Discovering the Jewel of Arabia
The Oman Trip begins in Muscat, a vibrant capital harmonizing history and modernity. Explore the vibrant Muttrah Souq, bargaining for treasures amidst the labyrinthine alleys. Marvel at the intricate architecture of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and witness the fusion of old and new at the Royal Opera House.
Venturing beyond Muscat, we discover Nakhal, home to the awe-inspiring Nakhal Fort perched atop a rugged mountain cliff. Journey to the coastal town of Sur, where we uncover the architectural splendor of the Grand Mosque and Bait Al Zubair Museum. Plunge into the crystal-clear waters of the Bimmah Sinkhole, a natural phenomenon born from a collapsed underground cave roof. Relax on the pristine sands of Finns Beach, soaking up the warmth of the Arabian sun.
Our Oman Trip continues to the stark beauty of Wadi Bani Khalid, an oasis amidst barren mountains. Hike through the canyon, swim in the refreshing pools, and immerse yourself in the serenity of this hidden paradise. Experience the thrill of dune bashing in the mesmerizing Wahiba Sands, conquering golden peaks in a 4×4. Spend a night under a starlit sky, captivated by the Milky Way’s celestial glow.
Immerse yourself in the cultural heritage of Nizwa, a city steeped in Omani tradition. Witness the architectural marvel of the Nizwa Fort and explore the vibrant Nizwa Souq, a bustling marketplace brimming with spices, silverwork, and gleaming gold jewelry. Conclude your journey in Muscat by strolling along the picturesque waterfront corniche. Take in the breathtaking harbor views and bid farewell to Oman’s enchanting allure.
Welcome to the start of your Oman Trip! Touch down at Muscat International Airport, where the vibrant culture of Oman greets you. From here, you’ll head straight to your chosen accommodation in Muscat. Ease into the Omani way of life as you check into your hotel, a perfect blend of comfort and luxury.
Once you’re refreshed, seize the opportunity to discover Muscat’s charm. This day is all about leisurely exploration. Stroll through the city’s bustling streets, soak in the local atmosphere, and get a taste of what Oman has to offer.
As night falls, return to your hotel in Muscat. It’s time to relax and rejuvenate. A peaceful sleep here ensures you’re ready for the exciting days ahead on your Oman trip. Remember, this is just the beginning of your Oman Visit!
Accommodation: Al Falaj Hotel
Rise and shine in Muscat on day two of your Oman Visit. Begin with a sumptuous breakfast at your hotel, energizing yourself for a day filled with discovery and delight.
Your first stop is the dynamic Seeb Fish Market. Here, experience the heart of Omani coastal culture. Witness the day’s fresh catch and the spirited negotiations between fishermen and buyers. This vibrant marketplace captivates the senses, enveloped in the fresh, oceanic aroma that fills the air.
After absorbing the market’s lively atmosphere, journey through picturesque date palm groves. Feel the air sweetened by the scent of dates, leading you to the tranquil Nakhl springs. Here, witness water cascading down the mountains, nurturing an oasis of greenery. Stroll through the local village, observing the traditional falaj irrigation system in action.
Next, delve into history at the Bait Na’am fort. Standing majestically on a rocky outcrop, this fortress tells tales of bygone eras. Explore its robust walls and imagine the stories of warriors and traders from the past.
In the afternoon, treat yourself to a luxurious experience at the Amouage Factory, except on its resting days, Fridays and Saturdays. This famed perfume house, set amidst desert sands, offers a journey into the art of fragrance creation. Explore and learn about the intricate process of scent-making.
As the day winds down, return to Muscat, basking in the rich experiences of the day. Spend your evening in the comfort of your hotel, reflecting on the day’s adventures and looking forward to what awaits in your Oman Trip.
Accommodation: Al Falaj Hotel
Awaken in Muscat, ready for a day when Oman’s heritage and natural beauty come alive. Start with a delightful breakfast at your hotel, fueling up for the adventures ahead.
Your Oman Trip today begins with a cultural immersion. Explore the magnificent
Grand Mosque, a masterpiece of architecture and a representation of Islamic culture and faith, is accessible to visitors every day except Fridays. Then, explore Oman’s history at the Bait Al Zubair Museum, a treasure trove of artifacts and stories (also open every day except Friday).
As the morning progresses, we make a journey towards Sur, Oman’s coastal gem. En route, be captivated by the Bimmah Sinkhole, a breathtaking natural wonder with inviting turquoise waters. Take the chance to take a dip in this unique e limestone crater!
Next, select your aquatic escapade. Dive into Wadi Shab’s clear pools and dramatic gorges, or venture through Wadi Tiwi’s cascading waterfalls and verdant palm groves. Both choices offer a refreshing break and picturesque vistas.
Arrive in Sur and check into your accommodation. After an early dinner, prepare for an evening under the stars at the Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve. Accompanied by an ecologist, experience the magic of watching Green Turtles nest on the beach. This is a profound reminder of the wonders of nature and the need for conservation.
Note: Turtle sightings are year-round, with peak season from June to August.
Conclude your day in Sur, filled with memories of majestic mosques, serene wadis, and the unforgettable spectacle of sea turtles. As you drift to sleep, let the day’s experiences enrich your dreams, adding to the joy of your Oman Visit.
Begin your fourth day in Sur with a delightful breakfast, energizing you for the day’s adventures in Oman. Your first destination is the Building Yard, a fascinating hub where traditional Omani dhows are crafted. Witness the meticulous artistry involved in creating these iconic vessels, a vital part of Oman’s maritime legacy.
Following this insightful visit, gear up for the splendor of Wadi Bani Khalid. This natural oasis, boasting crystalline turquoise waters perfect for a rejuvenating swim, is a highlight of any visit to Oman. Here, in the midst of Oman’s landscapes, tranquility and beauty reign supreme.
Next, prepare for a thrilling shift in your Oman trip as you transition from the paved roads to the sands of the Wahiba Sands. Board a 4WD vehicle, your key to navigating the majestic desert landscape. The Wahiba Sands, a vast sea of undulating red and white dunes, await you. Some dunes reach staggering heights of 200 meters, offering an awe-inspiring spectacle.
Venture into the heart of the Wahiba Sands, where each turn presents new, breathtaking vistas. Capture these moments in photographs, creating lasting memories of your journey. The Wahiba Sands is not just visually stunning but also home to a variety of plant and animal life, adding to its allure.
As the sun sets over the dunes, reflect on the day’s experiences. The beauty of Oman’s coast, the tranquility of Wadi Bani Khalid, and the majestic Wahiba Sands come together to create an unforgettable chapter in your Oman Trip.
Day five of your Oman Trip brings an enthralling mix of culture and scenic allure. Start with a satisfying breakfast in Wahiba Sands before heading to the historic city of Nizwa. Board a comfortable coach, ensuring a pleasant journey through Oman’s stunning landscapes.
Your first stop is Bahla, an oasis village renowned as northern Oman’s pottery heartland. Enclosed by a 12-kilometer mud wall, Bahla is home to lush palm groves and the striking Bahla Fort. Enjoy a photo opportunity outside this UNESCO World Heritage site, absorbing its grandeur and significance.
Next, immerse yourself in the splendor of Jabrin Castle, an architectural marvel of Islamic art from the 17th century. This castle, once the abode of Imam Bilarab, speaks volumes of Oman’s rich history and architectural brilliance.
Oman’s captivating caves are your next destination, offering a peek into the country’s geological wonders. These natural formations are a must-see for enthusiasts and adventurers alike.
Please continue to the picturesque village of Al Hamra, known for its unique two-story houses made from dark red clay. The landscape is dotted with watchtowers, enhancing the village’s charm.
As the day progresses, arrive in Nizwa, Oman’s historic capital in the 6th and 7th centuries. Here, visit “Bait Al Safah” at Al Hamra Al Bait, a well-preserved castle from the Al Yaaribah era. This site, detailed in a book by Omani scholar Yousuf Al Sharouni, is a testament to Oman’s enduring legacy.
Explore “Bait Al Safah,” a window into the Sultanate’s rich traditional handicrafts. The displays thoughtfully chronicle the evolution of these crafts, linking them to the Omani people’s daily lives and historical changes.
Your day concludes in Nizwa, enriched with the cultural treasures and historical narratives of Oman. As you reflect on the day’s experiences, anticipate the continued journey of your Oman Visit.
Begin your day by enjoying a wonderful breakfast at your hotel, setting you up for a day filled with cultural adventures. If your visit falls on a Friday, you’re in for a special treat, as you’ll have the opportunity to explore the lively cattle market. The paved area in front of the souq comes alive with a vibrant atmosphere. Owners bring reluctant goats, sheep, and cows to the market, creating a colorful spectacle. Stalls are adorned with an array of dresses, toys, pots, and pans in kaleidoscopic hues.
Follow the crowd to the open-air goat market, nestled under the shade of palm trees. Here, you’ll encounter long-haired Omani goats and woolly sheep patiently awaiting their turn to be showcased to potential buyers. It’s a lively and authentic experience that provides insight into Oman’s rural life.
Next, venture to the renowned Nizwa Fort, situated at the heart of the city. This ancient fort stands as a tribute to Oman’s architectural legacy, providing insight into its storied past.
Your journey then continues as you make your way to Muscat, passing through Birkat al Mouj. This scenic drive takes you through an oasis surrounded by date plantations. During your journey, you will come across two sets of ancient ruins, a flourishing banana plantation, and the scenic Falaj irrigation system, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Upon your arrival in Muscat, savor a delightful lunch at a local restaurant, sating your appetite with the flavors of Oman. Later, your exploration continues in the vibrant district of Muttrah. Drive along the picturesque waterfront corniche and make your first stop at the bustling Muttrah Souq.
This colorful souq is like a step back in time, offering a glimpse into Oman’s trading history. As you wander through its labyrinthine alleys, you’ll discover a treasure trove of goods and souvenirs. Take your time to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere, and remember your camera, as there are plenty of photo opportunities.
As the day transitions into the evening, witness the enchanting “Frankincense burner” illuminated against the night sky, creating a captivating spectacle. Conclude your day with a visit to the magnificent Al Alam Palace, the official residence of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos. The impressive 16th-century Portuguese forts of Mirani and Jalali flank this grand palace.
Start your morning by indulging in a tasty breakfast at your hotel, enjoying the unique tastes of Oman for one final time. Then, the moment arrives to say goodbye to this mesmerizing nation.
A transfer will be arranged to take you to the Muscat International Airport for your homeward journey. As your flight ascends, take with you the treasured recollections of your Oman Trip – from its stunning scenery and gracious hospitality to the profound cultural encounters that have made your stay exceptionally memorable.
We hope you had a wonderful time in the Oman Tour Package, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future for more adventures in this remarkable land.
Safe travels, and see you soon!
Muscat: Immerse yourself in the vibrant heart of Oman at the Al Falaj Hotel, your gateway to both business and cultural exploration. Just a 35-km drive from the airport, this hotel boasts exotic cuisine, state-of-the-art conference facilities, and a dedicated staff ready to cater to your every need. Relax by the pool or venture out to discover the renowned Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque or the lively Mutrah Souq.
Sur: Discover the charm of Sur, a traditional fishing village and dhow-making center, from the comfort of the Sur Plaza Hotel. Experience world-class hospitality blended with Omani warmth. This hotel serves as the perfect launching pad for your adventures to Turtle Beach at Ras-al-Hadd, the breathtaking Wadi Bani Khalid, or the mesmerizing Wahiba Sands. Additionally, business travelers will find the hotel’s well-appointed conference room to be highly convenient. Indulge in international flavors at the restaurant or unwind with live music and entertainment.
Wahiba Sands: Embrace the nomadic spirit at the Arabian Oryx Camp, set amidst the golden dunes of Wahiba Sands. Bedouin-style tents offer a unique oasis of comfort, each equipped with air conditioning, a fridge, and a private bathroom. Savor traditional meals cooked daily and served by the campfire, or relax under the starlit sky with complimentary tea and coffee.
Nizwa: Dive into the rich history of Nizwa with a stay at the Al Diyar Hotel. Positioned a brief drive from the renowned Nizwa Souq, this hotel provides a contemporary retreat featuring two welcoming outdoor pools. Unwind in your air-conditioned room equipped with a flat-screen TV and enjoy the convenience of free Wi-Fi. Nizwa Fort and Jabreen Castle are easily accessible, promising a journey through Oman’s fascinating past.
Customize this trip with help from our local travel specialist that matches your interests.
We accept major currencies such as the US Dollar, the Great Britain Pound, the Euro, the Australian Dollar, the Singapore Dollar, the Indian Rupee, the Swiss Franc, the Canadian Dollar, the Japanese Yen, the Chinese Yuan, the Saudi Arabian Riyal, the Qatari Riyal, the Thai Baht, the UAE Dirham, the Malaysian Ringgit, the South Korean Won, the Swedish Kroner, the Danish Kroner, the Hong Kong Dollar, the Kuwaiti Dinar, and the Bahrain Dinar.
Type C, D, and M power plugs and sockets are used. The standard voltage and frequency are 230 V and 50Hz, respectively.
Vaccinations You must be completely vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before traveling to Nepal. Vaccination documentation is required.
On Arrival Visas are available at Nepal's entrance points for travelers. Travelers from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, and Syria, on the other hand, are required to obtain a visa through their nearest Nepalese diplomatic post (embassy/consulate).
To confirm the trek/tour package, we want a deposit of at least 20% of the total tour/trek fee. The remaining balance must be paid when you arrive in Nepal. We take Visa, Maestro, MasterCard, American Express, and other major credit cards. The total cost of a Bhutan and Tibet tour must be paid in full at the time of booking.
We strongly advise you to purchase a SIM card for reliable internet access throughout Nepal. Nepal Telecom (owned by the government) and NCELL (owned by the private sector) are the two main SIM card providers in Nepal. It is preferable to get a SIM card at an airport, where staff will assist with activation and data plan purchases. If you have a SIM card, it will be easier for you to contact us and locate our airport agent.
You can charge your electrical devices at hotels and lodges because there are no power outages. In the Himalayan region, however, hotel owners may levy a nominal fee.
Travelers to Oman must possess a valid passport. It is the responsibility of each passenger to ensure their passport is valid for at least six months beyond their planned return date. Passports should have 2-6 blank pages marked “Visa.” A minimum of two free pages is advisable. Visa requirements are conveniently included in this travel package, offering peace of mind for your journey.
Oman follows Oman Standard Time (IST), positioned 4 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Oman’s electrical system utilizes voltages of 220 to 240 volts and 50 Hz frequency. Square three-pin plugs are the predominant type used in the country.
Arabic is the official language. Swahili, Baluchi, and English, commonly used in business, are also spoken widely.
The Omani Rial (OMR), subdivided into 1,000 baiza, is the local currency. Banknotes come in denominations of OMR 50, 20, 10, 5, 1, and smaller units of 500, 250, 200, and 100 baiza, while coins are available in 50, 25, 10, and 5 baiza. Banking hours are typically Saturday- Wednesday, 0800-1200, and Thursday, 0800-1130. For currency conversion, XE.com is a helpful resource.
Lightweight cotton clothing is suitable year-round. For cooler evenings and mountain excursions, a warm wrap is recommended.
The optimal time to visit Oman is from November to mid-March, with average daytime temperatures around 25°C. May to August are the hottest months. The Khareef, or rainy season, occurs from mid-June to late August in southern Oman, particularly in Dhofar.
Average costs for dining options:
Simple snack: Around US$5
Light meal: US$10-18
High-end restaurant: US$25-40
For beverages, prices in stores are generally:
1l water: US$2
30cl soft drink: US$2
50cl beer: US$7
Note: Prices in hospitality establishments can be higher.
No specific vaccinations are required for entry into Oman. However, certificates for cholera and yellow fever may be necessary if arriving from an affected area. It’s advisable to drink bottled water and consume well-cooked food.
Oman is a Muslim country. Hence, modest dress and behavior are expected, especially during Ramadan. Public display of affection, swearing, or making rude gestures is considered offensive. Photography of people and certain properties should be done with permission.
Environmental conservation is important. Collecting seashells, corals, and turtle eggs is prohibited. Visitors are encouraged to avoid littering and respect the natural habitat.
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