based on 5 nights & selected experiences
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Price based on 2 people sharing.
Great for those who want variety without having to travel too far between destinations
The scenery in Nizwa is simply breathtaking with views over the Hajar mountain range
Spending two nights in the desert is a really special experience that you'll find hard to match!
Muscat is a great location to start your trip, with an international airport serving many locations worldwide.
The best time to visit Oman is between November and mid-March, when the cooler air brings the mountain scenery sharply into focus and daytime temperatures average at 25°C. For the rest of the year, much of Oman is oppressively hot and hazy, particularly between May and August.
This quick 5 day itinerary allows visitors to experience two different sides of Oman; the bustling city of Muscat and spectacular scenery of the mountains and desert.
Start the trip with one night in Oman’s capital, Muscat. A great place to explore on foot due to the concentration of shops, restaurants and historical landmarks in the small downtown area. Enjoy a guided tour of the opulent Grand Mosque, the interesting Bait Al Zubair Musuem and colourful Muttrah Souq.
Today, you will be driven to the coastal town of Sur, known in the past as a major trading port, conjuring images of traditional Arabian dhows of the yesteryears. Along the way, the sceneries of the Eastern Hajar Mountains and white beaches keep you entertained.
Optional: For wildlife lovers, we recommend to spend one or two nights in Sur's Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve, where you can observe the nesting process of the endangered Green Sea Turtles, who come on shore to lay hundreds of eggs during the night.
From Sur, continue to head into desert to spend an unforgettable two nights under the crystal-clear night skies. While in Wahiba Sands, you will enjoy sightseeing trip to the turqouise oasis of Wadi Bani Khalid with its palm-shaded pools, as well as 4WD adventure on the dunes.
From the desert you transfer by road to the ancient city of Nizwa. Along the way, you make a stop at picturesque medieval villages, including the charming mountain village of Misfat Al Abriyeen
Nizwa is also known for its historical fort and souq. Your guide will also be able to show you where you will find traditional Omani architecture, the impressive Jabrin Castle and more.
On your last full day you will have free morning at leisure to fully breathe in the beauty of the mountainous region of Jabal Akhdar, the highest in the Arabian peninsula.
For the more adventurous, the mountains also offer plenty of opportunity for hiking and mountain biking to soak up the spectacular views down into the gorges and across sharp peaks, which we can help you arrange at additional cost.
Half-day city tour of Muscat taking in the; Sultan Qaboos mosque, souqs, the fruit and vegetable, and fish markets.
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Wahiba Sands, Oman
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