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15 Days Tour

The Royal Tour

15 Days/ 14 Nights

Day1: Arrival

Meet and transfer to your hotel.

Night in a hotel in Muscat.

Day 2: Muscat City Tour half day

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.

Day 3: Coast – Wadi Shab and Turtles

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.)

Day 4: Wadi Bani Khalid - Wahiba sands desert

You have a second chance early morning, to see the turtles….

YAfter 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.

Day 5: Ibra – Nizwa – Jebel Shams

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. Your journey then continues to Jebel Shams, “Sun Mountain”, Oman’s highest peak, 3009 m…..spectacular view of the “Grand Canyon”.

Night at Jebel Shams Resort.

Day 6: Jebel Shams trek – Wadi Nakhr – Muscat

Trek to the Abandonned village, walk is not compulsary. 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.

Night in a hotel in Muscat.

Day 7: Musandam

Transfer to Muscat airport. Oman Air, own booking. Arrive in Khasab to Hotel Atana Musandam Resort 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.

Day 8: 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 snorkeling in pristine waters.

Night at Atana Musandam Resort .

Day 9: Salalah

Transfer to Khasab airport. Oman Air flight, own booking.

Arrival in Salalah and transfer to your hotel.

Night in hotel in Salalah.

Day 10: West Salalah half day

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.

Night in hotel in Salalah

Day 11: East Salalah

Start your tour with a 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.

Night in hotel in Salalah.

Day 12: Muscat

Transfer to Salalah airport.

Flight with Oman Air. Own booking.

Arrive in Muscat and meet your guide and transfer to your hotel.

Night in hotel in Muscat.

Day 13: Day at leisure

Night in hotel in Muscat.

Day 14: Dolphin watching and snorkeling cruise 3 H

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.

Night in hotel in Muscat.

Day 15: Departure

Transfer from your hotel to the airport.


2 Comments

  1. Maureen Knight says:

    Said gave us a very memorable tour of Oman & was very considerate of a ‘ couple in their 70’s ‘ Our enthusiasm though, allowed him to show us all there was to see, even flying over the sand dunes in a 4 wheel drive & a night in the desert. We loved our time in Musandam & the dhow sail & fully recommend. Also Salalah. Great hotel
    Resort & beach, with pools, tennis courts, golf etc.
    His tour has very good coverage of Oman & he is an experienced & knowlegeable guide.. Would definitely recommend.

    • Said Al Khatri says:

      Dears Maureen & Edwin,

      Many thanks for you kind complements, I still remember your tour very well especially the night in the desert and things happens in the desert camp .
      I’m more than happy that you are still remember all the details about your trip in Oman.

      Thanks again and I’m looking forwards too see you again .

      Said

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