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8 Day itinerary in Oman, Middle East

Round Trip Experience Magical Oman

Enjoy 8 beautiful days around Oman. Experience the local life, visit different Souqs, visit local families and so much more! Experiencing sunset in desert is a memory you will never forget!

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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

Visit markets

Meet local people

Rural home stays

Indigenous culture

Outdoors & Nature

Culture & Arts

Classic Sights

Start / End

Highlights

1

Muscat City tour

2

Explore deserts & watch mesmerizing sunsets

3

Visit a Bedouin family

4

Explore Nizwa

Itinerary

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Day 1

place Arrival Day

Our Chauffeur welcomes you upon arrival for the transfer to your hotel in Muscat.

Accommodation:

  • Mid-Range Accommodation: Ramada Encore by Wyndham Muscat Al-Ghubra
Day 2

place Muscat City tour

We introduce you to Muscat during a half day city tour. It 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, 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.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Mid-Range Accommodation: Ramada Encore by Wyndham Muscat Al-Ghubra
Day 3

place Head to Ras Al Hadd

After breakfast, enjoy the drive along the coast towards Bimah Sinkhole, Wadi Tiwi until Sur which is an ancient boat building capital of the region. Depending on the season, turtle watching could be experienced (additional fee).

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Mid-Range Accommodation: Turtle Beach Resort
Day 4

place Head to desert and enjoy a mesmerizing sunset

On the way to the desert, we will stop in Wadi Bani Khalid to walk over the falaj into this beautiful oasis with its clear blue water pools. Enjoy the ride up the desert dunes for a stunning sunset later in the day.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Mid-Range Accommodation: Sama Al Wasil Camp
Day 5

place Visit the UNESCO Falaj Al Katmain

After breakfast, visit a Bedouin family and experience the life in the desert, they provide the option to ride a camel. We continue to Birkat Al Mouz to visit the UNESCO Falaj Al Katmain and drive under date palm trees before we drive up the majestic mountain range Jabal Akhdar on 2,000 meters height. The cool climate is perfect to walk along the falaj and through the ancient villages.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Mid-Range Accommodation: Sama Hotel Jabal Akhdar فندق سما الجبل الاخضر
Day 6

place Head to Nizwa

We drive to Bahla for a photo stop of a panoramic view before we visit the famous castle of Jabreen, built between 16th to 17th centuries by Imam Balʿarab ibn Sultan. Continue to Misfah with its mud buildings and agricultural terraces on 1,000 meters height before heading to Nizwa for overnight.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Mid-Range Accommodation: Intercity Hotel Nizwa
Day 7

place Explore Nizwa and head back to Muscat

Visit the local Souq that is renowned for its hand-carved “Khanjars” (daggers), dates souk, pottery, ornamental silver jewelers and much more. We continue to Wadi Bani Awf where the off-road adventure is awaiting you. After crossing the majestic mountains, the Batinah region is welcoming us and we visit the ancient Al Hazm castle on the way back to Muscat.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Mid-Range Accommodation: Ramada Encore by Wyndham Muscat Al-Ghubra
Day 8

place Departure Day

Enjoy the hotel facilities until the Chauffeur will pick you up for the transfer to the airport.

Meals: Breakfast

What’s Included

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  • Ramada Encore by Wyndham Muscat Al-Ghubra
  • Sama Al Wasil Camp
  • Turtle Beach Resort
  • Sama Hotel Jabal Akhdar فندق سما الجبل الاخضر
  • Intercity Hotel Nizwa

Meals expand_less

  • Breakfast (7)
  • Dinner (3)

Transport expand_less

  • As per itinerary

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  • As per itinerary

Not Included expand_less

  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips & Gratitudes
  • Other Meals/Drinks
  • Visa fees
  • 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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