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Oman at a Glance - 7 Days / 6 Nights

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Muscat, Muscat Governorate, Oman 7 Days
$1,210 USD per person

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This tour covers all the exciting places in the interior of central Oman.

Everything you see can be customised, but we find that most people with only 7 days prefer this itinerary. Submit your quote and we will make this yours!

Day 1 - Arrival into Amman and Tour

Price : Included in package

We will meet and assist at Muscat International Airport before beginning this exciting tour of Oman.  En route to your hotel we will visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.

After checking into your hotel, relax until 3:00pm at which time your driver/guide will meet you in the hotel lobby to undertake a city tour of Muscat.

Drive through old Muscat, surrounded by steep mountains and flanked by the twin 16th Century Jalali and Mirani forts.  Visit Bait Al Zubair Museum, showcasing Omani heritage and enjoy a photo stop at Al Alam Palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos.  Then head for Muttrah, the main port area to explore the corniche where the ancient and colourful Souq can be found.

Overnight:  Al Falaj Hotel  (breakfast/dinner)

Note:  Lunch is NOT provided on this day

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Day 2 Barka, Nahkah and Rustaq

Price : Included in package

After breakfast at the hotel, drive through the coastal town of Barka where you will visit the bustling traditional fish market, located next to Barka fort.  We then proceed to Narkhal, famous for its ancient fort and hot springs.  We continue to Rustaq, a former capital of Oman for a photo stop at the beautifully restored, 18th Centure Al Hazm fort.

On the return journey to Muscat, visit the Amouage factory.  This brain child of His Highness Sayyid Hamad bin Hamoud al bu Said brings back the Arabian art of perfumery to Oman.  The first fragrance was created by master perfumer Guy Robert.

Overnight:  Al Falaj Hotel (breakfast/dinner)

Lunch:  Local restaurant whilst on tour

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Day 3 - Nizwa, Jabrin, Wadi Ghul and Jabal Shams

Price : Included in package

After breakfast and check-out, proceed to Nizwa, the capital of the interior and birthplace of Islam in the Sultanate of Oman.

Take time to exploer the famous Round Tower Fort, built in the 17th Century, before wandering over the the Souq, renowned for its Friday cattle auctions, intricately carved daggers and jewellery.

We continue to Jarin Castle, also built in the 17th Century.  The gorgeous ceiling paintings and beautiful wood carvings are superb.

Taking graded tracks, stop at Wadi Ghul, a fascinating village surrounded by lofty mountain ranges, before returning to Nizwa and your hotel.

Overnight:  Al Dyar Hotel  (dinner/breakfast)

Lunch:  stop at a local restaurant during your tour.

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Day 4 - Wahiba Sands

Price : Included in package

This morning we proceed to Wahiba Sands, one of the most fascinating and mysterious deserts in the Arab Gulf region.  Travel to Al Wasil before heading into the desert to reach Wahiba Sands, home to Bedouins who have inhabited this inhospitable region for over 7,000 years.

Upon arrival at the camp, local Bedouins will welcome you with Omani coffee, fresh fruit and mineral water.

Skilled drivers will then take you for an exciting dune drive.   Alternatively take a more sedate ride on the back of a camel.

In the evening enjoy a moonlit dinner at the camp under millions of twinkling stars.

Overnight:  Oryx Camp (dinner/breakfast)

Lunch:  local restaurant during tour.

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Day 5 - Sur

Price : Included in package

Up early to enjoy a desert sunrise - don't forget to capture the moment with your camera!

Breakfast then we leave Wahiba Sands and head to Sur.  This small city on the coast is renowned for its shipyards where traditional Omani boats (dhows) are still built.

Overnight:  Sur Plaza Hotel  (dinner/breakfast)

Lunch:  local restaurant during tour

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Day 6 - Oman coastline

Price : Included in package

Following breakfast we will begin our leisurely return to Muscat.  Our first stop will be at Wadi Shab, then we will travel to the sandy white beaches at Fins for a swim.

Overnight:  Ibis Hotel (dinner/breakfast)

Lunch:  local restaurant during the tour.

 

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Day 7 - Departure

Price : Included in package

Breakfast, then enjoy a day of leisure. 

We will transfer you to Muscat International Airport for your flight back home.

Note:  lunch or dinner are not included today.

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Location
Muscat, Muscat Governorate, Oman
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