Ultimate Oman is an adventure like no other that lets you experience all the best attractions this breathtaking country has to offer. Discover Muscat as you learn to haggle at the Corniche and admire the beauty of the grand mosque, before travelling for a night in the desert and so much more.
ARRIVAL IN MUSCAT
Upon arrival into Muscat, you will be welcomed by your driver who transfers you to the Park Inn Hotel. From here you will have the choice to spend your evening as you wish either in this wonderful hotel getting settled or by exploring the local area. We recommend taking a walk down by the coast and taking in the local culture at the Corniche.
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Your first full day will be spent enjoying the facilities of your wonderful hotel in the morning as you are given some time to relax and catch up on sleep. Mid-afternoon you’ll meet your guide in reception who will take you along stunning coastal roads to Muttrah where you’ll visit their famous souk market for an authentic Arabian shopping experience.
On your third day, your private driver will take you on a coastal tour en route to the Carapace Lodge where you’ll stay whilst visiting the Ras Al Hadd Turtle Reserve. Here you will witness thousands of sea turtles making their way to the Arabian Gulf to lay their eggs.
Following breakfast, you will meet your tour guide and proceed to the stunning Wadi Bani Khalid to see its famous caves and waterfalls. From here you will be transferred by private car to the 1000 Nights Camp in the Wahiba Sands desert, and take an exciting drive through the dunes. Here you can partake in Camel Rides, Quad Biking & Jeep Dune Driving.
After a great nights rest at the 1000 Nights Camp, you’ll be transferred to Al Hamra, stopping off at the famous Ibra Souk along the way. Al Hara features a number of attractions including Jebels Shamms, the highest mountain in Oman. From here you will be taken to The View, a stunning accommodation that provides spectacular views out across the desert.
Today you will be leaving the Al Hamra and making your way back to Muscat. On the way, you will be stopping off at the ancient city of Nizwa. Your guide will take you to Nizwa Fort where you will learn all about its fascinating history. The 17th-century fort is enormous and dominates the city which has evolved around it. From here you will carry on to the Shangri-La Hotel.
After you’ve finished your breakfast, you’ll leave for Marina Bander Al Rowdha. Here you will head out to sea in search of Dolphins, each excursion is coordinated with other boats to heighten the chances of seeing the dolphins playing in their natural habitat. You will then return to the quay where you’ll be driven back to the hotel.
For your eighth day in Oman, you will visit the famous Grand Mosque, the only mosque in Oman to allow visitors who are not Muslim. From here you will be driven to the impressive Muscat Opera House, and have the rest of the day to enjoy Muscat as you please.
FINAL DAYS IN MUSCAT
You can spend your final two days as you wish, enjoying the hotel facilities or taking in the beauty and culture of Muscat. There is plenty to do in this vibrant city and the hotel will be happy to assist in booking any other activities you wish to do during your stay. On your final afternoon, your private driver will transfer you to the airport in plenty of time for your flight.
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