Discover the breathtaking beauty of Oman's highest peaks and deep wadis as well as the rolling desert dunes. Experience traditional Omani hospitality during a visit to a bedouin family and sleep beneath the stars in your own luxurious private desert camp. Your journey will take in phenomenal forts and palaces displaying stunning Islamic architecture as well as the busy little fishing villages and the jostling sights, sounds and smells of the souks.
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Fly to Muscat. Transfer to the Chedi Muscat on the shores of the Gulf of Oman. Stay for 2 nights in a Serai room. (N)
Morning city tour including the Grand Mosque*, Bait Al Zubair museum and the Royal Opera House, the largest in the Middle East. Drive along the corniche to visit the fish souk and the colourful Muttrah souk, stopping at Al Alam Palace and the 16th-century forts of Mirani and Jalali for photo opportunities. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Morning visit to the Nizwa round tower fort and Nizwa souk. Continue to Birkat Al Mauz, a pretty village where you can enjoy a walk through the lush date plantations. Proceed to Wadi Al Madeen checkpoint, which leads to Jebel Al Akhdar, the highest mountain in Oman. Overnight at Alila Resort in a mountain view suite. (B, D)
Day at leisure to relax at the hotel or explore the surrounding area. (B, D)
Early morning departure to Sharqiya Sands, stopping en route at the bustling Sinaw market and the old village of Munziff in Ibra. Arrive in Sharqiya Sands and watch the sun set over the dunes. There will also be an opportunity to visit a bedouin family home and experience traditional Omani hospitality. Stay 2 nights in your own luxurious private desert camp. (B, D)
Morning drive over the dunes to the picturesque Wadi Bani Khalid, a long series of plantations and villages that lie in or close to the wadi floor. Enjoy a picnic lunch before returning to your private camp for dinner. (B, D)
Leave for Muscat via Sur. Visit the fish jetty and dhow factory before stopping at Fins beach and Bimah sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater filled with bright blue and turquoise water. Continue to Wadi Arbayeen and its refreshing deep pools of water set among date palms before continuing to Muscat, where you will stay 1 night at the Chedi hotel in a Serai room. (B, L)
Transfer to Muscat airport for your flight home. (B)
As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation throughout the tour. Rooms are based on the standard category unless otherwise stated.
Both men and women visiting the mosque must be fully covered. Women must also cover their head with a scarf.
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Set 2,000 metres above sea level, Alila Jabal Akhdar, which means 'the green mountain' in Arabic, is set in part of Oman's Al Hajar mountain range. Overlooking a dramatic gorge, the hotel is just a couple of hours' drive from Muscat. All suites and villas have outstanding views of the surrounding mountains, and are decorated with Omani-inspired furnishings. The restaurant serves international cuisine with Middle Eastern influences and the Alila Spa has Asian-inspired treatments that feature Omani fragrances. The region's rugged landscapes are a haven for lovers of nature and those seeking an escape from the desert heat.
Features: 78 suites and villas, restaurant, lounge, outdoor heated infinity swimming pool, spa, gym, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, minibar, tea & coffee facilities, balcony or...
Considered to be the finest camping option in Oman, the Canvas Club offers bespoke luxury camping in some of the most picturesque settings, including Ras Al Hadd, Sharqiya Sands or the Hajar Mountain range. Each sleeping tent is able to sleep two people in a double bed with a separate bathroom tent next to the bedroom. Furnishings are handpicked with ornate rugs and fine Egyptian cotton sheets. The bathroom tent includes a wash basin, toilet and a shower with hot water. The bathroom is finished with wooden floor tiles for additional comfort. A private chef ensures included meals are a highlight of any stay with the option of dining in the Majilis or under the desert night...
Located at Al Ghubra, 20 minutes north of Muscat, The Chedi is a beach resort and spa set in stunning gardens along a stretch of private beach.
The 151 rooms and suites have magnificent views of the water gardens or the Hajjar mountain ranges. Guests staying in the Chedi Club Suites and Chedi Deluxe Club rooms receive complimentary airport transfers, daily laundry, free mini bar and exclusive use of The Library. The Library is a private lounge offering complimentary continental breakfast, morning / afternoon tea, evening cocktails and canapés and free Internet access.
The Chedi's facilities include an infinity pool, private beach and a selection of restaurants offering Arabic, Mediterranean, Asian and Indian cuisine. The Chedi's spa specialises in Balinese...
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