Oman Discovery

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

  • Day 1:                                  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 is 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 is at the hotel Breakfast

  • Day 3:                                  Muscat - Nizwa

    After breakfast this morning, check out from the hotel, depart Muscat. Enroute to Nizwa , the former capital of Oman, visit the pretty village of Birkat Al Mauz with its unique Falaj system and date plantations. Visit the Al Hoota Caves (Except Monday's) where one gets a chance to view stalactites and stalagmites and an underground lake. Drive past the Bahla Fort which has been declared a World Heritage site. At the village of Bahla, one can view potters at work. Proceed to visit the Jabrin Palace where the visitor is able to capture the medieval atmosphere and marvel at the beautiful hand painted ceilings and carved door frames.
    Visit Wadi Nakher located in the depth of the deepest canyon. Head for Jebel Shams and pass by the village of Wadi Ghul with its stone dwellings. One can spot the local weavers selling their goat hair rugs woven on traditional looms. Enjoy the spectacular view from Jebel Shams with a vertical drop of 1000 meters to the wadi below. Rest of the day is at leisure.

    Overnight is at the hotel Breakfast & Dinner

  • Day 4:                                  Nizwa - Wahiba Sands

    08:00 hrs: Enjoy the cool air up in the mountains and one can enjoy a small trek if so inclined and admire the awe inspiring scenery. Nizwa town is dominated by the Round tower Fort completed in the 17th Century. The nearby traditional Souk sells clay pottery, silver jewellery, guns and local produce. Later check out from the camp and proceed to Wahiba Sands, a vast mass of undulating red and White Sea of sand and dunes rising up to 200 meters, which are, also host to a variety of flora and fauna. Experience a roller coaster like feeling over the dunes.

    Overnight is at the hotel Breakfast & Dinner

  • Day 5:                                  Wahiba Sands - Ras Al Hadd

    After breakfast at the camp, check out from the hotel. Enjoy a spot of dune driving in the Wahiba Sands, take a turn off the main road to the scenic Wadi Bani Khalid with its deep blue pools of water fringed by the date palms which is an ideal spot to relax or enjoy a refreshing swim. Proceed to Ras Al Hadd and check into the hotel. At night we have a short drive to the Ras Al Jinz Scientific Centre where we are escorted to the beach by trained guides to watch the turtles nesting on the sands.

    Overnight is at the hotel Breakfast

  • Day 6:                                  Ras Al Hadd- Sur – Muscat

    After breakfast check out from the hotel. Proceed to Sur. Visit the ruins of Bibi Miriam’s Tomb can be seen at the village of Qalhat. Stop at Fins beach for a swim. Our next stop is 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 water or fleet footed Gazelle sprint across the landscape. Rest of the day is at leisure. Free to explore Muscat on your own.

    Overnight is at the hotel Breakfast

  • Day 7:                                  Depart

    After breakfast this morning, check out from the hotel. Transfer to Muscat airport for your flight to India. Return home with sweet memories of Muscat with Beacon Holidays.

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