Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 15, avg 12.
Meals Included: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Time to explore the city highlights of Muscat, visit a turtle sanctuary, watch the sunset from a desert camp, Visit the cattle market in Nizwa, Marvel in the canyon views of Jebel Shams
Oman remains one of the last great undiscovered parts of the Middle East. Here, ancient heritage melds beautifully with modern living. Overnight in the dramatic Wahiba Sands desert after visiting the Ras al Jinz Turtle Reserve to observe the endangered species' nesting process. Still looking for something off the beaten paths Visit Wadi Nakhr, also known as the Grand Canyon of Oman, to get even deeper into Oman's ethereal beauty - natural and otherwise.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 6/30/2018
- 8 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Muscat||Day 1 Muscat|
Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Muscat||Day 2 Muscat (1B, 1L)|
Explore some of the highlights of the city including the Grand Mosque, the Bait Al Zubair Museum, and the historic souk in Muttrah, before heading to Old Muscat and the 16th century Al-Mirani & Al-Jelani forts. Included Activities: Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque Visit Bait Al Zubair Museum Visit Muttrah Souq Visit Old Muscat Fort Visits
|Day 3||Ras al-Jinz||Day 3 Muscat/Ras al-Jinz (1B)|
Leave Muscat behind and drive along the coast towards the picturesque Bimmah Sinkhole. Continue to Sur, renowned in the past for its dhow shipyards, before reaching Ras al-Jinz on the coast. After an early dinner, visit the turtle sanctuary, where green turtles come from thousands of kilometres away to lay eggs at night. Included Activities: Bimmah Sinkhole Sur Dhow Shipyards Turtle Sanctuary Visit Transport: 4x4 (2.45 hour(s), 246km)
|Day 4||Wahiba Sands||Day 4 Ras al-Jinz/Wahiba Sands (1B, 1D)|
Drive towards Wadi Bani Khalid, a rocky oasis nestled in the East Hajar mountains filled with natural pools. Later, begin your desert adventure through the dunes towards your desert camp, just in time for a sunset. In the evening, enjoy some traditional music over dinner, around an open fire. Included Activities: Wadi Bani Khalid Omani Bedouin Desert Camp Experience Transport: 4x4 (1.00 hour(s), 80km) 4x4 (2.00 hour(s), 124km)
|Day 5||Nizwa||Day 5 Wahiba Sands/Nizwa (1B)|
Leaving the desert behind, we head towards Ibra and visit the impressive Jabrin castle. Continue towards Nizwa, stopping at the historic fortress of Bahla along the way. Included Activities: Jabrin Castle Bahla Fort Transport: 4x4 (1.50 hour(s), 161km) 4x4 (1.25 hour(s), 155km)
|Day 6||Nizwa to Al Hamra||Day 6 Nizwa to Al Hamra (1B)|
Wake up early to take part in the Nizwa cattle market. Watch locals buy and trade the best livestock, from goats to cattle directly from the herders. Continue to the town of Al Hamra and visit the renowned mud houses of Misfat Al Abriyeen. Learn about the Falaj network, Omans ancient water supply system. Included Activities: Nizwa Cattle Market Aflaj Irrigation Systems Mud Houses of Misfat Al Abriyeen Transport: 4x4 (0.75 hour(s), 50km)
|Day 7||Al Hamra to Muscat||Day 7 Al Hamra to Muscat (1B)|
Explore Jebel Shams and take in view of Wadi Nakhr, otherwise known as the Grand Canyon of Oman. Drive through Wadi Bani Awf and take in the beauty of the steep mountain cliffs before reaching the end point ("Snake Point") of the gorge. Continue to Muscat. Transport: 4x4 (6.00 hour(s), 180km)
|Day 8||Muscat||Day 8 Muscat (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
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