About This Trip
Learn about the rich culture and history of Muscat, Nizwa, and Sur by visiting Al Hazm Castle, Nizwa Fort, and the Old African Port of Aiyah. When visiting Wadi Bani Khalid, remember to bring your swimsuit to enjoy a swim in the emerald pools surrounded by a rugged ravine. Besides, you'll spend a night camp in the Wahiba Sands to enjoy the magnificent desert view.
- 2Muscat - NizwaAl Hazm Castle, Bilat Sayd, Al Hamra
- 3Nizwa, Wahiba Sands
Nizwa: Nizwa Fort, Souq
Wadi Bani Khalid
Wahiba Sands: Desert Camp
- 4Sur - MuscatOld African Port of Aiyah, Wadi Tiwi, Bimmah Sinkhole
Day 1: Arrival, Muscat
Welcome to Oman, a nation on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia! Upon arrival in Muscat, the capital of this country, your private driver will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is at free disposal.
Day 2: Muscat - Nizwa
Drive along the coastal road towards inland to the magnificent Al Hazm Castle where the renovated constructions with digital guides display really keep the castle and its history alive. Later, cross through the canyon of the Hajar Mountains and stop at the ancient village of Bilat Sayd for its enchanting terraces. Al Hamra, a 400-year-old town, is your last stop today. Enjoy leisure walking here to see the well-preserved mud-brick houses before heading to your hotel in Nizwa for the night.
Day 3: Nizwa - Wadi Bani Khalid - Wahiba Sands
Start with an exploration of the souq this morning. Here you can see the locals going about their daily business and shopping for groceries and other things. Afterward, visit the Nizwa Fort, another grand castle in Oman.
After visiting Nizwa, head towards Wadi Bani Khalid. You can easily walk to the Wadi and relish the views of unique rocks, crystal clear blue pools, and beautiful waterfalls, and even enjoy swimming in the turquoise waters. Later on, leave for your desert camp in the Wahiba Sands where the stunning sunset and the night sky dotted with stars will amaze you.
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- Wahiba Sands
Day 4: Wahiba Sands - Sur - Muscat
Depart for Sur after breakfast. It is a small town on the coast of the Gulf of Oman. You will see the old African port of Aiyah with its beautifully renovated lighthouse and visit a traditional dhow factory. Just outside Sur is Wadi Tiwi, a long wadi with spectacular geography. After that, proceed to Muscat with a stopover at the Bimmah Sinkhole en route. Afterward, pass through a long valley with a very special landscape of rock formations and reach your hotel at about 5:00 pm. Check-in and rest.
Day 5: Muscat, Departure
A private transfer will take you to the airport. Bid farewell to Oman and board your flight back home.
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