10 Days/9 Nights
Travel Type
Private Tour

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On this private itinerary, you will cover the main highlights of the country, see beautiful landscape, and experience Oman authenticity.


9-night accommodation in chosen category
Transfers to and from all airports
11 meals: 9 breakfasts and 2 dinners
Full-day city tour of Muscat by sedan car with an English-speaking guide
From day 3 – day 7, daily activity 4×4 Jeep English-speaking driver guide
Half-day city tour of Salalah and full-day tour of East and West Salalah in a sedan car with English-speaking driver on day 8 and 9
Entrances to visited sites as per the itinerary.


International and domestic airfares (domestic flight from Muscat to Salalah) – Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary – Early check-in or late check-out – Visa (if needed) – Gratuities to drivers, guides, and hotel staff – Travel insurance – Items and expenses of personal nature – All other item not included in the inclusion section



On arrival Meet & Greet by our representative outside the airport, transfer to hotel. Check in at hotel. Rest of day at leisure.

Accommodation : Muscat for 2 nights



Breakfast at hotel. Morning, you will be met at the hotel for a full day City Tour. The tour begins with a visit to the beautiful Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque one of the largest mosques in the Middle East. Later you drive to visit Seeb fish Market. Thereafter drive to the Natural History Museum, exhibiting the wealth of Oman’s history and thus imparting knowledge about the country’s rich culture and traditions to the visitor.
Afternoon, drive to Qantab, One of the pristine beaches in Muscat. Later you drive along the picturesque Corniche to the once walled district Muscat. Visit Bait Al Zubair Museum. You will have photo stops at the residence of his Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, the Al Alam Palace, which is flanked by the 16th century Portuguese forts Mirani and Jalali. Evening you will be strolling through Muttrah Souq, where you will be bargaining for handicrafts and silver items.
Return to hotel, evening at leisure.

Meals : Breakfast



Today you will have full day visit of the historic town of Nizwa, Oman’s cultural capital. You proceed to Jabrin castle built in 17th century is one of the finest of its kind. Its magnificent plasterwork, the carved doors and the painted wooden beams of the ceilings makes this castle amazingly different. Thereafter continue to Bahla, one of the oldest small towns of Oman and in the 12th century the capital of the tribe living in the region. The monumental fort is recently opened for public after a long restoration. Bahla is also famous for its pottery and you will visit a potter’s workshop (not possible on Fridays and Public Holidays).
Later, check in to your hotel.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Nizwa for 2 nights



In the morning, visit the powerful Fort with its massive Circular Cannon Tower, one of the most impressive forts in Oman and the traditional Souq. Drive to Al Hamra and Misfah to see one of the oldest villages of this region. The traditional mud houses dated back from 400 years are still occupied. The Falaj system used in this village is one of the oldest of this kind (UNESCO site). Thereafter drive to visit Wadi Gul & Wadi Nakhar the remote villages exactly at the drop point of great canyon. Then proceed to Jabel Shams, one of the highest peak of Hajr mountain range and is popularly known as the Great canyon of Oman.
Return to hotel for your evening at leisure.

Meals : Breakfast



In the morning, drive to Wahiba sands, via Birkat A Mauz and Ibra. Wahiba sands, a vast mass of undulating red and white sea of sand. The ever-changing patterns of the dunes are a photographer’s delight. After some exciting sand dune driving which offers excellent thrills and chills for all.
Check in at 1000 Nights Camp.
In the evening, watch spectacular sunset from top of the dunes. BBQ dinner at camp

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : 1 night at selected desert camp



Your first destination is Wadi Bani Khalid – an oasis spot in the middle of the barren and dry mountains. It is one of the most beautiful wadis in Oman and its pools with clear deep blue water give you an opportunity to take a refreshing dip. Enjoy the ambiance of the Wadi. Then drive to you visit Sur, renowned for its dhow shipyard in former times.
Later, check in to your hotel.
After dinner you will visit the turtle sanctuary at Ras Al Jinz, where at night the Green Turtles, after a journey of thousands of kilometers will come ashore to lay their eggs

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Sur for 1 night



You start your fascinating coastal trip to Muscat. The road leads through scenic countryside and rugged mountains to the small fishing towns. On the coastal road you stop at Bibi Miriam Mausoleum (only photo stop as monument is closed for renovation) in Qalhat. Later you visit Wadi Tiwi, an oasis well known for its lemon and date plantations and then proceed to Fins beach. Picnic lunch will be served en route. Later drive to Muscat en route stop at limestone sinkhole in Bimah and Wadi Arbaeen.
Evening drop at airport to connect the flight to Salalah, the tropical paradise of Middle East. Arrive at Salalah Airport and transfer to your hotel.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Salalah for 3 nights



In the morning, you will visit the “The Museum of the Frankincense Land” at Al Balid. The museum is situated within the ancient harbour of Al Balid, houses many excellent works of art about the rich cultural history of the Dhofar Region. Later, drive to make photo stops at the impressive Shanfari Mosque and later at Al Husn Palace (Palace of the Sultan). Stroll through the old Haffah Souq, famous for the sale of high quality frankincense and numerous other Dhofari traditional souvenirs. Visit the new Souq with ample opportunity for shopping, for example gold and silver before you return to the hotel.
Afternoon at leisure.

Meals : Breakfast



Today’s the tour will take you to the east Dhofar Region. Your first destination is Taqa, in the East. The fort, the landmark of the small town was the Seat of the Wali, the mayor, until 1984.The impressive ruins at Sumhurum give insight into architecture and living conditions of a time more than 2000 years ago. The adjoining port of Khawr Rhori was an important trade center and the main port for the export of frankincense. Just before Mirbat you reach Bin Ali’s Tomb. Ali was revered as a wise and holy man and over his tomb the twin-domed mosque was built. Next to the mosque you will see an old cemetery. Mirbat, the old capital of Dhofar is known for its old merchant houses, built in traditional ancient Omani architecture. On the way back to Salalah you visit Ayn Razat Gardens, a quiet place at the feet of the lush Qara Mountains.
In the afternoon, proceed towards Mughsail. You will pass by scattered frankincense trees. Mughsail is proud of its idyllic beach and its spectacular ‘Blow Holes’, the water fountains. The last destination of the day is the Tomb of Prophet Ayub (Job) in the mountains north of Salalah.

Meals : Breakfast



Breakfast at hotel; Departure transfer to Airport to connect the flight to Muscat and then proceed to the international terminal.

Meals : Breakfast



Muscat: Radisson Blu 4*
Nizwa: Intercity hotel 3*
Wahiba: Desert Rose Camp
Sur: Turtle Beach Resort 3*
Salalah: Salalah Garden Residence 4*

Muscat: Hormuz Grand Hotel 5*
Nizwa: Golden Tulip 4*
Wahiba: Arabian Night Resort 4*
Sur: Ras AL Jinz Resort 4*
Salalah: Crowne Plaza 5*

Muscat: W Hotel 5*
Nizwa: Golden Tulip 4*
Wahiba: Desert Nights Camp
Sur: Ras Al Jinz Resort 4*
Salalah: Al Baleed By Anantara 5*

Rates in CA$, per person, starting from, in double occupancy  Land Package
Departures 2023 Standard hotels Superior hotels Deluxe hotels
01 April till 30 Sept 2023

*Not Valid Between 01 July to 31 Aug 2023, fares on request
3679 4500 5075
Single supplement +480 +1203 +1940
Supplement for domestic airfaire Muscat-Salalah +325
Supplement for roundtrip domestic airfaire Muscat-Salalah-Muscat +650

Rates valid with a minimum of two passengers

Cheaper rates available for group of more than 4 people on request

**Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to exchange rates and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment The prices indicated exclude the contribution to the Customer Compensation Fund of $3.50 per $1,000 of tourism product or service purchased from a travel agent in Quebec.

Essence of Oman – Detailed itinerary
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