This trip can be as back-to-basics or extravagant as you choose. Outside of Muscat you can camp under the stars every night or stay in top class hotels!
Day 1 Muscat
There are many ways to fill your time in Muscat depending on your interests:
- Grand Mosque (except Fridays)
- opera house
- Muttrah – Bait Al Baranda museum, National Museum, Bait al Zubair museum, fish market, Muttrah souk
- Muscat Old City – Al Alam Palace, Jalali and Mirani forts
- dolpin watching and snorkelling boat trip
- boat trip to Damaniyat Island
- hiking in the mountains around Muscat
Overnight in Muscat
Day 2 Muscat – Jebel Shams
After breakfast you can visit Nakhl fort and thermal springs and then take a thrilling off-road drive tnrough Wadi Bani Auf stopping to hike into Snake Canyon and swim in the refreshing, deep freshwater pools. You will then continue the drive through Wadi Bani Auf to Bilad Sayt village before arriving the ascent of Jebel Shams.
Overnight Jebel Shams
Day 3 Jebel Shams – Jebel Akhdar
After breakfast you will be able to hike in Jebel Shams, the Grand Canyon of Oman to an abandoned village and hidden pool on the cliffside where you can have a swim before the return hike. You will then drive to Wadi Ghul, Al Hamra old village, Misfat al Abreyeen and Bahla where you can see the UNESCO listed walled fort.
Overnight Jebel Akhdar
Day 4 Jebel Akhdar – Nizwa
Your day will start with a tour of the Green Mountain, Jebel al Akhdar with it’s terraced gardens of fruit and roses. Your journey will continue with a short hike to the ruined village of Al Ain Ross and Wadi Habib before descending the mountain to visit Jabreen Castle.
Day 5 Nizwa – Wahiba Sands
You will begin your day with a visit to Nizwa fort and souk and if your visit is on a Friday you will also be able to experience the weekly cattle market where farmers come from around the country to trade livestock at one of the finest traditional markets in the Middle East.
Your trip will then continue with a stop in Birkat al Mouz before heading to Wahiba Sands where your guide will take you on a exhilarating drive through the dunes to the camp where you will spend the night.
Overnight in Wahiba Sands with the opportunity to hike in the dunes, ride a camel and star gaze after dark.
Day 6 Wahiba Sands – Ras Al Jinz
After breakfast you will visit a Bedouin House to see how these nomadic people traditionally lived. On leaving the desert you will go to Wadi Bani Khalid for a swim in the deep pools. You will then continue to Sur with visit to a traditional dhow factory before turtle watching either at night or early the next morning.
Overnight Ras Al Jinz
Day 7 Ras Al Jinz – Muscat
You will return to Muscat via the coastal road stopping first at Wadi Shab, then Wadi Tiwi, Bimmah sink hole and Fins white sand beach.
Return to location of your choice in Muscat.
Contact us now for more information on this tour or other multi day options depending on your interests.