|1-2||Muscat||Grand Mosque , City Tour|
|2||Wadi||Nizwa, Balah Fort|
|3-5||Wahiba Sands –Ras Al Hadd||Desert Camps|
|6||Muscat||Ruins Bibi Miriam’s Tomb, Bimah Sinkhole|
When To Go
DAY 1: Arrive Muscat
DAY 2: Muscat
0830 Hrs: Muscat offers the visitor a unique opportunity to witness a modern commercial centre existing in harmony with its traditional culture. With its natural harbour, Muscat means “Anchorage” & lies in a natural volcanic bowl. Our tour of the Grand Mosque (except Friday) & Bait Al Zubair Museum (except Friday) is a brief introduction that traces Oman’s history and development. Drive along the waterfront Corniche visiting the Fish Market & the colourful Muttrah Souq. We proceed for a photo stop to the magnificent Al Alam Palace, official palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos flanked by the 16th century Portugese forts Mirani & Jalali. (Ladies fully covered and to carry a head scarf and men in trousers).
Afternoon at Leisure .Overnight stay at Muscat Hotel of your choice (B)
DAY 3: Muscat – Nizwa- Wadi
1000 hrs: Depart Muscat. Enroute to Nizwa , the former capital of Oman, visit the pretty village of Birkat Al Mauz with its unique Falaj system and date plantations. Visit the Al Hoota Caves (Except Monday’s) where one gets a chance to view stalactites and stalagmites and an underground lake. Drive past the Bahla Fort which has been declared a World Heritage site. At the village of Bahla, one can view potters at work. Proceed to visit the Jabrin Palace where the visitor is able to capture the medieval atmosphere and marvel at the beautiful hand painted ceilings and carved door frames.
Visit Wadi Nakher located in the depth of the deepest canyon. Head for Jebel Shams and pass by the village of Wadi Ghul with its stone dwellings. One can spot the local weavers selling their goat hair rugs woven on traditional looms. Enjoy the spectacular view from Jebel Shams with a vertical drop of 1000 meters to the wadi below.
Overnight stay at View Camp (B D)
DAY 4: Wadi –Wahiba Sands
0800 hrs: Enjoy the cool air up in the mountains and one can enjoy a small trek if so inclined and admire the awe inspiring scenery. Nizwa town is dominated by the Round tower Fort completed in the 17th Century. The nearby traditional Souk sells clay pottery, silver jewellery, guns and local produce.
Later proceed to Wahiba Sands, a vast mass of undulating red and White Sea of sand and dunes rising upto 200 meters, which are, also host to a variety of flora and fauna. Experience a roller coaster like feeling over the dunes.
Overnight in tents at The 1000 Night Camp (B D)
DAY 5: – Wahiba Sands – Ras Al Hadd
Breakfast at the camp
Enjoy a spot of dune driving in the Wahiba Sands, Take a turn off the main road to the scenic Wadi Bani Khalid with its deep blue pools of water fringed by the date palms which is an ideal spot to relax or enjoy a refreshing swim. Proceed to Ras Al Hadd and check into the hotel. At night we have a short drive to the Ras Al Jinz Scientific Centre where we are escorted to the beach by trained guides to watch the turtles nesting on the sands.
DAY 6– Ras Al Hadd- Sur – Muscat
Breakfast. Proceed to Sur
0800 hrs The ruins of Bibi Miriam’s Tomb can be seen at the village of Qalhat.. Stop at Fins beach for a swim. Our next stop is the Bimah Sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with blue green water at the bottom. On clear sunny days while driving along the coast one might chance to see sharks in the deep blue water or fleet footed Gazelle sprint across the landscape. Overnight stay at Muscat Hotel of your choice.
DAY 7: Depart Mauscat
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out from the hotel at 1200 Hrs. Later transfer from Muscat hotel to Muscat International Airport for your flight back home.
1. 03 Nights at Muscat Hotel of your choice in a Standard room on BB basis ,
2. 1 Night at The View in a standard dbl tent on HB basis
3. 1 Night at 1000 Nights camp in a standard dbl tent on HB bsis
4. 1 Night at Ras al Haad Beach hotel in a standard dbl room on BB basis
5. 01 4wd / Saloon car with English speaking chauffeur as per the itinerary
6. All entrances fees
7. Mineral water during tour