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Discover Oman's highlights while enjoying the comfort and superb facilities of luxury accommodation high in the mountains, deep in the desert and by the sea in Muscat. Snorkel in crystal clear waters, drive through desert dunes in a 4x4, walk through the dramatic scenery of the Al Hajar mountains and relax in the tropical southern region of Dhofar.
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Fly to Muscat and transfer to the The Chedi for
3 nights. (N)
This morning take a private tour of Muscat
including visits to the Royal Opera House,
the fish market, Muttrah souk, Bait Al Zubair
museum and the Grand mosque. Photo stops
will be made at Al Alam Palace and the forts of
Mirani and Jalali. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Board your own private catamaran and sail
towards the marine nature reserve of the
Daymaniyat islands. Swim and snorkel in the
clear waters with lunch served on board. Later,
sail along the coastline to enjoy the sunset and
return to your hotel. (B, L)
Drive to the desert via the fishing village of
Quriyat; a limestone crater filled with turquoise
water; and Wadi Shab, a palm-fringed lagoon.
After lunch at Sur continue to Sharqiya Sands
for Omani coffee in a Bedouin camp and
experience dune bashing. Stay overnight at the
Desert Nights Camp*. (B, D)
Drive into the cooler climates of the Al Hajar
mountains stopping en route at an uninhabited
village to explore its orchards and brick houses. Continue to the Alila Jabal Akhdar for
a 3-night stay. Perched at 2,000 metres above
sea level, this luxury resort is a tranquil base
from which to explore the area. (B, D)
Early morning visit to Nizwa’s cattle market†
before exploring the round fort and the souk.
Continue to the 17th-century Jabrin fort and
have lunch near to Jebel Shams, the highest
peak in the mountains. Afternoon at leisure.
(B, L, D)
Day at leisure. Relax in the infinity pool, go for
a gentle hike, take in the spectacular views and
enjoy the spa facilities (payable locally). (B, D)
Transfer to Muscat airport and fly to Salalah.
Transfer to Al Baleed Resort Salalah by
Anantara for 3 nights. (B)
Days at leisure. Relax by the pool or wander
along the private beach. Alternatively, book
an excursion to experience some of the local
sights like the frankincense trail, Bin Ali’s tomb,
the lost city of Ubar or tropical farms. (B)
Transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Nights Camp may be closed between June and
†The cattle market in Nizwa is on a Friday only.
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OIS2019: 10 Nights