Oman Package and Desert Adventure

7 Days / 6 Nights
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$1620
Oman Adventure Tour in 7 days to enjoy its Desert Safari by 4x4 with Memphis Tours. Firstly we will start by Muscat attractions and souqs then continue to Sur, a sea-faring town with activity throughout the year. Then explore the Omani Desert Safari by 4x4 starting from Ras Al Hadd, Wadi Bani Khaled, Wahiba Sands, Jebal Shams and ending by Nizwa and Bahla.
Tour Highlights

Trip type : Private Tours

Trip runs : Every Day

DAY 1: MUSCAT (ARRIVAL)

Your tour manager will meet & assist you at Muscat International Airport after luggage & customs area, and then he will escort you to your hotel in Muscat.
Meals: Welcome drink

DAY 2: MUSCAT [70 km]

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive through the beautiful embassy quarter enroute the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque that has a remarkable architectural achievement. As a contemporary place of worship it serves as a spiritual landmark for modern Oman, projecting the values and aspirations of the Omani people. As an edifice, it maintains a perfect balance between aesthetics, culture and deeply rooted Islamic tradition. After the visit to the mosque we continue to Bait Baranda museum, which showcase the history of Muscat. Lunch will be served in the city. After lunch, we will visit Old Muscat, surrounded by steep mountains and flanked by twin 16thcentury forts ‘Jalali’ & ‘Mirani’, also see the Al Alam Palace, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos’ residence. We will then proceed to Bait Al Zubair Museum. Bait Al Zubair is itself a part of Muscat heritage. Sheikh Al Zubair who served three former Sultans, founded the house in 1914 and his son Mohammad Al Zubair opened it as a museum in 1998. It’s carved doors opens up into a fortress style reception. The museum includes traditional Omani weaponry, jewellery, costumes, domestic utensils and recreated urban and rural environments.
Then drive through the scenic beauty of the corniche, stop at Muttrah - the main port & commercial centre, and explore the colorful historic souk. This is a real souk with winding alleys and backstreets and stalls selling all manner of textiles, jewelry, traditional Omani perfumes (bukhoor - made of frankincense), souvenirs and antiques… After that long tour , we will drive back to the hotel. Dinner at a traditional oriental restaurant , where the smells of grilled meats and of burned apples and roses going out from the “shi-shas” will only confirm the relaxing atmosphere that the OMANI people enjoy. Overnight in Muscat.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: MUSCAT - SUR - RAS AL HADD – BY 4X4 (340 km)

After breakfast depart by four wheel drive for the adventure trip. Our first stop will be Quriyat, a small fishing village, then proceed for a real fun – drive through one of the most thrilling sections of Oman's 1,700 KM coastline. Visit the famous Sinkhole, a part of a collapsed mountain filled with sea water then continue driving on the graded road via Fins, stop and enjoy swimming. Continue your journey and photo stop at TIWI and Wadi Shab (damaged by the cyclone). Picnic lunch will be served enroute. Move on to Qalhat, the oldest town in Oman, believed to be destroyed by a huge earthquake. Today only remnants of the city walls remain, giving an impression of how the old town must have been. Continue to Sur, a sea-faring town and a trading port bustling with activity throughout the year. Famed for the fascinating architecture of its old town and shipyards where traditional dhows have been built for centuries at the edge of the bay. After a quick tour of Sur, continue on the coastal road passing through high cliffs and small fishing villages – reach Ras Al Hadd for our overnight stay. Dinner in the hotel . At night, is one of the highlights of our trip, a unique experience that will happen only in the middle of the night. We will visit the turtle reserve with the possibility of watching the turtles laying their eggs at night. Overnight in Ras Al Hadd.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: RAS AL HADD - WADI BANI KHALID - WAHIBA SANDS – BY 4X4 (290 km)

Early morning enjoy the sunrise and a swim on the beach. After breakfast we depart to Wadi Bani Khalid – a lush green valley surrounded by rugged mountains. Enjoy an incredible view and a chance to capture the scenic beauty with your camera. Investigate the surrounding area on foot. A pique nique lunch will be organized in the WADI around trees and water. After lunch we will continue to Wahiba Sands – one of the most fascinating and mysterious regions of Oman. The vast, ever shifting dunes support an astonishing variety of wildlife and host different kinds of flora and fauna. The quick changing patterns of the dunes are a photographer’s delight. The Wahiba is also home to a few thousand Bedouins, who are known to have inhabited this inhospitable region for at least 7000 years. Go dunes bashing as our experienced drivers show their skill on the dune drive which is a thrilling experience. Dinner & Overnight in Wahiba Sands. (Or Nizwa as per dates below)
*During the WINTER (from 01 OCT until 30 MAY) the overnight will be in Wahiba Sands
*During the SUMMER (from 01 JUNE until 30 SEP) the overnight will be in Nizwa due to closure of campsite in Wahiba
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: WAHIBA SANDS - JEBAL SHAMS – NIZWA – BY 4X4 (450 km)

This morning after breakfast proceed to Nizwa. We will start our exploration of Nizwa area by proceeding to Wadi Ghul for a photo stop, the graded track leads to a fascinating village surrounded by dramatic mountain ranges. The Wadi stands out against the brown mountains and the village nestles at the foot of the hills. Continue on a mountain track toward Jebal Shams, one of the highest peaks in the region also known as ‘the Mountain of the Sun’. The road, twisting and curving around the contours, rises over 2000 meters! The uniqueness of this place is the incredible views of the mountains and rugged landscape. We will stop for lunch in the small village of MISFAH where we will enjoy a typical OMANI meal, on the menu the traditional KABSA which is chicken or meat combined with rice and a mixture of perfumed spices from the orient. On the return trip visit the old village of Al Hamra, is also noted for its extraordinary ancient mud houses. We will visit one of oldest house of Sheikh “Bait Al Safa”, which has been restored and decorated and transform into a lively museum. Dinner in hotel. Overnight in Nizwa.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: NIZWA – BAHLA – MUSCAT – BY 4X4 (330 km)

After breakfast at the hotel, depart to visit the 17th century Nizwa fort and the bustling souk known for its silver and copper handicrafts famous for its artistic crafting. Proceed to the historic town of Bahla for a photo stop, formerly encircled by a winding wall, which was originally built to guard the town. Bahla is also famous for its pottery and is now included in UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites. Highlight of the day is the visit of the possibly most impressing castle in the Sultanate of Oman, the castle of Jabreen. Lunch en route. Continue the journey and prepare yourself for another adventure, cross the Hajjar range of mountain onwards to Nakhl via Wadi Bani Awf. Driving on the mountain is a very interesting section for thrill lovers. Photos stop on the mountain and move onto Wadi Bani Awf. We drive to the ancient
fort of Nakhl, which was built in the pre-Islamic era. Emerging from huge palm groves and protected by mountains, it is perfectly positioned for defense. After a look around the fort, visit Nakhl Hot Springs then proceed to MUSCAT. Dinner in hotel . Overnight in MUSCAT.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7: MUSCAT ( FINAL DEPARTURE)

Breakfast at the hotel, then transfer to Muscat Airport for final departure.
Meals: Breakfast
What's Included:
  • Meet and greet service by our drivers at airports
  • All transfers by a 4x4 car during the tours
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Muscat including breakfast
  • Accommodation for 2 night in Muscat including breakfast & dinner
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Ras Al Hadd including breakfast & dinner
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Wahiba camping including breakfast & dinner
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Nizwa including breakfast & dinner
  • All sightseeing private tours as mentioned in the above itinerary
  • 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
What's Excluded:
  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa to Sultanate Oman
  • Personal spendings
  • Optional activities
  • Tipping
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Prices per Person
Accommodation Plan A: 3* Hotels
  • - Muscat: Tulip Inn Hotel
  • - Ras Al Hadd: Ras Al Hadd Hotel
  • - Wahiba: Arabian Oryx Camp
  • - Nizwa: Falaj Daris Hotel
 May 15- Aug 31Sept- May 14
2-3 $ 2570 $ 2690
4-5 $ 2030 $ 2150
6-7 $ 1620 $ 1740
Single Supp $ 380 $ 380
Accommodation Plan B: 4* Hotels
  • - Muscat: Best Western Premier
  • - Ras Hadd: Ras Al Hadd Hotel
  • - Wahiba: 1000 nights Camp
  • - Nizwa: Golden Tulip Hotel
 May 15- Aug 31Sept- May 14
2-3 $ 2690 $ 2830
4-5 $ 2145 $ 2280
6-7 $ 1730 $ 1865
Single Supp $ 510 $ 510
Prices per Person
Accommodation Plan A: 3* Hotels
  • - Muscat: Tulip Inn Hotel
  • - Ras Al Hadd: Ras Al Hadd Hotel
  • - Wahiba: Arabian Oryx Camp
  • - Nizwa: Falaj Daris Hotel
 May 15- Aug 31Sept- May 14
2-3 $ 2570 $ 2690
4-5 $ 2030 $ 2150
6-7 $ 1620 $ 1740
Single Supp $ 380 $ 380
Accommodation Plan B: 4* Hotels
  • - Muscat: Best Western Premier
  • - Ras Hadd: Ras Al Hadd Hotel
  • - Wahiba: 1000 nights Camp
  • - Nizwa: Golden Tulip Hotel
 May 15- Aug 31Sept- May 14
2-3 $ 2690 $ 2830
4-5 $ 2145 $ 2280
6-7 $ 1730 $ 1865
Single Supp $ 510 $ 510

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