Oman Desert Safari

TOM04: 6 Days Private Tour of Muscat - Sur - Wahiba Sands - 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
When you land in Seeb International Airport for the Oman Desert safari, our English-speaking driver guide will pick you up on time according to your flight arrival time, and then send you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free for you.

Accommodation: Al Falaj Hotel
Day 2 Muscat City Tour
At the appointed time, the driver guide will pick you up from the hotel and set off to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. It is known as one of the most beautiful and luxurious modern mosques in the world and a must-visit attraction for tourists in Oman. The next stop is the Royal Opera House and Mutrah Souq, a market where you can have a glimpse of the life of ordinary Omanis. After visiting the market, you can have lunch in a nearby restaurant. The driver guide will be glad to give you some recommendations. Next we will take a look at the Mutrah Fort built by the Portuguese. The next attraction we are going to visit is the famous Al Alam Palace. People are not allowed to enter, but you can take some pictures outside.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Al Falaj Hotel
Day 3 Bimmah Sinkhole - Wadi Shab - Sur - Ras Al Jinz
After breakfast, we will drive 1.5 hours to Bimmah. It is a sinkholes formed by the collapse of the land surface due to the dissolution of limestone underground. Then drive for 1 hour to the entrance of Wadi Shab Canyon. Here, we will take a small ferry across a lake, and then start hiking in Wadi Shab. A waterfall will be seen along the way. You can also swim in the crystal clear cave lake. After the hike, we will arrive Wadi Tiwi in about 1.5 hours. There are villages and a large number of plantations growing mangoes, date trees, papaya, bananas and oranges on the way there. We will arrive at the hotel in Sur in the evening. After settling down, go to visit the turtle conservation area Ras Al Jinz, the last destination of today's tour.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sur Plaza
Day 4 Wadi Bani Khalid - Wahiba Sands
We will drive for 2 hours to Wadi Bani Khalid Oasis to start today's Oman desert tour. There, you can see a clear green river winding through the yellow desert. You can walk along the river or swim in. Then drive for 1 hour to Bidiya Village in Wahiba Sands. We are going to visit Bedouin people in the desert and experience their lifestyle. In the evening, we will climb up to a tall sand dune to enjoy the magnificent sunset. Tonight, we will stay in the desert camp and taste Bedouin food as dinner. 

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Desert Nights Camp
Day 5 Bahla - Jabrin - Misfat al Abriyyin - Muscat
Today we will first drive for 2.5 hours to Jabrin which perseveres Jabreen Castle with unique architectural style and Bahla Fort, the largest fort in Oman. After visiting the two sites, the driver guide will lead you to tour Al Safah where you can learn about the daily life of Omanis. At noon, you can taste traditional Omani food at local restaurants. The last stop of your Oman desert safari is the ancient village of Misfat al Abriyyin. We will walk along the ancient Falaj irrigation system in a fruit plantation. The driver guide will explain to you how the Omanis use the irrigation system. When all visits end, drive back to Muscat and check in the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Al Falaj Hotel
Day 6 Depart from Muscat, Airport See-off
Your Oman desert tour comes to an end today. The driver guide will pick you up in the hotel lobby at the appointed time and transfer you to the Seeb International Airport. Wish you a happy journey home!

Meals: Breakfast
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