Highlights of Oman

Northern & southern Oman sightseeing tour, visiting Muscat, Nizwa and Salalah.

Highlights of Oman

This 10-day overview of Oman covers the country's scenic and cultural highlights. Starting in Muscat, you'll journey south to historic Nizwa, which will provide a base for excursions into the Al Hajar Mountains and the Wahiba Sands. Returning to Muscat via the coastal town of Sur, you then fly south to the regional capital of Salalah, from where you spend 3 days exploring the Dhofar region.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Muscat

    You will be met on arrival in Muscat and transferred to the Ruwi Hotel, or similar, where you stay one night.

  2. Day 2: Muscat City tour

    After breakfast, meet with your guide and embark on a full-day tour of the capital. The tour begins with a visit to the beautiful Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, one of the most spectacular mosques in the Middle East. From Qaboos, continue to Seeb Fish Market, and the Omani Natural History Museum.

  3. Day 3: Muscat - Nizwa

    Depart Muscat early this morning and journey 1½ hours south to Nizwa, Oman’s cultural capital.

  4. Day 4: Nizwa – Jebel Shams – Nizwa

    Start the day with a tour of Nizwa Fort and the nearby Nizwa souk. With its massive circular canon tower, Nizwa Fort is among the most impressive castles in Oman.

  5. Day 5: Nizwa – Wahiba Sands

    Depart Nizwa early this morning for the Wahiba Sands, travelling via the towns of Birkat al Mauz and Ibra.

  6. Day 6: Wahiba – Sur

    Pack up camp after a leisurely breakfast, and journey to Wadi Bani Khalid, an oasis spot in the middle of the barren and dry mountains. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the wadi waters before continuing to the coastal town of Sur.

  7. Day 7: Sur – Muscat – Salalah

    Depart Sur this morning for Muscat – a drive of approx 2½ hours along a scenic coastal route.

  8. Day 8: Salalah City

    Embark on a full-day tour of Salalah in the company of an experienced local guide.

  9. Day 9: East Salalah and West of Salalah

    Today’s tour will take you to the east Dhofar Region, starting with the coastal town of Taqah, notable for its grand fort.

  10. Day 10: Departure

    Breakfast at your hotel, then transfer to Salalah Airport to catch with morning flight to Muscat to connect with your international flight home.

Price guide

Price based on two travellers in shared double/twin accommodation and subject to availability at the time of booking.
Pricing

10 days from £2309pp

Pricing

10 days from £2309pp

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