Day 1: Muscat-Nakhal – Wadi Bani Awf – Jebel Shams
Your guide will pick you up at your hotel at 8h30 AM to start a wonderful day through the mountain range. Start the day by a visit of Nakhal Fort, this 17th Century Fort has some stunning views from the battlements which shows just what a prime position this fort use to command and is really worth the climb.
The track to Wadi Bani Awf is a stunning, exhilarating trip over the mountains. Deep in Oman’s countryside are many villages that still retain their traditional charm. Perhaps the most appealing of these is Bilad Sayt, a tranquil mountain hamlet tucked away in the mountains. The road or should I say track is steep to go on the other side but worth the trip. Your next stop will be, Misfat Al Abreen, set in a stunning landscape above terraced plantations of date palms. This is a rare sight in Oman as most palms are grown on the plains. The ancient houses and ruined watchtower perched on the mountain complete the scene. Continue your journey to the top of Jebel Shams, “Sun Mountain”, Oman’s highest peak, 3009 m. The cooler temperatures will surprise as you reach the top to get a spectacular view of the “Grand Canyon”. Sleeping in high altitude will get you closer to the stars. Hotel: Jabel Shams Height resort (Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 2: Jebel Shams – Nizwa – Wahiba Sands
Morning visit the powerful NizwaFort with its massive Circular Cannon Tower, one of the most impressive forts in Oman and the traditional Souq. Nizwa, capital of the interior, is the birthplace of Islam in the Sultanate of Oman. Nizwa Souq is renowned for its intricately hand-carved “Khanjars” (daggers) & ornamental silver jewellery. Later on dive to Wahiba sands, via Birkat A Mauz and Ibra. Wahiba sands, a vast mass of undulating red and white sea of sand. The ever-changing patterns of the dunes are a photographer’s delight. After some exciting sand dune driving which offers excellent thrills and chills for all. Evening watch spectacular sunset from top of the dunes. BBQ dinner and overnight at desert camp. Arabian Oryx camp (Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 3: Jabel Shams-Wadi Bani Khalid-Wahiba Desert
Breakfast. 0800 hrs We depart from Nizwa for Wahiba Sands, a vast mass of undulating red and White sea of sand and dunes rising up to 200 meters, which are host to a variety of flora and fauna. The ever-changing patterns of the dunes are a photographer’s delight. Visit a Bedouin house in this wilderness. In stark contrast to this is Wadi Bani Khalid. It comprises of small pretty villages embedded in the mountains. The Wadi has clear deep blue water. Continue drive to the great desert of Oman Known as the “Wahiba Sands”. Soon you will come face to face with the enormous desert and our experienced drivers drive you through the sand dunes to give you a thrill of dune driving.
After having enjoyed the drives over the lovely dunes you could perhaps meet the Bedouin family to know more about their life style in the desert. Thereafter you will bid goodbye to the inhabitants of the desert to drive to reach the campsite. Buffet Dinner and Overnight stay at Desert Wahiba Sands
Day 4: Wahiba Desert-Sur Dhow Factory-Bibi Miryam Tomb-Wadi Arbyeen-muscat
Breakfast. 0800 hrs leave behind beautiful desert. Depart for sur. Visit Sur, renowned for its dhow shipyard in former times. There after you can start your fascinating coastal trip to Muscat. The road leads through scenic countryside and rugged mountains to the small fishing towns. On the coastal road you stop at Bibi Miriam Mausoleum in Qalhat. Later you visit Wadi Tiwi, an oasis well known for its lemon and date plantations and then proceed to Fins beach. Visit the picturesque Wadi Arbayeen with its deep pools of water set among the date palms. We then proceed to the Bimah sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with blue green water at the bottom. On clear sunny days while driving along the coast one might chance to see sharks in the deep blue waters or fleet footed Gazelles sprint across the landscape. Overnight in Hotel Muscat holidays, Muscat
Day 5: Departure Transfer
Departure transfers to Airport to connect the flight back home.
EP (No Meal)
Return Airport Transfer from /to Muscat Airport or Hotel(Both Way, Private)
02 Nts accommodation in Hotel Muscat Holidays, Muscat
01 Nt accommodation in Al Diyar Hotel, Nizwa
01 Nt Accommodation in Arabian Oryx camp, Wahiba desert
All Tours & Sightseeing as per the itinerary mentioned above
Daily breakfast in hotel
Dinner in the Desert Night camp
Drinking water bottle during the tour
All Entrance tickets ( Museums & Forts)
Applicable Taxes & Service charges
01 English Speaking Guide cum Drive
Any air fare
All meals other than mentioned.
All expenses of personal in nature.
Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount
Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.