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EXPLORE OMAN – 10 DAYS TOUR

 

DAY 01 : ARRIVAL MUSCAT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – HOTEL

You will arrive at the Muscat International Airport. Upon your arrival you proceed straight to the Immigration. Immigration & customs are quick & simple. Upon arrival at the General arrival lounge you will be met by our friendly & efficient AFAQ Travel & Tourism chauffeur who will assist you to the comforts of our vehicle to drive you the hotel.
Overnight stay at Muscat.

 

DAY 02: MUSCAT FULL DAY CITY TOUR(DOLPHIN WATCHING-MUTTRA SOUQ-SULATAN PALACE-PORTUGUESE FORTS)

Morning after breakfast your tour start with Dolphin watching and Muscat sightseen. Morning after breakfast your tour
guide will wait for you to drive Marina Bander Rowdha

Dolphin Watching– Meet at Marina Bander Rowdha at 15 minutes before agreed time before setting out to sea for a 1 hour dolphin watching while taking in the scenic mountainous Muscat coast. Light refreshments provided on boat.
Later on drive to Qantab (Oman Dive Center), One of the pristine beaches in Muscat and relax on beach for Lunch. Later you drive along the picturesque Cornice to the once walled district Muscat. Visit Bait Al Zubair Museum. You will have photo stops at the residence of his Majesty Sultan Qaboos, the Al Alam Palace, which is flanked by the 16th century Portuguese forts Mirani and Jalali. Evening you will be strolling through Muttrah Souq, where you will be bargaining for handicrafts and silver items. Overnight Hotel Muscat

DAY 03 : GRAND MOSQUE-MUSCAT AMOUAGE FACTORY -NAKHAL FORT-HOT SPRING WATER-RUSTAQ-WADI BANI AWF-MUSCAT

Morning, you will be met at the hotel for a full day City Tour. The tour begins with a visit to the beautiful Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque one of the largest mosques in the Middle East. Later on tour proceed from Amouage Factory it is a nice luxury fragrance house in Oman.Then tour will proceed towards Batinah region where Rustaq was once the capital of Oman, during the era of Imam Nasir bin Murshid al Ya’arubi. Rustaq Fort, built four centuries prior to the dawn of Islam in Oman, is an imposing structure built on three levels, containing separate houses, an armory, a mosque and four towers. The tallest tower stands over 18.5m high and has a diameter of 6m. The journey continues to Nakhal and its 17th Century Fort built on the peak of a mountain.
Nakhal Fort is one of the most spectacular forts, dramatically located at the edge of the Jebel Akhdar Mountains in northwest Oman. It is surrounded by a beautiful oasis. There is an area with healing warm springs, the most notable being Ayn A’ Thowarah. Its waters run at 45°C and are regarded as a cure for rheumatism and skin diseases due to its sulfur content. We then drive through the spectacular Wadi Bani Auf . This stretch of graded road is very adventurous & for the physically fit only as it involves steep bends and bumpy roadsOvernight in Muscat.

DAY 04 : MUSCAT-JABREEN-BAHLA-AL HAMRA-WADI GHUL- JEBEL SHAMS-NIZWA

Morning after breakfast your tour start to visit Jabrin castle built in 17th century is one of the finest of its kind. Its magnificent plasterwork, the carved doors and the painted wooden beams of the ceilings makes this castle amazingly different. Thereafter continue to Bahla, one of the oldest small towns of Oman and in the 12th century the capital of the tribe living in the region. As the monumental fort is cl

osed for renovation only a photo stop is planned. Bahla is also famous for its pottery. Later on proceed towards Al Hamra and Misfah to see one of the oldest villages of this region. The traditional mud houses dated back from 400 years are still occupied. The falaj system used in this village one of the oldest of this kind (UNESCO site). Thereafter drive to visit Wadi Gul & Wadi Nakhar the remote villages exactly at the drop point of great canyon. Continue your journey to the top of Jebel Shams, “Sun Mountain”, Oman’s highest peak, 3009 m. The cooler temperatures will surprise as you reach the top to get a spectacular view of the “Grand Canyon”.Overnight in Nizwa.

DAY 05 : NIZWA FORT- FRIDAY SOUK, BARKAT AL MAWZ, JEBEL AKHDAR, NIZWA

Morning visit the powerful Fort with its massive Circular Cannon Tower, one of the most impressive forts in Oman and the traditional Cattle market Friday Souq. Later on Tour proceeds towardstoJebel Akhdar in Arabic means “Green Mountain” but it is also kn
own as the Sayq Plateau. Your guide will take you for an incredible journey. Make your way to the pretty village of Birkat Al Mauz, located at the foot of Jebel Akhdar. Wonder in the old streets of abandoned houses made of mud and straw.

Your guide will take you to the top of Jebel Akhdar, also famous for its rose, fruit and nut plantations, there are many
small villages which farms one of the best in Oman.Depending on the season you can visit the rose water factory, rose water from Jebel Akhdar is very famous in Oman. From a

view point, see the villages on the other side that cling vertiginously to the rock walls, as well as the terraced rose plantations. If you wish you can do the trek W18b from Al Aqur village, your guide will meet you at the next village. Explore the hanging gardens before heading to your last stop, Wadi Bani Habib. A charming little abandoned village perched on a wadi, there is a trek to reach the village but you can also see it from the road. This tour is a delightful way to escape the heat because of the cooler mountain air. Overnight in Nizwa.

DAY 06 : NIZWA-IBRI BAT TOMBS-AL AIN TOMBS-NIZWA

Morning after breakfast tour start for the small village of BAT is home to a remarkable array of Bronze Age tombs, towers and other remains, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988 (along with those at nearby Al Ayn). The site dates back to between 2000 and 3000 BC, forming, according to UNESCO, “the most complete collection of settlements and necropolises from the 3rd millennium BC in the world”
Overnight in Nizwa.

DAY 07 : SINAW CAMEL MARKET, IBRA MARKET, MUNSIFA(AL QABIL TOWERS), WAHIBA DESERT

Morning after breakfast tour start for Sinaw village market and from here you proceed to Munsifa to walk through the remains of the old Ibra village with its clay houses Later on proceed towards Wahiba sands, a vast mass of undulating red and white sea of sand .
Laid out before us like a great ocean of sand the endless dunes, some rising to 100 metres in height, are generally rusty red at the base and hon
ey colored on the top – an alluring landscape of changing contours and colors. The sands are home to the Beduine, nomadic tribesmen who roam the land with goats and camels, or live in small fishing villages. An exhilarating drive across the dunes brings us to our nightstop in the Wahiba Sands. Sunset promises stunning photo opportunities amidst the spectacular dunes, before we settle down for another night under the desert sky. Evening watch spectacular sunset from top of the dunes.
Overnight at Wahiba Sands.

DAY 08 : WAHIBA- QAHID BEACHES- RAS AL HADD NIGHT VISIT TO THE GREEN TURTLES.

After breakfast leave the camp to Qahid crossing Wahiba sands driving bobbing off the dunes. It takes 4 hours to cross the desert and drive through castle line towards Ras AL Hadd on route havepicnic lunch in al Ashkhara beach. Tour continue towards Ras al Hadd.
After an early dinner you will visit the turtle sanctuary at Ras Al Jinz, where at night the Green Turtles, after a journey of thousands of kilometers will come ashore to lay their eggs. You then return to Hotel for the overnight Ras Al Hadd.
Overnight in Ras Al Hadd.

DAY 09 : SUR DHOW FACTORY-VILLAGE OF AYJA-WADI TIWI-WADI SHAB-WHITE SANDS BEACH-BIMMAH SINK HOLE- MUSCAT.

After breakfast to start for Sur,By the 6th Century, Sur was an established centre for trade with East Africa. Today the city has retained its reputation as a major Dhow building town that famous for its trading and Dhow BuildingYard Later on proceed towards Al Ayja Village in Sur then tour will continue to Qalhat famous for its history of exports to and imports of spices from India. Looking over at Qalhat is the Bibi Mariam Tomb stop for photo.(closed for archaeological searches). You will then stop and enter Wadi Tiwi and Wadi Shabwith its green pools and lush plantations which means a “wadi between the cliffs”, enjoy a walk through the wadi, walking shoes are strongly recommended. Going up the wadi you will soon see
pools appearing before you and you may also enjoy a refreshing swim in those pools. Tour continue towards to Bimah sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with inviting blue-green water, concrete steps lead down the side making swimming possible. Proceed to Muscat via Quriyat and check into the hotel of your choice.
Overnight in Muscat.

DAY10 : TRANSFER HOTEL – MUSCAT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Transfer from hotel to airport for departure.