02 Days Turtle by Night from / to Muscat
A baby turtle along the shore

Start Time: 08:00

Details

2 Days | 1 Night

Tour Type: Private
Runs: Everyday
Accommodation: 3* Hotel
Minimum Age: 12

Tour Description


Be one with nature with this 2 days trip that will take you to the blue waters of Oman in Wadi Arabayeen, Bimmah Sinkhole, and Wadi Bani Khalid. At night, you will have a chance to watch some turtles coming into nests on the sands. Have a thrilling visit to the Wahiba Sands and share some home-cooked meals with a Bedouin family.

Highlights

  • Get a chance to observe some turtles on the beach at Ras Al Jinz Reserve
  • Relax and refresh in the cool waters of the beautiful Wadi Bani Khalid
  • Visit Wahiba Sands and see the beautiful landscape of the desert

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Muscat Hotel – Wadi Arabayeen – Bimmah Sinkhole – Sur Dhow Factory – Turtle by Night – Ras Al Jinz Reserve    

08:00 pickup Muscat hotel lobby. By 4WD we drive to Ras Al Junaiz via the scenic and rugged coastal route. This tour offers breathtaking glimpses of the blue waters of the Gulf of Oman offset by pristine white beaches. We drive past the fishing village of Quriyat. There is a good chance of spotting Flamingos and Eagles at an inland stream. Visit the picturesque Wadi Arabayeen with its deep pools of water set among the date palms. We then proceed to the Bimmah Sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with blue-green water at the bottom. On clear sunny days while driving along the coast one might chance to see sharks in the deep blue waters or fleet footed Gazelles sprint across the landscape. Arrive in Sur and visit the fish jetty and dhow factory. After a set menu lunch at Sur Plaza Hotel, we continue our drive to Ras Al Junaiyz, a sanctuary for the green turtles. Check into the hotel. Dinner at the hotel. At night we have a short walk to the beach escorted by trained guides to watch the turtles coming into nests on the sands.


Ras Al Jinz Turtle Centre
Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Ras Al Jinz – Wadi Bani Khalid – Wahiba Sands – Muscat    

08:00 set off to Wadi Bani Khalid. It comprises small pretty villages embedded in the mountains. The wadi has clear deep blue water. It is advisable to wear light comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Then to the Wahiba Sands, a sea of red and white sand and dunes rising up to 200 meters. The ever-changing patterns of the dunes are a photographer’s delight. Experience a roller coaster-like feeling as our experienced driver takes you over the dunes. The Wahiba Sands is also home to the traditional Bedouin tribe who are known for their hospitality and their knowledge of the sands. We will stop by a Bedouin family in their traditional and simple habitat. Set menu lunch will be served at Al Sharqiyah Sands Hotel before your 2 hours return transfer to Muscat at approximately 17:30.


Breakfast & Lunch

Inclusions


  • Transportation in 4WD with English speaking chauffeur
  • Overnight at Ras Al Jinz Visitor Centre in Carapace rooms on HB basis
  • Set menu lunch at Sur Plaza Hotel on day 1
  • Set menu lunch at Al Sharqiyah Sands Hotel on day 2
  • Entrance fees to mentioned sites
  • Bottled water in vehicle
  • Service charge and taxes

Exclusions


  •  Any hotel accommodation in Muscat 
  •  Travel insurance 
  •  Tips to the driver or guides 
  •  Meals and beverages not mentioned in the inclusions 
  •  Any personal expenses 
  •  Compulsory Christmas and New Year’s gala dinner 
  •  Others not mentioned in the inclusions 

Practical Info


- The price is calculated for this itinerary. Modified itineraries may result in higher costs.
- Any change in the number of passengers affects the quote.
- The driver/tour guide escorts according to the booked itinerary, he is not 24/7 at your disposal.
- Official check-in time at hotels is 15:00 – check-out time at hotels 12:00.
- Dress Code: light clothes covering arms and legs; women need to cover the hair when visiting a mosque.
- Highly recommended to bring comfortable walking shoes, sunblock, sunglasses, hat and mosquito repellent.

Important Notes for Turtle Watching:
• Never approach turtles emerging from the sea or disturb nesting turtles.
• Watch out for disoriented hatchlings and direct them seawards.
• Never leave waste on the beach.
• Avoid making noise around the nesting beach.
• Using a flashlight is prohibited. The best photo opportunity would be early morning around 05:30.
• Wear light pullovers in dark colors only.
• Carry only one small overnight bag due to the limited baggage space.
• The package is not recommended in the month of May.

How to Book this Tour


- After booking the tour with us online, one of our consultants will get in touch within 24 hours. You need to pay then a 25% deposit by credit card or by bank transfer. The full payment is due latest 15 days before the tour start.
- Cancellations or changes need to be sent in written form. Charges are as follows:
• 5% of the total price of the trip for cancellations from the date of booking until 41 days before departure.
• 50% of the total price of the trip for cancellations or changes made 40 to 15 days before departure.
• 100% of the total price of the trip for cancellations or changes made 14 to 01 days before departure or no show.
- For refunds, we do not cover transaction fees charged by credit card companies and banks.
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