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Oman: Treasures of History and Culture
Profile of Oman Trip “Treasures of History and Culture”
  • Embark on an exhilarating journey to uncover the enchanting marvels of Wadi Shab, Wadi Tiwi, Qalhat, and Sur.
  • Immerse yourself in the extraordinary natural wonders of Wadi Bani Khalid and Wahiba Sands.
  • Step into a world where ancient customs and architectural masterpieces intertwine, from the bustling Nizwa Souk to the grand forts of Nizwa and Bahla.
  • Marvel at the unmatched beauty of Wadi Nakhr and delve into the vibrant weaving traditions of a local village.
  • Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring splendour of Misfat Al Abreen, Wadi Bani Auf, and Bilad Sayt.
  • Appreciate the striking contrast between serene mountain retreats and the bustling city life of Muscat.
  • Connect with the local culture by visiting a Bedouin family in Wahiba Sands and experience their daily life.
  • Enjoy leisurely strolls through traditional and artisanal Souks, where local artisans showcase their exquisite crafts and merchandise.
  • Savour the rich culinary heritage of Oman by indulging in a variety of traditional Omani dishes.
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture and embrace the genuine warmth and hospitality of the people you encounter throughout your journey.
Itinerary of Oman Trip “Treasures of History and Culture”
Day 01: Muscat Int’l Airport
  • Upon your arrival at Muscat Int’l Airport, you will be greeted and welcomed by our professional representative.
  • From there, you will be escorted to your hotel in Muscat, captivating and cosmopolitan destination renowned for its harmonious fusion of history, culture, and modern conveniences.
Day 02: Muscat – Wadi Shab – Sur
  • Embark on an adventure to explore the captivating wonders of Oman’s natural and historical treasures. Begin your journey by visiting the breathtaking Bimah sinkhole, an awe-inspiring limestone crater adorned with mesmerizing blue-green water. Its inviting allure is sure to captivate your senses and leave you in awe of nature’s splendour.
  • Continue your exploration to Wadi Shab, which translates to “Valley between the cliffs.” Take the opportunity to embark on a leisurely walk through the wadi, surrounded by towering cliffs that create a dramatic backdrop. As you venture further, you’ll be greeted by enchanting pools that emerge along the path. Don’t miss the chance to indulge in a refreshing swim in these inviting pools, offering a rejuvenating experience amidst the natural beauty of the surroundings.
  • Next, venture into Wadi Tiwi, a hidden gem characterized by its vibrant green pools and lush plantations. The contrasting hues of the water against the verdant landscape create a sight to behold. Take your time to immerse yourself in the tranquillity of this oasis, appreciating the harmonious coexistence of water and greenery in the heart of the arid desert.
  • As you continue your journey, make a stop at Qalhat, renowned for its historical significance in trade between Oman and India. Delve into the fascinating history of this ancient city, which thrived as a hub for the export of spices from India and the import of goods. While visiting Qalhat, catch a glimpse of the Bibi Mariam Tomb, an architectural marvel that stands as a testament to the region’s rich heritage. Please note that the tomb may be closed temporarily for ongoing archaeological searches.
  • Your next destination is Sur, celebrated for its vibrant trading culture and renowned Dhow Building Yard. Witness the traditional craftsmanship first-hand as skilled artisans construct these iconic Arabian sailing vessels. Take a moment to soak in the picturesque sight of the sheltered lagoon, a serene setting that paints a perfect picture of tranquillity. If luck is on your side, you may have the extraordinary opportunity to witness the magical sight of turtles coming ashore at night to lay their eggs, a truly mesmerizing spectacle that speaks to the beauty and resilience of nature.
  • Embarking on this journey through Oman’s natural wonders and cultural heritage promises to leave you with unforgettable memories and a deep appreciation for the country’s captivating landscapes and rich history.
Day 03: Sur – Wadi Bani Khalid – Wahiba Sands
  • Embark on an unforgettable drive to Wadi Bani Khalid, a truly picturesque oasis nestled in the heart of Oman. This wadi stands out among others for its perennial water flow, ensuring a lush and vibrant landscape year-round. Prepare to be enchanted by the sight of crystal-clear water cascading through the wadi, creating a serene and idyllic atmosphere that is perfect for relaxation and rejuvenation.
  • As your journey progresses, you’ll venture further into the mesmerizing expanse of Wahiba Sands. This desert landscape is characterized by its golden sand dunes that stretch as far as the eye can see. Immerse yourself in the enchanting tranquillity of the desert, where the peacefulness of the surroundings is unmatched. The vastness and serenity of the desert provide the perfect setting for introspection and inner peace.
  • During your time in Wahiba Sands, seize the opportunity to connect with the local culture by visiting a Bedouin family. Experience their warm hospitality as they welcome you into their traditional way of life. Engage in conversation, learn about their customs and traditions, and gain insights into their deep-rooted connection with the desert.
  • For the adventurous at heart, indulge in the thrilling activity of dune bashing. Buckle up and hold on tight as you navigate the undulating sand dunes in a 4×4 vehicle, experiencing the exhilarating rush of adrenaline that comes with conquering nature’s sandy playground. Feel the excitement and joy as you ride the dunes, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
  • In the midst of your desert exploration, take moments to pause and appreciate the tranquillity that surrounds you. Observe the shifting hues of the desert sands as the sun rises and sets, casting a magical glow over the landscape. Revel in the silence interrupted only by the whispers of the wind, allowing yourself to be fully present in this serene desert oasis.
  • Driving through Wadi Bani Khalid and Wahiba Sands offers an extraordinary opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Oman. From the perennial beauty of the wadi to the golden sands of the desert, this journey promises unforgettable encounters, breathtaking landscapes, and a profound sense of tranquillity that can only be found in the embrace of nature.
Day 04: Wahiba Sands – Nizwa – Bahla
  • Embark on a captivating journey from Ibra to Nizwa, immersing yourself in the rich history and cultural heritage of Oman. Nizwa, once the capital of the country, awaits with its intriguing blend of old-world charm and modern vibrancy. Begin your exploration by strolling through the traditional and craft Souk, a bustling marketplace where local artisans showcase their exquisite handicrafts and wares. Engage your senses as you peruse the vibrant stalls filled with textiles, jewelry, spices, and other treasures, offering a glimpse into Oman’s traditional craftsmanship.
  • No visit to Nizwa would be complete without venturing to its iconic Fort. The Fort of Nizwa, with its commanding presence and impressive circular tower, stands as a testament to the city’s historical significance. Step back in time as you explore the fort’s intricate architecture and discover its fascinating exhibits, providing insights into Oman’s past. From the top of the tower, indulge in panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, a testament to the strategic importance of the fort in bygone eras.
  • Continuing your journey, make your way to the charming town of Bahla, enveloped by a 12-kilometer-long ancient wall. Bahla’s rich history and cultural heritage are evident as you wander through its narrow streets, lined with traditional mud-brick houses and adorned with intricate carvings. Immerse yourself in the town’s artistic traditions by visiting the pottery-making workshops, where skilled craftsmen create beautiful clay vessels using age-old techniques. Witness the dedication and precision involved in this timeless craft, a testament to Oman’s artistic heritage.
  • While in Bahla, be sure to explore the old Bahla Fort, one of the oldest and most well-preserved forts in Oman. Marvel at its imposing architecture, fortified walls, and intricate details, which have earned it recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage site. As you wander through its halls and courtyards, envision the stories that unfolded within its walls throughout the centuries, offering a glimpse into Oman’s rich historical tapestry.
  • The journey from Ibra to Nizwa, and further to Bahla, takes you through a captivating tapestry of Oman’s cultural and historical treasures. From the vibrant Souk of Nizwa to the majestic Forts of Nizwa and Bahla, you’ll be immersed in a world where ancient traditions and architectural marvels intertwine. As you explore these enchanting destinations, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for Oman’s heritage and the enduring spirit of its people.
Day 05: Nizwa – Jebel Shams – Wadi Nakhr
  • Embark on a transfer to Jebel Shams, a magnificent mountain range in Oman that promises awe-inspiring natural beauty and breathtaking vistas. Along the way, you’ll encounter the remarkable Wadi Nakhr, a narrow canyon renowned for its stunning beauty and geological significance. Prepare to be captivated by the sheer grandeur of this place, as it ranks among the deepest canyons on Earth.
  • As you venture deeper into Wadi Nakhr, you’ll have the opportunity to visit a local village known for its thriving weaving industry, with a particular focus on Omani rugs. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and traditions of the village as you witness skilled artisans at work, intricately weaving beautiful rugs that showcase the rich heritage of Oman. Take the time to appreciate the craftsmanship and dedication that goes into creating these exquisite pieces of art.
  • Continuing your journey, you’ll ascend to the summit of Jebel Shams, aptly named the “Sun Mountain.” Standing at an impressive height of 3009 meters, Jebel Shams proudly claims the title of Oman’s highest peak. As you reach the top, prepare to be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views that stretch as far as the eye can see. The vastness and grandeur of the mountain range unfold before you, offering a sense of serenity and a humbling perspective on the beauty of the natural world.
  • At the summit of Jebel Shams, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the surroundings. Breathe in the fresh mountain air, feel the cool breeze on your skin, and allow yourself to be embraced by the peacefulness of the elevated landscape. Whether you choose to take a leisurely hike along the mountain trails or simply sit and soak in the majestic views, the experience is sure to leave an indelible mark on your memory.
  • Transferring to Jebel Shams allows you to witness the unparalleled beauty of Wadi Nakhr, explore the vibrant weaving traditions of a local village, and ascend to the summit of Oman’s highest peak. The journey not only offers an opportunity to appreciate the geological wonders of the region but also allows for a deep connection with nature and a moment of reflection amidst the awe-inspiring mountain landscape.
Day 06: Misfat Al Abreen – Wadi Bani Auf – Bilad Sayt – Muscat
  • Embark on a captivating journey as you head towards Misfat Al Abreen, a hidden gem nestled in a breathtaking landscape adorned with terraced plantations. This picturesque village offers a rare sight in Oman, as the majority of palm trees are traditionally grown on the plains. Prepare to be enchanted by the sight of lush greenery cascading down the terraces, creating a tranquil oasis amidst the rugged mountains.
  • From Misfat Al Abreen, set off on an exhilarating adventure along the track that leads to Wadi Bani Auf. This scenic route takes you on a thrilling trip over the mountains, allowing you to soak in panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and rocky cliffs. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you navigate the winding roads and rugged terrain, immersing yourself in the untamed beauty of the natural landscape.
  • As your journey continues, discover Bilad Sayt, a serene mountain hamlet tucked away in the heart of the mountains. This hidden gem offers a tranquil retreat from the bustling world, where time seems to stand still. Marvel at the traditional stone houses that dot the landscape, creating a harmonious blend with the rugged mountains cape. The road to Bilad Sayt may be steep, but the breathtaking vistas and the sense of tranquillity that awaits you make it a journey well worth taking.
  • After immersing yourself in the beauty of Misfat Al Abreen, Wadi Bani Auf, and Bilad Sayt, it’s time to return to Muscat, the capital city of Oman. Reflect on the memories and experiences gathered along your journey as you make your way back to the vibrant urban center. Take a moment to appreciate the stark contrast between the peaceful mountain retreats and the bustling city life, cherishing the diverse facets of Oman’s captivating landscapes.
  • Heading back to Muscat concludes your remarkable adventure, filled with captivating sights, exhilarating journeys, and moments of tranquility in the heart of nature. The memories you’ve created along the way will stay with you, serving as a reminder of the extraordinary beauty and serenity that Oman has to offer.
Day 07: Muscat Int’l Airport
  • Transfer to Muscat Int’l Airport for your departure flight, bidding farewell to Oman with cherished memories of its rich history, cultural heritage, and warm hospitality.
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