Today is: 03-24-2023
Muscat – Ras Al Hadd – Wahiba – Nizwa- Jebel Shams- Wadi Bani Awf- Al Sawadi – Musandam
|Duration||10 Days 9 Nights|
|Pickup time||08:00 ~ 08:30 AM|
Day 01 (Quriyat fishing village Bimah Sinkhole, Wadi Shab Ras al Jinz)
In the Morning The tour starts with a short of Muscat city, then depart Muscat towards Sur through the Coastal Route, you will see Quriyat a small coastal fishing village, and proceed for a photo stop at the Bimah Sinkhole, Then we will continue along the white Beach of Fins where a beautiful white sandy beach beckons for a relaxing swim. The journey continues on the graded track to Wadi Shab, one of Oman's most spectacular wadis, flowing with fresh water most of the year alongside banana plantations and rocky paths. You can swim on through the warm waters of the pool to pool, Tour continues to Sur and Ras Al Hadd where an overnight stay is arranged. After dinner, we will drive you to Ras al Jinz Turtle’s sanctuary a protected Green turtle nesting reserve. Where you can see Oman`s great sea turtles on the beach nest and lay eggs, you have Possibilities to see baby turtles hatching from some nests.
Overnight stay in Ras Al Hadd.
(Lunch & Dinner Optional)
Day 02 (Wadi Bani Khaled, Wahiba Sands)
After Breakfast, we continue to Wadi Bani Khaled. It is one of the biggest and most beautiful Wadis in Oman. Enjoy a refreshing swim in its cool waters. Then we drive towards the Wahiba Sands to experience the magic of a true desert - almost a sea of constantly shifting sands. A drive through the inspiring sand dunes is a must. Enjoy the 4x4 dune-bashing and ride camels. Later, visit a local Bedouin family in their home to get a close-up view of their lifestyle and share coffee & dates with the genuine Bedouins.
Enjoy the Campfire & Dinner, Overnight in a Desert
Day 03 – (Nizwa, Round Tower Fort, Jabrin)
After Breakfast proceeds to Nizwa. Nizwa is the capital of the interior, and is the birthplace of Islam in the Sultanate of Oman. Nizwa boasts of the famous Round Tower Fort, built in the 17th century, and its Souq renowned for its Friday cattle auction, intricately hand-carved “Khanjars” (daggers) & ornamental silver jewelry. Jabrin, the finest of Oman’s castles built in the late 17th century, became a seat of Omani learning. The castle displays the highest achievement in Omani ceiling painting & beautifully executed woodcarvings.
Overnight stay in Nizwa.
Day 04 (Misfat Al Abrien Jebel Shams Wadi Ghul)
Then up a winding road into hills to the far away picturesque mountain village of Misfat Al Abrien, where time has stood still.
We proceed to drive up the towering mountains of Jebel Shams and deep ravines of Wadi Ghul and experience an untamed and rugged countryside, a pristine world interrupted here and there by tiny settlements, 3000 meters high, it is the highest mountain in Oman
Dinner and Overnight stay at Jebel Shams
Day 05 Jebel Shams, Nizwa Billad Sayt & Wadi Bani Awf
After Breakfast We leave Jebel Shams & Nizwa, We drive to one of the most charming picturesque mountain villages ever Billad Sayt where time seems to have stood still for ages, The village on top of the cliff is a spectacular sight when seen from the terraced farms below, which provide the basic needs for the local residents,
We continue our journey along the loop to Wadi Bani Awf, Our climb through the Wadi will take us up the Jebel ‘mountain’ where at a point along the climb you can see the gorge below, which indeed looks like a snake and those that desire can make the trek into it, There are several small pools here suitable for bathing
Our journey takes us along the Batinah to Nakhl “the date palm” grove where you can see the natural hot spring and the 350-year-old Nakhl Fort.
From Nakhl we drive you to Al Sawadi where you will spend the night
(Lunch & Dinner Optional)
Day 06 (beach Or Optional Sea Safaris tour)
After breakfast spend a full day at the beach Or an Optional Sea Safaris tour
After breakfast we transfer you to the Airport, You will take the morning flight to Musandam for 1 hour, Rest of the day is leisure at the hotel in Musandam
(Lunch & Dinner Optional)
Day 08 Arabic Dhow Fjords of Musandam
Today you will have a full day on the Arabic Dhow, Depart by our traditional Omani Dhow to the spectacular `Fjords of Musandam`. Midway through the cruise, the Dhow is anchored at the famous Telegraph Island, where you can swim and snorkel in the pleasant clear waters. Telegraph Island is the famous location where the British laid an under- water cable in 1864 from India to Basra, for onward communication to London.
Lunch and refreshments are served on board; there is also a possibility of seeing dolphins along the cruise.
Then we drive back to the Hotel
Day 09 (KHASAB City Jebel Harim Khasab Castle)
Today is also full-day tour of Khasab City & 4WD safari to Jebel Harim (Mountain). After Breakfast we will show you the city of Khasab, This small town is quiet and very laid back. Then take a small tour of Khasab Castle, The ortuguese constructed the fortress at the beginning of the 17th century until their retreat from the region. This castle which housed the Wali and his family in recent centuries and which once held prisoners has been restored and transformed into a regional museum. In the courtyard of the castle are boats and houses representative of the unique heritage of Musandam.
Then our journey will continue on a panoramic into the barren interior. This tour will give you an opportunity to enjoy the dramatic scenery of Musandam`s mountains, speckled with fossils dating back several million years, We drive to Jebel Harim 2087 meters, the highest mountain in Musandam. On the way, we pass the Bedouin village of Sayh situated at 1100 meters above sea level. This is a calm and peaceful village where one can cherish the beauty of Musandam on the plateau of the village.
Then we will continue to Rowdah village, where we can see a pre-Islamic graveyard and to Khawr Najid, a place with a stunning view overlooking the Indian Ocean side. Finally, we take you to see the Natural park of Acacia trees at Khalidiya and return back to Khasab/Hotel.
Day 10 back to Muscat
After Breakfast, we will drive you to the Airport for your flight back to Muscat
Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and valid until the end of December 2025, except during Easter, Christmas and New Year's holidays.
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