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Oman's Treasure Chest

This is your ticket to an exploration of Oman's hidden village, forts, and castles. Join us as we go off and on the beaten track in Oman’s natural wonders. Become an adventurer and discover Oman’s best views, bluest waters, and golden sands over six days.

per adult from

$2,684

AUD

Duration

6 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • Private driver-guide with 4WD
    • Entry/Admission - Jibreen Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Nizwa Fort Oman
    • Entry/Admission - Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve
    What's excluded :
    • Visa

  • Day 1: The Hajar Moutains

    Stop At: Nakhal Fort, Wilayat Nakhal, Nakhl 323 Oman
    Meet your guide in the morning and drive toward the Hajar Mountains via the northern coast. Your first stop is Nakhal, where you can relax at the Ayn Thawarra Hot Springs.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Jebel Akhdar, Al Hajar Mountains Range, Nizwa 611 Oman
    Go a bit further into the lands to enter Wadi Bani Awd, one of Oman's most famous wadis. Enjoy the beautiful scenery with great cliffs and canyons.

    For lunch, you reach the picturesque Bilad Sayt. Perched in the mountains and reachable only with 4WD, it is considered one of Oman's prettiest villages. Have a lovely walk through the town while meeting locals.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Misfat al Abreyeen, Al Hamra Oman
    Eventually, reach another lovely village by the end of the day: Misfat Al Abriyeen. Wander into its beautiful alleys to admire the view over gorgeous agricultural terraces. At night, stay in one of the traditional mud houses built on top of the rocks.
    Duration: 1 minute

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Misfah Old House or similar

    Day 2: Bahla, Jabreen, and Nizwa Forts

    Stop At: Al Hamra, Al Hamra, Ad-Dakhiliyah Governorate
    Today, explore the Jebel Akhdar all the way down to Nizwa. Your first destination is the old town of Al Hamra. This 400 years old village is famous for its mudbrick houses. Surrounded by palm trees, walnuts, and pomegranate trees, it offers stunning views.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bahla Fort, Oasis of Bahla, Nizwa 611 Oman
    After a pleasant walk in the village, go back on the road to discover Oman's most famous forts. Stop for a photoshoot at Bahla Castle, a Unesco site seen as an outstanding example of a fortified oasis.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Jibreen Castle, Jabrin 612 Oman
    After Bahla, discover a more impressive castle: Jabreen, dating back from the 17th century.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Nizwa Fort Oman, Nizwa Oman
    Eventually, visit Nizwa's fort, one of the best examples of ancient Omani castles. For the night, you will rest in the quietness of the Jebel Akhdar.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Sama Hotel Jabal Akhdar (3-star) or similar

    Day 3: The Jebel Akhdar

    Stop At: Jebel Akhdar, Al Hajar Mountains Range, Nizwa 611 Oman
    Today is a full day of mountain exploration and adventures in the Jebel Akhdar! It starts with a photoshoot at Suwajara: This intriguing village is famous for its hidden houses carved into the cliffs. It was home to a remote tribe for more than 500 years. Continue driving to reach the Juniper Tree Park and admire the unfamiliar scenery they create.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Sayq, Sayq, Ad-Dakhiliyah Governorate
    After lunch, reach the abandoned village of Wadi Bani Habib. Explore its streets on foot, discover the traditional architecture of the houses, which contain many stories to be told.

    Continue to Saiq town and the traditional villages of Al Aqr and Al Ayn. From their high level, you can admire the view over the traditional agricultural terracing below. In Al Ayn, discover a very peculiar Unesco site: the Beehive Tomb. For the evening, go back to the peaceful atmosphere of your hotel nestled in the Jebel Akhdar.
    Duration: 4 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Sama Hotel Jabal Akhdar (3-star) or similar

    Day 4: Wahiba Sands

    Stop At: Birkat Al Mouz Ruins, Nizwa Oman
    It's time to leave the mountains for the desert! Say goodbye to the Hajar Mountains with a quick stop at Birkat al Mawz. This picturesque village is full of banana plantations, irrigated by the traditional irrigation system called Aflaj (Unesco listed).
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ibra, Ibra, Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate
    For lunch, stop at Ibra, an ancient city located at the gate of the desert. Visit the Old Quarter and the ruins of Al Munisifeh.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Wahiba Sands, Wahiba Sands, Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate
    Then, enter the immensity of Wahiba Sands' desert. Enjoy the scenery of a horizon of dunes, and experience some light dune bashing with your guide. For the night, stay at a traditional Bedouin camp, where you can experience a camel ride (supplement). Watch the sunset over the dunes, and share a delicious dinner with your hosts before relaxing under the stars.
    Duration: 4 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Safari Desert Camp (2-star) or similar

    Day 5: Ras Al Jinz

    Stop At: Wadi Bani Khalid, Road 23 apprx. 40 km from Bidiyyah Muscat-Sur Road, Muscat 113 Oman
    Says farewell to the Bedouin family and drives to the east coast. Explore Wadi Bani Khalid, one of Oman's most famous wadi. You can swim in its large natural pools and relax under the palm trees.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Sur, Sur, Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate
    Explore the valley before driving to the sea and reach the fishermen's city of Sur. Facing the sea, the perfect scenery for a picnic before visiting its Dhow Boat Yards, where boats are still built the traditional way.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve, Ras Al Jinz, Sur 411 Oman
    In the evening, go to Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve, where the endangered green turtles find refuge. At night, they come to lay their eggs on the beach: A show you might be lucky enough to attend.

    Note: The high season for turtle watching is between May and August. Accordingly, this activity is not guaranteed.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Al Ayjah Plaza Hotel (2-star) or similar

    Day 6: Bimmah Sinkhole and Wadi Shab

    Stop At: Wadi Shab, 50km West of Sur, Sur 411 Oman
    For your last day, enjoy the natural splendors of the eastern coast. First, hike to the famous Wadi Shab. The best way to explore this valley is on foot. An easy 45 minutes' hike unveils caves, natural pools, and waterfalls.

    After your walk, what's best than relaxing by the sea? Fins Beachs offer a perfect setting to swim and enjoy.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Bimmah Sinkhole, Hawiyat Najm Park, Muscat Oman
    Quit Fins to end your trip with one of Oman's most impressive natural wonders: Bimmah Sinkhole. This large and deep natural cave contains a pool of blue water. The legend says that it has been formed by the fall of a star. Eventually, reach Muscat by the end of the day, where your driver drops you off at the location of your choice.
    Duration: 3 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Seeb Airport, Oman
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by 1stQuest

Activity ID: V-257287P10

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