JEWELS OF OMAN

  • 6

    Nights
  • &

  • 7

    Days

Destination Covered :

MUSCAT - ASH SHARQIYAH - AL HAMRA - AD DAKHILIYAH

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DAY 01

ARRIVAL IN MUSCAT

Meet & greet upon arrival at Muscat International Airport by a Jabal Shems Travel representative who will escort you to your hotel for the check-in.

Overnight in Muscat on BB

DAY 02

QURIYAT - BIMMAH SINKHOLE - WADI SHAB - SUR - RAS AL HADD

The tour begins by taking the road to the coastal town of Quriyat, which is a quiet fishing village and famous for its resistance to Portuguese invasion. The main sightseeings are the Quriyat Fort, which is in the middle of the town, and the harbor area. Then the tour continues onto a photo stop at the "Bimmah Sinkhole", a big natural hole, filled by water, created by the collapsing of the roof of a cave millions of years ago. Drive to Wadi Shab. This Wadi is one of the most famous Wadi in Oman, a place where locals and tourists go, especially in the summer, to escape from the high temperatures of Muscat. When you reach the entrance of the Wadi, a small boat will allow you to cross the river’s mouth for most of the year full of water. Once you have crossed the river, just follow the well-signed footpath that will lead you to the refreshing natural pools. Take a bath, relax and enjoy your time.
Continuing your journey you will reach soon Sur, the main city of Ash Sharqiyah region, and, in the past, one of the biggest port in Oman from where the commercial ships sailed off into the Ocean and the East Africa harbors. Sur is still considered the most important place for the traditional wooden ships construction. You will visit one of the last shipyards in the whole Middle East, a great opportunity to look at the handmade construction of these incredible ships. Take a photo of the dhow and proceed to Ras al Hadd, where after the dinner in the hotel you will visit the Turtle reserve to watch the Giant Green Turtles laying the eggs. After, return to your hotel for the night.

Overnight in Ras Al Hadd on HB

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DAY 03

WADI BANI KHALID - WAHIBA SANDS

In this morning you will start by a drive to the Wadi Bani Khalid, one of the most picturesque Wadi in Oman. Enjoy a swim in the crystal clear waters of the Wadi, perfect spot to take memorable pictures of its small waterfall and Green pools. Then drive deep into the heart of the Wahiba Sands. We arrive before sunset to ensure you experience the sun setting and camel riding (on request) over the golden sands, and afterward enjoy the dinner at the camp.

Overnight in Wahiba Sands on HB

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DAY 04

IBRA - BIRKAT AL MOUZ - NIZWA

After the night in the desert, you will leave the sands behind and continue our journey towards Ibra in Ash-Sharqiyah Region. In Ibra, you spot many watchtowers situated on the surrounding hills which pay silent tribute to its past strategic position. After that, we depart towards Sinaw - lively and vibrant Souq area. It constitutes the main meeting point where the Bedouin meet and socialize.
Right on the road from Ibra to Nizwa, make a small tour to find the ruins of a beautiful village - "Birkat Al Mouz" - a real ghost town. Located at the bottom of the Jebel Akhdar Mountains, at only 30 minutes from Nizwa, "Birkat Al Mouz" is an oasis, with dates and banana plantations. From here we will continue driving to Nizwa, which was the capital of Oman from 751 to 1154 AD and it is still regarded as the cultural capital.

Overnight in Nizwa on BB

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DAY 05

NIZWA - BAHLA - JABREEN CASTLE - AL HAMRA - BAIT AS SAFAH - JEBEL SHAMS

In this morning after the breakfast, we will start our journey to discover Nizwa which was once the ancient capital of Oman. We will go through the traditional, craft Souq and visit the majestic Fort with its large circular tower. 
This will be the right day to discover the Omani fortifications; after Nizwa you will have the time to look at Jabreen Castle, which preserve its original decorated ceiling and then proceed to Bahla Fort a UNESCO heritage site. Enjoy the Lunch at the local restaurant. Then we will continue driving to the Jebel Shems mountain (the highest point in the Arabian Gulf 3005 m) – which is known as the Grand Canyon of Oman. This evening you can relax and explore the Jebel Shams Mountain.

Overnight in Jebel Shams on HB

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DAY 06

JEBEL SHAMS - AL HAMRA - MISFAH AL ABRIYEEN - WADI BANI AWF - MUSCAT

After breakfast, you can take some picture of the Grand Canyon, geologically spectacular, being one of the deepest canyons on the planet. After lunch, we will stop at the Bait As-Safah, which is a heritage house at Al Hamra, where local woman and children show their real Omani lifestyle and in Misfah Al Abriyeen, which is an ancient village that you can walk through the ancient falaj system with a pleasant different shade of plantations. 
In the afternoon you will be in the middle of the Hajar Mountains. First reach a pass of 2100 –meter high and following a spectacular off-road road through the highest mountains of Oman you will cross Wadi, small villages, palms, old ruins and the incredible Snake Canyon. After about 45 km of off-road, you will find again the asphalt and you will return to the modern civilization. 
Continue to Muscat, to your hotel for a relaxing evening.

Overnight in Muscat on BB

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DAY 07

MUSCAT CITY TOUR - SULTAN PALACE - PORTUGUESE FORTS - MUSEUM - MUTTRAH SUQ - DEPARTURE

After breakfast, you will be met at the hotel with our tour guide for a full day Muscat city tour. The journey starts with a visit to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, one of the biggest mosques in the Middle East. Then you will drive along the picturesque Corniche with a photo stop at Al Alam Palace, the ceremonial palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos. This palace is surrounded by the 16th century two Portuguese forts Mirani and Jalali. Next, you will visit the Bait Al Zubair Museum, a private collection exhibiting the customs and the traditions of Oman. Enjoy the Lunch at the local restaurant and an afternoon shopping in Muttrah Souq, where you will be bargaining for handicrafts and silver items.
At the end of the visit, transfer to airport for your departure flight.

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Terms and conditions

    The package is inclusive of:

  • Transfers
  • A/C Vehicle
  • Guide

    The package is exclusive of:

  • Visa Entry
  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature