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ESCORTED TOUR - OMAN: Mountains, Desert & Sea(2020) - 7 D / 6 N

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Great hotels, full board, attractions included with a guide at all time, operated in Italian, French & English. Just BROWSE

ESCORTED TOUR - OMAN: Mountains, Desert & Sea(2020) - 7 D / 6 N Highlights

What are our Guaranteed departures tours offers? We have designed those tours for the passengers that need the full assistance of a guide during all tour. The arrival transfer is done individually by private car. Our aim with that product is to deliver an escorted tours experience with great value using 4 stars hotels…

  • Muscat: Grand Mosque, Muttrah souk
  • Nizwa: Forts and castles
  • Sur: Tiwi, Wadi Shab
  • Wahiba: Wadi bani Khalid
  • Mussanah: Barka, View Hajar mountains

ESCORTED TOUR - OMAN: Mountains, Desert & Sea(2020) - 7 D / 6 N Inclusions

  • 06 nights’ Accommodation, with 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 5 dinners
  • Full time guide Assistance
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer
  • Full day tour of Muscat
  • Visit of Sur & Wahiba Sands
  • Transfer to Wahiba Desert by 4x4 Jeeps
  • Full day tour of Nizwa
  • Visit Bahla /Barka / Nakhl
  • Experience the resort of MILLENIUM and its activities

Tour Exclusions

  • Flights
  • OMAN Visa – payable on arrival for Europeans (20 RO / 52$) for other nationalities to check. (by Air)
  • Porterage
  • Insurance: assistance, cancellation, luggage…
  • Beverages & meals not above mentioned
  • Visits not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses (telephones, minibar etc.…)
  • Tips to the guide & driver (we suggested USD 3 per person per day for the guide and USD 2 per person per day for the driver)

Please Note

  • Children policy: Kids below 4 years are free, Kids 5‐12 years = 50% discount on meals (max. 1child existing bed only)
  • Easy cancellation policy: If cancelled, less than 3 days: we will refund 100%, 2 days & less 100% penalty
  • Need more info to book this package: Email us 24/24 at [email protected] we will assist you at all times.
  • Booking details: Once you book our reservations agent will contact you by email to get your travel info (arrival and departure flights). Then final vouchers will be sent to you with TRANSFERS details, HOTEL confirmation and TOUR vouchers .

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Your Hotel accommodation planned for this trip
Muscat: City Seasons 4*
City Seasons Hotel Muscat redefines the business hotel category in Muscat, combining unparalleled luxury with contemporary elegance and comfort. Located on Al Sultan Qaboos Street, City Seasons Muscat is in the heart of the Capital's diplomatic and commercial district and is an actual milestone to the country’s business accomplishments.

Nizwa: Golden Tulip 4*
Golden Tulip Nizwa Hotel is a 4 star deluxe property built in the charming traditional Omani style architecture. Recently renovated, the hotel is furnished with care and beautiful taste offering all the comforts and amenities for business and leisure travelers alike.

Wahiba: Arabian Oryx 4*
In the heart of the golden sands of Sharqiyah Desert nestled among stunning and ever changing patterns of dunes, Arabian Oryx Camp offering a luxurious Bedouin style accommodation that confines of the private Bathroom, a myriad of free high-end Toiletries are at the guests’ disposal.

Mussanah: Millennium Resort 4*
Enjoy the best of lifestyle resort and leisure, by crystal-blue waters. Millennium Resort Mussanah Oman offers perfect relaxation, with panoramic views over the the Hajar Mountains and Gulf of Oman. The world-class outdoor sporting facilities in our resort in Muscat include an 18-hole mini-golf course, tennis courts, and 5 swimming pools, one of which is exclusive to families

DAY 1: SATURDAY – MUSCAT - ARRIVAL
Arrival at Muscat International airport, after visa (55$ payable on arrival for most nationalities) and immigration formalities our representative will meet and escort the guests to waiting air-conditioned vehicle for transfer to hotel. Overnight in Muscat. Dinner is free.

DAY 2: SUNDAY – MUSCAT (70KM)
Breakfast at your hotel. Join at 09.30 am to start the tour of Muscat. Drive through the beautiful embassy quarter, to reach the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque that has a remarkable architectural achievement. As a contemporary place of worship, it serves as a spiritual landmark for modern Oman, projecting the values and aspirations of the Omani people. As an edifice, it maintains a perfect balance between aesthetics, culture and deeply rooted Islamic tradition. After the visit to the mosque we continue to Bait Baranda museum, which showcase the history of Muscat. Lunch will be served in the city. After lunch, we will visit Old Muscat, surrounded by steep mountains and flanked by twin 16thcentury forts ‘Jalali’ & ‘Mirani’, also see the Al Alam Palace, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos’ residence. We will then proceed to Bait Al Zubair Museum. Bait Al Zubair is itself a part of Muscat heritage. Sheikh Al Zubair who served three former Sultans, founded the house in 1914 and his son Mohammad Al Zubair opened it as a museum in 1998. Its carved doors open into a fortress style reception. The museum includes traditional Omani weaponry, jewelry, costumes, domestic utensils and recreated urban and rural environments. Then drive through the scenic beauty of the corniche, stop at Muttrah - the main port & commercial center, and explore the colorful historic souk. This is a real souk with winding alleys and backstreets and stalls selling all manner of textiles, jewelry, traditional Omani perfumes (bukhoor - made of frankincense), souvenirs and antiques… After that long tour, we will drive back to the hotel. Dinner is at a traditional oriental restaurant, where the smells of grilled meats and of burned apples and roses going out from the “shisha’s” will only confirm the relaxing atmosphere that the OMANI people enjoy. Overnight in Muscat.

DAY 3: MONDAY -MUSCAT -SUR- WAHIBA (340KM)
After breakfast depart for a great adventure trip. Our first stop will be Quriyat, a small fishing village, we will proceed for a real fun – drive through one of the most thrilling sections of Oman's 1,700 KM coastline. Visit the famous Sinkhole, a part of a collapsed mountain filled with sea water then continue driving on the graded road via Fins. Continue your journey and photo stop at TIWI and Wadi Shab. We will continue to Sur, a sea-faring town and a trading port bustling with activity throughout the year. Famed for the fascinating architecture of its old town and shipyards where traditional dhows have been built for centuries at the edge of the bay. Lunch upon arrival in Sur. After a quick tour of Sur, we will continue the coastal road passing through high cliffs and small fishing villages. We will reach at the end of the afternoon the desert of Wahiba Sands – one of the most fascinating and mysterious regions of Oman. We will board 4x4 vehicles and start the adventure in the desert. The vast, ever shifting dunes support an astonishing variety of wildlife and host different kinds of flora and fauna. The quick changing patterns of the dunes are a photographer’s delight. The Wahiba is also home to a few thousand Bedouins, who are known to have inhabited this inhospitable region for at least 7000 years. We will do some dunes bashing as our experienced drivers show their skill on the dune drive which is a thrilling experience. Dinner in the camp with a real desert atmosphere & Overnight in Wahiba Sands.

DAY 4: TUESDAY- WAHIBA SANDS – NIZWA (200KM)
After breakfast, we will enjoy for the last time the desert and its secrets, before we board our 4x4 to return to normal civilization. We will then depart to Wadi Bani Khalid – a lush green valley surrounded by rugged mountains. We will enjoy an incredible view and a chance to capture the scenic beauty with the cameras. We will walk in the wadi to investigate the surrounding area on foot. Departure to NIZWA around noon, we will stop on our way for lunch. After lunch, we will continue to Nizwa, a great city with a great history. On arrival in NIZWA after approximately 2-3 hours, we will start our exploration of Nizwa area by proceeding to the palm groves of Al Hamra. Al Hamra, is also noted for its extraordinary ancient mud houses. We will visit one of oldest house of Sheikh “Bait Al Safa”, which has been restored, decorated and transformed into a lively museum. Check in the hotel. Dinner. Overnight in NIZWA.

DAY 5: WEDNESDAY: NIZWA- MUSSANAH (275 km)
After breakfast, we will continue the visit of Nizwa. Castles are Oman’s most striking cultural landmarks and together with its towers and city walls, they have historically been used as defensive bastion look-out points. It is estimated that there are over 500 Castles and towers in Oman, our visit today will include a few of them which are more remarkable & striking in their architecture & style. The ancient capital of Oman, Nizwa was a seat of learning and the birthplace of Islam in Oman. The 17th century souq famous for the silver jewelry are the major attraction of Nizwa, not to mention the popular & interesting cattle auction, which takes place on every Friday. Built on a scold base of rock, the huge tower was designed to with stand the vibration of 24 cannons Lunch in Nizwa before we move on to Bahla famous for its handmade pottery. Bahla is listed in UNESCO world heritage sites & visit Bahla Fort. We will continue to visit the famous Jabreen Castle, built as a defensive stronghold, The Jabreen is perhaps the finest of Omani castles. The castle has dungeons, passages, rooms and ceilings decorated with fine carvings & paintings. After the visit, we will proceed to proceed to BARKA and MUSSANAH. On arrival to the resort, you will enjoy a welcome drink . You just have reached a small paradise on the edge of the Indian Ocean. The Resort features luxurious rooms, each offering impressive views of the Hajar Mountains, Marina or Gulf of Oman. The resort has many restaurants, a poolside bar serves snacks and a relaxing lounge. You will be able to relax around the 5 pools the resort has or just feel the warm sand on the beach. You can use also the sports complex, walk, and for very good rates, you can just relax yourself in the SPA that has nothing to envy to the largest palaces in the world. In other words, you will be able to pamper yourself for 2 days. You will also be connected for free with free Wi-Fi, complimentary daily newspaper, mineral water in the rooms, and tea coffee making facilities. Dinner at the marvelous buffet & Overnight at the Millennium.

DAY 6: THURSDAY: MUSSANAH –NAKHL – MUSSANAH
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we will enjoy the Indian ocean coast and its beaches as well all the features the hotel offers. Lunch in the resort, and after lunch we will proceed to visit the fort of RUSTAQ and the ancient fort of Nakhl, which was built in the pre-Islamic era, emerging from huge palm groves and protected by the surrounding mountains, it is perfectly positioned for defense. After a look around the fort, we will visit the Nakhl Hot Springs that offer natural hot water just from the heart of the earth. Transfer back to the Hotel. Dinner & Overnight at the Millennium.

DAY 7: FRIDAY: MUSSANAH – MUSCAT AIRPORT - DEPARTURE (80km)
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning at Free to enjoy more your resort, the OMANI sweet way of live. You will enjoy the calm of that area, and an amazing nature. Check out at 12.00 Hrs. Depending of your departure time transfer to the Muscat Airport for the Departure Flight.

Pickup Info

Pick up: Gray Line will pick up its customers in most of the major hotels. The pick up time vary between 1 hour to 15 minutes before the start of the tour. We will confirm you one day earlier a precise time by email.

Drop off: After the tour, our vehicle will drop off the passengers back to the hotel.

Please call 24-48 hours ahead of time to receive your pick-up time. Hotel pick-up may be as early as 1 hour prior to tour start time and be ready in your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time provided

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