UNESCO 5 Sites Tour

  • 7

    Nights
  • &

  • 8

    Days

Destination Covered :

MUSCAT - DAKHILIYAH AND SHARKIYAH REGIONS – DHOFAR

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DAY 1

ARRIVAL

Meet and greet upon arrival at Muscat International Airport by Jabal Shems Travel representative and assist you to the comforts of our vehicle to your hotel for check-in. This day you can relax and explore the downtown, and be prepared for a magnificent trip on the next day.

Overnight in Muscat on BB basis

DAY 2

MUSCAT - AL AYN - BAHLA – AL HAMRA – MISFAH AL ABREEN

Breakfast in the hotel and check out.
The journey starts with a visit to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, one of the biggest mosques in the Middle East. Later we will drive towards “Al Ayn Ancient Tombs” the first UNESCO world heritage site of our tour. The Archaeological Sites of Al-Ayn, along with Bat, and Al-Khutm, are a group of necropolises from the 3rd Millennium BC, located near a palm grove. They were declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1988. You will stop then in Bahla (UNESCO site since 1987) which is famous for its ancient fort and its pottery, a delightful old town that preserved its traditions. The whole site is surrounded by a protective wall of 12 km long which is still standing. After the visit of the famous Pottery Centre and Bahla Fort which was built in the late 17th century, time for lunch at the local restaurant. After lunch, we will head down the mountains towards Misfah Al Abriyeen, which is an ancient village that you can walk through the ancient falaj system (UNESCO sites from 2006) with a pleasant different shade of fruits. We will stop, in Al Hamra village for a short walk in the oasis before reach the hotel. You will stop for the night in a mountain resort near al Hamra (or in Nizwa).

Overnight in Al Hamra (or in Nizwa) on HB

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DAY 3

NIZWA – WAHIBA SANDS

Breakfast in the hotel and check out.
In the Morning we will discover Nizwa city by visiting its powerful fort with its massive circular cannon tower, one of the most powerful and impressive forts in Oman. Then you will be strolling through Nizwa Suq. Time for lunch in a local restaurants. Then drive deep into the heart of the desert (Wahiba Sands) just to arrive at your hotel (camp with all the comforts) before sunset to ensure you experience camel riding (at your discretion) and enjoy the sunset from the top of the dunes. Afterward, we will enjoy the dinner in the camp with traditional music (music is provided by the camp and depending on the number of the guests at the camp).

Overnight in Wahiba on HB basis

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DAY 4

WAHIBA - SUR - QALHAT - WADI TIWI - MUSCAT

Breakfast in the hotel and check out.
Today in the morning we will drive towards the village of Sur which is an ancient seaport famous for building Arabian dhows in the traditional way. We then have a short stop at Qalhat (UNESCO Site from 2018) where there is the Mausoleum of Bibi Maryam Tomb (This Mausoleum was built for Baha al-Din Ayaz, successor Mahmud b. Ahmad al- Qusi al- Qalhati the founder of the Hormuz Empire which flourished in the 8th/14th century. The mausoleum was built by the wife of Baha al-Din, Maryam, and is thus calling the Bibi Maryam mausoleum). Then drive towards Wadi Tiwi, here following the Wadi you will reach old villages and palm plantations, before reach Muscat.

Overnight in Muscat on BB basis

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DAY 5

HD MUSCAT CITY TOUR - FLIGHT TO SALALAH

Breakfast in the hotel and check out.
After breakfast, you will be met at the hotel with our tour guide for a half day Muscat city tour. We will drive along the picturesque Corniche with a photo stop at Al Alam Palace, the residence of his Majesty Sultan Qaboos. This palace is surrounded by the 16th century two Portuguese forts Mirani and Jalali.
A walk in the Muttrah suq before the transfer to the airport, and the flight to Salalah, the second largest city in the Sultanate. Free time in Salalah.

Overnight in Salalah on BB basis

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DAY 6

SALALAH – MIRBAT - KHOR RORI (SUMHURAM) – AL BALID

Breakfast in the hotel.
This day you will start to visit the Dhofar region that, in the past, saw the flourishing of the frankincense trade route. First stop will be in Mirbat, the ancient capital of Dhofar and the beginning of the Frankincense Trail. You can walk along the beach and through the old city to see the old Omani mud houses. Visit near Mirbat the Bin Ali’s Tomb and its particular long shape. Don’t miss the archeological site of Sumhuram (Khor Rori) which was once the easternmost outpost of the Khadramaut south Arabian kingdom on the ancient frankincense route between the Mediterranean Sea, the Persian Gulf, and India.
To complete this cultural day tour in Salalah and surrounding area, you will visit the Frankincense Museum, that display exhibits illustrating the Region’s and its history, and the archeological site of Al Balid.

Overnight in Salalah on BB basis

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DAY 7

UBAR – WADI DAWKA - RUB AL KHALI – SALALAH

Breakfast in the hotel.
This day you will continue to discover the Dhofar region. Leave Salalah in the early morning to reach the ancient city of Ubar, an archeological site discovered in 1992. Archaeologists believe that Ubar has been populated from 2800 BC up to 300 AD until when the city, built over a natural well, collapsed on itself. The city was an important frankincense trading center connecting the interior of the Arabian Peninsula and the coastal villages. After the short visit to the ruins, proceed to Rub Al Khali, and take your lunch over the dunes of the biggest desert in the world.
On your way back to Salalah take your time to make some pictures of the frankincense trees in Wadi Dawka (UNESCO site from 2000).

Overnight in Salalah on BB basis

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DAY 8

DEPARTURE

Breakfast in the hotel and check out.
After breakfast, departure to Muscat and connecting flight to your original destination

Terms and conditions

    The package is inclusive of:

  • 02 Airport transfers
  • 8 Days tour package as described in the program
  • Entry fees for Forts, Castles, Museums
  • Nights as described in the program:
  • 02 Nights in Muscat
  • 01 Night in Nizwa
  • 01 Night in Wahiba Sands
  • 03 Nights in Salalah
  • Meals as mentioned in the program
  • Transport by 4x4 vehicle with English / French / Italian speaking guide
  • Tax & Services charge for all the above mentioned services
  • 20% discount per child between 8 - 12 years. 50% discount per child Between 4 - 8. Infants Free of Cost

    The package is exclusive of:

  • Any Domestic or International Air Tickets
  • Personal expenses
  • Any other things which are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips