Discover the Hidden Gems of Oman With This 7-Day Itinerary
Oman is a stunning Middle Eastern country on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It boasts a rich cultural heritage, breathtaking natural landscapes, and a warm and welcoming population. From the magnificent deserts and rugged mountains to the sparkling coastline and vibrant cities, Oman has something to offer every traveler. Explore ancient forts and markets, dip in natural hot springs, go dolphin-watching, and indulge in delicious Omani cuisine. With its unique blend of tradition and modernity, Oman is a destination not to be missed.
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After arriving in Muscat, the capital city of Oman, your private guide will transfer you to your luxurious hotel. Settle in at your hotel and then embark on a walking tour of the beautiful Mutrah Corniche. Admire the stunning views of the city's coastline, and explore the bustling Mutrah Souq, known for its colorful textiles, spices, and jewelry. Stop for a traditional Omani lunch at one of the many local eateries in the area, and continue your walking tour to the Al Alam Palace, the official residence of the Sultan of Oman. End your day with a sunset cruise along the coast, and indulge in a delicious dinner onboard while taking in the breathtaking views.
Day 2: Muscat City Exploration
Get ready for a full day of exploration in the city of Muscat. Start the day with a visit to the stunning Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world. Admire the impressive architecture and intricate design of this beautiful place of worship. Next, head to the Muttrah Souq, a vibrant marketplace where you can browse local goods and souvenirs, from spices to textiles and traditional Omani crafts. Take a guided walk through the winding alleys and marvel at this bustling bazaar's sights, sounds, and smells.
In the afternoon, visit the Bait Al Zubair Museum, which showcases Oman's cultural heritage and history. See traditional Omani clothing, weaponry, jewelry, and artifacts that glimpse the country's past. End the day with a delicious dinner at a local restaurant serving authentic Omani cuisine.
Day 3: Nizwa and Jebel Akhdar
After breakfast, you will embark on a scenic drive to the ancient city of Nizwa, about one and a half hours away from Muscat. Once there, you will visit the iconic Nizwa Fort, built in the 17th century and known for its impressive architecture and historical significance. Next, you will explore the bustling Nizwa Souq, where you can purchase local handicrafts, spices, and souvenirs.
In the afternoon, you will head to the picturesque Jebel Akhdar mountain range, also known as the "Green Mountain," located about an hour from Nizwa. Here, you can take in the stunning views of the surrounding landscape and enjoy a relaxing picnic lunch. Afterward, take a leisurely walk or hike to explore the area before returning to your hotel in Nizwa for dinner.
Day 4: Wahiba Sands
Embark on a private two-hour drive to the Wahiba Sands for an unforgettable desert adventure. This desert region is home to some of the most beautiful dunes in the world, and you'll have the opportunity to experience them up close. Take a thrilling camel ride through the dunes, followed by an exhilarating dune bashing in a 4x4 vehicle. Meet a Bedouin family and learn about their unique way of life. Enjoy a traditional Omani BBQ dinner under the starry sky in the evening, complete with local delicacies and refreshing beverages. Spend the night in a luxury desert camp, surrounded by the stunning beauty of the desert.
Day 5: Sur and Wadi Shab
Hop on a scenic two-hour drive to the picturesque coastal town of Sur. Once there, visit the city's famous shipyards and witness the art of traditional dhow-building. After lunch, continue your journey to the stunning Wadi Shab, just one hour and thirty minutes away. This breathtaking valley is home to turquoise pools, waterfalls, and hiking trails that offer unforgettable scenery. Take a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear water, hike the trails, and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel.
Day 6: Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve
Head to the Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve, where you'll have the rare opportunity to witness endangered green turtles nesting and hatching on the beach. Take a guided reserve tour to learn about turtles and their habitat. After the tour, spend a relaxing afternoon at the beach, soaking up the sun and enjoying the stunning coastal scenery. In the evening, enjoy a delicious seafood dinner at a local restaurant before retiring to your hotel for the night.
Day 7: Return to Muscat
Travel back to Muscat (three hours) and visit the stunning Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque one last time before departing. Shop for souvenirs at the Muttrah Souq and enjoy a farewell lunch at a local restaurant before your private guide transfers you to the airport for a flight back home.