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OMAN EXCURSION – 5 DAYS TOUR

 

DAY 01: ARRIVE MUSCAT

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 chauffer who will assist you to the comforts of our vehicle to drive you the hotel.
Overnight in Muscat Hotel.

DAY 02: HALF-DAY CITY TOUR OF 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 drive to old part of the town to visit the Bait Al Zubair Museum, a private collection exhibiting the wealth ofOman’s history and thus imparting knowledge about the country’s rich culture and traditions to the visitor. Later 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. You also drive along the picturesque Corniche to the once walled district Muscat. You will be strolling through Muttrah Souq, where you will be bargaining for handicrafts and silver items and then you return to the hotel.
Overnight in Muscat Hotel.

DAY 03: FULL DAY EXCURSION TO BATINAH REGION

Morning we will drive to Nakhal, en route visit Seeb fish market and Fanja farms. You reach Nakhal which has a 350 years old magnificent fort and is dramatically located at the top of rock mountain cliff. The area is surrounded with dates plantations. The narrow road through the town winds up to the Hot Springs, which is a popular picnic, spot. After spending some time at Nakhal we will continue for Rustaq (about 55 kms Southwest of Nakhal), once the capital of this area and always a major trading center of Oman, Later we will drive back to Muscat via Al Hazam (Only Photo stop, Closed for renovations).
Overnight in Muscat Hotel.

DAY 04: NIZWA FORT-AL HAMRA-MISFAH-BAHLA-JABREEN

Morning drive to the historic town of Nizwa, Oman’s cultural capital. You visit the powerful Fort with its massive Circular Cannon Tower, one of the most impressive forts in Oman and the traditional Souq. Later drive to Al Hamra 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). Lunch will be arranged with Omani Family 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 closed for renovation only a photo stop is planned. Bahla is also famous for its pottery. Then you proceed to 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.
Overnight Muscat Hotel.

DAY 05: DEPARTURE TRANSFER

Departure transfers to Airport to connect the flight back home.