Dunes Adventures & Tours LLC

Country: Oman
Traveler Activity: Adventure /History & Culture /Walking, Climbing & Trekking /Water Activities & Cruises /Wildlife & Nature

Description

Join us on our 8 Day Oman Tour - Land of Frankincense

Itinerary

Day 01: ARRIVING AT MUSCAT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Arriving Muscat & transfer to the Hotel. Overnight at Majan Muscat Hotel 4*.

Day 02: Muscat Sightseeing Tour BB

After breakfast, our guide will take you for a half day city tour through the capital area Muscat. We will start first with the Grand Mosque, which was opened in 2001 and has the world’s second largest hand-woven carpet (It contains 1,700,000,000 knots) and the second biggest Chandelier in the world (For women it is necessary to cover head, Arms and legs during the visit). After that we will drive to Muttrah via the Embassy street, on the way we will visit the natural history museum, which presents information about Fauna & Flora with displays on indigenous animals, insects, and birds and botanical gardens. After that we will visit the traditional Souq in Muttrah, where we will have enough time for shopping and to live the oriental flair. We ahead on to the old city Muscat, where we will visit the palace of his majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said and the old Portuguese Forts Jilali & Mirani (Visit of the palace and the forts will be only from outside). On the way back to the Hotel we will visit AL Bustan Palace which considered as the finest of its kind in the Middle East (there we will have the chance to have Omani coffee or Tea). Overnight at Majan Muscat Hotel 4*.

Day 03: Muscat – Qurayat- Sinkhole – Fins – Wadi Shab & Tiwi – Qalhat – Ras Al Hadd H

After breakfast you board our 4WD and drive to the south along the coastal road to Sur via Qurayat and Wadi Shab. The road takes you through wonderful views of valleys, white sandy beaches, and beautiful oasis. Our first stop will be at Quriyat, a small fishing village was famous for Horses trade. After that we will drive to the “Bimmah sinkhole”, a spectacular hole caused by a natural depression in the Earth’s surface, which cause a huge hole in the ground (The hole is full of water and there is a chance to have a swim there). On the way to the sinkhole you will enjoy the Rocky Mountains, narrow valleys and wadis at the foot of the barren mountains. We will drive after that to Fins Beach, one of the most beautiful white sandy beaches in Oman before driving on to Wadi Tiwi and there we can stop for a swim and enjoy the sandy beach (picnic lunch boxes will be served at convenient place on the beach). On the way to Tiwi we will visit wadi Shab, there we will go for a short walk through the valley and enjoy the magical nature there. In Tiwi we will stop for a photo for the village and then drive to Qalhat to visit the ruins of Baby Miriam. Next we proceed to Ras Al Hadd, where we will overnight and after Dinner you will take an excursion to Ras Al Jinz reserve to watch the green sea turtle laying their eggs on the beach. Overnight at the Turtle Beach Resort.

Day 4: Ras Al Hadd - Wadi Bani Khalid - Wahiba Sands F

After breakfast we will Leave Ras Al Hadd and drive to Wahiba Sands via Sur. In Sur we will have time to visit the oldest Dhow in Oman; which we call ‘Fath Al Khair’, the Dhow factory and the port of Sur which played an important role in our culture. We will continue driving after that towards Wadi Bani Khalid; the town was named after the Local head of a tribe “Bani Khalid”. The track winds and climbs steeply giving splendid views over the fertile wadi and the long belt of green date plantations. In Wadi Bani Khalid we will have the chance to have a dip in the crystal clear water pools. Next we will drive to Wahiba Sands, which is 15,000km² and famous for its different kinds of red and golden sand dunes, which can be in some places more than 120m high. In Wahiba we will have the chance to have Omani coffee with a Bedouin Family and see how people used to live in the desert for years. After watching a spectacular sunset on the top of the Sand Dunes and enjoy the Dune Bashing we will drive back to the camp, where an Arabic BBQ dinner will be served there. Overnight at the Safari Desert Camp.

Day 05: Wahiba Sands – Ibra – Jabal Al Akhdar - Nizwa H

In the morning we will drive to Ibra, where we will visit the old abandoned town “Al Minzafah” with its ancient historical ruins. In Ibra we will have also time to visit the Old women Market (only on Wednesdays), where we can buy Frankincense and traditional things before we drive to Nizwa, where we will overnight. Next we will drive to Jabal Al Akhdar, which is 2100m high over the sea level. There we will discover some beautiful mountain villages famous for rose and fruit plantations such as Al Ain, Al Shraijah and Wadi Bani Habib. Our guide will take you for a trekking tour through these three beautiful mountain villages and you will enjoy during the walk the breathtaking views and the green terraces after that we will drive to Nizwa. Overnight at Al Diyar Hotel.

Day 06: Nizwa - Al Hamra - Misfah Al Abreyeen - Jabal Shams H

After a good breakfast at the hotel we will drive from Nizwa to Jabal Shams, the highest peak in Oman (around 3009m over see level). On the way we will stop at Misfah Al Abreyeen, is a scenic farming village on the ridge of Jabal Al Akhdar. This village is characterized with its narrow corridors, picturesque windows and doors evoke a passage of time. Next we proceed to Al Hamra, with its 400 years mud brick houses. There we will visit an old house calls “Bait Al Safa”, a traditional Omani house where we will see how Omanis used to live before 400 years. After that we will drive to Jabal Al Shams, the way winds through beautiful wadis and abandoned villages such as Wadi Al Nakhar and wadi Ghoul. On the top of the mountain we will have a scenic view of the canyon and the abandoned village Sab Bani Khamis after that we will derive to our Sunrise Mountain Resort, where we will overnight.

Day 07: Jabal Shams - Wadi Bani Auf – Nakhl - Barka – Muscat H

Today we will start our tour early morning and drive to Muscat via Wadi Bani Auf. On the way to Muscat we will visit Birkat Al Sharaf Plateau and take some nice photos for the mountains before we start our adventure drive to Bilad Syeet, where we will go for trekking and visit the old village. After that we will drive to Nakhl and visit the Fort, which was designed around an irregularly shaped rock. After that we will visit Ain Al Thowarah, which is famous for its warm water springs. On the way back to Muscat we will stop for visiting Bait Al Na’aman, which was built by Imam Bel Arab Bin Sultan and his brother and used as a rest house in the 17th century and this fort is well furnished and restored. By the end of the day we will reach Muscat. Overnight at Majan Hotel Muscat 4*. Day 08: Departure & transfer to the airport BB

Early Morning we will Transfer you to the Marina for dolphin watching and snorkelling trip. Afternoon we will go for shopping before transferring you to the airport.

Price of the package:

Price for 02 pax: 1575 USD PP Price for 04 pax: 1105 USD PP

Price is including the following services:

All mentioned tours by air-conditioned 4x4 vehicles outside Muscat. All transfers from and to the Airport by air-conditioned saloon car. 03 Nights at Majan Muscat Hotel 4* on BB Basis. 01 Night at Turtle Beach Resort3* on HB Basis. 01 Night at Safari Desert Camp on HB Basis. 01 Night at Al Diyar Hotel Nizwa 3* on HB Basis. 01 Night at Sun Rise Mountain Resort on HB Basis. Overnight at the hotels as per the program above. Local English speaking guide/driver. Water and soft drinks on board during the round-trip. Meals are included as per the details mentioned above (B, ACCOMODATION ONLY - H, HALF-BOARD – F, FULL BOARD). Entrance fees for forts/museums & natural preserves during the round-trip. Info & travel kit from Dunes Adventures & Tours.

Price is not including the following:

Tip for the guide/drivers. Visa to Oman. International flight. Anything is not mentioned at the above 'including list'.

About the offer:

The offer is valid all year around. Suitable for all travellers with and without kids. Shows the most important monuments of Oman. Offers good quality of hotels and locations were chosen by specialists and experts.

About the Operator:

Dunes Adventures & Tours is a Destination Management Company Established in 2006 and based in Muscat, the capital area of the Sultanate of Oman. We are specialized in high quality and luxurious cultural, Adventure and leisure tours within the country. Dunes Adventures and Travels provides clients with authentic and magical Omani tours due to our extensive knowledge and experience in the country. Customers will be provided with all information about our proposed Oman Tours through our professional, friendly and efficient staff. We at Dunes Adventures & Tours are committed to offer the discerning traveller tailor-made packages to suit our customer needs. With Dunes Adventure & Tours you will feel the real Arabian hospitality and the unforgettable trip.

With Dunes Adventures you will discover a beautiful Arabic country was Called in the past Majan, which means “The land of Copper” and was also described in the old writings as “The Land of Frankincense” where Beaches, Desert, Oasis, ancient forts and Mountains exists next to each other and gives this country its’ own character. Since 2006 we works continuously on adding our tours and adventure packages fantastic touches makes them different to the others.

We can manage all kind of tours and offer special cultural programs for groups and Individual visitors. We provide our guests the best services right from their arrivals until they depart and the only thing which our guest will remember about Oman is the great time they had with us because “we do more than you expect”. After the wonderful time you will have here with us, Oman will become for you an unforgettable, inspiring and magnificent memory forever.

Reasons for Travel

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Dunes Adventures & Tours provides the following service in Oman:

  • Hotel bookings all over the sultanate of Oman.
  •  Self-drive services & tailor made programs for individuals and private groups.
  • Various daily excursions & safari programs.
  • Airport representation, local assistance and guidance for tourists.
  • Study Tours, fishing, Wild Wadi Safari, Bird Watching, Diving, Dune bashing, Trekking and camping Tours.
  • Eco Tourism Programs
  • Dhow cruise and Dolphin watching trips.
  • Programs for Incentive groups. Events and conferences
  • Motivational Travel & Team building programs.

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