Departure Date: 10/11/2018
Are you looking for something different. Journey through Oman and discover all that she has to offer. Arrive in Muscat and explore through Nizwa – Bahla - Jabreen - Jabal Akhdar - Wahiba Sands - Wadi Bani Khalid - Sur on this incredible tour. Some of the highlights of this tour include bashing the dune, riding a camel, enjoy an authentic Arabic meal, swim in natural pools in Wadi and spot some turtles and so much more...
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at Muscat International Airport. Meet and greet with our airport representative. Transfer to the hotel & time for leisure.
Day 2: Nizwa, Bahla & Jabreen
Visit the Nizwa fort which has been strategically built atop a hill overlooking the ancient village with its colorful domes and bustling market below. From here, proceed on to the Jabreen castle (45 km from Nizwa), the finest of Oman’s castles built during the late 17th century, which became a seat for Omani education and learning. The castle displays beautiful ceiling paintings and intricate wood carvings. On the way back to Nizwa, halt at the Bahla fort (Photo Stop), the oldest and first Omani fort to be built in the Islamic style.
Day 2 | Breakfast in the hotel. Bahla – Jabreen - Nizwa. Overnight at Golden Tulip Nizwa.
Day 3: Jabal Akhdar
Drive to visit the Jabal Akhdar, or Green Mountain in Arabic (2800 M above sea level). The trip is a 4WD ride up to the precarious mountain side , Next stop is Wadi Bani Habib, the most beautiful dried up river bed which stretches about 20-30 km. The wadi skirts beautiful villages with their terrace farming fields. Then, proceed on to the peak of the green mountain, where you may enjoy the breathtaking view from the top.
Day 3 | Jabal Akhdar. Overnight Sama Jabal Akhdar Hotel.
Day 4: Wahiba Sands
When you wake to a morning surrounded by breath-taking views of the mountain, you just know it’s going to be a wonderful day.
From high up above, you will then have to brace for the second leg of the adventure—right in the heart of the glorious Wahiba desert.
Bash the dunes, ride a camel, and just lose yourself in the beauty of the ever-changing slopes of sand. The rest of the day will be dedicated to everything Bedouin—see their homes, have an authentic Arabic meal, and enjoy the warm Omani welcome of coffee and dates.
Day 4 | The Green Mountain & the Desert. Breakfast at the hotel.
Wahiba. Overnight at Arabian Oryx Camp.
Day 5 & 6: One of the most sought-after parts of any Oman itinerary is the wadi day—where you will finally have the chance to take a dip and relax in the cool waters of a natural pool.
Remember to bring your swimsuit and wear light clothing as you head for Wadi Bani Khalid. Enjoy not only the calm, clear and deep waters, but also the sight of palm trees all around.
The next day you’ll be driving straight to Sur, where you will be seeing some fishermen in action as they go through their lives at the harbour.
Just when you think the day is over, wait until nightfall. At 21:00hrs, rangers will take you on a 15-min walk to the turtle nesting site of Ras Al Jinz.
Day 5 | WADI BANI KHALID. Breakfast at the camp. Wadi Bani Khalid. Overnight and dinner at Arabian Oryx Camp.
Day 6 | SUR
Breakfast at the camp. Sur & Turtle Watching. Overnight at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve.
Day 7 & 8: Leisure and departure. Enjoy days of leisure on Day 7.
Departure transfer to Muscat Airport on Day 8.
Day 7 | Leisure: Breakfast in the hotel. Overnight at Radisson Blu Muscat.
Day 8 | Departure. Breakfast in the hotel. Departure transfer to Muscat Airport.
Return flights ex Johannesburg via Dubai to Muscat, approximate airport taxes, Meet and Assist upon arrival with our English speaking representative, 7 nights hotel accommodation in selected hotels with breakfast daily, dinner at the hotels on day 1-7, lunch at local restaurant on day 2-7, arrival & departure transfers from Muscat Airport, transfers, sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary with English speaking driver come guide, with suitable vehicles, all entrance fees to the sightseeing places as mentioned in the program (subject to change). Water onboard during the roundtrip, sites as mentioned on the program description – kindly note some sites are subject to closure due to religious festivals, Government holidays & weather conditions and seasonality, & all known taxes and service charges.
7 Nights from R51,354 pps
These offers are brought to you by Travel Counsellors (Pty) Ltd. Valid 10 Nov – 30 April 2019. Peak Seasons Apply. Offers are per person sharing. Excludes Oman visa, plus meals and beverages not specified in the itinerary. Rates for other periods are available on request. Packages and airfares are subject to availability, airfare increases, seasonal surcharge; high season supplements and currency fluctuations. Supplier's terms and conditions are available on request. Offers include airport taxes where applicable and exclude professional service fees if applicable. Packages exclude items of personal nature, Oman Visa, porterage, tipping, meals not included, entrance fees, optional tours/excursions, government tax. Additional information available on request. Valid for SA residents only. Terms and conditions apply. Prices and information correct at time of publishing. E&OE.