Head to the Mountains – Jabal Akhdar / Jabal Shams
Guest arrives at early Muscat International Airport.
Head directly to the mountain ranges Jabal Akhdar or Jabal Shams where you can spend 2 luxurious nights in either of the 03 5star properties .i.e Alila Jabal Akhdar & Anantara Jabal Akhdar or The View in Jabal Shams.
Time Taken: Muscat Airport to the 3 properties in Jabal Shams & Jabal Akhdar (2 and half hours)
Stay at Jabal Akhdar / Jabal Shams
Take this day to enjoy the luxurious property and everything it has to offer. Indulge in some adventure activities like trekking, rock climbing and mountain biking. Enjoy stargazing under clear and breathtaking skies by night. Take part in village walks that will teach you the rich history and culture of Oman.
Drive from the Mountains to Deserts
Post your stay in the mountains, take a scenic drive from the Mountains to Nizwa – the cultural capital of Oman. Visit the famous Nizwa fort, then make your way to Sharqiya Sands, and make a pit stop to Wadi Bani Khalid which is renound for its natural beauty. The drive offers spectacular view to the surrounding mountains, villages and palm groves. This region has some beautiful natural pools with clear fresh water. Wadi Bani Khalid offers amazing experiences where one can swim in natural waters, have picnics and camp with friends and family.
Sharqiya sands is the desert region in Oman where you can take part in adventurous desert activities( Desert Safaris, Quad Biking, Sunset watching, local Omani Performance ) and post this you have the option to stay in tented camps and we recommend any of these beautiful desert properties like Desert Night Camp, 1000 Night Camps, Arabian Oryx etc.
Time Taken: Mountains to Sharqiya Sands (Approximately 3 hours)
Sharqiya Sands to Sur/Ras Al Jinz
After your stay in the desert, head to the coastal city of Oman – Sur where you can enjoy the pristine beaches, turquoise waters. Engage yourself in water/beach activities. Witness the ancient process of how Dow’s are built with a factory tour of the same. It gets even better with your visit to Ras Al Jinz Scientific centre which is world renowned for the nesting endangered green turtle (Chelonia mydas). Here visitors to witness the spectacle in an intimate fashion without fear of interrupting the creatures themselves.
Spend your night at either the Carapace rooms or the luxury Eco-tents in the Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve.
Time Taken: Wahiba Sands to Sur ( 1and half hour )
Sur to Muscat
Set out early next morning to the capital city – Muscat, where you have endless options of hotel stay, right from 5 star to 4 star properties Shangri-La’s to Al Bhustan, Ritz-Carlton to Grand Hyatt to even The Crown Palza, Mysk and Radisson Blu etc. Go swimming at Bihma Sinkhole or stop by to take some selfies at Muscat’s Fins beach and then head to the Amouage Perfume Factory. Amouage perfumes known as ‘the perfume for royals’ is a non alcoholic perfume made of various spices, flowers and frankincense.
Time Taken: Sur to Muscat (04 hours Drive)
Dolphin Watching, City Tour & Shopping
Set out early morning from Muscat Port for Dolphin Watching. In Muscat, you will be taken on a city tour which includes sightseeing of the Al Alam Palace, Royal Opera House, Muscat Corniche and the Souqs. Post this head back to Muscat city for some shopping.
Some of the restaurants that we recommend are: Karjeen, The Cave, Turkish House, Mumtaz Mahal and Bait Al Luban.
Depart from Muscat International Airport.
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