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Fly overnight to Zanzibar, via Muscat, with Oman Air. (N)Day 2: Stone Town, Zanzibar
Afternoon arrival into Zanzibar and transfer to the Serena Inn (or similar) in Stone Town for 4 nights. (N)Day 3: Stone Town
Morning walking tour of Stone Town. Follow the trail of the sultans, slaves and explorers through the winding streets, stopping at the former slave market, the Anglican cathedral, the House of Wonders palace, the Sultan’s Palace Museum, the Arab Fort and the Old Dispensary. Wander through the markets, packed with fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. (B)Days 4-5: Stone Town
Days at leisure. (B)Day 6: Fly to Muscat, Oman
Morning transfer to the airport and fly to Muscat with Oman Air. Transfer to the Hormuz Grand Muscat (or similar) for 2 nights. (B)Day 7: Muscat
Morning visit to the Grand Mosque*, followed by a tour of the city including Bait Al Zubair Museum and the forts of Al Jalali and Al Mirani.Day 8: Wadi Shab • Qalhat • Sur
Drive south by 4×4 along the coast from Muscat to Sur, passing the fishing village of Quriyat. Stops en route include Wadi Shab, a palm fringed lagoon, and Qalhat, an ancient city visited by Marco Polo. In the evening, visit the green turtle nesting site at Ras Al Jinz beach. Overnight at the Sur Plaza Hotel. (B)Day 9: Wadi Bani Khalid • Sharqiya Sands
Scenic drive through the eastern Hajar mountains to Sharqiya Sands. En route, stop at Wadi Bani Khalid, a picturesque river valley. Overnight at 1,000 Nights Camp. (B, D)Day 10: Jabal Shams • Nizwa
After a buffet breakfast, depart for Jabal Shams, Oman’s highest peak, stopping en route at Wadi Ghul farming village. Continue to Wadi Nakher, located in Oman’s deepest canyon, before arriving in Nizwa. Evening at leisure. Stay 1 night at The View (or similar). (B, D)Day 11: Bahla fort • Muscat
Leave for Muscat. En route, visit the Unesco-listed Bahla fort before driving through the Sumail Gap to Muscat. Late afternoon arrival in Muscat and stay overnight at the Hormuz Grand Muscat. (B)Day 12: Fly home
Transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information * Grand Mosque visit:
Women visiting the mosque must cover their head with a scarf and should not wear shorts, beachwear or sleeveless outfits. Men must also be fully covered.Superior tour:
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.Single supplement
Available on request.Tailor-made travel:
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
PLEASE AMEND TO NEW HOTEL TEXT BLOCK STYLE. TKS - ELLIE 1/5/15 Zanzibar Serena Hotel is a refurbished historic building on the seafront in Stone Town, overlooking a sandy beach where fishermen ply their trade in traditional dhows. The hotel has been restored to the glory of its 19th century past, with traditional Zanzibari furniture. A restaurant and bar overlook the Indian Ocean and there is a secluded pool. The spacious rooms are air-conditioned and feature antique furnishings.
The View is located at 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 and is the perfect getaway for relaxation and a comfortable stay. The guestrooms have a pod-like design, each with their own private terrace and views of the valley. Local activities include trekking and visits to cultural sites, while guests can relax by a campfire at night. The restaurant offers a spectacular view of the canyon from its terrace and serves breakfast, lunch and buffet dinner. This is a 'dry' hotel and does not serve alcohol. The View is softly lit at night; therefore you may wish to take a torch with you. Features: 30 rooms (15 Superior rooms and 15 Premier rooms), restaurant, cafe lounge, heated infinity swimming pool. Room amenities: ...
The Sur Plaza Hotel is located 220km from Muscat, in the picturesque city of Sur, renowned for its old fishing village and traditional manufacturing of dhows. Guestrooms are comfortable with subtle furnishings and the hotel offers excellent traditional Omani hospitality. The restaurant serves continental, Indian, Arabic and Chinese cuisine. Features: 92 rooms & suites, restaurant, swimming pool, health club, gym. Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, tea & coffee facilities, refrigerator, minibar, safe, hairdryer.
The Radisson Collection Hotel, Hormuz Grand Muscat is located about 4 minutes' drive from Muscat International Airport and about 10 minutes' drive from the city centre. The hotel overlooks the Muscat Mountains and has been finished with modern features. All guest rooms offer views over the valleys and mountains and have been styled with luxury fabrics and modern amenities. The restaurants serve a variety of international cuisine, and the bar offers a range of drinks from around the world. Features: 231 rooms & suites, 3 restaurants, lounge bar, coffee shop, outdoor swimming pool, children's pool, gym, spa, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, minibar, tea & coffee facilities, safe.
The 1,000 Nights campsite is located in an isolated area of Sharqiya Sands in the Omani desert, surrounded by endless sprawling red dunes and set among cineraria trees. From November until March, early mornings and evenings can be very cold in the desert, so guests should bring warm clothing. This camp does not serve alcohol. Features: 42 traditionally-styled, black goat-hair tents - all Cox & Kings clients are accommodated in Sheikh tents, which have a private bathroom - small restaurant serving Omani cuisine, barbecue, swimming pool. Tent amenities: Private bathroom, bathrobes, slippers, electric lamp, electric plug for charging cameras.
Low season from £3995 per person
High season from £4195 per person
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*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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