Oman Frankincense Discovery

TOM03: 7 Days Private Tour of Muscat - Nizwa - Salalah - Rub Al Khali Desert - Salalah
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: 4 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
No matter when your flight arrives at the Seeb International Airport, our English-speaking driver guide will pick you up at the airport on time and then send you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you.

Accommodation: Al Falaj Hotel
Day 2 One Day Highlight Tour of Nizwa
Nizwa, the former capital of Oman is the first stop of this best Oman private tours. It takes 1 hour and 40 minutes to get there by car. On arrival, the driver guide will lead you to visit the traditional market, the oldest castle in Oman - Bahla Fort and the ingenious Jabreen Castle. The Bahla Fort is also one of the local best-preserved military buildings. You can walk through various passages and learn about the history of this defensive structure on the battlements. The Jabreen Castle is light brown surrounded by rows of mint green date palm trees. It is a 300-year-old building. Return to Muscat after the visit. 
  
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Al Falaj Hotel
Day 3 Muscat City Tour
We will have a full day to visit Muscat. First visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, a must-see for every tourist who comes to Muscat. The whole mosque is mainly white, and there are 4 minarets around the mosque. The main worship hall can accommodate more than 6,000 people at the same time. Then go to the old town and stop at Al Alam Palace to take pictures. In the end, the driver guide will accompany you to tour the Mutrah Bazaar and admire the beautiful Arab houses.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Al Falaj Hotel
Day 4 Fly to Salalah and Salalah City Tour
After breakfast, the driver guide will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Salalah, the world's most famous frankincense production area. The flight time is approximately 1 hour 40 minutes. Upon arrival, our driver guide based there will pick you up and send you to the hotel for check-in. Then he or she will lead you to visit the banana and coconut plantations, Frankincense Land Museum and traditional frankincense market which sells all kinds of frankincense products. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hilton Resort Salalah
Day 5 Rub Al Khali Desert - Wadi Dawka
Today we will visit the Rub Al Khali Desert (Empty Quarter Desert), a highlight of your private tours of Oman. It is named so because it occupies about a quarter of the Arabian Peninsula and many of the dunes are untouched. The experienced driver will escort you to experience the exciting desert sand flushing. You can also try to run to the top of the sand dunes and enjoy walking barefoot on it. On our way back to Salalah, we will pass Wadi Dawka where thousands of precious frankincense trees grow.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hilton Resort Salalah
Day 6 Mughsail - Frankincense Trees - Fizaya Beach
The first stop of today's Oman private tours is Ayn Sahalnoot, a natural hot spring surrounded by natural rock formations. It is also one of the most popular spots in Salalah. Then we will head to Mughsail Beach. There are blow holes on the cliffs and limestone on the white beach. You can see the fountains gushing from the holes if lucky. Then we will head to the western border of Oman along the "Hair-pin-bend" road to visit the frankincense trees that grow in their natural habitat. At last, we will arrive at the Fizaya Beach. It is a good place to enjoy the beautiful costal scenery and relax. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hilton Resort Salalah
Day 7 Departure from Salalah
Today the driver guide will see you off at the airport according to your flight arrangement. We wish you have had a memorable best private tours of Oman and may you a happy journey home!

Meals: Breakfast
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