Visit the wonders of Oman on this exciting seven-day tour. Discover the traditional Oman forts such as the 17th century Jabreen Fort and Fort Bahla. View the captivating views from the Al Hajar Mountains. Learn how the traditional skilled dhow boat-makers create the boats first-hand in their workshops. Wonder at the vast mass of undulating red and white sand dunes and see up close the local green turtles all with an experienced tour guide. Get all that Oman has to offer from tradition, nature and adventure!
Arrival at Muscat Airport. On arrival, your group will be transfer to the hotel in Muscat.
The tour starts with a visit of the Grand Mosque, often considered the most exquisite mosque in Oman. Then on to a visit of Bait Al Zubair Museum, Muttrah Souq which is amongst the most popular souqs in the Middle East. The tour will then have a photo stop outside the official residence of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, the Al Alam Palace and the twin Portuguese forts Mirani and Jalali.
The day will start with a departure from Muscat to Nizwa. On arrival in Nizwa, there is a visit to Nizwa Souq and Nizwa Fort. Then a drive to the finest of Oman’s castles built in the late 17th century, Jabreen Fort. The fort became a seat of Omani learning. Next will be a drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bahla Fort. Then the day tour ends with a transfer to the hotel.
Depart to the green jewel of the Al Hajar Mountains, Jebel Akhdar (2,000m above sea level). Jebel Akhdar is famous for being a truly unique spot in the Arabian Peninsula. The tour will then continue on to Wahiba Sands, a vast mass of undulating red and white sand dunes rising up to 200m, of which are host to a variety of flora and fauna.
After breakfast is a departure to visit a Bedouin house in the desert. Then onward to Wadi Bani Khalid, through the Eastern Hajar Mountains for a captivating panoramic view of the landscape below. The wadi has clear, deep-blue water and is a perfect place for a swim. Once the adventures of the wadi are over, the tour will embark on a drive to Sur. On arrival, visit the dhow factory where there are skilled craftsmen building traditional dhows (fishing boats). After, guests will have a short panoramic tour of Sur before check-in at the hotel. After check-in, enjoy some free time before departure to Ras Al Junaiyz. Once at Ras Al Junaiyz, escorted by a local naturalist, a tour around the green turtle sanctuary will begin.
The day begins with a drive to Muscat, stopping at Wadi Shab, Wadi Tiwi and Fins Beach. Then off to Bimah Sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with blue-green water at the bottom. Next is a stop at Dibab for an adventurous off-road track to visit Wadi Arbayeen, characterised by date palms and deep blue water. Then the tour will proceed to Mazara before returning to Muscat. On arrival, check in to hotel.
Depart to Muscat International Airport.