Private Escorted Tour -Wonders of Sultanate ULOM01

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Personal Highlights: Entering the narrow mountain gap to find an oasis at Wadi Bani Sauf where the local villages grow limes and bananas through terrace farming Wandering through the souk in the shadow of Nizwa fort and shopping for copper and silver jewelry Watching the turtles coming ashore
  • Tour Type: Private Tour
  • Activities: Family, Adventure, Boating Sailing, Local Culture, Fishing, Honeymoon, Nightlife, Shopping, Sightseeing, Relaxing & Wellness, Journeys Collection
  • Places Visited:Oman, Dubai Emirate (United Arab Emirates), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Muscat (Oman), United Arab Emirates
  • Group size: 2 persons
  • Duration: 12 Day(s)

Your Tour

Personal Highlights:

  • Entering the narrow mountain gap to find an oasis at Wadi Bani Sauf where the local villages grow limes and bananas through terrace farming
  • Wandering through the souk in the shadow of Nizwa fort and shopping for copper and silver jewelry
  • Watching the turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs at Ras Al Junayz
  • Visiting a boatyard where they still make the famous Arab Dhows by hand

Day 1 Depart USA

You board your overnight flight to Dubai ready to begin your exploration of the Sultanate of Oman.

Day 2 Arrival in Dubai

You arrive in the late evening of the next day. Your driver is waiting to take you to your deluxe hotel which is situated on the "Creek" the salt water "river" that is the foundation of Dubai's status as a trading port. Since it will be late evening you will probably just want to get into your comfortable room and rest.

Day 3 A Day in Dubai, a Night in Muscat

We've left this morning open to allow you to catch up on your sleep have a leisurely breakfast and perhaps take a refreshing dip in the pool. In late morning, your driver will pick you up and take you to a restaurant for lunch before taking you on an orientation tour of modern Dubai. It is claimed that there are more cranes in use in Dubai than in any other place in the world. On your introductory tour of the city you will see the completion of the Burj Dubai, the tallest building in the world, the Palm, the largest man made island complex in the world and a 450 feet indoor ski run complete with chair lift and real snow. After this overview, you will be taken to the airport and checked in for your late afternoon flight to Muscat the capital of the Sultanate of Oman. The flight will take slightly over an hour. Upon arrival you will be met by your host and escorted to a lounge where you can enjoy hot and cold refreshments while your immigration formalities are completed. You will then be escorted to the baggage hall to retrieve your bags and complete custom formalities. You are then ushered to your car and taken to your hotel where a splendid room and dinner await.

Day 4 The Many Wonders of Muscat

After breakfast your driver will be waiting to take you in to the center of Muscat for an overview of this fascinating city. You will visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and take a tour of the Bait Al Zubair Museum, a former private home and now a good place to trace Oman's history and development. A drive along the Corniche will allow you to visit the local fish market and the colourful Muttrah Souk. Your exploration then includes the Al Alam Palace, official residence of the Sultan, flanked by two 16th century forts, a legacy of Portuguese occupancy of the area before they were thrown out by the Omanis. After touring you enjoy a delightful lunch at a hilltop restaurant serving excellent Indian cuisine. The afternoon is free to relax by one of the pools or enjoy the tranquil waters of the Arabian Gulf.

Day 5 The Batinah Coast, Nakhl Springs and the Mountains in Nizwa

This morning, your driver will pick you up at the hotel as you head into the interior of Oman. First you will stop at the fishing village of Seeb, which is also the name of the main airport but a picturesque and authentic fishing village where the fishermen draw up their boats and offer their fish direct from the boat. After wandering the market we head inland to the stunning oasis of Nakhl. One minute you will be driving though the rugged desert and the next you will be in a large oasis, filled with date palms and dominated by the Nakhl Fort which you will visit. After a visit to the fort we head to Wadi Bani Sauf which is sure to capture images of Indiana Jones. You approach a narrow gap in the mountains off the main road which reveals the entrance to the Wadi which runs into the mountains for over 16 miles. At its summit is a watchtower and, on the horizon the terraces of green where the locals grow limes, and bananas. Because of the high mountains around, the sun hits the Wadi three hours later and sets three hours sooner but it does provide the locals a respite from the heat. After a picnic lunch you continue to the village of Al Hamra famous for its date plantations and arrive at the town of Nizwa and our hotel. You have gone from rugged canyons to a marble lobby and you have a chance to wash off the dust before enjoying dinner at the hotel.

Day 6 The Old Fort and Oman’s Grand Canyon

After breakfast you will head into Nizwa which was the capital of Oman in the 6th and 7th Centuries. The highlight of the city is the Round Tower Fort which was built in the 17th Century by Imam Sultan Bin Saif Al Ya'ribi. Surrounded by a palm oasis which stretches for five miles, it is famous for its bustling souk where you can buy exquisite copper and silver jewelry and the intricately hand-carved silver "Khanjars" or daggers used by Omani men as part of their ceremonial dress. Your next stop will be Jabrin considered to the finest example of Omani castles which, in the late 17th Century became a major center of learning. You will visit the castle and view the high quality of its ceiling painting and wood carvings. You proceed to Wadi Nakher another picturesque site where you enjoy a picnic lunch at the oasis. This is the deepest canyon in Oman and the scenery is stupendous. On the way out of the canyon you visit Misfah a pretty mountain village with ancient stone dwellings still being occupied. On the way back to Nizwa you stop to examine the terrace farming at Wadi Ghul before finishing the day with the spectacular views from Jebel Shams the highest peak of the Jebel Akhbar mountain range.

Day 7 From the High Desert to the Wide Ocean

This morning you head for the ocean and the Wahiba Sands, a vast mass of undulating red and white sand dunes rising up to 600 feet and hosting a wide variety of flora and fauna. You have the opportunity to visit a Bedouin house before entering Wadi Bani Khalid which presents a stark contrast with its well watered villages embedded in the mountains. You stop at a local hotel for lunch before returning to the coast and Ras Al Junayz a major turtle nesting site. After enjoying a barbeque dinner at our hotel you are driven to the beach to watch the turtles nesting on the sands.

Day 8 The Pristine Coast of Oman

After you have enjoyed a leisurely breakfast, your driver will be ready to take you to the town of Sur to visit a boat-building yard where the famous dhows are built much as they were five hundred years ago. You then drive to Tiwi village a picturesque haven with its lush green Wadi and plantations. After lunch we visit the Bimah Sinkhole before driving down the coast towards Muscat. Along the way we may see sharks in the deep blue water or, on land, fleet-footed gazelles sprinting across the landscape. We pass through Muscat in the afternoon and arrive at our deluxe resort surrounded by mountains and with its own private bay.

Day 9 Dolphin Watching off the Coast of Oman

Your driver will pick you up at the hotel and deliver you to the nearby marina where you will board a boat for a trip around the coast. You are certain to see dolphins since they attach themselves to the boat but the fortunate will have a chance to see the whales that inhabit the waters. After a relaxing cruise you are returned to the resort where the rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 10 10 A Day at Leisure

We have left this day open for you to enjoy the private beach on the secluded bay or the pool. You can take the opportunity to get a massage or just relax on the balcony of your room. You have your choice of restaurants for your meal this evening.

Day 11 Transfer to Dubai

You have the morning for a last dip in the ocean before your driver will be at the ready to deliver you to the airport for your flight to Dubai and your continuation on to the US.

Day 12 Arrive in USA

You arrive back in the US in the morning.


Departure Dates

year-round


Private Escorted Tour -Wonders of Sultanate ULOM01 Location and other villas and tours nearby

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Tour Location / Places Visiteds

Dubai, Muscat,Batinah Coast


Additional Pricing Information

What's Included

  • All air transportation and 1stclass rail travel as part of the program as indicated on the itinerary
  • Luxury rail travel as indicated
  • Superior Rooms at the properties indicated in the accommodations area (We reserve the right to substitute a property of equal quality in advance of departure should the designated hotel be unavailable)
  • Entrance fees to all museums, attractions and other venues as indicated on the daily itinerary
  • Private Transfers to and from the airport at destination
  • All meals as indicated on the itinerary by B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
  • Private guides for city explorations and private driver/guide while traveling.
  • Baggage handling at all hotels and camps
  • All applicable taxes and service fees

What's Not Included

  • International airfare (round-trip from hometown departure gateway to destination)
  • Beverages with included meals (unless otherwise indicated on itinerary page)
  • Any meals not indicated on the Itinerary page
  • Items of a personal nature e.g. minibar, film, postcards etc.
  • Gratuities to Guides and Driver/Guides (we provide suggested guidelines for your selected destination in your pre-departure material)
  • Any passport or visa fees or government departure taxes (It is the traveler’s responsibility to secure the latest information regarding passports and visa requirements)


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