City, Wadis and Desert

Departure

05th, 07th, 11th, 13th, 15th, 17th, 19th, 20th, 22th, 27th, 29th of every month

Duration

5 days

Itinerary

The Gidromon company offers You to enjoy the true nature of the Arab world and to learn

features of the culture of the inhabitants of the Sultanate of Oman. Especially for you, we have developed a unique route where you will visit the most interesting places in Oman. So, sit back and read about

chronology of this fascinating route:

Arrival at the airport in Muscat, welcome by your guide and transfer to your hotel.
Welcome dinner at traditional omani restorant.

After breakfast, start your half-day sightseeing tour around Muscat, the capital of Oman, is a great chance to soak up the Arabic atmosphere and explore the city where the ancient architecture and monuments are combined with the modern life.  The first sight on the tour is Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque which is truly a masterpiece of the world architecture. It took 6 years to erect it and in 2001 it was successfully opened. This mosque is a traditional light Islamic building made from sandstone and marble. It has got 5 minarets – one main and 4 side minarets which create a special distinctive look. The internal design is rich in mosaics, huge handmade Persian carpets and chandeliers decorated with crystals.   Our next stop is the Royal Opera House – the pearl of the Oman musical and stage art.   The third sight we can’t avoid seeing is Muttrah Souq – the market located right at the banks of the Gulf of Oman. That’s an ideal place if you want to have a look at the ordinary life of Oman. Just go along the rows, look for the items, bargain and have fun as here you can find everything starting from spices finishing traditional rugs, vases or just souvenirs.  Having seen the market, we should also look at the Mutrah fort. The fort leads its history at 1580s when the Portuguese had built it. It served as a military defense from the rivals in the past, but today it’s open for tourists.    Next thing in Muscat to see is a well-known Al Alam Palace — the residence of Sultan Qaboos. From both sides the forts surround the palace, so you’ll likely enjoy the magnificent scenery. Located in the center of the city, it always attracts a lot of visitors and, although, people are not allowed to go in, they can easily go around and take cool photos.

From Muscat we start our journey toward to to East Coast and have our first stop at Bimmah sinkhole. Have a short swim here and lead to the entrance of Wadi Shab .  Here, after crossing the lake on a board of small ferry, we start hiking in Wadi Shab. It is an easy hike leading us to the beautiful fresh pools where we can enjoy swimming to the hidden cavern with waterfall.Then we continue  to Wadi Tiwi and have an adventurous drive on off-road steep roads of the wadi with local villages, falaj systems and lash plantations of mangoes, date trees, papayas, bananas, oranges and limes. By evning we arrive to the hotel  and have our dinner. After dinner, we will lead to Turtle Reserve to witness the unique moments of turtle’s lives – lying their eggs at the wild beach.

After breakfast we enjoy a short sightseeing in Sur including Dhow building yard, Light house and a beautiful city corniche, and head toward to Wadi Bani Khalid. Here we stop for a refreshing swimming in fresh deep pools and explore the hidden Mukal Cave. Relax under the sun and feel a nice breeze from the mountains. After tasty lunch in the Wadi, we then drive to Bidiya village for a visit to Al Mintirib Fort dated back to 7th century.  Today we are going to visit Bedouin family in the desert. After spending some time with the family and enjoying a delicious traditional lunch, Omani coffee and dates, we ride cammels . In the evening we drive to watch sunset from the dunes and  take an amazing photographs. Just sit back after dinner and let yourself be enchanted by an impressive starry sky and the silence of the desert.

Breakfast at the Resort. Check out 09:00 – After breakfast we drive to Jabrin Castle with its unique architecture.After that we drive to the bigest Fort in Oman in Bahla , the UNESCO Heritage site. It was restored in traditional way of building and now stays over the rocks in full glory.  Next point of our interes Heritage House at Bait Al Safah. Here we learn about daily life of Omani people and enjoy a cup of traditional coffee and tea with dates. Then  we have lunch at local restaurant with traditional food.  Next part of our day will take us to Misfat Al Abryeen old village where we walk along an ancient falaj system in a pleasant shade of fruit plantations before stop at the traditional stone house for dinner and overnight.

After breakfast today, your tour ends with transfer to the airport or Muscat hotel.

What’s included

4 nights hotel accommodation as per above program.

Al Falaj Hotel**** or similar

Al Falaj Hotel**** or similar

Turtle beach resortl*** or similar

Arabian Oryx Camp or similar

English Speaking Licenced guide

Half board

 

This tour offers Halal food option on request. Simply let our Customer Support team know the food option that you prefer.

Transfers and tours in new air conditioned coach

• Entrance fees as per program all above

Not included

international flights

Travel insurance is not covered in the tour price. You can organize travel insurance with your preferred insurance company. We recommend World Nomads, a company recommended by LonelyPlanet. You can check out the details here.

  • Gratuities and personal expenses / tips and personal expenses
  • Visa for Oman

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