Day 1 - Muscat / Wadi Shab / Ras al Hadd
The tour begins with a brief tour of Muscat city before heading towards Sur along the Coastal Route. During the journey, you will be able to witness the beauty of Quriyat, a small village known for its coastal fishing. A photo stop will be made at Bamah Sinkhole, followed by a visit to the white sandy beach of Fins, where you can relax and swim. The tour continues on a graded track to Wadi Shab, one of Oman's most stunning wadis, featuring freshwater, banana plantations, and rocky paths. You can take a refreshing swim in the warm waters of the various pools. The tour then proceeds to Sur and Ras Al Hadd, where overnight accommodation is arranged. After dinner, you'll be taken to Ras al Jinz Turtles sanctuary, a protected area where you can observe Oman's amazing sea turtles laying eggs and hatching. You may even catch a glimpse of baby turtles hatching from some nests. You will spend the night in Ras Al Hadd.
Day 2 - Wadi Bani Khaled / Wahiba Sands
Following breakfast, our itinerary takes us to Wadi Bani Khaled, which is one of Oman's most extensive and stunning Wadis. You'll have the chance to take a refreshing swim in its crystal-clear waters. Next, we'll head to the Wahiba Sands to experience the enchantment of a true desert, which looks like a sea of constantly moving sands. A journey through the impressive sand dunes is a must-do activity. Take pleasure in the 4x4 dune-bashing and camel rides. After that, we'll visit a local Bedouin family in their abode to get a closer glimpse of their way of life and enjoy coffee and dates with the authentic Bedouins. You'll also relish the campfire and dinner before spending the night in the desert. Lunch is optional.
Day 3 - Nizwa
The next destination after breakfast is Nizwa, which is considered the capital of the interiors and the birthplace of Islam in the Sultanate of Oman. One of the major attractions in Nizwa is the Round Tower Fort, constructed during the 17th century, and its Souq, famous for its cattle auction on Fridays, intricately hand-carved "Khanjars" (daggers), and ornamental silver jewelry. Another popular tourist attraction is Jabrin Castle, which was constructed in the late 17th century and became a center of Omani learning. The castle is renowned for its Omani ceiling paintings and beautifully executed woodcarvings. The visitors will spend the night in Nizwa. Lunch and dinner are optional.
Day 4 - Misfat Al Abriyyin / Jebel Shams
Then up a winding road into hills to the faraway picturesque mountain village of Misfat AlAbrien, where time has stood still.
We proceed to drive up the towering mountains of Jebel Shams and deep ravines of Wadi Ghul and experience an untamed and rugged countryside, a pristine world interrupted here and there by tiny settlements, 3000 meters high, it is the highest mountain in Oman.
Dinner and Overnight stay at Jebel Shams.
Day 5 - Billad Sayt / Wadi Bani Awf / Nakhl
We leave Jebel Shams and Nizwa after breakfast and head towards Billad Sayt, a beautiful mountain village that looks like it has been frozen in time. The village sits atop a cliff, offering a stunning view of the terraced farms below that sustain the local community.
Our journey then takes us to Wadi Bani Awf, where we climb up Jebel mountain to catch a glimpse of the snake-like gorge below. Adventurers can choose to trek through it, while others can take a dip in the small pools nearby.
Next, we continue along the Batinah to Nakhl, known for its date palm groves and natural hot spring. Here, visitors can also explore the 350-year-old Nakhl Fort.
Finally, we drive to Al Sawadi where our guests will spend their last night of the tour.
Day 6 - Muscat
You can choose to spend your day at the beach after eating breakfast or opt for a Sea Safaris tour. The tour offers two options: Dolphin Watching and Snorkeling Combined Tour (3 HRS) which starts at 10:00 AM. You will board a speed boat and take in the beautiful scenery of Oman's coastline, including landmarks such as the Al Bustan Palace hotel, Al Bustan Village, Qantab Village, Bander Jissah, Shangri-la resort, Yiti Village, Muscat Palace, and Muttrah port. During the tour, you will witness the acrobatic spinners, the most agile of all dolphins, who may be engaged in various activities like communicating, resting, socializing, nursing, or teaching their young. If you are lucky, you might even spot whales. Your captain will assist you in identifying the types of dolphins, which usually include the acrobatic spinner, the powerful bottlenose, and the common dolphin. Following the Dolphin Watching experience, we offer an additional opportunity for a one-hour snorkeling excursion in the picturesque Bandar Khiran bay in Muscat, Oman. This location is known as one of the world's top snorkeling destinations. Additionally, we offer a 2-hour Dolphin Watching Tour Cruise, starting at either 8:00 AM or 10:00 AM. During this cruise, guests can enjoy the stunning scenery of Oman's coastline and witness the acrobatic spinners dolphins engaging in various activities such as courting, socializing, and nursing their young. There is also a chance to spot whales if you're lucky. The tour includes views of famous landmarks such as the Al Bustan Palace hotel and Muscat Palace, among others. Optional lunch is available, and the tour concludes with a return to Muscat in the afternoon.