A Glimpse of Oman

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A Glimpse of Oman

  • Visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat
  • Wander through date plantations in Nakhal
  • Drive the switchback roads of Wadi Bani Awf
  • Explore Nizwa’s Round Tower

Spend a week getting a glimpse of the very best of Oman, from its history and culture to striking scenery.

This tailor-made tour of Oman begins and ends in the country’s capital where tradition and modernity sit side-by-side. In between you’ll have the chance to visit ancient forts, pick up souvenirs at authentic souqs and spend a night in the mountains. The itinerary ends with three nights in Muscat, giving you time to rest and relax after your time exploring some of Oman’s must-see attractions and sights.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Muscat

Muscat

Welcome to Oman! Touch down into Muscat International Airport where you’ll be met post-immigration and driven directly to your hotel for the next few nights – if you would like to have an early check-in, please ask our travel experts who’ll be able to request this on your behalf.

Day 1: Arrive Muscat

Day 2: Muscat City Tour

Muscat

Today you’ll be taken on a city tour of Muscat, providing you with a chance to explore the sights of the capital where traditional culture meets modern-day metropolis. Start with a visit to the impressive Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque before an introduction to Oman’s history at the privately-owned Bait Al Zubair Museum. A drive along the Corniche gives you a chance to catch a glimpse of the harbour, with stops at two of the city’s best markets along the way – the Fish Souq and Muttrah Souq. Get snap-happy with photo-stops at the Al Alam Palace and 16th century Portuguese forts Mirani and Jalali. Once your tour is over you’ll be returned to your hotel and have the afternoon to spend at your leisure, perhaps continuing with your sightseeing.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 2: Muscat City Tour

Day 3: Muscat – Nakhal - Bilad Sayt - Al Hamra

Muscat – Nakhal – Bilad Sayt – Al Hamra

Leave city life behind as you drive to the traditional town of Nakhal, resting at the foot of the Hajar Mountains and famed for its flourishing date plantations fed by natural spring water. Here you’ll find a fort built around a rocky outcrop in the 1830s with excellent views over the Batinah Plain. Carry on along the steep, winding road through Wadi Bani Awf – not for the faint hearted! – that leads to the charming mountain village of Bilad Sayt with its collection of stone-and-mud buildings scattered along the slopes. You’ll then continue to drive the mountain road until you came to Al Hamra, where you’ll spend the night.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Muscat – Nakhal - Bilad Sayt - Al Hamra

Day 4: Al Hamra – Nizwa – Muscat

Al Hamra – Nizwa – Muscat

The first stop on today’s itinerary is the village of Nizwa, best known for its ancient Fort and Round Tower – we recommend climbing to the top of the tower – and its bustling souq filled with stalls selling pottery, silver jewellery and traditional daggers. Your driver will take you on to the pretty village of Birkat Al Mauz where you can take a quiet stroll through the date plantations; this is a well-known ‘leaping off’ point to hike or 4WD to Wadi Al Madeen – you’ll be doing the second option! After stretching your legs it’s time to get back on the road towards Jebel Al Akhdar, where fruit orchards, mountain-side villages and the scent of roses can found aplenty. Finally, you’ll return to Muscat. Please note, we recommend wearing light clothing and walking shoes on this day.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Al Hamra – Nizwa – Muscat

Day 5: Kempinski Hotel Muscat

Muscat

Over the next three days you’ll be based on the Kempinski Hotel Muscat, a luxury urban beach resort, which is a great base to explore the sights of the capital. If you would prefer to stay in a different hotel, please speak to our Middle East travel experts who’ll be able to suggest alternative accommodation options.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 5: Kempinski Hotel Muscat

Day 6: Kempinski Hotel Muscat

Muscat

Tucked within the exclusive Al Mouj community and overlooking the Gulf of Oman, it’s all-too easy to stay inside the resort’s grounds and make the most of the 5* services and facilities. You may decide to laze beside one of the two swimming pools or head to the chic Zale Beach Club and Lounge where sharing platters and hand-crafted cocktails are served.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 6: Kempinski Hotel Muscat

Day 7: Kempinski Hotel Muscat

Muscat

Feeling the urge to be active? You’ll have plenty of opportunities to be so at Kempinski Hotel Muscat! There’s the tennis court with complimentary rackets and balls, watersports by arrangement in the waters of the Gulf of Oman and even a bowling and entertainment centre. Or if you’re more inclined to rest and relax after your tour round Oman, head to Kempinski The Spa for a rejuvenating treatment.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 7: Kempinski Hotel Muscat

Day 8: Depart Muscat

Depart Muscat

On your final morning in Oman you’ll have time for breakfast before checking out of your hotel and being transferred to the airport in time for your return flight home.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 8: Depart Muscat

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