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North Oman

<h2><span style="color: #008000;"><strong>NORTH OMAN EXPERIENCE </strong></span></h2> <em><span style="color: #008000;"><strong>5 days tour package in Muscat!</strong></span></em> <h3><strong>Tour Itinerary</strong></h3> <strong>Day 1: Arrival in Muscat – Sunset Dhow cruise</strong> Upon Arrival you will be transferred to the Hotel. Check-in to the hotel. Afternoon you will be picked up from hotel for the sunset dhow-cruise. Enjoy the many scenes that reflect Omani history and Portuguese architecture around old Muscat. Watch the sun setting behind the spectacular golden mountain backdrop of Muscat city from the sea. <strong>(D)</strong> Hotel: Al Falaj hotel***, Muscat <strong>Day 2: Castles, forts and Jebel Akhdar</strong> Visit the famous old adobe houses and make an outside photo stop at the oldest fort of Oman in Bahla. Visit the Castle of Jabreen, situated within a short distance of Bahla. Visit one of the most astonishing landscapes of northern Oman, Jebel Akhdar, the green Mountains. Explore the rural life of Oman and witness the beauty of Saiq plateau. Visit several small traditional villages and terraced farms. Enjoy the stunning views of the valley and gardens below. Return to Muscat in the evening. <strong>(B L)</strong> <strong>Day 3: Wadi Shab – Wadi Tiwi</strong> Leaving Muscat, our first stop is Quriyat. Continue on to Wadi Shab – one of the most beautiful Wadis of   Oman, with its breathtaking entrance and views of aquamarine pools, waterfalls and terraced plantations. A trek of a 45minute inside the Wadi will bring you to fresh water pools for swimming. The tour proceeds to Wadi Tiwi. On our return, we stop to explore the Bimah Sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with blue-green water at the bottom. <strong>(B L)</strong> <strong>Day 4: Muscat city tour</strong> Visit the grand mosque, a religious landmark of Muscat and splendour of unique Islamic architecture. Take part of the guided tour at the Opera House. Stroll around the old city quarter and have a photo-stop at the Qasr Al Alam, the official Palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos. Visit Bait Al Zubair Museum with its wealth of information and exhibits on the country’s culture, tradition and heritage.  Muttrah souq is one of the most beautiful oriental markets in the Gulf States. Step into the fish market, stroll along the Corniche to admire the beautiful merchant houses and experience the shopping in the busy souk. <strong>(B L)</strong> <strong>Day 5: Depart Muscat</strong> Say good bye to your memorable stay in North Oman. Transfers are arranged to bring you to the airport for your departure flight. Conditions apply <strong>(B)</strong> <em><strong>KEY: B</strong> Breakfast  <strong>L</strong> Lunch  <strong>D</strong> Dinner</em>

Muscat Highlights

<h2><span style="color: #008000;"><strong>MUSCAT HIGHLIGHTS </strong></span></h2> <em><span style="color: #008000;"><strong>4 days tour package in Muscat!</strong></span></em> <h3><strong>Tour Itinerary</strong></h3> <strong>Day 1: Arrival in Muscat – Sunset Dhow cruise</strong> Upon Arrival you will be transferred to the Hotel. Check-in to the hotel. Afternoon you will be picked up from hotel for the sunset dhow-cruise. Enjoy the many scenes that reflect Omani history and Portuguese architecture around old Muscat. Watch the sun setting behind the spectacular golden mountain backdrop of Muscat city from the sea. <strong>(D)</strong> Hotel: Al Falaj hotel****, Muscat <strong>Day 2: Day trip to Nizwa</strong> We leave Muscat in the morning and drive to Nizwa. Nizwa was once the capital of the Sultanate. As a center of trade, religion, art and education, Nizwa is one of the oldest cities in Oman. Witness the dominant stone castle and the towers of the mosque amidst the vast plantations of date palms. Visit the traditional souq and the Fort of Nizwa. Visit the famous old adobe houses and the oldest fort of Oman in Bahla. Visit the Castle of Jabreen, situated within a short distance of Bahla. <strong>(B L)</strong> <strong>Day 3. Muscat City Tour</strong> Visit the grand mosque, a religious landmark of Muscat and splendor of unique Islamic architecture. Visit the Opera House, the Gulf′s only concert hall. Visit the 16th -Century forts Jalali and Mirani. Stroll around the old city quarter and have a photo-stop at the Qasr Al Alam, the official Palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos. Visit Bait Al Zubair Museum with its wealth of information and exhibits on the country’s culture, tradition and heritage.  Muttrah souq is one of the most beautiful oriental markets in the Gulf States. Step into the fish market, stroll along the Corniche to admire the beautiful merchant houses and experience the shopping in the busy souk. <strong>(B L)</strong> <strong>Day 4: Depart Muscat</strong> Say good bye to your memorable stay in North Oman. Transfers are arranged to bring you to the airport for your departure flight. Conditions apply<strong> (B)</strong> <em><strong>KEY: B</strong> Breakfast  <strong>L</strong> Lunch  <strong>D</strong> Dinner</em>

Wild Camping

<h2 id="stcpDiv">WILD CAMPING</h2> <h3>Itinerary</h3> <div><strong>Day 1</strong> Meet the participants to discuss the expedition and gear check. Set off on the drive to the mountains, Wadis or desert, taking in classic routes and breath-taking summits, with plenty of rest stops. Arrive at camping site, set up camp, followed by an optional evening walk Have dinner and retire to your tent!</div> <div></div> <div><strong>Day 2</strong> Breakfast and break down camp. Continue the program in the nature. Lunch, then head Salalah (2 day trip) ......3 day trip Set up camp and have dinner, followed by an optional evening walk Have dinner and retire to your tent!</div> <div></div> <div><strong>Day 3</strong> - (3 day trip only) Breakfast and break down camp. Continue the program in the nature. Lunch, then head Salalah</div>

Snorkeling

<div id="stcpDiv"> The seas of Dhofar attract a growing number of snorkelers and divers. Divers and snorkelers are attracted to marine parks where the marine life is fully protected. Coral areas of Dhofar, including Mirbath, Sadah and sheltered bays of Raaha, put up a beautiful spectacle. Dhofar is known for highest coral diversity in the Sultanate. Immerse yourself in the fascinating underwater world of Dhofar, and you will be simply thrilled! Snorkeling trips for groups are conducted in Mirbat, including transport and lunch. Minimum number in a group must be 3 persons. </div>

Dolphin watching

<div id="stcpDiv"><strong>A half day dolphin-watching trip by boat</strong> Duration: 2 hrs.Spend the time touring the waters off Dhofar in search of dolphins. Learn more about dolphins- from the legends and history of their relationship with man to social dynamics, feeding habits and environment during an entertaining trip. Get to watch dolphins up close.  Watch them in their natural habitat as they feed and play.</div>

Wonderful Salalah

<h2><span style="color: #008000;"><strong>WONDERFUL SALALAH </strong></span></h2> <em><span style="color: #008000;"><strong>7 days tour package in Salalah!</strong></span></em> <h3><strong>Tour Itinerary</strong></h3> <strong>Day 1: Arrive Salalah – City Sightseeing</strong> Visit the highlights of the Salalah city in a half day tour in the afternoon. This tour included Salalah’s banana and coconut plantations, The Frankincense Land Museum, the traditional Souq and the Sultan Qaboos grand mosque. <strong>(D)</strong> Hotel: Intercity hotel***, Salalah <strong>Day 2: Night in the desert</strong> Start an exciting desert trip in the afternoon with one overnight stay at a permanent campsite in the middle of to the Rub Al Khali Desert by Jeep. Visit the ‘Lost City of Ubar’ (UNESCO) en route. <strong>(B D)</strong> <strong>Day 3: Wadi Dauka – Dolphin watching/ Horse-back riding</strong> In the morning drive back to Salalah. On the way back, drive into Wadi ‘Dauka’ (UNESCO) known as the ‘Frankincense Wadi’. <em>You have 2 options of activities  in the afternoon;</em> <em>1. Dolphin watching trip by boat</em> <em>2. Horseback riding</em> <strong>(B)</strong> <strong>Day 4: Mountain Safari</strong> Witness Dhofar’s most remarkable natural attractions during this jeep tour. Visit Wadi Derbat, Jebel Samhan plateau, Tawi Attir Sink hole, Baobab trees, and many natural attractions <strong>(B L)</strong> <strong>Day 5: East of Salalah</strong> In the morning embark for a half day tour to the eastern side of Dhofar. Fabled archaeological site of Sumhuram (UNESCO), centuries old Taqa castle and the old city of Mirbat are the highlights of this tour. <strong>(B)</strong> <strong>Day 6: Fizaya Beach</strong> This trip takes you to the western side of Dhofar, to uncover some of the area’s finest and most breath-taking sceneries. Natural spring of Ayn Sahalnoot, Wadi Ayun with its turquoise blue pools amidst the craggy mountains, Mughsail beach where the white sand touches the deep blue of the Indian Ocean, a drive along the ‘Hair-pin-bend’ road with its breathtaking cliffs are the attractions before you reach one of the most attractive Beaches in Dhofar, the Fizayah Beach. Spend a relaxing time at Fizaya Beach. Enjoy the environment, serenity and the Sun at the Arabian Sea. <strong>(B L)</strong> <strong>Day 7: Depart Salalah</strong> Say good bye to your memorable stay in south Oman. Transfers are arranged to bring you to the airport for your departure flight. Conditions apply. <em><strong>KEY: B</strong> Breakfast  <strong>L</strong> Lunch  <strong>D</strong> Dinner</em>

Treasures of Dhofar

<h2><span style="color: #008000;"><strong>TREASURES OF DHOFAR </strong></span></h2> <em><span style="color: #008000;"><strong>6 days tour package in Salalah!</strong></span></em> <h3><strong>Tour Itinerary</strong></h3> <strong>Day 1: Arrive Salalah – City Sightseeing</strong> Welcome to Salalah, the second largest city in Oman. You will be welcomed at the airport and transfer to the selected hotel for check-in. Visit the highlights of the Salalah city in a half day tour in the afternoon. Visit Salalah’s well-known banana and coconut plantations, The Frankincense Land Museum, the traditional Souq and the majestic Sultan Qaboos grand mosque. <strong>(D)</strong> Hotel: Intercity hotel***, Salalah <strong>Day 2: Night in the desert</strong> Start an overnight tour in the afternoon to the Rub Al Khali Desert by Jeep. It is an exciting desert trip with one overnight stay at a permanent campsite in the middle of the desert. Visit the ‘Lost City of Ubar’ (UNESCO) en route.  <strong>(B D)</strong> <strong>Day 3: Wadi Dauka – Dolphin watching/ Horse-back riding</strong> Drive back to Salalah. On the way back, drive into Wadi ‘Dauka’ (UNESCO) known as the ‘Frankincense Wadi’. Arrived in Salalah check in to the hotel again, relax and unwind. <em>You have 2 options of activities  in the afternoon;</em> <em>1. Dolphin watching trip by boat</em> <em>You will be picked up from the hotel and return back to the hotel after the tour.</em> <em>2. Horseback riding</em> <em>book one of our horseback beach ride sessions. Walk, trot and canter on the stunning scenic beaches of Salalah.  </em> <strong>(B)</strong> <strong>Day 4: Mountain Safari</strong> Enjoy a rewarding full day jeep safari made by combining the highlights of the Mountainous area of Dhofar. Witness Dhofar’s most remarkable natural attractions during this tour. Visit Wadi Derbat, Jebel Samhan plateau, Tawi Attir Sink hole, Baobab trees and lots of nature <strong>(B L)</strong> <strong>Day 5: Fizaya Beach – Nature and sun drenched beaches</strong> Ayn Sahalnoot is one of the most attractive natural sprigs in Dhofar region. Visit the turquoise blue pools of Wadi Ayun amidst the craggy mountains. Proceed along the beach of Mughsail. A drive along the ‘Hair-pin-bend’ road with its breathtaking cliffs on either side takes you to one of the most attractive Beaches in Dhofar, The Fizayah Beach. Spend a relaxing time at Fizaya Beach. <strong>(B L)</strong> <strong>Day 6: Depart Salalah</strong> Say good bye to your memorable stay in south Oman. Transfers are arranged to bring you to the airport for your departure flight. Conditions apply. <em><strong>KEY: B</strong> Breakfast  <strong>L</strong> Lunch  <strong>D</strong> Dinner</em>

Scents of Arabia

<h2><span style="color: #008000;"><strong>SCENTS OF ARABIA </strong></span></h2> <em><span style="color: #008000;"><strong>5 days tour package in Salalah!</strong></span></em> <h3><strong>Tour Itinerary</strong></h3> <strong>Day 1: Arrive Salalah – City Sightseeing</strong> Welcome to Salalah, the second largest city in Oman. You will be welcomed at the airport and transfer to the selected hotel for check-in. Visit the highlights of the Salalah city in a half day tour in the afternoon. This tour included Salalah’s well-known banana and coconut plantations, The Frankincense Land Museum, the traditional Souq filled with frankincense products and the majestic Sultan Qaboos grand mosque. <strong>(D)</strong> Hotel: Intercity hotel***, Salalah <strong>Day 2: The lost city of Ubar – Desert Safari</strong> Start a full day jeep safari to the Rub Al Khali desert (The Empty Quarters), one of the Earth’s hottest, driest, and most unyielding environments. Visit the ‘Lost City of Ubar’ (UNESCO) en route. On the way back to Salalah, drive into Wadi ‘Dawka’ (UNESCO) known as the ‘Frankincense Wadi’, which is also well-known as the biggest collection of the naturally grown Frankincense trees in the region. <strong>(B L)</strong> <strong>Day 3: Mountain Safari</strong> Enjoy a rewarding full day jeep safari made by combining the highlights of the Mountainous area of Dhofar. The scenic tour includes the rugged Jebel Samhan Mountains dotted with Wadis, gorges, sinkholes and other geological curiosities. Witness Dhofar’s most remarkable natural attractions during this tour. Visit Wadi Derbat, Jebel Samhan plateau, Tawi Attir Sink hole, Baobab trees, alive with small birdlife, with probably a few wandering camels for company <strong>(B L)</strong> <strong>Day 4: Nature and sun drenched beaches</strong> Ayn Sahalnoot is one of the most attractive natural springs in Dhofar region, surrounded by astonishing landscapes with natural rock formations. Visit the turquoise blue pools of Wadi Ayun amidst the craggy mountains. Proceed along the beach of Mughsail where the white sand touches the deep blue of the Indian Ocean. A drive along the ‘Hair-pin-bend’ road with its breathtaking cliffs on either side takes you to one of the most attractive Beaches in Dhofar, The Fizayah Beach. On the way along you can see the historical ‘Frankincense trees’ growing in their natural habitat. Spend a relaxing time at Fizaya Beach. <strong> (B L)</strong> <strong>Day 5: Depart Salalah</strong> Say good bye to your memorable stay in south Oman. Transfers are arranged to bring you to the airport for your departure flight. Conditions apply.   <em><strong>KEY: B</strong> Breakfast  <strong>L</strong> Lunch  <strong>D</strong> Dinner</em>

Salalah Contrasts

<h2><span style="color: #008000;"><strong>SALALAH CONTRASTS </strong></span></h2> <em><span style="color: #008000;"><strong>4 days tour package in Salalah!</strong></span></em> <h3><strong>Tour Itinerary</strong></h3> <strong>Day 1: Arrive Salalah – City Sightseeing</strong> Welcome to Salalah, the second largest city in Oman. You will be welcomed at the airport and transfer to the selected hotel for check-in. Visit the highlights of the Salalah city in a half day tour in the afternoon. This tour included Salalah’s well-known banana and coconut plantations, The Frankincense Land Museum, the traditional Souq filled with frankincense products and the majestic Sultan Qaboos grand mosque. <strong>(D)</strong> Hotel: Intercity hotel***, Salalah <strong>Day 2: The lost city of Ubar – Desert Safari</strong> Start a full day jeep safari to the Rub Al Khali desert (The Empty Quarters), one of the Earth’s hottest, driest, and most unyielding environments. This is the largest sand desert in the world with its magical and breath-taking sand dunes. Visit the ‘Lost City of Ubar’ (UNESCO) en route. This legendary ancient kingdom, known as Ubar, was said to have existed in one of the most inhospitable places on earth. On the way back to Salalah, drive into Wadi ‘Dawka’ (UNESCO) known as the ‘Frankincense Wadi’, which is also well-known as the biggest collection of the naturally grown Frankincense trees in the region. <strong>(B L)</strong> <em>Note: Desert safari is not operative from 01. June to 31 August. This excursion will be replaced by a full day West Salalah Tour during that period</em> <strong>Day 3: Mountain Safari</strong> Enjoy a rewarding full day jeep safari made by combining the highlights of the Mountainous area of Dhofar. The scenic tour includes the rugged Jebel Samhan Mountains dotted with Wadis, gorges, sinkholes and other geological curiosities. Witness Dhofar’s most remarkable natural attractions during this tour. Visit Wadi Derbat, Jebel Samhan plateau, Tawi Attir Sink hole, Baobab trees, alive with small birdlife, with probably a few wandering camels for company <strong>(B L)</strong> <strong>Day 4: Depart Salalah</strong> Say good bye to your memorable stay in south Oman. Transfers are arranged to bring you to the airport for your departure flight. Conditions apply. <em><strong>KEY: B</strong> Breakfast  <strong>L</strong> Lunch  <strong>D</strong> Dinner</em>

Legendary Salalah

<h2><span style="color: #008000;"><strong>LEGENDARY SALALAH </strong></span></h2> <em><span style="color: #008000;"><strong>Spend 3 days in Salalah!</strong></span></em> <h3><strong>Tour Itinerary</strong></h3> <strong>Day 1: Arrive Salalah – West Salalah</strong> Welcome to Salalah, the second largest city in Oman. You will be welcomed at the airport and start the tour. Visit the most popular cultural sites and natural attractions of Western Dhofar. Jobs Tomb on Qara mountains and Mughsail beach are the highlights of this tour.<strong> (D)</strong> Hotel: Intercity Hotel***, Salalah or similar <strong>Day 2: Mountain Safari</strong> Enjoy a rewarding full day jeep safari made by combining the highlights of the Mountainous area of Dhofar. The scenic tour includes the rugged Jebel Samhan Mountains dotted with Wadis, gorges, sinkholes and other geological curiosities. Witness Dhofar’s most remarkable natural attractions during this tour. Visit Wadi Derbat, Jebel Samhan plateau, Tawi Attir Sink hole, Baobab trees, alive with small birdlife, with probably a few wandering camels for company <strong>(B L)</strong> <strong>Day 3: East Salalah – City Sightseeing – Departure</strong> Visit the highlights of the Salalah city and the Eastern side of Dhofar. This tour included Salalah’s well-known banana and coconut plantations, The Frankincense Land Museum, the traditional Souq filled with frankincense products and the majestic Sultan Qaboos grand mosque. Drive towards the East Salalah. Visit the Taqah castle, Sumhuram ruins and Mirbat. We drop you at the airport after the tour for your departure flight. <strong>(B)</strong>   <em><strong>KEY: B</strong> Breakfast  <strong>L</strong> Lunch  <strong>D</strong> Dinner</em>

Serene Salalah

<h2><span style="color: #008000;"><strong>SERENE SALALAH</strong></span></h2> <em><span style="color: #008000;"><strong>A short escape to Salalah!</strong></span></em> <h3><strong>Tour Itinerary</strong></h3> <strong>Day 1: Arrive Salalah – West Salalah</strong> Welcome to Salalah, the second largest city in Oman. You will be welcomed at the airport and right away start a half day sightseeing tour. Visit the most popular cultural sites and natural attractions of Western Dhofar. Jobs Tomb on Qara mountains and Mughsail beach are the highlights of this tour.  <strong>(D)</strong> Hotel: Intercity Hotel***, Salalah or similar <strong>Day 2: East Salalah – City Sightseeing – Departure</strong> Visit the highlights of the Salalah city and the Eastern side of Dhofar. This tour included Salalah’s well-known banana and coconut plantations, The Frankincense Land Museum, the traditional Souq filled with frankincense products and the majestic Sultan Qaboos grand mosque. Drive towards the East Salalah. Visit the Taqah castle, Sumhuram ruins, Wadi Derbat and Mirbat. We drop you at the airport after the tour for your departure flight. <strong>(B)</strong> <em><strong>KEY: B</strong> Breakfast  <strong>D</strong> Dinner</em>

Sea and Sand

<h3><span style="color: #003366;"><strong>BETWEEN SEA AND SAND </strong></span></h3> <h3><span style="color: #003366;"><strong><em>A trip through the remote areas of Oman </em></strong></span></h3> <h3><strong>Tour Itinerary</strong></h3> <strong>Day 1: Arrival in Muscat</strong> Arrival in MCT international Airport. Transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. (No meals) Hotel: Al Falaj hotel****, Muscat or similar <strong>Day 2: Muscat city tour</strong> Visit the 16th Century forts Jalali and Mirani. Stroll around the old city quarter and have a photo-stop at the official Palace of HM Sultan Qaboos. Visit the museum, Muttrah souq, Grand mosque and the opera house. <strong>(B)</strong> <strong>Day 3: Wadi Bani Khalid & Wahiba sands</strong> Visit Wadi Bani Khalid. The large natural pools are often a cordial invitation to take a dip. Set off for the adventure of Wahiba Sands, the sandy desert in northern Oman. <strong>(B L D)</strong> Camp: Sama Al Wasil Camp, Wahiba <strong>Day 4: Desert Crossing</strong> Cross the Wahiba Sands from north to south. View the fabulous pink salt flats that stretch across horizons at Shanna. Immerse into the turquoise water of Indian Ocean at Khaluf as a successful conclusion of the day. Outdoor camping at Khaluf Beach. <strong>(B L D)</strong> <strong>Day 5: Coastal Road to Ras Madraka</strong> Drive along the south coast towards Duqm. Arrived at Duqm, visit the stunning Rock garden. Drive to Ras Madraka bay and indulge in the warm turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. Outdoor camping at Ras Madraka. <strong>(B L D)</strong> <strong>Day 6: Towards Shuwaymiah</strong> On the way to Shuwaymiah view the red lagoon and many stunning views. Arrived in Shuwaymiah we proceed our drive along the Wadi Shuwaymiah. Go on hiking in the Wadi till we reach the natural spring “Ayn Shuwaymiah” (ca. 3km). Outdoor camping in Shuwaymiah <strong>(B L D)</strong> <strong>Day 7: In to the Empty Quarter</strong> Continue the tour towards desert. Visit the ‘Lost City of Ubar’. Proceed to the Empty Quarter to experience the “biggest sand desert in the World”. A breathtaking sunset awaits you on the top of the dunes. Overnight in camp Hashman.<strong> (B L D)</strong> <strong>Day 8: Around Rub Al Khali desert</strong> Today you will spend the whole day in the biggest sand desert in the world! Drive to Burkana, where you find water just few meters beneath the sand dunes. Return to the camp. <strong>(B L D)</strong> <strong>Day 9: Towards Salalah</strong> Start our journey towards Salalah. Drive into Wadi ‘Dawka’ on the way, known as the ‘Frankincense Wadi’. We arrive Salalah in the early afternoon. Check in to the hotel. The afternoon is at leisure. <strong>(B)</strong> Hotel: Intercity hotel***, Salalah or similar <strong>Day 10: Around Salalah</strong> Go on a full day safari into the Dhofar Mountains. Highlights are the Taqah Plateau, ancient ruins of Sumharam (Khor Rohri), ever green ‘Wadi Darbat’ and the Jebel Samhan mountain.  This location is commonly known as the ‘Grand Canyon’ of Dhofar. Drive back to Salalah. <strong>(B L)</strong> <strong>Day 11: Western Dhofar</strong> Drive to Mughsail beach and enjoy the nature. Enjoy the landscapes on a breathtaking mountain road with hairpin bends. Visit the fishing village of Dalkut and its huge Baobab tree, experience the daily life in a remote fishing village of Oman. <strong>(B L D)</strong> <strong>Day 12: City of Frankincense – Departure</strong> Today we visit the Salalah city for a half day excursion. Visit the museum, lush green plantations of vegetables & fruits, make a Photo stop at the impressive Sultan Qaboos Mosque, view the Official Palace of His Majesty the Sultan (Al Husn Palace) and stroll through the old Haffah souk, famous for the sale of high quality Frankincense & numerous other Dhofari traditional souvenirs. Transfer to the Airport for the flight to Muscat in the afternoon. <strong>(B)</strong> <em><strong>KEY:</strong> <strong>D</strong> Dinner  <strong>L</strong>  Lunch   <strong>B</strong> Breakfast </em>

Road to Muscat

<h3><span style="color: #003366;"><strong>ROAD TO MUSCAT </strong></span></h3> <h3><span style="color: #003366;"><strong><em>A round tour along the coastal road </em></strong></span></h3> <h3><strong>Tour Itinerary</strong></h3> <strong>Day 1: Drive to Shuwaymiah – Wild camping</strong> Start an exciting journey from Salalah and continue along the southern coast to Shuwaymiah passing the coastal villages such as Sadha, Hadbin and Hasik. The journey from Hadbin to Hasik is a breathtaking event. Passing through the coastal road, the view of the Jabal Samhan Mountains and the steep limestone hills which have been eroded since millions of years and the beautiful carved rocks along the seashore is a panoramic view. Hasik’s chain of hills is broken by Wadis and small creeks with sandy beaches. Arrived in Shuwaymiah take a walk in the spectacular landscape in the Wadi with a small waterfall. Overnight camping in Wadi Shuwaimiya. Enjoy a unique camping experience amidst a breathtaking landscape. <strong>(L D)</strong> <strong>Day 2: Road to Duqm</strong> Drive along the coastal road to Duqm. Visit an interesting Wadi with beautiful landscapes, the Wadi Ayninah. On the way to Ras Madraka we make a short detour to the beach side to watch some interesting landscapes. The place is called red lagoon, a small isolated lagoon with reddish colored water, and rich of birds. You may see hundreds and thousands of shore birds at the beach. Drive to Ras Madraka, an idyllic cove of white sandy beach and black rock. No less interesting is the so-called Rock Garden in Duqm, a lunar landscape with strangely shaped rocks that adorn the amazing landscapes of nature. Overnight in Duqm. <strong>(B L D)</strong> Hotel: Crowne Plaza****, Duqm or similar <strong>Day 3: Towards Sur</strong> Proceed along the coastal road towards Sur. Make a brief stop at Shanna to see the vast salt planes, which are typical for the area. Arrived at Sur, check in to the hotel and relax in the evening. <strong>(B L D)</strong> Hotel: Sur Plaza***, Sur or similar <strong>Day 4: Towards Muscat</strong> Short sight-seeing tour in Sur. On the way to Muscat drive to the Wadi Shab, and walk into the spectacular Wadi canyon along steep cliffs, rocks, pools and fruit plantations. Enjoy the scenery and serenity of the place. Pass by at the Bamah Sinkhole Lake Park for a photo stop. Arrive in Muscat in the evening. Check in to the hotel and relax. <strong>(B L D)</strong> Hotel: Al Falaj hotel****, Muscat or similar <strong>Day 5: Muscat and surrounding</strong> Stroll around the old city quarter and have a photo-stop at the official Palace of HM Sultan Qaboos. Visit the Muttrah souq. Visit the Nakhal fort, located at the foot of Al Hajar Mountains. Located amidst the beautiful palm groves, the fort is one of the most spectacular stone castles in the world. A little further, between the countless date and banana plantations, is one of the most famous hot springs in this region; Ayn Thowara. The water that flows through a small canyon creates a Wadi and an adjacent irrigation system (Al Falaj) channels the water in to the Plantations nearby. Drive back to Muscat <strong>(B)</strong> <strong>Day 6: Departure</strong> Say goodbye to Oman and departure transfer to the Airport. Conditions apply. <strong>(B)</strong> <em><strong>KEY:</strong> <strong>D</strong> Dinner  <strong>L</strong>  Lunch   <strong>B</strong> Breakfast </em>

Across the Oman

<h3><span style="color: #003366;"><strong>ACROSS THE OMAN </strong></span></h3> <h3><span style="color: #003366;"><strong><em>A round tour off the beaten track from North to South </em></strong></span></h3> <h3><strong>Tour Itinerary</strong></h3> <strong>Day 1: Arrival</strong> Arrival in MCT international Airport. Transfer to the hotel and rest of the day is at leisure. (No meals) Hotel: Al Falaj hotel****, Muscat or similar <strong>Day 2: Muscat City.</strong> Start a full day city tour in Muscat. Visit the highlights of the city including Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque,Opera House, the 16th -Century forts Jalali and Mirani, Qasr Al Alam, the official Palace of HM Sultan Qaboos, Museum and Muttrah souq. <strong>(B)</strong> <strong>Day 3: Nizwa – Bahla – Jabreen</strong> Nizwa is one of the oldest cities in Oman. Visit the traditional souq and the Fort of Nizwa.  View the oldest fort in Oman in Bahla with its 12km (seven miles) wall. The Castle of Jabreen, situated within a short distance of Bahla is one of the most beautiful stone castles of Oman. <strong>(B)</strong> Hotel: Golden Tulip***, Nizwa or similar <strong>Day 4: Wadi Bani Khalid – Sur</strong> Continue your journey to one of the most visited Oasis in the region; Wadi Bani Khalid. Proceed to the East coast and drive to Sur. Sur was once famous for its dhows (Traditional ships) and east African trades. <strong>(B)</strong> Hotel: Sur Plaza hotel***, Sur or similar <strong>Day 5: Sur – Back to Muscat – flight to Salalah</strong> A short sight-seeing tour in Sur. Drive along the scenic coast towards Muscat. Pass by at the Bamah Sinkhole Lake Park for a photo stop. Evening flight to Salalah. Transfer to the hotel. <strong>(B)</strong> Hotel: Intercity hotel***, Salalah or similar <strong>Day 6: Salalah East – Rub Al Khali desert – Overnight</strong> Visit the century old ‘Taqah Castle’, the former official residence of the ‘Wali’ (Governor) of the region. Continue onto the ancient ruins of the once famous city of Sumharam (Khor Rohri). In the afternoon continue the tour by 4x4 jeeps to the Rub Al Khali desert. Enjoy a beautiful sunset over the sand dunes. Overnight in the desert camp.<strong> (B D)</strong> <strong>Day 7: Ubar – Wadi Dawka – Salalah City</strong> On our way back to Salalah proceed to the ‘Lost City of Ubar’. This ruined city was one of the important hubs of the ancient frankincense trail. Visit Wadi Dawka on the way back to Salalah, where the frankincense trees grow in their natural habitat. In the afternoon a brief city tour in Salalah. Highlights are the Museum, green plantations of vegetables & fruits, Photo stop at the Sultan Qaboos Mosque and the Frankincense souq. <strong>(B)</strong> <strong>Day 8: Wadi Derbat – Sinkhole – Jebel Samhan</strong> Start a full day safari into the Dhofar Mountains. Drive through the scenic villages and ever green Wadis. Visit one of the world’s largest Sink Holes, view Jebel Samhan plateau at a height of almost 1700m. Drive back to Salalah and overnight. <strong>(B L)</strong> <strong>Day 9: Job’s tomb – Mughsail beach</strong> Visit the ancient tomb of ‘Prophet Job’ situated in the scenic green mountains of the Salalah Plains. Proceed to the beach of Mughsail. Thereafter continue along the ‘Hair-pin-bend’ road towards western side of Oman to grasp some photogenic scenes. Drive back to Salalah and to the airport for your departure flight. Conditions apply. <strong>(B)</strong> <em><strong>KEY:</strong> <strong>D</strong> Dinner  <strong>L</strong>  Lunch   <strong>B</strong> Breakfast </em>

Wonders of Oman

<h3><span style="color: #003366;"><strong>WONDERS OF OMAN </strong></span></h3> <h3><span style="color: #003366;"><strong><em>9 days round trip in North & South Oman</em></strong></span></h3> <h3><strong>Tour Itinerary</strong></h3> <strong>Day 1: Arrival</strong> Arrival in MCT international Airport. Transfer to the hotel and rest of the day is at leisure. (No meals) Hotel: Al Falaj hotel****, Muscat or similar <strong>Day 2: Muscat City.</strong> Start a full day city tour in Muscat. Visit the highlights of the city including Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque,Opera House, the 16th -Century forts Jalali and Mirani, Qasr Al Alam, the official Palace of HM Sultan Qaboos, Museum and Muttrah souq. <strong>(B)</strong> <strong>Day 3: Nizwa – Bahla – Jabreen</strong> Nizwa is one of the oldest cities in Oman. Visit the traditional souq and the Fort of Nizwa.  View the oldest fort in Oman in Bahla with its 12km (seven miles) wall. The Castle of Jabreen, situated within a short distance of Bahla is one of the most beautiful stone castles of Oman. <strong>(B)</strong> Hotel: Golden Tulip***, Nizwa or similar <strong>Day 4: Wadi Bani Khalid – Sur</strong> Continue your journey to one of the most visited Oasis in the region; Wadi Bani Khalid. Proceed to the East coast and drive to Sur. Sur was once famous for its dhows (Traditional ships) and east African trades. <strong>(B)</strong> Hotel: Sur Plaza hotel***, Sur or similar <strong>Day 5: Sur – Back to Muscat – flight to Salalah</strong> A short sight-seeing tour in Sur. Drive along the scenic coast towards Muscat. Pass by at the Bamah Sinkhole Lake Park for a photo stop. Evening flight to Salalah. Transfer to the hotel. <strong>(B)</strong> Hotel: Intercity hotel***, Salalah or similar <strong>Day 6: Salalah East – Rub Al Khali desert – Overnight</strong> Visit the century old ‘Taqah Castle’, the former official residence of the ‘Wali’ (Governor) of the region. Continue onto the ancient ruins of the once famous city of Sumharam (Khor Rohri). In the afternoon continue the tour by 4x4 jeeps to the Rub Al Khali desert. Enjoy a beautiful sunset over the sand dunes. Overnight in the desert camp.<strong> (B D)</strong> <strong>Day 7: Ubar – Wadi Dawka – Salalah City</strong> On our way back to Salalah proceed to the ‘Lost City of Ubar’. This ruined city was one of the important hubs of the ancient frankincense trail. Visit Wadi Dawka on the way back to Salalah, where the frankincense trees grow in their natural habitat. In the afternoon a brief city tour in Salalah. Highlights are the Museum, green plantations of vegetables & fruits, Photo stop at the Sultan Qaboos Mosque and the Frankincense souq. <strong>(B)</strong> <strong>Day 8: Wadi Derbat – Sinkhole – Jebel Samhan</strong> Start a full day safari into the Dhofar Mountains. Drive through the scenic villages and ever green Wadis. Visit one of the world’s largest Sink Holes, view Jebel Samhan plateau at a height of almost 1700m. Drive back to Salalah and overnight. <strong>(B L)</strong> <strong>Day 9: Job’s tomb – Mughsail beach</strong> Visit the ancient tomb of ‘Prophet Job’ situated in the scenic green mountains of the Salalah Plains. Proceed to the beach of Mughsail. Thereafter continue along the ‘Hair-pin-bend’ road towards western side of Oman to grasp some photogenic scenes. Drive back to Salalah and to the airport for your departure flight. Conditions apply. <strong>(B)</strong> <em><strong>KEY:</strong> <strong>D</strong> Dinner  <strong>L</strong>  Lunch   <strong>B</strong> Breakfast </em>

Around Dhofar

<h3><span style="color: #003366;"><strong>AROUND DHOFAR </strong></span></h3> <h3><span style="color: #003366;"><strong><em>8 days round trip in South Oman</em></strong></span></h3> <h3><strong>Tour Itinerary</strong></h3> <strong>Day 1: Arrival</strong> Upon arrival in Salalah international Airport, we bring you to the designated hotel for check in. Relax at hotel. Stay overnight in Salalah. <strong>(D)</strong> Hotel: Intercity hotel***, Salalah or similar <strong>Day 2: Salalah city  </strong> Visit the Frankincense Museum, Drive through lush green plantations of vegetables & fruits. Make a brief stop to taste a fresh coconut water drink at fruit stalls. Visit the impressive Sultan Qaboos Mosque. View the Official Palace of His Majesty the Sultan (Al Husn Palace) & stroll through the old Haffah souk, famous for the sale of high quality Frankincense & numerous other Dhofari traditional souvenirs. Overnight in Salalah <strong>(B)</strong> <strong>Day 3: Taqa castle – Sumhuram – Wadi Derbat – Sink hole – Jebel Samhan plateau</strong> Start a full day safari into the Dhofar Mountains. Visit the old fishing village of ‘Taqah’, Visit the century old ‘Taqah Castle’ and the ancient ruins of the once famous city of Sumharam (Khor Rohri). Drive into the ‘ever green Wadi Darbat’ for a relaxing stroll along the Wadi bed, surrounded by herds of Camels, Goats & Cattle. Next stop is one of the world’s largest Sink Holes, also known as the “Well of Birds”. Continue journey into the mountain range of Jebel Samhan to a breathtaking plateau at a height of almost 1700m. This location is commonly known as the ‘Grand Canyon’ of Dhofar.Return to the hotel and overnight in Salalah <strong>(B L)</strong> <strong>Day 4: Sadha – Hasik – Shuwaimiya – Camping</strong> Start the tour in Salalah and continue along the coast to Shuwaymiah passing the coastal villages such as Sadha, Hadbin and Hasik. Passing through the coastal road, the view of the Jabal Samhan Mountains and the steep limestone hills which have been eroded since millions of years and the beautiful carved rocks along the seashore is a panoramic view. Arrived in Shuwaymiah take a walk in the spectacular landscape in the Wadi with a small waterfall. Overnight camping in Wadi Shuwaimiya. Enjoy a unique camping experience amidst a breathtaking landscape. <strong>(B L D)</strong> Camping in Wadi Shuwaymiah <strong>Day 5: Rub al Khali desert – Desert Camp</strong> In to the Empty Quarter. You will see the Dhofars oil fields by passing Marmul and arrive at a Farm amidst a deserted area. Arriving the sand desert in Al Hashman, where the sand dunes emerge more picturesque and more spectacular, our experienced driver will give you the thrilling experience of Dune Bashing. Enjoy a beautiful sunset over the sand dunes before you reach our camp site. Overnight in Hashman camp. Permanent basic camp. <strong>(B L D)</strong> <strong>Day 6: Ubar – Wadi Dauka – Back to Salalah</strong> Proceed to the  legendary ruines of the ‘Lost City of Ubar’. Drive into Wadi ‘Dawka’, known as the ‘Frankincense Wadi’, which is also well-known as the biggest collection of the naturally grown Frankincense trees in the region. Return to Salalah by noon. <strong>(B)</strong> Hotel: Intercity hotel***, Salalah or similar <strong>Day 7: Ayn Sahalnoot – Wadi Ayun – Mughsail – Fizaya beach</strong> Visit Ayn Sahalnoot, one of the most attractive natural sprigs in Dhofar region. Visit the turquoise blue pools of Wadi Ayun and the beach of Mughsail. Drive towards the Qara Mountains and visit the ancient tomb of ‘Prophet Job’ situated in the scenic green mountains of the Salalah plains. A drive along the ‘Hair-pin-bend’ road with its breathtaking cliffs on either side takes you to one of the most attractive Beaches in Dhofar, The Fizayah Beach. Spend a relaxing time at Fizaya Beach. Enjoy the environment, serenity and the Sun at the Arabian Sea. Return to the Hotel in Salalah by evening. <strong>(B L)</strong> <strong>Day 8: Departure</strong> Say goodbye to Oman and departure transfer to the Airport. Conditions apply. <strong>(B)</strong> <em><strong>KEY:</strong> <strong>D</strong> Dinner  <strong>L</strong>  Lunch   <strong>B</strong> Breakfast </em>

Land of contrasts

<h3><span style="color: #003366;"><strong>OMAN, LAND OF CONTRASTS </strong></span></h3> <h3><span style="color: #003366;"><strong><em>A glimpse of Oman’s culture and nature</em></strong></span></h3> <h3><strong>Tour Itinerary</strong></h3> <strong>Day 1: Arrival – transfer to the hotel</strong> Arrival in MCT international Airport. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Muscat. (No meals) Hotel: Al Falaj hotel*** <strong>Day 2: Muscat city tour</strong> Drive through the beautiful embassy quarter.  Visit the grand mosque, the Opera House, and the 16th -Century forts Jalali and Mirani. Stroll around the old city quarter and have a photo-stop at the Qasr Al Alam, the official Palace of HM Sultan Qaboos. Visit the Museum and the famous Muttrah souq, one of the most beautiful oriental markets in the Gulf States. Overnight in Muscat. <strong>(B)</strong> <strong>Day 3: Jebel Akhdar</strong> Visit one of the most astonishing landscapes of northern Oman, Jebel Akdhar, the green Mountains. Explore the rural life of Oman and witness the beuty of Saiq plateau. Famous not only for its rose water, Jebel Akhdar boasts some of the largest terraced gardens in the country and is home to approximately one quarter of all flora in Oman including over 437 animal species! Visit several small traditional villages and terraced farms. Enjoy the stunning views of the valley and gardens below. Hike along the trail which is approximately 4km one way. Overnight stay at Nizwa. <strong>(B)</strong> Hotel: Golden Tulip *** <strong>Day 4: Nizwa</strong> Nizwa is one of the oldest cities in Oman. Visit the traditional souq and the Fort of Nizwa.  Bahla is famous for its old adobe houses and pottery. The old Bahla Fort with its 12km (seven miles) wall is the oldest fort in Oman. The Castle of Jabreen is situated within a short distance of Bahla. Three-storied castle of Jabreen, an impressive example of Islamic architecture with beautiful wooden inscriptions and paintings on the ceilings, is one of the most beautiful stone castles of Oman. Overnight in Nizwa. <strong>(B)</strong> <strong>Day 5: Back to Muscat – flight to Salalah</strong> Leave Nizwa in the morning and return to Muscat. Proceed to the airport to get the flight to Salalah. Arrival in Salalah and in the afternoon a short city tour in Salalah. You will visit “The Museum of the Frankincense Land” and drive through lush green plantations of vegetables & fruits. Make a Photo stop at the impressive Sultan Qaboos Mosque. View the Official Palace of His Majesty the Sultan (Al Husn Palace) & stroll through the old Haffah souk, famous for the sale of high quality Frankincense & numerous other Dhofari traditional souvenirs. Overnight in Salalah. <strong>(B)</strong> Hotel: Intercity hotel*** <strong>Day 6: Desert Safari</strong> Start the tour in the morning hours by 4x4 vehicle and drive towards Ar Rub Al Khali (The Empty Quarter), Dhofars most remarkable and popular site with its untouched and magical sand dunes. Visit the ‘Lost City of Ubar’ (UNESCO World heritage site), 175km away from Salalah. According to myth, the desert swallowed up Ubar. This once buried city, which was spotted by satellite, gives you a glimpse of the value of work carried out by a team of explorers in 1992, led by Sir Ranulph Fiennes. Proceed to the Empty Quarter to experience the “biggest sand desert in the World” by rambling on fascinating sand dunes. A breathtaking overview of the vast desert awaits you on the top of the dunes. Visit Wadi Dawka on the way back to Salalah, where the frankincense trees grow in their natural habitat. Overnight in Salalah. <strong>(B L)</strong> <strong>Day 7: Job’s tomb – Mughsail beach – Departure</strong> Visit the ancient tomb of ‘Prophet Job’ situated in the scenic green mountains of the Salalah Plains. Proceed to the beach of Mughsail where the white sand touches the deep blue of the ocean & at high tide, where waves burst through the natural titanic ‘Blow Holes’, at the far end of the ‘Rocky beach’ with a cave-like entrance. We thereafter continue along the ‘Hair-pin-bend’ road towards western side of Oman to grasp some photogenic scenes. Drive back to Salalah. Say goodbye to Oman and departure transfer to the Airport in the evening. Conditions apply. <strong>(B)</strong>   <em><strong>KEY:</strong> <strong>D</strong> Dinner  <strong>L</strong>  Lunch   <strong>B</strong> Breakfast </em>

Explore Oman

<h3><span style="color: #003366;"><strong>EXPLORE OMAN</strong></span></h3> <h3><span style="color: #003366;"><strong><em>All in One round trip in Oman</em></strong></span></h3> <h3><strong>Tour Itinerary</strong></h3> <strong>Day 1: Arrival in Muscat – Sunset Dhow cruise</strong> Transfer to the hotel. Afternoon you will be picked up for a romantic sunset cruise in a traditional boat called Dhow. <strong>(D)</strong> Hotel: Al Falaj hotel****, Muscat or similar <strong>Day 2: Muscat City – Batina Region</strong> Start a short city tour in the morning and visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Nakhal fort, located at the foot of Al Hajar Mountains is one of the most spectacular stone castles in the world. Visit the hot spring Ayn Thowara between the countless date and banana plantations. Drive back to Muscat <strong>(B)</strong> <strong>Day 3: Jebel Shams – Al Hamra</strong> Drive to the Jebel Shams (Mountain of the Sun). It is the highest mountain in the country you can enjoy a fantastic view of the “Grand Canyon” of Oman. On the way, visit centuries old village of Al Hamra. Drive to Nizwa <strong>(B L)</strong> Hotel: Golden Tulip****, Nizwa or similar <strong>Day 4: Nizwa – Jabreen – Bahla</strong> Nizwa is one of the oldest cities in Oman. Visit the traditional souq and the Fort of Nizwa.  The old Bahla Fort with its 12km wall is the oldest fort in Oman. Visit the three-storied castle of Jabreen. <strong>(B)</strong> <strong>Day 5: Jebel Akhdar</strong> Drive to the green mountains of Jebel Akhdar. Visit several small traditional villages and terraced farms. Enjoy the stunning views of the valley and gardens below. <strong>(B L)</strong> <strong>Day 6: Wadi Bani Khalid – Muscat</strong> Continue your journey to one of the most visited Oasis in the region; Wadi Bani Khalid. The large natural pools are often a cordial invitation to take a dip. Return to Muscat. <strong>(B L)</strong> <strong>Day 7: Flight to Salalah – Salalah city</strong> In the morning drive to the airport to catch the domestic flight to Salalah. Arrival in Salalah and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon start the city tour and visit the highlights of Salalah city.<strong> (B)</strong> Hotel: Intercity hotel***, Salalah <strong>Day 8: Spend a night in the desert</strong> Morning at leisure. Start the tour in the afternoon hours and drive towards Ar Rub Al Khali (The Empty Quarter), Dhofars most remarkable and popular site with its untouched and magical sand dunes. Visit the legendary ‘Lost City of Ubar’. A breathtaking sunset awaits you on the top of the dunes.<strong> (B D)</strong> <strong>Day 9: Return to Salalah</strong> On the way back to Salalah, drive into Wadi ‘Dawka’ (UNESCO World heritage site) known as the ‘Frankincense Wadi’, which is also well-known as the biggest collection of the naturally grown Frankincense trees in the region. Afternoon at leisure. <strong>(B) </strong> <strong>Day 10: Western Dhofar</strong> Travel to the West of Salalah and visit the highlights of the area including Ayn Sahalnoot, Wadi Ayun, Mughsail beach and Fizaya beach. Enjoy the beach stay at Fizaya. Drive back to Salalah <strong>(B L)</strong> <strong>Day 11: Eastern Dhofar</strong> Start the tour in the morning and visit the eastern Dhofar. Taqa castle, Khor Rori ruins, Wadi Derbat, Tawi Attir sink hole, Jebel Samhan plateau and Mirbat are today’s highlights. Drive back to Salalah <strong>(B L)</strong> <strong>Day 12: Departure</strong> Say goodbye to Oman and departure transfer to the Airport. Conditions apply. <strong>(B)</strong> <em><strong>KEY:</strong> <strong>D</strong> Dinner  <strong>L</strong>  Lunch   <strong>B</strong> Breakfast </em>

Horseback riding

Our Guests will have the joy of being exposed to different types of terrains during their entire riding holiday. We welcome all ages. Inexperienced riders will always be led by an instructor. <strong>Beach Rides</strong> When you're looking for an escape from the ordinary, book one of our horseback beach ride sessions. Walk, trot and canter on the stunning scenic beaches of Salalah. This beach rides takes up to 3 hours and available from 9:00 – 18:00 hours daily. <strong>Plantation Rides</strong> This is an all year round green track hidden between the famous coconut and Banana plantations in Salalah. It’s a 1 hour ride and we welcome beginner and advanced riders alike. Rides are available from 9:00 – 18:00 hours daily.  

Trekking

<strong>Trek 1</strong> <strong>Taiq cave Trek</strong> Start: 09:00 hours Walking time about 3 -4hours We start the tour in the morning with the jeep in to the Dhofar Mountains to the crater of Taiq cave. From there, we walk to the crater rim until we reach the cave entrance. With a little luck, we see porcupines or Mountain shrews. The astute observer will also not miss one or the other fossilized shells, to be seen on the mountain massif. From there begins the descent to the Taiq cave. The cave has a height of about 50 meters and a depth of about 60 meters. There you can watch bats sleeping after their nocturnal hunting, swallows passing the air and the water dripping on stalagmites. Small picnic at cave entrance. We return thereafter. On the way back we admire the baobab trees and make a photo stop at the sand dunes of Mirbat beach. <strong>Trek 2</strong> <strong>Mughsail and Fizaya Trek</strong> Start 09:00 hours Walking time approximately 1 hour In the morning we drive to the West on the road to Mughsail, where we will stop at the end of a spectacular bay where you will see the “blowholes “, which blow -meter high sea water fountains out of the rock at the high tide. Then drive to the famous “zigzag road”. Arrived in Wadi we will take a walk in to a narrow valley, which is home to old Frankincense trees. Walking time 1 -2 hours There is a narrow switchback up the slope and back down to the direction Fizaya. Due to the erosion by rain fantastic rock formation can be seen along the valley. Wild frankincense trees, Euphorbia, Cactus and desert roses along the way are a common sight. The highlight is the stay at one of the most beautiful beaches of the Bay of Fizaya with picnic lunch, where we can refresh ourselves with a swim in the Indian Ocean. <strong> </strong> <strong>Trek 3</strong> <strong>Jebel Samhan Trek</strong> Walking time approximately 4 hours You should not miss the highest mountain in the region, Jebel Samhan. In the morning, we drive up to the plateau, at 1700m, Passing the path with flourishing desert roses and centuries-old Dragon trees. On the top we turn onto an off road track, passing an old marble quarry towards the escarpment. From there, our experienced leader will find the way, which brings us to the path. We climb down to get on the path, which stretches parallel to the mountain. There we find infrared cameras set up for the mountain leopards! This nocturnal animal can be found in these mountains, one of its last natural habitats. Under an old tree, we will have picnic and then we climb back up the mountain. A grand finale of the tour is the visit of one of the largest sinkholes, Tawi Attair. With 211 meters of depth and a diameter of about 100 m it is the largest of the southern Arabian Peninsula. <strong>Trek 4</strong> <strong>Wadi Derbat and Ayn Athoom Trek</strong> Walking time about 3 -4 hours In the morning we drive first to the Taqa plateau from which we had a beautiful view over the bay of Taqa. Sea turtles, dolphins and the rays can be seen frequently immersing themselves in to blue sea across the bay. From there we drive to the entrance to Wadi Derbat, surrounded by herds of Camels, Goats & Cattle. In the Khareef season (monsoon period), one could also witness an almost 100m natural Water-Fall, spreading its ‘tentacles’ into numerous lakes & lush green Vegetation. From there we have a great panoramic view over the valley. Then we walk deeper into the Wadi. It is the greenest and most fertile valley and is therefore frequented by bigger herds of camel and cattle. Under a centuries-old tamarind tree, you will enjoy a picnic lunch. In the afternoon, we drive to Athoom springs. While this dried up during the dry season almost completely, four waterfalls plunge into the ravine during the rainy season. What remains is an impressive series of stalagmites, which run through the rocks.

Fishing

<span style="color: #000080;"><strong>PART 1</strong></span> <strong>Day 1: Salalah – Mirbat </strong> Drive to Mirbat, one of the most famous fishing villages in the region. You may visit some of the tourist attractions in the area, if the time allows (entry may apply). Find the best place to set up your tents to settle down for night in Mirbat. Rest of the day is reserved for fishing in Mirbat. Overnight in Mirbat Accommodation options: Hotel / Outdoor camping <strong> </strong> <strong>Day 2: Mirbat – Sadah </strong> Drive to Sadah, about 135km from Salalah and 60km east of Mirbat. Sadah was a trading port for exporting frankincense hundreds of years ago.   There are a number of smaller villages, beaches and cliffs along the shores of Sadah.  Sadah is one of only a few places in the world where the practice of diving for Abaloni oysters is still continued today. Be prepared to enjoy the local way of fishing. People in Oman generally fish using <strong>handlines</strong>, which is the custom for most of the Arab Gulf region in general. It is rare to find someone fishing with a rod in Sadah. Stay overnight in an outside camp in Sadah.   <strong>Day 3: Sadah – Hasik </strong> In the morning, drive to Hasik, a small village south of Oman, a 2 to 3hr drive from Salalah (200km from Salalah). The village is famous for being one of the <strong>best fishing destinations</strong> in the world. Here you can find all kind of fish all year-round. The best part of course is being able to turn your catch over to one of the local restaurants who will prepare you a tasty meal.   <em>Stay Overnight in Hasik or return back to Salalah if you do not wish to continue the tour with Part 2!</em> <hr /> <span style="color: #000080;"><strong>PART 2</strong></span> <strong>Day 4: Hasik – Shuwaymiya </strong> In the morning, drive to Shuwaymiya. Shuwaymiya is a fishermen village that has a beautiful sandy beach 30 km in length and one of Oman 's probably most spectacular Wadi; Wadi Shuwaymiyah. The wadi forms a huge snaking canyon, sided by dramatic vertical cliffs of white limestone. The scenery is fascinating and quite breath taking and the canyons form a natural refuge for wildlife. Hyaena, ibex and gazelle are among many other mammals to be seen and Green Pigeons can be found roosting in wild fig trees, while owls call at night. There is a wealth of scenery, wildlife and pleasure awaiting the guests of Shuwaymiya. For sport anglers there is also the constant promise of discovery of fish species. Overnight camping in Shuwaymiya in a permanent camp or outside.   <strong>Day 5: Shuwaymiya – Hallaniyat islands</strong> Early morning take a 1 hour boat ride to Hallaniyat and its sister islands which consist of 4 islands and several rocky outcrops. These islands provide plenty of fishing spots, spanning over 50 miles between the first and last island. It is truly a serious destination with serious fishing in different type of terrain to test anglers to their limits. One can be fishing on shallow reefs, sheer cliffs, exposed wrecks and rock piles in the middle of the ocean, absolutely fantastic and breathtaking. Besides GT fishing, the light tackle action is equally first class with Shari (Spangled Emperor), Jacks, Queen Fish, Golden Trevally... Furthermore, these islands are haven for migratory birds and marine life. Turtles breed there and there are large dolphin populations. The water is warm all year round and the underwater world offers dramatic scenery, close contact with nature, and great opportunity for exploratory snorkeling. A lucky few have even seen whales underwater and snorkeling with dolphins is a hobby of those who have taken time to get to know these intelligent marine mammals. Seabirds and shorebirds found along the entire coast enrich the nature’s beauty. Overnight stay at Hallaniyat islands or back to Shuwaymiya.   <strong>Day 6: Hallaniyat islands – Shuwaymiya – Salalah </strong> Drive back to the mainland by Boat. Return to Salalah  

Bird Watching

<div id="stcpDiv"> <h2><strong>BIRD WATCHING MODULES </strong></h2> <h3><strong>Module 1</strong></h3> <strong>Jabel Samhan Mountains - Tawi Attir - Wadi Darbat - Khor Rori</strong> We leave the hotel early morning. Passing Taqa, we proceed to Jabel Samhan; one of the most spectacular mountain ranges at a height of 1700m from the sea level. Our next stop Tawi Attir, is famous for one of the world’s largest sink hole known as “Well of Birds”. Throughout the year, different species of birds can be seen in this sight. Dhofar’s wooded valleys, creeks and lush vegetation offer sanctuary to over 186 species of birds. Wadi Derbat is our next station. Birds as well as herds of camels, goats, cattle, lakes, caves and lush green vegetation are the attractions of Wadi Derbat. Our last spot of the day is lagoon Khor Rori at Taqa. Little Grebe (<em>Tachybaptus ruficollis</em>), Black necked Grebe (<em>Podiceps nigricollis</em>), Garganey (<em>Anas querquedula</em>) and Gadwall (<em>Anas strepera</em>), Egrets (<em>Egretta sp.</em>), Herons (<em>Ardea sp.</em>) are some of the birds usually seen in this area. Late in the evening, we return to Hotel.   <h3><strong>Module 2</strong></h3> <strong>Khor Dhariz - Ayn Razat - Ayn Hamran</strong> Early Morning we start from the Hotel and reach East Khor at Dhariz. Many winter visitors and passage migrants can be seen in the coastal lagoons of Salalah. Greater Flamingos (<em>Phoenicopterus ruber</em>), Eurasian Spoonbill (<em>Platalea leucorodia</em>) and Glossy Ibis (<em>Plegadis falcinellus</em>) are some examples. Then we proceed to Ayn Razat.  Ayn Razat with its natural spring, caves and the beautiful mountain with thick bush is an ideal spot for birds of gardens, parks and farmlands. Tristram’s Starling (<em>Onychognathus tristramii</em>), Bruce’s Green Pigeon (<em>Treron waalia</em>), Rüppell’s Weaver (<em>Ploceus galbula</em>) are some of the birds usually seen in this area. Thereafter we visit Ayn Hamran which is a good place to watch birds such as Grey Wagtail (<em>Motacilla cinerea</em>), Blackstart (<em>Cercomela melanura</em>), Palestine Sunbird (<em>Cinnyris osea</em>), or Grey-headed Kingfisher (<em>Halcyon leucocephala</em>). By evening we reach Khawr Taqa for further birds such as White-tailed Lapwing (<em>Vanellus leucurus</em>), spotted Crake (<em>Porzana porzana</em>) etc. Return to Hotel in the evening. <strong> </strong> <h3><strong>Module 3</strong></h3> <strong>Rysut - Mughsail </strong> We leave Hotel after Breakfast and reach Rysut area for several targeted species; Cotton pygmy goose (<em>Nettapus coromandelianus</em>), Ferruginous Duck (<em>Aythya nyroca</em>), Eagles (<em>Aquila sp.</em>), Masked Booby (<em>Sula dactylatra</em>), Shining Sunbird (<em>Cinnyris habessinicus</em>), Arabian Wheatear (<em>Oenanthe lugentoides</em>) and White-breasted White- eye (<em>Zosterops abyssinicus</em>). Continue tour to Mughsail Beach and Lagoon and we will be able to see many coastal and lagoon birds such as Black Kite (<em>Milvus migrans</em>), Pheasant-tailed Jacana (<em>Hydrophasianus chirurgus</em>), Persian Shearwater (<em>Puffinus persicus</em>) and Sea Gulls (<em>Larus sp.</em>). On the way back visit Ayn Garzis springs, where you can watch more Birds if the time allows. Return to the hotel.   <h3><strong>Module 4</strong></h3> <strong>Al Beed Farms - Qatbit with an overnight</strong> (Salalah – Qatbit: ca. 275km one-way) Today, we drive with 4x4 Vehicles to Al Beed Farms, Qatbit. Here are several desert birds such as Spotted Thick-knee (<em>Burhinus capensis</em>), Desert Lark (<em>Ammomanes deserti</em>), Cream-colored Courser (<em>Cursorius cursor</em>), Spotted- and Crowned- Sandgrouse (<em>Pterocles sp.</em>), and Little Owl (<em>Athene noctua</em>). Then it is on to Qatbit for a sunset walk around the guesthouse garden, for Jacobin Cuckoo (<em>Clamator jacobinus</em>) and Nile Valley Sunbird (<em>Anthreptes metallicus</em>)plus unusual winter visitors that may be sheltering there, such as Eurasian Wryneck (<em>Jynx torquilla</em>), Blue Rock-thrush (<em>Monticola solitarius</em>), Asian Desert Warbler (<em>Sylvia nana</em>), Common Rosefinch (<em>Carpodacus erythrinus</em>), Ortolan Bunting (<em>Emberiza hortulana</em>), Rose-colored Starling  (<em>Sturnus roseus</em>)and many more. Desert pools outside the guesthouse compound often host Crowned Sandgrouse in the late afternoon. Overnight stay in Qatbit. </div> <div></div>

Western Dhofar

<div id="stcpDiv"> <strong><span style="color: #003366;">Description</span></strong> Today we are traveling all day to the west towards the Yemeni border. At Rysut, on the outskirts of Salalah enter the road to Yemen, passing the port of Salalah. After 30km, you reach the beautiful bay of Mughsail with its lagoon and the 6 km long beach. After brief stop at beach, we continue our journey into the mountains. Just 10km after Mughsail enjoy the landscapes on a breathtaking mountain road via hairpin bends and you reach the highest plateau of Jebel al Qamar with fantastic views of the coast and the sea. The road leads us through a wide Wadi, where you can see the historical 'Frankincense trees' growing in their natural habitat, deep down in the valleys, dotting the dry & craggy countryside. Take a short walk into the valleys to smell the 'Holy Incense' amidst the scenic view of the region. On the stretch of the hilly plateau, we encounter herders with their camels before we drive again down through the mountains and lush vegetation. We come to the coastal area and visit the fishing village of Dhalkut.  Visit a rare Baobab tree, located in Dhalkut. Experience the daily life in a remote fishing village of Oman. We drive from Dhalkut through the mountains back to the main road and continue towards Salalah, until we reach the Bay of Mughsail again at the early afternoon. Apart from the stunning views of the cliffs at both ends, the fountains (the so-called " blowholes ") and the lagoon with its many birds are the attractions. The lagoon is an inviting habitat for many migratory birds from India, Africa and Europe, including flamingos. Sure, we have time to watch the birds. We will enjoy a cozy afternoon in Mughsail Beach, before returning to the hotel. </div>

Sharqiya Sands

<div id="stcpDiv"> <strong><span style="color: #003366;">Description</span></strong> Visit Sharqiya Sands in a full day trip from Muscat. Sharqiya Sands are considered among the most visited desert areas in the Sultanate and extend over an area of up to about 10 thousand square kilometres. The Sand colours range from red to brown as far as the eye can see. It is the original homeland of the Wahiba Bedouins. Drive into the countryside towards the south and continue the tour to the town of Ibra passing through the mountainous landscape. From there, the scenic sand dunes rise before your eyes. Enjoy a cup of Omani coffee (Khawa ) and dates. you will have a picnic lunch with traditionally prepared dishes amidst sand dunes.  After having the lunch go for an adventures desert ride. After visiting the sandy desert of Sharqiya, continue your journey to one of the most visited Oasis in the region; Wadi Bani Khalid. The large natural pools are often a cordial invitation to take a dip. In addition, the date palms and astonishing landscapes around the Oasis add an unforgettable experience into your tour. </div>

Jebel Shams & Nizwa

<div id="stcpDiv"> Make a day trip to Nizwa and adjacent mountains of Jebel Shams. As a center of trade, religion, art and education, Nizwa is one of the oldest cities in Oman. The old part of the city can be recognized with its dominant stone castle and the towers of the mosque amidst the vast plantations of date palms. Visit the traditional souq and the Fort of Nizwa. Visit Jebel Shams, the Sun Mountain of Oman. Jabal Shams is so called because it is the first place to greet sunlight at dawn and the last to say farewell at dusk. This is the highest peak in the Arabian Peninsula, rising to an altitude of 3,004m above sea level, and has a number of versants (slopes) and summits. </div>

Wadi Al Arbaeen

<div id="stcpDiv"> Make a day trip to Wadi Al Arbaeen. Drive through the fishing village of Quriyat visiting the 400 year old Quriyat fort before heading for the fish souk where a variety of fish is traded for local consumption as well as export. Drive along the picturesque waterfront. Visit the spectacular Bimah sink hole, a limestone crater with blue green water at the bottom. Start on an adventurous route towards Wadi Al Arbaeen. Enjoy taking a dip in fresh water pools, which are in abundance set among the date palms. experience the serenity of walking through the wadi that feels very untouched. Enjoy a picnic lunch here and drive back to Muscat. </div>

Batinah region

<div id="stcpDiv"> Visit the lively fish market and experience the atmosphere among the typical Arab merchants in Barka. Watch locals standing around the auction floor bid for fish of all colors, shapes and sizes, while fishermen land the night’s catches on the long beach outside. Visit the old fort of Rustaq dating back to the 13th century. The small oasis Nakhal located at the foot of Al Hajar Mountains. Amidst the beautiful palm groves is one of the most spectacular stone castles in the world. Built in and on this mountain, this castle is an impressive masterpiece of Arabic architecture. Nakhal fort was built to protect the trade routes between Nizwa and the coast. A little further, between the countless date and banana plantations, is one of the most famous hot springs in this region; Ayn Thowara. The water that flows through a small canyon creates a Wadi and an adjacent irrigation system (Al Falaj) channels the water in to the Plantations nearby. </div> <div></div>

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