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Duration: 8 DAYS TOUR
Location: MUSCAT
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EXPLORE SHANGRI-LA MUSCAT

 

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 at Hotel Muscat.

DAY 02: MUSCAT CITY TOUR-NIZWA

Early in the morning, you will be met at the hotel for a half day city orientation tour. You visit the GrandMosque, one of the largest mosques in the Middle East,Drive along the picturesque Corniche with a photo stop at Al Alam Palace, the residence of his Majesty Sultan Qaboos. The palace is flanked by the 16th century portugueseforts Mirani andJalali. Before winding up the tour you will be strolling through Muttrah Souq and then return to the hotel. Enjoy the Lunch at Capri Court restaurant. Evening transfer to Bait Al Zubair Museum for a visit followed by a Private Arabic Cuisine dinner with music. Later transfer to Nizwa. Overnight in Nizwa.

DAY 03: NIZWA-MUNSIFAH (OLD IBRA)-WAHIBA

After breakfast.Morning we depart on a full day trip to the historical & heritage capital of Oman -Visit Nizwa souq where potteries, gold& silver wares are sold. Then visit the famous round tower fort of Nizwa, probably the best fort architecture in Oman. From here you proceed to Munsifah to walk through the remains of the old village with its clay houses. There after proceed to Wahiba. Your journey continues to Wahiba sands, with its golden sand dunes.Meet a Bedouin family, do some dune bashing which consists in going up and down the dunes like a roller coaster with your 4×4. Enjoy the tranquillity of the desert …… The night in the desert will be a memorable one.
Overnight in Wahiba Sands.

DAY 04: WAHIBA –WADI BANI KHALID- DHOW FACTORY- RAS AL HAD-TURTLE

After breakfast, you will start by a drive to the Wadi Bani Khalid, one of the most picturesque wadis in Oman where water flows all year round. ……more pools with waterfalls. Wadi Bani Khalid with its deep blue pools of water fringed by the date palms which is an ideal spot to relax or enjoy a refreshing swimWe board the 4WDs in the morning and drive through beautiful countryside along the Eastern Hajar Mountains. Later on destination is the fishing town of Sur, the eastern most town on the Arabian Peninsula, where until recently the famous Omani Dhows were built. Dhow building in Sur dates back centuries and is closely linked with the maritime heritage of Oman. From Sur too, in the old days, the Omanis were sailing the seas, mainly to India.

We will set out for a tour around town and later in the evening we will drive to Ras Al Jinz to see the endangered green sea turtles come to nest on the beach {2100 hrs – 23 00 hrs}.
Overnight in Ras al Hadd.

DAY 05 : RAS AL HAD-BIBI MIRYAM TOMB-BIMMAH SNIKHOLE- WADI TIWI-WADI ARBAYEEN

After Breakfast,your tour starts from Qalhat .At the turn of the century Qalhat became Oman’s export port for Liquefied Natural Gas. Photo stop at Bibi Miryam TombWe pass by white sandy beaches and rocky coves, stopping at Bimmah Sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater, Fins Beach with its beautiful white sand, By passing throughWadi Tiwi, a picturesque fishing village, we reach Qalhat, an ancient port and trading city..
Explore the beautiful Wadi Arbayeen which can only be accessed after an exciting drive through the mountains. Proceed to Muscat via Quriyat and check into the hotel of your choice. Back to Muscat
Overnight at Hotel Shangri-La Muscat

Day 06 :  Day at Leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel Shangri-La Muscat

Day 07 :  Day at Leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel Shangri-La Muscat

DAY 08 : DEPARTURE TRANSFER

Departure transfers to Airport to connect the flight back home.