OMAN EXPERIENCE 7 Days / 6 nights with 4x4 Vehicle

Travel Period Jan - Sep 2018
7 Days Tour

Prices from £1506 per person based on 4 People

ITINERARY

Day 1 - ARRIVE MUSCAT

After arrival at Muscat Airport, you will be greeted by our local representative and the morning overview of of Muscat City will begin. Our experienced guide will give you an insight of the country. The tour starts with a visit of Natural History Museum, a museum with flora & fauna which boasts a giant fossil.

From here proceed for a visit of the Grand Mosque (open for visitors from Sat to Thur 8-11 AM only, except the holidays) which is the biggest mosque in the country with beautiful art works, chandelier & a one-piece carpet covering the entire prayer hall measuring approx. 4260 square meters. Continue your drive to the “Al Alam Place” flanked by the two Portuguese Forts “Jalali & Mirani”. Continue your drive along the Corniche waterfront to “Mutrah Souq”, one of the oldest souqs in Oman. The narrow alleys of the souq and the smell of the mystic frankincense and sandalwood in the air are typical of this souq. After the visit return to your vehicle to drive back to the hotel

Overnight stay at Hotel Muscat Holiday

Day 2 - MUSCAT / NIZWA / BAHLA / JABREEN / NIZWA

After breakfast at around 0830 hrs, you will check-out and proceed to Nizwa. The Oasis City of Nizwa, which was once the capital of “JULANDA DYNASTY” in the 6th & 7th Century AD. Today it remains as the most popular tourist attractions with its historical buildings & imposing fort. Visit Nizwa Fort with its enormous round tower built in the 17th century built by “IMAM SULTAN BIN SAIF AL YA'ARUBA” to defend the route to the interior. The fort dominates the entire area, with the town having grown around the edifice. Access to the top is only by means of a narrow, twisting staircase barred by heavy wooden doors, studded with metal. From the top of the tower one can get a bird's eye view of the Nizwa city. From here there is only a short walk to the Nizwa Souq which is renowned for its intricately hand-carved "KHANJAR" and ornately designed silver Jewellery. 

Here on a Friday a unique goat and cattle auction is held. The atmosphere is electric. After visiting Fort & Souq, proceed to Jabreen Castle. En-route, stopping at Bahla for a photograph of the Bahla Fort, now a World Heritage Site. Arrive at Jabreen to visit the castle, the finest of Oman's castle built in the late 17th Century, which became a seat of Omani learning. This castle has extremely well planned layouts with room for the “Wali” - the ladies room, the kitchen, the “MAJLIS” etc. Most of the ceilings are decorated with beautiful paintings with Islamic motifs. The view from the top of the castle is really mesmerising. Also visit the ruins of Tanuf and see the Falaj System which is still in operation. After quite an eventful day drive to your Hotel and Check in. Rest of the day at Leisure. 

Overnight stay at Hotel Falaj Daris 

Day 3 - NIZWA/AL HAMRA/JABAL SHAMS/NIZWA

After breakfast, proceed on a tour to “Misfah”, a village in the mountain seemingly hewn out of rock. The houses cling to the rocks, this looks precarious but it has been here for centuries. You will park your car at the entrance of the village and then walk into the village.  A short walk through the village will bring you out looking down at the Falaj and water pools which is still used for washing. After a short visit you will return to your vehicle to continue your drive to the village of Al Hamra before proceeding to Jabal Shams, the highest peak in Oman with a height of 3,009 meters. Jabal Shams means “Mountain of the Sun” and its old name is JABAL AL QANAH and is also known as Oman’s Grand Canyon.

The area is home to weavers of heavy woollen rugs in distinctive colours. Take a walk to see the Grand Canyon before returning to your vehicle to drive back to the hotel where you can spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight stay at Hotel Falaj Daris 

Day 4 - NIZWA / SINAW / IBRA / WAHIBA SANDS

After breakfast you will check-out and proceed to Ibra to see the old mud houses. We also stop to visit Sinaw. Thereafter we drive towards the desert Wahiba, the Sea of Sand. Soon you will come face to face with the enormous desert and our experienced driver will drive you through the sand dunes to give you a thrill of dune driving. 

After having enjoyed the drives over the lovely dunes you could perhaps meet the Bedouin family to know more about their life style in the desert. After meeting the Bedouin family, drive to your camp site. Enjoy your evening under the star studded sky.

Dinner and Overnight stay at 1000 Nites camp, Wahiba Sands

Day 5 - WAHIBA / WADI BANI KHALID / RAS AL HADD

Breakfast at Camp. After the Breakfast you check out from the Camp and Proceed to Wadi Bani Khalid which stands out in contrast to the desert with dates and palm trees plantation with clear water pools. This drive through the mountains offers a panoramic view of the beautiful landscape below. You will pass many pretty villages embedded in the mountains. Here the road winds down to the wadi alongside a large, shallow pool fringed with vegetation & ends at a village. We park our vehicles at this point & continue on a short trek to the deep blue pools of the wadi. If you wish you may enjoy a swim in this glorious grace of nature. It is recommended to wear comfortable clothes & walking shoes for this trip. After spending some time there, proceed to Ras Al Hadd. Check in at the Hotel. Evening at Leisure. 

Later in the night at 2100 Hrs, proceed to Ras Al Jinz to see the green back turtles coming ashore for laying eggs.  (Not every visit is guaranteed that we would see the turtles coming ashore). After the visit, drive back to the hotel.

Overnight at Ras Al Hadd beach hotel

Day 6 - RAS AL HADD/SUR/WADI SHAB/QURIYAT/MUSCAT

After breakfast proceed to Sur. Sur is famous for the dhow buildings. Drive through the Sur town and you will drive along the coast to arrive at 'Wadi Shab', SHAB in Arabic literally means 'Ravine between Cliffs". You may park your vehicle outside the Wadi and may enjoy a long walk inside the Wadi. After enjoying a walk, come back to your Vehicle and proceed to the white beach where you could take the opportunity of swimming in the Omani water. Continue the drive along the coast line which offers breath taking glimpses of the blue waters of the Gulf of Oman offset pristine beaches. You will drive past the port of QURIYAT which is still guarded by a watch tower dating back to 1635. Continue on the bumpy track, sometimes touching the sea following a creek. You will proceed to Muscat International airport to board your onward flight and for those who extend their holiday in Oman will drive to their respective hotels in Muscat.

Overnight at Hotel Holiday Muscat 

Day 7 - Depart MUSCAT

Breakfast at the hotel.
In time transfer to the airport to connect flight for onward destination.

COST FROM (Fr.) £ PER PERSON Based on 2 Sharing

 The cost includes:- Return International flight
- Meet & Greet on arrival in the general arrival lobby of the Muscat International Airport.
- Arrival transfer and Muscat city tour by saloon vehicle.   
- Exclusive 4 WD vehicles from day 02 to day 06 including fuel and CDW
- Accommodation on double / twin sharing basis at the hotels specified above including breakfast for 06 nights / 07 days.
- One dinner at the Desert camp in Wahiba sands and one dinner in Ras al had  hotel included. 
- All entrance fees to places of interest visited as per the itinerary.  
- Services of ONE English Speaking guide cum driver on tour from Day 01 to Day 07 as per the price structure selected.  The second vehicle will be driven by a driver in case if there is more than one vehicle.

The cost does not include:
- Any item of personal nature.
- Cost of Oman entry visa – approx.  £12.00 pp
- Any meals other than specified above  
- Tips & porterage.  Approx. £10.00 per person daily
- Any other services/items than the one mentioned in the cost include column.
- All Museum/forts visits are subject to change without notice. Museums are normally closed on, Fridays, Saturdays and Public Holidays. Similarly, visits to forts may be changed without notice since certain forts are often closed temporarily for renovations on a regular basis. 
- ** The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat can be visited between 0800 – 1100 hrs on working days from Saturdays to Thursdays and it remains closed on Friday and public holidays



Departure Dates
Jan - Sep 2018

Cost per person  (from)

Single Supplement 

Based on 2 persons

Fr. £1930.00

£364.00

Based on 4 persons

Fr. £1506.00

£364.00

Based on 6 persons

Fr. £1630.00

£364.00

Based on 8 persons

Fr. £1477.00

£364.00