- Travel Info
The Sultanate of Oman has long captured the imagination of desert lovers. Under the guidance of our Arabian hosts, this desert discovery follows ancient trails of nomadic tribes and desert explorers. Arriving into the colorful city of Muscat, we visit the lively souks and fish markets before joining the Mutrah Trail to enjoy panoramic views of Muscat’s ancient port. Journeying south, we visit Wadi Shab and it’s swimmer’s cave before driving onwards to the Wahiba Sands, home to the Al-Wahiba Bedouin. Our well-paced desert exploration crosses unbroken dunes, some of them up to 100m high. When the sun is high we stop to enjoy the tranquillity of the desert environment before following ancient trading routes to our desert camps and enjoy hot sweet tea the Omani way! Continuing our desert tracks we arrive at the white sugar dunes of Khaluf which roll down to the Indian Ocean where we hope to encounter the local Bedu fishermen, trading their catch of the day. Leaving the magic of the desert, we head for the former, ancient capital, Nizwa and explore the old fort or if you so wish, barter with local silversmiths in the Souk. With its renowned Arabian hospitality and dramatic desert environments, Oman is a welcoming destination for the intrepid traveler.
Day 1 : Arrival –
Arrive in Muscat. Meet the guide and drive to the hotel
Day 2 : Muscat City Tour
09:00 HRS – visit the Grand Mosque, the only mosque in Oman where visitors are allowed inside. It has the biggest 1 piece hand made Iranian carpet in the world. The interior walls are made of Carara marbles. Drive around the Ministries & Embassies Area, and then proceed to the Muttrah Souq, a traditional market where guests can find fine souvenirs of local handicrafts from Oman. Visit Old Muscat. (where guests can see the Al Alam Palace, the official palace of His Majesty and. Also visit Bait Al Zubair Museum, back hotel (B & L)
Day 3 : Muscat to wadi shab
08:00HRS: After breakfast, drive to visit Wadi Shab walk 45 minutes adventure trekking to reach the natural swimming pools in the wadi. Then back to the car visit, wadi Tiwi drives through the wadi. Then drive to Sur 1 hour have lunch in the local restaurant and visit the dhow building factory at 2 pm. Then drive two hours to Wahiba sand for the campsite (B, L & D).
Day 4 : Wahiba Sand to Nizwa
08:30 HRS: Depart Wahiba Sand in the morning and visit the Wadi Bani Khalid, one of the most beautiful oases in Oman. It is a lush valley oasis with date palms & pools surrounded by cliffs. You can enjoy a refreshing swim in the natural pools of the wadi. Continue to Nizwa, where Nizwa city is famous for its history, culture, and heritage Two and half hours’ drive. Stay in Heritage Village or hotels (B, L & D).
Day 5 : Nizwa or Bahla – Jabel Shams Resort
08:30HRS: Visit Nizwa Fort and souk do some shopping then drive to Jabel Shams. Oman Grand Canyon offering incredible views of the mountain range and the villages below. We can do walk in the Canyon for two hours (B, L & D).
Day 6 : Jabel Shams – AL-Hamra and Misfat Al-Abreyeen
08:30HRS: Depart the Resort drive down to wadi Gull see the old Village in the bottom than to the Town of Al Hamra visit Misfat Al- Abreyeen walking in Falaj System and water pools See the old houses.After that drive up to Burkit AL Sharaf than down to Wadi Bani Awf ( Bilad Sayt)and in the afternoon drive going back to Muscat hotel (B, L, D).
Day 7 : Muscat – Depart to Airport