Oman 4 Nights / 5 Days
Day 1: Muscat
Welcome to Oman where beauty has an address. Upon arrival at Muscat international airport, get transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Muscat
Day 2: Muscat
Proceed for a half day city tour of Muscat city which offers the visitor a unique opportunity to witness a modern commercial center existing in harmony with its traditional culture. With its natural harbour, Muscat means “Anchorage” & lies in a natural volcanic bowl. Our tour of the Grand Mosque & Bait Al Zubair Museum is a brief introduction that traces Oman’s history and development. Drive along the waterfront Corniche visiting the colourful Muttrah Souq. We proceed for a photo stop to the magnificent Al Alam Palace, official palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos flanked by the 16th century Portugese forts Mirani & Jalali. In the evening opt for a Twilight Dhow Cruise with a brief stop a natural cove. Overnight in Muscat
Day 3: Muscat / Ras al Hadd
Check-out and depart by 4WD to Ras Al Junaiz via the scenic and rugged coastal route. This tour offers breathtaking glimpses of the blue waters of the Gulf of Oman offset by pristine white beaches. We drive past the fishing village of Quriyat. There is a good chance of spotting Flamingos and Eagles at an inland stream. Visit the picturesque Wadi Arabayeen with its deep pools of water set among the date palms. We then proceed to the Bimah sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with blue green water at the bottom.On clear sunny days while driving along the coast one might chance to see sharks in the deep blue waters or fleet footed Gazelles sprint across the landscape.
The mausoleum of Bibi Miriam at Qalhat stands as testimony of a bygone era. As we continue from here the road winds through mountain terrain offering breathtaking glimpses of the blue waters of the ocean enroute. We continue our drive to Ras Al Junaiyz , a sanctuary for the green turtles. Check into the hotel.
At night we have a short drive to the Ras Al Jinz Scientific Centre where we are escorted to the beach by trained guides to watch the turtles coming into nest on the sands. Overnight in Ras Al Hadd
Day 4 Ras-al-Hadd / Muscat
We proceed to visit Wadi Bani Khalid. It comprises of small pretty villages embedded in the mountains. The Wadi has clear deep blue water. It is advisable to wear light comfortable clothing and walking shoes.
The Sharqiya Sands, a vast mass of undulating red and white sea of sand and dunes rising upto 200 meters are also host to a variety of flora and fauna. The ever-changing patterns of the dunes are a photographers delight. Experience a roller coaster like feeling as our experienced drivers drive you over the dunes. The Sharqiya Sands is also home to the traditional Bedouin tribe who are known for their hospitality and their knowledge of the sands. We will stop by a Bedouin family in their traditional and simple habitat. Overnight in Muscat
Day 5: Muscat
After breakfast, check-out and transfer to the airport for your flight back to India.