Get an authentic and thorough experience of Oman on this tour that starts with a visit to the Grand Mosque in Muscat, followed by a dolphin-tour in the Gulf of Oman the next day. Take a full day trip to Nizwa to see the circular fort and Jabrin Castle, then set out for the Wahiba Sands, with visits to a fishing village, the Bimah Sinkhole, and the Mausoleum of Bibi Miriam along the way. Experience the Bedouin lifestyle staying overnight in a tented camp and meeting a Bedouin family in the morning, then gaze over the deep blue water of the Wadi Bani Khalid before returning to Muscat.

  • Day 1

    Muscat, Oman
    Upon arrival in Muscat, you will be greeted by our representative and escorted to your luxury hotel for three nights. En route, visit the Grand Mosque, the most elaborate house of worship in the country and a testament to Oman’s strong Islamic religious tradition. The remainder of the day is at leisure, an opportunity for you to enjoy the weather and the hotel facilities.
  • Day 2

    Muscat, Oman
    This morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and brought to a pier for a dolphin-watching excursion. In the afternoon, take a half-day tour of Muscat, the capital of Oman.
  • Day 3

    Nizwa, Oman
    Today, depart in the morning on a full day excursion to Nizwa, a town about 170 kilometers outside of Muscat.
  • Day 4

    Wahiba Sands, Oman
    This morning, you will be picked up and driven along the rugged coast to the Wahiba Sand.
  • Day 5

    Wadi Bani Khalid, Oman
    Rise early and have breakfast at the camp. The traditional Bedouins have been making their home in the Wahiba Sands for centuries, and their knowledge of its quirks and patterns is legendary. Visit with a Bedouin family in their simple home to learn about how they have managed to survive and thrive in such harsh and unforgiving environment. After visiting with the Bedouins, continue to Wadi Bani Khalid. Set among a series of small, picturesque villages, the deep, clear blue water of the wadi offers a welcome change from the Wahiba Sands, and showcases the range of environments in Oman. After spending some time at the wadi and having lunch at a nearby hotel, proceed back to Muscat for one night at your next luxury resort.
  • Day 6

    Muscat, Oman
    Transfer to the airport for your international departure flight.

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  • all accommodations, including hotel taxes and service charges
  • regional air and surface transportation
  • privately guided sightseeing conducted by local, English-speaking guides
  • meals as indicated in day-by-day itinerary
  • airport transfers
  • government fees and local handling charges
  • travel permits where required
  • admission fees
  • pre-trip travel document packet

 

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