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    Day 1: Muscat - Wadi Shab - Sur

    Stop At: Bimmah Sinkhole, Dabab Sinkhole هوية نجم, Oman
    The tour departs Muscat in the morning towards Sur. After a photo stop at the Bamah sinkhole (swimming in the sinkhole lake is possible)
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Fins Beach, Oman
    Pass by in the way to Wadi Shab
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Wadi Shab, 50km West of Sur, Sur 411 Oman
    This Wadi is a enormous canyon gorge that is lined with palm trees and impressive indications of what the power of the water coming down from the mountains can do in nature.

    With a 45 minute hike up through the canyon Wadi, we arrive at one of several crystal clear water pools. Tourists can swim on through the warm waters from pool to pool. Eventually we come to the last pool where an opening among the enormous rocks allows us to swim into an incredible crevice cave with a small waterfall. Inside, the sunlight filters in from the outside, turning the water into a beautiful turquoise blue whilst water showers down one side of the cave from the wadi beyond. The tour continues to Sur where we will spend the first night.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Sur Hotel.

    Day 2: Sur - Ras AL Hadd

    Stop At: Sur, Sur, Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate
    In the morning we will show you the City of Sur with some old fortresses and the famous Arabian Dhow Factory, where you can see traditional wooden Dhows being built.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Al Hadd, Oman
    After , we will drive on south along the coast until Ras Al Hadd. The afternoon you can walk around the Village or relax on a beach.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve, Ras Al Jinz, Sur 411 Oman
    In the evening we take you to the Turtle sanctuary at Ras Al Jinz. Here we will go on a guided beautiful walking tour on the beach at night under the stars, where we have a high chance of seeing omans great sea turtles stumbling on to the beach to build a nest and lay the eggs. If you are lucky, you can even see baby turtles hatching from some nests.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Ras al Hadd Hotel/Camp.

    Day 3: Ras Al Hadd - Wadi Bani Khaled - Wahiba desert

    Stop At: Wadi Bani Khalid, Wadi Bani Khalid, Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate
    You spend a the morning relaxing at the beach before driving on to Wadi Bani Khalid, one of the biggest and most beautiful Wadis in Oman. Here you can swim, sunbath, relax and have a picnic in the beautiful scenic wadi canyons.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Wahiba Sands, Wahiba Sands, Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate
    In the late afternoon we continue to our desert camp in the Wahiba Sands desert, where you take part in an adventurous 4x4 Sanddune drive, The we will watch the stunning sunset of the desert on one of the big sand dunes. We finish the day with a Dinner at the camp and a nice relaxing time around a romantic campfire.
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Desert Camp.

    Day 4: Wahiba - Ibra - Nizwa

    Stop At: Ibra, Ibra, Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate
    In the morning we drive to city of Ibra. There we will visit the colourful the local Market (Souq) and the old ancient Village of Ibra.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Nizwa, Nizwa, Ad-Dakhiliyah Governorate
    We drive on towards Nizwa, the old capital city of Oman. We will arrive there in the afternoon, and after the Hotel check-in you have free leisure time for the rest of the day.
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Nizwa Hotel.

    Day 5: Nizwa Full day

    Stop At: Nizwa Souk, City Center Close to the fort, Nizwa 611 Oman
    We start the day early to visit the Nizwa Souq. It is among the largest of its kind in Oman. A wide variety of vendors offer their goods in the streets of the souk from 05:00 am to about 10:00 am each morning. Here you can find fish, meat, vegetables, pottery, jewellery, handicrafts and souvenirs which are sold in authentic old market halls that few places can boast. Especially interesting is the Friday cattle market, when the locals from the nearby Villages come to sell their donkeys, goats, cattle, sheep and chickens in a circus style open market place.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Nizwa Fort Oman, Nizwa Oman
    Next to the Souq is Nizwa Fortress. The fort is a museum today and offers splendid views of this ancient town and the surrounding mountains. You can walk around in this impressive fortress and visit its many rooms, passages and towers.The fort is an architectural testimony to the economic and military achievements of the early Yaruba dynasty from the mid-17th century. It was a military stronghold designed to withstand even the strongest of attacks at the time. Even along the corridors, many traps were laid to deter any intruders that might have penetrated the defenses.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Misfat al Abriyyin, Misfat al Abriyyin, Ad-Dakhiliyah Governorate
    From Nizwawe drive to Misfath al Abreen. This picture village lies on a steep slope at the foot of Jebel Shams, a few kilometres from the village of Al Hamra and consists of old homes and narrow streets. It has a large Falaj system which supplies water for many orchards, date palms and vegetables. It is worth to spend at least 1 ½ hours walking around the village. There are marked footpaths through the village and surrounding area.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Nizwa Hotel.

    Day 6: Nizwa - Jebl Shams

    Stop At: Al Hamra, Oman
    Today we drive up the Jebel Shams Mountain. On the way there we make a stop to the ancient village of AL Hamra to visit a cute little museum, which opened up in one of the old restored houses within the village. Some Omani woman will show you around a traditional 7 bedroom house. They will also demonstrate how they used to make coffee, food and pottery in the old days. After the small tour you will be lead into a Majilis (Omani living room) to have Omani coffee/tea and dates.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Jebel Shams, Al Hamra Oman
    From there we start the drive up the Jebel Shams Mountain to the Resort where we spend the night. After our check-in, you have leisure time for the rest of the day. You can spend the afternoon walking around the famous Grand Canyon of Oman. There are many different walking paths to choose from (easy short or difficult and long). The Canyon edge offers spectacular views of the wadis and valleys below.
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Jebel Shams Resort.

    Day 7: Jebl Shams - Wadi Bani Awf - Muscat

    Stop At: Wadi Bani Awf, Wadi Bani Awf, Ad-Dakhiliyah Governorate
    In the morning we drive down the mountain on the other side (east) into the Wadi Bani Awf. This mountain road drive is one of the most adventurous in Oman, offering exciting off road experience and fantastic views. Once we reach the Valley (Wadi Bani Awf), the road leads us through the Wadi for about 1 hours while passing numerous small villages. From the end of the Wadi it takes a 1 hour drive back to Muscat.
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 8: Muscat - Musandam

    Stop At: Musandam Governorate, Musandam Governorate
    You take a morning flight to Musandam (1 hour) rest of the day for leisure.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Musandam .

    Day 9: Dhow Day cruise

    Stop At: Oman Fjords, Khasab 811 Oman
    You will go on an Arabic Dhow day tour. The Boat is a large original wooden Dhow which fits about 20 people. There are sitting places decorated with carpets and cushions in the sun or in the shade. The cruise takes you along the beautiful steep cliffs of the Musandam Peninsula. In one of its many hidden bays, you have the possibility to swim and snorkel. Then we take you dolphin watching in another part of the bay. You can enjoy lunch and coffee/tea on the boat. The boat will take you back in the afternoon.
    Duration: 1 day 16 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Musandam .

    Day 10: Khasab City tour

    Stop At: Khasab, Khasab, Musandam Governorate
    First we will show you the City of Khasab. This small town is quiet and very layed back.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Khasab Fort, Opposite Khasab Harbour, Khasab 811 Oman
    hen take a small tour in the Khasab Castle. The Portuguese constructed the fortress in the beginning of the 17th century until their retreat from the region. This castle which housed the Wali and his family in recent centuries and which once held prisoners has been restored and transformed into a regional museum. In the courtyard of the castle are boats and houses representative of unique heritage of Musandam.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Musandam Governorate, Musandam Governorate
    Then we will take you on a panoramic journey into the barren interior. This tour will give you an opportunity to enjoy the dramatic scenery of Musandams mountains, speckled with fossils dating back several million years.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Harim, Oman
    We drive to Jebel Harim (2087 metres), the highest mountain in Musandam. On the way we pass the Bedouin village of Sayh situated at 1100 metres above sea level. This is a calm and peaceful village where one can cherish the beauty of Musandam in the plateau of the village.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Khawr Najd, Khasab Oman
    Then we continue to Rowdah village, where we can see a pre-Islamic graveyard, and to Khawr Najid, a place with a stunning view overlooking Indian Ocean side.
    Finally we take to see the natural park of Acacia trees at Khalidiya and return back to Khasab.


    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Musandam .

    Day 11: Khasab - Muscat

    Stop At: Muscat, Muscat, Muscat Governorate
    Leisure Day. In the afternoon you will fly back to Muscat.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered

    Airports

    • Seeb Airport, Oman


    Ports
    Muscat Port
    Departure Time
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.

    2/5/2018 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Duration
    11 days
    Inclusions
    • Accommodation included: 9 nights
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Local taxes
    • National Park fees
    • Bottled water
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    • Private tour
    • Round-trip private transfer
    • Transport by private vehicle (Maximum capacity : Salon Car 3 seats / 4 X4 vehicles 6 seats
    • At Friday the fort close at 11:00 AM , so it is not always guarantee to visit it from inside in case of Friday trip
    • 10 nights accommodation
    • Entry/Admission - Wadi Shab
    • Entry/Admission - Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve
    • Entry/Admission - Oman Fjords
    • Entry/Admission - Khasab Fort
    • Entry/Admission - Khawr Najd
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Nizwa Fort Oman
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Infant meals not included
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide with Extra charge
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Nizwa fort close at 11:00 at Friday , so it is not always guarantee on Friday bookings to visit the fort from inside .
    • Extra supplement for Nizwa fort ticket : 15 USD per person
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    By: Oman Day Tours
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    ZOEHLER
    Lago Sul, DF
    1815
    Saturday unfortunately
    Mosques, Opera House and Museums were closed because the islamic Holiday is saturday. But than we visited the new
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    373JohnC373
    Toronto, Canada
    19442
    Great Cruise!
    This was our first visit to the Gulf Region and on MSC Cruises. Both were an excellent experience. WE definitely
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    juliasB7734CY
    10
    WADI Shab - off cruise single day in port.
    Had a great day easy to be collected at port and back again with no stress of getting back for all aboard. Good
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    nazishwalayatr
    10
    An amazing experience
    We had an amazing 3 days trip around Oman, especially guided by Mr. Ahmed who has been one of the nicest guides
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    artisanrealestate
    10
    Dune bashing and gorge swimming par excellence
    Our driver Assad was an excellent and entertaining guide with lots of useful local informative sound bytes thrown
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    luvtotravel1011
    Sarasota, Florida, USA
    2017
    Surprising beauty
    Spent an enjoyable day viewing the sights of Muscat. Our guide was helpful, knowledge and kind. At our request,
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    Dadang M
    10
    Surprising Muscat Half Day Tour
    Hi Nihal, Good morning Nihal, we got an impressive experience during Muscat Half Day Tour, especially guided by
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    CapitanoMorgan
    Modena, Italy
    2012
    Perfect
    Dear Nehal, Tour was very nice, Muscat is a beautiful city. Our guides have been great, we did enjoy the tour
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    kaakilde
    Frederiksberg, Denmark
    20
    Oman from it’s best
    2 excellent organised trips. First to Ras al Jinz and followed by a very exiting trip to Jebel Shams. Oman day
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    globetrotter75
    Paris, France
    33
    Very good experience after a long drive
    Our driver Walid was very pleasant and reliable. The Wahiba sands are very scenic, yet you park in a hard-built
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    Awesome2210
    6011
    Unaware of the concept called customer experience
    This is my 3rd cruise and this is the worst and it has put me off going on cruises completely. The only good
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    613sids
    Hong Kong, China
    272
    A day trip that offers plenty to see
    Our driver Mohammed met us at lobby at 8:30am. As we didn’t have breakfast at the hotel, driver helped us grab an
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    613sids
    Hong Kong, China
    272
    Wadi Shab, better to swim
    Our driver Juma drove a Toyota Prado. We started around 11am. Took about 1.5 hours to get to Wadi Shab. The hike
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    613sids
    Hong Kong, China
    272
    A fine day visiting Nizwa and Jabl Shams
    Driver Juma picked us up at hotel at 8am. Drive to Nizwa Fort should be two hours but as we stopped along the way
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    Sconway5550
    20
    Fantastic!
    Khalid and his driver Omar were excellent! They took us to the fish market, palace, Harley Davidson (at our
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