Project Description

Jewels of Oman

7 Days/ 06 Nights

 

Validity – 30 September 18

 

Day 01       Arrive Muscat International Airport

Upon arrival at Oman airport you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Rest of the evening is at leisure.

Overnight stay at Ruwi Hotel Muscat

 

Day 02       Muscat City Tour

Morning after breakfast Pickup from the hotel and proceed to visit the Sultan Qaboos Mosque or the Grand Mosque (not possible on Friday & other public holidays), highlight of the Muscat city.  Completed in 2001, Grand Mosque is a beautiful building which looks modern but shows that modern craftsmen have retained the skills necessary to create this wonderful traditional environment. It is impossible not to take more and more pictures. The handmade carpets, the chandeliers, the ceiling of the great dome in the main prayer room are absolute ‘must sees’.  Kindly note, ladies to be fully covered and to carry a head scarf and men should wear trousers.

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.

Return back to the Hotel

Overnight stay at Ruwi Hotel Muscat

 

Day 03            Muscat- Nizwa- Jabal Shams

After breakfast Proceed to Nizwa and visit the Nizwa Souq famed for its Antiques and silver jewellery. Our next visit will be to Nizwa Round Tower Fort before proceeding ahead. Our next stop takes us to Wadi Nakher located in the depth of our deepest canyon. Visit Misfah a pretty mountain village with stone dwellings still in existence.

While heading for Jebel Shams stop at the terrace farming village of Wadi Ghul. In the Jebel Akhdar range Jebel Shams the highest peak offers a spectacular view. (It is advisable to wear light comfortable clothing and walking shoes).

Overnight stay Jabal Shams Resort.

 

Day 04          Jabal Shams-Wahiba

After breakfasts proceed to Wahiba Sands, a vast mass of undulating red and white sea of sand and dunes rising up to 200 meters are also host to a variety of flora and fauna. The ever-changing patterns of the dunes are a photographer’s delight. Experience a roller coaster like feeling as our experienced drivers drive you over the dunes

The Wahiba Sands is also home to the traditional Bedouin tribe who are known for their hospitality and their knowledge of the sands.

Overnight stay at 1000 Nights Camp

 

Day 05          Wahiba –Ras Al Jinz

After breakfast we proceed to visit Wadi Bani Khalid. It comprises of small pretty villages embedded in the mountains. The Wadi has clear deep blue water. It is advisable to wear light comfortable clothing and walking shoes.

Enroute We will stop by a Bedouin family in their traditional and simple habitat.

Drive along coastline to Ras Al Junayz the turtle breeding site.

We have a short walk to the beach in the night to watch the turtles nestling on the sands.

Overnight stay at the Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Centre

 

Day 06          Ras Al Jinz – Sur- Muscat

After breakfast proceed to Muscat enroute stopping at Sur to visit The Dhow factory & fish jetty. Drive via scenic and rugged coastal route to Muscat. Stop at Fins beach. 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.  Proceed to Wadi Arbayeen which has refreshing deep pools of water set among the date palms.

Proceed to Muscat and check into the hotel.

Overnight stay at Ruwi Hotel Muscat

 

 

Day 07          Muscat – Departure

After breakfast transfer to airport to board your flight home.

 

Tour ends

 

Tour Price

Per person on twin sharing basis           USD 1,410

 

Tour price includes

  1. 03 Nights in Standard Room with breakfast at Ruwi  Hotel Muscat
  2. 01 Night in Sunset Chalet Room with breakfast & Dinner at Jabal Shams Resort.
  3. 01 Night in Sheikh Tent with breakfast and dinner at 1000 Nights Camp.
  4. 01 Night in Standard Room with breakfast at Ras Al Jinz Scientific Centre.
  5. Private Arrival & Departure transfer as per the itinerary
  6. Private Half day Muscat city tour as per the itinerary with English speaking chauffeur
  7. 04 Days in a 4wd with the services of English speaking chauffeur
  8. Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  9. Taxes

 

Tour Price does not include

  1. Airfare
  2. Oman Tourist Visa charges
  3. Personal Expenses
  4. Anything not mentioned in the above package cost includes
  5. GST as applicable

 

Note:

  • Tour cost is based on the best available prices at the time of costing and are subject to available at the time of booking.
  • Rates are not valid between 23DEC – 05JAN. High season surcharge will be applied whenever applicable.

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