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Highlights of Oman

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Break up a long flight or take a short trip that highlights the best of Oman. Roam without the rush and get the most from your visit with a private guide.

Experience the lifestyle like a true Omani. From the grandeur architectures in Muscat to historical castles then ancient ruins in the desert. Get the rush from sand dune bashing, cool down at desert oasis and rest at a 4-star desert camp. Soak up the desert atmosphere, chat with the locals and absorb the culture.

5 Days, 4 Nights: Muscat, Nakhal Fort, Nizwa, Wahiba Sands ✦  Customizable Private Tour

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS TOUR

Bedouin desert camp near sanddunes of Merzouga, Morocco

Lifestyle in the Desert

Rewind back over 100 years ago pre-1920’s before there were cars or any modern amenities in the desert. This experience takes you on a cultural and historical adventure into a bygone era and gives you the chance to live a day in the life of a true Bedouin.

See the Ancient City of Nizwa Come to Life

On Fridays, watch as farmers and traders from all over Oman come together to barter and trade their livestock and handicrafts for a living. Located at one of the finest traditional markets that exist today, there are some traditions that never change. See what life must have been like in a much older time!

BUSTLING MARKETS & CITY OF NIZWA Some traditions never change- see what life must have been like in a much older time.
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Muscat is an Adventure-of-a-different-kind

Oman’s city capital is a reflection of how its country has traditionally kept one eye on trade across the Indian Ocean and the other on the ancient routes of the desert. Today, with its respect for heritage, its elegant mosques, conservative tastes, and smart cafes have made
Oman a quiet champion of modern Arab culture.

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    Muscat (MCT)

    Welcome to Muscat, the capital of Oman! Your driver will meet you at Muscat International airport and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free.

    WITNESS THE SERENITY IN MUSCAT
    Muscat is wedged between mountains and ocean with numerous old forts and castles in between.

    SULTAN QUABOOS GRAND MOSQUE
    Its chandelier and prayer carpet are both the second largest in the world.

    MUSCAT PROMENADE
    Stroll along the Muttrah Corniche with the backdrop of a pretty clifftop 16th-century Portuguese fort and the amazing marble-clad Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.

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    Muscat | Muscat City Tour

    Muscat has been an important ancient seaport since the 2nd century. Today you will experience the influence of Persians, Portuguese and Ottomans in Muscat with your tour guide. You will get to explore the city for an in-depth feel of the culture at: Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque; Al Alam Palace; Bait Al Zubair; Royal Opera House; Al Jalali Fort; Mutrah Souq; National Museum; Mutrah Corniche; Fort Al Mirani.
    Walk through its narrow alleys where the air is filled with the aroma of frankincense and sandalwood. In the late afternoon, enjoy a sunset cruise along the coastline of Muscat and a beautiful view of Mutrah Corniche.
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
    Embodies one of the most beautiful and technically advanced opera houses in the world.

    AL ALAM PALACE
    A flamboyant, contemporary Islamic design, where the Sultan receives his official guests.

    MUTTRAH SOUQ (BAZAAR)
    Visit the oldest and largest market in the country for some amazing local gems and finds.

    3

    Muscat - Nizwa| Nakhal Fort, Hot Springs, Traditional Village

    After breakfast and hotel check out, we will explore the interior of Oman and one of the oldest settlements in this area, Nakhl and the impressive Nakhal Fort. The fort was built on a 60-meter high rock with many defensive features like spiked doors and cannonball deflecting round towers. Drive through the old part of Nakhl, where mud houses are surrounded by gardens, and reach Ain Thowarah, the hot springs system of Nahkl.
    An epic off-road drive across the mountains via Wadi Bani Awf. If time allows, enjoy a walk in the quaint mountain village of Bilad Sayt. Visit the 400-year old Al Hamra village to see the ruins and remains. 
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
     

    NAKHAL FORT
    The top offers excellent views of the Batinah plains and cooling breeze even in the summer.

    AIN THOWARAH
    Mud houses surrounded by gardens to reach the hot spring systems of Nahkl.

    Bilad Sayt
    This fairytale like village is one of the most picturesque in Oman.

    4

    Nizwa - Wahiba Sands | Nizwa, Wadi Bani Khalid, Sand Dune Bashing, Desert Camp

    Discover the old capital of Oman, Nizwa and witness the traditional culture that still drives today's modern society. At Nizwa Souq, the traditions never change. If it is Friday, watch the bartering at the Livestock Market.
    Continue to the evergreen Wadi Bani Khalid, you can swim or just enjoy the scenery. After that, enter the magical desert Sharqiyah Sands. A chance for sand dune bashing on a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Enjoy the sunset on top of the dunes and a traditional dinner at the desert camp.
    Swimming dress code: One piece swimsuit for females, no Bikinis.
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast   Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
     

    WADI WANDERLUST ADVENTURES
    Ponds overflowing with life – you can swim among rocks and into nearby caves.

    SAND DUNE BASHING
    A thrilling 4-wheel drive through the desert sands by a skillful driver.

    LIVE THE DESERT LIFESTYLE
    A authentic experience that every traveler should try at least once.

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    Wahiba Sands – Muscat (MCT) | Wadi Tiwi, Wadi Shab

    Additional sightseeing is possible for guests with flights departing late enough in the day. The additional sightseeing is at Sur on the coast. Visit the dhow factory, where traditional wooden ships are made and the open-air Dhow museum. After leaving Sur we will drive alongside the coastline to Muscat. We will also have the opportunity to walk through Wadi Shab or to explore Wadi Tiwi (Wadi of Nine villages) by car. Just in time to reach to Muscat International Airport (MCT) for your flight.
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    TRADITIONAL DHOW BOAT FACTORY
    Centuries-old techniques are still used to build traditional Arabian boats.

    THE COASTLINES OF SUR
    The sea plays a big part in life in Oman and is the main source of serenity.


    Overview
    Hotels
    Dates & Prices

    Hotel Information

    DestinationComfort Class Premium Class Luxury Class 
    MuscatCallCall
    NizwaCallCall
    Wahiba SandsCallCall
    Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation. 

    Accommodation Classification

    • COMFORT - 3-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
    • PREMIUM - 4-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
    • LUXURY - 5-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
     
    Overview
    Tour Plan
    Dates & Prices

    Dates & Pricing

    PRIVATE JOURNEYS
    YearTour DatesComfortPremiumLuxury
    2019Jan 15 - Apr 30Call$2,800Call
    2019Sept 15 - Dec 20Call$2,800Call
    2020Jan 15 - Apr 30Call$2,940Call
    2020Sept 15 - Dec 20Call$2,940Call
     

    Price Details

    • ‣ Daily departures except for Fridays.
    • ‣ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
    • ‣ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply during applicable major holidays. Special rates for single travelers or larger groups are available on request - please inquire.

    Deposit

    • A deposit of $500 per person is required upon booking and full payment to be made 70 days prior to departure date.

    Flight Add-On

    • ‣ We work with all major airlines for the best routes and competitive pricing.
    • ‣ The nearest airport is MCT (Muscat International).
    • ‣ Contact us for more detail and pricing.

    Inclusions

    • ‣ Airport Transfers, Meet and Greet
    • ‣ Hotel Accommodations
    • ‣ Daily Breakfast and Selected Meals (See tour plan for details)
    • ‣ English-speaking Local Guide
    • ‣ Entrance Fees to Monuments & Attractions per Itinerary

    Exclusions

    • ‣ Air Fare
    • ‣ Travel Insurance
    • ‣ Medical Expenses
    • ‣ Visa Fee
    • ‣ Gratuity
    • ‣ Personal Expenses

    Overview
    Tour Plan
    Hotels