Explore Ad Dakhiliyah Region

  • Day 1: Arrival – Green Mountain (D)

    Arrival at Muscat International Airport

    Meet and Assist upon arrival with our English Speaking airport representative, guest will be transfer to Jabal Akhdar Hotel.  Check and dinner at the Hotel

    * Overnight at Jabal Akhdar Hotel

  • Day 2: Discover the Terraced Farming (B, D)

    Breakfast at the hotel 

    Guest will pick up from the hotel and will do the tour in Jabal Akhdar, meaning “The Green Mountain” in Arabic, is part of the Al Hajar mountain range, one of Oman’s most spectacular regions. Perched here 2,000 metres above sea level, Alila Jabal Akhdar overlooks a dramatic gorge, surrounded by awe-inspiring views of the Al HajarMountains.The perfect base for exploring the region’s magnificent landscape of rugged, untouched beauty while staying in the height of sumptuous comfort. A heaven for adventure travelers, nature lovers and those seeking a retreat from the desert heat.

    We will visit Diana View Point, it is located atop of Jabal Akhdar (Green Mountain) on Sayyag Plateau, near the city of Nizwa- Oman. It is called so due to visit of Princess Diana in 1986 to this scenic lookout. From here you can see the iconic terraced village such as “Al Ayn” which are producing the Mediterranean Fruits in Oman.

    Next stop will be Wadi Bani Habib is a green and photogenic but deserted village on top of Saiq Plateau, Jabal Akhdar (the green mountain) close to the city of Nizwa (about 150Km south-south west of Muscat) which is a real jewel in a deserters country like Oman. After the tour, back to Hotel, Dinner at the hotel

    * Overnight at Jabal Akhdar Hotel

  • Day 3: Nizwa Surrounding (B, D)

    Breakfast at the hotel

    Today, guest will pick up from the hotel and 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.

    We continue our visit to Bahla. It is a town in Ad Dakhiliyah, Oman. It is famous for its ancient fort and its poterry. The town is 40 km away from Nizwa and about 200 km from Muscat the capital. The old Bahla 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 in 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 the Yaruba dynasty Imam Bil'arab Bin Sultan, who ruled from 1679 to 1692. After the tour, drive back to the hotel, Dinner at the hotel

    * Overnight at Jabal Akhdar Hotel

  • Day 4: Back to Muscat (B)

    Breakfast at the hotel and check out

    Guest will pick up from the hotel and drive to 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. We will drive back to Muscat, check in the hotel.

    * Overnight at Muscat Hotel

  • Day 5: 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 MuttrahSouq, 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 6: Leisure (B)

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Day at leisure

    * Overnight at Muscat Hotel   

  • Day 7: Leisure (B)

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Day at leisure

    * Overnight at Muscat Hotel   

  • Day 8: Leisure (B)

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Day at leisure            

    * Overnight at Muscat Hotel   

  • Day 9: Leisure (B)

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Day at leisure            

    * Overnight at Muscat Hotel   

  • Day 10: Leisure (B)

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Day at leisure            

    * Overnight at Muscat Hotel   

  • Day 11: Departure (B)

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Departure transfer to Muscat International Airport