Highlights of Oman

TOM02: 8 Days Private Tour of Muscat - Sur - Wahiba Sands - Jebel Akhdar - Nizwa - Jebel Shams - Al Hamra - Muscat
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking driver guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Vehicle: Air-conditioned car, spacious and comfortable
Accommodation: 3 to 5-star hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Day 1 Arrival in Muscat, Airport Pick-up and Half Day Visit
When your flight arrives at Seeb International Airport, our English-speaking driver guide will pick you up on time and send you to the hotel. We will start our 8 days Oman tour by a visit to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque which was built to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the reign of Sultan Qaboos. When entering the Grand Mosque, women's whole body should be covered by clothes and a headscarf worn. Men are not allowed to wear shorts. Lunch is self-paid. Then visit the Bait Zubair Museum and Al Alam Palace. Before returning to the hotel, we'll go to the Mutrah bazaar.

Accommodation: Al Falaj Hotel
Day 2 Transfer to Sur and Visit the Turtles
Today we are going south to the turtle nesting site. It takes about two and a half hours. On the way, we will visit Bimmah, a charming sinkhole and Finn Beach. Enjoy lunch by yourself. Then we will drive to Sur and pass by a beautiful village called Wadi Tiwi. After checking in, we will visit the sea turtle reserve Raz Al Jinz.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sur Plaza
Day 3 Transfer from Sur to Wahiba Sands and Visit the Desert
The day trip to Sur is one of highlights of our Oman 8 days itinerary. This morning you will visit Sur which is famed as beautiful port city. First of all, we will visit the Dhow building factory. Here you can see the process of building a ship. There is also a museum in the factory. You can also visit it if you are interested. After lunch, we will head to the Wahiba Sands. A picturesque oasis Wadi Bani Khalid on the way will impress you. You will spend an unforgettable night in the desert camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Desert Nights Camp
Day 4 Transfer from Wahiba Sands to Jebel Akhdar
Today we will drive about 4 hours northwest to Jebel Akhdar. Stop in the Ibra where you can visit the local market and fully experience the rich rural life and different local culture. The afternoon time is free for you. You can stroll around to enjoy the charming local countryside scenery.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sahab Resort & Spa
Day 5 Nizwa Tour and Transfer to Jebel Shams
Nizwa and Jebel Shams are the destinations of today's Oman vacation package. First we will drive two hours to the historic city of Nizwa. There is the spectacular Nizwa Fort built in the 17th century and a bustling outdoor market. You will also visit an impressive Jabreen Castle in Jabrin where the exquisite wood-carved ceiling shows the builder's extraordinary technique and artistic creativity. Then you will take a short stop at the World Heritage Site - Bahla Fort to take pictures. Lunch is self-paid. Continue to drive for two hours to the Jebel Shams showcasing the spectacular mountain scenery. After all visits are finished, check in the hotel in Jebel Shams.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: The View
Day 6 Jebel Shams Visit and Transfer to Al Hamra
Jebel Shams, at an altitude of more than 3,000 meters, is one of the highest points in the eastern Arabian Peninsula. These mountains are often called the Grand Canyon of Oman, stretching 700 kilometers. Many beautiful and secluded valleys and fertile oases are scattered over the mountains. This morning, you will take a walk along the edge of the canyon while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Next we will drive about an hour to visit the beautiful hillside town of Misfah and the ancient village of Al Hamra. Return to your hotel for the evening.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: The View
Day 7 Transfer Back to Muscat
We will drive back to Muscat today. Along the way, you can see many terraces in a mountain village called Wadi Bani Awf. A beautiful castle in Nakhal is the last spot of our Oman vacation package. The view from the top of the castle is impressive. You can have lunch nearby. Continue driving 1 hour to return to Muscat. Check in the hotel and rest.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Al Falaj Hotel
Day 8 Depart from Muscat, Airport See-off
The guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby and transfer you to the Seeb International Airport. A pleasant trip home!

Meals: Breakfast
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