We start in the morning drive from Muscat to Fanja photo stop, and continue to Nizwa where we will visit the Nizwa Fort and Souk, famous for Its Bedouin silver jewelers and beautifully crafted clay items. Continue to the old town of Birkat Al Mauz and then to the beautiful Jebel Al Akhdar, meaning “The Green Mountain’’ and it is the most impressive mountain of Oman (2300 M above sea level). We drive up about 20-30 km, where you may enjoy breathtaking view from the top. We will stay overnight at Jebel Akhdar Hotel
Arrival at Muscat International Airport
TBA - Meet and Assist upon arrival at the meeting point with our English Speaking Airport Representative. Then guests will be transferred to the chosen hotel.
Option 1: Muscat City Tour
Breakfast at the hotel.
08:30 AM – Guest will 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 cornice 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 it’s location between the twin Portuguese forts Mirani and Jalali (A brief photograph stop from outside only). Any one of the Muscat Museum, after the trip, we will drive back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at the chosen hotel.
Option 2: Desert Trip
Breakfast at the hotel.