11 Jun OMAN – A week of adventures awaiting your clients
We are ready when you are.
Discover Oman treasures on an adventure that includes the Arab Tourism Capital Muscat, wadis, coast, smooth sands, rugged mountains and rustic villages combined with cultural experience. Oman Adventure is your ideal itinerary with like-minded individuals around the Sultanate, in one amazing week!
DAY 1 Sunday
Welcome to the Sultanate of Oman!
Your representative awaits you at the airport from where you will be driven to your hotel. The remainder of the day offers free time for you to explore and relax staying within walking distance to the beach and dining possibilities.
Overnight Lana Villa or Al Qurum Resort or Similar (-/-/-)
DAY 2 Monday
Highlights of Muscat
Today you visit the 5th largest mosque in the world, the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Passing by the diplomatic quarter, you will be taken to Al Alam Palace where the Sultan receives his state guests. The palace is flanked by two Portuguese fortresses.
At Bait Al Baranda museum, you will witness traditional artefacts and traces of history and pre-history of Muscat. Finally, see Muscat on a boat cruise while sipping your first ever Omani kahwa and having an oriental Lunch on board. After there will be a soft hiking tour takes you above the lava mountains behind Muttrah, where you have stunning views over Old Muscat, Muttrah Bay and the mountains watching the Sunset – a way to wrap up the day!
Overnight Ramada Muscat (B/L/-)
DAY 3 Tuesday
Coast, Wadis and Turtles
What separates Oman from other Gulf States is its diverse geography and nature. We start the day passing by Bimmah Sinkhole with its azure saltwater pool. After we proceed with a leisure hike through the twin wadis of Shab and Tiwi. You and your guide will determine the best suited itinerary for the day.
There is a possibility for swimming along the way so prepare some change of clothes! Arriving to the fishing town of Sur. At night, an extraordinary experience awaits you at the Turtle beach reserve, where you will get the opportunity to witness sea turtles coming to the shore and laying eggs!
Overnight Turtle Beach Resort (B/-/D)
DAY 4 Wednesday
Sand & Stone
Sur is home of Omani traditional Dhows (boat), you will visit the Dhow factory in the open air museum after a short ride on a fishing boat around if possible the fisherman will explain about their daily life challenges.
We embark on a stunning drive this morning reaching Wadi Bani Khalid where water flows all year round. This most loved wadi of the country features large pools of turquoise and emerald coloured water, lined with lush green palm trees inviting you to jump into and refresh.
And for the main destination of the day, you traverse through the elevations of the vast Wahiba desert. A Quick Dune Bashing Experience on your way to your Camp.
The stay at the authentic desert camp, with local cuisine and entertainment is an experience everyone will enjoy. Sama Al Wasil Camp (B/-/D)
DAY 5 Thursday
The Green Mountain
Morning Camel Safari for 2 Hours to experience the Bedouin life.
After a drive now takes you to Jebel Al Akhdar, the home of Omani rosewater. It is considered as one of the most fertile places inland with different fruits and flowers blooming. From Saiq plateau, you will have the perfect view of the terraces. If time permits, there is a chance to walk around the mountain villages.
Just at the foot of the mountain is Birkat Al Mauz, a magical place particularly during sunset.
Stroll through the deserted ruined village, surrounded by date plantations and Aflaj, the ancient irrigation system that is UNESCO heritage site. Continue to Nizwa for the night.
Overnight Misfah Old House or Similar (B/-/D)
DAY 6 Friday
Nizwa, The Cultural Capital
Explore the cultural capital of the country, Nizwa. As it is a Friday, you have the opportunity to watch the bargaining at the animal market where the herders bring their cattle to be auctioned once a week.
This is followed by a visit to the most visited national monument, Nizwa Fort. Another beautiful castle, Jabreen, and another UNESCO site, Bahla Fort (photo stop only) are on your way before driving to Al Hamra. Here, the village women demonstrate old practices such as milling, colouring, cooking and more. A truly enriching experience. To the west of Al Hamra lies the road winding up Jebel Shams, mountain of the sun. It is the highest mountain of the Arabic world and reaches 3030 m above sea level. The drive to the peak is adventurous, you pass the old village Ghul with its green terrace fields. Some kilometres further you reach the abyss of the Omani Grand Canyon. Enjoy the breathtaking views before checking in at your mountain resort.
Jebel Shams Resort (B/L/D)
DAY 7 Saturday
Wadi Bani Awf to Muscat
Another reason to get up early: One of the most famous canyons in Oman, Snake Canyon, locally known as Wadi Bimmah. The canyon is stunning with its narrow and winding pathway and steep walls rising 100m above. Our route is full of obstacles, expect small abseils, slides and scrambles at every turn. As we approach the second half of the canyon, get ready to traverse through the pools of water in the dark, as we enter the cave. Your adventures don’t end there, swim through the pools, scramble through stone or use a few awesome jumping opportunities to get your adrenaline going. Don’t forget to save some energy for our final 40-minute hike out of the canyon, (please bring a comfortable footwear and clothes).
After this intense activity, we arrange for you a great exclusive location for Lunch today where there is a private set up only prepared for our Group to enjoy an oriental buffet meal at the top of the Mountain.
Your rugged route to Muscat consists of a stop at the village of Bilad Sayt, followed by one of the most exhilarating off-road ride through Wadi Bani Awf. If time allows we can do a quick pass by the hot springs of Nakhal and stroll around its fort before heading towards Muscat, where our unforgettable journey ends. (B/L/-)
Lana Villa (Standard room with sharing bathroom) Or Al Qurum Resort (Classic City View) or similar
Turtle Beach Resort (2*) or similar – Hamoor Sea View Room
Sama Al Wasil Desert Camp (3*) or similar – Standard Chalet
Misfah Old House or similar – Standard room with sharing bathroom.
Jebel Shams Resort (3*) or similar – Chalet
6 Nights at Hotels/Camps as per itinerary or equivalent
6 x Breakfast, 3 x Lunch and 4 x Dinner
Complimentary Individual or collective group arrival transfers subject to flight details
On day 7 Guests will be dropped at the Airport or at the accommodation if an extension has been booked through Elite.
Coaster 22 seater air conditioned bus on Day 2
4 WD vehicles for 5 days from day 3 till day 7, Each 4×4 allows maximum four passengers in addition to the driver (for 12 pax – 3 cars will be provided)
Luggage allowance is one suitcase per person
English speaking guide (included) in one car & English speaking drivers in the other cars
Entrance fees to attraction sites as per itinerary
Bottled water on board the bus / 4WD vehicles.
Boat trip with Omani Dhow on day 2 (private basis starting from 12 participants & more, less than 4 will be with Sunset Dhow Cruise on sharing basis and lunch at local restaurant)
Turtle Watching with Omani Turtle Ranger on day 3
Sea trip on a fishing board for an hour on day 4 from 12 participants & more, less than 4 supplement charge will be added)
Camel ride activity on day 5 for 2 hours.
Canyoning activity for approx. 3-4 hours on day 7 inclusive to equipment, extra canyoning guide & bottled water.
Visit of Bait Al Safah Omani House on Day 6
Oman visa, tips and personal expenses
Other meals or excursions in not mentioned in the inclusions/program
The program is subject to change under certain conditions e.g. overbooking, closure, renovation of hotels and sites. We will do everything in our power to offer suitable alternatives of similar value.
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