The Sultanate & the Gulf of Oman
Experiences the best of the Sultanate of Oman.
Tour Highlights & Inclusives:
Day 1: Muscat
Arrival at Muscat airport. Meet & Greet by our representative. Transfer to your hotel by an air conditioned car or coach. Overnight in Muscat.
Day 2: Muscat
Breakfast at your hotel. Discover today the fascinating capital Muscat. You will discover the city on a full day excursion. In the early morning, your first stop will be at the local fish market in Muttrah. See how the fisherman in traditional small boats bring in the fresh fish to market and learn about the variety of seafood available the Gulf of Oman. Close by you will visit the ancient souks of Muttrah, where you can be part of the unique atmosphere. You will be impressed by the number and variety of goods offered. A highlight in town is the Grand Mosque Muscat. Be amazed by the impressing architecture of the mosque with fantastic ornamentation on the walls. even non-Muslim are allowed to enter the Mosque, but in respect to the religion of the Islam you must wear appropriate clothing. After the buffet=lunch in a local restaurant, you will visit the old town. You will walk around and will be amazed by the impressing sultan’s palace. You will see the old harbor with the two fortresses Jalai and Mirani, which protected the bay against aggressors in former times. Overnight in Muscat.
Day 3: Muscat – Sohar – Muscat (480 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will discover the Northern Al Batinah region, a place full of history. Departure along the coastline to the city of Sohar. On your way you will see one of the unique Wadis, typical for this region. You will pass the picturesque Corniche of Sohar and you will visit the informative local museum located in the fortress of the town. Lunch with typical seafood in a beach property. Tour continues to the ancient fortress Al Hazm. Later on you will also discover the monumental fortress of Rustaq in front of the Hajar Mountains. During a guided tour you will learn everything about the life of the soldiers in former times. Arrival in Muscat in the evening. Overnight in Muscat.
Day 4: Muscat- Nizwa – Muscat (410 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will discover the former centre of the Oman around the city of Nizwa. You will start with downtown Nizwa. See the bustling activities on the cattle market, stroll through the spacious souks and visit the ancient fortress of Nizwa. Tour continues on the Bahla, a city which was covered once by a 37 kilometers long wall. This wall is under renovations of the UNESCO now. Later on you will see the famous fortress of Jabreen, with it’s impressing adorned ceilings. In the evening, arrival at your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Muscat.
Day 5: Muscat – Salalah (flight)
Breakfast at your hotel. Afterwards transfer to the airport and short flight to the “garden city” Salalah. During a short city tour after arrival you will visit the famous silver market and the sultan’s office. Highlight of the tour is the visit of the incense market. Overnight in Salalah.
Day 6: Salalah
Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will discover the beautiful surrounding of Salalah. Your tour guide will show you the historic incense harbor of Taqah which was very important for the economy in this region. You will also visit the ancient fortress of Mirbat. Continue on to the Western region of Salalah and see in Mughsayl the well-known blowholes. Situated on a magnificent beach, you will experience how the water rockets high several meters into the sky. In the late afternoon, you return to your beach property in Salalah. Dinner in your hotel and overnight in Salalah.
Day 7: Salalah – Muscat (flight)
Breakfast at your hotel. In the morning you may enjoy the beautiful beach of your property. Transfer to the airport and flight back to Muscat. In the evening, a farewell-dinner at Al Bustan Palace hotel. Overnight in Muscat.
Day 8: Muscat
Breakfast at your hotel. Morning is at your disposal. During the day transfer to the airport. Departure.