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Classic Oman
   
Holiday Length: 6 days / 5 nights
Departs: Selected Mondays
Start/End City: 
Muscat
Type of Holiday:
Coach tour
Guaranteed departure with 2 passengers
  Discover the best of Oman, a land of fairy-tale forts, crumbling medieval villages, wonderful wild wadis and seas of rippling golden sand. This new coach tour offers guaranteed departures and the option to extend your holiday to Dubai.  

ITINERARY
 
                                    
 
Day 1-Monday Muscat arrival
  Welcome to Oman.  On arrival you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel.   Free time to explore.
   
Day 2-Tuesday Muscat
  Visit the magnificent Grand Mosque built out of sandstone and  marble.  Continue to the traditional Muttrah Souk.  After lunch at a local restaurant visit Bait Al Zubair museum and its fine collection of antique jewellery.  Photo shop at Al Alam Palace followed by a boat ride along the coast of Muscat.  On the way back to your hotel a further photo stop at the royal Opera House. (B, L)
   
Day 3-Wednesday Muscat -Jebel Shams - Nizwa
  Today explore the interior of Oman.  Visit the villages of Birkat Al Mouz, Al Hamra and Misfat.  Wanter through local gardens, along the traditional mud-houses and discover the traditional irrigation channels (Fala).  Later embark on a 4x4 to Jebel Shams for a spectacular view from the 'Grand Canyon'.  Overnight in Nizwa. (B,L)
   
Day 4-Thursday Nizwa - Jabrin - Wahiba Sands
  Visit Nizwa Fort & the souk, known for its handmade & local goods. Continue to Jabrin Castle, with its winding hallways, hidden staircases & beautifully decorated interior. Later, experience the traditional character of Al Mudayrib village and continue on 4WD vehicles to your desert camps for overnight. (B,D)
   
Day 5-Friday Wahiba Sands - Wadi Bani Khaled - Sur
  This morning experience the desert atmosphere before travelling to the beautiful natural pools of Wadi Bani Khaled. Later, continue to the coastal town of Sur. Tonight, drive to Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve for an opportunity to witness nesting turtles. (B,D)
   
Day 6-Saturday Ras Al Hadd - Sur - Muscat
  This morning briefly explore Sur and visit the dhow building yards. Continue  to Muscat, stopping en route at the beautiful Wadi Tiwi.  Transfer to Muscat airport for your onward flight. (B,L)
   

  Read more about the Extension options
Extension Option 1
Dubai & the UAE

Offering luxurious accommodation, watersports, shopping and golf, Dubai is a 'must visit' destination situated on the sparkling waters of the Gulf and flanked by majestic desert dunes.
   
Extension Option 2
Salalah

In the southwest of Oman, the ancient settlement of Salalah offers a tropical climate which allows the famous frankincense tree to grow.  Nearby inclusions on this 3 day extension are the fishing village of Taqa and the biblical prophet Job's Tomb
   
Extension Option 3
Musandam Peninsula

Discover this enclave of Omani territory that juts out into the Strait of Hormuz.  This area offers stunning landscapes.  Included is a full day cruise.



INCLUSIONS




* Accommodation in tourist class hotels and a desert camp with private facilities
* All transfers in modern air-conditioned vehicles
* Professional English speaking guide
* Sightseeing and entrance fees
* Daily breakfasts, 3 lunches & 2 dinners

   
NOTE


* Observation of turtles is not guaranteed. Peak nesting season is from July to November
* Option to add an extra night in Muscat.
* If departing Muscat on the same day it is ESSENTIAL to book a flight after 8 pm


   
   

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