City Trips and Tours
On arrival at Muscat airport, our representative will welcome & transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at Muscat.
After breakfast proceed for the tour, visit the Nakhal Fort. This fort once served the Imams of Bani Kharous and the Ya'arubah dynasty. It is refurbished recently with the traditional furniture, handicrafts and historic relics. The ceilings, the doors and the windows all are decorated with beautiful carvings. The view from the roof-top is breathtaking as it offers a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. The old village of Nakhal, lies below the fort, gradually leads to the famous warm springs of Nakhal situated at the end of beautiful Oasis. Relax by the side of the shallow waters of the springs surrounded by lush green date plantations and steep mountain peaks. Later proceed to Bilad Sait through the foot hills of Jabal Akdhar Mountain. Cross the mountain and arrive at Al Hamra and proceed to Jabal Shams. Overnight at the Jabal shams camp site. ( basic camp with basic facilities).
After breakfast explore the various villages scattered on the mountain and proceed to Nizwa. Drive to the Oasis city of Nizwa and then continue on a tour of the Nizwa fort with its enormous round tower built in the 17th century built by Imam Sultan Bin Saif Al Ya'aruba to defend the route to the interior. Access to the top is through a narrow, twisting staircase barred by heavy wooden doors, studded with metal. From the top of the tower one can get a bird's eye view of the city. Next proceed to the Nizwa Souq which is renowned for its hand-carved Khanjar and beautifully designed silver Jewelry. On Friday a unique goat and cattle auction is held &the atmosphere is electric. Further drive to the Jabrin castle. This castle has well planned layouts with rooms for the wali, the ladies room, the kitchen, the majlis etc. The ceilings are decorated with lovely paintings with Islamic motifs. The view from the top of the castle is really beautiful. Stop en-route at the Bahla Fort for a photograph of the fort that is listed under the UNESCO’s list of world heritage site. Later in the afternoon proceed to Wahiba Sands, the home of Bedouins. The 'Wahiba Sands' is perfect example of Sand Sea consists of large ranges of dunes running from North to South, few attaining a height of about 100 meters and orange in colour. Our experienced drivers will take you on a dune bashing tour through the sand dunes to experience the thrills of dune driving.Dinner and overnight at the camp.
After breakfast at the camp. Proceed to Wadi Bani Khalid, that stands out like an oasis in the desert with clear green natural spring water pools, before continuing to the Wahiba Sands. It stands out in stark contrast to Wadi Bani Khalid. Next proceed to Ras Al Jinz and check in at the pre arranged camp. Later at night approx. 22:00 hrs leave for the famous turtle beach to watch turtles laying their eggs and nesting. Stay Overnight.
After breakfast proceed for the tour along the coast line to Sur. It offers breath taking glimpses of the blue waters of the Gulf of Oman offset pristine beaches. Take a short visit of Sur town & Dhow Building Yard. Later proceed to Wadi Shaab. Shaab in Arabic means 'Ravine between Cliffs "shallow green pools and abundant shade gives wadi Shaab a perfect picnic spot. Continue on the bumpy track, sometimes touching the sea following a creek or overlooking stunning white beaches hundreds of metres long. Stop at Fins beach (White beach). Later proceed to Quriyat, a very large fishing village between the lagoon and the sea. The port of Quiriyat is guarded by a watchtower. By evening return to Muscat.
After breakfast departure transfer to airport for journey back home.