MOUNTAIN & BEACHES OF OMAN – LUXURY

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  • 7 Days

Marhba! Welcome to Muscat!

After completion of the airport formalities like immigration, baggage collection, and customs clearance, proceed to the arrival hall. Here you will be met and greeted by the chauffeur and then transferred to Five Star Luxury Hotel Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah hotel resort.

Check-in at the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Muscat City tour

Today you will enjoy the wonderful half-day Muscat City tour. (Duration 04 Hours)hrs

The tour starts with the visit to the Grand mosque of Oman, completed in 2001, and is one of the biggest mosque’s in the world. The mosque features a blend of Islamic, Middle Eastern, and Omani architectural styles, and hosts one of the world’s largest handmade Persian rugs and one of the world’s biggest crystal chandeliers. Proceed the tour with photo stop at 16th Centuries Portuguese forts, Jalali and Mirani, and Al Alam Palace – the official residence of the Sultan. Visit the Bait Al Zubair museum for a fine display of Omani culture and history.

Later proceed to visit the famous Mattrah Souq - one of the oldest markets in Oman. The narrow covered alleys of souq are where you can smell exotic aromas of mounds of spices and alluring perfumes that fill the environment. You can also buy souvenirs and gifts.

The market is located at the ancient sea-front promenade Corniche, on a bay which ships visited from every part of the world.

After completion of the tour, you will be driven back to the hotel.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in the opulent luxury of Oman.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Spend your day enjoying this beautiful resort.

You can swim at the beach or in the swimming pool, enjoy the lazy river, various water sports like diving, snorkeling, kayaking, water boarding, water skiing, windsurfing, etc, and many indoor sports facilities.

The day will be filled with fun activities.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out from the hotel.

Stop at Birkat Al Mouz

This day tour starts with a journey to Birkat Al Mouz. It is one of the most famous villages in ruins of the country and home to the traditional Falaj irrigation system. This irrigation system is listed as UNESCO world heritage and supplies water to date palms, and vegetables for many orchards. It's worth spending some walk around the old part of the village which offers picturesque surroundings, two old ruins and a large banana plantation which is encircled by tall mountains.

Jebel Akdhar

Continues to Jebel Akhdar also known as "Green Mountain" which is considered one of the most scenic areas in Oman. This mountain range is part of the Al Hajar Mountains and is mostly composed of limestone and forms one of the highest peaks in Oman. The moist land of Jebel Akdhar allows the growth of trees and shrubs that produce fruits such as pomegranates, walnuts, etc.

Check into the hotel. Rest of the at leisure.

Overnight in the hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel.

You can enjoy the view of the lush gardens on the top plateau and see impressive fruit and vegetable gardens, which are built on terraces on the side of the mountain.

Take a beautiful scenic walk along the edge of the mountain and through some villages. You will enjoy the spectacular views over the deep valley and the garden plantations.

Visit the famous rose gardens. The man-made terraces in the villages of Al Ain, Al Shiraijah, and Al Aqua are covered in pink with native roses. Over the centuries rose distillers in Jebel Akhdar wait for the spring season to bloom. The rose water is kept in clay urns for ninety days until the distillation process is complete. The rose harvesting season is from March-May.

Overnight in the hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out from the hotel.

Stop at Nizwa Fort & Souq

The return journey to Muscat continues with a visit to the Old Capital of Oman, Nizwa.

After arrival Nizwa, an ancient Nizwa Fort whose history dates back to the 12th century. It was built by Sultan Bin Saif Yaruba, the first imam of the Yaruba Dynasty. The fort is famous for its massive circular cannon tower, antiques, and silver jewelry. When inside the fort, you’ll be thrilled to pass through its ancient doorways, narrow staircases and corridors, high-ceiling halls, and a maze of rooms. As Nizwa is a town that is surrounded by date palms, one can enjoy an amazing view of the entire town and its date plantation from the top of the tower.

After the fort, visit traditional Nizwa Souq, a place where a wide variety of vendors offer their goods, vegetables, pottery, jewelry, handicrafts, Omani sweet (Halwa) dates, spice, and souvenirs. Another attraction is the Friday cattle market when the locals from the nearby villages come to sell their cattle and chickens in a circus-style open marketplace.

Arrive at Muscat.

Check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at relaxation. Overnight in the hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast

It's now time to bid adieu to the beautiful Arab land as you will be headed back to the airport for the onward journey.

TOUR ENDS

 

Price Includes
Airport transfers for arrival & departure at Muscat International airport in an A/c vehicle
04 Night’s accommodation (base category rooms) in Muscat with breakfast as per the itinerary
02 Nights in Jebel Akdhar (base category rooms) inclusive of breakfast
All sightseeing tours in air – conditioned vehicle as mentioned in the above itinerary ( Vehicle NOT at disposal)
Entrance fees – Bait Al Zubair Museum & Nizwa Fort
01 Bottle Mineral water per day
Price Excludes
International flights
Oman Visa
Personal expenses
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
Bank remittance charges

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