Oman, a charming country situated on the Arabian Peninsula is home to beautiful Arabian culture, historical tourist attractions, and pleasing scenic views that not many have yet to discover. Perfect for Muslim travellers looking to explore in a relaxed and comfortable way, our 8 night tour is ideal to show you exactly why Oman is a special part of the world that you won’t want to miss out on.
With a range of halal friendly destinations lined up on this exciting escapade, you and your companions will enjoy the stunning sceneries of this country’s many cities and villages. Throughout your stay you will have the chance to visit and explore various historical landmarks that have 100’s of years of history behind them. Not only a great destination for history lovers, but also for those that are looking to discover and learn a completely new culture.
The city of Salalah and Oman’s capital, Muscat is on your agenda, and it is within these cities that you’ll get to experience a real sense of the Oman life. Our suggested itinerary stops at the Biblical tomb of Nabi Ayoub (Prophet Job’s ASA), situated high up in the mountains as well as the Wahiba Sands, a vast mass of undulating red and White Sea of sand and dunes rising up to 200 meters, the Bimah sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with blue green water at the bottom, and many more interesting stops and scenic views.
Your stay comes complete with some of the best hotels and accommodation the cities have to offer. Not only is Oman a beautiful country offering so many unknown tourist attractions and eye catching views, but it’s also home to hospitable and friendly people that will add the extra special touch to your stay.
Arrive at Salalah airport and transfer to the Hilton Salalah.
In the morning: Visit the fishing village of Taqa, an old town with an interesting castle surrounded by watchtowers and Taqa stone houses. Proceed onward to Khor Rori creek, the site of the ruined city of Samhuram and capital of ancient Arabia’s frankincense trade. Travel far East to the ancient capital of Dhofar and see some of the old houses famous for its woodcarvings, and if you’re lucky witness boatloads of fish arriving into the harbor. One of Dhofar’s best-known historic sites is Bin Ali’s Tomb. The twin domed structure; tomb of Mohamed bin Ali who died in 1135 AD is a fine example of medieval architecture.
In the afternoon: Visit the Biblical Nabi Ayoub tomb, perched high up in the “Jebels” (mountains). Enroute are spectacular views of the plains, mountain landscape and emerald green pastureland. Proceed to Mughsail Beach where “Blow-holes”- (perforations in the limestone rock) through which sea water gushes during high tide. Experience breathtaking views from the Hairpin Bend Roads which is approximately 15/20 kms long, and will take you to a wadi, the road to the Yemen Boarder. A nearby bird sanctuary will give you the chance to witness seasonal birds.
Departure and transfer to Salalah Airport for your flight to Muscat. Overnight in Muscat at the 4* Park Inn Muscat
In the morning: Depart by 4WD vehicles to Wahiba Sands via the scenic and rugged coastal route. This tour offers breathtaking glimpses of the blue waters of the Gulf of Oman offset by pristine white beaches. Drive past the fishing village of Quriyat, where there is a good chance of spotting Flamingos and Eagles at an inland stream. Visit the picturesque Wadi Arabayeen with its deep pools of water set among the date palms, before proceeding to the Bimah sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with blue green water at the bottom. On clear sunny days while driving along the coast one might chance to see sharks in the deep blue waters or fleet footed Gazelles sprint across the landscape.
In the afternoon: After a Set Menu Lunch at Sur Beach Hotel, continue to the Wahiba Sands, a vast mass of undulating red and White Sea of sand and dunes rising up to 200 meters, which are also hosts to a variety of flora and fauna. The ever-changing patterns of the dunes are a photographer’s delight.
Dinner and overnight in tents at The 1000 Night Camp / Desert Night Camp.
In the morning: Enjoy Breakfast at the camp. Wahiba Sands is also home to the traditional Bedouin tribe who are known for their hospitality and their knowledge of the Sands. Have the chance to visit a Bedouin family in their traditional and simple habitat. In stark contrast to this is Wadi Bani Khalid. It comprises of small pretty villages embedded in the mountains. The Wadi has clear deep blue water. It is advisable to wear light comfortable clothing and walking shoes.
Set Menu Lunch will be served at Al Sharqiyah sands hotel before returning to Muscat to the 4* Park Inn Muscat
Day 6 & 7
Day at leisure in Muscat at the Park Inn Muscat.
Transfer to Muscat airport for your return flight to London.