MUSCAT- BAHLA - JABREEN - AL HAMRA - BAIT AS SAFAH - JEBEL SHAMS
In the morning leave Muscat to discover the Oman interiors. Driving toward the Hajar mountains and Jebel Shams, where you will spend the first night in a comfortable mountain resort, you will stop first in Bahla to visit the Bahla Fort (17th century, UNESCO heritage site) and the ruins of the ancient village. Bahla is famous for its pottery and you will visit its famous Pottery Centre. Enjoy the Lunch at the local restaurant and then after you will stop at the Bait As-Safah, which is a heritage house at Al Hamra, where local woman and children show their real Omani life style. Continue driving to the Jebel Shams mountain (the highest point in the Arabian Gulf 3005 m. above sea level ) – where the well-known Grand Canyon of Oman is located. This evening you can relax and explore the Jebel Shams Mountain experience the wonders of a moonlit night, far away from the city lights.
Overnight in Jebel Shams on HB
JEBEL SHAMS - NIZWA - WAHIBA DESERT
After breakfast take some morning pictures at the Jebel Shams Grand Canyon. It is geologically spectacular, being one of the deepest canyons on the planet. Passing by the local village where the main activity of weaving is carried out over this region. After that we will head down the mountains towards Misfah Al Abriyeen, which is an ancient village that you can walk though ancient falaj system with a pleasant different shade of trees. Next visit Nizwa fort, with its unique rounded tower and the traditional souq. In the Nizwa souq you will see a lot of pottery coming from the near city of Bahla, magnificent silver Khanjars, Omani coffee and spices. Enjoy the Lunch at the local restaurant. Then drive deep into the heart of the Wahiba Sand. We arrive before sunset to ensure you experience the sun setting and camel riding over the golden. Afterwards enjoy the dinner and relax under the stars.
Overnight in Wahiba Sands on HB