OMAN NATURE AND CULTURE (ECOTOUR)

  • 6

    Nights
  • &

  • 7

    Days

Destination Covered :

MOUNTAIN- CANYONS - WADIS AND DESERT

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DAY 1 - TUESDAY (suggested)

ARRIVAL

Meet and greet at the Muscat International Airport by the Jabal Shems Travel representative and assist in the comfort of our vehicle for your check-in hotel. This day you can relax and explore the center, and be prepared for a magnificent journey the next day.

Overnight in Muscat on BB base

DAY 2 - WEDNESDAY

CANYONING IN WADI BANI AWF – MISFAT AL ABREEN

Breakfast at the hotel and check out.

After breakfast at the hotel, you'll begin your adventure by reaching Wadi Bani Awf an ancient wadi, located in the Batinah region, a spectacular off-road across the Hajar Mountains that will take you up to 2100 meters above sea level.
On this day, be ready to walk rocks and jump into the cold water of Snake Gorge Canyon, one of the most famous canyons in Oman. Its name comes from the shape of the canyon reminiscent of a snake. Participants need proper shoes and clothing. After canyoning, the cars will take you to the old village of Misfah Al Abriyeen where you can take a shower, dinner and a nice sleep in a comfortable bed in a traditional local house.

Overnight in Misfat on HB

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DAY 3 - THURSDAY

HALF-DAY TREKKING TOUR IN MISFAH (5 HOURS) - AL HAMRA - NIZWA

Breakfast at the hotel and check out.

Breakfast will be served in the morning in the guesthouse and after that, start the day from the village of Misfat to Abreen with a half-day trekking tour. You'll pass through the ruins of old villages, water springs and gardens. You will stop by with the locals to enjoy the hospitality in Oman.
Continue your trek to a panoramic view of the village of Al Hamra.
After trekking, time for lunch and relax for a while.
Visit the village of Al Hamra before reaching the city of Nizwa and relax in a fully restored old house in the heart of the old town.

Overnight in Nizwa on BB

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DAY 4 - FRIDAY

NIZWA – WAHIBA SANDS

Breakfast at the hotel and check out.

In the morning we will discover the city of Nizwa. It is advisable to visit the city on Fridays, when omani come from many miles to visit the cattle market, around the space that allows sellers to guide their animals for sale in the slow circular walk, where buyers sit in the middle and along the edges, shouting a price. Once the agreement is reached, the transfer is carried out immediately and the animal is carried away with a rope or in the case of a small goat, it climbs on the arm. Don't miss Nizwa suq with its characteristic Omanite character, which sells a wonderful range of silver jewelry, antiques, leather goods and household utensils. Then discover Fort Nizwa, which was completed in 1650, is among the largest and oldest enclosures in Oman, as well as one of the most visited national monuments. We will continue our journey to the Wahiba Sand where you will have lunch with local food in a Bedouin tent. Get ready for the golden dune, enjoy the sunset view and visit the Bedouin family, have with them the traditional coffee dates of Oman and Halwa. Experience camel riding as you want - can be arranged.

Overnight at Wahiba Sands on AN HB basis

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DAY 5 - SATURDAY

WADI BANI KHALID – RAS AL HADD

Breakfast at the hotel and check out.

Today the shady canyons, small villages and rock pools as you drive along the course of the sharqiyah region's best-known wadi - Wadi Bani Khalid. Take an easy walk along the riverbed with plenty of time to cool off in the crystal clear waters of the rock pools. The caves form some of the interesting features of this wadi. These include Muqal Cave which is one of the Sultanate's underground chambers. Water sources are also common in this wadi.
Continue to Ras Al Hadd, home of the giant green turtle. Check in a simple but welcoming guesthouse.
After dinner, explore the beach of the Turtle Reserve to try to meet the Green Turtle.

Overnight in Ras al Hadd on a BB basis

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DAY 6 - SUNDAY

RAS AL HADD – SUR - WADI SHAB - MUSCAT

Breakfast at the hotel

Today in the morning we will drive to the village of Sur, which is an ancient port famous for the construction of Arab dhow in the traditional way. We then have a short stop in Qalhat where there is the Mausoleum of the Tomb of Bibi Maryam (the mausoleum was built for Baha al-Din's wife, Maryam, and so calls the mausoleum of Bibi Maryam). Then drive Wadi Shab with its green pools and lush plantations, here we will enjoy a walk through the Wadi. Take your time to enjoy the cold water of the natural pools.
Our last stop will be Bimmah Sink Hole, a spectacular limestone crater created many years ago by a collapsing mountain filled with blue-green sea water - a true wonder of nature that is definitely worth a look. Enjoy the rest of the view while driving back to Muscat.

Overnight in Muscat on BB base

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DAY 7 - MONDAY

MUSCAT CITY TOUR AND DEPARTURE

Hotel breakfast and check-out

Guests will be picked up from the hotel and visit the Grand Mosque of Sultan qaboos, admire one of the most beautiful architectural works. The mosque was built over a 6-year period from 1995 to 2001. The main chandelier is made of pure Swarovski crystal and the carpet that adorns the large prayer room has been woven by experts, made of pure Persian silk.
Visit the magnificent Al Alam Palace, the official residence of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, the ruler of Oman. The palace is an architectural marvel both for its design and its location between the two Portuguese fortresses Mirani and Jalali (a short photo stop only from the outside). Proceed later to explore Muttrah Souq, one of the most popular souks in the Middle East. Take a stroll through its labyrinthine alleys inviting with myriad goods, from imported fabrics to exotic oriental spices, perfumes and richly crafted artifacts. A visit to this bustling, pulsating hub of Muscat's old neighborhood makes for a delightful experience. You will then be taken to the hotel afterwards for a shower and transfer to the airport.

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Terms and conditions

    The package is inclusive of:

  • 02 Airport transfers
  • 7 Days tour package as described in the program
  • Entry fees for Forts, Castles, Museums, Dolphin & Turtle Watching
  • Nights as described in the program
  • 02 Nights in Muscat
  • 01 Night in Misfah
  • 01 Night in Nizwa
  • 01 Night in Wahiba
  • 01 Night in Ras al Hadd
  • 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