OMAN Taste of Arabia
5 days / 4 nights
Designed for those who want to discover Oman in a few days, an itinerary that touches the most famous attractions in the country: Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, Friday Market in Nizwa, Wahiba Sands desert and Wadi Bani Khalid natural waterpools. A miscellaneous bite of Arabia, waiting for next longer trip!
from 320 Omani Rials per person
– Airport transfers on arrival and departure
– Transport by 4WD with English speaking Omani driver from day 2 to day 4
– 4 overnights in double room with private facilities
– Meals as per travel itinerary
– Water during meals and excursions
– Entrance fees to mentioned attractions and monuments
– Support to Treedom reforestation projects to offset CO2 emissions
RATES DO NOT INCLUDE
– International and domestic flights
– Health travel insurance (mandatory) and tourist visa fees (if applicable)
– Meals and services not mentioned in the travel itinerary
Once landed at Muscat International Airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. Time at leisure for extra activities. Overnight at the hotel.
Muscat – Nizwa
Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your driver. Full day to discover the capital of the Sultanate. The tour begins at Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque: it has been inaugurated in 2001 to celebrate thirty years of the Sultan's reign and it can host over 20,000 worshippers. The building is a true masterpiece of modern architecture, harmoniously combining various artistic currents of the Islamic world, from Maghreb to Central Asia. Later continue to the historic area of Mutrah and stroll through the alleys of the Souq and along the Corniche, admiring the Portuguese colonial houses. Lunch. In the afternoon visit the National Museum of Oman: the museum has opened to the public in 2016 and houses 12,500 artifacts telling the historical, archaeological, and cultural background of the country. Then photo stop at the Sultan's Palace (Al Alam Palace) and the Portuguese Forts of Jalali and Mirani. Transfer to Nizwa. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Nizwa – Wahiba Sands
Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning live the authentic Omani atmosphere in Nizwa, capital during the Yaroubi dynasty and still an important cultural and religious center, known as the Pearl of Islam. Visit the Souq, which comes alive every Friday thanks to the traditional animal market, and the Fort, with its massive watchtower offering beautiful views on the Friday Mosque and on the date plantations surrounding the town. Lunch. In the afternoon, leave the paved road behind and enter the dunes of Wahiba Sands, the second largest desert in Oman, with an area of over 12,000 square kilometers. Sunset on the dunes. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Wahiba Sands – Wadi Bani Khalid – Muscat
Breakfast at the lodge. Drive to Wadi Bani Khalid, a spectacular oasis of palm trees and natural pools nestled among the colorful rock formations of the Eastern Hajar Mountains. Free time to swim and relax. Lunch. In the afternoon, drive back to Muscat. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Time at leisure for extra activities. You will be transferred to Muscat International Airport according to your flight schedule. End of our services.
Muscat - Nizwa - Wahiba Sands - Wadi Bani Khalid - Muscat