DAY 01: ARRIVAL MUSCAT / PM CITY TOUR
Arrival at Muscat.
Upon entering at the arrival hall, finish the immigration / baggage check. Meet your driver at General arrival lounge and transfer to hotel
Normal Check in time 1400 Hrs. Rooms before check in time will be provided subject to availability. You are allowed to use hotel facilites until rooms gets ready.
HALF DAY CITY TOUR
Afternoon , arrive at the official palace of His Majesty, Sultan Qaboos. Al Alam Palace is flanked by two Portuguese fort Jalali and Mirani.
Jalali Fort has been completely refurbished and now used as a Museum for guests of State and Royal family. This will be an outside photo stop only as visit to Palace and Fort is not possible due to security reasons.
Muttrah Souq is one of the oldest souq in Oman and the narrow alleys of souq with mystic smell of sandel wood make a great atmosphere. It is a place where you can communicate with local people and can buy souveniors for friends and family.
Overnight at Al Falaj hotel or similar.
DAY 02: MUSCAT / NIZWA/JABELAKDHER
Breakfast and check out.
Embark on 04WD and leave for Jabelakdher enroute visit of Grand Mosque
Arrive Grand Mosque at 08:45 hrs and visit. Grand Mosque is one of the largest Mosques in the world and at one time, it can accommodate 20,000 worshippers. Grand Mosque has beautiful art work, chandeliers and one piece carpet covering entire prayer hall.
To visit Mosque, one has to be dressed in conservative manner. One should not wear revealing or transparent clothes and should be covered from head to toe. Ladies have to cover their head with a scarf. Grand Mosque is open for the tourists from Saturday to Thursday from 08:00 hrs to 11:00 hrs.
Visit, Birkat Al mauz is a place where locals grow date palm trees. Pass through the old village and the farms of date palm trees. Your guide will explain the complete cultivation process as well as old irrigation system in Oman – Falaj System.
Later drive to Jabel akdher mountians. Climb on stretch of 36-kms winding road for Jabelakdher
Jabelakdher,the green mountain of Western Hajar mountains at an altitude of 2000mtrs above sea level.
At Jabelakdher locals grow fruits and vegetable at terrace of the mountain.
On arrival, tour of Jabel akdher take a walk at at Siq Plateau to see terrace plantations and to abandon village. Jabelakdher grows various kinds of fruits and vegetables.
Dinner and Overnight at Jabelakdher Hotel.
DAY 03: JABEL AKDHER /NIZWA/ JABEL SHAMS
Breakfast and check out and visit Nizwa.
Arrive at Souq and visit. This is an old traditionl souq and there are different spaces/ buildings allocated for vegetables, meat, soveniers, spices etc. Stroll around the souq . Every Friday, there is cattle market at the souq wherein cattle sellers auction their cattles to locals. They move with cattles in the souq and do the bidding for their cattles. This a old market for cattles and atmosphere is electrifying especially before Eid.
After visit of Souq, walk towards the Fort.
Nizwa fort with its enormous round tower built in the 17th century 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.
Visit , Bahla was known as mystical village and famous for Arabian potteries. Visit the mangificient mud fort from 12th century which is listed as UNESCO world heritage sites. The Bahla fort represents the typical Omani military fortress, and the area was fenced with 12 kms radius of fort walls. After visit of Bahla fort.
Later drive and arrive at the old village of Al Hamra and walk through this village to arrive Bait Al Safa. Bait Al Safa is a local Museum, made by villagers showcasing Omani house. Visit this Museum and enjoy Omani Coffee and dates.
from Al Hamra and drive to Jabel shams enroute visit Wadi Gul.
Jebel Shams’ in arabic means mountain of Sun. The Grand Canyon of Jebel Shams is highest in Oman and third highest in the world. Arrive at Jebel Shams and enjoy sometime at Grand Canyon and walk for sometime on mountains breathing the fresh air
Check in at Mountain camp , Dinner and overnight at Mountain camp ( Chalets)
DAY 04: JABEL SHAMS / WAHIBA
Breakfast and check out from the camp.
Climb down the Jabel shams mountains and arrive to old village of Al Hamra and drive to Wahiba.
Board 04WDs from Entrance of Desert and drive to Desert.
'Wahiba Sands' often described as a perfect example of Sand Sea consists of large ranges of dunes running from North to South, some attaining a height of about 100 mts and orange in color. Enroute to campsite our experienced drivers will take you on a dune drive tour through the undulating sand dunes to experience the thrills of dune driving. Evening watch spectacular sunset from top of sanddunes.
Later, return to you campsite.
Dinner and overnight at the Desert Night Camp or similar
DAY 05: WAHIBA / WADI BANI KHALID / SUR
Breakfast at camp and check out.
Embark on your 04Wds by 0900 Hrs and exit from the desert and drive towards Sur, enroute visit of Wadi Baini Khalid.
Arrive at Wadi Bani Khaled and visit. ‘Wadi bani Khaled’ is a stark contrast to Wahiba sands as it is a natural oasis with lot of greenery. Enjoy a short walk or swim in clear green water of natural oasis (no towel from our side)
After couple of hours drive arrive Sur and check in at Sur Plaza Hotel or similar.
Rest of the day at leisure
After early dinner at hotel, by 2000 Hrs leave to Turtle reserve to visit. Green turtles travel 100s of kilometer every year for nestling. It is a unique opportunity to sight turtles in their natural inhabitant. The turtle watching tours are lead in various groups by local naturalists.
Return to the hotel. Overnight at Sur Plaza Hotel or similar.
DAY 06: SUR / QURIYAT / MILLENNIUM
Breakfast and check out.
Embark on your 04Wds and drive to Muscat on a coastal route.
Your first stop will be at Wadi Tiwi. Walk inside this village, which has many farms mainly for banana and Pappaya. Your guide will explain the complete cultivation process
After this stop, drive toward the fins beach. This beach is also known as white beach Enjoy swimming at the beach (no towels from our end)
Continue your driving to Bima Sinkhhole.
On arriving at Sink hole, a spectacular limestone crater with blue green water at the bottom and this stop will also be a rest stop. Your picnic lunch will be served here.
We will be driving for some time on black top road and then enter in Wady Arbyn. ‘Wadi’ in Arabic means dead river bed. This is one of the interesting off road drive in this region and after enjoying the off road drive, you will exit from Wadi and drive to Quriyat
Later drive to Millennium resort Mussanah, on arrival check in to the hotel.
DAY 07: FULL DAY FREE
Full day Free at leisure
Overnight at Millennium resort at Mussanah.
DAY 08: DEPARTURE
Check out by 12 NOON
Departure transfer to airport to connect the flight for next destination.