location: Bimah sinkhole, Wadi Shab, Ras Al Jinz Turtle beach, Wadi Bani Khalid, Wahiba Sands, duration: 2 DAYS TOUR
Itinerary : Pick up 8.15 a.m. You will depart from Muscat to travel south towards the Quriyat Region. After travelling just a few kilometers you will find yourselves absorbed in an almost lunar world where unreal mountains dominate the view. You will continue to the mountainous landscape arriving at the dramatic Bimmah Sinkhole. Once you are refreshed you will continue travelling through the villages of Dahab and Finns and arrive at Wadi Shab (Wadi meaning valley between cliffs). Upon arrival at Wadi Shab you will transfer to a small fishing boat to be taken across the wadi to enable you to start your journey. The word breathtaking hardly does it justice. You will walk through the amazing canyon, until you arrive at the wadi which leads to the Keyhole. Here you can relax; take a dip in the pools. You will have the opportunity to swim through a pool of crystal clear water and dive through a narrow keyhole, inside you will find a magnificent cave, complete with an incredible waterfall. Our next stop for lunch at a restaurant to try the local cuisine. After lunch you will travel to the traditional city of ‘Sur’ and check in at Resort Ras Al Hadd Holiday Resort. You will have time to relax at the hotel. Dinner will be served at 7:30 before a drive to Ras al Jinz to see the turtles at around 9:00 pm. Whilst we are very successful in sighting turtles, there is no guarantees. You will finish the tour at 11:00pm and travel back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Itinerary : Pick up 8:30 a.m. Your first stop will be at traditional ‘Dhow’ building (wooden ship building) factory, where Arabian dhows have been built the traditional way by carpenters for hundreds of years. After leaving Sur you will travel to Wahiba Sands which is famous for its multicolored sand which varies from black to honey-golden and even to white. In the heart of the golden sands of Sharqiyah Desert nestled amongst stunning and ever changing patterns of dunes, is the Arabian Oryx Camp. The camp offers a luxurious Bedouin style air conditioned accommodation with a private bathroom, and a varity of complimentary toiletries. The location of the camp in the wilderness of the desert, emphasizes the beauty of the golden sand dunes surrounding it. You will be made to feel welcome with warmth and kindness of the Omani Hospitality. You will have the opportunity to experience dune bashing with your experienced driver. After an adrenaline fueled 4WD safari across 150-metre dunes and with a spectacular view of the sunset, you will be ready to experience the delicious Arabic Cuisine, splendor and live entertainment the camp has to offer. Whilst you sit around a camp fire under the starry sky, you will be able to look back over your day and appreciate the once in a life time experience..
Itinerary : After breakfast at the desert camp, you will depart on an exciting 4wd journey through the mountains. Your first stop will be Wadi Bani Khalid, one of Oman’s most beautiful wadis. The wadi has clear deep blue water and counts among the few wadis of Oman that hold water all year round. From the mountain springs, the water is led to the oasis where it sustains the typical date palms. The pretty villages of Wadi Bani Khalid cling precariously to the rugged mountainside. After a buffet lunch at Wadi Bani Khalid, you will continue to travel back towards Muscat. You will make a further stop at Al Mudayrib and Ibra to view the watch towers which proudly overlook the villages. You will then proceed on your journey back to Muscat City.