Al Falaj HotelMuscat
Desert CampEmpty Quarter
On this exciting journey in Oman, discover diverse attractions while enjoying your holiday with local hospitality. Explore the best places to visit with this classical round tour in North and South Oman
- Muscat city tour
- Batinah region including Nakhl fort and Ayn Thowara
- Jebel Shams and old village of Al Hamra
- Nizwa and surrounding including Jabreen castle and Bahla
- The green mountains of Jebel Akhdar
- Wadi Bani Khalid and its natural pools
- Salalah city tour
- Spend a night in the Rub Al Khali desert. Visit Ubar and wadi Dauka enroute
- Western Dhofar including Ayn Sahalnoot, Wadi Ayun, Mughsail beach and Fizaya beach
- Eastern Dhofar including Taqa castle, Khor Rori ruins, Wadi Derbat, Tawi Attir sink hole, Jebel Samhan plateau and Mirbat
Transfer to the hotel. Afternoon you will be picked up for a romantic sunset cruise in a traditional boat called Dhow.
Start the city tour in the morning and visit the major attractions in the city. 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. A little further, between the countless date and banana plantations, is one of the most famous hot springs in this region; Ayn Thowara. Drive back to Muscat.
Drive to the Jebel Shams (Mountain of the Sun), a mountain in northeastern Oman north of the town of Al Hamra. 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. The village was built on an overturned stone slab and there are some of the oldest surviving houses in Oman. Drive to Nizwa.
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 is one of the most beautiful stone castles of Oman.
Drive to the green mountains of Jebel Akhdar. Visit several small traditional villages and terraced farms. The diversity of crops they have is amazing, a few examples of what you will see are grapes, pomegranates, oranges, apples, dates, apricots, prickly pear, peaches, cherries and walnuts. Enjoy the stunning views of the valley and gardens below.
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.
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.
Morning at leisure. Start the tour in the afternoon hours by 4×4 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 legendary ‘Lost City of Ubar’. A breathtaking sunset awaits you on the top of the dunes.
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.
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
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 through scenic Jebali villages & landscape, with numerous photo stops at interesting locations. Drive back to Salalah
Say goodbye to Oman and departure transfer to the Airport. Conditions apply.
Season: This tour has specific departure dates for public tours. Free booking available for private tours from September to December and from January to April.
Tour Specifications: Tours start generally at 8:00 am • B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner • This tour is customizable for private tours • Minimum group size of 6 • Maximum group size of 26 • Minimum age 6 years old • Tour guides in different languages are available for private tours • 4×4 Jeep tours on days 3 to 11 (city tours by bus)
Al Falaj hotel****, Muscat: 3 nights
Golden Tulip Hotel****, Nizwa: 3 nights
Desert camp at Empty quarter: 1 night
Intercity hotel***, Salalah: 4 nights
Included: 10 nights’ accommodation as per the program in hotel including Breakfast • Accommodation in double rooms/twin rooms with Bath/Shower & WC • 1 Night in a permanent basic camp in the desert including dinner and breakfast • All Entrance fees • Sunset Dhow cruise in Muscat including transfers • Domestic return flight Muscat-Salalah in economy class • Air-conditioned luxury vehicle • English speaking driver cum guide (separate guide for groups above 10 participants) • 3 bottles of water per day • Meals according to the tour program as mentioned above in the itinerary
Not Included: Gratuities • Extra transfers • Visa • International flights
Please Note: Please pay attention to the local customs of taking photographs • No photography/filming allowed at Museums. Your guide will advise you the particulars • Grand Mosque and Sultan Qaboos Mosque is only opened for visitors from Saturday to Thursday from 8:00 – 11:00 am • This tour involves walking over rough and inclined ground • Maximum number of Pax in a 4×4 vehicle should be 4, due to the safety regulations • The jeep safaris may not suitable for those with injuries or conditions, which may be affected by the bumpy rides. Pregnant women and children under 6 may not participate
What To Bring: Sunscreen • Steady shoes
What To Wear: Please ensure you dress respectfully. Knees and shoulders should be covered at all times when you go out of the hotel to the public. • Guests should wear comfortable cloths and avoid jewelry or expensive watch and cell phones during the desert tour as there is no signal in the desert