique Islamic architecture. We then visit the Royal Opera House and 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…. Afternoon at leisure.
Night in hotel in Muscat.
Please, note that women have to be fully covered from head to ankles and men should wear long trousers in order to be allowed inside the Grand Mosque.
Pickup at hotel at 8h30 AM. Start the tour by 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).
Your next stop is in Sur, 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
Turtle-hatching season in Oman
Annually, lots of turtles migrate to the beaches of the Arab Peninsula to lay their eggs. In Oman, the peak time for the turtles’ migration is between April and August of every year. (rest of the year it could be seen by chance.)
You have a second chance early morning, to see the turtles…. After breakfast, you will start by a drive to the Wadi Bani Khalid, one of the most picturesque wadis in Oman where water flows all year round. ……more pools with waterfalls.
Your journey continues to 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 in a desert camp
Leave the golden sand dunes behind you and after a stop in 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...
Night in a hotel in Nizwa.
Walk in the middle of this palm plantation in Birkat Al Mauz and visit the old village where you can see the mud houses. The view point will give you the opportunity to take a great picture of Oman’s natural beauty.
Visit Jebel Akhdar or “Green Mountain” …. This mountain offers discovery and adventure. Experience a sense of awe as you witness nature’s primordial beauty as seen in the soaring peeks and plunging canyons. The rise of terraces on extremely steep mountain slopes …. There is a trek that goes from one village to another through the terraces and along the falaj system.
There is a splendid view of the hanging terraces and continue to the village of Wadi Bani Habib.Night in a hotel in Nizwa / Jebel Akhdar.
Visit the ruins of Old Tanuf, a relic from bombings during the Jabal War. Continue to Bahla, a charming little town surrounded by an old 12 km long wall; visit the place where they make pottery and the old Fort of Bahla, one of the oldest …. Continue to Jabrin and visit the Fort which was once the home of the Imam and was built to be a Palace at first, before being used for military purposes….
Visit Al Hamra, where you can find some of the oldest preserved houses in Oman. Your journey ends in Misfat Al Abreen, set in a stunning landscape above terraced plantations of date palm...
Night in Misfah Old House, an authentic Omani home nestled in a plantation.
Travel to Jebel Shams. 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 …
Continue to the top of Jebel Shams, “Sun Mountain”, Oman’s highest peak, 3009 m. ……get a spectacular view of the “Grand Canyon”.
Night in Jebel Shams Resort.
Journey in the mountains and villages. The track to Wadi Bani Awf is an exhilarating trip over the mountains.
….Visit Bilad Sayt, a tranquil mountain hamlet tucked away in the mountains. …. The journey continues to Nakhal and its 17th Century Fort built on the peak of a mountain ….. surrounded by a beautiful oasis. Visit the warm springs of Ayn A’ Thowarah.
Night in a hotel in Muscat.
Transfer from hotel to airport.