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Private guided round trip - Oman

Discover Enchanting Oman

Highlights

  • Pure adventure - discover Oman by jeep

  • Private guided tour with English-speaking guide

  • Perfect combination of desert, mountain villages, mountain oases, canyons, and beaches

  • Get to know the breathtaking nature, friendly people, and culture firsthand

  • Entspannen Sie zum Schluss am 500 Meter langen Privatstrand

Description

Welcome to magical Oman! Experience unforgettable days in the Sultanate of Oman and let your private guide show you its most beautiful corners, the wonderful nature, and breathtaking culture up close. At the end, you will have time to relax on the beach.

Destination

Orient

Muscat - Sur - Wahiba Sands - Jebel Shams - Muscat

Upon arrival in Muscat, your personal chauffeur will already be waiting to accompany you to your first hotel in the city. Spend the rest of the day as you wish - how about a walk along the beach promenade, a visit to the city centre with its little cafés and restaurants, or relaxing by the pool at the hotel? Upon request, and depending on the time of arrival, we can organise a city tour or a small picnic right by the sea (additional charge).

Best time to travel: The best time to travel for a stay in Oman comprehends the periods from September to December and January to May. These are the most pleasant months for a trip, for Oman has a very warm climate during the European summer months.

Trip duration from airport - Muscat hotel: approx. 16 km/20 min

1 night at Somerset Panorama Muscat **** with breakfast in Studio Deluxe, Muscat, Oman

In the morning, your round trip begins and you will set off along the panoramic road. A short detour along the exciting road to the tranquil Wadi Al Arbiyeen is worthwhile. Your journey continues to the Bimah sinkhole, which is fed underground with seawater. Follow this road and you will automatically reach Wadi Tiwi, one of the most beautiful dry river valleys in the country. Shortly after, you will reach Sur, a town that was known as an important hub for trade across all oceans. Visit the Dhow Shipyard, where even today the typical Omani wooden ships are built according to ancient custom.

Another adventure we can recommend and book for you in the evening: meet aquatic turtles (optional). In the Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve, guided turtle watching tours are offered in the evening. Thousands of turtles come to this main nesting site every year to lay their eggs on the beach. To protect the animals, both beaches are strictly monitored by rangers.

Trip duration Muscat - Sur: approx. 200 km/130 min (1 hour and 10 minutes)

1 night in Sur Plaza *** with breakfast in a standard room, Sur, Oman

After a relaxed breakfast, you will drive towards the Wahiba Desert. Before you feel sand under your wheels, we will accompany you on an excursion to the famous Wadi Bani Khaled. Lined with lush green, shady palm trees, you have the opportunity to picnic or take a refreshing dip in the water-filled natural pools. After a short relaxation and cooling down, the adventurous part of the day begins. Enjoy the Jeep ride through the breathtaking high dunes. After your arrival at the camp, climb a lonely dune for the indescribable sunset to enjoy the unique play of colours in absolute tranquillity and far away from the stress of everyday life.

1 night at 1000 Nights Camp *** with breakfast and dinner in an Armeer tent, Wahiba Desert, Oman

Early in the morning, you will make your way to the mountains, where you will make a stop in Nizwa. Nizwa was the capital until 1783 and is still the headquarters of the Imam. Explore the traditional souk, known for its beautiful silverware and Bahla pottery. This place is not touristy, but characterised by Bedouin and Omani families of the region. As you stroll through the alleys here, close your eyes for a moment and take a deep breath. Can you smell the different spices and the incense? For a better view of the city as well as the surroundings and a wonderful bird's eye view, the Nizwa Fort is the place to go. On the way to Jebel Shams, we have another little highlight for you. Visit Al Hamra, a village that has been restored by the government to show visitors how Oman's population lived in earlier times. In the evening, Jebel Shams, Oman's highest mountain at 3009 metres, awaits you. From here you have a breathtaking view over the mountain scenery and can take spectacular snapshots of the deep rock gorges with your camera.

1 night at Misfah Old House ** with breakfast and dinner in a standard room, Jebel Shams, Oman.

Start the fifth day of your round trip with a walk through the picturesque mountain village of Misfat Al Abriyeen. It is famous for its traditional alleys and beautiful field terraces as well as the multi-storey houses built of clay. Afterwards, we recommend the adventurous drive and crossing of the western Hadjar Mountains towards Muscat. Visit small villages again, such as Bilad Sayt, which has kept its traditional charm and the feeling of rural solitude as well as being far away, amidst the protective mountains of Rustaq. The settlement of the mountain oasis is said to date back to pre-Islamic times and has been inhabited for over 3000 years due to the existence of water sources. Clusters of green date palms and a patchwork of terraced fields characterise the beauty of this area. We will continue to the next highlight of this trip, the Wadi Bani Awf, which lies in a deep rocky gorge. The lush green date palms form a wonderful contrast to the rugged mountains surrounding the wadi - a popular photo motif. On the other side of the mountain you will reach Nakhal, where you have the opportunity to explore the 350-year-old castle and enjoy an unforgettable view over the mountainous surrounding countryside.

After the visit, your adventurous round trip ends and your personal guide will drive you back to Muscat, where you may relax for a few more days.

Trip duration Jebel Shams - Muscat: approx. 275 km/ 220 min (3 hours and 40 minutes)

1 night at Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah - Al Waha ***** with breakfast in a superior room, Muscat, Oman

Today you get to decide what your day should look like. How about a hearty breakfast at the beginning? The 22 restaurants and bars provide culinary delights. Relax by the spacious pool or 500-metre-long private beach and leave the stress of everyday life far behind.

1 night at Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah - Al Waha ***** with breakfast in a superior room, Muscat, Oman

An exciting week in Oman comes to an end and your personal chauffeur accompanies you to Muscat airport, depending on the departure time. You are welcome to extend your stay in a customised manner.

We wish you a pleasant flight!

- For that moment -

Somerset Panorama Muscat ****, Muscat, Oman (1 night)

The Somerset Panorama Muscat is centrally located in the lively business and diplomatic district of Bawshar, making it the perfect base for sightseeing and shopping. Stylish studios and flats with one or two bedrooms and a kitchenette await you in the hotel above the Panorama Mall shopping centre. End your day at the hotel's pool, café, and restaurant. For your active hours, many leisure facilities and sights, such as the Al Ghubra Beach and the large Sultan Qabus Mosque, are in the direct vicinity.

Sur Plaza ***, Sur, Oman (1 night)

In the picturesque town of Sur, known as an old fishing village, lies the Sur Plaza Hotel. The mid-range hotel offers 105 rooms with bathroom, telephone, TV, air conditioning, minibar, coffee/tea maker, safe and Wi-Fi. The hotel's restaurant serves continental, Arabic, Indian and Chinese cuisine. Due to its perfect location, you can easily join a Turtle Watching Tour and admire aquatic turtles.

1000 Nights Camp *****, Wahiba Desert, Oman (1 night)

1000 Nights Camps is located in the heart of the Wahiba Desert landscape, surrounded by impressive dunes. Built in the Omani Bedouin style, the camp has 30 Bedouin tents, all furnished with an Arabian carpet. The luxurious Amer Tent rooms offer a private terrace, en-suite bathroom, refrigerator, and coffee and tea facilities. The in-house restaurant serves Arabic dishes as well as international meals. The outdoor pool invites you to relax with a cool drink after an eventful day in the Wahiba Desert.

Misfah Old House **, Jebels Shams - Al Hamra, Oman (1 night)

In the centre of the old village of Misfat Al Abryeen, Misfah Old House offers traditional accommodation. Let local families cook for you and taste dishes of Omani cuisine. The accommodation is very simple and all rooms are equipped with tiled floors, mattresses, blankets, pillows and a bathroom with shower. The perfect starting point for tours to Al Hamra and the highest mountain, Jebel Shams.

Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah - Al Waha *****, Muscat, Oman (2 nights)

This family-friendly hotel is located in the luxurious resort complex of Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah, directly on the Gulf of Oman. The resort's 500-metre private beach and spacious pool area offer plenty of relaxation. A total of 262 spacious rooms and suites await you with a private balcony or terrace and are equipped with a bathroom, a minibar, a safe, satellite TV and coffee and tea facilities. You will also be spoilt with culinary delights in the total of 22 restaurants and bars with international and local specialities. For complete relaxation, the "Chi" spa area offers soothing massages in 12 treatment rooms. With a little luck, you can observe turtles on the beach and accompany a turtle ranger.

Duration of the trip: 7 days / 6 nights

Including

  • 7-day privately guided round trip
  • Price is valid for departures in September
  • Private airport transfers on day 1 and 7
  • 6 nights accommodation in the described hotels/camps or similar
  • 6 x breakfast, 2 x dinner
  • Private, English-speaking guide
  • Tour in 4x4 jeep including water
  • Entrance fees to the described sights

Excluding

  • International flights
  • Meals and drinks not included in the scope of services
  • Entrance fees and excursions not included in the tour package
  • Turtle Watching Ticket
  • German-speaking guide during the tour (optional extra)
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Visa for Oman

Services & Notes

  • Your itravel team will be happy to book you a long-haul flight from many airports on request and for an additional charge.
  • We will be happy to book you a single room on request. Per person 460 euros
  • Extend your stay in Oman with a short trip to the north as well as to the south.
  • Travel packages can be conveniently booked separately
  • Ideal travel time: September-December or January-May (as the climate in Oman is extremely warm during the European summer months, we recommend travelling outside the summer months).
  • Please note that each jeep can accommodate four passengers and a driver. Therefore, only a maximum of one travel bag per passenger can be considered for luggage transport.
  • The programme may be subject to change in case of, for example, overbooking, closure or renovation of hotels or sights. Also, in case of Omani public holidays, certain sights may not be available for sightseeing and the programme will be adjusted accordingly. Our partner will do everything in its power to find a suitable alternative of similar value

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