Glimpse of Oman

Day 01 Arrive Muscat

Arrive at Muscat International Airport. Meet and assistance by Arabica Orient Tours Representative in the general arrival hall who will then escort you to the car which you will embark and depart for the Al Maha International Hotel in Ghubra. Check-in to the hotel, your home for the next two nights.

It would take approximately 20-30 minutes to reach your hotel. This beautiful hotel is your home for three nights. Arrive and check in at the hotel .

Day 02 Breakfast In Muscat

0900 Hrs - Muscat- City Tour Muscat offers the visitor a unique opportunity to witness a modern commercial centre existing in harmony with its traditional culture. With its natural harbor, Muscat means “Anchorage” & lies in a natural volcanic bowl. Our tour of the Grand Mosque (open 0800 to 1100 Hrs only – Thursday & Friday closed - (Ladies fully covered with a head scarf and men in full length trousers) & Bait Al Zubair Museum (Friday closed) is a brief introduction that traces Oman’s history and development. Drive along the waterfront Corniche visiting the Fish Market & the colourful Muttrah Souq. We proceed for a photo stop at the magnificent Al Alam Palace; official Palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos flanked by the 16th century Portuguese Forts Mirani & Jalali. After the tour you will return to your vehicle and drive back to the hotel on the way you will drive via the beach road in qurum and through some elegant residential area and ministries before arriving at the hotel. Rest of the afternoon to enjoy hotel facilities.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03 Muscat–Quriyat—Wadi Arbean-Bimah Sinkhole-Wadi Tiwi-Sur-Ras Al Hadd

After breakfast check out from the hotel and board the 4 WD vehicles and leave for Ras Al Hadd in Sur. Enroute visit visit beautiful Wadi Al Abean in Quriyat. On your way stop at Bimah sinkhole, fins beach, Wadi Tiwi. Arrive and Sur and drive further to Ras Al Hadd. On Arrival at Ras Al Hadd check in to Ras Al Hadd beach camp. After dinner go to the beach to see the nestling habits of the green turtles. Return to the hotel in the late night. Overnight stay in Ras Al Hadd.

Day 04 Ras Al Hadd – Asylah – Wadi Bani Khalid – Wahiba

For those interested in watching the hatchlings, the early morning hours are perfect. After breakfast check out from the hotel and go for a short tour of the ancient seafaring town of Sur and its dhow yard. Then we leave Sur and drive south along the coast via Ad Daffa, Asylah and reach Al Ashkharah. Drive inland towards Jalan Bani Bu Ali to see the Rashid Al Hamouda Mosque, originally built in the 18th century with 52 domes. From here we carry on to the woodlands of Al Kamil where we will see Bedoin encampments. Then we will swing into the beautiful Wadi Bani Khalid. The pools are cool, deep and absolutely stunning and the silky water perfect for a long swim. Proceed to Wahiba Sands, the undulating golden sands. Dinner and overnight stay at 1000 Nights camp or similar. (flying camp can be arranged) at an additional cost.

Day 05 Wahiba Sands – Muscat

where the surrounding hills are dotted with watchtowers. Fine old buildings with beautifully carved doors, painted ceilings and arches show the influence of contact with Africa. En-route also visit the Ibra Souq. After visiting the Ibra proceed to Muscat for overnight stay at AL Maha International or similar.

Day 06 Breakfast

Breakfast in the hotel. Rest of the daya t leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities. In time departure transfer to the airport to connect flight back home