Oman Now -Uncover the Top Hidden Gems in 5 Days

5 Days
  • Not included
  • Private vehicle
  • 3- and 4-Star Hotels
  • Muscat
  • Muscat
  • Autumn
  • As per the program
  • English
  • Tour guide

Oman is a country rich in history, culture, and stunning landscapes. With its vibrant cities and ancient sites, it offers a wealth of experiences for travelers. No matter, whether you are interested in exploring the country´s capital city Muscat, visiting Nizwa, the cultural capital, or discovering the ancient ruins every here and there in the Sultanate, there is something for everyone in this country. In this 5-day tour, we will take you to some of the top tourist attractions. From must-see places to recommended activities; we will guide you through the best of this fascinating country. So, grab your passports and get ready for an unforgettable adventure!

Millenary Yet Trendy Modern Country

Oman, a hidden treasure at the tip of the Arabian Peninsula, offers a perfect blend of rich heritage and modern life. Hence, visitors can start their day by immersing themselves in a traditional festival; and end it with a grand performance at the Royal Opera House in Muscat.

Whether you are an adventurous traveler or simply looking for unique experiences, the Sultanate has something to offer. From hiking and scuba diving to fishing, kite surfing, and dune bashing; there is no shortage of exciting activities. Moreover, the diverse landscapes of tall mountains, deep gorges, picturesque valleys, stunning beaches, and breathtaking desert scenery showcase the unparalleled beauty of this land.

Oman Culture: Rooted in History  

The essence of Omani culture evolves its strength from its traditions; deeply rooted in its maritime history, trade routes, and spirit of exploration. Thus, today, ancient traditions seamlessly coexist with modern trends; as high-end fashion brands share space with handcrafted goods and even livestock at traditional souqs across the country.

Despite rapid modernization since King Qaboos ascended to the throne in 1970, the Sultanate has managed to preserve its cultural heritage. Furthermore, traditional customs are prominent in everyday life. From attire and cuisine to arts and crafts, all reflect the pride that Omanis take in their culture. The legacy of Omani traditions continues to thrive today, just as they have for generations.

Peaceful and Friendly Omani

Oman has a population of around 4 million individuals. This Islamic country is extremely tolerant, permitting the peaceful coexistence of all religions and faiths. It is this tolerant culture and quietness that makes Oman one of the most secure and bearable nations on the planet. Local people likewise called Omanis, are exceptionally inviting towards vacationers from different nations, a reality that is reflected in the liberal neighborliness reached out to visitors by everybody they go over during their visits.

Discover the Hidden Gems of Oman!

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • This tour is initiated, operated, and supervised in cooperation with our local partner company in Muscat Afaq Travel & Tourism.
  • Dintravel and Afaq Travel & Tourism both aim at promoting Halal travel and tourism and, therefore we provide to our guests whenever and wherever it is possible the most beautiful prayer service facilities, mosques (masjids) and prayer spaces in Oman.
  • Oman is an Islamic country which respects all religions and their people.
  • The food facility in Oman is always certified Halal in every restaurant (Omani, Pakistani, Indian, Yemeni, Turkish, Italian & many other restaurants )
  • A minimum of 04 Pax is required to avail this tour

Oman is a breathtaking destination that offers a rich cultural heritage, stunning landscapes, and a wide range of activities for travelers. Whether you are interested in exploring ancient forts, relaxing on pristine beaches, or trekking through majestic mountains, Oman has something for everyone. In this blog, we will be highlighting the top tourist attractions and must-see places in Oman, providing you with a comprehensive guide for your next unforgettable trip. So, if you are planning a visit to Oman or simply want to learn more about this enchanting country, keep reading for our expert recommendations on the best sightseeing opportunities and travel experiences.

Oman is a hidden gem located on the tip of the Arabian Peninsula, offering a perfect blend of ancient traditions and modern life. Visitors to this Sultanate will discover a wealth of unique experiences awaiting them. From hiking in majestic mountains to diving in pristine waters, Oman offers activities such as fishing, kite surfing, and dune bashing. Its diverse landscapes include towering mountains, deep canyons, picturesque valleys, expansive beaches, and breathtaking desert scenery that showcase the country’s distinctiveness.

Oman’s culture is deeply rooted in its rich history of maritime trade and exploration. Today, traditional customs seamlessly coexist with contemporary trends and luxury brands sold alongside handcrafted items at markets throughout the nation. Despite its rapid modernization since King Qaboos assumed the throne in 1970, Oman always remains connected to its heritage. Traditional Omani culture permeates every aspect of daily life – from clothing and cuisine to arts and crafts – even extending to the warm hospitality shown towards visitors. The cultural legacy of Oman continues to thrive today as it has for centuries.

Itinerary

Pick up at the airport. The city tour will begin with a visit to the beautiful Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the Middle East, the only mosque open to non-Muslims and expatriates in Oman. Later you will drive to visit Mutrah Fish Market. After you will visit Bait Al Zubair Museum. When you leave the Museum tour you will be satisfied with the wealth of information you have learned about the country’s structure, tradition, and heritage. You will then have a photo stop at the official residence of His Majesty the Al Alam Palace, which is flanked by the 16th-century Portuguese forts of Mirani and Jalali. Following this you will travel along the picturesque Muttrah Corniche and visit Muttrah Souq which retains the chaotic interest of a traditional Arab market albeit housed under modern timber roofing. You will also be able to enjoy a moment along the corniche admiring the various cruise ships on the water at Mina Al Sultan Qaboos Port. Then from the souq, back to the hotel for Check-in.
Overnight stay at 3 or 4* Hotel.

Pick up from the hotel at 8.30 AM & depart from Muscat to travel south towards the Quriyat Region. After travelling just a few kilometers you will find yourselves absorbed in an almost lunar world where unreal mountains dominate the view. You will continue to the mountainous landscape arriving at the dramatic Bimmah Sink hole. Once you are refreshed you will continue traveling and arrive at Wadi Shab (Wadi meaning valley between cliffs). Upon arrival at Wadi Shab, you will transfer to a small fishing boat to be taken across the Wadi & and come back again. Post this you will travel to Wahiba Sands which is famous for its multicolored sand which is in Sharqiyah Desert. As soon as you reach the desert, you will check in to the desert camp. The camp offers luxurious Bedouin-style air-conditioned accommodation and a variety of complimentary toiletries. The location of the camp in the wilderness of the desert emphasizes the beauty of the golden sand dunes surrounding it. After an adrenaline-fueled 4WD safari across 150-metre dunes and with a spectacular view of the sunset, you will be ready to experience the delicious Arabic Cuisine, splendor, and live entertainment the camp has to offer. Whilst you sit around a campfire under the starry sky, you will be able to look back over your day and appreciate the once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Dinner and overnight in Arabian Oryx desert camp.

After an early breakfast at the desert camp, depart to the mountains. Our first stop will be Wadi Bani Khalid, one of Oman’s most beautiful wadis. The wadi has clear deep blue water and counts among the few wadis of Oman that hold water all year round. From the mountain springs, the water is led to the oasis where it sustains the typical date palms. The pretty villages of Wadi Bani Khalid clings precariously to the rugged mountainside. After a buffet lunch at Wadi Bani Khalid, we will continue to travel back towards Muscat. You will make a further stop at Al Mudayrib and Ibra to view the watch towers which proudly overlook the villages.
Overnight stay at 3 or 4* Hotel.

Morning drive to the historic town of Nizwa, Oman’s cultural capital. Then visit the powerful Fort with its massive Circular Cannon Tower, one of the most impressive forts in Oman, and the traditional Souq. The Souq is a lively place and an ideal location to purchase handicrafts and souvenirs. Later drive to Al Hamra to see one of the oldest villages of this region. The traditional mud houses dating back 400 years are still occupied. The day tour will continue through the untamed and rugged countryside. Continue your journey to the top of Jebel Shams, “Sun Mountain”, Oman’s highest peak at 3009 meters. The cooler temperatures will surprise you as you reach the top to get a spectacular view of the “Grand Canyon”.
Overnight stay at 3 or 4* Hotel.

Check out from the Hotel and transfer to Muscat International Airport for departure.
End of the tour and of our services

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Transportation of 4X4, Mini Van, and Coaster Bus will be used throughout the tour.
  • English-speaking guide available from day 1 to day 4.
  • Entrance fees where needed.
  • Water on board.
  • Inclusion for Full Board (FB) Basis: 1) Accommodation of overnight stay for 4 nights on HB basis (Breakfast+ Dinner), 2) 04 Lunches included at the finest restaurant on route.
  • Inclusion for Half Board (HB) Basis: 1) Accommodation of overnight stay for 4 nights on HB basis (Breakfast+ Dinner).
  • Inclusion for Bed & Breakfast (BB) Basis: 1) Accommodation of overnight stay for 4 nights on BB basis (Breakfast), 2) 01 Dinner will still be included in Desert Day 2.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Anything else other than itinerary.
  • Any Meals (not specified in the itinerary)
  • Desert activities.
  • Flight tickets and visa service.
  • Tips.

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Oman Now -Uncover the Top Hidden Gems in 5 Days
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