Oman Tours 4 Days

Best of oman

4D-1 Best of Oman

4 days and 3 nights

Day 1:  Leaving Muscat in the morning we will drive through the magnificent Hajar Mountains via Fanja and Sumail, to the township of Nizwa, the ancient capital of Oman. In Al Hamra we will visit Bait Al Safa - a traditional Omani house where you will see how Omanis used to live.  Next we visit the village of Misfah, which is an ancient village perched on the mountainside.  You will walk down winding paths into the heart of the village with fantastic views of the wadi below and the terraced gardens of lime, banana and date trees.  From here, we continue to Nizwa where we will stay overnight at a hotel. 

Day 2:  After breakfast we will visit the traditional Nizwa Souq where there will be an opportunity to purchase and see many traditional Omani things.  After this you will take a tour of the famous Round Fort - one of the finest forts in Oman.  Next we will travel to the golden Wahiba Sands Desert (Rimal Ash Sharqiyyah) arriving in the afternoon in time to watch the sunset across the dunes.  Experiencing the sunset at the top of the Wahiba dunes is inspiring and at night you will enjoy the entertainment and hospitality of the permanent traditional Bedouin camp. 

Day 3:  After breakfast we will visit a Bedouin family for you to experience very traditional hospitality and then travel to the ancient seafaring township of Sur.  Sur is where the traditional wooden Omani Dhows are made.  It also features many fine old homes with carved doors and arabesque windows.  It offers great photo opportunities and we will stop in Sur for lunch before continuing our journey to Ras Al Hadd and to Turtle Beach where we will spend the night at beautiful beach resort in Ras Al Hadd and enjoy the hospitality of the Omani people.  Ras Al Jinz is one of the few nesting places of the giant green sea turtle and at night we will drive to Ras al-Jinz Scientific Centre –which you will have a guided tour to see these majestic creatures come ashore and lay their eggs by the light of the stars. 

Day 4:  After breakfast we head off again on the coastal road by Qalhat and to the famous village of Tiwi.  At Tiwi we will visit Wadi Shab which is considered one of the most beautiful wadis in Oman.  You will have ample time to hike through this wadi and enjoy exploring and swimming.  Again the scenery is spectacular and certainly an experience you will remember forever.  After walking and swimming in the Wadi we will drive to the spectacular Bama Sink Hole. The water is crystal clear and the setting outstanding.  After enjoying some time there we will travel through the mountains back to Muscat.

Cost 900 RO (US $2340) - for 2 persons / private vehicle. 300 RO for additional 2 persons.

Tour includes all meals, refreshments, accommodation, entry fees & Experienced Omani Guide.

 

total oman experience

4D-2 Total Oman Experience

4 days and 3 nights

Day 1:  Start your adventure tour of Oman.  Leaving in the morning we will visit Nakhl - Wadi Bani Awf (walk and swimming in the wadi) - travel across the Western Hajar Mountains to the fascinating village of Bilad Sayt.  Then we will travel on to Al Hamra and then continue up the mountains to the peak of Jebel Shams - the Sun Mountain.  Here we will stay overnight at a mountain resort and enjoy the fantastic atmosphere of being at the very top of Oman. 

Day 2:  Next morning after an enjoyable breakfast if you feel like a short hike, we will walk along the edge of Oman's Grand Canyon.  From this amazing vantage point you will enjoy incredible views of the mountains and the rugged landscape.  Then we will continue the tour and travel through Wadi Ghul and Al Hamra.  In Al Hamra we will visit Bait Al Safa - a traditional Omani house where you will see how Omanis used to live.  Next we visit the village of Misfah, which is an ancient village perched on the mountainside.  You will walk down winding paths into the heart of the village with fantastic views of the wadi below and the terraced gardens of lime, banana and date trees.  From here, we continue to Nizwa where we will stay overnight at a hotel. 

Day 3:  After breakfast we will explore Nizwa.  We will visit the traditional Souq where there will be an opportunity to purchase and see many traditional Omani things.  After this you will take a tour of the famous Round Fort - one of the finest forts in Oman and take a walk around the old city of Nizwa.  Next we will travel to the golden Wahiba Sands (Rimal Ash Sharqiyyah) arriving in the afternoon in time to watch the sunset across the dunes.  We will stay overnight at a traditional Bedouin camp. 

Day 4:  After breakfast, there will be an opportunity to ride a camel, meet with a nomadic Bedouin family, purchase souvenirs and be exhilarated by 4 Wheel dune driving.  Next we will travel to Wadi Bani Khalid.  At Wadi Bani Khalid we will take an easy walk to the brilliant blue rock pools and there will be time for a refreshing swim in the wadi before commencing our journey back to Muscat through Ibra and Wadi al-Auq.  You will have had a total experience of Oman incorporating wadis, mountains, canyons, mountain villages, history, desert and the people of Oman.

Cost 900 RO (US $2340) - for 2 persons / private vehicle. 300 RO for additional 2 persons.

Tour includes all meals, refreshments, accommodation, entry fees & Experienced Omani Guide.

 

oman mountains

4D-3 Oman Mountains

4 days and 3 nights

Day 1:  Leaving in the morning we will visit Nakhl - Wadi Bani Awf (walk and swim in the wadi) - travel across the Western Hajar Mountains to the fascinating village of Bilad Sayt.  Then we will travel on to Al Hamra and then continue up the mountains to the peak of Jebel Shams - Sun Mountain.  Here we will stay overnight at a mountain resort and enjoy the fantastic atmosphere of being at the very top of Oman. 

Day 2:  After breakfast we will have time to enjoy the fantastic views of the canyon which are considered some of the best in Oman.  This canyon is known as the Grand Canyon of Oman.  From here we will continue the tour and travel to Wadi Ghul.  From here you will travel to Al Hoota Cave. 

Al Hoota cave is located in Al Hamra district.  It is more than 5km long traversed by and underground river.  The main chamber of Al Hoota Cave is the size of a huge ballroom and contains some magnificent cave formations, stalactites, stalagmites, columns and curtains which have evolved over millions of years. From here we drive to Misfah village an incredible mountainside village.  Next, on to Nizwa, where we will spend the night at a hotel. 

Day 3:  After breakfast we will visit the traditional Nizwa Souq where there will be an opportunity to purchase and see many traditional Omani things.  After this we will take a tour of the famous Round Fort - one of the finest forts in Oman.  Next we will travel to the town of Birkat Al Mawz and to Jebel Akhdar - the Green Mountain. 

The winding drive up the mountains is spectacular and the views breath-taking.  We will see villages perched precariously on the sides of mountains and these offer fantastic opportunities to explore winding ancient pathways and view incredible terraced cultivation.  The villages are connected by an interwoven range of old passes. We will spend the night at a hotel in Al Jabal Al Akhdar. 

Day 4:  After breakfast we will visit Wadi Bani Habib, Al Ain mountain village and Saiq.  Then on to Al Hail which is the highest point of Al Jebel Al Akhdar. Here you can see some of the oldest Juniper Trees in Oman.  After lunch we will make the return trip to Muscat.  You will take with you a complete experience of Al Hajar Mountains and the unique mountain village life.

Cost 900 RO (US $2340) - for 2 persons / private vehicle. 300 RO for additional 2 persons.

Tour includes all meals, refreshments, accommodation, entry fees & Experienced Omani Guide.

 

wahaiba desert

4D-4 Crossing Wahiba Sands Desert

4 days and 3 nights

Day 1:  Starting in the morning you will travel into the Al Hajar mountains through Wadi Al-Auq across the desert plains through the townships of Ibra and Al Qabil. Your destination is the Golden Sea Sands of Wahiba Desert.  In the afternoon we will  watch the sunset across the dunes.  There will be time to get to know the Bedouin life by meeting local people.  Our first night will be spent in the permanent traditional camp enjoying dinner and Omani hospitality.  The evening will be filled with conversation around the campfire. 

Day 2:  In the morning begins the journey, which will take you across the magnificent Wahiba Sands. Travelling from north to south, you will spend the next hours in a heightened state of exhilaration as you experience rolling sand dunes, varying from deep red to a rich honey colour, stretching as far as the eye can see. The spectacular landscape of the Wahiba Sands is visually sensational and the experience of the crossing offers both excitement and a great sense of achievement. 

At the end of the day you reach the village of Qihayd, located on the edge of the Arabian Sea. A BBQ dinner that night coupled with the perfect camping location seems a fitting end to an incredible day's adventure. 

Day 3:  Next day after breakfast we will drive along the coast to the fishing village of Qurun.  From there we will drive into the sands once more to an amazing natural forest of Gaph Trees.  We will drive through this natural desert forest to Jaalan.  We will pass many Bedouin settlements on our way to Jaalan.  Here we will stop by the 52 domes unique mosque and Bani Hamooda Castle. Continue the drive to Ras al Hadd where we will stay overnight in beach resort. Later in the night, you will drive to Ras al Jinz to take a guided walk along the sand and see giant sea turtles laying their eggs under the light of the moon. 

Day 4:  The next day we will travel to Sur, an ancient seafaring town, and visit the shipyard to watch the making of the traditional wooden Omani Dhows. 

After enjoying lunch in Sur we travel to the ruins of the ancient town of Qalhat, one of the oldest towns and seaports of Oman.  Next, we continue along the coast to the village of Tiwi and a walk through the famous Wadi Shab. Wadi Shab offers cool refreshing pools and lush greenery all year round.  On the return route we will pass by Quriyat and through the mountains back in Muscat.

Cost 900 RO (US $2340) - for 2 persons / private vehicle. 300 RO for additional 2 persons.

Tour includes all meals, refreshments, accommodation, entry fees & Experienced Omani Guide.

camel in wahiba

4D-5 Camel Safari in Wahiba Desert

4 days and 3 nights

Day 1:  Starting from Muscat in the morning we travel through Bidbit, Ibra and Al Qabil to Bidiyah.  We will pass through many villages and view unique scenery. 

After lunch and visiting a Bedouin family, we will drive into the desert through the sandy dunes.  There will be time to enjoy some dune bashing and we will watch the sunset over the golden sands of Wahiba - Rimal Ash Sharqiyyah.  The first night will be spent sleeping comfortably at a permanent camp.  There will be an enjoyable evening meal served at the camp and an opportunity to meet other visitors to Oman and speak with the local people. 

Day 2:  In the morning, after breakfast, begins the camel safari into the desert.  You will need to pack lightly, just the few things you will need over the next 2 days.  First of all, you will be briefed by the - Camel Handler "Bedu Guide" about your journey into the desert and important information regarding your camel.  Next, you meet your camel who will carry you across the sands. 

The first leg of the journey, approximately 2.5 hours, will take you to a shaded area with a water-well.  Here we will be met by a 4WD which will provide us with lunch and refreshments.  While the sun is at its peak we will relax for a few hours.  Starting off again we will trek across the sand dunes reaching a desert plateau as the sun is setting.  The views across the rolling dunes are spectacular and seem to go on forever.  You will start appreciating the vastness of these sands.  Our 4WD has already arrived to set our camp for the evening, bringing with it your personal luggage and all the supplies needed.  We will enjoy a BBQ dinner and the company of the Bedu.  And you will spend your first night sleeping under the brilliant star filled sky. 

Day 3:  Next morning after breakfast we continue our journey into the sand.  We cross the desert floor and continue into the dunes where we will stop for lunch under the trees.  We will rest once again during the middle of the day before starting on the final leg of the journey back towards the permanent Bedouin camp. 

This final leg in exhilarating as you will be facing your steepest dunes and the most magnificent vista of the desert so far.  When you reach the final dune you will see the permanent camp in the distance.  With the campsite in view, your final destination, you have time as you trek to reflect on what you have experienced and look upon the desert with far wiser eyes. 

You will sleep that night in the cabin and enjoy the luxury of a shower.  The evening meal will be served at the camp and there will be plenty to talk of around the camp fire. 

Day 4:  After breakfast it is time to pack your personal things and we commence our journey back to Muscat.  You will bring with you the very special experience of exploring Oman on a camel.  You will have a depth of understanding and appreciation of the old Omani lifestyle.

Cost 1100 RO (US $2470) - for 2 persons / private vehicle. 500 RO for additional 2 persons.

Tour includes all meals, refreshments, accommodation, camels cost & Experienced Omani Guide.