Kutrubes Travel is pleased to offer the Magnificent Landscapes of Oman 2016 tour. The Sultanate of Oman has one of the oldest civilizations in the Arabian Peninsula dating back thousands of years with notable periods of greatness in the ancient world and medieval times. This tour emphasizes in highlighting all the wonders of ancient Oman and its breathtaking scenery.
Kutrubes Travel can also design custom itineraries to UAE, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the other emirates of the region.
2017 Land Cost Per Person (double occupancy on BB basis)
Available Anytime – $1699
This tour operates with a minimum of two travelers. Other rates available on request for more than 2 travelers.
- Meet and assist upon arrival at Muscat airport
- 2 nights hotel accommodation in Muscat on BB basis at 4* hotel
- 1 night hotel accommodation in Nizwa on BB basis at 4* hotel
- 1 night hotel accommodation in Sur on BB basis at 3* hotel
- 3 days 4×4 round tour with English-speaking driver and guide
- Half-day Muscat city tour with English-speaking driver and guide
- Arrival and departure transfers by private car
- Entrance fees
- Bottle of water on board of vehicle during the tour
Price Does Not Include:
- International airfare
- Departure and custom fees
- Gratuities for guides and drivers
- Travel Insurance, Trip Cancellation Insurance and Medical and Luggage Insurance
- Cost of lunches or dinners not mentioned above
- Any expenses of personal nature
- Porterage in Hotels
Day 1: Arrival in Muscat
Arrival at Muscat International Airport. Meet and assist, transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Muscat – Jabrin – Fanja – Misfah – Jebel Shams – Nizwa
This tour offers you glimpses into the interiors as well as into the rich history and culture of Oman. After breakfast, we leave the capital city of Muscat and drive for about 2.5 hours through the magnificent landscapes of Oman’s rugged Hajar mountains to reach Nizwa, the capital of the interiors. On the way, we briefly stop for a photo at Fanja, which offers a splendid view of this lush, green, oasis village. Next we stop at the pretty village of Birkat Al Mauz situated at the foothills of Jebel Akhdar (Green Mountains). Enjoy a walk through its oasis and dense date plantations. Then we depart for Jabrin, the finest of Oman’s castles built in the late 17th century, which became a seat of Omani learning. The castle displays the highest achievement in Omani ceiling painting and beautifully-executed woodcarvings. Next, we visit Misfah, a pretty mountain village with stone dwellings still in existence. While heading for Jebel Shams, we stop at the terrace farming village of Wadi Ghul. Our next stop takes us to Wadi Nakher located in the depth of our deepest canyon, and then we are on to Jebel Shams, the highest peak in the Jebel Akhdar range, which offers a spectacular view. Finally, we reach Nizwa, capital of the interior, which is the birthplace of Islam in the Sultanate of Oman. Nizwa Souq is renowned for its intricately hand-carved “Khanjars” (daggers) and ornamental silver jewelry. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Nizwa – Green Mountain – Mudayrib – Wahiba Sands – Wadi Bani Khalid – Sur
After breakfast, we depart from Nizwa for Wahiba Sands. We stop at the pretty village of Birkat Al Mauz, situated at the foothills of Jabel Akhdar (Green Mountains). Enjoy a walk through its oasis and dense date plantations. Before reaching the Wahiba desert, we make an interesting stop in Mudayrib, where you can witness a typical old village in the interiors of Oman with its ruins of mud houses. Wahiba Sands, a vast sea of undulating red and white sand dunes rising up to 200 meters, are host to a variety of flora and fauna. The ever-changing patterns of the dunes are a photographer’s delight. We will also visit a Bedouin house in this wilderness. In stark contrast, our next stop is Wadi Bani Khalid, known for its clear, deep blue water and comprised of small pretty villages embedded in the mountains. We then head for Sur. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Sur – Wadi Tiwi Shab Vilage – Fins beach – Bimah Sinkhole – Muscat
After breakfast, we will take the coastal road to Muscat via Wadi Tiwi Shab village. The route provides a surprising contrast with its lush green wadi and dense plantations. On the way, we will visit the fish jetty, Dhow factory, and the ruins of Bibi Miriam’s Tomb, which can be seen from the village of Qalhat. Next, we stop at Fins beach for a swim before heading on 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 see sharks in the deep blue water or fleet-footed Gazelle sprint across the landscape. Next, we return to Muscat via Quriyat. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Muscat City Tour – Departure
After breakfast, we will go on a Muscat City Tour. In the afternoon, we transport to the airport for your flight back home.
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