Memphis Tours will take you on an action packed two-day excursion along the Omani coast. Visit charming villages and take in beautiful beaches and oases. Enjoy a nighttime visit to a beach where sea turtles nest to see them hatching and go off-roading in the desert.
Your trip will start with a drive to Quriyat, a stunning fishing village south of Muscat. You will be able to see the village and the beautiful harbor before continuing off of the paved roads to Bimah Sinkhole. This limestone crater was formed many years ago when a cave collapsed, but today it offers a beautiful setting for you to enjoy a swim. After relaxing in the water for a short time, you will continue to Fins Beach. This will be another chance to swim and take in the stunning beauty of the pure white sand. Later you will drive to Wadi Shab and Wadi Tiwi (‘wadi’ is the Arabic word for valley), where you will stop to enjoy a picnic lunch in an oasis, before continuing toward Sur, another coastal village where you can still see fishermen working in the harbor. In Sur, you will visit a shipyard to see how the traditional Omani fishing boats (called dhows) are built before heading to you hotel to relax until night falls. Around 21:00, you will assemble in the lobby to prepare to visit Ras Al Jinz, a beach near the hotel where sea turtles lay their eggs. You will be able to see the hatchlings making their way to the ocean from approximately 21:00 to 23:00 (and then again around 04:00 in the morning if you are interested). Returning to your hotel after witnessing this incredible natural phenomenon, you will spend the night. In the morning breakfast will be served before you head to Wahiba Sands to off-roading on the dunes. You will have lunch in a local restaurant as you make your way back Muscat where your trip will end with your guide dropping you off at your hotel in the early afternoon.
- Pick up from and return to your hotel
- All transfers in an air-conditioned 4x4
- Accommodation for 1 night in a 4-star hotel with breakfast and dinner
- English speaking driver and guide during tours
- Entrance fees at all the mentioned sites
- Lunch at a local restaurant
- All taxes & service charge
- Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
- Personal Spending
Prices:Tour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in Euro or British pound.The prices quoted per person per tour all inclusive and prices are always updated to ensure you receive the lowest price possible. Once your tour is confirmed we guarantee the price will not be changed.
Children Policy:0 - 1.99 Free of Charge
2 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person
If your sightseeing tours include domestic flights or ferry boat, an extra supplement for your child may apply.
Deposit and Balance of Payment:A down payment (25%) will be required when confirming your booking as requested and can be paid by credit or debit card (Visa / MasterCard) via Verisign Secured payment system on our website. The balance of payment (75%) will be required on arrival / pick up, to be paid to your tour director by credit / debit card or in cash.
Tour Voucher:After your tour is confirmed we will email final confirmation and voucher to print and bring with you. Details will include contact numbers of your tour operator and customer care and additional information for your convenience.
Cancellation Policy:Memphis Tours does not charge a cancellation fee for tours and excursions cancelled for ‘force majeure’ reasons such as volcanoes, earthquakes, or reasons beyond control. If cancellation happens due to personal or business reasons and Memphis Tours has already incurred costs on your behalf, these costs will be transferred to you
Best Time to Visit Oman
Oman’s climate is typical of the Arabian Peninsula with blisteringly hot summers and Mediterranean winters. During the summer months almost the entire country is hot; the thermometer can often nudge up into the 40°C. The winter months are pleasantly temperate, daytime temperatures rarely climbing much above 30°C. Temperatures are considerably cooler in the mountains than on the coast
Flying to Oman
Oman Air (Scheduled Airlines only)
14 Hours, 38 Minutes from New York
15 Hours, 35 Minutes from Washington
Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival for non-restricted nationalities
No mandatory vaccinations
Conservative dress is advisable for both men and women - More relaxed clothing in the Gulf of Oman like Muscat and Salalah