Classical Oman 4D/3N
Visualize about spectacular mountain ranges, mesmerizing gravel desert plains, picturesque landscapes and diverse flora and fauna—this is Oman. With the country emerging as one of the most favorite vacationing hotspots, Oman tour packages are becoming popular amongst tourists. Historical legacies dating beyond 6th century BC to the recent past are best exhibited by the several World Heritage Sites spread across this Arab country. Forts and castles complement this legacy well; whereas the fishing villages instill in tourists a sense of excitement and thrill. Key places to visit in Oman where major attractions are located are Muscat, Nizwa, Khasab, Salalah, Sur, and more. When it comes to beaches, tourists cannot miss visiting Qurum Beach and Qantab Beach. Few of the attractions in Muscat are Royal Opera House, Ghalya’s Museum of Modern Art, Muscat Hills Golf and Country Club, Bayt Al Zubair, Mazara Dam, Wadi Al Arbeieen and Wadi Nakhr Canyon.
Day 1: Muscat
Upon arrival at Muscat’s International Airport, you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
Meet your guide at the hotel for a half day tour of Muscat City. The tour begins with a visit to the beautiful Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the Middle East. Visit the Bait Zubair Museum, exhibiting the wealth of Oman's Cultural history and thus imparting knowledge about the country's rich culture and traditions to the visitor. Later you drive along the picturesque Corniche to the once walled district of Old Muscat. You will have photo stops at the residence of his Majesty Sultan Qaboos, the Al Alam Palace, which is flanked by the 16th century Portuguese forts Mirani and Jalali. You will be strolling through Muttrah Souq, where you will be bargaining for handicrafts and silver items.
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque:
Dress code: A dress code is applicable to visit Grand Mosque. Ladies should wear full sleeves shirt & head should be covered with scarf. Men can wear half sleeve shirt. And both Ladies &Men should wear full pants (not allowed to wear shorts).
Day 2: Muscat
Morning drive to Wahiba sands, via traditional Old Omani village of Ibra Mudayrib. You will stop at each place for photo sessions. Your first destination today is Wadi Bani Khalid– an oasis in the middle of the barren and dry mountains. It is one of the most beautiful wadis in Oman and its pools with clear deep blue water give you an opportunity to take a refreshing dip. Then proceed to Wahiba sands, a vast mass of undulating red and white sea of sand. The ever-changing patterns of the dunes are a photographer’s delight. After some exciting sand dune driving which offers excellent thrills and chills for all, you will arrive at the home of a Bedouin Family in the desert, maybe you even feel like going on a short camel ride. By evening, drive back to Muscat and drop off to hotel.
Day 3: Muscat - Salalah
Check out from hotel and get transferred to the airport for your further journey.
Upon arrival at Salalah you will be met by our local representative who will transfer you to the hotel.
The excursion begins with a visit to the old fishing village of 'Taqah' famous for the manufacture of 'Dried Sardines' & its traditional ' old & Dhofari Houses'. Visit the century old 'Taqah Castle'the former official residence of the 'Wali' (Governor) of the region & obtain a glimpse into the rich history of the region.
Continue onto the ancient ruins of the once famous city of Sumharam (Khor Rohri). The city was the easternmost outpost of the Hadramawt Kingdom on the ancient incense route between the Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf and India. Khor Rori was an important port on the coast of Dhofar, and one of the major trading cities with frankincense, believed to have been the hub & harbor for the shipping of Frankincense (UNESCO World Heritage site).
A picturesque drive then leads you to 'Mirbat' the ancient capital of Dhofar and the beginning of the ‘’Frankincense trail‟. Stroll through the streets lined with old Omani mud houses & visit the 'twin-domed Bin Ali‟s Tomb‟ as a photo stop …a classic example of medieval architecture. On our way back to the hotel, explore the natural spring of 'Ayn Razat', beautifully laid out amidst the tranquil lush mountains &nourished every day of the year by natural underground spring water.
Return to the hotel by late noon.
Day 4: Departure
After your breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.
- 2 Nights’ accommodation at hotel in Muscat
- 1 Night accommodation at hotel in Salalah
- Round trip transfer: airport hotel – airport
- All transfers in modern vehicles
- Meal: daily breakfast
- Half day tour of Muscat
- Full day tour of Wahiba sands
- Half day tour of Salalah
- Sightseeing tours and airport transfers as per the itinerary will be on private basis
- Assistance of our representative in Oman
- Visa fees if any
- Flight tickets (Muscat - Salalah)
- Personnel Expenses such as minibar at the hotels
- Drinks at meals
- Tips to the local guide and driver
- City Taxes at hotel