Experience Oman

Departure

05th, 07th, 11th, 13th, 17th, 19th, 21th, 22th, 25th, 27th, 29th of every month

Duration

8 days

Itinerary

Discover the Beauty of Oman with our eight day Oman tour package covering all the major sights and places to visit in Oman. From coastal villages,desert and ancients forts, to the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Experience it all with GIDOMAN.

Arrival at Muscat. Our representative will meet you to welcome you to Oman and escort you to a hotel of your choice.

09:00 Muscat Sightseeing tour A 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.

08:00 – 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 in Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve 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 arrive to the desert camp.  In the evening we drive deep in the desert to watch sunset from the dunes and  take an amazing photographs.   BBQ dinner at the camp. After dinner enjoy a friendly conversation with frineds around the camp fire.Overnight in Desert Camp

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.

09:00 – From hotel we start our journey toward to Al Hoota Cave. Visit of Al Hoota is unforgettable as The Cave is of the most impressive in the World. It is open for visitors and keeps great collection of stalagmits and stalactits in it’s chambers.From here we take our route to Nizwa, the silver capital of Oman. Here we are going to visit 17th century Nizwa Fort and spend some time at its traditional souq of spices, Omani sweets, pottery and silver. After short break with Omani coffee and dates, we drive oup to Jebel Akhdar, known as Green Mountain for its fruit and rose gardens. We arrive to the resort by late afternoon, relax by the pool and watch sunset over the canyon. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.

After Breakfast at the hotel we will visit the ancient village of Wadi Bani Habib and we leave the mountain Jebel Ahdar going back to Muscat. At 14:00 we check into the hotel.  In the evening we will have farewell dinner at a traditional Omani restaurant

Breakfast at hotel. The official check-out time is 12:00 PM. At a pre-scheduled time transfer to the airport for departure to any country.

What’s included

7 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

Misfah Old House or similar

Sama hotel jabal al akhdar or similar

Al Falaj Hotel**** or similar

English Speaking Licenced guide

Full board

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

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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.

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