8 Days Oman Fully Guided Tour

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The Sultanate of Oman perfectly combines stunning nature, preserved history, and Arabian culture. On this tour, you will have them all through visiting the most famous sites of Oman. This journey will take you to the dunes of Wahiba Sands desert, on the peak of the Grand Canyon of Oman, in the colorful alleys of the traditional souk of Muscat, on top of the ancient fort of Nizwa, and to many other wonderful places.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: 1stQuest

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Day 1 Muscat

Stop At: Sultan Qaboos Mosque

Upon arrival at Muscat, your guide meets you at the International Airport and accompany you to your hotel for check-in. Once refreshed, start discovering the city during a half-day guided tour. The first stop is the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, a masterpiece built by the late ruler of Oman as a gift for its people. Anyone can enter, as long as dressed modestly, and the visit takes about 30 minutes.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Muttrah

A quick 10 minutes’ drive later, enter the heart of the ancient Muscat by exploring the colourful Muttrah Souk. Be ready to sharpen your bargaining skills here! After half an hour strolling in the alleys, take some fresh marine air by walking on the Corniche for another half hour.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bait Al Zubair

Your next stop leads you to the east, to visit the Old Muscat and discover its culture at Bait al Zubair Museum.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Al Alam Palace

Finally, take a break at Bait al Luban to taste its authentic Omani cuisine while enjoying the view over the corniche. After dinner and before going back to the hotel, stop by the Al Alam Palace for some photo of this splendid, but private, monument.

Duration: 1 hour

Day 2 Sur

Stop At: Bimmah Sinkhole

Leaving early, drive to the natural wonder of Bimmah Sinkhole, a large and deep cave with a natural pool. The legend says that it has been formed by the fall of a star. Yet, to swim, go a bit further away to reach the white sands of Fins Beach.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Wadi Shab

For lunch, go to one of the picturesque villages of Wadi Shab. A wadi designates a valley, which could also be described as “oasis”. The best way to explore this wadi it is to go on foot, for an easy 45 minutes’ hike. Explore its hidden cave and enjoy the freshwater of its natural pools.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve

By the end of the day, reach Ras al Jinz and the Turtle Reserve. At night, the endangered green turtle finds here a refuge to come and lay eggs. Every year, turtles lay more than 50.000 eggs on this beach, a show you might be lucky enough to attend.

Duration: 30 minutes

Day 3 Wahiba Sands

Stop At: Wadi Bani Khalid

In the morning, drive about 3 hours to reach Wadi Bani Khalid, one of Oman’s most famous wadi. You can swim in its large natural pools and relax in its scenery of palm trees. Explore the valley for about two hours.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Wahiba Sands

Drive toward a different environment: the dunes of Wahiba Sands. This pristine desert is home to the Bedouins, an Arab nomad tribe. Tonight, you are their guests in their desert camp. If you request it, you can ride camels or have fun with other activities in the sand. In the evening, share a traditional barbecue and simply enjoy the myriad of stars in the sky.

Duration: 3 hour

Day 4 Ibra and Jabreen

Stop At: Jabal Akhdar

It's time to join your driver guide for about 4 hours to northwest Oman towards Jebel Akhdar (Nizwa). You'll have a stop in the Ibra where you can visit the local market and fully experience the rich rural life and different local culture.

Duration: 1 hour

Day 5 Nizwa to Jabel Shams

Stop At: Nizwa

Once finishing breakfast and out of the hotel, it's time to drive two hours to the historic city of Nizwa. There is the spectacular Nizwa Fort built in the 17th century and a bustling outdoor market. You will also visit an impressive Jabreen Castle in Jabrin, where the exquisite wood-carved ceiling shows the builder's extraordinary technique and artistic creativity.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Jebel Shams

Then, we will continue driving to the Jebel Shams for two hours, showcasing the spectacular mountain scenery. At the end, you'll be taken to the hotel in Jebel Shams.

Duration: 1 hour

Day 6 Jabel Shams to Al Hamra

Stop At: Jebel Shams

Jebel Shams, at an altitude of more than 3,000 meters, is one of the highest points in the eastern Arabian Peninsula. These mountains are often called the Grand Canyon of Oman, stretching 700 kilometers. Many beautiful and secluded valleys and fertile oases are scattered over the mountains.

Duration: 1 hour

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Then you will join your driver guide for an hour to visit the beautiful hillside town of Misfah and the ancient village of Al Hamra.

Duration: 1 hour

Day 7 Back to Muscat via Wadi Bani Awf

Stop At: Muscat

It's time to get back to Muscat today. Along the way, you can see many terraces in a mountain village called Wadi Bani Awf. A beautiful castle in Nakhal will be the last spot of this memorable tour. After having lunch, you'll start a road trip (for about 1 hour) back to Muscat.

Duration: 1 hour

Day 8 Departure Day - Muscat

Stop At: Muscat

You'll meet your driver guide for an airport transfer and depart Oman.

Duration: 1 hour
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