You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel.
Free day to relax and enjoy your resort with its attractive beach, and hosts of activities.
Take a short cruise along the coast with a chance to see numerous dolphins. Tour Muscat, including the National Museum, the traditional souq in Muttrah, Qantab fishing village, the Sultan’s Al Alam Palace, the walled city of Muscat, Mirani & Jalali Forts, the palm-lined Corniche, and Port Sultan Qaboos
Tour the magnificent Grand Mosque, with its glorious Swarovski crystal chandeliers from Austria, carpets from Iran, as well as superb marble and gorgeous tiles from Italy.
Note: The Grand Mosque is open to tourists daily 8-11am except Thursdays and Fridays. All visitors must wear attire covering their arms and legs (Short sleeves for men is allowed). Women have to cover their heads with a scarf.
Travel south along the coastal road (only partly sealed) to the picturesque fishing town of Sur with its traditional dhows and its old watch-towers. After dinner you will be driven south to observe the nesting habits of the green turtles. (May to October is nesting season).
Important Note: Bring a torch for turtle viewing, as there are lots of very big holes on the beach dug by the turtles and the two rangers torches are not sufficient.
Head inland and into the desert of Wahiba Sands for an exhilarating ride through the sand dunes, before enjoying dates and Omani coffee in a Bedouin home. In the desert, you will see women with unusual burqas that cover everything but their eyes. Next, travel up a scenic mountain road to the gorgeous Wadi Bani Khalid. These green pools are set amongst date palms and surrounded by mountains; a truly spectacular sight which invites you for a swim.
Continue on to Nizwa and visit the big round 16th century fort of the Yaruba dynasty, along with the souq if time permits. The town is a bustling centre for crafts, and the silver souq is the best in Oman.
Note: If possible, plan to arrive in Nizwa on a Thursday, as the Friday morning market is well worth visiting, where farmers for miles around will bring their goats to auction.
Take another stroll in the souqs of Nizwa with their pottery, silver and handicrafts, and the market if arriving on a Friday. On to visit Bahla, the oldest recorded region of civilization in Oman, known for its pottery and its huge loam fort – included on UNESCOs list of heritage monuments. See the mighty bastion of Jabrin and Al Hota Caves with their beautiful stalagmite and stalactite formations and large caverns. Drive up into the mountains to wander in Misfah, a picturesque village strapped on to the side of a mountain, before returning to Muscat for an overnight stay.
Transfer to the airport where your tour ends.