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  • Location
    Oman, Middle East
  • Board Basis
    Selected Meals Included
  • Duration
    9 Days
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Discover the cultural and scenic highlights of Oman on this 9-day journey for solo travellers. Experience varied terrains as you travel through Oman’s mountainous interior, stay overnight in the desert and view the rugged coastline by both land and sea.

Tour Highlights
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  • Take a dolphin watching cruise along Muscat's coastline
  • View the magical sunset over the sand dunes in the desert
  • Walk the dramatic scenery of the Jebel Akhdar mountains
  • Make traditional Omani food at a cookery school in Muscat
  • Small group size - maximum 18 people
What's Included
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  • 4-star accommodation
  • Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available
  • Small group size - maximum 18 people 
  • International flights
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
Tour Itinerary
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Day 1: Fly to Muscat

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Muscat with Oman Air. Transfer and stay 2 nights at the City Seasons Hotel (or similar).

Day 2: Muscat

Morning visit to the impressive Grand mosque† and new Royal Opera House then learn how to make some traditional Omani cuisine with local culinary students. After a light lunch proceed to Al Alam Palace, the forts of Mirani and Al Jalali and the National Museum. 

Day 3: Muscat • Al Hamra

Drive to Seeb fishing village, the sparkling springs at Nakhl and along the roads of spectacular Wadi Bani Awf. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the canyon before visiting the charming village of Bilad Sayt. Drive to Al Hamra, famous for its date plantations. 

Day 4: Jabal Akhdar

Morning visit to Jabrin fort with its hand painted ceilings and carved door frames. Further stops will be made at Wadi Nakher; the terrace farming village of Wadi Ghul; and the picturesque mountain village of Misfah. Continue along winding roads to Jabal Akhdar, the central section of the Al Hajar mountain range.

Day 5: Jabal Akhdar

This morning take a leisurely half-day walking tour ending with a picnic lunch in the mountains. This area is known for its terraced fruit orchids and the sweet fragrance of roses fills the air in April and May. Small villages are dotted along the landscape, which look down on dramatic peaks, gorges and wadis. 

Day 6: Nizwa • Sharqiya Sands

Drive to Nizwa, the birthplace of Islam in Oman. Visit the impressive 17th-century round tower fort and wander through the souk, home to handicraft stalls and silversmiths working in small shops. A packed lunch will be eaten in a Bedouin house before continuing to Sharqiya Sands.

Day 7: Muscat

Spend a full day travelling to Muscat via the coast and Wadi Bani Khalid with its mountain villages, natural pools and intricate rock formations. Stops will be made at a dhow factory, the limestone crater of Bimah sinkhole and Fins Beach, where there will be an opportunity for a short swim.

Day 8: Muscat

Join a cruise in search of dolphins and whales as you sail along the rugged coastline. A stop will be made at Bandar Al Khayran, where the sheltered bays and copper coloured mountains provide a perfect location for relaxation. Return to your hotel with the afternoon at leisure. 

Day 9: Fly to London

Transfer to the airport for a flight from Muscat to London with Oman Air.

Accommodation
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1000 Nights Campsite, Sharqiya Sands

The 1000 Nights Campsite is located in an isolated area of the vast Sharqiya Sands, and offers a unique opportunity for guests to experience a taste of bedouin life. The campsite has 42 traditionally styled black goat-hair tents, and four modern air-conditioned Sand House rooms.

 

Sama Hotel, Jabal Akhdar

The Sama Hotel is situated in Nizwa. It is 21km from Nizwa souk and about 85km from Muscat Airport. Rooms are spacious with simple décor and soft furnishings. Some rooms have seating areas and mountain views.

The City Seasons Hotel Muscat, Muscat

The City Seasons Hotel Muscat is located on Sultan Qaboos Street, in the heart of the commercial district. The hotel combines contemporary luxury and elegance with comfort. It has excellent amenities and spacious rooms and suites. 

The View, Nizwa

The View is located at 4,590 feet (1,400 metres) above sea level in a valley spanning the Jebel Shams mountains, near Al Hamra and about a 45-minute drive from Nizwa. As its name suggests, the hotel has spectacular views over the surrounding terrain.

Price Information
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Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote. 

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