Ultimate Oman

  • destination Oman
  • traveltime10 days
  • moneyFrom € 3545,- pp

This fully arranged 10-day trip takes you past the most beautiful areas of one of the most authentic Arab countries, Oman. During this holiday you will visit the highlights of Oman. Your journey starts in the capital Muscat. This city is also known as the white city. You will be introduced to the Arab culture by visiting various local markets and eateries.

From Muscat you travel on off-road routes while you will pass various beautiful wadis. The Omani people often seek relaxation here, it is the perfect place in the middle of nature for a swim or a walk. On the way you will visit several cultural and historical cities such as Rustaq and Nizwa. Energetic souks, historic buildings and a cattle market will take you back to the Middle Ages.

Oman has the most beautiful desert in the world, called Wahiba Sands. We will arrange a special night under the stars. From this vast desert, you continue your way to the Hajar mountains. In Jebel Akhdar, one of the two famous mountains in the Hajar Area, you will stay in one of the most beautiful accommodations of Oman at an altitude of more than 2,000 meters.

During this 10-day trip you will discover breath-taking flora and fauna, authentic culture and amazing hospitality of the local population.

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Itinerary

Flight to Muscat, Oman including airport transfer

After your flight you will meet one of our local representatives at Muscat International Airport. You will be welcomed and the driver will take you to your accommodation in Muscat.

Jebel Akhdar

Jebel Akhdar is also known as the green mountain. It is a great place for rock climing or walk the three village trail; an easy hike at high altitude, following old paths that link mountain villages. Admire terrace shaped farmland and ancient falaj irrigation systems, a great way to experience the western Hajar mountains. You can also visit several special places in the area such as the Diana Point or the Saiq Plateau.

Jebel Akhdar - Wadi Bani Awf - Rustaq - Nakhal - Muscat hand in rental car

Today you will drive the Rustaq route, a beautiful mountain route through the off-road parts of Wadi Bani Awf. You descend from Jebel Akhdar and head for the deserted town of Misfat Al Abriyyin. This unique town is known for her clay houses and the beautiful views. Continue for the Snake Canyon, it will start after the village of Bilad Sayt. The snake canyon is the most exciting part of the off-road route. You drive through the rugged valley towards Rustaq.

You will pass the Town Nakhal, home to one of the most famous forts of Oman. From Nakhal you have a beautiful view over de palmtrees. Optionally you can make a stop at Al Thowarah hotspring, the name ‘Thowarah’ derives from the Arabic word ‘boil’ although there is no danger of burning here as the springs are pleasantly warm.

At the end of the day you will be back in Muscat. We recommend you to leave early this day so that you can fully enjoy this beautiful route.

Muscat optional excursion to Daymaniyat Islands

It is time to relax after your round trip. We can arrange a diving or snorkeling tour to the famous Daymaniyat Islands. This is one of Oman’s snorkeling hotspots. The coral reefs with many colored fish, many many sea turtles and the regular visit of Whale shark along it coasts make the Daymaniyat Islands an absolute must for everyone who loves to dive or snorkel. Afterwards you can visit the Bank Beach Club, just outside of Muscat. This beach club is the newest hotspot with international and asian-inspired dishes. Relax at the pool and enjoy the view.

If you want to attend a performance at the opera house, we can make a reservation for you. In the evening you can have dinner at the Caramel restaurant close to the Opera.

Flight to home country including airport transfer

Unfortunately this is your last day in Oman. Depending on your flight choice, you will have some free time in Muscat before your departure. You will be picked up by our local representative and taken to the airport for your flight home.

Accommodation

Private glamping

Al Wasil During this exclusive experience, you will sleep in a traditional, luxurious Arabian tent. Of course, this is a completely private accommodation. Your dinner will be served under the stars next to a crackling campfire.

Grand Hyatt Muscat

MuscatLocated directly on the sandy Al Qurm Beach, the Grand Hyatt Hotel offers spacious rooms with balconies. The hotel rooms have panoramic views over the Gulf of Oman or the Hajar Mountains.

Golden Tulip Nizwa Hotel

NizwaThe Golden Tulip Nizwa Hotel is a luxurious 4-star hotel with a heated outdoor pool. You have a view over the Al Hajar mountains.

Alila Jabal Akhdar

Hajar mountains Alila Jabal Akhdar is a luxury resort 2000 meters above sea level. It offers beautiful views of the Hajar mountains.

Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve

Sur The Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve is located in Ras Al Jinz, the breeding site for green turtles.

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Add-ons

Extra’s always included when you book a trip with Arabescape.com

  • Stay in unique accommodations
  • 100% tailormade itineraries, all your personal preferences possible.
  • Personalized travelapp with all information about your trip. ( Also available offline.)
  • 24/7 available via our emergency nr.

Details & Prices

Ultimate Oman

  • destination Oman
  • traveltime10 days
  • moneyFrom € 3545,- pp
Included
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • Meet & assist local representative
  • Overnight stays in selected hotels
  • Daily breakfast buffet
  • Car rental with full insurance and without excess
  • Excursions as mentioned in the program
  • Overnight stay in the desert including dinner
  • All taxes and fees
  • Personal travel app with travel route and information
  • An unforgettable experience!
Excluded
  • Other meals and beverages
  • Personal expenses & tips
Optional
  • Snorkeling or diving Daymaniyat Islands
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