Explore Oman with a choice of our handpicked 3*, 4* or 5* hotels complimented with private transfers, breakfast and city tours (Choice of 5 languages)
Guest will have the opportunity to visit Oman using our guaranteed FIT Tour formula. This tour departs daily and are inclusive of private transfers, hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast basis and sharing city tours in a language of your choice available in 10 languages (ENG,FRE,GER,ITL,POR,SPN,CHI,JPN,KOR,RUS). Guests will be benefiting from a great package, but they will be travelling individually, not in a group.
Your detailed program will be as below
DAY 1: MUSCAT - ARRIVAL
Meet & Greet at the airport by the Gray Line staff. Arrival transfer by private vehicle to your hotel.
Overnight stay in Muscat.
DAY 2: MUSCAT
Breakfast in Hotel. This morning we will start with a Half Day City Tour of Muscat. You will be picked up from your hotel between 08:00 and 08:30 am. Breakfast in Hotel. Muscat is a beautiful city which lies in a maze of brown pleated Mountains. Lulled by the Arabian Sea, the city has undergone dramatic development in the past two or three decades. However, Muscat takes pride in the fact that it has preserved its lustrous culture & heritage. Our visit starts with a tour of the grand mosque, which is an architectural marvel and perhaps the new landmark of the city. The drive continues through the ministries' area, where you can see a number of modern buildings with touches of ancient, Islamic architecture. We will then visit the fish market and the folkloric Muttrah souk, with its narrow covered alleys where you can smell exotic aromas of mounds of spices, coffee beans, and ancient remedies, all enticing perfumes that fill the air. Next, engage in a visit to the Bait Al Zubair Museum, which has a fine exhibit of Omani history and culture, encompassing all of the areas traditional values. You will also have a photo-stop at the magnificent Al Alam Palace (the official residence of Sultan Qaboos) flanked by the twin Portuguese forts of Mirani & Jalali. Post tour you will be dropped back at the hotel by 13:00 hrs.
Rest of the day free at leisure.
Overnight stay in Muscat.
DAY 3: MUSCAT – NIZWA – MUSCAT
Breakfast in hotel. We start in the morning at 8.30 am to drive to the historic town of Nizwa, Forts and castles are Oman’s most striking cultural landmarks and together with its towers and city walls, have historically been used as defensive look-out points. It is estimated that there are over 500 forts, castles and towers in Oman. Our today visit will include a few of the ones which are more remarkable & striking in their architecture & style. We start in the morning at 9 am to drive to the historic town of Nizwa, Oman’s cultural capital. Our first sop will be the charming ancestral village of BIRKAT AL MAWZ at the bottom of the GREEN mountain. JEBEL AKHDAR. We will then head to visit the beautiful Nizwa center with its Fort ( outside visit ) and its massive circular cannon Tower, making it one of the most impressive forts in Oman. We will walk through the traditional Nizwa Souq. Lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch we will proceed to the Jabreen Fort .The Jabrin 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 Jabrin castle, we will drive towards the JEBEL SHAMS one of the most famous mountains in OMAN , passing one of the oldest small towns of Oman Bahla with its fort ( outside visit ) , before we reach back NIZWA downtown , from where we will drive smoothly to Muscat after a long day !
Overnight stay in Muscat.
DAY 4: MUSCAT – NAKHL - MUSCAT
Breakfast in hotel. Being a rare blend of ancient & modern, Muscat is a beautiful city which lies in a maze of brown pleated Mountains. Lulled by the Arabian Sea, the city has undergone dramatic development in the past two or three decades. However, Muscat takes pride in the fact that it has preserved its lustrous culture & heritage. Our visit starts with a tour of the grand mosque, which is an architectural marvel and perhaps the new landmark of the city. The drive continues through the ministries' area, where you can see a number of modern buildings with touches of ancient, Islamic architecture. We will then visit the fish market and the folkloric Muttrah souk, with its narrow covered alleys where you can smell exotic aromas of mounds of spices, coffee beans, and ancient remedies, all enticing perfumes that fill the air. Next, engage in a visit to the Bait Al Zubair Museum, which has a fine exhibit of Omani history and culture, encompassing all of the areas traditional values. You will also have a photo-stop at the magnificent Al Alam Palace (the official residence of Sultan Qaboos) flanked by the twin Portuguese forts of Mirani & Jalali. Lunch is Free. In the afternoon, we proceed to Nakhl is a typical Omani village. It lies at the foothills of the mountains near an abundant source of water, which irrigates extensive date palm plantations. Nakhl Tour start by driving towards Nakhl Fort. As you approach Nakhl, keep an eye out on the fortress that sits on a hillock outside the town. The fort’s origin is pre-Islamic with major contributions by the Al Ya’ruba and the Al Bu Sayed dynasties. We will visit the fort ,and the mineral-laden hot springs water in Nakhl (Al Thowarah Hot Spring). Then we drive back through Seeb souq by the seaside before reaching Muscat at the end of the day.
Overnight stay in Muscat.
Day 5: MUSCAT – WADI SHAB – MUSCAT
Breakfast in hotel. We start in the morning at 8.30 am to drive through the mountainous and desert landscape . We will pass the coastal township of Quriyat before we reach WADI SHAB after approximately 1h30 drive.Our guide will take you for a great walk of 45mn to reach the natural pools and the cave . We will allow time for you to swim in the area's clear, sparkling waters , then we return to the base walking another 45mn .We will spend 3 hours in the WADI . Lunch will be a the Wadi Shab resort. After lunch , we will continue travelling through the village of Finns and its famous white sand beaches ,photo stop , and we drive the coastal scenic route to reach the dramatic Bimah Sinkhole, a miracle of nature , where again you will be able to swim in its half salted water . Then will commence our journey back to Muscat in a smooth drive after that active nature day of OMAN . Tour will end in Shatti Al Qurum , then we transfer you back to your hotel.
Advice for that tour : Sports style dress code Tennis shoes, swimming suit, hat, towels, shorts & backpack ... Walk is long but easy to do for all ages, starting 5 years old.
Overnight stay in Muscat.
DAY 6: MUSCAT
Breakfast in the hotel. This morning we proceed to Dolphin cruise, The coast of Oman is blessed with a variety of Dolphins & whales, which consist of about 21 different species, including the Blue whale, which is seldom seen anywhere else in the world. In this tour, our Gray line staff will transfer you from your hotel to the jetty, where you will be able to take your boat and go on your search through the sea for these friendly creatures. While it is not guaranteed that you would spot dolphins on every trip, this is an enjoyable experience aboard the sea, where you will search to find the dolphins, and if you're lucky enough, even spot a whale, while our onboard cetacean specialist enlightens you with vast knowledge about these Interesting marine mammals.. Lunch will be on your own.
In the Evening 6.30 pm pick-up from your hotel, head to the Sultan’s Palace (Al Alam Palace) to take a photo of the gates and colonnaded approach. The palace is today largely used for ceremonial purposes. Drive towards the Corniche. Admire the city's attractive illuminated harbor area. Then go to the Muttrah Souq to discover a mix of the old and new along with a myriad sights, sounds and fragrances from everyday life. Do a little souvenir shopping and continue to visit the and look at the most prominent landmark in Muscat We will make photo stop at Mohammed Al Ameen Mosque also and move to Royal Opera house for a photo stop. Enjoy dinner at traditional restaurant.
Overnight stay in MUSCAT.
DAY 7: MUSCAT – DEPARTURE
Breakfast in hotel. Timely transfer to the airport to catch your onward flight. Your private chauffeur will drop you at the Muscat Airport as per your flight schedule.
Your Hotels accommodation planned for this trip will be:
Below hotels will be booked for this package :
Muscat: Sheraton Oman Hotel 5*
A tribute to the rich, cultural, heritage and time honored values of Oman, the Sheraton Oman Hotel is located in the heart of the city, close to the airport and is seamlessly connected to the Muscat Grand Mall. Centrally located in the business, government, and diplomatic district, Sheraton Oman is uniquely convenient. Our 296 rooms and suites, and 32 spacious apartments, are all luxuriously appointed with everything you need. At our rejuvenating Zanta spa, you can indulge all of your senses. And if you’re here for business, our range of meeting rooms, Executive Lounge with panoramic views of the city, will ensure a productive time. Stay with us for a complete Muscat experience.
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.
* Muscat: Tulip Inn Hotel 3*
The Tulip Inn is 1 km from Qurum Public Beach on the Gulf of Oman. It features a modern fitness centre, a sauna and a steam room. Some rooms have a private balcony.
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.
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