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Images of Oman

15 days from £3985 per person

Sharing a border to the north with the United Arab Emirates, to the west with Saudi Arabia and to the east with the Arabian Sea, Oman is famed for its spectacularly diverse natural scenery. This itinerary begins in capital Muscat, with ample time for exploration, before continuing onto historic Nizwa, Jabrin castle, Bahla Fort and the fascinating Bat tombs. Leaving the mountains of the Jabal Shams behind, drive to the Wahiba Sands where a night will be spent in the desert. End your journey by flying to Salalah in southern Oman to relax and experience the local region.

Route; Muscat – Nizwa – Wahiba Sands – Ras Al-Jinz – Salalah

Itinerary Highlights

The harbour of the port city of Muscat is an intriguing cluster of white-washed buildings. A convoluted history of traders and occupiers has left many interesting monuments.

The Al Hajar Mountains run through northern Oman and contain plateaus, gorges, villages, forts and castles within their steep rocky valleys. Jebel Shams is the highest peak at 3000m.

Salalah, the traditional capital of Dhofar, prospered due to the incense trade. During the monsoon season from July to September, the whole region turns a lush green.

Itinerary: Images of Oman

Depart London Heathrow on the overnight Oman Air flight to Muscat. (N)
Arrive into Muscat where you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. The rest of the day will be at leisure to relax after your journey. (N)
Accommodation in Muscat: Grand Hyatt Hotel (or similar)
Today enjoy sightseeing of Muscat, capital of Oman and a city with a character quite distinct to its neighbouring capitals. Places of interest include the narrow white–washed streets of the old walled city, the Grand Mosque and Natural History Museum. (B)
Accommodation in Muscat: Grand Hyatt Hotel (or similar)
At leisure. (B)
Accommodation in Muscat: Grand Hyatt Hotel (or similar)
After breakfast continue by road to Nizwa stopping en–route in Seeb, the picturesque town of Nakhal and Wadi Bani Auf. Nizwa, which is surrounded by an oasis of date palms, is dominated by a 17th century fort constructed by Sultan bin Saif al–Yaruba and remains the gateway to Oman’s historical heartland. (B)
Accommodation in Nizwa: Golden Tulip Hotel (or similar)
Today, visit Wadi Nakheer and the dramatic canyon at Wadi Ghul. (B)
Accommodation in Nizwa: Golden Tulip Hotel (or similar)
Today enjoy a visit to the impressive castle at Jabrin and the 14th century Bahla Fort – the latter a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the highlights of the region. (B)
Accommodation in Nizwa: Golden Tulip Hotel (or similar)
After breakfast, leave Nizwa and continue by car to the Wahiba Sands, home of the Bedouins. (B/D)
Accommodation in Wahiba Sands: Desert Nights Camp (or similar)
Today visit the beautiful Wadi Bani Khalid en–route to coastal Ras Al–Jinz — the easternmost point of the Arabian Peninsula. An important turtle nesting site, in the evening visit the protected beach with a warden and witness up to five different species of turtle who call this area home. (B)
Accommodation in Ras Al–Jinz: Ras Al–Jinz Centre (or similar)
This morning leave Ras Al–Jinz and return to Muscat Airport in good time to catch your onward flight to the southern city of Salalah. (B/L)
Accommodation in Salalah: Hilton Salalah Resort (or similar)
Today drive past grazing camels and flocks of flamingos to the historic town of Mirbat to visit its old merchant houses before returning to Salalah stopping en-route in Taqa. (B)
Accommodation in Salalah: Hilton Salalah Resort (or similar)
After breakfast, leave your hotel and visit Job’s Tomb which is located on a hilltop overlooking Salalah. Later visit the spectacular Mughsail Beach before returning to your hotel in the afternoon. (B)
Accommodation in Salalah: Hilton Salalah Resort (or similar)
At leisure to relax. (B)
Accommodation in Salalah: Hilton Salalah Resort (or similar)
Today you will be transferred back to Salalah Airport in good time to catch your onward flight to Muscat. On your arrival connect onto the Oman Air flight to London. (B)
**KEY: N = No meals, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

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What's included

  • International flights from the UK
  • Domestic flights
  • Private car and driver
  • Sightseeing with local English speaking guides
  • Hotel accommodation and taxes

What's not included

  • Cost of visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Expenses of a personal nature

Guide to Price

The above price is based on two people travelling together and sharing accommodation in low season. The price is only a guide and can vary according to selected airlines, hotels and date of travel. If you wish to travel with your family, friends or on your own we will be very happy to assist you with your arrangements.

Oman Holiday Review

We are now back in the UK, having enjoyed a wonderful trip to Oman. The itinerary worked out very well and the scenery in Oman was stunning.  We thoroughly enjoyed all the interesting places we visited. Our driver/guide – Mohammed – made the trip exceptional. Mohammed was calm, kind, helpful, informative, spoke very good English and was a joy to be with. Many thanks again to yourself, for putting together our itinerary at quite short notice – it was really great trip.

JM - Oman - January 2017

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