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This tour is with all the bells and whistles as we explore the cityscape of Muscat before visiting coastal town of Sur, deserts of Wahiba Sands, cultural hotspots of Nizwa, beautiful villages of Al Hamra and experiencing authentic Arabic cuisine and shop your fill before departing back to Muscat and to your next destination.
1) Inclusive of Tourist Visa & on Arrival assistance by Plaza Premium Lounge. 2) Arrival and Departure transfers in Saloon car. 3) Accommodation on Single or Double sharing basis at above mentioned hotels or similar. 4) 04Wheel Drive tour with maximum 04pax in one car with English speaking driver guide. 5) Sunset Dhow Cruise with two way transfers. 6) All applicable entrance tickets are included 7) Lunches as mentioned in the itinerary. 8) All Entrance fees are included.
Day 1: Muscat Welcome to Oman ! Upon arrival at Muscat International Airport, you will be assisted by the representative from Plaza Premium Lounge regarding Emigration and Visa Formalities. Meet and Greet by our company representative before transferring to hotel for getting freshened up after your long flight. By late afternoon, get ready to commence our ‘Muscat by Night’ tour’. Our tour commences by a drive along the Mutrah Corniche, passing through the Muscat Port, through the roads via Mountains in the coastal region to Qurum towards Grand Mosque, Muscat. Our tour ends in Kargeen Restaurant, where a delicious Arabic Themed Dinner is readied for you. Transfer back to hotel for overnight stay. Day 2: City Tour of Muscat Morning after a delicious breakfast in hotel, we start our Muscat city tour. You will be met at the hotel for pickup and proceed for half day city orientation tour. Visit the Grand Mosque, and being one of the largest mosques in the middle east is no small feat. Time for you to explore the amazing architecture and take some pics before proceeding to the Natural History Museum which showcases the history of the Sultanate. Next up in the tour program is the Al Alam Palace, which is the official residence of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos. Enroute you can view the picturesque Corniche in Muttrah. After photostop at Al Alam Palace, visit the 16th century twin Portuguese forts-Mirani and Jalali. Have a bird’s eye view of the Muscat Port and shortly after you will be taken to Muttrah Souq where you can shop for souvenirs. After the tour, you will be transferred to Rumba Latina restaurant, Cave Muscat for your lunch. After your lunch drop off to hotel. Today evening, get ready to explore Bait Al Zubair Museum and after the tour, you have a sunset cruise scheduled along Muscat’s coastline on traditional Omani Dhow which is as authentic as it gets (please note that this tour operates only on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays) and you will be treated to a lavish spread at a nice restaurant in the Corniche. Transfer back to hotel for overnight stay. Day 3: Sur After a scrumptious breakfast at your hotel, check out from hotel and we start our south eastern tour of Oman today by journeying across the coastal road to Sur. The drive is beautiful and we pass by rugged mountains and scenic countryside to Wadi Dhaiqa Dam. Our first stop will be at Bimah Sinkhole and we proceed to Fins Beach. Spend some time in both these nice spots before proceeding to Wadi Tiwi to experience the turquoise clear waters of the oasis and its lemon and date plantations. We have a nice lunch at Wadi Tiwi hotel and we travel to Sur for checking into our hotel. Time for you to get freshened up until its time for early dinner at hotel. We visit Turtle Sanctuary at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve and after the tour, we head back to hotel for overnight stay. Day 4: Wahiba Sands Tour Today, after breakfast at hotel, we check out of our hotel and its time for a small orientation tour of Sur, city famous for its shipyard and dhows. Dhow is a traditional Wooden Omani Boat in which fishermen from Oman travelled the mighty seas. Our next stop is Wadi Bani Khalid, known as one of the most beautiful wadi’s in Oman. We have our picnic lunch in Wadi Bani Khalid and you can view many omani families and tourists having their getaway spot already reserved in Wadi Bani Khalid. It is a nice break from the monotonous hustle and bustle of city. After the lunch, we start our desert tour. We drive into Wahiba Sands and explore the endless spread of red and white mass of sand. Your driver will take you through some very exciting sand dune driving through the desert. Time is there for optional camel ride or some sand skiing (at extra cost). We reach the home of Bedouin family in the desert for traditional Arabic hospitality with coffee and dates. Shortly after we reach 1000 nights camp for check in and enjoy a ravishing barbeque dinner with Omani music and dance show. After dinner, overnight at 1000 nights camp. Day 5: Nizwa and Al Hamra Tour We have a nice breakfast in the camp and proceed to Oman’s cultural capital, Nizwa. We start off our tour by visiting Souq and Nizwa Fort. Nizwa Souq is among the top souq’s in the region and Nizwa Fort is among the finest examples of architecture in Oman and entire Middle East. After the tour, we reach Jabreen Castle before proceeding to Al Hamra. We have our lunch at local restaurant and afternoon we start our way towards Jabel Shams also known as the Mountain of the Sun. Explore Oman’s highest peak, also known as Middle East’s own Grand Canyon. After spending some time in the cool weather, we drive back to hotel for overnight stay. Day 6: Al Hamra Tour Today we will be exploring the Al Hamra region. After a nice breakfast at hotel, we start our way towards the Misfat Al Abryeen village. Explore the village and take a leisurely stroll through the many plantations in the village and learn about the falaj system which is very effectively implemented in the village. After the tour, we return to Muscat and check in at our hotel in Muscat for overnight stay. Day 7: Departure After a hearty breakfast at hotel, we spend our day at leisure. Check out from hotel and by evening you will be transferred to airport for your return flight back home with happy memories of your tour with us !