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14 Day itinerary in Oman, Middle East

A Family Journey to Oman

Experience a family journey to Oman in 11 nights and 12 days. A memorable tour for family of 2 adults and 2 kids below 12.

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Overview

Physical Difficulty

Easy
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Recommended Age

Everyone

Operated in

English

GUIDANCE

Driver as a Guide

starting point

Muscat

trip type

Private

trip attributes

Hiking

Indigenous culture

Outdoors & Nature

Beach & Sea

Start

End

Highlights

1

Explore Nizwa

2

Muscat City tour

3

Explore deserts & watch mesmerizing sunsets

4

Visit a Bedouin family

Itinerary

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Day 1

place Arrival Meet and greet with the driver and transfer to your hotel for check-in in Muscat.

Meet and greet with the driver and transfer to your hotel for check-in.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 2

place Muscat City Tour

Muscat City Tour begins with a visit of the majestic Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, a religious landmark of Muscat and splendor of unique Islamic architecture (Ladies should cover their head with a scarf and wear long-sleeved clothes. Men should wear long trousers and t-shirt with sleeves, kids are allowed in company with parents from 7 years and above, the mosque is closed on Friday). We continue to Mutrah Souq, which is a great opportunity to buy frankincense, gold, silver and other souvenirs. Enjoy the drive along the beautiful Corniche to old Muscat for a photo stop at Al Alam Palace. On the way back to the hotel, we stop for a picture at the Royal Opera House.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3

place Day trip to Batinah area

The day trip begins with a drive to Barka where you visit the local fishmarket before you continue to Nakhl for a photostop of Nakhl Fort (from outside) and to the Ain Al Thawarah hot springs. You stop at Bait Al Ghasham Museum that hosted royalty in its 200-years history. Now the restored, mud-brick house has been converted into an interesting museum and hosts cultural events. Enjoy the visit and authentic Omani lunch experience before you head back to Muscat.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4

place Head to Nizwa

After breakfast, start the tour with a drive to Jabreen castle (entrance fee OMR 3 per person), built between 16th to 17th centuries by Imam Balʿarab ibn Sultan. You continue to Bahla to admire the fortified city, Al Hamra which is a 400 years old village and further to Misfah Al Abriyeen, a pretty mountain village with stone dwellings still in existence. Continue to Nizwa for Check-in

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5

place Head to Jabal Akhdar

In the morning, visit the local Souq that is renowned for its hand-carved “Khanjars” (daggers), dates souk, pottery, ornamental silver jewelers and much more. Nizwa Fort is a castle with a huge cylindrical tower built in the 17th century (OMR 5 per person entrance fee). Drive to Birkat Al Mouz to visit the UNESCO falaj Al Katmain and enjoy a drive through the palm plantations. Continue to Jebel Akhdar on 2000 meters above sea level that is known as the green jewel of the Al Hajar mountain ranges. Visit the villages of Saiq (the village of the old houses), Al Ain landscape and Dianna Point view.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6

place Head to desert and enjoy a mesmerizing sunset

Drive in around 3 hours to Wahiba Sands, located in the Al Sharqiya region. Experience sand dunes rising up to 200 meters that are also host to a variety of flora and fauna.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7

place Wadi Bani Khalid – Wahiba Sands

Drive around 1.5h to Wadi Bani Khalid, a famous Wadi with clear deep blue water pools. Experience this oasis with a short trekking or/and swimming. (Please wear covered clothes for both women and men in addition to your swimsuit.) Return to the desert camp in Wahiba Sands.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8

place Head to Wahiba to Ras Al Had

After breakfast, start from Wahiba to Sur and visit its famous Dhow Factory, where they still build traditional Arabian ships. Ras Al Hadd is one of the turtle nesting areas where you can experience turtle watching after dinner (depending on the season & nature, it is not guaranteed to see turtles).

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9

place Head to Coastal Road to Muscat

Drive along the coastline and stop at Wadi Tiwi, adjacent to the very popular Wadi Shab but unique in its own way with numerous farms and plantations. Visit a huge sinkhole known as the Bimmah Sinkhole, specular limestone crater with blue green water at the bottom and off road to Wadi Arbeieen with its deep pools of water set among the date palms, before heading to Muscat for your beach stay.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10

place Free Time in Muscat

Enjoy the hotel facilities and time at leisure. Optional you can add a boat trip or other activities.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast

Day 11

place Free Time in Muscat

Enjoy the hotel facilities and time at leisure. Optional you can add a boat trip or other activities.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 12

place Free Time in Muscat

Enjoy the hotel facilities and time at leisure. Optional you can add a boat trip or other activities.

Day 13

place Free Time in Muscat

Enjoy the hotel facilities and time at leisure. Optional you can add a boat trip or other activities.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 14

place Departure

Check out at the hotel and the driver will pick you up from the hotel to Muscat International airport for the departure.

Meals: Breakfast

What’s Included

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  • Breakfast (13)
  • Dinner (4)

Transport expand_less

  • as per itinerary

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  • as per itinerary

Not Included expand_less

  • travel insurance
  • Tips & Gratitudes
  • Other Meals/Drinks
  • Visa fees
  • personal expense
  • Flight Ticket

About Jasmin

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Expertise: 

Kayaking

Hiking

Snorkeling/Diving

Visit markets

Meet local people

Rural home stays

Indigenous culture

Yoga

Wellness retreat

Outdoors & Nature

Food & Drink

Beach & Sea

Jasmin Nutt is the Managing Director of Al Maamari Tours since 2021. She was working as a travel agent in her home country Switzerland until 2016, before joining the Sales Team of a luxury hotel chain in Oman from 2016-2020.

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