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Misfah Village In Oman

A Journey through Oman

Explore mountains, deserts and sea on this classic Oman adventure
Muscat  → Jebel Akhdar and the Hajar Mountains  → Wahiba Sands  → Muscat

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Planning your first trip to Oman couldn't be easier with this stunning itinerary that takes in historical wonders, local culture and mesmerising landscapes. You'll experience action packed days, as well some down time to relax and soak in the incredible picturesque views. After exploring remote mountains, hidden valleys and sandy deserts you'll finish in the capital, Muscat, with some city and beach time to end your Oman adventure.

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The itinerary…

Day 1: Take to the Skies

Muscat In Oman


Make your way to your nearest international airport for your flight to Muscat.

On arrival in Muscat you'll be greeted by a representative and transferred to the Grand Hyatt, where you will stay in a double grand room with breakfast included.

Day 2: Into the Hajar Mountains

Alila Jabal Akhdar Mountain View Suite

Alila Jabal Akhdar Mountain View Suite

After enjoying breakfast, you will meet your English speaking local driver-guide who will be with you for the next five days, in a Toyota Prado 4WD. After introductions you will start your transfer journey to Alila Jabal Akhdar, travelling via Nakhl, Wadi Bani Awf and Bilad Sayt, a beautiful journey surrounded by rugged landscapes.

You’ll be greeted by a hotel representative who will take you to your mountain view suite, perched 2000 metres above sea level in the Hajar Mountains. You’ll be staying here the next three nights on half board basis.

Day 3: Life in the Mountains

Bahla Fort In Oman

Bahla Fort

Today you will see some of Oman’s mountain highlights, as well as discovering the history and culture of the country. Bahla Fort is your first stop, and what a stop it is, being the only fort in the whole country to have UNESCO World Heritage status. It's a must for anyone visiting Oman.

Your next stop is the spectacular Jabreen Castle. Different from other Omani forts, this castle was constructed in times of peace by a ruler whose fascination with science and art made this the most beautiful historic castle in the Sultanate. A perfect spot to explore the differences in Oman’s history.

The final two locations you’ll visit today are Misfah, a mountainous village with agricultural terraces and old houses, and Jebel Shams Peak, the highest point in the Hajar range.

Day 4: Relax at 2000m

Alila Jabal Akhdar Pool

Alila Jabal Akhdar Pool

Your final full day at Alila, and a chance to relax in the luxurious surroundings. Sip on cool signature drinks, float in the infinity pool whilst taking in the serene views, or head to the spa for a spot of pampering.

Day 5: From Mountains to Desert

Desert Nights Camp

Desert Nights Camp

After breakfast you'll journey by road, heading south east through Nizwa, seeing the ancient city with its majestic fort and winding souks, before making your way to Wahiba Sands. On arrival at Desert Nights Camp, you will be guided to your Deluxe Tented suite where you'll stay for one night on a half board basis.

This afternoon is a chance to enjoy some of the unique experiences on offer in the desert, from dune bashing and dune biking in the golden-red sands, to riding a camel into the sunset, Lawrence of Arabia style.

After a long day of action, refresh yourself with cold towels, relax and tuck in to fresh dates and ‘khawa’ – traditional Arabic coffee. Drift into the magical night and feast on local Omani fare beside the flicking glow of the campfire.

Day 6: Road Trip Adventures

Bimah Sinkhole

Bimah Sinkhole

Wake up in your tent and enjoy breakfast as the sun rises and begins to heat the desert. Then it's off to the coast, stopping enroute at Wadi Bani Khalid for a refreshing dip in the natural pools.

Your next stop is Sur, a coastal town famed for Dhow building and vast beaches which are used by four turtle species for laying eggs between April and August. Witnessing hatchlings making their first journey down the beach to the sea is rather special.

This afternoon you'll stop at Bimah Sinkhole to swim in the clear turquoise water. Legend says that the hole was formed by a meteor falling in this spot, although geologists argue that it formed naturally due to limestone erosion. We think the meteor story sounds far better!

Then it's time to head back to Muscat, where your driver will assist you with check in at Al Bustan Palace. You'll be staying here for the next five nights in a Deluxe Mountain View room.

Day 7: Muscat Exploration

Royal Opera House Muscat By Khalid Al Busaidi

Royal Opera House (credit Khalid Al Busaidi)

Today you'll enjoy a Half Day Muscat City Tour, discovering highlights such as the Bait Al Zubair Museum (Natural Museum of Oman) and the Royal Opera House.

Days 8-10: Rest and Relaxation

Kayaking Muscat

Muscat Beach Kayaking

These remaining days can be spent at your leisure, enjoying some rest and rejuvenation by the hotel pool, or taking additional day trips that you’ve not yet experienced. Or, if you want to continue your action adventure holiday, activities along this coastline are amazing, and from kayaking to snorkelling in the bays, there is plenty to keep everyone entertained.

Day 11: Late Check Out

Al Bustan Palace

Al Bustan Palace Hotel

After breakfast you are free to use the hotel facilities for the afternoon until your transfer to the airport in time for your flight home.

Day 12: Home Sweet Home

You'll arrive in your home country bright and early your night flight, with a full day to relax and unwind at home, reminiscing on your incredible Oman adventure.

Duration: 10 Nights

Location: Oman, Middle East

Price: £5640pp

This trip includes accommodation and domestic flights, road transfers, meals, drinks and activities as indicated. The quote excludes entrance fees for the Royal Opera House and Bait Al Zubair Museum. Excludes international flights.

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