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DISCOVER OMAN - INCLUDING MUSANDAM AND SALALAH

A short tour around the Muscat region of Oman, taking in forts, palaces, wadis and the desert with an onward extention to experience the other regions of Musandam and Salalah
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£ 2,375

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International Flights

All our holidays can be tailor-made to meet your specific requirements.


Overview


This private tour gives a complete overview of the fascinating regions of Oman.  Starting in the capital, Muscat, you can experience the rich history and modern aspects of the city - from its bustling Corniche and harbour to the winding Muttrah Souk, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and the Palace - before exploring the mountainous interior and its forts, markets, wadis and ancient villages.

The desert of Wahiba Sands is an essential part of the tour and an overnight stay in one of the desert camps (Bedouin style simple or luxurious Desert Nights Camp) with dinner under the stars is one of the highlights.  Then its back to the coast south of Muscat to the traditional dhow building yard in Sur before returning to Muscat to fly north to the Musandam peninsula for a couple of days to enjoy a dhow cruise of the fjord coastline and driving in the mountains, then south via Muscat to the Dhofar region around Salalah, famous since ancient times for its major role as a world capital of the Frankincense trade, plus its seasonally verdant fields and orchards as a complete contrast in scenery to the northern areas.

Returning to Muscat at the end of your tour to fly home you can opt to extend for a luxurious few days on the beach near Muscat.

What's Included
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English Speaking Guide
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International Flights
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Itinerary


Day 1 - LONDON- MUSCAT
Arrival into Muscat on your international flight. Transfer to your chosen hotel for one night.  
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Day 2 - MUSCAT
Morning tour of Muscat city to witness its modern commercial centre and traditional culture, visiting the Grand Mosque (except Friday) and Bait Al Zubair Museum (except Friday) to trace Oman’s history and development. Drive along the Corniche by the harbour, visit the Fish market and colourful Muttrah Souq. Finally stop for a photo at the grand Al Alam Palace, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos’ palace, flanked by 16th century Portuguese forts Mirani and Jalali. Return to hotel for evening at leisur...
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Day 3 - MUSCAT - NIZWA
Morning departure from your hotel by 4WD vehicle through the mountains. Stop at the natural hot springs at Nakhl, then drive through spectacular Wadi Bani Auf on sometimes steep and bumpy roads. Stop at the mountain village of Vilad Sayt, continue on to Al Hamra with its mud houses and date plantations, and visit Jabrin Palace with its medieval hand painted ceilings and intricately carved doors. Arrive in Nizwa for overnight stay at Golden Tulip Nizwa Hotel.
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Day 4 - NIZWA -WAHIBA SANDS DESERT
In the morning visit the Roundtower Fort, the Souk in Nizwa selling locally handcrafted silver jewellery and then drive towards the desert with a diversion at scenic Wadi Bani Khalid with its deep pools of water fringed by date palms – an ideal oasis for a quick swim. Drive on to Wahiba Sands with its undulating dunes of varying shades of red and gold, emphasised by the sunset. Stay overnight in the unique 1000 Night Camp in a Bedouin tent and enjoy a barbecue dinner under the stars.
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Day 5 - WAHIBA SANDS DESERT - SUR - MUSCAT
After breakfast in the camp, proceed to Sur on the coast to visit the traditional dhow factory and Sineslah fort before returning to Muscat. A stop for photos is made at Bibi Miriam’s tomb and the Bimah Sinkhole. Finally explore beautiful Wadi Arbayeen after an exciting drive through the mountains and drive to Muscat via Quriyat to check in to your hotel for overnight. 
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Day 6 - MUSCAT - MUSANDAM
Morning transfer to Muscat airport for your flight to Khasab in Musandam. Take a city tour to view Khasab Fort and prehistoric rock paintings at Wadi Tawi. In the afternoon there’s a mountain safari by 4WD to Jebel Harim, the highest mountain in Musandam. From the Khawr Al Najid view the lovely coastline before visiting Birkhat Khalidiya Park with its acacia trees which are green year-round. Accommodation: Atana Khasab Hotel
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Day 7 - MUSANDAM -
Today a full day dhow cruise will take you to the spectacular fjords, exploring small fishing villages and possibly view dolphins. Lunch is served on board and there’s an opportunity for swimming and snorkelling during the day. Return to your hotel in the afternoon. Accommodation: Atana Khasab Hotel
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Day 8 - MUSANDAM - SALALAH
Transfer to Khasab airport for your flight to Muscat where you transit for a flight to Salalah. On arrival transfer to your hotel and relax for the evening. Accommodation: Marriott Salalah
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Day 9 - SALALAH
Today is a full day of local touring starting with a visit to the old fishing village of Taqa with an interesting castle with watchtowers and Taqa stone houses, then Khor Rori Creek, the site of the ruined city of Samhuram and capital of ancient Arabia’s frankincense trade. Also see Mirbat, the medieval Bin Ali’s Tomb from 1135 AD. Later visit the Biblical Prophet Job’s Tomb in the mountains, admiring the mountain landscape en route. Accommodation: Marriott Salalah
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Day 10 - SALALAH - MUSCAT
After breakfast leave your hotel for Salalah airport for the return flight to Muscat and onward to London or transfer to your beach hotel for an extension stay.
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Tour is on private basis with driver/guide and includes:

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