- City tour of Muscat
- Nizwa & enchanting Forts
- Charming coast
- Desert Safari
Day1 Arrival Muscat
Transfer from airport to hotel.
Day2 City tour of Muscat
The tour begins by driving through the beautiful embassy quarter of Muscat en route to Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. We stop to visit the mosque, a splendor of unique Islamic architecture*. We drive to Muttrah, a delightful quarter of Muscat. Step into the fish market, stroll along the Corniche to admire the beautiful merchant houses and experience the shopping in its busy souk, well known for its silver craft shops, perfumes, souvenirs and much more to buy. The tour continues to the Old Town where we proceed on foot, strolling around Portuguese forts Jalali and Mirani and Qasr Al Alam, the Palace of HM Sultan Qaboos. Our next stop is Bait Al Zubair Museum with its wealth of information and exhibits on the country’s culture, tradition and heritage.
Day3 Nizwa & enchanting Forts
We start with a spectacular drive through the Hajar mountains via the oases of Fanjah and Birkat Al Mauz to reach Nizwa and the impressive 17th century Fort. Then on to the Nizwa Souk famous for its Bedouin silver jewelery. The drive continues via Tanuf and Bahla to Jabreen, to visit one of Oman’s most beautiful forts, famous for its wall and ceiling murals. Return to Muscat.
Day4 The charming coast
From Muscat, we head to Quriyat, a coastal town famous for its beautiful beaches. Here, we stop for a photo at the Sinkhole, part of a mountain that has collapsed and filled with sea water. We drive via the White Beach and Wadi Shab to the picturesque village of Tiwi, with a picnic lunch en route. We proceed to the historical site of Bibi Myriam before returning to Muscat.
Day5 Desert Safari
Drive off-road a dirt track, meandering through the fascinating Hajar Mountains to Wadi Abyad, famous for its water pools (which fill up when it rains). The tour proceeds to the desert for an exciting dune drive and a barbecue dinner. We return to Muscat at the end of the tour.
Transfer to airport for departure