On arrival at Muscat International airport, you will be met by our local representative and transferred to the hotel. Evening is at leisure. Overnight stay in Muscat
Muscat – City Tour
Enjoy a Half day city tour of Muscat. The visit includes Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, an architectural monument, and Bait Al Zubair museum, which showcases Omani heritage with a vast collection of antiques, traditional Omani weaponry, jewellery, costumes, domestic utensils and recreated urban and rural environments. The drive through old Muscat, surrounded by steep mountains and flanked by the twin 16th century Jalali and Mirani forts, extends to Al Alam Palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos. A stop at Muttrah, the main port area, leads to explore an ancient and colorful souk. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay in Muscat.(B) (Note: Grand Mosque visitor timings are 8am – 11am only. Friday no visit)
Muscat – Nizwa
Experience the true sights and sounds of Oman. Begin by driving to the Dakhalia region of Oman, via the Samail passes and the three abandoned villages of Birkat Al-Mouz. Visit Nizwa, the ancient capital in the interior region. Stroll through its famous souq where silver and coppersmiths produce exquisite ornaments in front of your eyes. Souvenir hunters will treasure the famous Omani khanjar, coffee pot and copper vessels. Proceed to the historic Nizwa Fort for a visit before proceeding to the Jabrin Castle for a visit. Check into the hotel. Overnight stay in Nizwa. (B) (Note: Visit of Jabrin Castle will not be possible on a Friday)
Nizwa – Jebel Shams – Muscat
This morning, continue through graded tracks, stopping at Wadi Ghul, a fascinating village surrounded by lofty mountain ranges. The panoramic mountain drive to Jebel Shams (Mountain of the Sun), the second highest peak in the Arab Gulf region, rising to over 2000 metres. The picturesque setting offers incredible views of the rugged landscape. A visit to the mountain village of Misfah offers a rewarding study of ancient architecture seen in stone houses. Later drive back to Muscat. Overnight stay in Muscat. (B)
This morning we transfer you back to the airport for your flight back home.