Discover Oman with us

  • Day 1: Muscat Governorate

    Arrival at Muscat International Airport

    Meet and Assist upon arrival with our English Speaking airport representative, guest will be transfer to the hotel.  Check in the hotel.

    * Overnight at Muscat Hotel

  • Day 2: Muscat City Tour (B)

    Breakfast at the hotel

    Guest will pick up from the hotel and start their Muscat City Tour by visiting Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque (Masjid), one of the most beautiful architectural piece of work. The mosque was built over a period of 6 years from 1995 to 2001. The main chandelier is made of pure Swarovski crystal and the carpet adorning the large prayer hall was woven by experts, made out of pure Persian silk. The mosque (Masjid) exterior is constructed with quality Rajasthani sandstone andthe main halls as well as the small prayer rooms are adorned with the finest Italian Marble. The Mosque (Masjid) is surrounded by 5 minarets, each of which symbolizes the holy five vows taken by every devout Muslim to reinforce his faith in the Almighty. We will proceed to Old Muscat.

    We then drive via the waterfront corniche and visit the Muttrah Souq, one of the most popular souqs in the Middle East. Take a walk in its labyrinthine alleyways beckoning with a myriad of merchandise, from imported fabrics to exotic Oriental spices, perfumes and richly handcrafted Artifacts. A visit to this frenetic, pulsating hub of Muscat’s old quarter makes for a delightful experience.

    Next, guest will be taken for a visit to the magnificent Al Alam Palace, the official residence of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said the ruler of Oman. The palace is an architectural marvel for both its design and its location between the twin Portuguese forts Mirani and Jalali (A brief photograph stop from outside only). Any one of the Muscat Museum, After the tour , back to hotel

    * Overnight at Muscat Hotel

  • DAY 3: Departure to Musandam / Half Day Jabal Harim Mountain Trip (B)

    Breakfast at the hotel and check out.

    (Morning Flight Suggest) – Guest will pick up from the hotel and Transfer to Muscat International Airport for their Khasab Flight

    Guest will pick up from the Khasab Aiport and will start the Half Mountian trip by a 4-wheel tour through the impressive mountains of Musandam --Jebel Al Harim (highest mountain peak in the region) by 4Wheel Drive adventure to Jebel Harim, translated as the mountain of women, the highest peak of the Musandam Peninsula at 2,087 meters above sea level, where you will enjoy views of the Hajar Mountains. Along the way you will be able to observe fossils dating back several million years.

    Also we will visit the Bedouin village of Sayh, situated at 1100 meters above sea level. This is a small and peaceful village where one can cherish the beauty of Musandam on the plateau of the mountain. Our journey also takes us to Khor Najid—Where the Mountain and Sea Meets, a stunning sea view point overlooking the Indian Ocean, facing east. After the tour, check in the hotel

    * Overnight at Khasab Hotel

  • DAY 4: Full day Dhow Cruise (B)

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Guest will pick up from the hotel and will start the Full Day Dhow Cruise. Dhows are motorized and traditioanl Omani dhows. There is a possibility to swim off the dhow, but caution is advised when getting in and out of the water via dhow’s ladder. Swim wear is acceptable for this tour only.  This excurison will have great appeal for guest who look for a more unusual outing. After the boarding your traditional Omani dhow pier side, the cruise will take you towards Musandam’s longest and most spectacular fjords, which is often referred to as “Norway of Arabia”. Here calm, turquoise waters contrast with creamy white limestone cliffs. Along the way you pass small fishing villages. Dolphin are often spotted swimming alongside the dhows while we are cruising inside the fjords.

    The dhow pass by Telegraphy Island well know for the staff succumbing to madness when they were posted to this remote station. Here the british laid the first telegraph cable in 1864, it ran from Indai to Basra, Iraq and the island was manned for some 5 years. The dhow will anchor in the vicnity off Telegraph Island, allowed you take a swim or just sit back and enjoy soft drinks, tea or coffee while admiring breathtaking views of mountains rising in the distance to over 2,000 feet. Then leaving the anchorage, conclude this outing with leisurely cruise back to the pier. After the tour, back to hotel.

     * Overnight at Khasab Hotel

  • DAY 5: Ad Dakhiliyah Governorate (B)

    Breakfast and Check out from the hotel.

    (Morning Flight Suggest) – guest will pick up from the hotel and Transfer to Khasab Airport for their Muscat Flight

    Guest will pick up from Muscat International Airport and will start drive to Nizwa, tourist site par excellence and the first capital of the Sultanate of Oman in the sixth and seventh centuries. Nizwa has managed to retain its charm through the centuries with its strong and its guard tower that protects the city against invaders. This is the land of Imam Ibn Al Julanda first democratically appointed imam in the seventh century.

    Visit the fort surrounded by palm trees. This fort built in the seventeenth century by Imam Sultan Bin Saif Al Ya'ruba.  Nizwa Souq is the city, famous for its handicrafts and agricultural products, has an expansive souq with an array of products. The souq bustles with vendors selling everything from meat, fish, fruits and Nizwa is renowned for its silver jewelry which is considered to be the best in the country. Its people are masters in Khanjar making (curved dagger), recognized for its distinctive style and patterns. They also make copper ware, coffee pots, swords, leather goods and pottery.

    Next stop will be in Birkat Al Mouz. Birkat al Mouz (literally “pool of bananas”) is a small area situated about 2 kms from the base of Jebel Akdhar. This luscious area nestled among dramatic mountainous contours is dappled with bygone architecture, authentic mud fortifications and the uncanny beauty of an abandoned village with a falaj skirting along the foot of Jebel Akhdar. The village is not only the only gateway to Jebel Akhdar, but is ideally situated to explore  Jebel Shams,  Al Hoota Cave, Misfat Al Abryeen to name a few. After the tour, check in the hotel.

    * Overnight at Nizwa Hotel

  • DAY 6: Grand Canyon (B, D)

    Breakfast and Check out from the hotel.

    Guest will pick up from the hotel and start drive to visit Bahla. It is a town in Ad Dakhiliyah, Oman. It is famous for its ancient fort and its pottery. The town is 40 km away from Nizwa and about 200 km from Muscat the capital. The old Bhala Fort with its 12 km (seven miles) wall is the oldest fort in Oman. The fort is believed to have been built in pre-Islamic times and is now undergoing reconstruction sponsored by UNESCO and the site is included on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Site.

    All area rounded by the old wall is called Bahla Oasis and it is listed as an old area. Bahla pottery is famous throughout Oman, and is in great demand from tourists. A short distance beyond Bahla lays the Castle of Jabreen. This massive three-storied was built during Al Ya'ruba dynasty in the mid-17th century. It is a fine example of Islamic architecture with beautiful wooden inscriptions and paintings on the ceilings. (Photo Stop Only)

    Next stop will be Jabrin. It is a small town in Ad Dakhiliyah Governorate in northeastern Oman. The town is known for its impressive castle, which was built by theYaruba dynasty Imam Bil'arab Bin Sultan, who ruled from 1679 to 1692.

    We continue our visit to Al Hamra. It is a 400-year-old town in the region Ad Dakhiliyah, in northeastern Oman. It is home to the mountainside village of Misfat Al Abryeen.  Ghul lies to the west of the town. Al Hamra is also known as Hamra Al Abryeen with reference to the Al Abri tribe who live there. Some of the oldest preserved houses in Oman can be found in Al Hamra, a town built on a tilted rock slab. Many of the houses have two stories, with ceilings made of palm beams and fronds topped by mud and straw.

    Our last stop will be Jabal Shams. Jabal Shams is Oman’s highest peak, at 3,009 metres above sea level, Jabal Shams or Sun Mountain is located in the Wilayat of Al-Hamra .The summit is unreachable by public road which ends at 2,000m. At night the guests can camp at the Jabal Shams Resort and experience the wonders of a moonlit night, far away from the city lights. Dinner at the hotel

    * Overnight in Jabal Shams hotel

  • DAY 7: Desert Trip (B, D)

    Breakfast and Check out from the hotel.

    Guest will pick up from the hotel and start drive to visit Misfat Al Abriyyin, it is a quaint village atop of the mountain, the houses in Misfat look like they have been hewn out of rock. An ideal picnic spot would be near the many water pools or the falaj flowing by. With date plantations and a lot of greenery, surrounded by the slopes of the mountain, Misfat is another popular spot for those en route to the Jabal Al shams and visitors are sure to enjoy the stone dwellings still in existence in these pretty mountain villages.

    Our last stop will be Wahiba Sand. (Dune bashing, enjoying the sun set view and will visit Bedouin family will have Traditional Omani Coffee Dates with them) The Wahiba Sands or Ramlat al-Wahiba (also called Sharqiya Sands) is a region of desert in Oman. The region is named for the Wahiba tribe. The area is defined by a boundary of 180 kilometers (110 mi) north to south and 80 kilometers (50 mi) east to west, with an area of 12,500 square kilometers (4,800 sq mi). The desert has been of scientific interest since a 1986 expedition by the royal geographical society documented the diversity of the terrain, the flora and fauna, noting 16,000 invertebrates as well as 200 species of other wildlife, including avifauna. They also documented 150 species of native flora.  Dinner at the camp

     * Overnight at Wahiba Sand Camp

  • DAY 8: Turtle Watching (B, D)

    Breakfast and Check out from the hotel.

    Guest will pick up from the hotel and Wadi Bani Khalid, for an easy walk along the riverbed with ample time to cool down in the crystal clear waters of the rock pools. It is the best-known wadi of the Sharqiyah region. Its stream mountains a constant flow of water throughout the year. Large pools of water and boulders are scattered along the course of the wadi. As a geographical area, WadiBani Khalid covers a large swathe of low land and mountains. Caves form some of the interesting features of this wadi. These include KahfMaqal which is one of the Sultanate's underground chambers. Springs of water are also common in this wadi.

    We continue our drive to visit Jaalan Bani Bu Ali, it is one of the largest states of the province of South – East area and is located in the South-Eastern of the Sultanate of Oman. Photo Stop at Al Hamoda Mosque. Build in a beautifully simplistic style, the mosque’s 52 domes have hidden provision for ventilation. The domes, along with palm trees in the courtyard, contrast vividly with the blue of the sky. Falaj Al Dhahir bubbles through the courtyard where it is used for pre-prayer ablution and makes the areas cool and restful.

    Our last stop will be at Ras Al Hadd, It is home of the Giant Green turtle. Check in the Resort and enjoy the beach. Dinner will be in at resort 

    Guest will pick-up from the hotel for Turtle watching at Ras Al Jinz to have a glimpse of Giant Green Turtles. (Note camera’s is not allowed)          

    * Overnight at Ras Al Hadd

  • DAY 9: Salalah Departure (B)

    Breakfast and Check out from the hotel.

    Guest will pick up from the hotel and drive to costal raod to visit Sur; it is an ideal location in the northeast province of Sharquia and is a seafaring town, a fishing village and a trading port all in one. The highlight of the town is the dhow builder’s yard on the coast just beyond the town. Sur started trading activities with the African coast as early as the 16th century A.D. a drive through its labyrinthine streets reveals many fine old houses with caved doors, arabesque windows and other intricate details. 

    We continue our drive to visit Wadi Tiwi. It is spread over an area of 36 kilometers (22.37 miles) at the foot of the mountain village of Mibam. It is a fertile wadi that meanders through a number of agricultural villages which grow dates and bananas overlooking the majestic mountains. You can also see the valley below, and the azure waters of the sea from some elevated locations. (Photo Stop Only)

    Our last stop will be Bimmah Sink Hole, it is a spectacular limestone crater created many years ago by a collapsing mountain and filled with blue-green sea water – a real wonder of nature that is definitely worth a look.  After the tour, drive back to Muscat and transfer the client into Muscat International Airport for their Salalah Flight

    Guest will pick up from Salalah International Airport and transfer to the hotel, check in the hotel

    * Overnight at Salalah Hotel

  • DAY 10: Eastern Dhofar (B)

    Breakfast at the hotel

    Guest will pick up from the hotel and will start the Half day Eastern Dhofar Tour ,the excursion begins with a visit to the old fishing village of Taqah, famous for the manufacture of Dried Sardines & its traditional & old Dhofari Houses. Visit the century old Taqah Castle, the former official residence of the Wali (Governor) of the region & obtain a glimpse into the rich history of the region. Continue onto the ancient ruins of the once famous city of Sumharam (Khor Rohri).

    The city was the easternmost outpost of the Hadramawt Kingdom on the ancient incense route between the Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf and India. Khor Rori was an important port on the coast of Dhofar, and one of the major trading cities with frankincense, believed to have been the hub & harbor for the shipping of Frankincense (UNESCO World Heritage site).

    A picturesque drive then leads you to Mirbat, the ancient capital of Dhofar and the beginning of the ‘Frankincense trail’. Stroll through the streets lined with old Omani mud houses & visit the twin domed Bin Ali’s Tomb as a photo stop. A classic example of medieval architecture, On our way back to the port, explore the natural spring of Ayn Razat beautifully laid out amidst the tranquil lush mountains & nourished every day of the year by natural underground spring water. After the tour, back to hotel, evening at Leisure

    * Overnight at Salalah Hotel

  • DAY 11: Western Dhofar (B)

    Breakfast at the hotel

    Guest will pick up from the hotel and will start the half day Western Dhofar Tour by driving towards the Qara Mountains. On a road steadily winding up a steep incline, herds of Camels & Cattle are a common sight which gives a scenic view of a traditional Dhofari rural beauty. Visit the ancient tomb of Prophet Job situated in the scenic green mountains of the Salalah Plains. Experience the legendary story of Prophet Job and his devoutness.

    Proceed to the beach of Mughsail where the white sand touches the deep blue of the ocean & at high tide, where waves burst through the natural titanic Blow Holes, at the far end of the Rocky beach with a cave-like entrance. We thereafter continue along the Hairpin - bend road towards Western Border of Oman, with its breathtaking cliffs on either side to see the historical Frankincense trees growing in their natural habitat, deep down in the valleys, dotting the dry & craggy countryside.

    We take a short walk into the valleys to smell the Holy Incense amidst the scenic view of the region.On our return journey we make a photo stop at the lagoon at Mughsail where migratory birds – occasionally flamingos – are a common sight. After the tour, back to hotel, evening at Leisure                    

    * Overnight at Salalah Hotel

  • DAY 12: Departure to Muscat and day at Leisure (B)

    Breakfast at the hotel and check out from the hotel

    Guest will pick up from the hotel and transfer to Salalah International Airport for their Muscat departure flight

    Guest will pick up from Muscat International Airport and transfer to the hotel.  

    * Overnight at Muscat Hotel

     

  • DAY 13: Departure (B)

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Departure transfer to Muscat International Airport