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The Royal Tour


The Tour


Day 1:

Marahaba and Welcome to Oman! The beauties and wonders of the Sultanate are waiting for you!

A driver will be waiting to collect you at Muscat International Airport when you arrive. They will take you to a hotel in Muscat City where you will spend the night.



Day 2:

Discover Muscat, the jewel of the Arabian Sea. Walk through the detailed and colourful halls of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, sample the curiosities at Mutrah Souq, and explore the rare and fascinating artifacts of the Bait Al Zubair Museum. Finish the visit by stopping outside the vibrant Al Alam Palace in the Old City of Muscat.



Day 3:

In the morning your guide will come to collect you at the hotel lobby to take you into the heart of the country. You will start by exploring the East Coast, where you will jump into the Bimmah Sinkhole, hike and swim in the exciting Wadi Shab, visit the Dhow Factory in Sur, and finish the day off with an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime encounter with the Green Sea Turtles.


Day 4:

After a day by the sea, its time to venture into the famous Wahiba Sands. In preparation for the dryness of the desert, we first bring you to Wadi Bani Khalid, where you can relax and swim in cool and quiet pools. Afterwards, your guide will bring you on the exciting off-road journey that leads to the desert camp where you will spend the night.




Day 5:

On this day we will take you from the gorgeous red dunes of the Wahiba Sands and bring you up to the tallest mountain in Oman, Jebel Shams at 3009 meters above sea level. On the way you will stop at the thriving city of Nizwa to see the dominating fort and its nearby souq. You will spend an exciting night near Oman’s very own grand canyon in a camp.


Day 6:

Start your day with incredible views as you walk along the edge of the grand canyon. At this height you will see incredible animals such as the Egyptian Vulture, iconic for the pyramid pattern on its back. Afterwards your guide will take you to see the canyon from the bottom in Wadi An Nahkr. In the afternoon you will be brought back to Muscat.



Day 7:

After exploring the treasures of Northern Oman its time to dive in the deep blue fjords of Musandam. On this day a driver will collect you at your hotel to bring you to Muscat International Airport. After taking your flight to Khasab, you will be collected at the airport and taken on an exciting mountain safari where you will see villages that are centuries old.



Day 8:

On this day you can soak up the sea and the sun on a Dhow Cruise. A traditional wooden boat will take you to the magnificent bays near Khasab where you will have the chance to see dolphins playing along side the boat. Finish the day off by jumping into the water and witnessing Oman’s exceptional marine creatures. Watch the setting sun from the boat.



Day 9:

A driver will come to collect you from the hotel and bring you to Khasab airport for your flight to Salalah.

Once at Salalah a driver will come to collect you to bring you to a hotel.

Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.



Day 10:

On this day you will discover the incredible attractions to the West of Salalah. You will begin your day with a visit to the tomb of the Prophet Job, before heading over to the Mughasil Blow Holes, where you can breathe in the sea air. After driving up the Zig Zag Road, you will go and see some Frankincense trees, called the Sacred Tree in Latin.



Day 11:

After going West its time to head East! Your guide will take you to Taqqah village and fort at the beginning of the day. Afterwards, you will walk in ancient footsteps at the archeological park of Sumhuram. Later, you will go to Wadi Darbat, where streams support a beautiful ecosystem all year round. Finish the tour at Jebel Samhan.


Day 12:

Now that you have seen all of Oman, its time to go back to the Capital for some rest and relaxation.

A driver will come to collect you at the hotel to bring you to Salalah Airport.

Once at Muscat, a driver will bring you to your hotel.




Day 13:

Enjoy a day at your leisure! We recommend the following activities:

  • A day at a beach resort.
  • Doing some shopping in Mutrah Souq.
  • Visiting the Royal Opera House Muscat.
  • Go on a Sunset Dhow Cruise.


Day 14:

For your last full day in sunny Oman, you will take to the abundant sea of Oman for some dolphin watching and snorkeling. You will be astonished at how quickly the dolphins chase the boat, barely 15 minutes from the marina. As you jump into the sea, you will marvel at the colorful fish and creatures in the coral reefs.


 

Day 15:

Masalama – Safe Travels!

We hope to see you again soon!

A driver will come to your hotel in Muscat to bring you to Muscat International Airport for your departing flight. Before you go, don’t forget to have a last snack on some tasty Omani dates!




Itinerary



Day 1
Arrival in Oman

  1. Arrive at Muscat International Airport.
  2. Pick-up at the airport and transfer to a Muscat City hotel.
  3. Overnight stay in a Muscat City hotel.

Day 2
Jewel of the Arabian Sea

  1. Visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.
  2. Visit the Mutrah Corniche and Souq.
  3. Visit the Bait Al Zubair Museum.
  4. Photo-stop at Al Alam Palace.
  5. Overnight stay at a Muscat City Hotel.

Day 3
The East Coast

  1. Visit the Bimmah Sinkhole.
  2. Hike and Swim in Wadi Shab.
  3. Visit the Sur Boatyards.
  4. Check-in to a Hotel in Sur.
  5. Go Turtle-Watching in the evening.
  6. Overnight stay in a Hotel in Sur.

Day 4
Dive into the Desert

  1. Hike and swim in Wadi Bani Khalid.
  2. Drive into the Wahiba Sands desert.
  3. Overnight stay in a desert camp.




Day 5
Journey to the Interior

  1. Visit Ibra.
  2. Visit Nizwa Fort, Museum and Souq.
  3. Visit Jebel Shams.
  4. Overnight stay in a camp at Jebel Shams.





Day 6
The Highest Peak

  1. Do the Balcony Walk at Jebel Shams.
  2. Visit Wadi An Nahkr.
  3. Return to Muscat.
  4. Overnight stay in a Muscat City hotel.

Day 7
The Fjords of Oman

  1. Pick-up from the hotel and transfer to Muscat International Airport.
  2. Leave Muscat and go to Khasab.
  3. Pick-up from Khasab Airport and go on a Half Day Mountain Safari Trip.
  4. Visit Jebel Harim.
  5. Visit Bait Al Qafl village.
  6. Visit the Khalidiya Acacia forest.
  7. Overnight stay in a hotel in Khasab.


Day 8
Dolphins & Snorkeling

  1. Go on a Dhow Cruise.
  2. Overnight Stay in a hotel in Khasab.





Day 9
North to South

  1. Pick-up from the hotel and transfer to Khasab Airport.
  2. Leave Khasab and go to Salalah.
  3. Pick-up from Salalah Airport and go to a hotel in Salalah.


Day 10
Western Salalah

  1. Visit Job’s Tomb
  2. Visit the Mughasil Blow Holes.
  3. Drive up the Zig Zag Road.
  4. Visit the Frankincense Trees.
  5. An overnight stay in a hotel in Salalah.


Day 11
Eastern Salalah

  1. Visit Taqqah village & Fort.
  2. Visit the Sumhuram archeological park.
  3. Visit Wadi Darbat.
  4. Visit Jebel Samhan.
  5. An overnight stay in a hotel in Salalah.

Day 12
Back to Muscat

  1. Pick-up from the hotel and transfer to Salalah Airport.
  2. Leave Salalah and go to Muscat.
  3. Pick-up from Muscat International Airport and go to a hotel in Muscat.
  4. Overnight stay in a Muscat City hotel.

Day 13
A Day to Relax

  1. A day at your leisure.
  2. An overnight stay in a Muscat City hotel.




Day 14
Surf & Sun

  1. Go on a sea excursion for dolphin watching and snorkeling.
  2. Visit the Mughasil Blow Holes.
  3. An overnight stay in a Muscat City hotel.

Day 15
Departure

  1. Pick-up from the hotel and transfer to Muscat International Airport.
  2. Leave Oman from Muscat International Airport.


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