7 Days Oman

7 Days Oman

String together the polished exteriors of Muscat and bind it with the bustle of a souk that adheres as well as serves as a departure from the usual impressions of an Arabic bazaar at Sinaw. Glide through the array of carpets and spices at Nizwa, conjure tales of Sinbad at a dhow yard at Sur. Break free from the crowds and push towards the silence of a bronze desert, swim in an oasis, watch turtles brave the shore and intersperse all these with excursions to the country’s most famous castles and forts.  

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Inclusions


Accommodations

5 Night twin share hotel 1 Night Desert Camp

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Activities

Natural History Museum, Great Mosque of Sultan Qaboos, Al Alam’s Palace, Portuguese Fortress, Fish Market, Mutrah Souk, Nizwa Fort, Nizwa Souk, Jabreen Castle, Bahla Fort, Bedouin Village of Sinaw, Bidiyah, Wahabi Sands, Dhow Factory Visit and Turtle Beach, Mibam Oasis, Wadi Shab, Bimmah Sinkhole

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Airport Transfer

Arrival & Departure transfer included

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Local Tipping

Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport

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Meals

6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners

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Transportation

Private bus, Train, Auto rickshaw, Boat, Private vehicle, Cycle rickshaw

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Itinerary

Day 1
Muscat
Day 2
Muscat
Day 3
Nizwa
Day 4
Wahiba Sands
Day 5
Sur
Day 6
Muscat
Day 7
Muscat

Day 01 Welcome to Muscat

Hello and welcome to Oman! Slide right out of the airport along with our representative who’ll be at hand to assist you with your transfer to the hotel. You’re at liberty to unwind and relax for much of the day but don’t forget that 6 pm meeting scheduled to thresh out all the pre-trip formalities.

Day 02 Great Mosque of Sultan Qaboos

It’s going to be a busy first day so get stuck into your breakfast before setting off to the National Museum to get an overview of the country – an ideal way to get your head around Oman. Follow this visit by striding onto the gardens of the Great Mosque of Sultan Qaboos, which dominates not only the Muscat skyline but all other architectural wonders of the city. Decipher the intricate mosaic work and all elements that contributed to its construction – the chandelier and carpet in particular, both fabled to be the largest of its kind. Complete your forenoon with a walk along the boulevard to view Al Alam’s Palace, one of six royal residences of the current Sultan. Travel back to the 16th century at Al Jalili Fort, jutting out towards the Old Muscat harbour and squeeze your time in between this and the next stop by sitting down for lunch at a local restaurant. Leave the buildings and history of the past for the contemporary as you wander through the fish market and then saunter down the Mutrah souk with its dazzling display of handicraft, textiles and beads as well as the swell and tide of its local inhabitants who navigate its tricky bargains with panache.

Day 03 12th century Omani defence systems

Drive an hour and a half to Nizwa this morning and alight at the entrance of Oman’s most famous fort distinguished by its round tower and peek into the 12th century Omani defence systems, artefacts as well as stories writ literally on its walls. Leave the fort grounds and weave your way to the souk marked by corners and lanes that are adorned by spices, silver jewellry, carpets, rose water and essences to lure the bargain hunter. Shake yourself away from this organised chaos and make your way to Jabreen Castle to discover its quirky rooms that hide painted ceilings. Close out the day by knocking at the gates of the 13th century Bahla Fort whose ramparts invest in panoramic views of the settlement below.

Day 04 Chocolate coloured dunes

Today is a long day of travel interspersed with regional delights and local flavours that assuage the passage of time spent on your vehicle. Heading southwards this morning make a pit stop at approximately 1.5 hours at the village of Sinaw where the local women and men gather in their traditional attire to do business in the souk. Catch the bartering that goes on in here (especially if you’re lucky to be passing through on a Thursday) of goats, camels and other domestic animals. Spices, local food and local colours seal the deal for you here even as ventures of profit and loss conduct themselves impartially. Leave this scene of old-style commerce and drop your feet at Bidiyah before making your way to the Wahiba Sands. Late in the afternoon, as the sun begins its retreat westward, hop onto your 4X4 wheel drive and chase it over the chocolate coloured dunes. Kick up some sand as you drive through this barren expanse and then ease up a little as you watch a copper sun lick the dunes with a reddish glow. Return to your lodgings after sunset and relax to the picture of stars sprinkling themselves upon the desert sky.

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Day 05 Watch the sea turtles emerge

Journey on eastwards this morning, leaving the barren albeit spectacular Sands for the coastal town of Sur with its delightful little traditional settlements strewn with twisting lanes and old houses with distinctive carvings on their doors. Originally one of the most important trading ports of Oman, its importance has conversely diminished with the rise of Muscat. Nevertheless, sew the remnants of its glorious past together as you step into its dhow yard and watch the traditional dhow makers busy at their craft. Finish your wanderings with lunch at a local restaurant and later during the night, transfer to Ras Al Jinz to watch the sea turtles emerge out of the waters and head for terra firma in order to nest.

Day 06 Sink your toes in the sandy white beaches off the coast of Oman

Make your way back to the capital city today but by way of leisurely side visits to waterholes that offer a laid back, no-problems-to-deal-with-today feel. Take your pick from the limpid waters of Mibam Oasis at Tiwi or walk through a gorge and enter a turquoise pool hidden within the recess of a cave at Wadi Shab. Sink your toes in the sandy white beaches off the coast of Oman next only to wash them clean at the blue-green water of the Bimmah Sinkhole that invites you for a refreshing swim.  Enmesh yourself in this languid mood and make it last until you gather to say your farewell to the tour over a final dinner.<br /> NOTE: The Mibam Oasis, the pool at Wadi Shab and Bimmah Sinkhole are all rain dependent therefore the visits here will be planned accordingly. In the event that swimming at these places are not possible, a picnic lunch and swimming at the White Sands Beach will be arranged.

Day 07 Farewell to Muscat

It’s time now to bid farewell to your group leader and new friends but not without a backpack full of memories. Departure Transfers are included on the day. Check out time in most hotels is 12 pm. Please confirm with your tour Leader or the hotel reception.

Our Hotels


Desert Night Camp

Located in the heart of the Wahiba Sands, Desert Night Camp is a unique and exciting glamping experience. The camp offers guests the opportunity to stay in luxurious Bedouin-style tents, complete with all the modern amenities one could need. Wake up to stunning views of the desert sunrise and enjoy a delicious breakfast before embarking on a range of activities, from camel rides to sandboarding. In the evenings, gather around the campfire and enjoy a traditional Omani barbecue dinner while gazing up at the stars. The camp also offers stargazing tours with an expert astronomer, providing a truly unforgettable experience.

Hotel Crown Plaza

Located in the heart of Muscat, the Hotel Crowne Plaza is a luxurious retreat for travelers seeking comfort and relaxation. The hotel features spacious rooms and suites, each with a modern and elegant design, offering all the amenities one could need for a comfortable stay. Guests can enjoy a range of dining options, from casual to fine dining, including international and local cuisine. The hotel also features a rooftop pool and fitness center, perfect for staying active during your stay. Located near major attractions such as the Grand Mosque and Muttrah Souq, the hotel is the perfect base for exploring the city's rich culture and history.

Hotel Golden Tulip

The Hotel Golden Tulip is a luxurious oasis in the heart of the city. The spacious rooms are beautifully decorated with modern furnishings, offering a comfortable and relaxing retreat. Guests can enjoy a range of facilities, including an outdoor pool, fitness center, and spa, perfect for unwinding after a day of exploring the city. The hotel's restaurants offer a variety of cuisine, from local Omani dishes to international favorites. The hotel's location is perfect for exploring the city's rich history and culture, with nearby attractions such as the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and Muttrah Souq.

Dates


Start
Finish
Monday
14 Oct 2024
Sunday
20 Oct 2024
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+$560
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Monday
11 Nov 2024
Sunday
17 Nov 2024
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Monday
23 Dec 2024
Sunday
29 Dec 2024
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Monday
13 Jan 2025
Sunday
19 Jan 2025
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$3,087
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Monday
17 Feb 2025
Sunday
23 Feb 2025
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Reviews

Brandon Miller

Hold onto your hats, folks. This Oman trip was a wild ride of adventure and excitement. I was absolutely blown away by the stunning landscapes, from the dramatic canyons to the sparkling seaside. And let's not forget the magical experience of sleeping under the stars in the desert. The culture was just as vibrant as the scenery, with a melting pot of ethnic groups bringing their own unique flavors to the delicious cuisine. If you're looking for an unforgettable journey, Oman should be at the top of your list.

Kayla Anderson

I had the pleasure of going on a journey to Oman, a truly fascinating place, and I can't recommend it enough. It exceeded all of my expectations and was truly impressive - there was so much more to see and do than I ever could have imagined. I would highly recommend this destination to anyone who is looking for a unique and unforgettable experience. Whether you're interested in history, or culture, or simply want to explore somewhere new and exciting, there is something for everyone here. Don't miss out on the chance to discover this hidden gem in Oman for yourself.

Dylan Thompson

Our Oman tour with One World Adventures was an absolute blast. Our local guide was a true gem, with a wealth of knowledge and a great command of the English language. We packed so much into our one-week trip, exploring a diverse array of towns, historical sites, and cultural hotspots. The venues and meals were top-notch, and we even spent a night under the stars in the desert - what an adventure. We highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to experience Oman.

Esra Kim

I was a bit skeptical before booking this trip to Oman and it turns out I had an extraordinary experience - what a delightful place to explore! Plus, the culture and people are fabulous. The trip ran super smoothly and our tour guide Mohammed was truly outstanding...not forgetting the glorious accommodation too. Though there's nothing that can beat witnessing those baby turtles waddling in galore towards their new home at sea – man alive, it was spellbinding

Joshua Wilson

Oman was a total blast— I had an absolute overload of beauty, culture, and delicious food, I couldn't believe the variety in scenery - it was hard to imagine unless you experienced it yourself. Just like "wow!" with all its gorgeous geology, stunning beaches, tall mountains, of course, the hot desert with plenty of oases and wadis was astonishing! And don't forget about that ancient aflaj. It was totally incredible for outdoor activities! Our tour leader really added to this experience; he had such enthusiasm for his home country's culture and history that made learning more exciting – oh man, thanks for showing us your magical local insights.

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