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Overview
At the crossroads between three continents and four seas, Oman has always been a strategic country at the tip of the Arabian gulf, with a great maritime history, symbolized by the adventures of Sinbad the Sailor. An enchanting land, home to an ancient civilization, already mentioned in Mesopotamian texts of five thousand years ago. Its inhabitants lived in the desert and the sea taking advantage of the natural resources, building forts and Palaces, Castles, walls and boats agile and fast. Ruled by one of the oldest dynasties in the region, is now also one of the most peaceful countries in the Gulf with a population proud of its traditions and famous for its hospitality.
Detailed Itinerary

At 0830hrs, you will meet our tour guide in your Hotel in Muscat. You will start your journey and proceed along the coastal road heading to Sur. On the way you stop at Bimah sinkhole, formation of the karst topography and a scenic wonder. From here it’s a short distance to the Fins Beach, a white sandy beach. You will continue the tour to Wadi Shab, which translates as a gorge between the cliffs. Only accessible on foot, the path winds its ways up the wadi past caves, plantations, cliffs and deep pools with the scenery changing at every step. At the end of Wadi Shab there is a swim through the famous keyhole into the secluded world thrilling of fantasy. (Picnic lunch packets can be served at an optional cost). After spending some time there, you will then proceed to Sur and visit dhow yards and you might see the dhow still being made by hand. You will then drive to the undulating Golden sands of the Wahiba Desert.

The great Wahiba sands are longitudinal dunes 200 KM’s long and 100 KM’s wide running south from the Eastern Hajars to the Arabian Sea. This is the traditional home of the Bedouin, hardy spirited people who know how to survive in these harsh desert conditions. You are invited to meet with a Bedouin family and gain an intimate insight into their traditional lifestyle.

You will then be driven approximately 20KM’s in to the desert to reach your camp for your overnight stay. The drive is an exciting and an adrenaline filled experience driving through high sand dunes.

After reaching your camp and completing check-in formalities, you will be driven on top of a dune to watch the magnificent sunset. Return to the Camp and enjoy a traditional BBQ style dinner under the starlit sky.

Overnight at: Safari Desert Camp
Hotel category: Tourist category accommodation
Room category: Standard room (Hut)
Meals included: Dinner

Breakfast at the Camp. By 0830Hrs, you embark on your tour towards Wadi Bani Khalid the Lost Shangri La. Starting off at the village with its endless date plantation, we then walk on following intricate cave passages weaving through the wadi. The pool is cool, deep and absolutely stunning with silky clear water. (Lunch at an optional cost)

You then proceed to Nizwa, the old capital of Oman. You visit the souk showcasing a wonderful array of handicrafts - coffee pots, swords, leather goods, silverware, antiques, and household utensils. Check in at the hotel around 1600hrs for your overnight stay.

Overnight at: Falaj Daris Hotel
Hotel category: 3 star category accommodation
Room category: Standard room
Meals included: Breakfast

Breakfast at the Hotel. You leave the Hotel at 0830Hrs and visit Nizwa fort, which completed in the 1650's, was the seat of power during the rule of the Al Ya'ruba dynasty and is Oman's most visited National monument. You then drive towards Bahla, the oldest recorded region of civilization in Oman.
Photo stop at the huge loam fort. The forts main feature is its 7-mile long walls which were patrolled by sentries night and day. Bahla is also known as the pottery capital of Oman. Because of its cultural value, Bahla is placed in the UNESCO’s list of heritage monuments.

From here it is a short distance to the mighty bastion of Jabrin and the crown seat of the Yaruba Dynasty. You will then proceed to Misfat Al Abrein, a picturesque village strapped on to the side of a mountain. As you walk around this beautiful village where time has come to a standstill, you will be moved by the simplicity and friendliness of the people. (Picnic Lunch can be served at an optional cost) You then proceed back to Muscat and we drop you off at your hotel in Muscat approximately around 1600Hrs.

Meals included: Breakfast

Inclusions

2 Night’s accommodation on twin sharing basis (1 night at Safari Desert Camp and one night at Falaj Daris hotel)
Breakfast on day two & three.
Dinner on day one at Safari Desert Camp
4WD Car for 3 days as mentioned.
English speaking guide cum driver.
Entrance fees to Forts.
Water & soft drinks

Exclusions

Any items of personal nature such as alcohol, laundry, telephone etc.
Visa charges if any.
Meals apart from the ones mentioned in the itinerary.
Any activity or expense which are not listed in the “cost includes” sector

Notes

DRESS CODE DURING TOURS

 Grand Mosque - Women should wear attire covering their arms and legs and should cover their head with scarf. Men should wear casual shirt and trousers).

 Swimming in Wadis – Wadis are a public tourist area and hence, it attracts both tourist & locals equally. Keeping in mind the country’s culture, all women are requested to wear clothes up to the knees. T-shirts & shorts are fine. However, bikinis only are not recommended.

 Trekking - Take as little as possible as conditions are usually steep and hot. Boots are required and it should be lightweight but beware of the aggressive nature of the rocks. Trekking shoes and light coloured clothes are advisable.

 During other tours – Smart casuals are suitable especially if visiting local villages and meeting local people.

Trip Highlights

Muscat – Coastal road - Sur - Wahiba – Wadi Bani Khalid – Nizwa - Misfat Al Abrein - Muscat

Departure Period

01 May, 2020 to 30 Sep, 2020
AUD 1,693 P P twin share
AUD 1,906 P P single

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