Cultural Tour of Oman

What's Included?

• 01 Nt Accommodation at Al Diyar Hotel in Nizwa on HB Basis or similar
• 01 Nt Accommodation at Turtle Beach Resort in Ras Al Hadd HB Bases or similar.
• (Meal Plan: Breakfast and dinner in hotels)
• All Sightseeing in 4WD with English speaking guide cum Driver.
• All Entrance fees.

Duration

3 days

Destination Covered

Muscat, Nizwa Fort, Bahla, Jabrin, Wahiba Sands and Nizwa

Best Suited

All
DAY 01 : Muscat – Nizwa-Bahla-Jabreen
Today you will drive to visit the historic town of Nizwa, Oman’s cultural capital You proceed to Jabrin castle built in 17th century is one of the finest of its kind. Its magnificent plasterwork, the carved doors and the painted wooden beams of the ceilings makes this castle amazingly different. Thereafter continue to Bahla, one of the oldest small towns of Oman and in the 12th century the capital of the tribe living in the region. As the monumental fort is closed for renovation only a photo stop is planned. Bahla is also famous for its pottery and you will visit a potter’s workshop (not possible on Fridays and Public Holidays). Later visit. Al Hamra one of the oldest villages & up to 400 years old mud houses are still occupied. Also visit the Al Hamra Falaj system. Return back to Nizwa. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 02 : Nizwa – Wahiba – Ras Al Jinz
Morning visit the powerful Fort with its massive Circular Cannon Tower, one of the most impressive forts in Oman and the traditional Souq. Later drive to Wahiba sands, via Birkat A Mauz and Ibra. Wahiba sands, a vast mass of undulating red and white sea of sand. The ever-changing patterns of the dunes are a photographer’s delight. After some exciting sand dune driving which offers excellent thrills and chills for all. Drive to Wadi Bani Khalid – an oasis spot in the middle of the barren and dry mountains. It is one of the most beautiful wadis in Oman and its pools with clear deep blue water give you an opportunity to take a refreshing dip. Enjoy the ambiance of the Wadi. On arrival at Sur check in at Hotel and after an early dinner (own arrangements) drive to visit the turtle sanctuary at Ras Al Jinz, where at night the Green Turtles, after a journey of thousands of kilometers will come ashore to lay their eggs. You then return to Hotel at late night for the overnight.

DAY 03 : Ras Al Jinz – Bimah Sinkhole-Wadi Arbayeen - Muscat
Morning you visit Sur, renowned for its dhow shipyard in former times. There after you can start your fascinating coastal trip to Muscat. The road leads through scenic countryside and rugged mountains to the small fishing towns. On the coastal road you stop at Bibi Miriam Mausoleum in Qalhat. Later you visit Wadi Tiwi, an oasis well known for its lemon and date plantations and then proceed to Fins beach. Visit the picturesque Wadi Arbayeen with its deep pools of water set among the date palms. We then proceed to the Bimah sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with blue green water at the bottom. On clear sunny days while driving along the coast one might chance to see sharks in the deep blue waters or fleet footed Gazelles sprint across the landscape. Later drive to Muscat.
Exclusions:
• Any airfare
• VISA charges.
• All meals other than mentioned.
• All expenses of personal in nature.
• Anything which is not specifically mentioned in the inclusions part.
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