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ESCORTED TOUR OMAN:The Essentials - 5 Days / 4 Nights

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

A fully guided tour with great hotels, attractions and on full board meal plan. These tours are available in English, French,Italian,German and Spanish

OMAN: The Essentials - 5 Days / 4 Nights Highlights

Grayline Guaranteed Escorted Tours are the most convenient and smart option to explore a country. These packages are carefully curated to offer the maximum experience with minimum pricing. The packages are complimented with a full guided assistance throughout the trip with some great choice of hotels, private airport transfers, daily breakfast and city tours. These tours are available in English, French and Italian. Choose your preferred language and enjoy this hassle free tour.

OMAN: The Essentials - 5 Days / 4 Nights Inclusions

  • Personalized meet and greet at the airport by a Grayline staff.
  • A welcome kit is provided upon arrival which includes all essentials to assist you through the trip.
  • Private chauffeur driven transfer from the airport to the hotel and vice versa.
  • Full time assistance of a guide throughout the trip.
  • Full day tour of Muscat.
  • Tour of Sur and Wahiba Sands.
  • Full day tour of Nizwa.
  • Transfer to Wahiba desert in 4x4 Jeeps.
  • Accommodation on bed and breakfast basis in the below mentioned 4* hotels.
  • 24X7 assistance by our Grayline call center for any help or assistance during your stay.
  • A comprehensive travel insurance coverage for all Grayline guests upto $2.5 million.
  • Local VAT included in the price.

Tour Exclusions

  • Flights
  • OMAN Visa – payable on arrival for Europeans (5 RO / 14$) and for other nationalities to check.
  • 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

Please Note

  • Easy cancellation policy: If cancelled 3 days before arrival: no fees. 2 days before arrival: 25%. 1 day before arrival: 50%. Less than 1 day:100%
  • Children policy: Kids below 5 years are free, Kids 6‐12 years = 30% discount (max.2 children in existing bed only). Contact Us for Child Booking.
  • Need more info to book this package: Email us 24/24 at [email protected] we will assist you at all times or call us 24X7 or 0097142555252
  • Booking details: Once you book our reservations agents 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 .
  • Option Extras:Should you wish to extend your stay we have some great prices for extension nights and also a plethora of additional tours, activities and attractions to keep you engaged. Please check the optional extras to extend your stay or to add more tours and excursions.

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Tour Itinerary

Your detailed program will be as below

DAY 1: SATURDAY – MUSCAT - ARRIVAL
Arrival at Muscat airport. Meet & Greet by our representative. Passengers arriving individually will be met and greet and will have a private transfer. Transfer to your hotel by air conditioned vehicle. Dinner on your own.
Overnight in Muscat.

DAY 2: SUNDAY : MUSCAT (70KM)
Breakfast at your hotel. We will start with a briefing meeting at 9h30 am to introduce all the group and the guide and explain the trip. Afterwards ,we 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 the OPERA house to visit this marvelous edifice specially built by the Sultan Qaboos. Lunch will be served in a typical fish restaurant with the locals . 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 OMANI restaurant, where you will experience how OMANI’s eat and taste their cuisine enjoying the relaxing atmosphere that the OMANI people like. Overnight in Muscat.

DAY 3: MONDAY -MUSCAT -SUR- WAHIBA (340KM)
After breakfast depart for a great adventure trip .We will 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 to Wadi Shab where we will stop to admire the marvelous nature , and may be walk a bit in the WADI . Lunch in WADI Shab. We will then 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. 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 do a quick orientation of the city . 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. We will visit the SOUK , and walk around discovering the old city. Check in the hotel. Dinner. Overnight in NIZWA.

DAY 5: WEDNESDAY - NIZWA- MUSCAT– DEPARTURE (150KM)
After breakfast, we will continue the visit of Nizwa. Our first sop will be the charming ancestral village of BIRKAT AL MAWZ at the bottom of the GREEN mountain , JEBEL AKHDAR. Then we will proceed to the Jabreen Fort .The Jabreen Castle, built in 17th century , is one of the finest of its kind. Its magnificent plasterwork, the carved doors and the painted wooden beams of the ceilings makes this castle amazingly different. After we visit the Jabreen castle, we will drive back towards Nizwa passing the JEBEL SHAMS part of the most famous Hajar mountains chain in OMAN. We will pass by the oldest small towns of Oman Bahla with its fort (outside visit). We will stop at the palm groves at Al Hamra to see its Falaj system. we will stop on our way for lunch. After the visit, we will proceed to MUSCAT, the Capital. Evening transfer to Muscat Airport for the departure flight.

Your Hotel accommodation planned for this trip
Below hotels will be booked for this package.

Nizwa : Al Diyar 4*
Offering 2 outdoor pools and free WiFi, Diyar Hotel is located in Nizwa. The historic Nizwa souq is a 6-minute drive from the hotel. Lolo hypermarket is 4 km away

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.

* 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.

Pickup Info

You will be met and assisted by Grayline staff at the airport. You will receive a welcome kit on arrival and later transferred to your hotel by a private car.
Our morning team will pick you up for your excursions daily. We usually pick guest from their hotels 45 – 60 mins prior to the departure of each tour. The exact pick up times will be conveyed to you one day prior to the booked tour.

Our customer service team will be at your disposal at any time before your booking for info and any time after to help you prepare your journey:
Email: [email protected]
Local Tel : 00968 92 804525 (Oman)
Local Tel : 00971 4-255-5292 ext. 131 (UAE)
Whatsapp : 00971 52 465 7191
Toll Free: 800-TOUR (8687)

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