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Your guide will meet you at your hotel in Muscat at 08:00 and drive you to the Barka to see the fish market where the day’s fresh catch is bartered for and sold. Afterward, you will proceed to Rustaq and Nakhl. The oasis of Rustaq has been famous for thousands of years for its hot springs, which are said to have healing properties. The oasis was first settled under pre-Islamic Persian rule and Al Hazm Fort incorporates elements from this period as well and extensive fortifications built during the 17th and 18th centuries. After touring the fort, you will continue to the hilltop fort of Nakhl. This site also dates back to the pre-Islamic period, but he existing fortress was rebuilt in the 17th century. Afterward you will visit Al Thowara Oasis to enjoy a picnic lunch in the palm groves before before driving back to Muscat. The tour will last approximately 8 hours and you will be back at your hotel by late afternoon.
What's Included:
  • Pick up from and return to your hotel
  • All transfers in an air-conditioned coach
  • English speaking driver and guide during tours
  • Traditional or picnic lunch
  • Entrance fees at all the mentioned sites
  • All taxes & service charge
What's Excluded:
  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal Spending
  • Tipping
N.B: Rates are not valid from Al Sawadi Hotel / Al Nahda Hotel (Additional charges 45$ per person)

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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)
Flying Time
14 Hours, 38 Minutes from New York
15 Hours, 35 Minutes from Washington
Time Difference
GMT +4 hours
Visas
Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival for non-restricted nationalities
Health Requirements
No mandatory vaccinations
Clothing
Conservative dress is advisable for both men and women - More relaxed clothing in the Gulf of Oman like Muscat and Salalah
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