The Grand Experience

fromUSD 3,240.00

The Grand Experience

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

13 Days

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1227

Minimum Seats

1

Epic journeys

All drink included
Lunch in restaurant
All tickets museum
Tour guide
Public Liability Insurance

Tour Overview

Over the decades Oman has transformed from a trading hub to a vacation destination experience. Today it is measured on a global platform as one of the safest, cleanest, hospitable places to visit. The destination offers a varied range of experiences to its guests, a laid back mid-level to high-end luxury, family to groups to single travelers, from a taste of home to adrenaline adventurers. Oman holds the richness to offer as you may please and yet deep-rooted to its culture and heritage. A full-blown experience from the tip of North to down south will leave you with mesmerizing memories for a lifetime.

Day 01

Transfer from Airport to Hotel. (Meals - No Meals)

Welcome to Muscat! On arrival at Muscat, you will be transferred to your selected hotel for check-in. Your holiday has started so relax and take remaining of the day to gather your thoughts and get ready for what will be an experience never to be forgotten. Overnight Muscat.
Day 02

Pick up from hotel 08:30 am (Meals - B - Breakfast)

Start your day with an appetizing breakfast before moving to a full-day tour to Muscat's city's most iconic sites. The tour begins by visiting The Grand Mosque which stands exquisitely against the skyline. Taking in the brilliance of the Grand Mosque we progress to Mutrah where the first visit will be at The Bait Al Zubair Museum and then a stopover at a photo stop by Qasr Al Alam (His Majesty's Palace). Next will be a walk through a vibrant fish market and lively Mutrah Souq bargaining with locals and immersing in the treasures you may find in the twisting and winding walkways. Your morning fulfilled with an Omani Lunch. Drop back to the hotel. Rest of the evening at leisure. (Grand Mosque is closed for tourist visit on Friday & any local holiday). Overnight Muscat.
Day 03

Pick up from hotel 08:30 am (Meals - B - Breakfast, L - Lunch & D - Dinner)

It is time to check out from the hotel and head off for 3 nights, headed to the picturesque Ras Al Had, Wahiba Sands & Nizwa. The drive to Ras Al Had is definitely a postcard moment so don’t forget to have your camera handy. Sitting in the back of an air conditioned vehicle you will have time to take in all that you see as you pass through a number of small towns on the way to Ras Al Had. Most of the towns along the route make their livelihood from fishing and allow for picturesque settings of small fishing villages perched on the land that rises out of the ocean. Tiwi being a small fishing village and Sur a much larger town with an ancient harbor that still houses some of the original Dows that are still used today to catch the pride of the Omani oceans. Your hotel in Ras Al Had provides you with more than comfortable accommodation, so why not have a quick power nap. Later that evening you will be guided down to the beach of Ras Al Jinz for an unforgettable evening. Your breath will be taken away as you watch giant sea turtles make their way slowly up the beach to within meters of where they were hatched, up to 50 years before, to continue the legacy they have inherited. The beach is one of the largest turtle reserves in the world so make sure that you take everything in for this once in a lifetime opportunity. Your curiosity filled, you can stroll back to the hotel to the sound of the small Ghost crabs scuttling across the beach scavenging for food. Enjoy a good nights rest, you have earned it! Overnight Sur
Day 04

Checkout from hotel 09:00 am (Meals - B - Breakfast, L - Lunch & D - Dinner)

Another morning and yet another delicious breakfast. After breakfast, head to Sur visiting its main attractions and most important of all is the Dhow Making Factory and then it is off to discover Wadi Bani Khalid. Arrive Wadi Bani Khalid for trek and a very refreshing swim before we head back down for lunch then off once again to the Wahiba Sands desert for some adventure sun dune drive before you head to your tourist desert camp for check in and dinner. Enjoy this unforgettable night under the stars in the desert. Feel what it is like to be completely free as you stare up at the radiance of the shiny sky and are warmed by the site of a fire crackling beside you as you slip into your imagination and tell stories of your discoveries. Overnight Wahiba Sands
Day 05

Checkout from hotel 09:30 am (Meals - B - Breakfast & L - Lunch)

After a desert breakfast we say goodbye to the Wahiba Sands desert and head to Nizwa. On your way see if you can catch site of the ship of the desert (a camel or two) or a few other desert roamers like the wild donkeys. We take the winding route over the Canyon Road via Sinaw popular for its Ladies market in the inside of the souk surrounded with fruit, vegetable & cattle market. Up on arrival at Nizwa hotel, check in rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight Nizwa
Day 06

Checkout from hotel at 09:00 am (Meals - B - Breakfast & L - Lunch)

Once again your day begins with a scrumptious breakfast where after you are picked up from the hotel to enjoy a full day Nizwa & Jabreen Tour. We drive through the Hajar mountains which in itself is a spectacular experience! On arriving in Nizwa we stop off to view the 17th century fort and souq. The fort was still in use until the end of the last century and the souq is world famous for its large collection of traditional silver jewelry. You are treated to a local Omani lunch, so let the flavors kiss your pallet as you enjoy the local food. Then it is off to the most beautiful castle in Oman, Jibreen Castle. Feast your eyes on the marvel of artistry that has gone into constructing the ceilings and building. We then start our course back to Muscat via mountain road crossing wadi Bani Auf & Barka.
Day 07

Transfer from Airport to Salalah (Meals - B - Breakfast)

Breakfast & relax by the pool for few hours. You will be picked up from your hotel & transferred to airport for your flight to Salalah. (Preferable noon flight). Upon arrival you will be transferred to your selected hotel. Rest of the evening at leisure.
Day 08

Pick up from hotel 09:00 am (Meals - B - Breakfast)

Today you will have a tour of the capital of Dhofar, starting with East Salalah. Drive past the Royal Farm and the Mamura Palace to arrive at Taqa. The village is famed for its sardines and here you will see the Taqa Castle before proceeding to Samhuram with its famed port from where the frankincense trade used to take place and you will also see the remains of Queen Sheba's Palace on top of a small hill overlooking the Khor Rawri. Continue by the coastal road to the old city of Mirbat where the Arabian Horses and slave trade used to take place. A walk around the town reveals Mirbat Castle overlooking the sea and some old and beautiful old merchant houses with their carved doors and windows. Return to Salalah for lunch.
Day 09

Pick up from hotel 09:00 am (Meals - B - Breakfast)

After breakfast meet your guide at the lobby & set for your tour to West Salalah visiting Job's tomb marking the place where the remains of the Moslem Prophet known as Job in the Old Testament can be found. Continue to Mughsail beach which stretches for several kilometers with high cliffs on either side. This area also has an abundance of bird life such as flamingos, pelicans and stork. The tour ends with a visit to see frankincense trees, which produce the incense for which this region is famous. For lunch if you are a born apatite then ask your guide to take you for some local treat (Madhabi – meat cooked on stones, served with rice & sauce). Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 10

Transfer from hotel to Salalah Airport & Khasab Airport to hotel (Meals - B - Breakfast)

Early breakfast & transfer to airport for your flight to Khasab via Muscat. Arrive Khasab & transfer to Hotel. 2pm pick up from hotel for Khasab city tour, visit the town area & Khasab fort. Around 4pm drop off to your hotel & rest of the day at leisure.
Day 11

Pick up from hotel 08:30 am (Meals - B - Breakfast & L - Lunch)

After breakfast, pick up from the hotel & transfer to the harbor for full day cruise in a traditional dhow. Enjoy cruising & snorkeling with dolphins & the beautiful marine life. Lunch will be served on board. Around 4:00 pm drop back to the hotel and rest of the day at leisure.
Day 12

Transfer from hotel to Khasab airport & Muscat Airport to hotel (Meals - B - Breakfast)

After breakfast time at leisure & later pick from hotel to be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Muscat. Arrive Muscat & transfer to hotel. (B)
Day 13

Transfer from hotel to airport (Meals - B - Breakfast)

Enjoy your last breakfast as it is time for you to be collected at the hotel and transferred back to the Airport for your departure. Sadly all good things have to come to an end at some point but never fear or fret as we will be here next time you would like the holiday of your dreams. (B)

Inclusions

– Return airport pick & Drop off
– Hotels based on twin as stated above
– Return airfare to Salalah on Oman Air in economy class
– Return airfare to Khasab on Oman Air in economy class
– Tours in a comfortable saloon/4×4 with English speaking guide
– Water during excursions
– Entrance fee to all attractions as per the itinerary
 – Meals as indicated B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner

Exclusions

 – International airfare
– Cost of Oman Visa
– Any expenses of personal nature

CANCELLATION POLICY

No Show: 100%

Within 14 days: 50% charges apply.

Payment: 100% minimum 21 days prior to arrival via bank transfer

 

ALL COSTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE & AVAILABILITY/SCHEDULES

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                                    Starting From* USD 3240.00 per person on twin share basis (02pax)

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