Highlights Of Oman

Muscat (2 nights) - Nizwa (1 night) - Wahiba Sands (1 night) - Ras Al Hadd (1 night) - Muscat (1 night)

  • Day 1:                                  Arrive Muscat

    Welcome to Oman. On arrival at Muscat International airport, you will be met by our local representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Check in and freshen up rest of the day is at leisure. Free to explore Muscat on your own.

    Overnight at the hotel

  • Day 2:                                  Muscat

    After breakfast this morning, depart for a half day Muscat city tour. It offers the visitor a unique opportunity to witness a modern commercial centre existing in harmony with its traditional culture. With its natural harbour, Muscat means “Anchorage” & lies in a natural volcanic bowl. Our tour of the Grand Mosque (except Friday) & Bait Al Zubair Museum (except Friday) is a brief introduction that traces Oman’s history and development.
    Drive along the waterfront Corniche visiting he colourful Muttrah Souq. (Option to visit Fish Market if guests are interested) We proceed for a photo stop to the magnificent Al Alam Palace, official palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos flanked by the 16th century Portuguese forts Mirani & Jalali.
    (Ladies fully covered and to carry a head scarf and men in trousers).
    Afternoon at Leisure.

    Overnight at the hotel Breakfast

  • Day 3:                                  Muscat – Quriyat – Sur – Ras Al Hadd

    After breakfast, check-out from the hotel. Depart by 4WD to Ras Al Junaiz via the scenic and rugged coastal route. This tour offers breathtaking glimpses of the blue waters of the Gulf of Oman offset by pristine white beaches. We drive past the fishing village of Quriyat. There is a good chance of spotting Flamingos and Eagles at an inland stream. Visit the picturesque Wadi Arabayeen with its deep pools of water set among the date palms. We then proceed to the Bimah sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with blue green water at the bottom. On clear sunny days while driving along the coast one might chance to see sharks in the deep blue waters or fleet footed Gazelles sprint across the landscape.
    The mausoleum of Bibi Miriam at Qalhat stands as testimony of a bygone era. As we continue from here the road winds through mountain terrain offering breathtaking glimpses of the blue waters of the ocean enroute. We continue our drive to Ras Al Junaiyz, a sanctuary for the green turtles. Check into the hotel and freshen up. Relax for sometime before departing at night for a short drive to the Ras Al Jinz Scientific Centre where we are escorted to the beach by trained guides to watch the turtles coming into nest on the sands. Overnight in Ras Al Hadd.

    Overnight at the hotel Breakfast

  • Day 4:                                  Ras Al Hadd – Wahiba Sands – Muscat

    After breakfast this morning, check-out from the hotel. We proceed to visit Wadi Bani Khalid. It comprises of small pretty villages embedded in the mountains. The Wadi has clear deep blue water. It is advisable to wear light comfortable clothing and walking shoes.
    The Wahiba Sands, a vast mass of undulating red and white sea of sand and dunes rising up to 200 meters are also host to a variety of flora and fauna. The ever-changing patterns of the dunes are a photographer’s delight. Experience a roller coaster like feeling as our experienced drivers drive you over the dunes.
    The Wahiba Sands is also home to the traditional Bedouin tribe who are known for their hospitality and their knowledge of the sands. We will stop by a Bedouin family in their traditional and simple habitat. Further drive to Muscat. Check in and freshen up at the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.

    Overnight at the hotel Breakfast

  • Day 5:                                  Depart

    After breakfast. Transfer from the Muscat hotel to the Marina to embark on a boat as we search the seas for Dolphins and Whales. Watching wild dolphins is a thrilling way to start the day and the lucky may even come across one of the many species of whales that can be found just a few kilometers from Muscat’s rugged coast. Not every trip guarantees a sighting, but you are sure to enjoy a trip out to sea and enhance your knowledge of nature’s most fascinating marine mammals. Drive back to the hotel. Check-out and transfer to the airport for your flight back to India. Return home with sweet memories of Oman with Beacon Holidays..!!

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