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Road to Muscat

Accommodation

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Outdoor CampingShuwaymiah

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Crowne PlazaDuqm

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Sur PlazaSur

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Al Falaj HotelMuscat

Tour Details

Highlights

  • Wild camping at Wadi Shuwaymiah
  • Duqm and surrounding including Rock garden
  • Ras Madraka and Red lagoon at Al Jazir
  • Old city of Sur
  • Wadi Shab with its spectacular pools
  • Muscat city tour and Nakhal fort
DAY 1 – Drive to Shuwaymiah – Wild camping

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.
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DAY 2 – Road to Duqm

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.
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DAY 3 – Towards Sur

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.
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DAY 4 – Towards Muscat

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.
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DAY 5 – Muscat and surrounding

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 and 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.
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DAY 6 – Departure

Say goodbye to Oman and departure transfer to the Airport. Conditions apply.
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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 • A complete 4×4 Jeep tour (city tours by bus)

Accommodation:
Wild camping at Wadi Shuwaymiah: 1 night
Crowne Plaza****, Duqm: 1 night
Sur Plaza***, Sur: 1 night
Al Falaj hotel****, Muscat: 2 nights

Included: 4 nights’ accommodation as per the program in hotel including Breakfast • Accommodation in double rooms/twin rooms with Bath/Shower & WC • 1 Night wild camping in individual tents with all the basic facilities including dinner and breakfast • All Entrance fees • 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 / Domestic flights

Please Note: We will provide you all the necessary camping gear for outdoor camping, so no need to stuff extra luggage with camping equipment • 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 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 • This jeep tour 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 • Please pay attention to the specific dress code by Visiting Grand Mosque