W OMAN

BASIC INFORMATION

W OMAN

DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN MUSCAT 

 

Welcome to Muscat, the capital of Oman! We will welcome you at the airport and accompany you to the hotel selected for you.

TRANSFER

Muscat airport

ACCOMODATION

Ramee Guestline

MEALS & DRINKS

Dinner / 1 bottle of water.

DAY 2 MUSCAT, CAPITAL OF THE SULTANATE OF OMAN
 

A full day trip to admire the most interesting points of the city: the great mosque built by his majesty the Sultan Qaboos, the Opera House, symbol of the country's cultural renaissance; the National Museum which houses the most important collection of ethnographic objects and archaeological finds in the country; the ancient nucleus of the capital with the royal palace al Alam and the forts built by the Portuguese after the conquest of the city in 1507. A tour of the Mutrah Suq is a must, to explore the meanderings and have the opportunity to buy silver, fabrics, oriental fragrances and spices.

 

FULL DAY

City Tour

MAIN DESTINATION

Muscat

ACCOMODATION

Ramee Guestline

MEALS & DRINKS

Breakfast, lunch and dinner / 3 bottles of water.

DAY 3 RAS AL HADD THE END OF ARABIA


After breakfast we will take our off-road vehicles and leave for our adventure! We will head towards Bimmah, a picturesque sinkhole a few meters from the coast where fresh water mixes with sea. We will arrive at lunchtime in Wadi Shab, where an Arab-style pic nick will await us on the banks of the Wadi. After a swim in the natural pools and a bit of relaxation we will move to the ruins of the old port city of Qalhat. We will arrive in the evening in Ras al Hadd, a village located between the ocean and a large lagoon, where we will spend the night.

FULL DAY

3 h 5 min approximately / 250 km / by car

MAIN DESTINATION

Ras al Hadd

ACCOMODATION

Casa Oman Guesthouse

MEALS & DRINKS

Breakfast, lunch and dinner / 3 bottles of water.

DAY 4 RELAXING DAY ON THE SHORE OF GULF OF OMAN

 

Day dedicated to enjoying the wonderful beaches between Ras al Hadd and Ras al Jinz. In the morning we will take a two-hour boat trip to admire the herds of dolphins. During the night, we will go to see the nesting of giant green turtles, of the species Chelonya Mydas.

HALF DAY

Dolphin & Turtle Watching

MAIN DESTINATION

Ras al Hadd

ACCOMODATION

Casa Oman Guesthouse

MEALS & DRINKS

Breakfast, lunch and dinner / 3 bottles of water.

DAY 5 THE ISLAND OF MASIRAH 

 

Departure from Ras al Hadd after breakfast and drive along the coast to Shenna, where we will take the ferry that will take us to the island of Masirah. We will prepare the camp and enjoy a sunset swim and a dinner under the stars.

 

FULL DAY

4 h 27 min approximately / 362 km / by car

MAIN DESTINATION

Masirah

ACCOMODATION

Free Camping / Tent

MEALS & DRINKS

Breakfast, lunch and dinner / 3 bottles of water.

DAY 6 THE WHITE BEACHES OF KHALUF
 

After breakfast on the shores of the ocean, we will go around the island and head back to the port to take the ferry and return to the peninsula. We will march along the coast, crossing fishing villages and scenic roads until we reach Khaluf, where we will once again field the spectacular white dunes. Swim at sunset and overnight under the stars.

 

FULL DAY

1 h 33 min approximately / 133 km / by car

MAIN DESTINATION

Khaluf

ACCOMODATION

Free Camping / Tent

MEALS & DRINKS

Breakfast, lunch and dinner / 3 bottles of water.

DAY 7 THROUGH BEACHES AND MOUNTAINS UP TO SHUWAIYMIYYA
 

Driving through the scenic coastal road to the spectacular Shuwaiymiyya beach. The approximately 30 kilometers of the beach are the ideal place to find the treasures brought by the sea: the wonderful shells of the Indian Ocean. It is possible to spot some humpback whales that live between the coast and the Hallaniyat islands.

 

FULL DAY

5 h 44 min approximately / 565 km / by car

MAIN DESTINATION

Shuwaiymiyya

ACCOMODATION

Free Camping / Tent

MEALS & DRINKS

Breakfast, lunch and dinner / 3 bottles of water.

DAY 8 THE SOUTHERN COAST AND MOUNTAINS TO SALALAH


We will follow the road between the coast and the mountains of the Dhofar region until you reach Salalah. We will stop in the scenic spots to enrich our photographic collection with unrepeatable images.

FULL DAY

2 h 53 min approximately / 241 km / by car

MAIN DESTINATION

Salalah

ACCOMODATION

Millennium Salalah

MEALS & DRINKS

Breakfast, lunch and dinner / 3 bottles of water.

DAY 9 SHINING SALALAH

 

Trip to see the highlights of the city: the great mosque; the characteristic markets - food market; gold market; the "women's street" where there are Ayurvedic medicine shops and traditional herbalists selling essential oils, miraculous remedies based on camel urine, indigo-based dyes and colorful fabrics used to make traditional clothes; the incense museum of Al Baleed (UNESCO site), where the main testimonies of the history of the country are preserved. We will end with a walk through the alleys of the incense souk, where you can appreciate the many qualities of the precious resin. 

 

FULL DAY

City Tour

MAIN DESTINATION

Salalah

ACCOMODATION

Millennium Salalah

MEALS & DRINKS

Breakfast, lunch and dinner / 3 bottles of water.

DAY 10 JABAL SAMHAN SAFARI

 

Excursion on the mountain of the Jabal Samhan: fort of Taqa, the ancient dwelling of the wali, we will see from its inside a local abode with its uses and customs; Khor Rori, a charming natural harbor at the mouth of Wadi Dharbat and the ancient port city of Sumharram (UNESCO SITE); the mountain villages; two of the biggest sink hole in the world; Wadi Hinna where the spectacular baobab trees grow. We will continue to Mirbat, to see the port where fishing dhow is still used today.

 

FULL DAY

3 h 16 min approximately / 198 km / by car

MAIN DESTINATION

Jebel Samhan

ACCOMODATION

Millennium Salalah

MEALS & DRINKS

Breakfast, lunch and dinner / 3 bottles of water.

DAY 11 THE GREAT DESERT OF THE RUB AT KHALI

 

Excursion in the great Rub al Khali desert along the incense route: Wadi Dowka (UNESCO site), where grow the sacred Boswellia trees that produce the precious resin; Shisr (UNESCO site) archaeological site, interpreted as the ancient city of Ubar. We will reach the great dunes of Malhait on track, where we will wait for the suggestive sunset that can be seen in this corner of the world; we will reach the tented camp where we will be welcomed with tea and dates and we will be able to sit around the fire telling stories and legends about these sands.

FULL DAY

3 h 9 min approximately / 215 km / by car

MAIN DESTINATION

Rub al Khali Desert

ACCOMODATION

Bedouin permanent camp

MEALS & DRINKS

Breakfast, lunch and dinner / 3 bottles of water.

DAY 12 CANYON IN THE NEJD PLATEAU AND RETURN TO SALALAH

 

After breakfast, we will go back on track to continue our exploration of the Nejd, a pre-desertic plateau furrowed by Pleistocene streams that hosts numerous archaeological sites from the Paleolithic to the Iron Age. We will see numerous triliths: mysterious alignments of stones dated to the first century. We will stop at the natural spring of the village of Mudhay and continue on the track, until we reach the coast road along the cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean.

 

FULL DAY

5 h 12 min approximately / 335 km / by car

MAIN DESTINATION

Nejd plateau

ACCOMODATION

Millennium Salalah

MEALS & DRINKS

Breakfast, lunch and dinner / 3 bottles of water.

DAY 13 JABAL QAMAR SAFARI

 

Excursion on the white rock mountain of the Jebel al Qamar (Mountain of the Moon) up to the vertical cliffs over the sea; drive along the panoramic road until you reach Marneef, where water has eroded the rock to create an underwater cave from which there are striking columns of water pushed by the waves, which sometimes reach a height of 30 meters. Afternoon in a private house where we can make the beautiful temporary drawings with the henna 'on the body and learn how to mix the essence of Dhofar to produce the wonderful bakhoor to perfume clothes and home.

 

FULL DAY

1 h 53 min approximately / 142 km / by car

MAIN DESTINATION

Jebel Qamar

ACCOMODATION

Millennium Salalah

MEALS & DRINKS

Breakfast, lunch and dinner / 3 bottles of water.

DAY 14 DEPARTURE FROM SALALAH

 

Say goodbye to your memorable stay in Oman. Transfers are arranged to take you to the airport for your departure flight.

TRANSFER

Salalah Airport

ACCOMODATION

No

MEALS & DRINKS

Breakfast / 1 bottle of water

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