6 Days | 5 Nights
Welcome to the Sultanate of Oman! Meet and transfer to your hotel in Muscat for your overnight stay.
08:00 check-out hotel and proceed to visit the Seeb fishing village and drive to the sparkling springs at Nakhl. Drive through the spectacular Wadi Bani Auf . This stretch of graded road is very adventurous & for the physically fit only as it involves steep bends and bumpy roads. Visit the charming mountain village of Bilad Sayt where one is awestruck by the beauty of the landscape. This 70 km stretch of road continues unto the village of Al Hamra famous for its date plantations. Dinner and overnight stay at Al Hamra.
08:00 proceed to visit the village of Al Hamra well known for clay houses. Visit Misfat al Abriyeen (Misfah) a pretty mountain village with stone dwellings still in existence. Our next stop takes us to Wadi Nakher located in the depth of our deepest canyon. While heading for Jebel Shams stop at the terrace farming village of Wadi Ghul. In the Jebel Akhdar range Jebel Shams the highest peak offers a spectacular view. Proceed on to Bahla Fort, continue to Jabrin Palace where the visitor is able to capture the medieval atmosphere and view the beautiful handpainted ceilings and carved door frames. Dinner and overnight stay at The View.
08:00 visit Nizwa Souq renowned for its Friday cattle auction, intricately hand-carved “Khanjars” (daggers) and ornamental silver jewellery. Drive to the pretty village of Birkat Al Mauz. Enjoy a walk through the lush green date plantations. We proceed to Wadi Al Madeen, where the entry permits have to be shown. From here a 36 km stretch of winding road takes one to Jebel Al Akhdar (2,000 m above sea level), the green jewel of the Al Hajjar mountain ranges, a truly unique spot in the Arabian Peninsula. Enjoy the cool climate up in the mountains. Al Jebel Al Akhdar is famed for its fruit orchards typically laid out terrace style along the slopes of mountains, which are endowed with natural springs and an irrigation system, called aflaj. One can view the beautiful rose gardens of the late Sultan Qaboos (entry not permitted ). The villages of Saiq, Wadi Bani Habib and Al Ain dot the landscape. The villages overlook a spectacular landscape of dramatic peaks, gorges and wadis. The roses of Jabal Al Akhdar fill the air with fragrance when in full bloom (March / April). Rose water is distilled in the homes of the villagers. Overnight at Nizwa hotel.
07:30 proceed to the Sinaw market which is a traditional old market where one can view trade in goats, guns and silver. Visit Wadi Bani Khalid one of Oman’s most spectacular wadis with its deep blue pools of water. From here we proceed to the Wahiba Sands. Visit a Bedouin family in the wilderness. Dinner and overnight at camp in Wahiba Sands.
08:00 experience the thrills of dune driving before departing for Sur. Visit the traditional dhow factory. Stop at Fins beach for a swim. Our next stop is the Bimmah Sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with blue green water at the bottom. At Dibab take an adventurous offroad track to visit the Wadi Arbayeen, characterized by date palms and deep pools of water. Proceed to the village of Mazara to see the Wadi Dayqah Dam before returning to Muscat. Drop off at the hotel of your choice (accommodation not included) – our service ends.