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This Desert and Coastal Safari tour, we explore the famous Wahiba Sands Desert where we do dune bashing and enjoy the authentic Omani Hospitality by Bedouin family still living in desert before going to Sur and exploring the beautiful Wadi Bani Khalid, see turtles hatch in Ras Al Jinz Resort. On our way back to Muscat we visit Wadi Tiwi, Qalhat, Fins Beach, Bimah Sinkhole and Quriyat before we wind up our tour.
1) Accommodation on Single or Double sharing basis at above mentioned hotels or similar. 2) 04WD with maximum of 04-pax in one car with English speaking driver guide. 3) Picnic lunch provided on day 03. 4) All Entrance fees are included.
Day 1: Wahiba Sands Tour Today we start our Desert and Coastal Safari Tour. We start our tour by 9am upon meeting the driver cum guide at hotel/airport and we travel to Wahiba Sands. The always changing patterns of red and white sands in the desert makes it a photographer’s delight. Take some pics and spend some time before proceeding to visit a Bedouin family in the desert and have lunch together and experience authentic Omani hospitality. Shortly after, check in at Desert Camp and get freshened up. Your driver will take you out for a super exciting dune bashing on 4WD. Once back at camp, you can opt for a camel ride or ride a sand buggy or try your hand in sand skiing (at extra cost). After sunset, it will be time for your special BBQ dinner under the canopy watching the stars. Overnight stay at Desert Camp. Day 2: Sur After a hearty breakfast at the camp, we start our way towards Wadi Bani Khalid, a beautiful oasis in between mountains. Among the most beautiful wadis in Oman, one cannot miss visiting this place for its turquoise blue clear waters and small hamlets. Spend some quality time in Wadi Bani Khalid before proceeding to Sur via coastal route where you can view the remnants of Dhow shipyard which has been shutdown. Sur is mainly famous for its Dhows and Dhow shipyard. We have food at local seafood restaurant and travel to Ras Al Jinz and check in at Ras Al Jinz Beach Hotel. We visit turtle sanctuary at Ras Al Jinz and if we are lucky we can see green turtles nesting after travelling thousands of miles to come ashore and lay their eggs. After the tour, back to hotel for overnight stay. Day 3: Back to Muscat and Departure Today after breakfast at hotel, we start our way back to Muscat via coastal road. On the way back, we stop by Bibi Mariam Tomb in Qalhat for photostop, in Wadi Tiwi which is famous for its beautiful wadi and lush green setting followed by Fins Beach which is a white sand beach, Bimah Sinkhole and Quriyat Village. We will have our picnic lunch in between and once we arrive in Muscat by evening, the driver will drop us off at hotel or airport.