Across the Oman

9 Days 8 Nights Round trip off the beaten track Experience the diversity of landscapes in Oman! We will bring you to the most remote areas of Oman. Witness the lifestyle of the Omanis live in villages far away from the cities. Cross the vast deserts of Arabia. Spend nights under the clear sky. Watch the sunset at a beach. Enjoy breathtaking sceneries of nature. Perhaps you will have the great opportunity to interact with local traditions. We invite you to join with us to explore the untouched areas of Oman with full of adventure.

ACROSS THE OMAN

A round tour off the beaten track from North to South

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival
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

Day 2: Muscat City.
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. (B)

Day 3: Nizwa – Bahla – Jabreen
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. (B)
Hotel: Golden Tulip***, Nizwa or similar

Day 4: Wadi Bani Khalid – Sur
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. (B)
Hotel: Sur Plaza hotel***, Sur or similar

Day 5: Sur – Back to Muscat – flight to Salalah
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. (B)
Hotel: Intercity hotel***, Salalah or similar

Day 6: Salalah East – Rub Al Khali desert – Overnight
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 4×4 jeeps to the Rub Al Khali desert. Enjoy a beautiful sunset over the sand dunes. Overnight in the desert camp. (B D)

Day 7: Ubar – Wadi Dawka – Salalah City
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. (B)

Day 8: Wadi Derbat – Sinkhole – Jebel Samhan
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. (B L)

Day 9: Job’s tomb – Mughsail beach
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. (B)

KEY: D Dinner  L  Lunch   B Breakfast 

Highlights of this tour

  • RT9D_across oman_mapSunset Dhow cruise in Muscat
  • Spend a night in Masirah island; Oman’s largest island
  • Duqm and the surrounding including the natural Rock garden
  • Rare opportunity to visit Oryx antelopes breeding center and the adjacent nature reserve
  • Wild camping at Wadi Shuwaymiah; an astonishing wadi with breathtaking landscapes
  • Spend a night in the famous Rub Al Khali desert
  • Western mountains of Salalah including short trekking

What is included?

  • Airport transfers as per the program
  • Sunset Dhow cruise in Muscat including transfers
  • 8 nights accommodation in selected hotels/camps with Breakfast
  • Entrance fees according to the program
  • Domestic flights Muscat – Duqm & Salalah – Muscat in economy class
  • Return tickets for the ferry service from Main land to Masirah island
  • Overnight camping in Al Hashman camp. Basic camping facilities with Double tents
  • Air-conditioned vehicle with English speaking driver cum guide
  • Still drinking water on board

Included Meal Plan

  • 8 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches (At restaurant or as picnic)
  • 8 dinners

Minimum number of participants: 10

Maximum number of participants: 26

Info:

  • This tour can be tailored to your travel requests. Please send us your inquiry along with your travel details to get the customized rates for this tour!
  • Book a beach resort for your holiday extension. We offer selected beach hotels for perfect relaxation. Please inquire!
  • Want to book a Guide in your preferred language? German, French, Italian and Russian speaking guides are available! Please inquire! (subjected to the availability)
  • Please pay attention to the local customs of taking photographs. No photography/filming allowed at the Museum. Your guide will advise you the particulars.
  • Guests should wear comfortable but decent cloths (No sleeveless or No shorts) by visiting religious places. All guests must remove their shoes before visiting religious places inside. Please pay attention to the specified dress code by visiting Grand Mosque from inside.
  • This tour involves walking over rough and inclined ground
  • Separate guide for groups above 10 participants. 4×4 Jeep tours on days 2 to 8

Tour code: CR802

Duration: 9 days / 8 nights

Departure dates and prices (per person in US$)
from September 2017 – May 2018

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