Classic Oman - Private Tour
This leisurely tour takes in the attractions of the eclectic capital of Muscat and the untouched coastline, mountains, deserts and wadis that abound throughout the country. Visit striking cultural landmarks and picturesque sites and spend a night in a typical desert camp with a traditional Arabian meal.
Daytime flight from London Heathrow to Oman and transfer on arrival to Muscat for an overnight stay.
Meet your driver/guide and begin the tour. Visit the Grand Mosque, the biggest mosque in the country (open Sat – Thur), the World Heritage Site at Bahla Fort and 17th century Jabreen Castle, Oman’s finest castle. Continue on to Jabal Shams, the highest peak in Oman, reaching 3,009 metres for an overnight stay, with time for a walk to see the Grand Canyon.
Visit the Bait Al Safah Museum for an authentic overview of Omani culture and heritage en route to the oasis city of Nizwa for an overnight stay. Here you will have time to explore Nizwa Fort where a twisting staircase leads to the top of the 17th century tower for magnificent views, and the souq.
See the old mud houses in Ibra before reaching the Wahiba Desert, or Sea of Sand, for a thrilling experience - an overnight stay in a desert camp. Experience the drama of dune driving and star gaze after dinner in the clear night skies.
Drive through the scenic mountains to Wadi Bani Khalid, a striking contrast to the desert with date and palm trees and clear pools of water where you can swim. Continue on to Wadi Shab, the ‘gorge between cliffs’ for a walk before heading on to Muscat for a 2 night stay. A half day city tour to Bait Al Zubair Museum and along the Corniche to Mutrah Souq is included. An optional dolphin watching cruise can be arranged.
Transfer to the airport for the daytime flight back to London. For some post tour relaxation, we would recommend flying down to Zanzibar, which was once governed by Oman’s sultans. There are regular direct flights from Muscat to the Spice Island.
4 and 5 star accommodation options are available on this tour depending on budget, we are happy to advise.
Please call for a tailor-made quotation.