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Breathtaking Beauty of Oman

PRIVATE TOUR - 8 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $2515+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy the unique Islamic architecture of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, once the largest mosque in the world.
  • Explore the Wahiba Sands and get a glimpse into the Bedouins way of life.
  • See the exciting landscape of wadis, mountains, desert, and canyons.
  • Learn about Muscat's rich culture and history. Explore many historic forts and visit museums.
  • Shop in Muscat's unique souks to find the best of Omani goods.
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Tour Overview

See the Breathtaking Beauty of Oman! Visit the capital city of Muscat, offering a unique opportunity to witness a modern commercial center existing in harmony with its traditional culture. With its natural harbor, Muscat means “Anchorage” and lies in a natural volcanic bowl.

In Muscat, take a tour of the Grand Mosque and the Bait Al Zubair Museum to get a brief introduction that traces Oman’s history and development. Travel to Nizwa, known as the capital of the interior. The area is the birthplace of Islam in the Sultanate of Oman. Nizwa boasts of the famous Round Tower Fort, built in the 17th century, and its Souq renowned for its Friday cattle auction, intricately hand-carved “Khanjars” (daggers) and ornamental silver jewelry.

Spend a day traveling through the Wahiba Sands, a vast mass of undulating red and white sea of sand and dunes rising up to 200 meters. Take in the breathtaking sights of the ever-changing patterns of the dunes. Visit a Bedouin house in this wilderness. Explore the Wadi Bani Khalid, filled with small pretty villages embedded in the mountains. See the Wadi’s beautiful clear blue water. Drive along a quaint fishing village of Quriyat. The drive along the coast offers tantalizing glimpses of the sea. See the Bimah sinkhole, a limestone crater with blue green water at the bottom.

Visit the Bahla Fort, which has been declared as a World Heritage site. Explore Jabrin, the finest of Oman’s castles built in the late 17th century became a seat of Omani learning. Admire the pretty village of Birkat Al Mauz situated at the foothills of Jebel Akhdar, the Green Mountains. Enjoy a walk through its oasis and dense date plantations, an ideal choice for those wanting to experience Oman’s scenic beauty.

Travel along the Batinah coast and stop at the Seeb Fish Souq by the seaside. Drive through the mountains with small pools of water dotting the Wadi bed. Travel the winding road that leads to Jebel Akhdar, the green jewel of the Al Hajjar mountain ranges, a truly unique spot in the Arabian Peninsula. Enjoy the cool climate up in the mountains. Al Jebel Al Akhdar is famed for its fruit orchards typically laid out terrace style along the slopes of mountains which are endowed with natural springs and aflaj. The village rose of Al Ain dot the landscape. The roses of Jabal Al Akhdar fill the air with fragrance when in full bloom. See the rose water be distilled in the homes of the villagers.

Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast and daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.
Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services and other personal items or services not mentioned.

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Pricing Details
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Double £$2515 £$3302 £$5356 £$5607
Single £$5004 £$6579 £$10687 £$11190

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Arrive in Oman

Upon arrival into Muscat, be met by a local Yampu representative and transfer to the Muscat hotel.

Upon arrival into Muscat, be met by a local Yampu representative and transfer to the Muscat hotel.

Day
2

Muscat City Tour

Muscat offers the visitor a unique opportunity to witness a modern commercial center existing in harmony with its traditional culture. With its natural harbor, Muscat means "Anchorage" & lies in a natural volcanic bowl. The tour of the Grand Mosque & Bait Al Zubair Museum is a brief introduction that traces Oman's history and development. Drive along the waterfront Corniche visiting the Fish Market & the colorful Muttrah Souq. Proceed for a photo stop to the magnificent Al Alam Palace, official palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos flanked by the 16th century Portuguese forts Mirani & Jalali.

Return to the hotel is Muscat. ...read less

Day
3

Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid

The Wahiba Sands, a vast mass of undulating red and white sea of sand and dunes rising up to 200 meters are also host to a variety of flora and fauna. The ever-changing patterns of the dunes are a photographer's delight. Visit a Bedouin house in this wilderness. In stark contrast to this is Wadi Bani Khalid. It comprises of small pretty villages embedded in the mountains. The Wadi has clear deep blue water. Return to the hotel is Muscat.

The Wahiba Sands, a vast mass of undulating red and white sea of sand and dunes rising up to 200 meters are also host to a variety of flora and fauna. The ever-changing patterns of the dunes are a photographer's delight. Visit a Bedouin house in this wilderness. In stark contrast to this is Wadi Bani Khalid. It comprises of small pretty villages embedded in the mountains. The Wadi has clear deep blue water. Return to the hotel is Muscat.

Oman dunes
Day
4

Nizwa

Nizwa, capital of the interior, is the birthplace of Islam in the Sultanate of Oman. Nizwa boasts of the famous Round Tower Fort, built in the 17th century, and its Souq renowned for its Friday cattle auction, intricately hand-carved "Khanjars" (daggers) & ornamental silver jewelry. En route to Jabrin, visit the Bahla Fort which has been declared as a World Heritage site. Jabrin, the finest of Oman's castles built in the late 17th century, became a seat of Omani learning. The castle displays the highest achievement in Omani ceiling painting & beautifully executed woodcarvings. En route to Muscat visit the pretty village of Birkat Al Mauz situated at the foothills of Jebel Akhdar (Green Mountains). Enjoy a walk through its oasis and dense date plantations. Jabrin Castle and Bahla Fort. After, return to the hotel is Muscat. ...read less

nizwa-oman
Day
5

Wadis of Oman

An ideal choice for those wanting to experience Oman's scenic beauty. The tour starts with a drive along a quaint fishing village of Quriyat. The drive along the coast offers tantalizing glimpses of the sea. The next stop is at the Bimah sinkhole, a limestone crater with blue green water at the bottom. Photo stop at Wadi Tiwi. Proceed to the pretty Wadi Shab. For those inclined, it is possible to walk right up to the source of the Wadi through lush green plantations of lemon, banana and dates. The fairly easy walk on a rocky path is dotted with pools and waterfalls. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Enjoy a picnic lunch in these serene surroundings. Return to the hotel is Muscat. ...read less

oman-wadi-mountain
Day
6

Batinah Coast

A full day tour along the Batinah coast. The first stop is the Seeb Fish Souq by the seaside. Drive through the date palms to the sparkling springs and Fort at Nakhl. Visit the beautiful Wakan Village famous for its terrace farming. The next stop is Wadi Abhyad which has large patches of white sedimentation and when translated means white Wadi. The drive winds through the mountains with small pools of water dotting the Wadi bed. Return to the hotel is Muscat.

A full day tour along the Batinah coast. The first stop is the Seeb Fish Souq by the seaside. Drive through the date palms to the sparkling springs and Fort at Nakhl. Visit the beautiful Wakan Village famous for its terrace farming. The next stop is Wadi Abhyad which has large patches of white sedimentation and when translated means white Wadi. The drive winds through the mountains with small pools of water dotting the Wadi bed. Return to the hotel is Muscat.

Oman Coast
Day
7

Jebel Akhdar

Depart from Muscat and proceed to visit the Nizwa Round tower Fort & the Nizwa Souk. Drive to the pretty village of Birkat Al Mauz. Enjoy a walk through the lush green date plantations. Proceed to Wadi Al Madeen where there is a check post. From here a 36 km stretch of winding road takes one to Jebel Akhdar (2000 mts above sea level) the green jewel of the Al Hajjar mountain ranges, a truly unique spot in the Arabian Peninsula. Enjoy the cool climate up in the mountains. Al Jebel Al Akhdar is famed for its fruit orchards typically laid out terrace style along the slopes of mountains, which are endowed with natural springs and aflaj. The villages of Saiq, Wadi Bani Habib (the village of the old houses) visit to village rose & Al Ain dot the landscape. The villages overlook a spectacular landscape of dramatic peaks, gorges and wadis. The roses of Jabal Al Akhdar fill the air with fragrance when in full bloom (March / April). Rose water is distilled in the homes of the villagers. Lunch at the Sahab hotel in Jebel Akhdar. Return to the hotel is Muscat. ...read less

Day
8

Depart Oman

At the appropriate time be met at the hotel to transfer back to the Muscat airport for departing flight.

At the appropriate time be met at the hotel to transfer back to the Muscat airport for departing flight.

Muscat, Muscat Governorate, Oman

Wahiba Sands, Ash Sharqiyah North Governorate, Oman

Wadi Bani Khalid, Ash Sharqiyah North Governorate, Oman

Nizwa, Ad Dakhiliyah ‍Governorate, Oman

Wadi Shab, Tiwi, Oman

Jebel Akhdar, Al Batinah South Governorate, Oman

Places You'll See

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    Muscat

    Muscat is the capital and largest city of Oman. The city of Muscat is the combination of three smaller towns that have blended together over time. There are three distinct sections of the city because of this. What used to be the smaller town of Muscat, referred to as “the walled city”, was home to the royal palaces. Matrah was a fishing village. Ruwi was and still is the commercial and diplomatic center of the city.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Muscat : Ibis Hotel Muscat

Muscat : Tulip Inn Muscat

Muscat : Best Western Premier Muscat

: Dunes by Al Nahda Resort and Spa

Muscat : Ramee Guestline Hotel Qurum

Muscat : Ruwi Hotel Muscat

4 Star Properties

Muscat : Al Falaj Hotel Muscat

Muscat : Golden Tulip Seeb Muscat

Muscat : Holiday Inn Al Seeb Muscat

Muscat : Radisson Blu Hotel Muscat

Muscat : City Seasons Hotel Muscat

Muscat : Crowne Plaza Muscat

Muscat : Grand Millennium Hotel Muscat

Muscat : Hotel Muscat Holiday

Muscat : Park Inn by Radisson Muscat

Muscat : Millennium Apartments Muscat

Muscat : Ramada Hotel Muscat

Muscat : Hormuz Hotel

Muscat : Sifawy Boutique Hotel

Muscat : The Platinum

5 Star Properties

Muscat : The Chedi Muscat

Muscat : Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah-Al Bandar

Muscat : Intercontinental Muscat

Muscat : Al Bustan Palace Hotel

Muscat : The Grand Hyatt Muscat

Muscat : Sheraton Oman

Luxury Properties

Muscat : The Chedi Muscat Deluxe Room

Muscat : Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah-Al Bandar-Deluxe Terrace

Muscat : Intercontinental Muscat Standard Sea View

Muscat : Al Bustan Palace Hotel Deluxe Garden View

Muscat : The Grand Hyatt Muscat View Room

Muscat : Sheraton Oman Royal Club Room

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