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Day 01 Arrival at Muscat Airport – Overnight at Muscat (Private vehicle)

Arrival at Muscat International Airport. Meet and greet by the representative of Miracle Travels and transfer to the hotel.

(Check-in time is 14:00 Hrs. Early check-in subject to availability)

Overnight at Chedi Muscat or Al Bustan Palace Ritz Carlton Hotel (5 Star)

Day 02 Hotel in Muscat – Half day Muscat visits – Overnight at Muscat – (Private vehicle) (50 KM)

Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your tour guide at the hotel lobby and depart for a Muscat city tour. The seaside capital of Oman. During touring with your private guide driver, visit the impressive Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, the landmark Royal Opera House and museums dedicated to Oman’s rich cultural heritage. In Old Muscat, see Al Alam Palace (one of several used by the Sultan of Oman) and hilltop fortresses overlooking the Gulf of Oman. Walk along the corniche in the Muttrah and visit the Muttrah Souk (traditional local market) for Omani frankincense, jewellery, ceramics, antiques and more. Return to the hotel by 13:00 Hrs and rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight at Chedi Muscat or Al Bustan Palace Ritz Carlton Hotel (5 Star)

Day 03 Hotel in Muscat – Wadi Al Arbeieen (off road) – Wadi Tiwi – Sur – Ras Al Jinz - Overnight at Ras Al Jinz (Private vehicle with Guide) (300 KM)

Breakfast at the hotel in Muscat.

Experience an off-road crossing of Wadi Al Arbeieen; one of the most wonderful wadis in Oman, it is located about 90 minutes from Muscat. It is an authentic natural soundtrack, formed by the sounds of running water, birds and the wind that flows through the narrow channels.

Visit Wadi Tiwi. It has been visited by explores for centuries. Ibn Battuta described its following streams, which still course through the valley today as carefully controlled Aflaj (Falaj water system). Several small villages are overlooked by the valley’s cliffs; their inhabitants have carefully managed the water to create small farms with date palms, papaya, banana and more. 

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Visit Sur, a placid seacoast town with its striking traditional dwellings, is a pleasant getaway and one of the most important towns in the Eastern region. A trip through Sur’s labyrinth of streets reveals many fine old houses with carved doors and arabesque windows. From the corniche, the dhows in the harbour can be seen against the scenic backdrop of the Gulf of Oman.

Later in the evening, visit the Ras AI Jinz turtle reserve, famous throughout the world for the nesting of the endangered green turtle, Chelonia mydas. Probably the most important nesting concentration on the Indian Ocean

Overnight at Ras Al Jinz Turtle reserve (Eco / Luxury tent)

Day 04 Hotel in Ras Al Jinz – Wahiba Sands - Overnight at Wahiba Desert (Private vehicle with Guide) (280 KM)

Breakfast at the hotel.

In the morning, optional (Not included), enjoy the reserve facilities such as Sunrise Yoga, Dolphin watching, Mountain biking, Cooking lessons, Archery etc

In the afternoon arrival at the entrance of the Wahiba Desert. The dunes reach 200 km in length and 100 km in width to the Arabian Sea and have been the land of the Bedouins for 7,000 years. Possibility to venture into the high dunes and watch an unforgettable sunset in the desert, and then safely reach the camp.

Overnight at Luxury exclusive Camp

Day 05 Camp in Wahiba Sands – Wadi Bani Khalid - Overnight at Wahiba Desert (Private vehicle with Guide) (150 KM)

Breakfast at the Camp. Full day to enjoy the Desert activities or excursion such as visiting Wadi Bani Khalid, a beautiful river valley dotted with villages, meeting local Bedouins (optional), riding a camel (optional) and watching the sunset from the top of the sand dunes.

Overnight at Luxury exclusive Camp

Day 06 Camp in Wahiba Sands – Nizwa – Bahla – Jabreen - Overnight at Jabal Akhdar – (Private vehicle) (300 KM)

Breakfast at the hotel and proceed to Nizwa, the former capital of Oman. It rises around the walls of the famous Fort. Its construction embraces both traditional and modern architectural lines. Visit the Souk, which has remained for hundreds of years and home to many local industries. Omani daggers (khanjar), copper, silver jewellery, sale of livestock, fish, vegetables, and handicrafts can be found at the souk.

Photo stop at the imposing Bahla Fort (UNESCO site). It was built in the third millennium BC. The length of the south facade is approximately 112 meters, while the east facade is approximately 114 meters.

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Visit of Jabreen Castle, a large rectangular building consisting of five floors and containing 55 rooms. This castle stands out for the inscriptions and frescoes that adorn its rooms. The castle’s ceilings are decorated with Islamic-era paintings and inscriptions, and its doors are beautifully carved. A Falaj runs through the centre of the castle.

Photo stop at Birkat Al Maouz, one of the most famous ruined villages in Oman. With a large banana plantation and picturesque surroundings, the site is also home to the traditional Falaj irrigation system listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s a lovely stop that will transport you back in time.

Arrive in Jabal Akhdar and check in at the world class mountain resort at Jabal Akhdar.

Overnight at Alila Jabal Akhdar or Anantara Jabal Akhdar (5 Star)

Day 07 Hotel in Jabal Akhdar – Jabal Akhdar - Overnight at Jabal Akhdar – (Private vehicle) (50 KM)

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Jabal Akhdar where it receives enough rainfall to support local agriculture – crops of pomegranates, apples, apricots, figs, pears, plums, almonds, walnuts, and olive trees. 2000 meters above sea level the green jewel of the Al Hajjar mountain ranges, a truly unique spot in the Arabian Peninsula. From dawn onwards, farmers will be seen hulking baskets of roses for harvesting and rose water extraction (Seasonal / Month of April). Enjoy the cool climate up in the mountains. Al Jabal 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 falaj. The villages of Saiq, Wadi Bani Habib (the village of the old houses) & Al Ain dot the landscape. Return to the hotel in the afternoon and rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight at Alila Jabal Akhdar or Anantara Jabal Akhdar (5 Star)

Day 08 Hotel in Jabal Akhdar – Jabal Shams - Misfat – Al Hamra –Muscat - Overnight at Muscat - (Private vehicle) (390 KM)

Breakfast at the hotel in Jabal Akhdar. Drive to Ghul the old village with abandoned Persian ruins. Then you proceed along the Grand Canyon which has “breath-taking views”. When you arrive at the end of the Wadi you will see a village famous for its famous bright colors rugs and designs. From here reach Jabal Shams, the highest peak in Oman at 3000 meters. You can now have a premium view for the Grand Canyon.  On your return visit Misfat Al Abriyeen, the village boasts wonderful agricultural terraces, beautiful alleys and old houses built on massive rocks. The old dwellings of Misfat Al Abriyeen are traditional mud houses with palm roofs and are unique in that they are built on solid rock foundations. Here you will also see the traditional Omani irrigation canals (Falaj system) where water is channelled from underground sources to support agriculture and domestic use.

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Visit the village of Al Hamra, one of the best-preserved ancient cities in the country and home to the living museum of Bait Al Safah. Walk among the old, abandoned buildings and the old mud houses. Visit the museum to discover Omani traditions with local men and women showing the ancient practices. Return to Jabal Akhdar.

Overnight at Kempinski Hotel / Chedi Muscat or Al Bustan Palace Ritz Carlton Hotel (5 Star)

Day 09 Hotel in Muscat – Muscat Airport for departure (Private vehicle) (20 KM)

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out at 12 noon. According to the flight time you will be transferred to Muscat International Airport.

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Price

Per person sharing a double / twin room

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Inclusions & Exclusions

INCLUDES:

Guide:
  • English, Italian, German, French, Spanish speaking guide during all the excursion days.

Hotels and meals:

  • Accommodation in selected hotels on Bed & breakfast, Half board or Full board basis.  

Air-condition transportation with professionals drivers:

  • Airport transfers with English speaking drivers
  • Saloon Car/4x4/Van/minibus/Coach as per the program (vehicle according to the number of pax and the locations) 
  • 4x4 Jeep Shuttles if required

Others:

  • Supply of drinking water in the vehicle  
  • All entrance fees as per the program 

NOT INCLUDES:

  • International flights  
  • Visa charges  
  • Early check-in & Late check-out.
  • Any other meals not mentioned as included  
  • Any item of personal nature.
  • All beverages unless stated otherwise.
  • Tips and porterage (if the service is good, we recommend clients to tip as follows):

Guide:   6-8 usd/pax/day

Drivers: 3-4 usd/pax/day

Availability at hotels is subject to confirmation of the tour and travel dates

Payment Policy

Please note we require 50% of the payment on confirmation and the balance 4 weeks prior to arrival or the full payment can be settled on confirmation.

Payment Methods                                                         

Bank transfer.

Cancellation Policy
  • 45 days prior to the arrival = 60% of the total amount
  • 44 – 30 days prior to the arrival = 80% of the total amount
  • 29 – 00 days prior to the arrival = 100% of the total amount

Price on request!

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