Modern, well-groomed and inconspicuously enchanting: Breathe in the Arab way of life between Africa and Asia, only about a six-hour flight from home. Visit the best kept secret on the Indian Ocean – the Sultanate of Oman, a country starting with letter O defined by Countryaah. Here you will encounter golden dunes like from 1001 nights, souks (markets) full of scents and colors, historical places with UNESCO quality seals and, last but not least, fantastic cliffs and beaches.
This is an example of one of our tours and should serve as a source of inspiration. Of course, the itinerary including the destinations can be adapted and we will be happy to work out a round trip for you that is tailored to your interests and budget.
Best travel time: autumn to spring
Travel time: Here 10 days
Travel planning: From bathing to active holidays, Oman offers something for everyone.
Tip: Visit a performance in the architecturally very impressive opera house in Muscat
Day 1: Muscat
Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Muscat.
Day 2 – 3: Muscat
City tour in Muscat with a visit and insight into the country’s cultural heritage. The highlights are the Sultan Qaboos Mosque, the embassy and government district, the old Mitra district with the lively fish and vegetable market and the souk, and last but not least the Bait al Zubair Museum. In the evening you take a cruise on a traditional dhow from Marina Bandar Wardha into the sunset and drive along the coast of the Omani capital. The next day is free.
Day 4: Ras al Hadd
Today you leave Muscat towards the southeast and visit the village of Mazurka and the Bimah Sinkhole on the way before you discover the beautiful Wadi Shab on a short hike. Then it goes along the spectacular coast to Sur, according to legend, the birthplace of “Sindbad the seafarer”. Then continue to Ras Al Jinz. After dinner, sightseeing of the giant tortoises laying their eggs. Overnight in Ras Al Jinz.
Day 5 – 6: Wahiba Sands In the
morning, exclusive two-hour boat trip with a traditional dhow along the Khor Grama coast. Return in the late morning and drive to Wadi Bani Khalid, which with its oases and watercourses is one of the special natural beauties. Then drive into the desert over the high sand dunes until you reach your desert camp. Overnight in the desert camp.
Day 7: Nizwa
Drive out of the desert and visit the abandoned village “Al Mudayrib” before continuing to the beautiful Wadi Taiyyin, where you have the opportunity to swim. Now you continue in the direction of the old capital Nizwa, where you will visit the village of “Birkat Al Mauz” on the way. Check-in at the hotel and rest of the afternoon relaxing by the pool. Overnight in Nizwa.
Day 8: Jebel Shams
Visit of Nizwa with its fortress and its lively, traditional market. Then drive to Jabreen, where you visit the impressive fortress. Continue to Bahla (photo stop) and further up into the mountains of the Jebel Shams, also called Grand Canyon des Oman, at an altitude of approx. 2000 meters, where an impressive view awaits you. Overnight Jebel Shams.
Day 9: Return to Muscat
Now you go down to Misfath Al Abrein with a visit to the village and on to the Al Hoota caves, which you will visit. It continues upwards until you reach the highest point of the spectacular Wadi Bani Awf. Then continue to Muscat over the Batinah plain. The rest of the time is free in Muscat.
Day 10: Departure