SERVICE AT A GLANCE
Following services are entitled to your holiday package
- RETURN TRANSFERS AIRPORT-HOTEL
- 3 night accommodation in a selected hotel including breakfast
- A Full Day introductory city tour of Muscat including lunch
- A Full Day tour to Nizwa and its surrounding attractions including lunch
- entrance fees and English speaking guide during the excursions
- 2 bottle of water per person during the tour
Transfer to the hotel. Check in to the hotel and relax
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. Lunch in 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. Return to Muscat and Overnight.
Leave your hotel after breakfast and drive through the beautiful embassy quarter of Muscat en route to Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Visit the grand mosque, a religious landmark of Muscat and splendor of unique Islamic architecture (Islamic dress code is compulsory). This mosque of superlatives completed in 2001, refers to be the main mosque in Oman and one of the two mosques in Sultanate, which you could visit as a non-Muslim (other one is in Salalah). Witness the world’s second largest handmade carpet and huge chandeliers in the main prayer hall.
On your way back to the city center you will visit the Royal Opera House, the Gulf′s jewel of its kind. Drive to the old town thereafter.
Then 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 HM Sultan Qaboos. This palace is mainly used for representative purposes of His Majesty. Visit the National Museum with its wealth of information and exhibits on the country’s culture, tradition and heritage. Enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant.
Drive to Muttrah, a delightful quarter of Muscat. 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. The largest and oldest bazaar of Oman is traditionally divided into zones for selling a variegated array of shops with souvenirs, antiques, frankincense, gold, textiles, leather goods, jewelry, traditional sabers and many other goods.
Drive back to hotel
Say good bye to your short stay in North Oman. Transfers are arranged to bring you to the airport for your departure flight. Conditions apply
Season: This tour operates all year round
Excursion Specifications: Tours start at 8:00 am • Minimum group size of 2 • Maximum group size of 20 • Minimum age 6 years old.
Included: Arrival transfer from Muscat airport to the hotel • 3 night accommodation in a selected hotel including breakfast • Full day Muscat City tour • Full Day Nizwa tour • Departure transfer to the Muscat airport • English speaking guide during the excursions • All entrance fees • 2 Bottles of Water per day • Lunches on Day 2 & 3
Not Included: Gratuities • Extra transfers • Visa • International /domestic flights
Please Note: This tour involves walking over rough and inclined ground • Taking photographs/filming inside the museum is not permitted • Grand Mosque is only opened for visitors from Saturday to Thursday from 8:00 – 11:00 am.
What To Bring: Sunscreen • Steady shoes
What To Wear: Please ensure you dress respectfully. Knees and shoulders should be covered at all times. Please pay attention to the specified dress code by visiting Grand Mosque from inside.