Day 1: Arrival Day. Meet & Greet and transfers to the Beach Hotel. Day at Leisure.
Day 2: Muscat City. After breakfast we ahead out and take a tour of Muscat city. Starting at Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, one of few mosques open to non Muslims tour highlights include visiting the for, the sultan's palace and the Bait Al-Zubair Museum before stopping for the date and coffee and a walk along the corniche to explore the Muttrah souk and the fish market.( half day tour) Night at the Beach Hotel 3*
Day 3: Grand Canyon. We set off in 4WD heading for Oman’s Grand Canyon and its breathtaking views at 2000m. Setting off from Al-Kateen village we follow the balcony trail along the mountain edge to an abandoned village which clings to the rocks completely hidden from view from above and below. Just where locals used to produce their food and short walk further takes us to the small lake that feeds the terracing. The walk back along the balcony trail offers more.
Day 4: Nizwa/Jabal Akdhar. After breakfast we positioned along side two wadis, Nizwa is a fertile sea of green with an oasis of date plantations stretching 8kms from the town. Today, Nizwa is still the largest and most important town in this area of the interior and is noted for it’s 17th century fort and atmospheric souks full of silversmiths, art, especially ornately engraved khanjars. You might be lucky for Friday market day in Nizwa and to experience the atmosphere and hustle, bustle at its best, it's wise to rise early. We then have plenty of time to explore the fort and the rest of the city before of time to explore the fort and the rest of the city before enjoying a traditional Oman lunch at the local restaurant.
Day 5: Wahiba Sand: After breakfast we then engage 4WD and head to the Sharqiyah Sands to the beautiful overseas at Wadi Bani Khalid. We stop for rest and swim before we move inside for a nice traditional Oman coffee the rarely Bedouin enjoying their life in the desert. After the coffee we set on the camel for the short ride and drive to the dune for the sunset. Set up our camp and enjoy the night at the middle of the desert.
Day 6: Turtle Reserved: After the early breakfast we set off in 4WDs to Ras-Al-Hadd via Bibi Mariam’s Thomb. Stop at Sur to see the Dhow Yards and the Sur village before we check in to the Hotel. In the evening after the dinner we drive to Ras-Al-Jinz to see the turtles struggling to lay their eggs at the beach.
Day 7: Today we check out and set off in 4WDs for the beauty of Wadi Shaab via Sur to see the Dhow yards. A leisurely walk through the lush green, palm lined wad with dramatic rock formations takes us to the swimming pools. Here we can relax and enjoy our picnic lunch before taking a swim and discovering the hidden cave. Back to Muscat and night at the Chedi Muscat 5*.
Day 8: Departure (flight details required).
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