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8 Days
Availability : Valid on May 15 2020
Cape Town
Windhoek
Min Age : 12+
Max People : 18
Tour Details

Wild deserts and untouched coastlines

The emerging destination of Oman is one of intriguing cultures, stunning natural beauty and history.
Immerse yourself into Oman’s rich history, along with the sparkling waters of Muscat, the stretches of desert land at Wahiba Sands and the fabled Green Mountain, where elevated luxury reveals dramatic canyon views at one of the world’s highest resorts. Prepare to uncover the ancient and natural wonders of Oman on this splendid 8 day journey.

Price Includes

  • Your G for Good Moment: !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, Swartwater
  • Your G for Good Moment: Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop, Windhoek
  • Your Discover Moment: Swakopmund
  • Fish River Canyon entrance
  • Sossusvlei Dunes and Sesriem Canyon entrance
  • Etosha National Park entrance with wildlife safari drives
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (5 nts), guesthouse (1 nt), lodges (1 nt), participation camping (4 nts).

Meals

7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
Allow USD260-340 for meals not included.

Transportation

Air-conditioned touring vehicle, walking.

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO)/driver throughout, local guides.

Itinerary

Day 1Muscat

Your journey into wonder begins at Muscat with a three night Special Stay at your iconic hotel, with views of the ocean from your room. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2Muscat

Muscat, capital of the Sultanate of Oman has a history dating over 900 years. Set between the Hajar Mountains on one side and the sparkling waters of the Gulf on the other, this important port city has a colourful history with past rulers including the Persians and the Portuguese Empire. Your exploration of this city starts with a visit to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, built from 300,000 tonnes of Indian sandstone. Marvel at the features including the enormous hand woven prayer carpet, chandeliers and stained glass windows.

Enrich
Be welcomed by the owner of the Bait Adam Museum and enjoy traditional Omani coffee with dates, and a tour of his private collection.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3Muscat

Freechoice
Immerse yourself in this beautiful city and its monuments and discover Muscat in-depth by visiting the Opera House and National Museum before driving along the waterfront Corniche, then finish off at the bustling Muttrah Souq. Alternatively, spot wild dolphins along Muscat’s rugged coast on a fun dolphin-watching cruise.

Later, see Muscat’s coast through the eyes of ancient seafarers who plied this route for centuries on a traditional Dhow cruise.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4Muscat > Wahiba Sands

Board your 4WD vehicles for your adventure into the vast mass of undulating dunes of Oman. En route, drive past the fishing village of Quriyat to spot flamingos and stop at the Bimah sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater filled with shimmering blue green water.
Later, experience the thrills of dune driving and observe the surprisingly wide array of flora and fauna found in the desert sands before visiting a Bedouin home to enjoy a cup of Omani coffee and learn about local life. Arrive at your tented Bedouin camp for the night in time to see the changing colours of the desert during a golden sunset, a photographers’ delight.

Sundowners
Late afternoon, depart on a desert drive across the dunes for sunset drinks.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5Wahiba > Jebel Akhdar

Escape to cool mountain climes, stopping in Birkat Al Mawz, an uninhibited, abandoned village full of date and banana orchards and old brick houses. Continue on to Jebel Akhdar. Located on the fabled Green Mountain, elevated luxury reveals dramatic canyon views at one of the world’s highest resorts. Your two night Special Stay, offers Omani splendour in the most breathtaking of natural settings.

Enrich
Dine in the most stunning of settings reserved just for you – a canyon-edge platform where Princess Diana took in panoramic views in 1986. Toast as the sun sets over the canyon and constellations shine overhead.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6Nizwa

Enjoy the stark beauty of the Wahiba Desert from your room, as sunrise over the desert paints the landscape in pastel shades. Enjoy an early breakfast and depart for Nizwa Old Town, a former
capital of Oman. Immerse yourself in the lively souq and explore the well preserved, World Heritage-listed Bahla Fort – the finest of Oman’s castles – which displays beautiful Omani ceiling paintings and beautifully executed woodcarvings.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7Jebel Akhdar > Muscat

Discover the 400-year-old village of Al Hamra, one of the best preserved old towns in Oman. Stroll past the honey coloured Yemeni-style old mud-brick houses and the lush, green date plantations. Proceed to Misfat Al Abriyeen, before venturing on a fun-filled and adventurous drive crossing Oman’s quaint villages, patchwork terraces and traditional houses laid out against the rocky slopes. Continue to Muscat and return to your hotel for another Special Stay. This evening. join your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a farewell dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8Muscat

Say farewell as you transfer to Muscat airport.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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