Spend your Christmas in the Sultanate of Oman in 3 days exploring the historical sights and the main attractions in Oman. Enquire you Oman Christmas holiday with best prices and offers
DAY 1: MUSCAT – AMOUAGE FACTORY – WAHIBA (4WD)
pick up at 08:00 AM from Muscat. Proceed to visit Amouage factory. Founded over a quarter of a century ago, Amouage is a nice luxury fragrance house that draws inspiration from its birthplace of the Sultanate of Oman, infusing reference points from a rich and colorful heritage that fires the imagination of all who come into contact with its wonderful products. A picnic lunch box / lunch at local restaurant. Drive to Wahiba Sand via Sinaw & Mudaybi where you will see old mud houses with a deserted souq in the center. Continue to Sinaw, passing numerous small enclosures made of palm fronds that nowadays house goats and sheep. Behind the wall is the Sinaw souq. Wahiba Sands is a vast mass of undulating red and white sand dunes rising up to 200 meters and stretching as far as the eye can see. Enjoy an exhilarating round of dune bashing in 4 WDS. The sands are the traditional homes of the nomads and the Bedouins, so it is common to see them moving through the desert with their camels. In the middle of the desert, stop to visit a Bedouin home. You will spend time and sit with Bedouin, learn their ways and values while enjoying traditional Omani coffee and dates. You are then welcomed to support them by buying the hand made products which they produce and are on sale in the camp (Camel ride optional) The setting in the bare wilderness of the desert emphasizes the beauty of the virgin golden sand dunes surrounding the camp. The camp’s serene environment and simplicity is a wonderful experience after our daily urban lives in the city. Sleep sheltered by Bedouin style accommodation under a roof of starry skies and enjoy the once in a lifetime experience! Enjoy a traditional Arabic meal, Omani coffee and dates. Overnight at Arabian Oryx Camp, Desert Camp.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
DAY 2: WAHIBA – WADI BANI KHALID – SUR - RAS AL JINZ (4WD)
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. 08:00 AM – pick up from the hotel In sharp contrast with desert is Wadi Bani Khalid, a beautiful Wadi indeed. The wadi has clear deep blue waters, where the shades of the palm trees are inviting for a relaxing siesta! Catch a glimpse of the pretty villages scattered all over Wadi Bani Khalid as they cling precariously to the slopes of the rugged mountain-side (Please bring along your swimwear, the clear waters of the Wadi are very inviting! Also please note that light clothing and walking shoes may be more suitable on this trip). A picnic lunch box / lunch at local restaurant en route In Sur visit the fishermen‟s harbor and witness the fishermen in action. Proceed on to the Dhow building yard. Dhows are traditional Omani wooden fisher boats that are even today, built by hand. Check-in to hotel. After a refreshing shower and dinner assemble in the main lobby of the Carapace research Centre around 21:00 hrs where the rangers will divide you into groups of 10-15 people. Proceed on a 15 min walk to the place where the green turtles nest on the calm beaches of Ras Al Jinz. The turtles can be seen late at night (21hrs to 23hrs) OR early in the morning (about 04 am). Enjoy this natural phenomenon an experience that is guaranteed to stay in your memory for a long time.Overnight at Carapace research Centre.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
DAY 3: RAS AL JINZ – COASTAL ROAD – MUSCAT (4WD)
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. 08:00 AM – pick up from the hotel Start your journey back to Muscat. Continue via Qalhat where Bibi Miriam’s tomb (photo stop) is located. Proceed to Wadi Shab where beautiful clear pools of the wadi oasis are a serene and rewarding sight in the otherwise barren environment. After visiting the Wadi – proceed to the white beaches of Finns where a picnic lunch box will be served. Also see the Bimah Sinkhole, a natural hole in the round created by a collapsing mountain. The hole is filled with blue-green sea water. Finally we pass through the village of Quriyat, guarded by its 18th century fort and return to Muscat.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
- Meet and greet service by our drivers at airports
- All transfers by a modern air-conditioned vehicle
- Accommodation in selected hotels for 2 nights
- All sightseeing private tours as mentioned in the above itinerary
- 3 picnic lunches / lunch at local restaurant day
- 1 dinner at Arabian Oryx Camp
- Still drinking water on board during the trips
- 4x4 safari at Wahiba Sands
- English speaking driver during the tours
- Entrance fees to all sites as indicated in the itinerary
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
- All service charges and taxes
- International Airfare
- Entry visa to Sultanate Oman
- The Gala dinner
- Personal spendings
- Optional activities
Accommodation Plan :
- Arabian Oryx Camp, Desert Camp.
- Overnight at Carapace research Centre.
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Prices:Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and valid till September 30.2015, except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays. The price of Solo is valid for solo traveller who is travelling alone.
Children Policy:0 - 2.99 Free of Charge
3 - 5.99 pay 25% of tour price
6 - 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.
Payment Policy:Reservations should be made as early as possible to book your desired Oman tour, spaces will be secured upon receive a deposit of 25 %, and during the Christmas and New Year holidays and tour packages the required deposit is 50%. This deposit forms part of your final payment. Deposits can only be made by credit cards, wire transfer and or Western Union
Oman Entry Visa:You need to have a valid passport at least 6 months beyond your scheduled return date to enter Oman. The cost of single entry visa is OMR5 (around £8) for 10 days obtained upon arrival at the airport.For more info on entry visa to Oman please check with the Oman consulate or embassy at your country.
Tipping:It is a customary attitude for expressing ones satisfaction of good services rendered to him by staff on duty with him. We advise if you are willing to offer it, this would be great and if not, you are not obliged to do it
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